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Lex Fridman Podcast

Technology • Science • Society-and-culture

Conversations about science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.

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#246 – Peter Woit: Theories of Everything and Why String Theory is Not Even Wrong

Dec 3 • 02:23:04

Peter Woit is a theoretical physicist, mathematician, critic of string theory, and author of the popular science blog Not Even Wrong. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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#245 – Tom Brands: Iowa Wrestling

Nov 30 • 01:03:21

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#244 – Robert Crews: Afghanistan, Taliban, Bin Laden, and War in the Middle East

Nov 28 • 02:49:20

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#243 – Kevin Systrom: Instagram

Nov 23 • 02:52:53

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#242- Ben Askren: Wrestling and MMA

Nov 20 • 02:21:30

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#241 – Boris Sofman: Waymo, Cozmo, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of Robotics

Nov 16 • 03:20:48

Boris Sofman is the Senior Director Of Engineering and Head of Trucking at Waymo, formerly the Google Self-Driving Car project. He was also the CEO and co-founder of Anki, a home robotics company. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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#240 – Neal Stephenson: Sci-Fi, Space, Aliens, AI, VR & the Future of Humanity

Nov 11 • 02:47:53

Neal Stephenson is a sci-fi writer (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and new book Termination Shock), former Chief Futurist at Magic Leap and first employee of Blue Origin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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#239 – Niall Ferguson: History of Money, Power, War, and Truth

Nov 8 • 02:49:03

Niall Ferguson is a historian at Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of 16 books on the history of money, war, power, and catastrophe. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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#238 – Francis Collins: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Nov 5 • 01:33:29

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#237 – Steve Viscelli: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream

Nov 3 • 03:19:19

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