80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin
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A show about the world's most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them. Subscribe by searching for '80,000 Hours' wherever you get podcasts. Hosted by Rob Wiblin, Director of Research at 80,000 Hours.
||Clean#47 - Catherine Olsson & Daniel Ziegler on the fast path into high-impact ML engineering roles||After dropping out of a machine learning PhD at S…||2 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#46 - Prof Hilary Greaves on moral cluelessness & tackling crucial questions in academia||The barista gives you your coffee and change, and…||23 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#45 - Tyler Cowen's case for maximising econ growth, stabilising civilization & thinking long-term||I've probably spent more time reading Tyler Cowen…||17 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#44 - Dr Paul Christiano on how we'll hand the future off to AI, & solving the alignment problem||Paul Christiano is one of the smartest people I k…||2 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#43 - Daniel Ellsberg on the institutional insanity that maintains nuclear doomsday machines||In Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film Dr. Strangelove,…||25 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#42 - Dr Amanda Askell on moral empathy, the value of information & the ethics of infinity||Consider two familiar moments at a family reunion…||11 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#41 - David Roodman on incarceration, geomagnetic storms, & becoming a world-class researcher||With 698 inmates per 100,000 citizens, the U.S. i…||28 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#40 - Katja Grace on forecasting future technology & how much we should trust expert predictions||Experts believe that artificial intelligence will…||21 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39 - Spencer Greenberg on the scientific approach to solving difficult everyday questions||Will Trump be re-elected? Will North Korea give u…||7 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38 - Prof Ng on anticipating effective altruism decades ago & how to make a much happier world||Will people who think carefully about how to maxi…||25 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37 - GiveWell picks top charities by estimating the unknowable. James Snowden on how they do it.||What’s the value of preventing the death of a 5-y…||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36 - Tanya Singh on ending the operations management bottleneck in effective altruism||Almost nobody is able to do groundbreaking physic…||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35 - Tara Mac Aulay on the audacity to fix the world without asking permission||"You don't need permission. You don't need to…||21 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRob Wiblin on the art/science of a high impact career||Today's episode is a cross-post of an interview I…||7 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34 - We use the worst voting system that exists. Here's how Aaron Hamlin is going to fix it.||In 1991 Edwin Edwards won the Louisiana gubernato…||1 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33 - Dr Anders Sandberg on what if we ended ageing, solar flares & the annual risk of nuclear war||Joseph Stalin had a life-extension program dedica…||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32 - Bryan Caplan on whether his Case Against Education holds up, totalitarianism, & open borders||Bryan Caplan’s claim in *The Case Against Educati…||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31 - Prof Dafoe on defusing the political & economic risks posed by existing AI capabilities||The debate around the impacts of artificial intel…||18 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30 - Dr Eva Vivalt on how little social science findings generalize from one study to another||If we have a study on the impact of a social prog…||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29 - Dr Anders Sandberg on 3 new resolutions for the Fermi paradox & how to colonise the universe||Part 2 out now: #33 - Dr Anders Sandberg on wh…||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28 - Dr Cotton-Barratt on why scientists should need insurance, PhD strategy & fast AI progresses||A researcher is working on creating a new virus –…||27 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27 - Dr Tom Inglesby on careers and policies that reduce global catastrophic biological risks||How about this for a movie idea: a main character…||17 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26 - Marie Gibbons on how exactly clean meat is made & what's needed to get it in every supermarket||First, decide on the type of animal. Next, pick t…||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25 - Prof Robin Hanson on why we have to lie to ourselves about why we do what we do||On February 2, 1685, England’s King Charles II wa…||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24 - Stefan Schubert on why it’s a bad idea to break the rules, even if it’s for a good cause||How honest should we be? How helpful? How friendl…||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23 - How to actually become an AI alignment researcher, according to Dr Jan Leike||Want to help steer the 21st century’s most transf…||16 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 - Dr Leah Utyasheva on the non-profit that figured out how to massively cut suicide rates||How people kill themselves varies enormously depe…||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 - Holden Karnofsky on times philanthropy transformed the world & Open Phil’s plan to do the same||The Green Revolution averted mass famine during t…||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 - Bruce Friedrich on inventing outstanding meat substitutes to end speciesism & factory farming||Before the US Civil War, it was easier for the No…||18 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 - Samantha Pitts-Kiefer on working next to the White House trying to prevent nuclear war||Rogue elements within a state’s security forces e…||14 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 - Ofir Reich on using data science to end poverty & the spurious action-inaction distinction||Ofir Reich started out doing math in the military…||31 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 - Prof Will MacAskill on moral uncertainty, utilitarianism & how to avoid being a moral monster||Immanuel Kant is a profoundly influential figure …||19 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 - Dr Hutchinson on global priorities research & shaping the ideas of intellectuals||In the 40s and 50s neoliberalism was a fringe mov…||22 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 - Prof Tetlock on how chimps beat Berkeley undergrads and when it’s wise to defer to the wise||Prof Philip Tetlock is a social science legend. O…||20 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 - Sharon Nunez & Jose Valle on going undercover to expose animal abuse||What if you knew that ducks were being killed wit…||13 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - Claire Walsh on testing which policies work & how to get governments to listen to the results||In both rich and poor countries, government polic…||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 - Dr Cameron works to stop you dying in a pandemic. Here’s what keeps her up at night.||“When you're in the middle of a crisis and yo…||25 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 - Dr Spencer Greenberg on speeding up social science 10-fold & why plenty of startups cause harm||Do most meat eaters think it’s wrong to hurt anim…||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 - Dr Nick Beckstead on how to spend billions of dollars preventing human extinction||What if you were in a position to give away billi…||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 - Christine Peterson on how insecure computers could lead to global disaster, and how to fix it||Take a trip to Silicon Valley in the 70s and 80s,…||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - Lewis Bollard on how to end factory farming in our lifetimes||Every year tens of billions of animals are raised…||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - Julia Galef on making humanity more rational, what EA does wrong, and why Twitter isn’t all bad||The scientific revolution in the 16th century was…||13 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - Dr Toby Ord on why the long-term future matters more than anything else & what to do about it||Of all the people whose well-being we should care…||6 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - Alex Gordon-Brown on how to donate millions in your 20s working in quantitative trading||Quantitative financial trading is one of the high…||28 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - Howie Lempel on pandemics that kill hundreds of millions and how to stop them||What disaster is most likely to kill more than 10…||23 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Dr Dario Amodei on OpenAI and how AI will change the world for good and ill||Just two years ago OpenAI didn’t exist. It’s now …||20 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 - Prof David Spiegelhalter on risk, stats and improving understanding of science||Recorded in 2015 by Robert Wiblin with colleague …||20 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 - Miles Brundage on the world's desperate need for AI strategists and policy experts||Robert Wiblin, Director of Research at 80,000 Hou…||5 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[Archive] Maria Gutierrez and Robert Wiblin on doing good through art (May 2016)||Note that this interview was recorded before we w…||2 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[Archive] Dillon Bowen and Roman Duda, on why to do an economics PhD (Jan 2016)||Note that this interview was recorded before we w…||2 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[Archive] Ben West and Ben Todd on donating most of your income from entrepreneurship(Dec 2015)||Note that this interview was recorded before we w…||24 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[Archive] Matt Clifford and Ben Todd on doing good by being a startup founder(Dec 2015)||Note that this interview was recorded before we w…||21 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
You’re missing out if you’ve not tried this yet..
You’re probably very busy, but why / did what purpose?
Does what you do really make things better 1 month, 1 year, decades from now..?
Pick an episode for 5 mins that appeals to you.
I learn a lot most of the time, I think they could do even better with their choice of guests. Good format.
Holy sh*t this is fascinating
Initially I suspected that this podcast would be a little dry; how to use your career to benefit others? But it’s actually just fascinating discussions with brilliant people, and I’ve found the topics genuinely fun to hear about - the future of humanity and the threats we face as a species, artificial intelligence,
misconceptions about risk, psychology, politics, futurology... it reminds me a lot of the Sam Harris podcast, but with short segments of practical advice for people who are thinking about these topics in the context of a career decision. So good. Find an episode that you like the sound of and give it a go!