Excellent science podcast
This is one of the best podcasts online. Rob Reid is an excellent interviewer and the topics are fascinating and amazing. It’s an addictive podcast. Keep up the good work!
The Donald Hoffman interview was awesome. It broke my brain:) Anyone who listens will be taking the red pill.
At times a bit beyond my ape brain but I LOVE the pod!!!! Keep 'em coming Mr Reid
Re: ep 52 and Sean Carroll and the Universe Splitting app
Oddly, I’m the guy getting all zeros. Or ones. Idk the specific application of the numbers. I heard the Rogan cast. Downloaded the app. Got all “zeros” in a row. Was going to complain that the app was faulty. Read the reviews and one other person was having this “problem.” Developer suggested this podcast. And here I am. Still not convinced the app isn’t simply faulty. But the podcast is brilliant.
I’ve been looking for a show like this!!
I’m a new listener but already a huge fan. I particularly enjoyed the episode with Avi about the recent paper he published. I appreciate the well balanced opinions and the way you offer both sides of an argument. I believe in letting the science do the talking and, if you’re wrong about something there’s no shame in realizing it and admitting to it. Thanks for the great content!
Thoughtful, Interesting and Enjoyable!
Robert V K
I found this Podcast via a recomendation from a friend. It's become one of my favorites and I love listening to it while I'm riding my bike (it makes the miles fly by). I've also become a Patriion sponsor to help ensure the Podcast continues....
Keep up the good work!
BTW, loved your books!
A new listener but I love the show!
I listened to your interview on the Jordan Harbinger Show and loved what I heard! I just finished The Case against Reality episode and believe I’ll be a new long time listener. Great work and very engaging!
Always nice to find a place to forget about all the nonsense that determines whether or not a day is good or not and relax in a spa of thoughtful recorded discourse!
Perfect podcast for people interested science
Anyone interested in astrophysics, space exploration, black holes, string theory, light should listen to this podcast. No formuls just interesting discussion. Specifically podcast 8.
Update, episode 53 is also excellent. Put down twitter and turn off the TV. Episode 53 will expand your mind.
Fascinating podcast covering a broad range of topics. Smart, easy to listen to, and well worth your time.
My new favorite
Eric in Denver :$&@
Just discovered this gold mine. Deep dives into bleeding edge ideas. Strongly considering becoming a financial supporter. Thank you Rob.
Awesome mind-stretching podcast
Mr Reid’s preparations for his interviews are impressive. And it pays dividends to us, the listener.
Keep doing it!!
I love this podcast so much. It has taught me so much and helped me to understand many things. Please make more and keep doing it! I vote keep going. Love you!
I wasn’t going to type a review until you called me out about my time management at the end😂. Great work! Extremely cerebral. 5 stars no questions asked.
My new favorite podcast:)
Found this via Kevin Rose’s podcast and I’m binging the past episodes. So so so good! I love that the interviews are the perfect mix of conversational and structured — meaning we get just a dash of humor and banter but these are mostly meat. The host really keeps these conversations on the rails while keeping the tone upbeat and enthusiastic. And excellent, excellent guests and ideas. So glad I found this — thank you!:)
Also, thanks for helping me better prioritize x-risks — I was in the AI-is-the-only-thing-we-should-be-thinking-about camp but now I see synthetic bio might potentially get us first.
Rob is fantastic
Fascinating guests worth your time make appearances (Don Hoffman, Sean Carroll are my favorites), and Rob Reid is well informed on the topics, so much so that he carries the conversation(s) every step of the way as if he's the physisist or psychologist.. It's truly amazing.
Almost don't want to share
I'm picking up such geat nuggets of information, it will be sad when my friends start listening & they know where I heard something.
More stuff on consciousness, and on space!
Rob offers wonderful and stimulating fare here. He himself is a perceptive, informed, and articulate host. Thank you Rob, for such marvelous food for thought!
Just found this podcast. Three or four episodes in but they are all outstanding. Thanks for the work and your excellent communication skills.
Best in-depth well spoken science based podcast. Tangent and bro-science free. Highly recommended
Much more than drive-by pop sci
Rob’s show is obviously a labor of love, love for a whole host of topics in the worlds of science, philosophy, biology, and more. Each episode has a real depth of content and discussion and Rob is a delightful interviewer. I have had many eye-opening moments learning about the state of scientific thought that After On has given me. Really well done.
Thanks Rob. Your ability to distill complex ideas into concepts that lay people can understand is a gift. Thanks for sharing it with us.
I listen to a ton of science podcasts. This is one of the best!!
PhD caliber discussions made accessible and entertaining
Thanks so much, Rob. You’re doing a great service to your listeners. I appreciate that you continue to step out of your comfort zone in a prepared, thoughtful, and open-minded way, and jump into the deep end of the pool with paradigm-redefining thinkers like Don Hoffman, my personal favorite episode. And deep gratitude for having the courage to sound a very appropriate and passionate alarm on the potentially catastrophic applications of syn-bio. Thank you again, Rob. I’m signing up to support the show on Patreon regardless of the upcoming hiatus. Keep up the great work!
Most Interesting Podcast!!
Rob Reid interviews so many interesting people and I have felt my mind expanding. I appreciate the work it must take to put these together. It’s such an entertaining education for me to learn about fields I’m unfamiliar with like physics. I love listening and will re-listen to them while Rob takes a summer break (noooo!!!...) I Hope lots of people let him know how much we appreciate this podcast and the bonus material on Patreon!! So great.
Amazing interviewer, thought-provoking content
Rob, I applaud you! You’re style of interviewing is artful, and I always enjoy your show. You have really thoughtful guests who do help bring me to a fuller understanding of complex issues. I’m a marriage and family therapist, but your content on science and technology are really accessible and help me feel informed in areas that are beyond my daily practice. Thanks!!
Rob is Awesome!!!
This podcast is honestly the podcast I recommend the most to people when it comes to science related topics. Rob does his homework on every single guest and always delivers excellent, well thought out episodes. Cannot emphasize enough how much everyone should listen to this pod. Sad the show will not be around for a couple months but already looking forward to when it comes back!
This show truly makes me feel like a more well rounded person. Thank you for all that you do, Rob!!
Deeply thoughtful, rigorous, and excellently edited. Joy to listen !
Straight from the horses’ mouths
Appreciate my punctuation? I bet you do. Rob Reid has the kind of tech-cred and resultant network that brings next level experts into deep, meaningful conversations.
His preparation for said conversations is immediately clear from the pace and flow. This is likely due to his being not only a Silicon Valley pioneer but also an accomplished spec-fiction novelist.
Speaking of novels, reading the novel After On isn’t a requirement nor is (having read the novel) having an affinity for the work itself. I say this because there may well be a listener that fits into the Venn diagram space of “not fan of novel/fan of podcast.”
This podcast is strongly recommended for folks who are interested in what the world is likely to look like in the coming decades.
Great guests. Important topics. Mind blowing theories. This show will give you a lot to ponder!
Thought provoking discussions on a broad range of topics with legitimate experts, free of ‘woo’. Wonderful.
Very enjoyable - thanks!
The interviews are so in depth, allowing the guests to fully explain their area of expertise. I learn a lot and really enjoy the psychology themed ones. More shows about consciousness, please, Rob!
Discovered After On about year ago and haven’t missed an episode! Love every stimulating minute. Thank you, Rob!
Wonderful in depth conversations. Glad I found it.
What an outstanding collection of knowledge. I’m learning a lot from this, will definitely consider Patreon. Generous length, captivating guests, and fresh perspectives on some pretty obscure topics. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Makes my imagination dance
Fills my head with brain candy!
Everything in one place
This is my one can’t miss podcast which keeps me in the loop on the blessing edge of science in virtually every field. A couple of the episodes I listened more than once.
Can’t stop listening
My husband sent me a link to the Don Hoffman episode Reality Isn’t and I found in fascinating! I’ve now gone back and listened to many of Rob’s other episodes and so far have found each one interesting, thoroughly researched and frankly, addictive!
Thought provoking. Fascinating.
This podcasts makes me a better human
I purposefully cultivate the content I allow in my life, and I couldn’t imagine a better podcast to improve your overall knowledge about things that matter. Each episode’s deep-dive into something important makes me a better human, and this is the first podcast I refer friends/family to when they ask what I listen to. Give it a try and you’ll be glad you did!
Keep up the great work, Rob. It’s noticed, it’s appreciated, and most importantly, it’s an incredible legacy of content that you’re creating!
Very very well done, hope his listeners continues to grow!
Really in-depth, exceptionally thoughtful
I fount Rob Reid's podcast when searching for more interviews with Ed Boyden after I first heard him on Tyler Cowen's show. Reid's podcast is excellent and has quickly become one that I am the most excited to listen to. I love how in-depth the show is and I love the questions and discussions Reid has with his guests. I also particularly like the way that Reid is doing his advertising on the show with interesting interviews/discussions rather than with annoying ads.
Really stimulating stuff with great guests
Fantastic programming and I can tell you put a lot of effort into each episode. Keep it up!
Light for Life
This work is magnificent. Thank you Rob Reid!
How did it take me so long to find this??!? Can’t stop listening ...
[I never write reviews on ITunes, but want to help get the word out on this.]
Rob Reid's After On Podcast is one of the very best sources of interesting intellectual content I've found. I especially enjoy the episodes focused on AI, the future, existential risk, and related topics, but all of them are worth the time. His 2 part interview with Naval Ravikant is probably the best podcast I've ever heard. Rob is a very knowledgeable, intelligent, and sharp guy, and he clearly does a huge amount of preparation before his interviews. I also appreciate how well Rob interacts with his guests. The conversation is never unpleasant or awkward at all, which I think is a contrast with people like Sam Harris, who can come off as competitive or argumentative with some of his guests.