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Crisp conversations with critical thinkers at the leading edge of science, technology, politics, and social systems.
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Samo Burja & Jim continue their conversation about his book, Great Founder Theory. They talk about Samo’s interest in exploring why there’s never been an immortal society, lack of historical Greece documentation, defining functional bureaucracy & delegation, competition pros/cons & dynamics, skill distribution & capitalization, measuring & defining skills over time scales, utilizing & nurturing ambition, what … Continue reading EP125 Samo Burja on Societal Decline: Part 2 → The post EP125 Samo Burja on Societal Decline: Part 2 appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Tyson Yunkaporta joins Jim for another wide-ranging yarn that starts off with DMT & machine elves. They cover Jim’s misspent youth, police violence, nuance vs Occam’s razor, Tyson’s impressions of GameB & the sensemakers, Tyson’s unpublished Survivance essay, Jim’s recent emu encounter & live intentional ego death, utilizing drugs, selling our souls to social media, … Continue reading Currents 032: Tyson Yunkaporta on Spirits, GameB & Protopias → The post Currents 032: Tyson Yunkaporta on Spirits, GameB & Protopias appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Former Ford CEO, Jim Hackett & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about the history & future of electric cars. They cover Ford & Edison’s first electric car, the current state of the electric cars, understanding scaling & natural systems, business change vs death, the evolution of car models & sizes, all-electric car plausibility, carbon taxes, … Continue reading EP124 Jim Hackett on Ford, Electric Cars & More → The post EP124 Jim Hackett on Ford, Electric Cars & More appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Trent Loos talks to Jim about his multi-generational Nebraska-based ranching operation… Trent Loos talks to Jim about his multi-generational Nebraska-based ranching operation. They cover the deep history of the family ranch, types of animals, dealing with predators,  pork production & breeding, the decline in quality of industrial pork, beef production and breeds, grass vs grain-fed … Continue reading Currents 031: Trent Loos on Family Ranching → The post Currents 031: Trent Loos on Family Ranching appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jamie Wheal talks to Jim about his new book, Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That’s Lost Its Mind… Jamie Wheal talks to Jim about his new book, Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That’s Lost Its Mind. They talk about the world losing its mind & the … Continue reading EP123 Jamie Wheal on Recapturing the Rapture → The post EP123 Jamie Wheal on Recapturing the Rapture appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Daniel Schmachtenberger & Jim talk about his newly launched project, The Consilience Project… Daniel Schmachtenberger & Jim talk about his newly launched project, The Consilience Project. They start by covering some background for the project: why start it, primary focuses, cultural renaissance, the role of education & press, eroding knowledge commons, rapidly changing culture & scales, and learning from … Continue reading Currents 030: Daniel Schmachtenberger on The Consilience Project → The post Currents 030: Daniel Schmachtenberger on The Consilience Project appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Ashley Colby & Jim talk about her book, Subsistence Agriculture in the US, moving to Uruguay, starting the Rizoma Field School, and much more… Ashley Colby & Jim start this episode by talking about her book, Subsistence Agriculture in the US: Reconnecting to Work, Nature and Community. They cover Gemeinschaft vs Gesellschaft, Dual Process Theory, bottom-up change, arriving … Continue reading EP122 Ashley Colby on Subsistence Agriculture → The post EP122 Ashley Colby on Subsistence Agriculture appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox talk to Jim about their book, Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty… Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox talk to Jim about their book, Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty. They cover the “give a man fish” fallacy, poverty quicksand, two vs one-parent households, nurture vs nature, poverty’s impact on children, poverty definition & … Continue reading EP121 Broke in America with Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox → The post EP121 Broke in America with Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
James Ehrlich & Jim continue their conversation on ReGen Villages: smart houses & neighborhoods, regulatory hurdles, status/progress, and much more… James Ehrlich & Jim continue their conversation on ReGen Villages. They cover smart houses in dumb neighborhoods, defining smart, what COVID exposed about cities, ReGen Village dynamics & their permacultural core, rural jobs, UBI, rural regulatory challenges, village funding & costs, electric … Continue reading EP120 James Ehrlich on ReGen Villages Part 2 → The post EP120 James Ehrlich on ReGen Villages Part 2 appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Max Borders & Jim continue their last conversation on his book, After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals… Max Borders & Jim continue their last conversation on his book, After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals. They cover fully automated luxury communism, utilizing traditional economics & markets, Elinor Ostrom’s commons, institutional experimentation, post-scarcity economics, Joseph Pine‘s experience … Continue reading EP119 Max Borders on Post-Collapse → The post EP119 Max Borders on Post-Collapse appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Matt Ridley talks to Jim about his latest book, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom… Matt Ridley talks to Jim about his latest book, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom. They cover innovation vs invention, improbable order, the value of technological innovation, the importance of the steam engine, innovation as a team sport, … Continue reading EP118 Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works → The post EP118 Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Samo Burja talks to Jim about his book, Great Founder Theory: theories & limits of history, institutions, design vs evolution, declining empires, and much more… Samo Burja talks to Jim about his freely available book, Great Founder Theory. They cover long-lasting societies, theories & limits of history, cultures that prioritize documentation, long-term priorities, institutional organization, social technologies, design … Continue reading EP117 Samo Burja on Societal Decline → The post EP117 Samo Burja on Societal Decline appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Doug Erwin talks to Jim about his book, The Cambrian Explosion: The Construction of Animal Biodiversity… Doug Erwin talks to Jim about his book, The Cambrian Explosion: The Construction of Animal Biodiversity. They cover the unprecedentedly rapid evolution of life seen during the Cambrian explosion (approx 540 million BCE), archeological dating techniques & accuracy, micro-evolution vs macro-evolution, environmental potential, … Continue reading EP116 Doug Erwin on the Cambrian Explosion → The post EP116 Doug Erwin on the Cambrian Explosion appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim talks to Vance Crowe about what led him to work at Monsanto, how he discovered & uses the “Well_Actually” Graph, GameB, VR & much more… In this currents episode, Jim talks to Vance Crowe about what led him to work at Monsanto & the dynamics of its public narrative, how he discovered the “Well_Actually” Graph, limitations of PR firms … Continue reading Currents 029: Vance Crowe on the “Well-Actually” Graph → The post Currents 029: Vance Crowe on the “Well-Actually” Graph appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Max Borders with Jim on his new book, After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals: GameB, complexity, climate, wokism… Max Borders talks to Jim about his new book, After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals. They cover the definition of collapse, the potential role of debt in … Continue reading EP115 Max Borders on America’s Collapse → The post EP115 Max Borders on America’s Collapse appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
John Bunzl talks to Jim about the multi-faceted approach to global cooperation he created, Simpol – The Simultaneous Policy… John Bunzl talks to Jim about his Simpol approach to global cooperation. They cover simultaneous implementation, connections to GameB, feasible viable support, the first-mover disadvantage, regulatory chill, the veto issue, destructive global competition, utilizing competition & cooperation, … Continue reading EP114 John Bunzl on his Simpol Solution → The post EP114 John Bunzl on his Simpol Solution appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim & Simon DeDeo on his recent paper, “From Probability to Consilience: How Explanatory Values Implement Bayesian Reasoning“… In this currents episode, Jim talks to Simon DeDeo about his recently co-authored (with Zachary Wojtowicz) paper, “From Probability to Consilience: How Explanatory Values Implement Bayesian Reasoning“. They cover its connection to AI & human development, description vs power in explanation, … Continue reading Currents 028: Simon DeDeo on Explaining Explanation → The post Currents 028: Simon DeDeo on Explaining Explanation appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Zak Stein & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about the history & dynamics of hierarchical complexity & human development… Zak Stein & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about hierarchical complexity: its history, horizontal vs vertical development, the chunking property in development, emergence & evolution, success vs understanding, child development, the development advantage of youth, representational … Continue reading EP113 Zak Stein on Hierarchical Complexity → The post EP113 Zak Stein on Hierarchical Complexity appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Charles Hoskinson & Jim on blockchain history, his history with the Ethereum project & what led him to found Cardano, a 3rd gen project, and much more… In this currents episode, Charles Hoskinson talks with Jim about the history of blockchain projects, his history with the Ethereum project and what led him to found Cardano, a … Continue reading Currents 027: Charles Hoskinson on Cardano Blockchain Project → The post Currents 027: Charles Hoskinson on Cardano Blockchain Project appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Annie Duke & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about how key themes in her last two books lead to making better bets & decisions… Annie Duke & Jim talk about some of the key themes in her last two books. They cover how she became a championship level poker player, the deep differences between poker … Continue reading EP112 Annie Duke on Bets & Better Decisions → The post EP112 Annie Duke on Bets & Better Decisions appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
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Dan Funk

excellent.

Dec 6th
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Peter Monien

very interesting, but I stopped to listen, as the audio quality was so bad :-(

Sep 14th
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