Every few months I’d meet Diego at the Palo Alto train station and we’d go for a walk, get some dinner, catch up. Diego was impossible to extract from …
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Cards: The Power of Cards, Episode 0, ft. Matt Listen now (57 min) | Matt and I spend just about an hour waxing nostalgic on hyper-specific memories of the cards we bought, played, and traded. Featu…
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A blooper from my workday. “Any idea that requires a 3D editor to model is likely not an idea” –nick barr
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Chess and crisis w Joey FianchettoListen now (64 min) | Check out The Immortal Game: Nick Bishop vs Joey Fianchetto on YouTube to see our match.
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A brilliancy is an original and imaginative move in chess. When a move is brilliant it is marked as (!!). A register of surprise.After I finish a match…
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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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