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The Jim Rutt Show

A Science, Technology and Society podcast featuring Jim Rutt
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Jim talks with Henry Elkus and Sam Feinburg, founders of the global problem solving organization Helena. They discuss how Helena identifies society’s big problems, the group’s origin story, how they attracted a large membership of people who ar
Jim has a wide-ranging talk with neuroscientist Antonio Damasio about his latest book, Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious. They discuss the importance of separating intelligence from the nervous system, feeling as the inaugural event of
John Vervaeke joins Jim for the final episode of a five-part series examining the ideas put forward in Vervaeke’s popular YouTube series, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis. They discuss relevance’s lack of essence, sacredness as inexhaustibilit
Jim has a timely discussion with geophysicist Dorian Abbot, whose public lecture was recently canceled by MIT—Jim’s alma mater—due to Dorian’s views on affirmative action. They discuss the (unrelated) scientific content of the canceled lecture,
John Vervaeke joins Jim for the fourth of a five-part series examining the ideas put forward in Vervaeke’s popular YouTube series, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis… John Vervaeke joins Jim for the fourth of a five-part series examining the ide
John Vervaeke joins Jim for the third of a five-part series examining the ideas put forward in Vervaeke’s popular YouTube series, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis… John Vervaeke joins Jim for the third of a five-part series examining the ideas
John Vervaeke joins Jim for the second of a five-part series examining the ideas put forward in Vervaeke’s popular YouTube series, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis… John Vervaeke joins Jim for the second of a five-part series examining the ide
John Vervaeke joins Jim for the first of a five-part series examining the ideas put forward in Vervaeke’s popular YouTube series, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis… John Vervaeke joins Jim for the first of a five-part series examining the ideas
Zak Stein & Jim have a wide-ranging talk inspired by two recent Consilience Project essays on the information war & propaganda… Zak Stein & Jim have a wide-ranging talk inspired by two recent Consilience Project essays on the information war & 
Lene Rachel Andersen & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about the meaning of Bildung & the growing Bildung movement, inspired by last week’s Global Bildung Festival… Lene Rachel Andersen & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about the meaning of Bildung &
Jim has a wide-ranging talk with returning guest Robert Tercek about competing visions of the metaverse… Jim has a wide-ranging talk with returning guest Robert Tercek about competing visions of the metaverse, centralized vs. decentralized mode
Jim has a wide-ranging talk with evolutionary biologist Heather Heying about her & Bret Weinstein’s new book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life… Jim has a wide-ranging talk with evolution
Jim talks to Robin Dunbar (of Dunbar’s number) about his new book, Friends: Understanding the Power of our Most Important Relationships… Jim talks with evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar, discoverer of Dunbar’s number, about his latest book
John Robb & Jim meet for a timely discussion about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan… John Robb & Jim meet for a timely discussion about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the current mess at the Kabul airport, how the Taliban are control
Robert Tercek & Jim continue their conversation in this wide-ranging chat about learning & education… Robert Tercek & Jim continue their conversation in this wide-ranging chat about learning & education. They discuss the dematerialized economy,
Jonathan Rowson & Jim continue their conversation by exploring Jonathan’s recent essay, Tasting the Pickle: Ten flavours of meta-crisis and the appetite for a new civilization… Jonathan Rowson & Jim continue their conversation by exploring Jona
Jim Rutt Show producer, Jared Janes & Jim announce some changes to the podcast… Jim Rutt Show producer, Jared Janes & Jim announce some changes to the podcast, preview upcoming guests, talk about the Jim Rutt Show (JRS) origin story, Jim’s gues
W. Brian Arthur & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about his book, The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves… W. Brian Arthur & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about his book, The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves. They
Alexander Beiner & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about Beiner’s recent essay “Who’s in Charge of Psilocybin?”… Alexander Beiner & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about Beiner’s recent essay “Who’s in Charge of Psilocybin?”. They discuss the state o
Connor Leahy continues his conversion with Jim in this wide-ranging chat about Artificial Intelligence… Connor Leahy continues his conversion with Jim in this wide-ranging chat about his new GPT-J model, the background & approach of Aleph Alpha
Ken Stanley & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about one of his co-authored papers, “Designing neural networks through neuroevolution“… Ken Stanley & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about one of his co-authored papers, “Designing neural networks throu
Reason.fm co-founder Sam Harris talks to Jim about his TEDx talk, “The Genius You Need to Listen to Is Yourself”… Reason.fm co-founder Sam Harris talks to Jim about his TEDx talk, “The Genius You Need to Listen to Is Yourself”. They cover techn
Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and music educator Harvey Reid talks to Jim about his book, The Troubadour Chronicles: A History, A Celebration and A Manifesto… Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and music educator Harvey Rei
Jim has a wide-ranging talk with Dennis Waters about his book, Behavior and Culture in One Dimension: Sequences, Affordances, and the Evolution of Complexity… Jim has a wide-ranging talk with Dennis Waters about his book, Behavior and Culture i
Forrest Landry & Jim continue their exploration of metaphysics by diving deep into the Non-Relative Ethics that arise from Forrest’s Immanent Metaphysics… Forrest Landry & Jim continue their exploration of metaphysics by diving deep into the No
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