Displaying episodes 1 - 30 of 65 in total

Kishore Mahbubani: A Nuanced View of Asia & China's Rise — #15

Kishore Mahbubani is Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

Greg Clark: Genetics and Social Mobility — #14

Gregory Clark is Distinguished Professor of Economics at UC-Davis. His areas of research are long-term economic growth, the wealth of nations, economic history, and social mobility.

John Mearsheimer: Great Powers, U.S. Hegemony, and the Rise of China — #13

John Mearsheimer is best known for developing the theory of offensive realism, which describes the interaction between great powers as being primarily driven by the rational desire to achieve regional hegemony.

Theodore A. Postol: Nuclear Weapons, Missile Technology, and U.S. Diplomacy — #12

Theodore A. Postol is professor emeritus of Science, Technology, and International Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is widely known as an expert on nuclear weapons and missile technology.

Raghuveer Parthasarathy: The Four Physical Principles — #11

Raghu Parthasarathy is the author of a recent popular science book: So Simple a Beginning: How Four Physical Principles Shape Our Living World.

Carl Zha: Xinjiang, Ukraine, and U.S.-China relations — #10

Carl Zha is the host of the Silk and Steel podcast, which focuses on China, history, culture, and politics.

Scott Aaronson: Quantum Computing, Unsolvable Problems, & Artificial Intelligence — #9

Scott Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin, and director of its Quantum Information Center.

Sebastian Mallaby: Venture capital as an engine of courage — #8

Steve Hsu and Sebastian Mallaby discuss venture capital, tech startups, business model and technology innovation, global adoption of the Silicon Valley model, and the future of innovation.

Vlatko Vedral: Oxford Theoretical Physicist on Quantum Superposition of Living Creatures — #7

Vlatko Vedral is Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford and Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore. He is known for his research on the theory of Entanglement and Quantum Information Theory.

Shai Carmi: Polygenic risk scores & embryo screening — #5

Shai Carmi is Professor of Statistical and Medical Genetics at Hebrew University (Jerusalem).

Jon Y (Asianometry) on Semiconductor Tech and U.S.-China Competition — #4

Steve and Jon discuss the global semiconductor industry with an emphasis on U.S.-China technology competition.

Richard Hanania: Wokeness, Public Choice Theory, & Geostrategy — #3

Richard Hanania is President of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology.

Steve Hsu Q&A: Complex trait prediction in Genomics, and Genomic Prediction / Embryo Selection

Steve answers questions about recent progress in AI/ML prediction of complex traits from DNA and applications in embryo selection.

James Lee on Polygenic Prediction and Embryo Selection — #1

James Lee discusses recent progress in the genomic prediction of complex traits such as cognitive ability and educational attainment.

Warren Hatch on Seeing the Future in the Era of COVID-19 – #50

Steve and Corey talk to Warren Hatch, President and CEO of Good Judgment Inc.

Leif Wenar on the Resource Curse and Impact Philosophy – #49

Corey and Steve interview Leif Wenar, Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and author of Blood Oil.

Michael Kauffman on Cancer, Drug Development and Market Capitalism – #48

Steve and Corey speak with Dr. Michael Kauffman, co-founder and CEO of Karyopharm Therapeutics, about cancer and biotech innovation.

Scott Adams on Trump, and his book Loserthink – #47

Corey and Steve talk to Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert and author of Loserthink.

James Oakes on What’s Wrong with The 1619 Project – #46

Steve and Corey talk to James Oakes, Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, about “The 1619 Project” developed by The New York Times Magazine.

Robert Atkinson on US-China Competition and Industrial Policy – #45

Steve and Corey talk with Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation about his philosophy of National Developmentalism.

Raman Sundrum: Physics and the Universe – #44

Steve and Corey talk with theoretical physicist Raman Sundrum.

Vineer Bhansali: Physics, Tail Risk Hedging, and 900% Coronavirus Returns – #43

Steve and Corey talk with theoretical physicist turned hedge fund investor Vineer Bhansali.

Jaan Tallinn: Coronavirus, Existential Risk, and AI – #42

Steve talks with Skype founder and global tech investor Jaan Tallinn.

Dan Gable: Legendary NCAA and Olympic Wrestler & Coach – #41

Steve and Corey talk to legendary NCAA and Olympic wrestler and coach Dan Gable.

Klaus Lackner on Carbon Capture, Climate Change, and Physics – #40

Steve and Corey talk to Klaus Lackner, director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions (CNCE) at Arizona State University and the first person to suggest removing CO2 from air to address climate change.

COVID-19, Blockchain, and the Global Startup Scene – #39

Steve and Corey talk to Kieren James-Lubin and Victor Wong of the blockchain technology startup, BlockApps.

Claude Steele on the Challenges of Multi-Cultural Societies – #38

Corey and Steve talk to Claude Steele of Stanford about his article “Why Campuses are So Tense?”.

A.J. Robison on the Neural Basis of Sex Differences in Depression – #37

Corey and Steve talk with MSU Neuroscientist A.J. Robison about why females may be more likely to suffer from depression than males.

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