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Lex Fridman Podcast
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Conversations about science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.

Episodes
  • 2024 / 2 / 27
    #414 – Tucker Carlson: Putin, Navalny, Trump, CIA, NSA, War, Politics & Freedom

    Tucker Carlson is a highly-influential political commentator. You can watch and listen to him on the Tucker Carlson Network and the Tucker Carlson Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2024 / 2 / 20
    #413 – Bill Ackman: Investing, Financial Battles, Harvard, DEI, X & Free Speech

    Bill Ackman is an investor who has led some of the biggest and controversial financial trades in history. He is founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management. Please support this podcast by checking...

  • 2024 / 2 / 16
    #412 – Marc Raibert: Boston Dynamics and the Future of Robotics

    Marc Raibert is founder and former long-time CEO of Boston Dynamics, and recently Executive Director of the newly-created Boston Dynamics AI Institute. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2024 / 2 / 2
    #411 – Omar Suleiman: Palestine, Gaza, Oct 7, Israel, Resistance, Faith & Islam

    Omar Suleiman is a Palestinian-American Muslim scholar, civil rights leader, and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Shopify:...

  • 2024 / 1 / 23
    #410 – Ben Shapiro vs Destiny Debate: Politics, Jan 6, Israel, Ukraine & Wokeism

    Ben Shapiro is a conservative political commentator, host of The Ben Shapiro Show, co-founder of The Daily Wire, and author of The Authoritarian Moment and other books. Steven Bonnell, aka Destiny, is a...

  • 2024 / 1 / 17
    #409 – Matthew Cox: FBI Most Wanted Con Man – $55 Million in Bank Fraud

    Matthew Cox is a former con man who served 13 years in federal prison for bank fraud, mortgage fraud, and identity theft. He is the author of many books, including his memoir Shark in the Housing Pool, and...

  • 2024 / 1 / 9
    #408 – Tal Wilkenfeld: Music, Guitar, Bass, Jeff Beck, Prince, and Leonard Cohen

    Tal Wilkenfeld is a singer-songwriter, bassist, and guitarist. She has performed with legendary artists including Jeff Beck, Prince, Incubus, Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Hans...

  • 2023 / 12 / 29
    #407 – Guillaume Verdon: Beff Jezos, E/acc Movement, Physics, Computation & AGI

    Guillaume Verdon (aka Beff Jezos on Twitter) is a physicist, quantum computing researcher, and founder of e/acc (effective accelerationism) movement. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2023 / 12 / 24
    #406 – Teddy Atlas: Mike Tyson, Cus D’Amato, Boxing, Loyalty, Fear & Greatness

    Teddy Atlas is boxing trainer to 18 world champions, ESPN boxing commentator, and host of podcast THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion:...

  • 2023 / 12 / 14
    #405 – Jeff Bezos: Amazon and Blue Origin

    Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin. Thank you for listening ❀ Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion: https://notion.com - Policygenius:...

  • 2023 / 12 / 9
    #404 – Lee Cronin: Controversial Nature Paper on Evolution of Life and Universe

    Lee Cronin is a chemist at University of Glasgow. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour - BetterHelp:...

  • 2023 / 12 / 3
    #403 – Lisa Randall: Dark Matter, Theoretical Physics, and Extinction Events

    Lisa Randall is a theoretical physicist at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Babbel: https://babbel.com/lexpod and use code Lexpod to get 55% off - Notion:...

  • 2023 / 11 / 25
    #402 – Michael Malice: Thanksgiving Pirate Special

    Michael Malice is a political thinker, podcaster, author, and anarchist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Policygenius: https://www.policygenius.com/ - MasterClass:...

  • 2023 / 11 / 18
    #401 – John Mearsheimer: Israel-Palestine, Russia-Ukraine, China, NATO, and WW3

    John Mearsheimer is an international relations scholar at University of Chicago. He is one of the most influential and controversial thinkers in the world on the topics of war and power. Please support this...

  • 2023 / 11 / 9
    #400 – Elon Musk: War, AI, Aliens, Politics, Physics, Video Games, and Humanity

    Elon Musk is CEO of X, xAI, SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. Thank you for listening ❀ Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free...

  • 2023 / 10 / 11
    #399 – Jared Kushner: Israel, Palestine, Hamas, Gaza, Iran, and the Middle East

    Jared Kushner is a former Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump and author of Breaking History. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to...

  • 2023 / 9 / 28
    #398 – Mark Zuckerberg: First Interview in the Metaverse

    Mark Zuckerberg is CEO of Meta. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20%...

  • 2023 / 9 / 25
    #397 – Greg Lukianoff: Cancel Culture, Deplatforming, Censorship & Free Speech

    Greg Lukianoff is a free speech advocate, first-amendment attorney, president of FIRE - Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, and co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind and a new book The...

  • 2023 / 9 / 18
    #396 – James Sexton: Divorce Lawyer on Marriage, Relationships, Sex, Lies & Love

    James Sexton is a divorce attorney and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - InsideTracker:...

  • 2023 / 9 / 10
    #395 – Walter Isaacson: Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Einstein, Da Vinci & Ben Franklin

    Walter Isaacson is an author of biographies on Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - MasterClass:...

  • 2023 / 9 / 1
    #394 – Neri Oxman: Biology, Art, and Science of Design & Engineering with Nature

    Neri Oxman is a designer, engineer, scientist, and artist working on computational design, synthetic biology and digital fabrication, previously at MIT, and now at OXMAN. Please support this podcast by...

  • 2023 / 8 / 17
    #393 – Andrew Huberman: Relationships, Drama, Betrayal, Sex, and Love

    Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford and host of the Huberman Lab Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20% off -...

  • 2023 / 8 / 1
    #392 – Joscha Bach: Life, Intelligence, Consciousness, AI & the Future of Humans

    Joscha Bach is a cognitive scientist, AI researcher, and philosopher. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Numerai: https://numer.ai/lex - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex to...

  • 2023 / 7 / 24
    #391 – Mohammed El-Kurd: Palestine

    Mohammed El-Kurd is a Palestinian writer and poet. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Factor: https://factormeals.com/lex50 and use code lex50 to get 50% off first box - SimpliSafe:...

  • 2023 / 7 / 17
    #390 – Yuval Noah Harari: Human Nature, Intelligence, Power, and Conspiracies

    Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and author of Sapiens, Homo Deus, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, and Unstoppable Us. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - MasterClass:...

  • 2023 / 7 / 12
    #389 – Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel, Palestine, Power, Corruption, Hate, and Peace

    Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of Israel. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Numerai: https://numer.ai/lex - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off -...

  • 2023 / 7 / 6
    #388 – Robert F. Kennedy Jr: CIA, Power, Corruption, War, Freedom, and Meaning

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an activist, lawyer, author, and candidate for the President of the Unites States. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House of Macadamias:...

  • 2023 / 6 / 30
    #387 – George Hotz: Tiny Corp, Twitter, AI Safety, Self-Driving, GPT, AGI & God

    George Hotz is a programmer, hacker, and the founder of comma-ai and tiny corp. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Numerai: https://numer.ai/lex - Babbel: https://babbel.com/lexpod...

  • 2023 / 6 / 22
    #386 – Marc Andreessen: Future of the Internet, Technology, and AI

    Marc Andreessen is the co-creator of Mosaic, co-founder of Netscape, and co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - InsideTracker:...

  • 2023 / 6 / 18
    #385 – Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia

    Jimmy Wales is the co-founder of Wikipedia. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Hexclad Cookware: https://hexclad.com/lex and use code LEX to get 10% off - Eight Sleep:...

  • 2023 / 6 / 13
    #384 – Matthew McConaughey: Freedom, Truth, Family, Hardship, and Love

    Matthew McConaughey is an Oscar-winning actor and author of Greenlights. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Riverside: http://creators.riverside.fm/LEX and use code LEX to get 30%...

  • 2023 / 6 / 8
    #383 – Mark Zuckerberg: Future of AI at Meta, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp

    Mark Zuckerberg is CEO of Meta. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Numerai: https://numer.ai/lex - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial - BetterHelp:...

  • 2023 / 6 / 5
    #382 – Bert Kreischer: Comedy, Drinking, Rogan, Segura, Churchill & Kim Jong Un

    Bert Kreischer is a comedian, actor, and podcaster. Check him out on Bertcast, 2 Bears 1 Cave, Something is Burning, and the new movie The Machine. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -...

  • 2023 / 6 / 2
    #381 – Chris Lattner: Future of Programming and AI

    Chris Lattner is a legendary software and hardware engineer, leading projects at Apple, Tesla, Google, SiFive, and Modular AI, including the development of Swift, LLVM, Clang, MLIR, CIRCT, TPUs, and Mojo....

  • 2023 / 5 / 28
    #380 – Neil Gershenfeld: Self-Replicating Robots and the Future of Fabrication

    Neil Gershenfeld is the director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack - NetSuite:...

  • 2023 / 5 / 24
    #379 – Randall Kennedy: The N-Word – History of Race, Law, Politics, and Power

    Randall Kennedy is a law professor at Harvard and author of many seminal books on race, law, history, culture, and politics. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep:...

  • 2023 / 5 / 18
    #378 – Anna Frebel: Origin and Evolution of the Universe, Galaxies, and Stars

    Anna Frebel is an astronomer and astrophysicist at MIT. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Hexclad Cookware: https://hexclad.com/lex and use code LEX to get 10% off - Numerai:...

  • 2023 / 5 / 16
    #377 – Harvey Silverglate: Freedom of Speech

    Harvey Silverglate is a free speech advocate, co-founder of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Expression, and author of several books on freedom of speech and criminal justice. He is running for...

  • 2023 / 5 / 9
    #376 – Stephen Wolfram: ChatGPT and the Nature of Truth, Reality & Computation

    Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist, mathematician, theoretical physicist, and the founder of Wolfram Research, a company behind Wolfram|Alpha, Wolfram Language, and the Wolfram Physics and...

  • 2023 / 5 / 6
    #375 – David Pakman: Politics of Trump, Biden, Bernie, AOC, Socialism & Wokeism

    David Pakman is a left-wing progressive political commentator and host of The David Pakman Show. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex to get...

  • 2023 / 4 / 28
    #374 – Robert Playter: Boston Dynamics CEO on Humanoid and Legged Robotics

    Robert Playter is CEO of Boston Dynamics, a legendary robotics company that over 30 years has created some of the most elegant, dextrous, and simply amazing robots ever built, including the humanoid robot...

  • 2023 / 4 / 21
    #373 – Manolis Kellis: Evolution of Human Civilization and Superintelligent AI

    Manolis Kellis is a computational biologist at MIT. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - NetSuite:...

  • 2023 / 4 / 16
    #372 – Simone Giertz: Queen of Sh*tty Robots, Innovative Engineering, and Design

    Simone Giertz is an inventor, designer, engineer, and roboticist famous for a combination of humor and brilliant creative design in the systems and products she creates. Please support this podcast by...

  • 2023 / 4 / 13
    #371 – Max Tegmark: The Case for Halting AI Development

    Max Tegmark is a physicist and AI researcher at MIT, co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, and author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Please support this podcast by...

  • 2023 / 4 / 10
    #370 – Edward Frenkel: Reality is a Paradox – Mathematics, Physics, Truth & Love

    Edward Frenkel is a mathematician at UC Berkeley working on the interface of mathematics and quantum physics. He is the author of Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality. Please support this podcast by...

  • 2023 / 4 / 4
    #369 – Paul Rosolie: Amazon Jungle, Uncontacted Tribes, Anacondas, and Ayahuasca

    Paul Rosolie is a conservationist, explorer, author, filmmaker, real life Tarzan, and founder of Junglekeepers which today protects over 50,000 acres of threatened habitat. Please support this podcast by...

  • 2023 / 3 / 30
    #368 – Eliezer Yudkowsky: Dangers of AI and the End of Human Civilization

    Eliezer Yudkowsky is a researcher, writer, and philosopher on the topic of superintelligent AI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Linode: https://linode.com/lex to get $100 free...

  • 2023 / 3 / 25
    #367 – Sam Altman: OpenAI CEO on GPT-4, ChatGPT, and the Future of AI

    Sam Altman is the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind GPT-4, ChatGPT, DALL-E, Codex, and many other state-of-the-art AI technologies. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - NetSuite:...

  • 2023 / 3 / 21
    #366 – Shannon Curry: Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Trial, Marriage, Dating & Love

    Dr. Shannon Curry is a clinical and forensic psychologist who conducts research, therapy, and clinical evaluation pertaining to trauma, violence, and relationships. She testified in the Johnny Depp and Amber...

  • 2023 / 3 / 14
    #365 – Sam Harris: Trump, Pandemic, Twitter, Elon, Bret, IDW, Kanye, AI & UFOs

    Sam Harris is an author, podcaster, and philosopher. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion: https://notion.com - Indeed: https://indeed.com/lex to get $75 credit - MasterClass:...

  • 2023 / 3 / 10
    #364 – Chris Voss: FBI Hostage Negotiator

    Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage and crisis negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -...

  • 2023 / 3 / 6
    #363 – B-Team Jiu Jitsu: Craig Jones, Nicky Rod, and Nicky Ryan

    Craig Jones, Nicky Rod and Nicky Ryan, together with Ethan Crelinsten are founders of the B-Team, a legendary jiu jitsu team based in Austin, TX. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -...

  • 2023 / 3 / 2
    #362 – Ginni Rometty: IBM CEO on Leadership, Power, and Adversity

    Ginni Rometty is a former long-time CEO, president, and chairman of IBM. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex to get 1 month of fish...

  • 2023 / 2 / 25
    #361 – Aaron Smith-Levin: Scientology

    Aaron Smith-Levin is a former Scientologist, Vice President of the Aftermath Foundation, and host of the Growing Up In Scientology YouTube channel. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -...

  • 2023 / 2 / 20
    #360 – Tim Urban: Tribalism, Marxism, Liberalism, Social Justice, and Politics

    Tim Urban is the author of the blog Wait But Why and a new book What's Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House of Macadamias:...

  • 2023 / 2 / 15
    #359 – Andrew Strominger: Black Holes, Quantum Gravity, and Theoretical Physics

    Andrew Strominger is a theoretical physicist at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - Rocket Money:...

  • 2023 / 2 / 10
    #358 – Aella: Sex Work, OnlyFans, Porn, Escorting, Dating, and Human Sexuality

    Aella is a sex researcher, writer, and sex worker. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House of Macadamias: https://houseofmacadamias.com/lex and use code LEX to get 20% off your first...

  • 2023 / 2 / 7
    #357 – Paul Conti: Narcissism, Sociopathy, Envy, and the Nature of Good and Evil

    Paul Conti is a psychiatrist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour - Indeed: https://indeed.com/lex to get $75 credit -...

  • 2023 / 2 / 2
    #356 – Tim Dodd: SpaceX, Starship, Rocket Engines, and Future of Space Travel

    Tim Dodd is host of the Everyday Astronaut YouTube channel, where he teaches about rocket engines and all things space travel. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - BetterHelp:...

  • 2023 / 1 / 28
    #355 – David Kipping: Alien Civilizations and Habitable Worlds

    David Kipping is an astronomer at Columbia University, director of the Cool Worlds Lab, and host of the Cool Worlds YouTube channel. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - SimpliSafe:...

  • 2023 / 1 / 25
    #354 – Jeremi Suri: American Civil War

    Jeremi Suri is a historian at UT Austin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex...

  • 2023 / 1 / 21
    #353 – Dennis Whyte: Nuclear Fusion and the Future of Energy

    Dennis Whyte is a nuclear scientist at MIT and the director of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Rocket Money: https://rocketmoney.com/lex -...

  • 2023 / 1 / 17
    #352 – Omar Suleiman: Islam

    Imam Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. Please support this podcast by checking out...

  • 2023 / 1 / 11
    #351 – MrBeast: Future of YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram

    MrBeast is a legendary YouTube creator. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House of Macadamias: https://houseofmacadamias.com/lex and use code LEX to get 20% off your first order -...

  • 2022 / 12 / 29
    #350 – BetΓΌl KaΓ§ar: Origin of Life, Ancient DNA, Panspermia, and Aliens

    Betül Kaçar is an astrobiologist at University of Wisconsin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House of Macadamias: https://houseofmacadamias.com/lex and use code LEX to get 20% off...

  • 2022 / 12 / 22
    #349 – Bhaskar Sunkara: The Case for Socialism

    Bhaskar Sunkara is a democratic socialist, political writer, founding editor of Jacobin, president of The Nation, and author of The Socialist Manifesto. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2022 / 12 / 19
    #348 – Nathalie Cabrol: Search for Alien Life

    Nathalie Cabrol is an astrobiologist at the SETI Institute, directing the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - True Classic...

  • 2022 / 12 / 15
    #347 – Michael Malice: Christmas Special

    Michael Malice is a political thinker, podcaster, author, and anarchist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House of Macadamias: https://houseofmacadamias.com/lex and use code LEX to...

  • 2022 / 12 / 12
    #346 – Ed Calderon: Mexican Drug Cartels

    Ed Calderon is a security specialist who worked on counter-narcotics and organized crime investigation in Mexico. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Policygenius:...

  • 2022 / 12 / 9
    #345 – Coffeezilla: SBF, FTX, Fraud, Scams, Fake Gurus, Money, Fame, and Power

    Coffeezilla is a journalist and investigator on YouTube who exposes financial frauds, scams, and fake gurus. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Rocket Money:...

  • 2022 / 12 / 6
    #344 – Noam Brown: AI vs Humans in Poker and Games of Strategic Negotiation

    Noam Brown is a research scientist at FAIR, Meta AI, co-creator of AI that achieved superhuman level performance in games of No-Limit Texas Hold'em and Diplomacy. Please support this podcast by checking...

  • 2022 / 12 / 3
    #343 – Roger Gracie: Greatest Jiu Jitsu Competitor of All Time

    Roger Gracie is a legendary jiu jitsu competitor and MMA fighter. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Bambee: https://bambee.com and use code LEX to get free HR audit - Mizzen+Main:...

  • 2022 / 11 / 29
    #342 – Todd Howard: Skyrim, Elder Scrolls 6, Fallout, and Starfield

    Todd Howard is a legendary video game designer at Bethesda Game Studios. He led the development of the Elder Scrolls series and the Fallout series, and an upcoming game Starfield. Please support this podcast...

  • 2022 / 11 / 26
    #341 – Guido van Rossum: Python and the Future of Programming

    Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python programming language. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - GiveDirectly: https://givedirectly.org/lex to get gift matched up to $1000 - Eight...

  • 2022 / 11 / 22
    #340 – Chris Tarbell: FBI Agent Who Took Down Silk Road

    Chris Tarbell is a former FBI special agent and cybercrime investigation specialist who brought down Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road, and Hector Monsegur (aka Sabu) of LulzSec and Anonymous. Please support this...

  • 2022 / 11 / 18
    #339 – Climate Change Debate: BjΓΈrn Lomborg and Andrew Revkin

    BjΓΈrn Lomborg is author of "False Alarm". Andrew Revkin is a climate journalist (21 years at NY Times). Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex...

  • 2022 / 11 / 15
    #338 – Chamath Palihapitiya: Money, Success, Startups, Energy, Poker & Happiness

    Chamath Palihapitiya is a venture capitalist, engineer, CEO of Social Capital, and co-host of the All-In Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Bambee: https://bambee.com and use...

  • 2022 / 11 / 11
    #337 – Destiny: Politics, Free Speech, Controversy, Sex, War, and Relationships

    Steven Bonnell, aka Destiny, is a progressive political commentator and a live streamer on YouTube. Melina Goransson is a live streamer on Twitch. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -...

  • 2022 / 11 / 7
    #336 – Ben Shapiro: Politics, Kanye, Trump, Biden, Hitler, Extremism, and War

    Ben Shapiro is a conservative political commentator, host of The Ben Shapiro Show, co-founder of The Daily Wire, and author of The Authoritarian Moment and other books. Please support this podcast by checking...

  • 2022 / 11 / 4
    #335 – Fiona Hill: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

    Fiona Hill is a presidential advisor and foreign policy expert specializing in Russia. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Mizzen+Main: https://mizzenandmain.com and use code LEX to...

  • 2022 / 11 / 2
    #334 – Abbas Amanat: Iran Protests, Mahsa Amini, History, CIA & Nuclear Weapons

    Abbas Amanat is a historian at Yale specializing in the modern history of Iran. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Henson Shaving: https://hensonshaving.com/lex and use code LEX to...

  • 2022 / 10 / 29
    #333 – Andrej Karpathy: Tesla AI, Self-Driving, Optimus, Aliens, and AGI

    Andrej Karpathy is a legendary AI researcher, engineer, and educator. He's the former director of AI at Tesla, a founding member of OpenAI, and an educator at Stanford. Please support this podcast by...

  • 2022 / 10 / 24
    #332 – Kanye β€˜Ye’ West Interview

    Ye is a legendary artist, producer, and designer. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get free trial - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex...

  • 2022 / 10 / 20
    #331 – Balaji Srinivasan: How to Fix Government, Twitter, Science, and the FDA

    Balaji Srinivasan is an angel investor, tech founder, philosopher, and author of The Network State: How to Start a New Country. He was formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz....

  • 2022 / 10 / 17
    #330 – Hikaru Nakamura: Chess, Magnus, Kasparov, and the Psychology of Greatness

    Hikaru Nakamura is a chess super grandmaster and is currently the #1 ranked blitz chess player in the world. He is also one of the top chess streamers on Twitch and YouTube. Please support this podcast by...

  • 2022 / 10 / 15
    #329 – Kate Darling: Social Robots, Ethics, Privacy and the Future of MIT

    Kate Darling is a researcher at MIT Media Lab interested in human robot interaction and robot ethics. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - True Classic Tees:...

  • 2022 / 10 / 10
    #328 – John Danaher: Submission Grappling, ADCC, Animal Combat, and Knives

    John Danaher is one of the greatest coaches and minds in martial arts history. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Audible: https://audible.com/lex to get 30-day free trial - Calm:...

  • 2022 / 10 / 7
    #327 – GothamChess: Hans Niemann, Magnus Carlsen, Cheating Scandal & Chess Bots

    Levy Rozman, also known as GothamChess, is a professional chess player, streamer, and educator. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion: https://notion.com - Athletic Greens:...

  • 2022 / 10 / 5
    #326 – Annaka Harris: Free Will, Consciousness, and the Nature of Reality

    Annaka Harris is the author of Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Wealthfront: https://wealthfront.com/lex to get $50...

  • 2022 / 10 / 1
    #325 – Michael Levin: Biology, Life, Aliens, Evolution, Embryogenesis & Xenobots

    Michael Levin is a biologist at Tufts University working on novel ways to understand and control complex pattern formation in biological systems. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -...

  • 2022 / 9 / 27
    #324 – Daniel Negreanu: Poker

    Daniel Negreanu is one of the greatest poker players of all time. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Backbone: https://playbackbone.com/lex to get perks with order - Audible:...

  • 2022 / 9 / 24
    #323 – Will Sasso: Comedy, MADtv, AI, Friendship, Madness, and Pro Wrestling

    Will Sasso is a comedian, actor, and co-host of the Dudesy podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - Athletic...

  • 2022 / 9 / 21
    #322 – Rana el Kaliouby: Emotion AI, Social Robots, and Self-Driving Cars

    Rana el Kaliouby is a pioneer in the field of emotion recognition and human-centric AI. She is the founder of Affectiva, deputy CEO of Smart Eye, and author of Girl Decoded. Please support this podcast by...

  • 2022 / 9 / 17
    #321 – Ray Kurzweil: Singularity, Superintelligence, and Immortality

    Ray Kurzweil is an author, inventor, and futurist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get 14-day free trial - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to...

  • 2022 / 9 / 14
    #320 – Christopher Capozzola: World War I, Ideology, Propaganda, and Politics

    Christopher Capozzola is a professor of history at MIT. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Wealthfront: https://wealthfront.com/lex to get $50 sign-up bonus - InsideTracker:...

  • 2022 / 9 / 9
    #319 – Botez Sisters: Chess, Streaming, and Fame

    Alexandra and Andrea Botez are chess players, commentators, educators, entertainers, and streamers. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Calm: https://calm.com/lex to get 40% off...

  • 2022 / 9 / 7
    #318 – Nick Lane: Origin of Life, Evolution, Aliens, Biology, and Consciousness

    Nick Lane is a biochemist at UCL and author of Transformer, The Vital Question, and many other amazing books on biology, chemistry, and life. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -...

  • 2022 / 9 / 4
    #317 – John Vervaeke: Meaning Crisis, Atheism, Religion & the Search for Wisdom

    John Vervaeke is a psychologist and cognitive scientist at University of Toronto. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Mizzen+Main: https://mizzenandmain.com and use code LEX to get $35...

  • 2022 / 8 / 31
    #316 – Noam Chomsky: Putin, Ukraine, China, and Nuclear War

    Noam Chomsky is a linguist, philosopher, and political activist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Skiff: https://skiff.com/lex - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get...

  • 2022 / 8 / 27
    #315 – Magnus Carlsen: Greatest Chess Player of All Time

    Magnus Carlsen is the highest-rated chess player in history and widely considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Shopify:...

  • 2022 / 8 / 24
    #314 – Liv Boeree: Poker, Game Theory, AI, Simulation, Aliens & Existential Risk

    Liv Boeree is a poker champion and science educator on topics of game theory, physics, complexity, and life. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Audible: https://audible.com/lex to get...

  • 2022 / 8 / 19
    #313 – Jordan Peterson: Life, Death, Power, Fame, and Meaning

    Jordan Peterson is a psychologist, lecturer, podcast host, and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion: https://notion.com/startups to get up to $1000 off team plan -...

  • 2022 / 8 / 16
    #312 – Duncan Trussell: Comedy, Sentient Robots, Suffering, Love & Burning Man

    Duncan Trussell is a comedian, host of The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast, and co-creator of The Midnight Gospel. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Skiff:...

  • 2022 / 8 / 13
    #311 – Magatte Wade: Africa, Capitalism, Communism, and the Future of Humanity

    Magatte Wade is an entrepreneur with a passion for creating positive change in Africa through economic freedom. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Mizzen+Main:...

  • 2022 / 8 / 8
    #310 – Andrew Bustamante: CIA Spy

    Andrew Bustamante is a former CIA covert intelligence officer. Check out his work and podcast at https://everydayspy.com Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Wealthfront:...

  • 2022 / 8 / 4
    #309 – John Carmack: Doom, Quake, VR, AGI, Programming, Video Games, and Rockets

    John Carmack is a legendary programmer, co-founder of id Software, and lead programmer of many revolutionary video games including Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, and the Commander Keen series. He is also the...

  • 2022 / 8 / 1
    #308 – Ryan Graves: UFOs, Fighter Jets, and Aliens

    Lt. Ryan Graves is a former Navy fighter pilot, who has worked on advanced research and development programs for DARPA, Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Research Labs on topics of multi-agent...

  • 2022 / 7 / 29
    #307 – Brian Armstrong: Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, and Government Regulation

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  • 2022 / 7 / 26
    #306 – Oriol Vinyals: Deep Learning and Artificial General Intelligence

    Oriol Vinyals is the Research Director and Deep Learning Lead at DeepMind. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get 14-day free trial - Weights &...

  • 2022 / 7 / 23
    #305 – Martin Rees: Black Holes, Alien Life, Dark Matter, and the Big Bang

    Lord Martin Rees is a cosmologist and astrophysicist at Cambridge University and co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Lambda:...

  • 2022 / 7 / 20
    #304 – Bishop Robert Barron: Christianity and the Catholic Church

    Robert Barron is a bishop and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Mizzen+Main: https://mizzenandmain.com and use code LEX to get $35 off -...

  • 2022 / 7 / 17
    #303 – Steve Keen: Marxism, Capitalism, and Economics

    Steve Keen is a heterodox economist and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Weights & Biases: https://lexfridman.com/wnb - Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex - Indeed:...

  • 2022 / 7 / 14
    #302 – Richard Haier: IQ Tests, Human Intelligence, and Group Differences

    Richard Haier is a psychologist specializing in the science of human intelligence. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Calm: https://calm.com/lex to get 40% off - Linode:...

  • 2022 / 7 / 9
    #301 – Jack Barsky: KGB Spy

    Jack Barsky is a former KGB spy and author of "Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America". Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - InsideTracker:...

  • 2022 / 7 / 4
    #300 – Joe Rogan: Comedy, Controversy, Aliens, UFOs, Putin, CIA, and Freedom

    Joe Rogan is a comedian, UFC commentator, and host of the Joe Rogan Experience. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Theragun: https://therabody.com/lex - Athletic Greens:...

  • 2022 / 7 / 1
    #299 – Demis Hassabis: DeepMind

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  • 2022 / 6 / 28
    #298 – Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts and Loneliness

    Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, and Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2022 / 6 / 25
    #297 – Jonathan Reisman: The Human Body – From Sex & Sperm to Hands & Heart

    Jonathan Reisman is a physician and author of The Unseen Body who has practiced medicine in some of the most remote places in the world. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Lambda:...

  • 2022 / 6 / 21
    #296 – Douglas Murray: Racism, Marxism, and the War on the West

    Douglas Murray is an author and political commentator. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Brave: https://brave.com/lex - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off -...

  • 2022 / 6 / 17
    #295 – Richard Wolff: Marxism and Communism

    Richard Wolff is a Marxist philosopher and economist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex to get early access - Indeed: https://indeed.com/lex to get $75...

  • 2022 / 6 / 15
    #294 – Tony Fadell: iPhone, iPod, and Nest

    Tony Fadell is an engineer and designer, co-creator of the iPod, iPhone, Nest Thermostat, and author of the new book Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making. Please support this podcast by...

  • 2022 / 6 / 12
    #293 – Donald Hoffman: Reality is an Illusion – How Evolution Hid the Truth

    Donald Hoffman is a cognitive scientist at UC Irvine and author of The Case Against Reality. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Calm: https://calm.com/lex to get 40% off - LMNT:...

  • 2022 / 6 / 9
    #292 – Robin Hanson: Alien Civilizations, UFOs, and the Future of Humanity

    Robin Hanson is a professor at George Mason University and researcher at Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Lambda:...

  • 2022 / 6 / 4
    #291 – Jonathan Haidt: The Case Against Social Media

    Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at NYU and author of The Coddling of the American Mind, The Righteous Mind, and The Happiness Hypothesis. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -...

  • 2022 / 5 / 30
    #290 – Dan Reynolds: Imagine Dragons

    Dan Reynolds is the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, one of the most popular bands in the world. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Brave: https://brave.com/lex - Mizzen+Main:...

  • 2022 / 5 / 25
    #289 – Stephen Kotkin: Putin, Zelenskyy, and War in Ukraine

    Stephen Kotkin is a historian specializing in Stalin and Soviet history. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Lambda: https://lambdalabs.com/lex - Scale: https://scale.com/lex -...

  • 2022 / 5 / 23
    #288 – Sarma Melngailis: Bad Vegan

    Sarma Melngailis is a chef and restauranteur who was the subject of the Netflix documentary Bad Vegan: Fame, Fraud, Fugitives. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Mailgun:...

  • 2022 / 5 / 20
    #287 – Bobby Lee: Comedy, Skyrim, Sex Robots, Love, Fame, and Power

    Bobby Lee is a comedian and co-host of TigerBelly and Bad Friends podcasts. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Brave: https://brave.com/lex - GiveWell: https://www.givewell.org/ and...

  • 2022 / 5 / 17
    #286 – Oliver Stone: Vladimir Putin and War in Ukraine

    Oliver Stone is a filmmaker with 3 Oscar wins and 11 Oscar nominations. His films include Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, Scarface, JFK, Nixon, Alexander, W, Snowden, and documentaries where...

  • 2022 / 5 / 14
    #285 – Glenn Loury: Race, Racism, Identity Politics, and Cancel Culture

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  • 2022 / 5 / 11
    #284 – Saifedean Ammous: Bitcoin, Anarchy, and Austrian Economics

    Saifedean Ammous is an Austrian economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard and The Fiat Standard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - GiveWell: https://www.givewell.org/ and use code...

  • 2022 / 5 / 8
    #283 – Chris Mason: Space Travel, Colonization, and Long-Term Survival in Space

    Chris Mason is a professor of genomics, physiology, and biophysics at Cornell, doing research on the long-term effects of space on the human body. He is the author of The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to...

  • 2022 / 5 / 4
    #282 – David Buss: Sex, Dating, Relationships, and Sex Differences

    David Buss is an evolutionary psychologist at UT Austin. He is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology. His current research is on sex differences in mate selection, mate attraction,...

  • 2022 / 4 / 29
    #281 – Grimes: Music, AI, and the Future of Humanity

    Grimes is a musician, artist, singer, songwriter, producer, and director. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Brave: https://brave.com/lex - Novo: https://novo.co/lex - Lambda:...

  • 2022 / 4 / 27
    #280 – Cristiano Amon: Qualcomm CEO

    Cristiano Amon is the CEO of Qualcomm, world-leader in 5G wireless communication and computation systems inside premium Android phones and other robots. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2022 / 4 / 24
    #279 – Alien Debate: Sara Walker and Lee Cronin

    Sara Walker is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist. Lee Cronin is a chemist. This is a conversation and debate about alien life and alien civilizations. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2022 / 4 / 20
    #278 – Skye Fitzgerald: Hunger, War, and Human Suffering

    Skye Fitzgerald is a two-time Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, his films include Hunger Ward, Lifeboat, and 50 Feet from Syria. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion:...

  • 2022 / 4 / 17
    #277 – Andrew Huberman: Focus, Stress, Relationships, and Friendship

    Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford and host of the Huberman Lab Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Brave: https://brave.com/lex - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex...

  • 2022 / 4 / 14
    #276 – Michael Saylor: Bitcoin, Inflation, and the Future of Money

    Michael Saylor is the CEO of MicroStrategy and a prominent holder and proponent of Bitcoin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Scale: https://scale.com/lex - Coinbase:...

  • 2022 / 4 / 10
    #275 – Rick Rubin: Legendary Music Producer

    Rick Rubin is one of the greatest music producers of all time, working with many of the greats including Beastie Boys, Eminem, Metallica, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Slayer, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks,...

  • 2022 / 4 / 7
    #274 – Karl Deisseroth: Depression, Schizophrenia, and Psychiatry

    Karl Deisseroth is a professor of bioengineering, psychiatry, and behavioral sciences at Stanford University. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - BiOptimizers:...

  • 2022 / 4 / 3
    #273 – Chris Blattman: War and Violence

    Chris Blattman is a professor at the University of Chicago studying the causes and consequences of violence and war. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Truebill:...

  • 2022 / 3 / 27
    #272 – Brett Johnson: US Most Wanted Cybercriminal

    Brett Johnson was a US Most Wanted cybercriminal, called the Original Internet Godfather by US Secret Service for building the the first organized cybercrime community called ShadowCrew, which was the...

  • 2022 / 3 / 23
    #271 – Ariel Ekblaw: Space Colonization and Self-Assembling Space Megastructures

    Ariel Ekblaw is the director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off - Coinbase:...

  • 2022 / 3 / 16
    #270 – David Wolpe: Judaism

    David Wolpe is a Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Mizzen+Main: https://mizzenandmain.com and use code LEX to get $35 off - Linode:...

  • 2022 / 3 / 11
    #269 – Lee Cronin: Origin of Life, Aliens, Complexity, and Consciousness

    Lee Cronin is a chemist at the University of Glasgow. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to get $15 credit - Athletic Greens:...

  • 2022 / 3 / 5
    #268 – Robert Proctor: Nazi Science and Ideology

    Robert Proctor is a historian of science at Stanford University. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Theragun: https://therabody.com/lex to get 30 day trial - BetterHelp:...

  • 2022 / 2 / 26
    #267 – Mark Zuckerberg: Meta, Facebook, Instagram, and the Metaverse

    Mark Zuckerberg is CEO of Meta, formerly Facebook. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to get $15 credit - Coinbase: https://coinbase.com/lex to...

  • 2022 / 2 / 20
    #266 – Nicole Perlroth: Cybersecurity and the Weapons of Cyberwar

    Nicole Perlroth is a cybersecurity journalist and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Linode: https://linode.com/lex to get $100 free credit - InsideTracker:...

  • 2022 / 2 / 16
    #265 – Devon Larratt: Arm Wrestling

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  • 2022 / 2 / 13
    #264 – Tim Urban: Elon Musk, Neuralink, AI, Aliens, and the Future of Humanity

    Tim Urban is the author and illustrator of the popular blog 'Wait But Why'. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Audible: https://audible.com/lex to get $9.95 a month for 6...

  • 2022 / 2 / 11
    #263 – John Abramson: Big Pharma

    John Abramson is faculty at Harvard Medical School and a family physician for over two decades. He's the author of the new book Sickening about how big pharma broke American healthcare and how we can fix...

  • 2022 / 2 / 6
    #262 – Garry Nolan: UFOs and Aliens

    Garry Nolan is a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research is in microbiology, immunology, bio-computation, and analysis of UFO artifacts, materials, and reports of UFO encounters....

  • 2022 / 2 / 3
    #261 – Philip Goff: Consciousness, Panpsychism, and the Philosophy of Mind

    Philip Goff is a philosopher of mind and consciousness at Durham University and author of Galileo's Error. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - InsideTracker:...

  • 2022 / 1 / 30
    #260 – Georges St-Pierre, John Danaher & Gordon Ryan: The Greatest of All Time

    Georges St-Pierre is an MMA fighter. John Danaher is a martial arts coach. Gordon Ryan is a submission grappler. Each are considered by many to be the greatest of all time in each of their respective...

  • 2022 / 1 / 26
    #259 – Thomas Tull: From Batman Dark Knight Trilogy to AI and the Rolling Stones

    Thomas Tull is founder of Legendary Entertainment, Tulco, part-owner of Pittsburgh Steelers, and guitarist for the band Ghost Hounds. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Paperspace:...

  • 2022 / 1 / 22
    #258 – Yann LeCun: Dark Matter of Intelligence and Self-Supervised Learning

    Yann LeCun is the Chief AI Scientist at Meta, professor at NYU, Turing Award winner, and one of the seminal researchers in the history of machine learning. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2022 / 1 / 18
    #257 – Brian Keating: Cosmology, Astrophysics, Aliens & Losing the Nobel Prize

    Brian Keating is an experimental physicist at the UCSD, author of Losing the Nobel Prize, and host of the Into the Impossible podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -...

  • 2022 / 1 / 15
    #256 – Nationalism Debate: Yaron Brook and Yoram Hazony

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  • 2022 / 1 / 8
    #255 – Mark Normand: Comedy!

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  • 2022 / 1 / 4
    #254 – Jay Bhattacharya: The Case Against Lockdowns

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  • 2021 / 12 / 31
    #253 – Michael Malice: New Year’s Special

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  • 2021 / 12 / 28
    #252 – Elon Musk: SpaceX, Mars, Tesla Autopilot, Self-Driving, Robotics, and AI

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  • 2021 / 12 / 25
    #251 – Ray Dalio: Money, Power, and the Collapse of Empires

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  • 2021 / 12 / 23
    #250 – Peter Wang: Python and the Source Code of Humans, Computers, and Reality

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  • 2021 / 12 / 18
    #249 – Albert Bourla: Pfizer CEO

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  • 2021 / 12 / 13
    #248 – Norman Naimark: Genocide, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Absolute Power

    Norman Naimark is a historian at Stanford, specializing in the history of genocide. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Coinbase: https://coinbase.com/lex to get $5 in free Bitcoin -...

  • 2021 / 12 / 8
    #247 – Jamie Metzl: Lab Leak Theory

    Jamie Metzl is an author specializing in topics of genetic engineering, biotechnology, and geopolitics. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Mizzen+Main: https://mizzenandmain.com and...

  • 2021 / 12 / 3
    #246 – Peter Woit: Theories of Everything and Why String Theory is Not Even Wrong

    Peter Woit is a theoretical physicist, mathematician, critic of string theory, and author of the popular science blog Not Even Wrong. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - The Prisoner...

  • 2021 / 11 / 30
    #245 – Tom Brands: Iowa Wrestling

    Tom Brands is an Olympic and World Champion in freestyle wrestling and the head wrestling coach at the University of Iowa. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - FightCamp:...

  • 2021 / 11 / 28
    #244 – Robert Crews: Afghanistan, Taliban, Bin Laden, and War in the Middle East

    Robert Crews is a historian at Stanford, specializing in Afghanistan, Russia, Islam, Central Asia, and South Asia. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - MUD\WTR: https://mudwtr.com/lex...

  • 2021 / 11 / 23
    #243 – Kevin Systrom: Instagram

    Kevin Systrom is the co-founder and former CEO of Instagram. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Theragun: https://therabody.com/lex to get 30 day trial - NI:...

  • 2021 / 11 / 20
    #242 – Ben Askren: Wrestling and MMA

    Ben Askren is a wrestler and MMA fighter, former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion, a two-time NCAA wrestling champion and four-time finalist. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2021 / 11 / 16
    #241 – Boris Sofman: Waymo, Cozmo, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of Robotics

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  • 2021 / 11 / 11
    #240 – Neal Stephenson: Sci-Fi, Space, Aliens, AI, VR & the Future of Humanity

    Neal Stephenson is a sci-fi writer (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and new book Termination Shock), former Chief Futurist at Magic Leap and first employee of Blue Origin. Please support this podcast by checking...

  • 2021 / 11 / 8
    #239 – Niall Ferguson: History of Money, Power, War, and Truth

    Niall Ferguson is a historian at Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of 16 books on the history of money, war, power, and catastrophe. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2021 / 11 / 5
    #238 – Francis Collins: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    Francis Collins is the director of the NIH and former head of the Human Genome Project. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Ten Thousand: https://www.tenthousand.cc/ and use code LEX...

  • 2021 / 11 / 3
    #237 – Steve Viscelli: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream

    Steve Viscelli is a former truck driver and now an economic sociologist at University of Pennsylvania studying freight transportation, including autonomous trucks. Please support this podcast by checking out...

  • 2021 / 10 / 31
    #236 – Jimmy Pedro: Judo and the Forging of Champions

    Jimmy Pedro is a judo competitor and coach, world champion, 3x world medalist, 2x Olympic medalist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - ROKA: https://roka.com/ and use code LEX to get...

  • 2021 / 10 / 29
    #235 – Michael Mina: Rapid COVID Testing

    Michael Mina is an immunologist, epidemiologist, and physician at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion: https://notion.com/startups to get up to $1000 off team plan -...

  • 2021 / 10 / 27
    #234 – Stephen Wolfram: Complexity and the Fabric of Reality

    Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist, mathematician, and theoretical physicist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - ROKA: https://roka.com/ and use code LEX to get 20% off your...

  • 2021 / 10 / 23
    #233 – Carl Hart: Heroin, Cocaine, MDMA, Alcohol & the Role of Drugs in Society

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  • 2021 / 10 / 20
    #232 – Brian Greene: Quantum Gravity, Big Bang, Aliens, Life, Death, and Meaning

    Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - The Prisoner Wine Company: https://theprisonerwine.com/lex to get 20% off & free shipping - Blinkist:...

  • 2021 / 10 / 16
    #231 – Alex Gladstein: Bitcoin, Authoritarianism, and Human Rights

    Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Stripe: https://stripe.com - Paperspace:...

  • 2021 / 10 / 14
    #230 – Kelsi Sheren: War, Artillery, PTSD, and Love

    Kelsi Sheren is a veteran, artillery gunner, and founder of Brass and Unity. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get 14-day free trial - Justworks:...

  • 2021 / 10 / 10
    #229 – Richard Wrangham: Role of Violence, Sex, and Fire in Human Evolution

    Richard Wrangham is a biological anthropologist at Harvard, specializing in the study of primates and the evolution of violence, sex, cooking, culture, and other aspects of ape and human behavior. Please...

  • 2021 / 10 / 5
    #228 – RZA: Wu-Tang Clan, Kung Fu, Chess, God, Life, and Death

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  • 2021 / 9 / 30
    #227 – Sean Kelly: Existentialism, Nihilism, and the Search for Meaning

    Sean Kelly is a philosopher at Harvard specializing in existentialism and the philosophy of mind. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Coinbase: https://coinbase.com/lex to get $5 in...

  • 2021 / 9 / 27
    #226 – Jo Boaler: How to Learn Math

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  • 2021 / 9 / 26
    #225 – Jeffrey Shainline: Neuromorphic Computing and Optoelectronic Intelligence

    Jeffrey Shainline is a physicist at NIST working on. Note: Opinions expressed by Jeff do not represent NIST. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Stripe: https://stripe.com -...

  • 2021 / 9 / 23
    #224 – Travis Oliphant: NumPy, SciPy, Anaconda, Python & Scientific Programming

    Travis Oliphant is a data scientist, entrepreneur, and creator of NumPy, SciPy, and Anaconda. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Novo: https://banknovo.com/lex - Allform:...

  • 2021 / 9 / 21
    #223 – Travis Stevens: Judo, Olympics, and Mental Toughness

    Travis Stevens is the 2016 Olympic Judo silver medalist and BJJ black belt. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Justworks: https://justworks.com - Indeed: https://indeed.com/lex to get...

  • 2021 / 9 / 20
    #222 – Jay McClelland: Neural Networks and the Emergence of Cognition

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  • 2021 / 9 / 15
    #221 – Douglas Lenat: Cyc and the Quest to Solve Common Sense Reasoning in AI

    Douglas Lenat is the founder of Cyc, a 37 year project aiming to solve common-sense knowledge and reasoning in AI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Squarespace:...

  • 2021 / 9 / 11
    #220 – Niels Jorgensen: New York Firefighters and the Heroes of 9/11

    Niels Jorgensen is a former New York firefighter for over 21 years, who was there at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2001. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - ROKA: https://roka.com/...

  • 2021 / 9 / 9
    #219 – Donald Knuth: Programming, Algorithms, Hard Problems & the Game of Life

    Donald Knuth is a computer scientist, Turing Award winner, father of algorithm analysis, author of The Art of Computer Programming, and creator of TeX. Please support this podcast by checking out our...

  • 2021 / 9 / 6
    #218 – Jaron Lanier: Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

    Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, author, and founder of the field of virtual reality. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex to get...

  • 2021 / 9 / 3
    #217 – Rodney Brooks: Robotics

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  • 2021 / 9 / 1
    #216 – Vincent Racaniello: Viruses and Vaccines

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  • 2021 / 8 / 29
    #215 – Wojciech Zaremba: OpenAI Codex, GPT-3, Robotics, and the Future of AI

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  • 2021 / 8 / 27
    #214 – Jed Buchwald: Isaac Newton and the Philosophy of Science

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  • 2021 / 8 / 23
    #213 – Barry Barish: Gravitational Waves and the Most Precise Device Ever Built

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  • 2021 / 8 / 21
    #212 – Joscha Bach: Nature of Reality, Dreams, and Consciousness

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  • 2021 / 8 / 15
    #211 – Brian Muraresku: The Secret History of Psychedelics

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  • 2021 / 8 / 11
    #210 – Matt Walker: Sleep

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    #209 – LuΓ­s and JoΓ£o Batalha: Fermat’s Library and the Art of Studying Papers

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  • 2021 / 8 / 8
    #208 – Jeff Hawkins: The Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence

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  • 2021 / 8 / 3
    #207 – Chris Duffin: The Mad Scientist of Strength

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  • 2021 / 7 / 31
    #206 – Ishan Misra: Self-Supervised Deep Learning in Computer Vision

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    #205 – Zach Bitter: Ultramarathon Running

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    #204 – Cumrun Vafa: String Theory

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    #203 – Anya Fernald: Regenerative Farming and the Art of Cooking Meat

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  • 2021 / 7 / 21
    #202 – Rick Doblin: Psychedelics

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  • 2021 / 7 / 19
    #201 – Konstantin Batygin: Planet 9 and the Edge of Our Solar System

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  • 2021 / 7 / 15
    #200 – Michael Malice: Totalitarianism and Anarchy

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  • 2021 / 7 / 11
    #199 – Roger Reaves: Smuggling Drugs for Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel

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  • 2021 / 7 / 9
    #198 – Sara Walker: The Origin of Life on Earth and Alien Worlds

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  • 2021 / 7 / 5
    #197 – Jocko Willink: War, Leadership, and Discipline

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  • 2021 / 7 / 1
    #196 – Yeonmi Park: North Korea

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  • 2021 / 6 / 28
    #195 – Clara Sousa-Silva: Searching for Signs of Life on Venus and Other Planets

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  • 2021 / 6 / 25
    #194 – Bret Weinstein: Truth, Science, and Censorship in the Time of a Pandemic

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  • 2021 / 6 / 21
    #193 – Rob Reid: The Existential Threat of Engineered Viruses and Lab Leaks

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  • 2021 / 6 / 16
    #192 – Charles Hoskinson: Cardano

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    #191 – Daniel Schmachtenberger: Steering Civilization Away from Self-Destruction

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  • 2021 / 6 / 13
    #190 – Jordan Ellenberg: Mathematics of High-Dimensional Shapes and Geometries

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  • 2021 / 6 / 7
    #189 – David Sinclair: Extending the Human Lifespan Beyond 100 Years

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    #188 – Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum 2.0

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  • 2021 / 5 / 29
    #187 – Frank Wilczek: Physics of Quarks, Dark Matter, Complexity, Life & Aliens

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  • 2021 / 5 / 24
    #186 – Bryan Johnson: Kernel Brain-Computer Interfaces

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  • 2021 / 5 / 20
    #185 – Sam Harris: Consciousness, Free Will, Psychedelics, AI, UFOs, and Meaning

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  • 2021 / 5 / 17
    #184 – Katherine de Kleer: Planets, Moons, and Asteroids in Our Solar System

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  • 2021 / 5 / 14
    #183 – Po-Shen Loh: Mathematics, Math Olympiad, Combinatorics & Contact Tracing

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  • 2021 / 5 / 9
    #182 – John Danaher: The Path to Mastery in Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Judo, and MMA

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  • 2021 / 5 / 1
    #181 – Sergey Nazarov: Chainlink, Smart Contracts, and Oracle Networks

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  • 2021 / 4 / 30
    #180 – Jeremi Suri: History of American Power

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  • 2021 / 4 / 26
    #179 – Georges St-Pierre: The Science of Fighting

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  • 2021 / 4 / 24
    #178 – Michael Malice and Yaron Brook: Ayn Rand, Human Nature, and Anarchy

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  • 2021 / 4 / 19
    #177 – Risto Miikkulainen: Neuroevolution and Evolutionary Computation

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  • 2021 / 4 / 17
    #176 – Robert Breedlove: Philosophy of Bitcoin from First Principles

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    #175 – Yannis Pappas: History and Comedy

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  • 2021 / 4 / 10
    #174 – Tyler Cowen: Economic Growth and the Fight Against Conformity and Mediocrity

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  • 2021 / 4 / 1
    #173 – Nic Carter: Bitcoin Core Values, Layered Scaling, and Blocksize Debates

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  • 2021 / 3 / 30
    #172 – Ryan Schiller: Librex and the Free Exchange of Ideas on College Campuses

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  • 2021 / 3 / 25
    #171 – Anthony Pompliano: Bitcoin

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  • 2021 / 3 / 22
    #170 – Ronald Sullivan: The Ideal of Justice in the Face of Controversy and Evil

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  • 2021 / 3 / 20
    #169 – Ryan Hall: Solving Martial Arts from First Principles

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  • 2021 / 3 / 15
    #168 – Silvio Micali: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Algorand, Bitcoin, and Ethereum

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  • 2021 / 3 / 14
    #167 – Saagar Enjeti: Politics, History, and Power

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  • 2021 / 3 / 5
    #166 – Cal Newport: Deep Work, Focus, Productivity, Email, and Social Media

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  • 2021 / 3 / 1
    #165 – Josh Barnett: Philosophy of Violence, Power, and the Martial Arts

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  • 2021 / 2 / 28
    #164 – Andrew Huberman: Sleep, Dreams, Creativity & the Limits of the Human Mind

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  • 2021 / 2 / 23
    #163 – Eric Weinstein: Difficult Conversations, Freedom of Speech, and Physics

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    #162 – Jim Keller: The Future of Computing, AI, Life, and Consciousness

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    #161 – Jason Calacanis: Startups, Angel Investing, Capitalism, and Friendship

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    #160 – Brendan Eich: JavaScript, Firefox, Mozilla, and Brave

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    #159 – Richard Craib: WallStreetBets, Numerai, and the Future of Stock Trading

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    #158 – Zev Weinstein: The Next Generation of Big Ideas and Brave Minds

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    #157 – Natalya Bailey: Rocket Engines and Electric Spacecraft Propulsion

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  • 2021 / 1 / 29
    #156 – Tim Dillon: Comedy, Power, Conspiracy Theories, and Freedom

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  • 2021 / 1 / 27
    Lex Fridman: Ask Me Anything – AMA January 2021

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    #155 – Max Tegmark: AI and Physics

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    #154 – Avi Loeb: Aliens, Black Holes, and the Mystery of the Oumuamua

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    #153 – Dmitry Korkin: Evolution of Proteins, Viruses, Life, and AI

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    #152 – Dan Gable: Olympic Wrestling, Mental Toughness & the Making of Champions

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  • 2020 / 12 / 31
    #150 – Michael Malice: The White Pill, Freedom, Hope, and Happiness Amidst Chaos

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    #149 – Diana Walsh Pasulka: Aliens, Technology, Religion, and the Nature of Belief

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  • 2020 / 12 / 26
    #148 – Charles Isbell and Michael Littman: Machine Learning and Education

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  • 2020 / 12 / 20
    #147 – Dmitri Dolgov: Waymo and the Future of Self-Driving Cars

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    #146 – Michael Mina: Rapid Testing, Viruses, and the Engineering Mindset

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    #145 – Matthew Johnson: Psychedelics

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    #144 – Michael Littman: Reinforcement Learning and the Future of AI

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    #143 – John Clarke: The Art of Fighting and the Pursuit of Excellence

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  • 2020 / 11 / 30
    #142 – Manolis Kellis: Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything

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  • 2020 / 11 / 25
    #141 – Erik Brynjolfsson: Economics of AI, Social Networks, and Technology

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    #140 – Lisa Feldman Barrett: Love, Evolution, and the Human Brain

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    #139 – Andrew Huberman: Neuroscience of Optimal Performance

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    #138 – Yaron Brook: Ayn Rand and the Philosophy of Objectivism

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    #137 – Alex Filippenko: Supernovae, Dark Energy, Aliens & the Expanding Universe

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  • 2020 / 11 / 3
    #136 – Dan Carlin: Hardcore History

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    #135 – Charles Isbell: Computing, Interactive AI, and Race in America

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  • 2020 / 10 / 30
    #134 – Eric Weinstein: On the Nature of Good and Evil, Genius and Madness

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  • 2020 / 10 / 25
    #133 – Manolis Kellis: Biology of Disease

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    #132 – George Hotz: Hacking the Simulation & Learning to Drive with Neural Nets

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    #131 – Chris Lattner: The Future of Computing and Programming Languages

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    #130 – Scott Aaronson: Computational Complexity and Consciousness

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    #129 – Lisa Feldman Barrett: Counterintuitive Ideas About How the Brain Works

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    #128 – Michael Malice: Anarchy, Democracy, Libertarianism, Love, and Trolling

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    #127 – Joe Rogan: Conversations, Ideas, Love, Freedom & The Joe Rogan Experience

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    #126 – James Gosling: Java, JVM, Emacs, and the Early Days of Computing

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    #125 – Ryan Hall: Martial Arts and the Philosophy of Violence, Power, and Grace

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  • 2020 / 9 / 15
    #124 – Stephen Wolfram: Fundamental Theory of Physics, Life, and the Universe

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  • 2020 / 9 / 12
    #123 – Manolis Kellis: Origin of Life, Humans, Ideas, Suffering, and Happiness

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  • 2020 / 9 / 8
    #122 – David Fravor: UFOs, Aliens, Fighter Jets, and Aerospace Engineering

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  • 2020 / 9 / 7
    Lex Solo #3 – In Memory of My Grandmother

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  • 2020 / 9 / 5
    #121 – Eugenia Kuyda: Friendship with an AI Companion

    Eugenia Kuyda co-founder of Replika, an AI companion. Please check out our sponsors to get a discount and to support this podcast: - Dollar Shave Club: https://dollarshaveclub.com/lex - DoorDash: download app...

  • 2020 / 9 / 1
    Lex Solo #2 – The Future of Neuralink

    My thoughts on 8 possible long-term futures of Neuralink after attending the August 2020 progress update. This is a solo episode #2 of the podcast. Hopefully it's interesting to some folks. The aim is...

  • 2020 / 8 / 31
    #120 – FranΓ§ois Chollet: Measures of Intelligence

    François Chollet is an AI researcher at Google and creator of Keras. Support this podcast by supporting our sponsors (and get discount): - Babbel: https://babbel.com and use code LEX - MasterClass:...

  • 2020 / 8 / 26
    #119 – David Eagleman: Neuroplasticity and the Livewired Brain

    David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford. Support this podcast by supporting our sponsors: - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex – Cash App:...

  • 2020 / 8 / 24
    New Name: Lex Fridman Podcast

    New podcast name. New Russian hitman thumbnail. Everything else stays the same. AI is still my passion, but this gives me a bit more freedom to talk to interesting folks from all over. Thanks for the support...

  • 2020 / 8 / 23
    #118 – Grant Sanderson: Math, Manim, Neural Networks & Teaching with 3Blue1Brown

    Grant Sanderson is a math educator and creator of 3Blue1Brown. Support this podcast by supporting our sponsors: - Dollar Shave Club: https://dollarshaveclub.com/lex - DoorDash: download app & use code LEX -...

  • 2020 / 8 / 20
    #117 – Sheldon Solomon: Death and Meaning

    Sheldon Solomon is a social psychologist, a philosopher, co-developer of Terror Management Theory, co-author of The Worm at the Core. Please support this channel by supporting our sponsors: - Blinkist:...

  • 2020 / 8 / 16
    #116 – Sara Seager: Search for Planets and Life Outside Our Solar System

    Sara Seager is a planetary scientist at MIT, known for her work on the search for exoplanets. Support this podcast by supporting our sponsors. Click links, get discount: - Public Goods at...

  • 2020 / 8 / 14
    #115 – Dileep George: Brain-Inspired AI

    Dileep George is a researcher at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence, co-founder of Vicarious, formerly co-founder of Numenta. From the early work on Hierarchical temporal memory to...

  • 2020 / 8 / 9
    #114 – Russ Tedrake: Underactuated Robotics, Control, Dynamics and Touch

    Russ Tedrake is a roboticist and professor at MIT and vice president of robotics research at TRI. He works on control of robots in interesting, complicated, underactuated, stochastic, difficult to model...

  • 2020 / 7 / 31
    #113 – Manolis Kellis: Human Genome and Evolutionary Dynamics

    Manolis Kellis is a professor at MIT and head of the MIT Computational Biology Group. He is interested in understanding the human genome from a computational, evolutionary, biological, and other...

  • 2020 / 7 / 29
    #112 – Ian Hutchinson: Nuclear Fusion, Plasma Physics, and Religion

    Ian Hutchinson is a nuclear engineer and plasma physicist at MIT. He has made a number of important contributions in plasma physics including the magnetic confinement of plasmas seeking to enable fusion...

  • 2020 / 7 / 26
    #111 – Richard Karp: Algorithms and Computational Complexity

    Richard Karp is a professor at Berkeley and one of the most important figures in the history of theoretical computer science. In 1985, he received the Turing Award for his research in the theory of...

  • 2020 / 7 / 21
    #110 – Jitendra Malik: Computer Vision

    Jitendra Malik is a professor at Berkeley and one of the seminal figures in the field of computer vision, the kind before the deep learning revolution, and the kind after. He has been cited over 180,000 times...

  • 2020 / 7 / 18
    #109 – Brian Kernighan: UNIX, C, AWK, AMPL, and Go Programming

    Brian Kernighan is a professor of computer science at Princeton University. He co-authored the C Programming Language with Dennis Ritchie (creator of C) and has written a lot of books on programming,...

  • 2020 / 7 / 14
    #108 – Sergey Levine: Robotics and Machine Learning

    Sergey Levine is a professor at Berkeley and a world-class researcher in deep learning, reinforcement learning, robotics, and computer vision, including the development of algorithms for end-to-end training...

  • 2020 / 7 / 8
    #107 – Peter Singer: Suffering in Humans, Animals, and AI

    Peter Singer is a professor of bioethics at Princeton, best known for his 1975 book Animal Liberation, that makes an ethical case against eating meat. He has written brilliantly from an ethical perspective on...

  • 2020 / 7 / 3
    #106 – Matt Botvinick: Neuroscience, Psychology, and AI at DeepMind

    Matt Botvinick is the Director of Neuroscience Research at DeepMind. He is a brilliant cross-disciplinary mind navigating effortlessly between cognitive psychology, computational neuroscience, and artificial...

  • 2020 / 6 / 30
    #105 – Robert Langer: Edison of Medicine

    Robert Langer is a professor at MIT and one of the most cited researchers in history, specializing in biotechnology fields of drug delivery systems and tissue engineering. He has bridged theory and practice...

  • 2020 / 6 / 27
    #104 – David Patterson: Computer Architecture and Data Storage

    David Patterson is a Turing award winner and professor of computer science at Berkeley. He is known for pioneering contributions to RISC processor architecture used by 99% of new chips today and for...

  • 2020 / 6 / 22
    #103 – Ben Goertzel: Artificial General Intelligence

    Ben Goertzel is one of the most interesting minds in the artificial intelligence community. He is the founder of SingularityNET, designer of OpenCog AI framework, formerly a director of the Machine...

  • 2020 / 6 / 20
    #102 – Steven Pressfield: The War of Art

    Steven Pressfield is a historian and author of War of Art, a book that had a big impact on my life and the life of millions of whose passion is to create in art, science, business, sport, and everywhere else....

  • 2020 / 6 / 13
    #101 – Joscha Bach: Artificial Consciousness and the Nature of Reality

    Joscha Bach is the VP of Research at the AI Foundation, previously doing research at MIT and Harvard. Joscha work explores the workings of the human mind, intelligence, consciousness, life on Earth, and the...

  • 2020 / 5 / 28
    #99 – Karl Friston: Neuroscience and the Free Energy Principle

    Karl Friston is one of the greatest neuroscientists in history, cited over 245,000 times, known for many influential ideas in brain imaging, neuroscience, and theoretical neurobiology, including the...

  • 2020 / 5 / 20
    #97 – Sertac Karaman: Robots That Fly and Robots That Drive

    Sertac Karaman is a professor at MIT, co-founder of the autonomous vehicle company Optimus Ride, and is one of top roboticists in the world, including robots that drive and robots that fly. Support this...

  • 2020 / 5 / 15
    #96 – Stephen Schwarzman: Going Big in Business, Investing, and AI

    Stephen Schwarzman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, one of the world's leading investment firms with over 530 billion dollars of assets under management. He is one of the most successful business...

  • 2020 / 5 / 12
    #95 – Dawn Song: Adversarial Machine Learning and Computer Security

    Dawn Song is a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley with research interests in security, most recently with a focus on the intersection between computer security and machine learning. Support this...

  • 2020 / 5 / 8
    #94 – Ilya Sutskever: Deep Learning

    Ilya Sutskever is the co-founder of OpenAI, is one of the most cited computer scientist in history with over 165,000 citations, and to me, is one of the most brilliant and insightful minds ever in the field...

  • 2020 / 5 / 5
    #93 – Daphne Koller: Biomedicine and Machine Learning

    Daphne Koller is a professor of computer science at Stanford University, a co-founder of Coursera with Andrew Ng and Founder and CEO of insitro, a company at the intersection of machine learning and...

  • 2020 / 4 / 29
    #92 – Harry Cliff: Particle Physics and the Large Hadron Collider

    Harry Cliff is a particle physicist at the University of Cambridge working on the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment that specializes in searching for hints of new particles and forces by studying a type...

  • 2020 / 4 / 24
    #91 – Jack Dorsey: Square, Cryptocurrency, and Artificial Intelligence

    Jack Dorsey is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter and the founder and CEO of Square. Support this podcast by signing up with these sponsors: - MasterClass: https://masterclass.com/lex EPISODE...

  • 2020 / 4 / 22
    #90 – Dmitry Korkin: Computational Biology of Coronavirus

    Dmitry Korkin is a professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he specializes in bioinformatics of complex disease, computational genomics, systems biology,...

  • 2020 / 4 / 18
    #89 – Stephen Wolfram: Cellular Automata, Computation, and Physics

    Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist, mathematician, and theoretical physicist who is the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, a company behind Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, Wolfram Language, and the new...

  • 2020 / 4 / 13
    #88 – Eric Weinstein: Geometric Unity and the Call for New Ideas, Leaders & Institutions

    Eric Weinstein is a mathematician with a bold and piercing intelligence, unafraid to explore the biggest questions in the universe and shine a light on the darkest corners of our society. He is the host of...

  • 2020 / 4 / 9
    #87 – Richard Dawkins: Evolution, Intelligence, Simulation, and Memes

    Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist, and author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion, The Magic of Reality, The Greatest Show on Earth, and his latest Outgrowing God. He is the...

  • 2020 / 4 / 3
    #86 – David Silver: AlphaGo, AlphaZero, and Deep Reinforcement Learning

    David Silver leads the reinforcement learning research group at DeepMind and was lead researcher on AlphaGo, AlphaZero and co-lead on AlphaStar, and MuZero and lot of important work in reinforcement...

  • 2020 / 3 / 31
    #85 – Roger Penrose: Physics of Consciousness and the Infinite Universe

    Roger Penrose is physicist, mathematician, and philosopher at University of Oxford. He has made fundamental contributions in many disciplines from the mathematical physics of general relativity and cosmology...

  • 2020 / 3 / 26
    #83 – Nick Bostrom: Simulation and Superintelligence

    Nick Bostrom is a philosopher at University of Oxford and the director of the Future of Humanity Institute. He has worked on fascinating and important ideas in existential risks, simulation hypothesis, human...

  • 2020 / 3 / 21
    #82 – Simon Sinek: Leadership, Hard Work, Optimism and the Infinite Game

    Simon Sinek is an author of several books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and his latest The Infinite Game. He is one of the best communicators of what it takes to be a good leader, to inspire,...

  • 2020 / 3 / 19
    #81 – Anca Dragan: Human-Robot Interaction and Reward Engineering

    Anca Dragan is a professor at Berkeley, working on human-robot interaction -- algorithms that look beyond the robot's function in isolation, and generate robot behavior that accounts for interaction and...

  • 2020 / 3 / 16
    #80 – Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, and the Future of Money

    Vitalik Buterin is co-creator of Ethereum and ether, which is a cryptocurrency that is currently the second-largest digital currency after bitcoin. Ethereum has a lot of interesting technical ideas that are...

  • 2020 / 3 / 7
    #79 – Lee Smolin: Quantum Gravity and Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution

    Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist, co-inventor of loop quantum gravity, and a contributor of many interesting ideas to cosmology, quantum field theory, the foundations of quantum mechanics, theoretical...

  • 2020 / 3 / 5
    #78 – Ann Druyan: Cosmos, Carl Sagan, Voyager, and the Beauty of Science

    Ann Druyan is the writer, producer, director, and one of the most important and impactful communicators of science in our time. She co-wrote the 1980 science documentary series Cosmos hosted by Carl Sagan,...

  • 2020 / 3 / 3
    #77 – Alex Garland: Ex Machina, Devs, Annihilation, and the Poetry of Science

    Alex Garland is a writer and director of many imaginative and philosophical films from the dreamlike exploration of human self-destruction in the movie Annihilation to the deep questions of consciousness and...

  • 2020 / 2 / 29
    #76 – John Hopfield: Physics View of the Mind and Neurobiology

    John Hopfield is professor at Princeton, whose life's work weaved beautifully through biology, chemistry, neuroscience, and physics. Most crucially, he saw the messy world of biology through the piercing...

  • 2020 / 2 / 26
    #75 – Marcus Hutter: Universal Artificial Intelligence, AIXI, and AGI

    Marcus Hutter is a senior research scientist at DeepMind and professor at Australian National University. Throughout his career of research, including with JΓΌrgen Schmidhuber and Shane Legg, he has proposed a...

  • 2020 / 2 / 24
    #74 – Michael I. Jordan: Machine Learning, Recommender Systems, and the Future of AI

    Michael I. Jordan is a professor at Berkeley, and one of the most influential people in the history of machine learning, statistics, and artificial intelligence. He has been cited over 170,000 times and has...

  • 2020 / 2 / 20
    #73 – Andrew Ng: Deep Learning, Education, and Real-World AI

    Andrew Ng is one of the most impactful educators, researchers, innovators, and leaders in artificial intelligence and technology space in general. He co-founded Coursera and Google Brain, launched...

  • 2020 / 2 / 17
    #72 – Scott Aaronson: Quantum Computing

    Scott Aaronson is a professor at UT Austin, director of its Quantum Information Center, and previously a professor at MIT. His research interests center around the capabilities and limits of quantum computers...

  • 2020 / 2 / 14
    Vladimir Vapnik: Predicates, Invariants, and the Essence of Intelligence

    Vladimir Vapnik is the co-inventor of support vector machines, support vector clustering, VC theory, and many foundational ideas in statistical learning. He was born in the Soviet Union, worked at the...

  • 2020 / 2 / 5
    Jim Keller: Moore’s Law, Microprocessors, Abstractions, and First Principles

    Jim Keller is a legendary microprocessor engineer, having worked at AMD, Apple, Tesla, and now Intel. He's known for his work on the AMD K7, K8, K12 and Zen microarchitectures, Apple A4, A5 processors,...

  • 2020 / 1 / 29
    David Chalmers: The Hard Problem of Consciousness

    David Chalmers is a philosopher and cognitive scientist specializing in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and consciousness. He is perhaps best known for formulating the hard problem of...

  • 2020 / 1 / 25
    Cristos Goodrow: YouTube Algorithm

    Cristos Goodrow is VP of Engineering at Google and head of Search and Discovery at YouTube (aka YouTube Algorithm). This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.Β If you would like to get...

  • 2020 / 1 / 21
    Paul Krugman: Economics of Innovation, Automation, Safety Nets & Universal Basic Income

    Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize winner in economics, professor at CUNY, and columnist at the New York Times. His academic work centers around international economics, economic geography, liquidity traps, and...

  • 2020 / 1 / 17
    Ayanna Howard: Human-Robot Interaction and Ethics of Safety-Critical Systems

    Ayanna Howard is a roboticist and professor at Georgia Tech, director of Human-Automation Systems lab, with research interests in human-robot interaction, assistive robots in the home, therapy gaming apps,...

  • 2020 / 1 / 14
    Daniel Kahneman: Thinking Fast and Slow, Deep Learning, and AI

    Daniel Kahneman is winner of the Nobel Prize in economics for his integration of economic science with the psychology of human behavior, judgment and decision-making. He is the author of the popular book...

  • 2020 / 1 / 7
    Grant Sanderson: 3Blue1Brown and the Beauty of Mathematics

    Grant Sanderson is a math educator and creator of 3Blue1Brown, a popular YouTube channel that uses programmatically-animated visualizations to explain concepts in linear algebra, calculus, and other fields of...

  • 2020 / 1 / 3
    Stephen Kotkin: Stalin, Putin, and the Nature of Power

    Stephen Kotkin is a professor of history at Princeton university and one of the great historians of our time, specializing in Russian and Soviet history. He has written many books on Stalin and the Soviet...

  • 2019 / 12 / 30
    Donald Knuth: Algorithms, TeX, Life, and The Art of Computer Programming

    Donald Knuth is one of the greatest and most impactful computer scientists and mathematicians ever. He is the recipient in 1974 of the Turing Award, considered the Nobel Prize of computing. He is the author...

  • 2019 / 12 / 28
    Melanie Mitchell: Concepts, Analogies, Common Sense & Future of AI

    Melanie Mitchell is a professor of computer science at Portland State University and an external professor at Santa Fe Institute. She has worked on and written about artificial intelligence from fascinating...

  • 2019 / 12 / 25
    Jim Gates: Supersymmetry, String Theory and Proving Einstein Right

    Jim Gates (S James Gates Jr.) is a theoretical physicist and professor at Brown University working on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory. He served on former President Obama's Council of...

  • 2019 / 12 / 21
    Sebastian Thrun: Flying Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, and Education

    Sebastian Thrun is one of the greatest roboticists, computer scientists, and educators of our time. He led development of the autonomous vehicles at Stanford that won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge and placed...

  • 2019 / 12 / 17
    Michael Stevens: Vsauce

    Michael Stevens is the creator of Vsauce, one of the most popular educational YouTube channel in the world, with over 15 million subscribers and over 1.7 billion views. His videos often ask and answer...

  • 2019 / 12 / 14
    Rohit Prasad: Amazon Alexa and Conversational AI

    Rohit Prasad is the vice president and head scientist of Amazon Alexa and one of its original creators. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.Β If you would like to get more...

  • 2019 / 12 / 11
    Judea Pearl: Causal Reasoning, Counterfactuals, Bayesian Networks, and the Path to AGI

    Judea Pearl is a professor at UCLA and a winner of the Turing Award, that's generally recognized as the Nobel Prize of computing. He is one of the seminal figures in the field of artificial intelligence,...

  • 2019 / 12 / 5
    Whitney Cummings: Comedy, Robotics, Neurology, and Love

    Whitney Cummings is a stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, director, and the host of a new podcast called Good for You. Her most recent Netflix special called "Can I Touch It?" features in part a...

  • 2019 / 12 / 2
    Ray Dalio: Principles, the Economic Machine, Artificial Intelligence & the Arc of Life

    Ray Dalio is the founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest and most successful investment firms that is famous for the principles of...

  • 2019 / 11 / 29
    Noam Chomsky: Language, Cognition, and Deep Learning

    Noam Chomsky is one of the greatest minds of our time and is one of the most cited scholars in history. He is a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. He...

  • 2019 / 11 / 25
    Gilbert Strang: Linear Algebra, Deep Learning, Teaching, and MIT OpenCourseWare

    Gilbert Strang is a professor of mathematics at MIT and perhaps one of the most famous and impactful teachers of math in the world. His MIT OpenCourseWare lectures on linear algebra have been viewed millions...

  • 2019 / 11 / 22
    Dava Newman: Space Exploration, Space Suits, and Life on Mars

    Dava Newman is the Apollo Program professor of AeroAstro at MIT and the former Deputy Administrator of NASA and has been a principal investigator on four spaceflight missions. Her research interests are in...

  • 2019 / 11 / 19
    Michael Kearns: Algorithmic Fairness, Bias, Privacy, and Ethics in Machine Learning

    Michael Kearns is a professor at University of Pennsylvania and a co-author of the new book Ethical Algorithm that is the focus of much of our conversation, including algorithmic fairness, bias, privacy, and...

  • 2019 / 11 / 12
    Elon Musk: Neuralink, AI, Autopilot, and the Pale Blue Dot

    Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and a co-founder of several other companies. This is the second time Elon has been on the podcast. You can watch the first time on YouTube or listen to the...

  • 2019 / 11 / 7
    Bjarne Stroustrup: C++

    Bjarne Stroustrup is the creator of C++, a programming language that after 40 years is still one of the most popular and powerful languages in the world. Its focus on fast, stable, robust code underlies many...

  • 2019 / 11 / 1
    Sean Carroll: Quantum Mechanics and the Many-Worlds Interpretation

    Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech and Santa Fe Institute specializing in quantum mechanics, arrow of time, cosmology, and gravitation. He is the author of Something Deeply Hidden and several...

  • 2019 / 10 / 27
    Garry Kasparov: Chess, Deep Blue, AI, and Putin

    Garry Kasparov is considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, he dominated the chess world, ranking world number 1 for most of those 19 years. While...

  • 2019 / 10 / 22
    Michio Kaku: Future of Humans, Aliens, Space Travel & Physics

    Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, futurist, and professor at the City College of New York. He is the author of many fascinating books on the nature of our reality and the future of our civilization....

  • 2019 / 10 / 11
    David Ferrucci: IBM Watson, Jeopardy & Deep Conversations with AI

    David Ferrucci led the team that built Watson, the IBM question-answering system that beat the top humans in the world at the game of Jeopardy. He is also the Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist of Elemental...

  • 2019 / 10 / 3
    Gary Marcus: Toward a Hybrid of Deep Learning and Symbolic AI

    Gary Marcus is a professor emeritus at NYU, founder of Robust.AI and Geometric Intelligence, the latter is a machine learning company acquired by Uber in 2016. He is the author of several books on natural and...

  • 2019 / 9 / 30
    Peter Norvig: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach

    Peter Norvig is a research director at Google and the co-author with Stuart Russell of the book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach that educated and inspired a whole generation of researchers...

  • 2019 / 9 / 26
    Leonard Susskind: Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and Black Holes

    Leonard Susskind is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University, and founding director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is widely regarded as one of the fathers of string...

  • 2019 / 9 / 23
    Regina Barzilay: Deep Learning for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

    Regina Barzilay is a professor at MIT and a world-class researcher in natural language processing and applications of deep learning to chemistry and oncology, or the use of deep learning for early diagnosis,...

  • 2019 / 9 / 19
    Colin Angle: iRobot

    Colin Angle is the CEO and co-founder of iRobot, a robotics company that for 29 years has been creating robots that operate successfully in the real world, not as a demo or on a scale of dozens, but on a...

  • 2019 / 9 / 14
    François Chollet: Keras, Deep Learning, and the Progress of AI

    François Chollet is the creator of Keras, which is an open source deep learning library that is designed to enable fast, user-friendly experimentation with deep neural networks. It serves as an interface to...

  • 2019 / 9 / 8
    Vijay Kumar: Flying Robots

    Vijay Kumar is one of the top roboticists in the world, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Dean of Penn Engineering, former director of GRASP lab, or the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and...

  • 2019 / 8 / 31
    Yann LeCun: Deep Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Self-Supervised Learning

    Yann LeCun is one of the fathers of deep learning, the recent revolution in AI that has captivated the world with the possibility of what machines can learn from data. He is a professor at New York...

  • 2019 / 8 / 27
    Jeremy Howard: fast.ai Deep Learning Courses and Research

    Jeremy Howard is the founder of fast.ai, a research institute dedicated to make deep learning more accessible. He is also a Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of San Francisco, a former...

  • 2019 / 8 / 23
    Pamela McCorduck: Machines Who Think and the Early Days of AI

    Pamela McCorduck is an author who has written on the history and philosophical significance of artificial intelligence, the future of engineering, and the role of women and technology. Her books include...

  • 2019 / 8 / 19
    Keoki Jackson: Lockheed Martin

    Keoki Jackson is the CTO of Lockheed Martin, a company that through its long history has created some of the most incredible engineering marvels that human beings have ever built, including planes that fly...

  • 2019 / 8 / 12
    Paola Arlotta: Brain Development from Stem Cell to Organoid

    Paola Arlotta is a professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University. She is interested in understanding the molecular laws that govern the birth, differentiation and assembly of the human...

  • 2019 / 8 / 5
    George Hotz: Comma.ai, OpenPilot, and Autonomous Vehicles

    George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, a machine learning based vehicle automation company. He is an outspoken personality in the field of AI and technology in general. He first gained recognition for being...

  • 2019 / 8 / 1
    Kevin Scott: Microsoft CTO

    Kevin Scott is the CTO of Microsoft. Before that, he was the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at LinkedIn. And before that, he oversaw mobile ads engineering at Google. This conversation is...

  • 2019 / 7 / 29
    Gustav Soderstrom: Spotify

    Gustav Soderstrom is the Chief Research & Development Officer at Spotify, leading Product, Design, Data, Technology & Engineering teams. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.Β If...

  • 2019 / 7 / 22
    Chris Urmson: Self-Driving Cars at Aurora, Google, CMU, and DARPA

    Chris Urmson was the CTO of the Google Self-Driving Car team, a key engineer and leader behind the Carnegie Mellon autonomous vehicle entries in the DARPA grand challenges and the winner of the DARPA urban...

  • 2019 / 7 / 15
    Kai-Fu Lee: AI Superpowers – China and Silicon Valley

    Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures that manages a 2 billion dollar dual currency investment fund with a focus on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies. He is the...

  • 2019 / 7 / 10
    Sean Carroll: The Nature of the Universe, Life, and Intelligence

    Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech, specializing in quantum mechanics, gravity, and cosmology. He is the author of several popular books: one on the arrow of time called From Eternity to Here,...

  • 2019 / 7 / 1
    Jeff Hawkins: Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence

    Jeff Hawkins is the founder of Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience in 2002 and Numenta in 2005. In his 2004 book titled On Intelligence, and in his research before and after, he and his team have...

  • 2019 / 6 / 17
    Rosalind Picard: Affective Computing, Emotion, Privacy, and Health

    Rosalind Picard is a professor at MIT, director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, and co-founder of two companies, Affectiva and Empatica. Over two decades ago she launched the...

  • 2019 / 6 / 10
    Gavin Miller: Adobe Research

    Gavin Miller is the Head of Adobe Research. Adobe have empowered artists, designers, and creative minds from all professions working in the digital medium for over 30 years with software such as Photoshop,...

  • 2019 / 6 / 3
    Rajat Monga: TensorFlow

    Rajat Monga is an Engineering Director at Google, leading the TensorFlow team. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to https://lexfridman.com/ai or connect with @lexfridman on...

  • 2019 / 5 / 13
    Chris Lattner: Compilers, LLVM, Swift, TPU, and ML Accelerators

    Chris Lattner is a senior director at Google working on several projects including CPU, GPU, TPU accelerators for TensorFlow, Swift for TensorFlow, and all kinds of machine learning compiler magic going on...

  • 2019 / 4 / 29
    Oriol Vinyals: DeepMind AlphaStar, StarCraft, Language, and Sequences

    Oriol Vinyals is a senior research scientist at Google DeepMind. Before that he was at Google Brain and Berkeley. His research has been cited over 39,000 times. He is one of the most brilliant and impactful...

  • 2019 / 4 / 18
    Ian Goodfellow: Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)

    Ian Goodfellow is the author of the popular textbook on deep learning (simply titled "Deep Learning"). He coined the term Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and with his 2014 paper is responsible for...

  • 2019 / 4 / 12
    Elon Musk: Tesla Autopilot

    Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and a co-founder of several other companies. Video version is available on YouTube. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to...

  • 2019 / 4 / 3
    Greg Brockman: OpenAI and AGI

    Greg Brockman is the Co-Founder and CTO of OpenAI, a research organization developing ideas in AI that lead eventually to a safe & friendly artificial general intelligence that benefits and empowers humanity....

  • 2019 / 3 / 20
    Eric Weinstein: Revolutionary Ideas in Science, Math, and Society

    Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist, physicist, and managing director of Thiel Capital. He formed the "intellectual dark web" which is a loosely assembled group of public intellectuals including Sam...

  • 2019 / 3 / 12
    Leslie Kaelbling: Reinforcement Learning, Planning, and Robotics

    Leslie Kaelbling is a roboticist and professor at MIT. She is recognized for her work in reinforcement learning, planning, robot navigation, and several other topics in AI. She won the IJCAI Computers and...

  • 2019 / 2 / 7
    Kyle Vogt: Cruise Automation

    Kyle Vogt is the President and CTO of Cruise Automation, leading an effort in trying to solve one of the biggest robotics challenges of our time: vehicle autonomy. He is the co-founder of 2 successful...

  • 2019 / 1 / 19
    Tomaso Poggio: Brains, Minds, and Machines

    Tomaso Poggio is a professor at MIT and is the director of the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines. Cited over 100,000 times, his work has had a profound impact on our understanding of the nature of...

  • 2018 / 12 / 28
    Tuomas Sandholm: Poker and Game Theory

    Tuomas Sandholm is a professor at CMU and co-creator of Libratus, which is the first AI system to beat top human players at the game of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold'em. He has published over 450 papers...

  • 2018 / 12 / 23
    Juergen Schmidhuber: Godel Machines, Meta-Learning, and LSTMs

    Juergen Schmidhuber is the co-creator of long short-term memory networks (LSTMs) which are used in billions of devices today for speech recognition, translation, and much more. Over 30 years, he has proposed...

  • 2018 / 12 / 16
    Pieter Abbeel: Deep Reinforcement Learning

    Pieter Abbeel is a professor at UC Berkeley, director of the Berkeley Robot Learning Lab, and is one of the top researchers in the world working on how to make robots understand and interact with the world...

  • 2018 / 12 / 9
    Stuart Russell: Long-Term Future of AI

    Stuart Russell is a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley and a co-author of the book that introduced me and millions of other people to AI, called Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.Β Β Video...

  • 2018 / 12 / 4
    Eric Schmidt: Google

    Eric Schmidt was the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, and its executive chairman from 2011 to 2017, guiding the company through a period of incredible growth and a series of world-changing innovations. Video...

  • 2018 / 11 / 29
    Jeff Atwood: Stack Overflow and Coding Horror

    Jeff Atwood is a co-founder of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange, websites that are visited by millions of people every day. Much like with Wikipedia, it is difficult to understate the impact on global...

  • 2018 / 11 / 22
    Guido van Rossum: Python

    Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python, one of the most popular and impactful programming languages in the world.Β Video version is available on YouTube. If you would like to get more information about this...

  • 2018 / 11 / 16
    Vladimir Vapnik: Statistical Learning

    Vladimir Vapnik is the co-inventor of support vector machines, support vector clustering, VC theory, and many foundational ideas in statistical learning. His work has been cited over 170,000 times. He has...

  • 2018 / 10 / 20
    Yoshua Bengio: Deep Learning

    Yoshua Bengio, along with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann Lecun, is considered one of the three people most responsible for the advancement of deep learning during the 1990s, 2000s, and now. Cited 139,000 times, he...

  • 2018 / 10 / 17
    Steven Pinker: AI in the Age of Reason

    Steven Pinker is a professor at Harvard and before that was a professor at MIT. He is the author of many books, several of which have had a big impact on the way I see the world for the better. In particular,...

  • 2018 / 9 / 2
    Christof Koch: Consciousness

    A conversation with Christof Koch as part of MIT course on Artificial General Intelligence. Video version is available on YouTube. He is theΒ President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for...

  • 2018 / 8 / 26
    Max Tegmark: Life 3.0

    A conversation with Max Tegmark as part of MIT course on Artificial General Intelligence. Video version is available on YouTube. He is a Physics Professor at MIT, co-founder of the Future of Life Institute,...