Life inside the hyperobjectIn this episode we behold COVID-19 as a hyperobject, drawing heavily from the book by Timothy Morton.
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Bring in the quants: the cold calculus of college admissionsListen now (18 min) | Last time we picked on elite universities but left open whether their business model was significantly different from or worse th…
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Are elite universities unsustainable or unstoppable? Listen now (24 min) | Summary I thought that elite universities like Harvard made their money from high tuitions. I was wrong! Harvard and other top sc…
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#48 - Aphantasia w/ MattListen now (61 min) | My mind's eye is blind! Matt's mind's eye has astigmatism! We're still not sure what aphantasia is but we talk about it a bunch i…
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#47 - Alien optimismsListen now (31 min) | Why doesn't the optimism of Steven Pinker and David Deutsch offer me any hope or relief? An initial investigation
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#46 - How children failListen now (22 min) | How children fail // a memory from 6th grade // Simpson’s Paradox
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#45 — Persecution, prosecutionListen now (34 min) | Enjoying the Barrcast? Subscribe on your favorite podcast app: www.stitcher.com/podcast/barrcast. And consider supporting us on P…
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#44 — The Parable of Prince Nicholas and the Golden KeyListen now (14 min) | Enjoying the Barrcast? Subscribe on your favorite podcast app: www.stitcher.com/podcast/barrcast. And consider supporting us on P…
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#43 — Work RitualsListen now (9 min) | Enjoying the Barrcast? Subscribe on your favorite podcast app: www.stitcher.com/podcast/barrcast. And consider supporting us on Pa…
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#42 — Run rituals regularly, and other lessons learned with GaryListen now (59 min) | Enjoying the Barrcast? Subscribe on your favorite podcast app: www.stitcher.com/podcast/barrcast. And consider supporting us on P…
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#41 — Markets vs MoralsListen now (28 min) | Mentioned in this Barrcast: http://bostonreview.net/forum-sandel-markets-morals http://www.overcomingbias.com/2018/04/two-types-o…
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#40 — Talking education & technology with Annie ChenListen now (40 min) | Follow Annie @_annieechen! Want to come on the Barrcast? You're invited! Sign up here: http://goo.gl/PNgg2V
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