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55 | A Conversation with Rob Reid on Quantum Mechanics and Many Worlds

55 | A Conversation with Rob Reid on Quantum Mechanics and Many Worlds

Update: 2019-07-1515
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As you may have heard, I have a new book coming out in September, Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime. To celebrate, we're going to have more than the usual number of podcasts about quantum mechanics over the next couple of months. Today is an experimental flipped podcast, in which I'm being interviewed by Rob Reid. Rob is the host of the After On podcast, of which this is also an episode. We talk about quantum mechanics generally and my favorite Many-Worlds approach in particular, homing in on the motivation for believing in all those worlds and the potential puzzles that this perspective raises.

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Rob Reid received his MBA from Harvard. He currently works as an author, entrepreneur, and podcaster. He was the founder of Listen.com, which was acquired in 2003 by RealNetworks. He has written nonfiction books about Harvard Business School and about the early days of the Web, as well as two novels. His most recent book is the science-fiction novel After On, which is also the name of his podcast.


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55 | A Conversation with Rob Reid on Quantum Mechanics and Many Worlds

55 | A Conversation with Rob Reid on Quantum Mechanics and Many Worlds