The After On Podcast
The After On Podcast
Rob Reid
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We dive deep into the science, tech, and social issues explored in the novel "After On." It's NOT necessary to be an "After On" reader to listen, learn & enjoy this podcast!
53: The Case Against Reality | Don Hoffman (classic + updated)
Quantitative Psychologist Don Hoffman has a head-spinning take on the true nature of reality vs. what our senses report to us. This is a revisitation of our original interview, expanded with lots of new material recorded last week.
Jul 29, 2019
1 hr 41 min
52: Many Quantum Worlds | Sean Carroll
Quantum mechanics – and its eerie "Many Worlds" interpretation – are explored in terms that both poets & physicists can appreciate.
Jul 14, 2019
1 hr 37 min
51: On Consciousness | Annaka Harris
The baffling and fascinating mysteries connected to the phenomenon of consciousness are explored in this conversation with the deeply thoughtful science writer, Annaka Harris.
Jun 24, 2019
1 hr 20 min
50: About that TED Talk | Kevin Rose
This morning, TED posted a talk I just gave at their annual conference (on 11 days notice!). Kevin Rose interviewed me about my talk for his podcast. I’m posting his interview here as well.
Jun 18, 2019
1 hr 21 min
49: Canceling PTSD with MDMA (part 2) | Rick Doblin
The drug known as Molly, Ecstasy and MDMA may soon get regulatory approved for therapeutic use, thanks to a 34-year campaign waged by Rick Doblin. Rick and I discuss all of this, plus his own unique story.
May 28, 2019
1 hr
48: Canceling PTSD with MDMA (part 1) | Rick Doblin
The drug known as Molly, Ecstasy and MDMA may soon get regulatory approved for therapeutic use, thanks to a 34-year campaign waged by Rick Doblin. Rick and I discuss all of this, plus his own unique story.
May 20, 2019
1 hr 6 min
47. AI Boom, or Doom? | Stuart Russell
The drug known as Molly, Ecstasy and MDMA may soon get regulatory approved for therapeutic use, thanks to a 34-year campaign waged by Rick Doblin. Rick and I discuss all of this, plus his own unique story.
Apr 29, 2019
1 hr 30 min
46: Defeating Food Allergies | Kari Nadeau
The food allergy epidemic is mysterious, volatile, and growing fast. Kari Nadeau and her Stanford team are trying to halt it.
Apr 8, 2019
1 hr 47 min
45: End Games (part 2) | Naval Ravikant
A rampage killer with a knife can kill a few. With a gun, dozens. With a jetliner, way more. What might future tech enable? In Part Two of our conversation, Naval and I discuss "The Ender."And how to preclude this monstrosity.
Mar 21, 2019
1 hr 6 min
44: End Games (part 1) | Naval Ravikant
Naval & I discuss a horrifying risk. We questioned whether to post this. Might it give someone ideas? Well, the bad guys already HAVE ideas. And cataclysms are only averted if we face them. There’s still time.
Mar 18, 2019
1 hr 13 min
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