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John Seo: Catastrophe Bonds and the Investor Choice Problem — Manifold #61

Dr John Seo is co-founder and a managing director at Fermat Capital Management, LLC. He has over 30 years’ experience in fixed income bond and derivatives trading and ...

Molson Hart: China and Amazon, Up Close — #60

Molson Hart is the CEO of Viahart, an educational toy company. He has deep experience selling products manufactured in China, using Amazon and other platforms. He prod...

Jaan Tallinn: AI Risks, Investments, and AGI — #59

Jaan Tallinn is a billionaire computer programmer and investor. He was a co-founder of Skype, and has invested in companies like DeepMind and Anthropic.Tallinn is a le...

Glenn Luk: China’s economic evolution, GDP, and high speed rail — #58

Glenn Luk has worked as an investment banker, private equity investor, and startup founder. He has closely analyzed aspects of the Chinese economy, including its GDP a...

Casey Handmer: Terraform Industries and a carbon-neutral future — #57

Casey Handmer (PhD, Caltech, general relativity) is the founder of Terraform Industries. He is one of the most capable and ambitious geo-engineers on planet Earth!Terr...

Russell Clark: Japan, China, and USD reserve status — #56

Russell Clark is a hedge fund investor who has lived and worked in both Japan and China. He writes the widely followed Substack Capital Flows and Asset Markets: https:...

Stephen Grugett: Predicting the Future with Manifold Markets — #55

Stephen Grugett is the co-founder of Manifold Markets, the world's largest prediction market platform where people bet on politics, tech, sports, and more. Steve and S...

Ray McGovern: CIA, JFK, Deep State, and Ukraine Crisis — #54

Raymond McGovern is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst, serving from 1963 to 1990. His CIA career began under President John F. Kennedy and lasted thro...

Lecture: Fermi Paradox, AI, Simulation Question — #53

Steve discusses DNA and the origin of life on Earth, the Fermi Paradox (is there alien life?), AI and its implications for the Simulation Question: could our universe ...

Utah AG Sean Reyes: “Sound of Freedom” and Human Trafficking — #52

Sean Reyes is Utah’s Attorney General and a producer for the movie “Sound of Freedom.” Steve and Sean discuss his personal story, human trafficking, and the role of te...

Military Technology and U.S.-China War in the Pacific — #51

TP Huang returns for the third time to discuss the US-China strategic competition in terms of military technology.Previous episodes with TP include:China's EV Market D...

Louis-Vincent Gave: Understanding China’s Economy, and U.S. Competition — #50

Louis-Vincent Gave of Gavekal discusses China's economic growth, its focus on education, and the global implications of its economic and political policies.https://res...

Charles Miller: Satellite Technology and the Future of Mobile Connectivity — #49

Charles Miller is co-founder and CEO of Lynk. He is a serial space entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in the space industry.Lynk - https://lynk.world/Steve and C...

China's EV Market Dominance and the Challenges Facing Tesla — #48

TP Huang is a computer scientist and analyst of global technology development. He posts often on X: https://twitter.com/tphuang.0:00 Introduction2:21 How TP Huang beca...

Taylor Ogan, Snow Bull Capital: China's tech frontier, the view from Shenzhen — #47

Taylor Ogan is Chief Executive Officer of Snow Bull Capital, based in Shenzhen, China.Follow him on X @TaylorOgan.Steve and Taylor discuss: 0:00 Introduction1:02 Taylo...

Bharat Karnad: India geostrategy, nuclear arsenal, and assassination of Homi Bhabha, the Oppenheimer of India — #46

Bharat Karnad is an Emeritus Professor in National Security Studies at the Center for Policy Research in Delhi. He was a member of India's first National Security Advi...

Yasheng Huang: China's Examination System and its impact on Politics, Economy, Innovation — #45

Yasheng Huang is the Epoch Foundation Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His new book is The Rise and Fall of the EAST...

Huawei and the US-China Chip War — #44

TP Huang is a computer scientist and analyst of global technology development. He posts often on X: https://twitter.com/tphuang.Steve and TP discuss:0:00 Introduction:...

Meritocracy, SAT Scores, and Laundering Prestige at Elite Universities — #43

Steve discusses 10 key graphs related to meritocracy and university admissions. Predictive power of SATs and other factors in elite admissions decisions. College learn...

Aella: Sex Work, Sex Research, and Data Science — #42

Aella is a sex worker, sex researcher, and data scientist.Aella on X: https://twitter.com/Aella_GirlInterviews with ex-prostitutes on the pimp life (Las Vegas)https://...

AI on your phone? Tim Dettmers on quantization of neural networks — #41

Tim Dettmers develops computationally efficient methods for deep learning. He is a leader in quantization: coarse graining of large neural networks to increase speed a...

Paul Huang, the real situation in Taiwan: politics, military, China — #40

Paul Huang is a journalist and research fellow with the Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation. He is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan.Sample articles:Taiwan’s Military Has...

Richard Hanania & Rob Henderson: The Rise of Wokeness and the Influence of Civil Rights Law — #39

Steve Hsu, Richard Hanania, and Rob Henderson were scheduled for a June 2023 panel as part of the University of Austin (UATX) Forbidden Courses series. Steve missed th...

Richard Sander (UCLA Law) on the Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling — #38

Richard Sander is Jesse Dukeminier Professor at UCLA Law School. AB Harvard, JD, PhD (Economics) Northwestern.Steve and Richard discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling...

AI Cambrian Explosion: Conversation With Three AI Engineers — #37

In this episode, Steve talks to three AI engineers from his startup SuperFocus.AI.0:00 Introduction1:06 The Google memo and open-source AI 14:41 Sparsification and the...

David Goldman: US-China Competition, AI, Electric Vehicles, and Manufacturing — #36

David Paul Goldman is an American economic strategist and author, best known for his series of online essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler with the fi...

Artificial Intelligence & Large Language Models: Oxford Lecture — #35

This week's episode is based on a lecture Steve gave to an audience of theoretical physicists at Oxford University. The topic is artificial intelligence and large lang...

Simone Collins: IVF, Embryo Selection, Dating on the Spectrum, and Pronatalism — #34

In collaboration with her husband Malcolm Collins, Simone is an author (The Pragmatist's Guide to Life, Relationships, Sexuality, Governance, and Crafting Religion), e...

Katherine Dee: Culture, Identity, and Isolation in the Digital Age — #33

Katherine Dee is a writer, journalist, and internet historian.Steve and Katherine discuss:0:00 Introduction1:15 Katherine’s early life and background21:52 Mass shootin...

Marc Martinez: "Dream Big" and the Golden Age of Bodybuilding — #32

Marc Martinez is the director of Dream Big, a documentary about Gold's Gym and the golden age of bodybuilding in Venice and Santa Monica in the 1970s.Steve and Marc di...

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