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Author: Eric Weinstein

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Welcome to The Portal. This podcast does something different. Hosted by Eric Weinstein. Coming July 2019.
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On this episode of The Portal, Eric talks to one of his closest friends, neuroscientist, philosopher and meditation-guru, Sam Harris. When Sam and Eric sit down they generally agree about a large number of things. So in this experiment of a session, Eric attempts to push the relentlessly reasonable and methodical Sam out of his comfort zone to highlight their genuine differences. These include: beliefs on religion, the logic of voting for unreasonable candidates, Jeffrey Epstein's demise, the competence of the press, the ethics of immigration and more. Skillshare: Go to Skillshare.com/PORTAL to start your two months of unlimited access todayBoll and Branch: For a limited time get fifty dollars off when you go to Bollandbranch.com/PORTALFour Sigmatic: FourSigmatic.com/PORTAL and use discount code PORTAL to get a 15% discount on all ordersExpress VPN: Get 3 extra free months when you sign up for a year using Expressvpn.com/PORTAL
Eric sits down with Julie Lindahl, author of "The Pendulum". What happens when an ethnically German girl growing up in Brazil gets curious to finally make sense of her family history to stop the cycle of dysfunction? Julie Lindahl’s new book "The Pendulum" shows us what it can take to find a portal out of inter-generational trauma. Eric welcomes his house-guest Julie Lindahl to tell her extraordinary story on this episode of The Portal. The episode is raw and recorded at home on a hand held device; there will be no video.Four Sigmatic: FourSigmatic.com/PORTAL and use discount code PORTAL to get a 15% discount on all ordersChili Pad chilitechnology.com/portal and use code “PORTALCHILI”
9: Bryan Callen: Cracking Wise

9: Bryan Callen: Cracking Wise

2019-10-3102:19:3619

Eric sits down with friend, philosopher, comic, actor and fighter Bryan Callen for a wide ranging conversation on camaraderie, conflict and comedy. Over the course of 2+ hours, the two discuss difficult topics like the holocaust, gender dynamics and the legacy of the enlightenment on the eve of the 2020 presidential election. Bryan and Eric oscillate between levity and intensity as they navigate these hard-to-broach topics. Hilarity and good insights ensue. Four Sigmatic: FourSigmatic.com/PORTAL and use discount code PORTAL to get a 15% discount on all ordersSkillshare: Skillshare.com/PORTAL for 2 months of Skillshare freeExpressVPN: ExpressVPN.com/Portal for 3 months freeWine Access: WineAccess.com/Portal for $150 off
In this episode of the Portal, Eric checks in with his friend Andrew Yang to discuss the meteoric rise of his candidacy; one that represents an insurgency against a complacent political process that the media establishment doggedly tries to maintain. Andrew updates Eric on the state of his campaign and the status of the ideas the two had discussed as its foundation when it began. Eric presents Andrew with his new economic paradigm; moving from an 'is a [worker]' economy to a 'has a [worker]' economy. The two also discuss neurodiverse families as a neglected voting block, the still-strong but squelched-by-the-scientific-establishment STEM community in the US, and the need to talk fearlessly - and as a xenophile - about immigration as a wealth transfer gimmick. Sponsors:Reverse-Sponsor: https://www.drbronner.com/Skillshare: Skillshare.com/PORTAL for 2 months of Skillshare freeBoll and Branch: BollandBranch.com $50 off with promo code: PORTAL No risk, 30 day trial period with free shipping
Eric sits down with Bret Easton Ellis; the two Gen X’ers graduated from rival high schools in a disaffected 1982 Los Angeles that inspired Ellis’ first novel “Less Than Zero”. In this conversation, they reflect on LA, Generation X, and the different notions of childhood held by Gen x and Millennials. Sponsors:Phlur: phlur.com/portal for 20% offBoll and Branch: BollandBranch.com $50 off with promo code: PORTAL No risk, 30 day trial period with free shippingFour Sigmatic: FourSigmatic.com/PORTAL and use discount code PORTAL to get a 15% discount on all ordersSkillshare: Skillshare.com/PORTAL for 2 months of Skillshare free
Jocko Willink is a man who radiates decency. He is also part of a community of warriors drawn to test themselves in the crucible of deadly combat against an evil and implacable foe. Eric sits down with Jocko Willink to learn how this cerebral Navy SEAL and hero of the battle of Ramadi against ISIS managed to bring military discipline home to the fight for personal freedom in peacetime writing kids books that teach ‘extreme ownership’ and radical accountability to children. Give warriors a chance, and then subscribe to The Portal to be sure to catch our next and future episodes when they drop.Sponsor:Netsuite: netsuite.com/portal
Beyond New Atheism: is a constructive adult relationship possible between atheism and religion?On this episode of the portal, Eric hosts leading conservative rabbi David Wolpe and explores the possibilities for, and problems with, a new synthesis of atheism and religion in our modern era that avoids special pleading.Sponsors of this episode of The Portal:Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/portalExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/portalNetsuite: https://www.netsuite.com/portal
What if everything we are taught in economics 101 is not only wrong, but may even be setting us up for populism, dictatorship or revolution? On this episode of the Portal, Eric is joined by renegade Economist Professor Timur Kuran whose theory of Preference Falsification appears to explain the world wide surge towards populism, and is now threatening to rewrite the core tenets of modern economics. This could well be the most important economist you’ve never heard of.
3: Werner Herzog

3: Werner Herzog

2019-07-2501:21:4412

Episode 3 of The Portal is with film director Werner Herzog.
2: What Is The Portal?

2: What Is The Portal?

2019-07-1900:28:415

What is the portal?
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Daniel Knob

the Portal I needed

Nov 15th
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Greg Domeier

love the podcast, so thanks for that. I just ordered through wineaccess.com using the portal link and the discount was $100, not $150 as listed in the description above.

Nov 8th
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rustin dudley

this is why this podcast will be big one day

Nov 3rd
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Wes Sumner

This is a good one

Nov 1st
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D. Lambert

I found this discussion filled with itterly unproven assumptions and assertions that ultimately irritated me so much I stopped midway, which takes a lot considering I commute an hour each way to work and usually welcome an interesting diversion. I like both people - I mean I dont know them but I generally like what each has to say even as I disagree- but I cant tell if this was simply a bad conversation with poor leading questions (eric really needs to stop inserting himself into his guests. I really wanted to hear what Ellis had to say, but Weinstein seemed to speak at least as much as he did), or if this was truly how they both think..I'm their age (I'm willing to bet a lot more people my age listen to them than they beleive) and happen to have children solidly in the millennial camp in addition to being a high school teacher. Leaving aside the fact that I find it's silly categorizing an entire generation with a facile name and what is supposed to be common qualities, I also found literally none of their sweeping assertions about an entire generation to ring true to me. It seems instead what they're talking about is a very specific social class and culture, upper middle class and college educated with not too much material discomfort in their lives. The sort that tweets and goes to certain colleges with certain majors and is very very loud. They are by no means representative of an entire generation, and yet these two men continually asserted they were.No evidence was provided at all. I would be willing to change my mind but listening to two hours of assertions seemingly based in their own limited personal experience as though the assertions were established fact really annoyed me. You can do so much better.

Oct 28th
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Mark Rhodes

this was excellent!

Oct 26th
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Jesse Xhabafti

I had hoped this podcast would have focused more on the various theories of our universe and their implications. I don't have a problem listening to historical and contemporary social commentary, but was hoping to get conversations involving experts who could expand upon physics and mathematics for the non mathematician which I think eric is very good at doing sometimes.

Oct 5th
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fresh mannn

Fantastic interview from Eric Weinstein. Yang is clearly the top of the candidates

Oct 5th
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Gary Riger

I’m a Yang fan so I’m biased. Regardless, EW asks some of the most thought through questions I’ve heard in a long time. Love this podcast and have been listening to this more than Sam Harris’s Making Sense. Which is also a quality podcast btw. Thanks Eric!

Oct 3rd
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J C

Ok, I'm out. I know he likes feedback so I'll comment. I thought The Portal was about delving into the mysteries of the world we live in and get an escape from the world. But this isn't doing it for me. It's fine, maybe I was just wrong about where he wanted this podcast to go. It kind of feels like he is doing it to expand his social network.

Oct 3rd
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Ross Millington

stunningly good podcast, thank you so much!

Oct 3rd
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Grenville Eustace

the mutual backslapping in this episode is quite intolerable

Oct 2nd
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Keller Dellinger

There are two kinds of millennials, the silent and the loud. The loud millennials are attached to new, hollow ideologies that are ignorantly based on old, decaying ideologies and are trying desperately to fight off the encroaching nihilism and socioeconomic fatalism of modernity by insulating themselves from discomfort and reassuring themselves of their ethical superiority, simultaneously reveling in shame and destroying what it means to feel shame. The silent millennials are gamers, cannabis addicts, and shitposters who are numbing themselves to how hollow our social structures have become and just trying to find some brief pleasure in a cyberpunk reality, enjoying the decline.

Sep 30th
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BennyLox21

Glad jocko came up with moderation and the eight fold path for his new book.

Sep 19th
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Baltek Labs

Um....... could we revisit geometric market analysis please

Sep 9th
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TheLondonVoyager

Broooo the worst place to put the ads are throughout the whole podcast 🤦‍♂️

Sep 3rd
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Brandon Fallon

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Sep 2nd
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Lee Hamilton

he said "I don't want to use ads, we have an investor" I'm paraphrasing but forget these ads....

Aug 31st
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Richard Stokoe

first good one

Aug 31st
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Cody Cook

butssssssssssss

Aug 26th
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