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The Knowledge Project Podcast by Shane Parrish, Curator of Farnam Street Blog

Read by the smartest people in the world, Shane Parrish’s goal is to help you go to bed smarter than you woke up. In this show, Shane and his guests share actionable strategies that help you make better decisions, avoid stupidity, and live a better life. From business to wine and everything in-between — we cover it all. Have questions or a topic you’d like to see covered on the show? Go to farnamstreetblog.com/podcast.
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Nov 28, 2016

Samuel Arbesman (@arbesman) is a complexity scientist whose work focuses on the nature of scientific and technological change. Sam's also written two books that I love, The Half-Life of Facts and Overcomplicated

In this episode, Sam talks about:

  • Our relationship with technology
  • Whether art or science is more fundamental to humanity
  • How he defines success for himself
  • The difference between physics thinking and biological thinking
  • Why its better to learn things that change slowly
  • And much, much more!
Oct 24, 2016

Morgan Housel and I talk about how he reads and why he's all kindle all the time. We also talk about the best teacher he's ever had, filtering information, and what indulgences he'd enjoy if there were no consequences. 

Aug 30, 2016

On this episode, I am so happy to have Pedro Domingos who is a professor at the University of Washington.

He’s the leading researcher in machine learning and recently wrote an amazing book called The Master Algorithm. In this conversation we explore the sources of knowledge, the five major schools of machine learning, why white collar jobs are easier to replace than blue collar jobs, machine wars, self-driving cars and so much more.

Jul 24, 2016

On this episode, I talked with Véronique Rivest, one of the most respected sommeliers in the world, about one of my favorite subjects: Wine. We're going to go through a tasting, and learn some everyday tips and tricks. (Apologies for audio quality, we had a recording hiccup.)

May 16, 2016

On this episode of The Knowledge Project, Shane Parrish, from the online intellectual hub Farnam Street, talks with bestselling author Ryan Holiday about how he reads, what it means to be a stoic, the two sides of Seneca, dealing with over-work, what he learned from working with Robert Greene and his system for taking notes.

Mar 30, 2016

An inbetweenisode of sorts where Jeff Annello and I discuss whether we're too busy to pay attention to life - on whether we're too busy to live. If you want more of these let me know #tkp on twitter.

Mar 18, 2016

On this episode of the knowledge project you'll learn about what goes through conductor Alexander Shelley's mind as he walks from the dressing room to the podium, the architecture of music, why Beethoven's 5th Symphony is so popular, the necessity of art and culture in our busy world and so much more. 

Feb 20, 2016

On this episode of The Knowledge Project, I talk rationality, changing minds (our own and others), filtering information, and a lot more with Julia Galef.

Galef is the President and co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California, devoted to developing, testing and training people in strategies for reasoning and decision making.

She also hosts the Rationally Speaking podcast, a biweekly show featuring conversations about science and philosophy.

Jan 28, 2016

Venkatesh is the founder of the blog Ribbonfarm, the technology analysis site Breaking Smart, and the author of a book on decision making called Tempo.

We talk about a host of fascinating subjects, including the 3 types of decision makers, mental models, the implications of the free age and economy, and how to process information. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

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