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Lex Fridman Podcast
Lex Fridman Podcast
Lex Fridman

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

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#413 – Bill Ackman: Investing, Financial Battles, Harvard, DEI, X & Free Speech

Bill Ackman is an investor who has led some of the biggest and controversial financial trades in history. He is... more

20 Feb 2024 · 3 hours, 41 minutes
#412 – Marc Raibert: Boston Dynamics and the Future of Robotics

Marc Raibert is founder and former long-time CEO of Boston Dynamics, and recently Executive Director of the newly-created Boston Dynamics... more

16 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
#411 – Omar Suleiman: Palestine, Gaza, Oct 7, Israel, Resistance, Faith & Islam

Omar Suleiman is a Palestinian-American Muslim scholar, civil rights leader, and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Please... more

02 Feb 2024 · 2 hours, 31 minutes
#410 – Ben Shapiro vs Destiny Debate: Politics, Jan 6, Israel, Ukraine & Wokeism

Ben Shapiro is a conservative political commentator, host of The Ben Shapiro Show, co-founder of The Daily Wire, and author... more

23 Jan 2024 · 2 hours, 25 minutes
#409 – Matthew Cox: FBI Most Wanted Con Man – $55 Million in Bank Fraud

Matthew Cox is a former con man who served 13 years in federal prison for bank fraud, mortgage fraud, and... more

17 Jan 2024 · 6 hours, 7 minutes
#408 – Tal Wilkenfeld: Music, Guitar, Bass, Jeff Beck, Prince, and Leonard Cohen

Tal Wilkenfeld is a singer-songwriter, bassist, and guitarist. She has performed with legendary artists including Jeff Beck, Prince, Incubus, Eric... more

09 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
#407 – Guillaume Verdon: Beff Jezos, E/acc Movement, Physics, Computation & AGI

Guillaume Verdon (aka Beff Jezos on Twitter) is a physicist, quantum computing researcher, and founder of e/acc (effective accelerationism) movement.... more

29 Dec 2023 ·
#406 – Teddy Atlas: Mike Tyson, Cus D’Amato, Boxing, Loyalty, Fear & Greatness

Teddy Atlas is boxing trainer to 18 world champions, ESPN boxing commentator, and host of podcast THE FIGHT with Teddy... more

24 Dec 2023 · 2 hours, 15 minutes
#405 – Jeff Bezos: Amazon and Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin. Thank you for listening ❤ Please support this podcast by checking... more

14 Dec 2023 · 2 hours, 20 minutes
#404 – Lee Cronin: Controversial Nature Paper on Evolution of Life and Universe

Lee Cronin is a chemist at University of Glasgow. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex... more

09 Dec 2023 · 3 hours, 27 minutes
#403 – Lisa Randall: Dark Matter, Theoretical Physics, and Extinction Events

Lisa Randall is a theoretical physicist at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Babbel: https://babbel.com/lexpod and... more

03 Dec 2023 ·
#402 – Michael Malice: Thanksgiving Pirate Special

Michael Malice is a political thinker, podcaster, author, and anarchist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Policygenius:... more

25 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
#401 – John Mearsheimer: Israel-Palestine, Russia-Ukraine, China, NATO, and WW3

John Mearsheimer is an international relations scholar at University of Chicago. He is one of the most influential and controversial... more

18 Nov 2023 · 3 hours, 35 minutes
#400 – Elon Musk: War, AI, Aliens, Politics, Physics, Video Games, and Humanity

Elon Musk is CEO of X, xAI, SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. Thank you for listening ❤ Please support... more

09 Nov 2023 · 2 hours, 27 minutes
#399 – Jared Kushner: Israel, Palestine, Hamas, Gaza, Iran, and the Middle East

Jared Kushner is a former Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump and author of Breaking History. Please support this podcast... more

11 Oct 2023 · 3 hours, 54 minutes
#398 – Mark Zuckerberg: First Interview in the Metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg is CEO of Meta. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free... more

28 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
#397 – Greg Lukianoff: Cancel Culture, Deplatforming, Censorship & Free Speech

Greg Lukianoff is a free speech advocate, first-amendment attorney, president of FIRE - Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, and... more

25 Sep 2023 ·
#396 – James Sexton: Divorce Lawyer on Marriage, Relationships, Sex, Lies & Love

James Sexton is a divorce attorney and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex... more

18 Sep 2023 · 3 hours, 51 minutes
#395 – Walter Isaacson: Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Einstein, Da Vinci & Ben Franklin

Walter Isaacson is an author of biographies on Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, and many... more

10 Sep 2023 ·
#394 – Neri Oxman: Biology, Art, and Science of Design & Engineering with Nature

Neri Oxman is a designer, engineer, scientist, and artist working on computational design, synthetic biology and digital fabrication, previously at... more

01 Sep 2023 · 2 hours, 25 minutes
#393 – Andrew Huberman: Relationships, Drama, Betrayal, Sex, and Love

Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford and host of the Huberman Lab Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking... more

17 Aug 2023 · 2 hours, 20 minutes
#392 – Joscha Bach: Life, Intelligence, Consciousness, AI & the Future of Humans

Joscha Bach is a cognitive scientist, AI researcher, and philosopher. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Numerai:... more

01 Aug 2023 · 2 hours, 59 minutes
#391 – Mohammed El-Kurd: Palestine

Mohammed El-Kurd is a Palestinian writer and poet. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Factor: https://factormeals.com/lex50 and... more

24 Jul 2023 · 2 hours, 23 minutes
#390 – Yuval Noah Harari: Human Nature, Intelligence, Power, and Conspiracies

Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and author of Sapiens, Homo Deus, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, and... more

17 Jul 2023 · 2 hours, 52 minutes
#389 – Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel, Palestine, Power, Corruption, Hate, and Peace

Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of Israel. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Numerai: https://numer.ai/lex - BetterHelp:... more

12 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
#388 – Robert F. Kennedy Jr: CIA, Power, Corruption, War, Freedom, and Meaning

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an activist, lawyer, author, and candidate for the President of the Unites States. Please support... more

06 Jul 2023 ·
#387 – George Hotz: Tiny Corp, Twitter, AI Safety, Self-Driving, GPT, AGI & God

George Hotz is a programmer, hacker, and the founder of comma-ai and tiny corp. Please support this podcast by checking... more

30 Jun 2023 · 3 hours, 15 minutes
#386 – Marc Andreessen: Future of the Internet, Technology, and AI

Marc Andreessen is the co-creator of Mosaic, co-founder of Netscape, and co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Please... more

22 Jun 2023 · 3 hours, 15 minutes
#385 – Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales is the co-founder of Wikipedia. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Hexclad Cookware: https://hexclad.com/lex and... more

18 Jun 2023 · 3 hours, 19 minutes
#384 – Matthew McConaughey: Freedom, Truth, Family, Hardship, and Love

Matthew McConaughey is an Oscar-winning actor and author of Greenlights. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Riverside:... more

13 Jun 2023 · 2 hours, 24 minutes
#383 – Mark Zuckerberg: Future of AI at Meta, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp

Mark Zuckerberg is CEO of Meta. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Numerai: https://numer.ai/lex - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to... more

08 Jun 2023 · 2 hours, 47 minutes
#382 – Bert Kreischer: Comedy, Drinking, Rogan, Segura, Churchill & Kim Jong Un

Bert Kreischer is a comedian, actor, and podcaster. Check him out on Bertcast, 2 Bears 1 Cave, Something is Burning,... more

05 Jun 2023 · 2 hours, 11 minutes
#381 – Chris Lattner: Future of Programming and AI

Chris Lattner is a legendary software and hardware engineer, leading projects at Apple, Tesla, Google, SiFive, and Modular AI, including... more

02 Jun 2023 · 3 hours, 38 minutes
#380 – Neil Gershenfeld: Self-Replicating Robots and the Future of Fabrication

Neil Gershenfeld is the director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

28 May 2023 · 2 hours, 11 minutes
#379 – Randall Kennedy: The N-Word – History of Race, Law, Politics, and Power

Randall Kennedy is a law professor at Harvard and author of many seminal books on race, law, history, culture, and... more

24 May 2023 · 3 hours, 14 minutes
#378 – Anna Frebel: Origin and Evolution of the Universe, Galaxies, and Stars

Anna Frebel is an astronomer and astrophysicist at MIT. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Hexclad Cookware:... more

18 May 2023 · 2 hours, 23 minutes
#377 – Harvey Silverglate: Freedom of Speech

Harvey Silverglate is a free speech advocate, co-founder of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Expression, and author of... more

16 May 2023 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
#376 – Stephen Wolfram: ChatGPT and the Nature of Truth, Reality & Computation

Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist, mathematician, theoretical physicist, and the founder of Wolfram Research, a company behind Wolfram|Alpha, Wolfram... more

09 May 2023 · 4 hours, 19 minutes
#375 – David Pakman: Politics of Trump, Biden, Bernie, AOC, Socialism & Wokeism

David Pakman is a left-wing progressive political commentator and host of The David Pakman Show. Please support this podcast by... more

06 May 2023 · 3 hours, 36 minutes
#374 – Robert Playter: Boston Dynamics CEO on Humanoid and Legged Robotics

Robert Playter is CEO of Boston Dynamics, a legendary robotics company that over 30 years has created some of the... more

28 Apr 2023 · 2 hours, 32 minutes
#373 – Manolis Kellis: Evolution of Human Civilization and Superintelligent AI

Manolis Kellis is a computational biologist at MIT. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex... more

21 Apr 2023 · 2 hours, 35 minutes
#372 – Simone Giertz: Queen of Sh*tty Robots, Innovative Engineering, and Design

Simone Giertz is an inventor, designer, engineer, and roboticist famous for a combination of humor and brilliant creative design in... more

16 Apr 2023 · 2 hours, 4 minutes
#371 – Max Tegmark: The Case for Halting AI Development

Max Tegmark is a physicist and AI researcher at MIT, co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, and author of... more

13 Apr 2023 · 2 hours, 53 minutes
#370 – Edward Frenkel: Reality is a Paradox – Mathematics, Physics, Truth & Love

Edward Frenkel is a mathematician at UC Berkeley working on the interface of mathematics and quantum physics. He is the... more

10 Apr 2023 · 3 hours, 51 minutes
#369 – Paul Rosolie: Amazon Jungle, Uncontacted Tribes, Anacondas, and Ayahuasca

Paul Rosolie is a conservationist, explorer, author, filmmaker, real life Tarzan, and founder of Junglekeepers which today protects over 50,000... more

04 Apr 2023 · 3 hours, 38 minutes
#368 – Eliezer Yudkowsky: Dangers of AI and the End of Human Civilization

Eliezer Yudkowsky is a researcher, writer, and philosopher on the topic of superintelligent AI. Please support this podcast by checking... more

30 Mar 2023 · 3 hours, 22 minutes
#367 – Sam Altman: OpenAI CEO on GPT-4, ChatGPT, and the Future of AI

Sam Altman is the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind GPT-4, ChatGPT, DALL-E, Codex, and many other state-of-the-art AI technologies.... more

25 Mar 2023 · 2 hours, 28 minutes
#366 – Shannon Curry: Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Trial, Marriage, Dating & Love

Dr. Shannon Curry is a clinical and forensic psychologist who conducts research, therapy, and clinical evaluation pertaining to trauma, violence,... more

21 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
#365 – Sam Harris: Trump, Pandemic, Twitter, Elon, Bret, IDW, Kanye, AI & UFOs

Sam Harris is an author, podcaster, and philosopher. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion: https://notion.com - Indeed:... more

14 Mar 2023 · 4 hours, 33 minutes
#364 – Chris Voss: FBI Hostage Negotiator

Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage and crisis negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If... more

10 Mar 2023 · 2 hours, 15 minutes
#363 – B-Team Jiu Jitsu: Craig Jones, Nicky Rod, and Nicky Ryan

Craig Jones, Nicky Rod and Nicky Ryan, together with Ethan Crelinsten are founders of the B-Team, a legendary jiu jitsu... more

06 Mar 2023 · 2 hours, 54 minutes
#362 – Ginni Rometty: IBM CEO on Leadership, Power, and Adversity

Ginni Rometty is a former long-time CEO, president, and chairman of IBM. Please support this podcast by checking out our... more

02 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 56 minutes
#361 – Aaron Smith-Levin: Scientology

Aaron Smith-Levin is a former Scientologist, Vice President of the Aftermath Foundation, and host of the Growing Up In Scientology... more

25 Feb 2023 · 2 hours, 17 minutes
#360 – Tim Urban: Tribalism, Marxism, Liberalism, Social Justice, and Politics

Tim Urban is the author of the blog Wait But Why and a new book What's Our Problem?: A Self-Help... more

20 Feb 2023 · 3 hours, 10 minutes
#359 – Andrew Strominger: Black Holes, Quantum Gravity, and Theoretical Physics

Andrew Strominger is a theoretical physicist at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex... more

15 Feb 2023 · 2 hours, 25 minutes
#358 – Aella: Sex Work, OnlyFans, Porn, Escorting, Dating, and Human Sexuality

Aella is a sex researcher, writer, and sex worker. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House of... more

10 Feb 2023 · 4 hours, 2 minutes
#357 – Paul Conti: Narcissism, Sociopathy, Envy, and the Nature of Good and Evil

Paul Conti is a psychiatrist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product... more

07 Feb 2023 · 3 hours, 22 minutes
#356 – Tim Dodd: SpaceX, Starship, Rocket Engines, and Future of Space Travel

Tim Dodd is host of the Everyday Astronaut YouTube channel, where he teaches about rocket engines and all things space... more

02 Feb 2023 · 5 hours, 21 minutes
#355 – David Kipping: Alien Civilizations and Habitable Worlds

David Kipping is an astronomer at Columbia University, director of the Cool Worlds Lab, and host of the Cool Worlds... more

28 Jan 2023 · 3 hours, 50 minutes
#354 – Jeremi Suri: American Civil War

Jeremi Suri is a historian at UT Austin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex... more

25 Jan 2023 ·
#353 – Dennis Whyte: Nuclear Fusion and the Future of Energy

Dennis Whyte is a nuclear scientist at MIT and the director of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Please... more

21 Jan 2023 · 3 hours, 13 minutes
#352 – Omar Suleiman: Islam

Imam Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic... more

17 Jan 2023 · 3 hours, 7 minutes
#351 – MrBeast: Future of YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram

MrBeast is a legendary YouTube creator. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House of Macadamias: https://houseofmacadamias.com/lex and... more

11 Jan 2023 · 2 hours, 24 minutes
#350 – Betül Kaçar: Origin of Life, Ancient DNA, Panspermia, and Aliens

Betül Kaçar is an astrobiologist at University of Wisconsin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House of... more

29 Dec 2022 · 2 hours, 47 minutes
#349 – Bhaskar Sunkara: The Case for Socialism

Bhaskar Sunkara is a democratic socialist, political writer, founding editor of Jacobin, president of The Nation, and author of The... more

22 Dec 2022 · 3 hours, 52 minutes
#348 – Nathalie Cabrol: Search for Alien Life

Nathalie Cabrol is an astrobiologist at the SETI Institute, directing the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in... more

19 Dec 2022 · 2 hours, 12 minutes
#347 – Michael Malice: Christmas Special

Michael Malice is a political thinker, podcaster, author, and anarchist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - House... more

15 Dec 2022 · 3 hours, 47 minutes
#346 – Ed Calderon: Mexican Drug Cartels

Ed Calderon is a security specialist who worked on counter-narcotics and organized crime investigation in Mexico. Please support this podcast... more

12 Dec 2022 · 4 hours, 11 minutes
#345 – Coffeezilla: SBF, FTX, Fraud, Scams, Fake Gurus, Money, Fame, and Power

Coffeezilla is a journalist and investigator on YouTube who exposes financial frauds, scams, and fake gurus. Please support this podcast... more

09 Dec 2022 · 3 hours, 51 minutes
#344 – Noam Brown: AI vs Humans in Poker and Games of Strategic Negotiation

Noam Brown is a research scientist at FAIR, Meta AI, co-creator of AI that achieved superhuman level performance in games... more

06 Dec 2022 · 2 hours, 33 minutes
#343 – Roger Gracie: Greatest Jiu Jitsu Competitor of All Time

Roger Gracie is a legendary jiu jitsu competitor and MMA fighter. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -... more

03 Dec 2022 ·
#342 – Todd Howard: Skyrim, Elder Scrolls 6, Fallout, and Starfield

Todd Howard is a legendary video game designer at Bethesda Game Studios. He led the development of the Elder Scrolls... more

29 Nov 2022 · 2 hours, 49 minutes
#341 – Guido van Rossum: Python and the Future of Programming

Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python programming language. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - GiveDirectly:... more

26 Nov 2022 · 3 hours, 22 minutes
#340 – Chris Tarbell: FBI Agent Who Took Down Silk Road

Chris Tarbell is a former FBI special agent and cybercrime investigation specialist who brought down Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road,... more

22 Nov 2022 · 3 hours, 2 minutes
#339 – Climate Change Debate: Bjørn Lomborg and Andrew Revkin

Bjørn Lomborg is author of "False Alarm". Andrew Revkin is a climate journalist (21 years at NY Times). Please support... more

18 Nov 2022 · 4 hours, 16 minutes
#338 – Chamath Palihapitiya: Money, Success, Startups, Energy, Poker & Happiness

Chamath Palihapitiya is a venture capitalist, engineer, CEO of Social Capital, and co-host of the All-In Podcast. Please support this... more

15 Nov 2022 · 3 hours, 4 minutes
#337 – Destiny: Politics, Free Speech, Controversy, Sex, War, and Relationships

Steven Bonnell, aka Destiny, is a progressive political commentator and a live streamer on YouTube. Melina Goransson is a live... more

11 Nov 2022 ·
#336 – Ben Shapiro: Politics, Kanye, Trump, Biden, Hitler, Extremism, and War

Ben Shapiro is a conservative political commentator, host of The Ben Shapiro Show, co-founder of The Daily Wire, and author... more

07 Nov 2022 · 2 hours, 36 minutes
#335 – Fiona Hill: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

Fiona Hill is a presidential advisor and foreign policy expert specializing in Russia. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

04 Nov 2022 · 3 hours, 24 minutes
#334 – Abbas Amanat: Iran Protests, Mahsa Amini, History, CIA & Nuclear Weapons

Abbas Amanat is a historian at Yale specializing in the modern history of Iran. Please support this podcast by checking... more

02 Nov 2022 · 3 hours, 11 minutes
#333 – Andrej Karpathy: Tesla AI, Self-Driving, Optimus, Aliens, and AGI

Andrej Karpathy is a legendary AI researcher, engineer, and educator. He's the former director of AI at Tesla, a founding... more

29 Oct 2022 · 3 hours, 33 minutes
#332 – Kanye ‘Ye’ West Interview

Ye is a legendary artist, producer, and designer. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to... more

24 Oct 2022 · 2 hours, 33 minutes
#331 – Balaji Srinivasan: How to Fix Government, Twitter, Science, and the FDA

Balaji Srinivasan is an angel investor, tech founder, philosopher, and author of The Network State: How to Start a New... more

20 Oct 2022 · 7 hours, 53 minutes
#330 – Hikaru Nakamura: Chess, Magnus, Kasparov, and the Psychology of Greatness

Hikaru Nakamura is a chess super grandmaster and is currently the #1 ranked blitz chess player in the world. He... more

17 Oct 2022 · 2 hours, 54 minutes
#329 – Kate Darling: Social Robots, Ethics, Privacy and the Future of MIT

Kate Darling is a researcher at MIT Media Lab interested in human robot interaction and robot ethics. Please support this... more

15 Oct 2022 · 3 hours, 9 minutes
#328 – John Danaher: Submission Grappling, ADCC, Animal Combat, and Knives

John Danaher is one of the greatest coaches and minds in martial arts history. Please support this podcast by checking... more

10 Oct 2022 · 4 hours, 55 minutes
#327 – GothamChess: Hans Niemann, Magnus Carlsen, Cheating Scandal & Chess Bots

Levy Rozman, also known as GothamChess, is a professional chess player, streamer, and educator. Please support this podcast by checking... more

07 Oct 2022 · 3 hours, 38 minutes
#326 – Annaka Harris: Free Will, Consciousness, and the Nature of Reality

Annaka Harris is the author of Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind. Please support this... more

05 Oct 2022 · 2 hours, 46 minutes
#325 – Michael Levin: Biology, Life, Aliens, Evolution, Embryogenesis & Xenobots

Michael Levin is a biologist at Tufts University working on novel ways to understand and control complex pattern formation in... more

01 Oct 2022 · 3 hours, 5 minutes
#324 – Daniel Negreanu: Poker

Daniel Negreanu is one of the greatest poker players of all time. Please support this podcast by checking out our... more

27 Sep 2022 ·
#323 – Will Sasso: Comedy, MADtv, AI, Friendship, Madness, and Pro Wrestling

Will Sasso is a comedian, actor, and co-host of the Dudesy podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our... more

24 Sep 2022 · 2 hours, 28 minutes
#322 – Rana el Kaliouby: Emotion AI, Social Robots, and Self-Driving Cars

Rana el Kaliouby is a pioneer in the field of emotion recognition and human-centric AI. She is the founder of... more

21 Sep 2022 · 2 hours, 42 minutes
#321 – Ray Kurzweil: Singularity, Superintelligence, and Immortality

Ray Kurzweil is an author, inventor, and futurist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to... more

17 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
#320 – Christopher Capozzola: World War I, Ideology, Propaganda, and Politics

Christopher Capozzola is a professor of history at MIT. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Wealthfront: https://wealthfront.com/lex... more

14 Sep 2022 ·
#319 – Botez Sisters: Chess, Streaming, and Fame

Alexandra and Andrea Botez are chess players, commentators, educators, entertainers, and streamers. Please support this podcast by checking out our... more

09 Sep 2022 · 2 hours, 42 minutes
#318 – Nick Lane: Origin of Life, Evolution, Aliens, Biology, and Consciousness

Nick Lane is a biochemist at UCL and author of Transformer, The Vital Question, and many other amazing books on... more

07 Sep 2022 · 3 hours, 47 minutes
#317 – John Vervaeke: Meaning Crisis, Atheism, Religion & the Search for Wisdom

John Vervaeke is a psychologist and cognitive scientist at University of Toronto. Please support this podcast by checking out our... more

04 Sep 2022 · 3 hours, 17 minutes
#316 – Noam Chomsky: Putin, Ukraine, China, and Nuclear War

Noam Chomsky is a linguist, philosopher, and political activist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Skiff: https://skiff.com/lex -... more

31 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
#315 – Magnus Carlsen: Greatest Chess Player of All Time

Magnus Carlsen is the highest-rated chess player in history and widely considered to be the greatest chess player of all... more

27 Aug 2022 · 2 hours, 39 minutes
#314 – Liv Boeree: Poker, Game Theory, AI, Simulation, Aliens & Existential Risk

Liv Boeree is a poker champion and science educator on topics of game theory, physics, complexity, and life. Please support... more

24 Aug 2022 · 3 hours, 41 minutes
#313 – Jordan Peterson: Life, Death, Power, Fame, and Meaning

Jordan Peterson is a psychologist, lecturer, podcast host, and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion:... more

19 Aug 2022 · 3 hours, 10 minutes
#312 – Duncan Trussell: Comedy, Sentient Robots, Suffering, Love & Burning Man

Duncan Trussell is a comedian, host of The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast, and co-creator of The Midnight Gospel. Please... more

16 Aug 2022 · 3 hours, 25 minutes
#311 – Magatte Wade: Africa, Capitalism, Communism, and the Future of Humanity

Magatte Wade is an entrepreneur with a passion for creating positive change in Africa through economic freedom. Please support this... more

13 Aug 2022 · 3 hours, 38 minutes
#310 – Andrew Bustamante: CIA Spy

Andrew Bustamante is a former CIA covert intelligence officer. Check out his work and podcast at https://everydayspy.com Please support this... more

08 Aug 2022 · 3 hours, 59 minutes
#309 – John Carmack: Doom, Quake, VR, AGI, Programming, Video Games, and Rockets

John Carmack is a legendary programmer, co-founder of id Software, and lead programmer of many revolutionary video games including Wolfenstein... more

04 Aug 2022 · 5 hours, 22 minutes
#308 – Ryan Graves: UFOs, Fighter Jets, and Aliens

Lt. Ryan Graves is a former Navy fighter pilot, who has worked on advanced research and development programs for DARPA,... more

01 Aug 2022 · 2 hours, 37 minutes
#307 – Brian Armstrong: Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, and Government Regulation

Brian Armstrong is the CEO of Coinbase. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Audible: https://audible.com/lex - Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex -... more

29 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 36 minutes
#306 – Oriol Vinyals: Deep Learning and Artificial General Intelligence

Oriol Vinyals is the Research Director and Deep Learning Lead at DeepMind. Please support this podcast by checking out our... more

26 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 15 minutes
#305 – Martin Rees: Black Holes, Alien Life, Dark Matter, and the Big Bang

Lord Martin Rees is a cosmologist and astrophysicist at Cambridge University and co-founder of the Centre for the Study of... more

23 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 19 minutes
#304 – Bishop Robert Barron: Christianity and the Catholic Church

Robert Barron is a bishop and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

20 Jul 2022 · 2 hours,
#303 – Steve Keen: Marxism, Capitalism, and Economics

Steve Keen is a heterodox economist and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Weights & Biases:... more

17 Jul 2022 · 3 hours, 36 minutes
#302 – Richard Haier: IQ Tests, Human Intelligence, and Group Differences

Richard Haier is a psychologist specializing in the science of human intelligence. Please support this podcast by checking out our... more

14 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 51 minutes
#301 – Jack Barsky: KGB Spy

Jack Barsky is a former KGB spy and author of "Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a... more

09 Jul 2022 · 3 hours, 43 minutes
#300 – Joe Rogan: Comedy, Controversy, Aliens, UFOs, Putin, CIA, and Freedom

Joe Rogan is a comedian, UFC commentator, and host of the Joe Rogan Experience. Please support this podcast by checking... more

04 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 49 minutes
#299 – Demis Hassabis: DeepMind

Demis Hassabis is the CEO and co-founder of DeepMind. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Mailgun: https://lexfridman.com/mailgun -... more

01 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 17 minutes
#298 – Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts and Loneliness

Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, and Bittersweet:... more

28 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 5 minutes
#297 – Jonathan Reisman: The Human Body – From Sex & Sperm to Hands & Heart

Jonathan Reisman is a physician and author of The Unseen Body who has practiced medicine in some of the most... more

25 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 49 minutes
#296 – Douglas Murray: Racism, Marxism, and the War on the West

Douglas Murray is an author and political commentator. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Brave: https://brave.com/lex - BetterHelp:... more

21 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 44 minutes
#295 – Richard Wolff: Marxism and Communism

Richard Wolff is a Marxist philosopher and economist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex to... more

17 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 59 minutes
#294 – Tony Fadell: iPhone, iPod, and Nest

Tony Fadell is an engineer and designer, co-creator of the iPod, iPhone, Nest Thermostat, and author of the new book... more

15 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 52 minutes
#293 – Donald Hoffman: Reality is an Illusion – How Evolution Hid the Truth

Donald Hoffman is a cognitive scientist at UC Irvine and author of The Case Against Reality. Please support this podcast... more

12 Jun 2022 · 3 hours, 23 minutes
#292 – Robin Hanson: Alien Civilizations, UFOs, and the Future of Humanity

Robin Hanson is a professor at George Mason University and researcher at Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford. Please support... more

09 Jun 2022 · 4 hours, 18 minutes
#291 – Jonathan Haidt: The Case Against Social Media

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at NYU and author of The Coddling of the American Mind, The Righteous Mind,... more

04 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
#290 – Dan Reynolds: Imagine Dragons

Dan Reynolds is the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, one of the most popular bands in the world. Please support... more

30 May 2022 · 2 hours, 18 minutes
#289 – Stephen Kotkin: Putin, Zelenskyy, and War in Ukraine

Stephen Kotkin is a historian specializing in Stalin and Soviet history. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -... more

25 May 2022 · 2 hours, 49 minutes
#288 – Sarma Melngailis: Bad Vegan

Sarma Melngailis is a chef and restauranteur who was the subject of the Netflix documentary Bad Vegan: Fame, Fraud, Fugitives.... more

23 May 2022 · 4 hours, 21 minutes
#287 – Bobby Lee: Comedy, Skyrim, Sex Robots, Love, Fame, and Power

Bobby Lee is a comedian and co-host of TigerBelly and Bad Friends podcasts. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

20 May 2022 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
#286 – Oliver Stone: Vladimir Putin and War in Ukraine

Oliver Stone is a filmmaker with 3 Oscar wins and 11 Oscar nominations. His films include Platoon, Wall Street, Born... more

17 May 2022 · 1 hour, 59 minutes
#285 – Glenn Loury: Race, Racism, Identity Politics, and Cancel Culture

Glenn Loury is a professor of economics and social sciences at Brown University, and a prominent podcaster and social critic... more

14 May 2022 · 3 hours, 38 minutes
#284 – Saifedean Ammous: Bitcoin, Anarchy, and Austrian Economics

Saifedean Ammous is an Austrian economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard and The Fiat Standard. Please support this podcast... more

11 May 2022 · 4 hours, 21 minutes
#283 – Chris Mason: Space Travel, Colonization, and Long-Term Survival in Space

Chris Mason is a professor of genomics, physiology, and biophysics at Cornell, doing research on the long-term effects of space... more

08 May 2022 · 3 hours, 1 minute
#282 – David Buss: Sex, Dating, Relationships, and Sex Differences

David Buss is an evolutionary psychologist at UT Austin. He is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary... more

04 May 2022 · 3 hours, 38 minutes
#281 – Grimes: Music, AI, and the Future of Humanity

Grimes is a musician, artist, singer, songwriter, producer, and director. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Brave:... more

29 Apr 2022 · 2 hours, 11 minutes
#280 – Cristiano Amon: Qualcomm CEO

Cristiano Amon is the CEO of Qualcomm, world-leader in 5G wireless communication and computation systems inside premium Android phones and... more

27 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
#279 – Alien Debate: Sara Walker and Lee Cronin

Sara Walker is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist. Lee Cronin is a chemist. This is a conversation and debate about... more

24 Apr 2022 · 4 hours, 11 minutes
#278 – Skye Fitzgerald: Hunger, War, and Human Suffering

Skye Fitzgerald is a two-time Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, his films include Hunger Ward, Lifeboat, and 50 Feet from Syria. Please... more

20 Apr 2022 · 2 hours, 34 minutes
#277 – Andrew Huberman: Focus, Stress, Relationships, and Friendship

Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford and host of the Huberman Lab Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking... more

17 Apr 2022 · 3 hours, 31 minutes
#276 – Michael Saylor: Bitcoin, Inflation, and the Future of Money

Michael Saylor is the CEO of MicroStrategy and a prominent holder and proponent of Bitcoin. Please support this podcast by... more

14 Apr 2022 · 4 hours, 2 minutes
#275 – Rick Rubin: Legendary Music Producer

Rick Rubin is one of the greatest music producers of all time, working with many of the greats including Beastie... more

10 Apr 2022 · 3 hours, 27 minutes
#274 – Karl Deisseroth: Depression, Schizophrenia, and Psychiatry

Karl Deisseroth is a professor of bioengineering, psychiatry, and behavioral sciences at Stanford University. Please support this podcast by checking... more

07 Apr 2022 · 3 hours, 27 minutes
#273 – Chris Blattman: War and Violence

Chris Blattman is a professor at the University of Chicago studying the causes and consequences of violence and war. Please... more

03 Apr 2022 · 2 hours, 54 minutes
#272 – Brett Johnson: US Most Wanted Cybercriminal

Brett Johnson was a US Most Wanted cybercriminal, called the Original Internet Godfather by US Secret Service for building the... more

27 Mar 2022 · 3 hours, 53 minutes
#271 – Ariel Ekblaw: Space Colonization and Self-Assembling Space Megastructures

Ariel Ekblaw is the director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -... more

23 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
#270 – David Wolpe: Judaism

David Wolpe is a Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -... more

16 Mar 2022 · 2 hours, 17 minutes
#269 – Lee Cronin: Origin of Life, Aliens, Complexity, and Consciousness

Lee Cronin is a chemist at the University of Glasgow. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Paperspace:... more

11 Mar 2022 · 4 hours, 12 minutes
#268 – Robert Proctor: Nazi Science and Ideology

Robert Proctor is a historian of science at Stanford University. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Theragun:... more

05 Mar 2022 · 2 hours, 55 minutes
#267 – Mark Zuckerberg: Meta, Facebook, Instagram, and the Metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg is CEO of Meta, formerly Facebook. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to get... more

26 Feb 2022 · 2 hours, 5 minutes
#266 – Nicole Perlroth: Cybersecurity and the Weapons of Cyberwar

Nicole Perlroth is a cybersecurity journalist and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Linode: https://linode.com/lex to... more

20 Feb 2022 · 2 hours, 7 minutes
#265 – Devon Larratt: Arm Wrestling

Devon Larratt is a professional arm wrestler, widely considered to be one of the best of all time. Please support... more

16 Feb 2022 ·
#264 – Tim Urban: Elon Musk, Neuralink, AI, Aliens, and the Future of Humanity

Tim Urban is the author and illustrator of the popular blog 'Wait But Why'. Please support this podcast by checking... more

13 Feb 2022 · 2 hours, 43 minutes
#263 – John Abramson: Big Pharma

John Abramson is faculty at Harvard Medical School and a family physician for over two decades. He's the author of... more

11 Feb 2022 · 2 hours, 24 minutes
#262 – Garry Nolan: UFOs and Aliens

Garry Nolan is a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research is in microbiology, immunology, bio-computation, and analysis... more

06 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
#261 – Philip Goff: Consciousness, Panpsychism, and the Philosophy of Mind

Philip Goff is a philosopher of mind and consciousness at Durham University and author of Galileo's Error. Please support this... more

03 Feb 2022 · 2 hours, 53 minutes
#260 – Georges St-Pierre, John Danaher & Gordon Ryan: The Greatest of All Time

Georges St-Pierre is an MMA fighter. John Danaher is a martial arts coach. Gordon Ryan is a submission grappler. Each... more

30 Jan 2022 ·
#259 – Thomas Tull: From Batman Dark Knight Trilogy to AI and the Rolling Stones

Thomas Tull is founder of Legendary Entertainment, Tulco, part-owner of Pittsburgh Steelers, and guitarist for the band Ghost Hounds. Please... more

26 Jan 2022 · 2 hours, 23 minutes
#258 – Yann LeCun: Dark Matter of Intelligence and Self-Supervised Learning

Yann LeCun is the Chief AI Scientist at Meta, professor at NYU, Turing Award winner, and one of the seminal... more

22 Jan 2022 · 2 hours, 51 minutes
#257 – Brian Keating: Cosmology, Astrophysics, Aliens & Losing the Nobel Prize

Brian Keating is an experimental physicist at the UCSD, author of Losing the Nobel Prize, and host of the Into... more

18 Jan 2022 · 4 hours, 6 minutes
#256 – Nationalism Debate: Yaron Brook and Yoram Hazony

Yaron Brook is an objectivist. Yoram Hazony is a national conservative. This is a conversation and debate about national conservatism... more

15 Jan 2022 · 3 hours, 4 minutes
#255 – Mark Normand: Comedy!

Mark Normand is a stand-up comedian. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Calm: https://calm.com/lex to get 40%... more

08 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
#254 – Jay Bhattacharya: The Case Against Lockdowns

Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration. Please support this... more

04 Jan 2022 · 2 hours, 28 minutes
#253 – Michael Malice: New Year’s Special

Michael Malice is a political thinker, podcaster, author, and anarchist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - FightCamp:... more

31 Dec 2021 · 3 hours, 32 minutes
#252 – Elon Musk: SpaceX, Mars, Tesla Autopilot, Self-Driving, Robotics, and AI

Elon Musk is CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, and Boring Company. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -... more

28 Dec 2021 · 2 hours, 39 minutes
#251 – Ray Dalio: Money, Power, and the Collapse of Empires

Ray Dalio is an investor, author, and founder of Bridgewater Associates. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -... more

25 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
#250 – Peter Wang: Python and the Source Code of Humans, Computers, and Reality

Peter Wang is the co-founder & CEO of Anaconda and one of the most impactful leaders and developers in the... more

23 Dec 2021 · 2 hours, 53 minutes
#249 – Albert Bourla: Pfizer CEO

Albert Bourla is the Chairman and CEO of Pfizer. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion: https://notion.com/startups... more

18 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
#248 – Norman Naimark: Genocide, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Absolute Power

Norman Naimark is a historian at Stanford, specializing in the history of genocide. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

13 Dec 2021 · 2 hours, 25 minutes
#247 – Jamie Metzl: Lab Leak Theory

Jamie Metzl is an author specializing in topics of genetic engineering, biotechnology, and geopolitics. Please support this podcast by checking... more

08 Dec 2021 · 5 hours, 1 minute
#246 – Peter Woit: Theories of Everything and Why String Theory is Not Even Wrong

Peter Woit is a theoretical physicist, mathematician, critic of string theory, and author of the popular science blog Not Even... more

03 Dec 2021 · 2 hours, 23 minutes
#245 – Tom Brands: Iowa Wrestling

Tom Brands is an Olympic and World Champion in freestyle wrestling and the head wrestling coach at the University of... more

30 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#244 – Robert Crews: Afghanistan, Taliban, Bin Laden, and War in the Middle East

Robert Crews is a historian at Stanford, specializing in Afghanistan, Russia, Islam, Central Asia, and South Asia. Please support this... more

28 Nov 2021 · 2 hours, 49 minutes
#243 – Kevin Systrom: Instagram

Kevin Systrom is the co-founder and former CEO of Instagram. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Theragun:... more

23 Nov 2021 · 2 hours, 52 minutes
#242 – Ben Askren: Wrestling and MMA

Ben Askren is a wrestler and MMA fighter, former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion, a two-time NCAA wrestling champion... more

20 Nov 2021 · 2 hours, 21 minutes
#241 – Boris Sofman: Waymo, Cozmo, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of Robotics

Boris Sofman is the Senior Director Of Engineering and Head of Trucking at Waymo, formerly the Google Self-Driving Car project.... more

16 Nov 2021 · 3 hours, 20 minutes
#240 – Neal Stephenson: Sci-Fi, Space, Aliens, AI, VR & the Future of Humanity

Neal Stephenson is a sci-fi writer (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and new book Termination Shock), former Chief Futurist at Magic Leap... more

11 Nov 2021 · 2 hours, 47 minutes
#239 – Niall Ferguson: History of Money, Power, War, and Truth

Niall Ferguson is a historian at Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of 16 books on the history... more

08 Nov 2021 · 2 hours, 48 minutes
#238 – Francis Collins: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Francis Collins is the director of the NIH and former head of the Human Genome Project. Please support this podcast... more

05 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
#237 – Steve Viscelli: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream

Steve Viscelli is a former truck driver and now an economic sociologist at University of Pennsylvania studying freight transportation, including... more

03 Nov 2021 · 3 hours, 19 minutes
#236 – Jimmy Pedro: Judo and the Forging of Champions

Jimmy Pedro is a judo competitor and coach, world champion, 3x world medalist, 2x Olympic medalist. Please support this podcast... more

31 Oct 2021 · 2 hours, 30 minutes
#235 – Michael Mina: Rapid COVID Testing

Michael Mina is an immunologist, epidemiologist, and physician at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Notion:... more

29 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
#234 – Stephen Wolfram: Complexity and the Fabric of Reality

Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist, mathematician, and theoretical physicist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - ROKA:... more

27 Oct 2021 · 3 hours, 45 minutes
#233 – Carl Hart: Heroin, Cocaine, MDMA, Alcohol & the Role of Drugs in Society

Carl Hart is a psychologist at Columbia University. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex and... more

23 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
#232 – Brian Greene: Quantum Gravity, Big Bang, Aliens, Life, Death, and Meaning

Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - The Prisoner Wine Company: https://theprisonerwine.com/lex... more

20 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
#231 – Alex Gladstein: Bitcoin, Authoritarianism, and Human Rights

Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum. Please support this... more

16 Oct 2021 · 2 hours, 40 minutes
#230 – Kelsi Sheren: War, Artillery, PTSD, and Love

Kelsi Sheren is a veteran, artillery gunner, and founder of Brass and Unity. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

14 Oct 2021 ·
#229 – Richard Wrangham: Role of Violence, Sex, and Fire in Human Evolution

Richard Wrangham is a biological anthropologist at Harvard, specializing in the study of primates and the evolution of violence, sex,... more

10 Oct 2021 ·
#228 – RZA: Wu-Tang Clan, Kung Fu, Chess, God, Life, and Death

RZA is a rapper, record producer, filmmaker, actor, writer, philosopher, and the mastermind of the legendary hip hop group Wu-Tang... more

05 Oct 2021 ·
#227 – Sean Kelly: Existentialism, Nihilism, and the Search for Meaning

Sean Kelly is a philosopher at Harvard specializing in existentialism and the philosophy of mind. Please support this podcast by... more

30 Sep 2021 ·
#226 – Jo Boaler: How to Learn Math

Jo Boaler is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford and the co-founder of youcubed. Please support this podcast by... more

27 Sep 2021 ·
#225 – Jeffrey Shainline: Neuromorphic Computing and Optoelectronic Intelligence

Jeffrey Shainline is a physicist at NIST working on. Note: Opinions expressed by Jeff do not represent NIST. Please support... more

26 Sep 2021 ·
#224 – Travis Oliphant: NumPy, SciPy, Anaconda, Python & Scientific Programming

Travis Oliphant is a data scientist, entrepreneur, and creator of NumPy, SciPy, and Anaconda. Please support this podcast by checking... more

23 Sep 2021 ·
#223 – Travis Stevens: Judo, Olympics, and Mental Toughness

Travis Stevens is the 2016 Olympic Judo silver medalist and BJJ black belt. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

21 Sep 2021 ·
#222 – Jay McClelland: Neural Networks and the Emergence of Cognition

Jay McClelland is a cognitive scientist at Stanford. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to... more

20 Sep 2021 ·
#221 – Douglas Lenat: Cyc and the Quest to Solve Common Sense Reasoning in AI

Douglas Lenat is the founder of Cyc, a 37 year project aiming to solve common-sense knowledge and reasoning in AI.... more

15 Sep 2021 ·
#220 – Niels Jorgensen: New York Firefighters and the Heroes of 9/11

Niels Jorgensen is a former New York firefighter for over 21 years, who was there at Ground Zero on September... more

11 Sep 2021 · 2 hours, 49 minutes
#219 – Donald Knuth: Programming, Algorithms, Hard Problems & the Game of Life

Donald Knuth is a computer scientist, Turing Award winner, father of algorithm analysis, author of The Art of Computer Programming,... more

09 Sep 2021 · 2 hours, 27 minutes
#218 – Jaron Lanier: Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, author, and founder of the field of virtual reality. Please support this... more

06 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
#217 – Rodney Brooks: Robotics

Rodney Brooks is a roboticist, former head of CSAIL at MIT, and co-founder of iRobot, Rethink Robotics, and Robust.AI. Please... more

03 Sep 2021 · 2 hours, 30 minutes
#216 – Vincent Racaniello: Viruses and Vaccines

Vincent Racaniello is a virologist, immunologist, and microbiologist at Columbia. He is a co-author of the textbook Principles of Virology... more

01 Sep 2021 · 3 hours, 35 minutes
#215 – Wojciech Zaremba: OpenAI Codex, GPT-3, Robotics, and the Future of AI

Wojciech Zaremba is a co-founder of OpenAI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to get... more

29 Aug 2021 · 2 hours, 58 minutes
#214 – Jed Buchwald: Isaac Newton and the Philosophy of Science

Jed Buchwald is a historian and philosopher of science at Caltech. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -... more

27 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
#213 – Barry Barish: Gravitational Waves and the Most Precise Device Ever Built

Barry Barish is a theoretical physicist at Caltech and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Please support this... more

23 Aug 2021 · 2 hours, 30 minutes
#212 – Joscha Bach: Nature of Reality, Dreams, and Consciousness

Joscha Bach is a cognitive scientist, AI researcher, and philosopher. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Coinbase:... more

21 Aug 2021 · 3 hours, 18 minutes
#211 – Brian Muraresku: The Secret History of Psychedelics

Brian Muraresku is the author of The Immortality Key. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex... more

15 Aug 2021 ·
#210 – Matt Walker: Sleep

Matt Walker is a sleep scientist at Berkeley, author of Why We Sleep, and the host of a new podcast... more

11 Aug 2021 ·
#209 – Luís and João Batalha: Fermat’s Library and the Art of Studying Papers

Luis and Joao Batalha are co-founders of Fermat's Library. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex... more

09 Aug 2021 · 3 hours, 2 minutes
#208 – Jeff Hawkins: The Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence

Jeff Hawkins is a neuroscientist and cofounder of Numenta, a neuroscience research company. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

08 Aug 2021 · 2 hours, 25 minutes
#207 – Chris Duffin: The Mad Scientist of Strength

Chris Duffin is a strength athlete, coach, and engineer, setting multiple strength world records including squatting and deadlifting 1000 lbs... more

03 Aug 2021 · 2 hours, 48 minutes
#206 – Ishan Misra: Self-Supervised Deep Learning in Computer Vision

Ishan Misra is a research scientist at FAIR working on self-supervised visual learning. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

31 Jul 2021 ·
#205 – Zach Bitter: Ultramarathon Running

Zach Bitter is an ultramarathon runner and coach. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Ladder: https://ladderlife.com/lex - Belcampo:... more

29 Jul 2021 · 3 hours, 6 minutes
#204 – Cumrun Vafa: String Theory

Cumrun Vafa is a theoretical physicist at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Headspace: https://headspace.com/lex to... more

26 Jul 2021 · 2 hours, 18 minutes
#203 – Anya Fernald: Regenerative Farming and the Art of Cooking Meat

Anya Fernald is the co-founder of Belcampo farms, chef, and regenerative agriculture expert. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

23 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
#202 – Rick Doblin: Psychedelics

Rick Doblin is a psychedelics researcher and the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).... more

21 Jul 2021 · 2 hours, 42 minutes
#201 – Konstantin Batygin: Planet 9 and the Edge of Our Solar System

Konstantin Batygin is a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Squarespace: https://lexfridman.com/squarespace and... more

19 Jul 2021 · 2 hours, 45 minutes
#200 – Michael Malice: Totalitarianism and Anarchy

Michael Malice is a political thinker, podcaster, and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Gala Games:... more

15 Jul 2021 · 2 hours, 44 minutes
#199 – Roger Reaves: Smuggling Drugs for Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel

Roger Reaves is one of the most prolific drug smugglers in history. Please support this podcast by checking out our... more

11 Jul 2021 · 2 hours, 15 minutes
#198 – Sara Walker: The Origin of Life on Earth and Alien Worlds

Sara Walker is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist interested in the origin of life. Please support this podcast by checking... more

09 Jul 2021 · 2 hours, 5 minutes
#197 – Jocko Willink: War, Leadership, and Discipline

Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL, co-author of Extreme Ownership, and host of Jocko Podcast. Please support this podcast... more

05 Jul 2021 · 2 hours, 3 minutes
#196 – Yeonmi Park: North Korea

Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector, human rights activist, and author of the book In Order to Live. Please... more

01 Jul 2021 · 2 hours, 6 minutes
#195 – Clara Sousa-Silva: Searching for Signs of Life on Venus and Other Planets

Clara Sousa-Silva is a quantum astrochemist at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Onnit: https://lexfridman.com/onnit to... more

28 Jun 2021 · 2 hours, 4 minutes
#194 – Bret Weinstein: Truth, Science, and Censorship in the Time of a Pandemic

Bret Weinstein is and evolutionary biologist, author, and co-host of the DarkHorse Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

25 Jun 2021 · 3 hours, 22 minutes
#193 – Rob Reid: The Existential Threat of Engineered Viruses and Lab Leaks

Rob Reid is an author and podcaster. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and... more

21 Jun 2021 · 3 hours, 5 minutes
#192 – Charles Hoskinson: Cardano

Charles Hoskinson is the founder of Cardano, co-founder of Ethereum, a mathematician, and a farmer. Please support this podcast by... more

16 Jun 2021 · 5 hours, 4 minutes
#191 – Daniel Schmachtenberger: Steering Civilization Away from Self-Destruction

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a philosopher interested understanding the rise and fall of societies and individuals. Please support this podcast by... more

14 Jun 2021 · 4 hours, 21 minutes
#190 – Jordan Ellenberg: Mathematics of High-Dimensional Shapes and Geometries

Jordan Ellenberg is a mathematician and author of Shape and How Not to Be Wrong. Please support this podcast by... more

13 Jun 2021 · 2 hours, 47 minutes
#189 – David Sinclair: Extending the Human Lifespan Beyond 100 Years

David Sinclair is a geneticist at Harvard and author of Lifespan. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -... more

07 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 49 minutes
#188 – Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum 2.0

Vitalik Buterin is the co-founder of Ethereum. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and... more

03 Jun 2021 · 3 hours, 8 minutes
#187 – Frank Wilczek: Physics of Quarks, Dark Matter, Complexity, Life & Aliens

Frank Wilczek is a Nobel Prize winning physicist at MIT. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - The... more

29 May 2021 · 2 hours, 30 minutes
#186 – Bryan Johnson: Kernel Brain-Computer Interfaces

Bryan Johnson is the founder and CEO of Kernel, OS Fund, and previously Braintree. Please support this podcast by checking... more

24 May 2021 · 2 hours, 37 minutes
#185 – Sam Harris: Consciousness, Free Will, Psychedelics, AI, UFOs, and Meaning

Sam Harris is an author, podcaster, and philosopher. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - National Instruments (NI):... more

20 May 2021 · 3 hours, 23 minutes
#184 – Katherine de Kleer: Planets, Moons, and Asteroids in Our Solar System

Katherine de Kleer is a professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy at Caltech. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

17 May 2021 · 2 hours, 2 minutes
#183 – Po-Shen Loh: Mathematics, Math Olympiad, Combinatorics & Contact Tracing

Po-Shen Loh is a mathematician at CMU and coach of the USA International Math Olympiad team. Please support this podcast... more

14 May 2021 · 2 hours, 27 minutes
#182 – John Danaher: The Path to Mastery in Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Judo, and MMA

John Danaher is a coach, scholar, and educator of jiu jitsu, submission grappling, judo, MMA, and the martial arts. Please... more

09 May 2021 · 3 hours, 43 minutes
#181 – Sergey Nazarov: Chainlink, Smart Contracts, and Oracle Networks

Sergey Nazarov is the Co-Founder of Chainlink, a decentralized oracle network that provides data to smart contracts. Please support this... more

01 May 2021 ·
#180 – Jeremi Suri: History of American Power

Jeremi Suri is a historian at UT Austin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to... more

30 Apr 2021 · 2 hours, 14 minutes
#179 – Georges St-Pierre: The Science of Fighting

Georges St-Pierre is a martial artist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Allform: https://allform.com/lex to get 20%... more

26 Apr 2021 ·
#178 – Michael Malice and Yaron Brook: Ayn Rand, Human Nature, and Anarchy

Michael Malice is an anarchist. Yaron Brook is an objectivist. Both are podcasters and authors. Please support this podcast by... more

24 Apr 2021 ·
#177 – Risto Miikkulainen: Neuroevolution and Evolutionary Computation

Risto Miikkulainen is a computer scientist at UT Austin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - The Jordan... more

19 Apr 2021 · 2 hours, 2 minutes
#176 – Robert Breedlove: Philosophy of Bitcoin from First Principles

Robert Breedlove is a decentralized finance entrepreneur, philosopher, and podcaster. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Fundrise:... more

17 Apr 2021 · 4 hours, 9 minutes
#175 – Yannis Pappas: History and Comedy

Yannis Pappas is a comedian and podcaster. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Wine Access: https://wineaccess.com/lex to... more

12 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
#174 – Tyler Cowen: Economic Growth and the Fight Against Conformity and Mediocrity

Tyler Cowen is an economist, writer, and podcaster. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Linode: https://linode.com/lex to... more

10 Apr 2021 · 2 hours, 15 minutes
#173 – Nic Carter: Bitcoin Core Values, Layered Scaling, and Blocksize Debates

Nic Carter is a financial researcher, investor, writer, and podcaster on topics of decentralized finance. Please support this podcast by... more

01 Apr 2021 · 2 hours, 32 minutes
#172 – Ryan Schiller: Librex and the Free Exchange of Ideas on College Campuses

Ryan Schiller is the creator of Librex, an anonymous discussion feed for college communities. Please support this podcast by checking... more

30 Mar 2021 · 2 hours, 32 minutes
#171 – Anthony Pompliano: Bitcoin

Anthony Pompliano is an entrepreneur, investor, writer, and podcaster on topics of decentralized finance. Please support this podcast by checking... more

25 Mar 2021 · 3 hours, 8 minutes
#170 – Ronald Sullivan: The Ideal of Justice in the Face of Controversy and Evil

Ronald Sullivan is a law professor at Harvard and previously a lawyer for Harvey Weinstein and Aaron Hernandez. Please support... more

22 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 51 minutes
#169 – Ryan Hall: Solving Martial Arts from First Principles

Ryan Hall is a martial artist, BJJ black belt, and MMA fighter undefeated in the UFC. Please support this podcast... more

20 Mar 2021 · 3 hours,
#168 – Silvio Micali: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Algorand, Bitcoin, and Ethereum

Silvio Micali is a computer scientist at MIT, Turing award winner, and founder of Algorand. Please support this podcast by... more

15 Mar 2021 · 2 hours,
#167 – Saagar Enjeti: Politics, History, and Power

Saagar Enjeti is a DC-based political correspondent and podcaster. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - The Jordan... more

14 Mar 2021 · 3 hours, 16 minutes
#166 – Cal Newport: Deep Work, Focus, Productivity, Email, and Social Media

Cal Newport is a computer scientist who also writes about productivity. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: -... more

05 Mar 2021 · 3 hours, 9 minutes
#165 – Josh Barnett: Philosophy of Violence, Power, and the Martial Arts

Josh Barnett is an MMA fighter, catch wrestler, and a scholar of violence. Please support this podcast by checking out... more

01 Mar 2021 · 2 hours, 18 minutes
#164 – Andrew Huberman: Sleep, Dreams, Creativity & the Limits of the Human Mind

Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - MasterClass: https://masterclass.com/lex to get... more

28 Feb 2021 · 2 hours, 58 minutes
#163 – Eric Weinstein: Difficult Conversations, Freedom of Speech, and Physics

Eric Weinstein is a mathematical physicist and podcaster. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Indeed: https://indeed.com/fridman to... more

23 Feb 2021 · 2 hours, 44 minutes
#162 – Jim Keller: The Future of Computing, AI, Life, and Consciousness

Jim Keller is a legendary microprocessor engineer, previously at AMD, Apple, Tesla, Intel, and now Tenstorrent. Please support this podcast... more

18 Feb 2021 · 2 hours, 44 minutes
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15 Feb 2021 · 2 hours, 16 minutes
#160 – Brendan Eich: JavaScript, Firefox, Mozilla, and Brave

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12 Feb 2021 · 3 hours, 4 minutes
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07 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
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05 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 49 minutes
#157 – Natalya Bailey: Rocket Engines and Electric Spacecraft Propulsion

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01 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
#156 – Tim Dillon: Comedy, Power, Conspiracy Theories, and Freedom

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29 Jan 2021 · 2 hours, 29 minutes
Lex Fridman: Ask Me Anything – AMA January 2021

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27 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
#155 – Max Tegmark: AI and Physics

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18 Jan 2021 · 3 hours, 8 minutes
#154 – Avi Loeb: Aliens, Black Holes, and the Mystery of the Oumuamua

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14 Jan 2021 · 2 hours, 51 minutes
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11 Jan 2021 · 2 hours, 18 minutes
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09 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
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04 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
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31 Dec 2020 · 3 hours, 9 minutes
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20 Dec 2020 · 2 hours, 28 minutes
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19 Dec 2020 · 2 hours, 19 minutes
#145 – Matthew Johnson: Psychedelics

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14 Dec 2020 · 3 hours, 39 minutes
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Matthew W. Johnson is a professor and psychedelics researcher at Johns Hopkins. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Brave:... more