Episodes

March 5, 2020

1. Introduction - The Big Plan

A short episode about the podcast and the show hosts if you want to know more about the show

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March 17, 2020

2. The Elephant in the Brain - Kevin Simler & Robin Hanson

A summary of the key ways human beings lie to themselves and others without even realising. There are so many hidden ways we conc…

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March 27, 2020

9. The Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The book focuses on the extreme impact of rare and unpredictable outlier events — and the human tendency to find simplistic expla…

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March 31, 2020

3. Why Buddhism is True - Robert Wright

The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

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April 10, 2020

4. The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists - Niel …

Investigative reporter Neil Strauss chronicles his journey and encounters in the seduction community. An interesting tale into ho…

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April 16, 2020

5. Invisible Women - Caroline Criado Perez

The gender bias that is in the world around us and affects our daily lives. A brilliant look at the data that shows the facts we …

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April 19, 2020

6. Finite and Infinite Games - James P. Carse

There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of…

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April 21, 2020

7. Do You Talk Funny? - David Nihil

This book shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make y…

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May 3, 2020

8. Fooled By Randomness - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets is a book that deals with the fallibility of human kno…

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May 14, 2020

10. The Bed of Procrustes - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

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May 20, 2020

11. Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Things that Gain from Disorder. We discuss the concepts of things that thrive and grow when exposed to volatility.

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June 7, 2020

12. Skin in the Game - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life. Having a measurable risk when taking a major decision -- is necessary for fairness, commercial …

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June 19, 2020

Hope in the Dark - Rebecca Solnit

Radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always im…

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July 3, 2020

Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race - Rene Eddo-Lodge

The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link betwee…

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Aug. 5, 2020

White fragility - Robin DiAngelo

Learn why discussing racism is so taboo and difficult

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Aug. 10, 2020

How to be an antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist is a 2019 non-fiction book by American author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. The book discusses concepts o…

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Aug. 21, 2020

Discrimination and Disparities - Thomas Sowell

A searching re-examination of the assumptions, and the evidence for and against, current approaches to issues of economic and oth…

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Sept. 14, 2020

Nonviolent Communication - Marshall Rosenberg

An approach to nonviolent living

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Sept. 19, 2020

Season Recap: Racism and Inequality

We look back at our discoveries reading a range of different books on racism and inequality

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Sept. 25, 2020

The final days of Socrates - Plato

Describes the trial and death of Socrates in 403 BC.

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Oct. 12, 2020

The Confessions by Saint Augustine of Hippo

The book Confessions was the first autobiographical work written around 400 A.D. during Saint Augustine's early 40's. Augustine d…

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Oct. 19, 2020

Enchiridion by Epictetus

Epictetus was born as a slave around 50 AD. After gaining his freedom he decided to dedicate his life to philosophy, even opening…

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Nov. 16, 2020

Epicurus

Happiness is the main goal in life, we can achieve this by pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain. But also by taming our desires an…

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Nov. 20, 2020

The Republic - Plato

The republic is an examination of justice in an individual and justice in a city. To Plato, justice is an appropriate balance bet…

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