Susan Schneider joins the show to challenge our preconceived notions of consciousness and whether machines can achieve it.
Finn Brunton is on the show today to talk about why cryptocurrency has emerged as more than science fiction in the last decade.
Timothy McLaughlin joins us to describe the history of 8chan and its association with recent mass shootings.
Alex Tabarrok explains that dominant assurance contracts can help markets provide more public goods.
Why is my smartphone cheap while my healthcare is crazy expensive? Alex Tabarrok explains the Baumol Effect.
Paul and Matthew discuss the history of, and threats to, Section 230. Jennifer Huddleston rebuts the argument that Section 230 was a gift to big tech.
Emily Oster joins us to give data-based parenting advice that may surprise you.
Diego Zuluaga joins the show today to discuss the latest on Libra, Facebook’s venture in cryptocurrency.
What was the real beef between Crowder and Maza? Matthew Feeney and Paul Matzko dive in to the mines of content moderation.
David Kaye joins us today to discuss how social media platforms are actually massive bureaucracies.
To suss out fact from fiction, Paul and Matthew invited Matt Crozat from the Nuclear Energy Institute to discuss HBO’s portrayal of Chernobyl.
Have you been bombarded with robocalls? The average American is getting 22 calls per month and Ethan Garr joins us to discuss how he is trying to mitigate the pestering.
Carl B. Frey joins us to discuss how we can study the industrial revolution to inform our understanding of the imminent automation revolution.
Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney dissect the gig economy & how their contractors generally seem to enjoy the flexibility of their work.
Zach Graves and Ryan Radia join us this week to debate if anti-conservative bias on social media is real or not.
Zach Graves and Daniel Schuman join us to discuss how Congress is designed to be a debate process, but it is hard to debate when you don’t have the expertise in a certain topic area, like technology.
Paul interviews Ian Adams and Mark Lutter on two very different topics with one connection: the value of planning for the future.
Paul interviews Robert Zubrin at the Lincoln Network’s “Reboot American Innovation” conference about the future of human spaceflight and the need for it to stay innovative.