Displaying episodes 1 - 30 of 75 in total

Anna Krylov: The Politicization of Science in Academia — #25

Anna I. Krylov is an outspoken advocate of freedom of speech and academic freedom.

Abdel Abdellaoui: Genetics, Psychiatric Traits, and Educational Attainment — #24

Abdel Abdellaoui is a geneticist who has been involved in a wide range of studies on psychiatric genetics, behavioral genetics, and population genetics.

Richard Sander on SCOTUS Oral Arguments: Affirmative Action and Discrimination against Asian Americans at Harvard and UNC

Richard Sander has studied the structure and effects of law school admissions policies. He coined the term "Mismatch" to describe the negative consequences resulting f...

Discovering the Multiverse: Quantum Mechanics and Hugh Everett III, with Peter Byrne — #22

Peter Byrne is an investigative reporter and science writer based in Northern California.

Jeffrey Sachs: Lessons from the COVID Commission, Lab Leak Questions, and Nord Stream — #21

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development.

Rob Henderson: A Journey from Foster Care to the US Military to Elite Academia — #20

Rob Henderson grew up in foster homes in California, joined the Air Force at 17, attended Yale on the G.I. Bill, and is currently a Gates Fellow at Cambridge Universit...

Lyle Goldstein on U.S. Strategic Challenges: Russia, China, Ukraine, and Taiwan — #19

Lyle Goldstein is Director of Asia Engagement at the Washington think-tank Defense Priorities, which advocates for realism and restraint in U.S.defense policy.

Harvard Veritas: interview with a recent graduate (anonymous) — #18

The guest for this episode is a recent graduate of Harvard College, now pursuing a STEM PhD at another elite university.

Richard Lowery: The War for American Universities — #17

Richard Lowery is a professor of finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin.

Tim Palmer (Oxford): Status and Future of Climate Modeling — #16

Tim Palmer is Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics, and a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin Institute.

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 so...

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 ra...

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 expe...

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 ...

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. ...

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 Y...

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