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|OT| Lex Fridman's Podcast

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'Lex Fridman (Alexei Fedotov) is a Russian-American YouTuber, podcaster, online public personality, and MIT researcher. His topics of research include artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, human-robot interaction and machine learning at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).[1][2][3] He opened his Youtube channel in 2006 where he shares videos about research into artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, deep learning and uploads biweekly podcast episodes.[4] His channel has 558,000 subscribers & 36 million video views as of 13th September 2020.[4] '
 

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Yaron Brook: Ayn Rand and the Philosophy of Objectivism | Lex Fridman Podcast #138


2:39 - Principles of a life well lived
10:46 - Free will
17:01 - Nature of reality
25:39 - Ayn Rand
57:22 - Objectivism
1:22:40 - Godel Incompleteness Theorem
1:27:47 - Capitalism
1:57:33 - Virtue of selfishness
2:07:37 - Win-win
2:13:42 - Anarchy
2:32:35 - Tribalism and division
2:36:53 - Objectivism and Jordan Peterson on personal responsibility
 
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Tried to sit through some of his podcasts, and it's a perfect example of why "intelligent" doesn't equal "engaging." Not only is he super boring, but his questions/pushback/insights aren't very good, and there is literally zero structure to the entire affair. You can tell he doesn't even bullet point the topics he wants to hit with his guests. Sam Harris' podcast is like a masterclass in organization and fruitful back-and-forth by comparison. Fridman is dryer than Rosie O'Donnell's nether regions.
 

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Tried to sit through some of his podcasts, and it's a perfect example of why "intelligent" doesn't equal "engaging." Not only is he super boring, but his questions/pushback/insights aren't very good, and there is literally zero structure to the entire affair. You can tell he doesn't even bullet point the topics he wants to hit with his guests. Sam Harris' podcast is like a masterclass in organization and fruitful back-and-forth by comparison. Fridman is dryer than Rosie O'Donnell's nether regions.
brutal

each their own
 

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I do love the topics and guests, I just wish he had a better personality and/or communication skills to go along with his obvious intellect. When you hear how he expresses his thoughts and insights as compared to how clearly and engagingly folks like Stephen Wolfram or Brian Greene do, the difference is stark.
 

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I love Lex and his podcast.
You always feel his interest for the subjects being discussed and him being humble and not wanting to steal the attention away from his guests.

Like Tess, said, to each their own.
 

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Andrew Huberman: Neuroscience of Optimal Performance | Lex Fridman Podcast #139


2:29 - Fear
10:41 - Virtual reality
14:25 - Claustrophobia
16:13 - Skydiving
17:48 - Overcoming fears
22:48 - Optimal performance
26:02 - Deep work
41:27 - Psychedelics
45:13 - Deep work
58:53 - Everything in the brain is an abstraction
1:06:11 - Human vision system
1:17:47 - Neuralink
1:45:17 - Science of consciousness
2:00:05 - David Goggins
2:17:09 - Science communication
2:24:41 - Man's Search for Meaning
 
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Tried to sit through some of his podcasts, and it's a perfect example of why "intelligent" doesn't equal "engaging." Not only is he super boring, but his questions/pushback/insights aren't very good, and there is literally zero structure to the entire affair. You can tell he doesn't even bullet point the topics he wants to hit with his guests. Sam Harris' podcast is like a masterclass in organization and fruitful back-and-forth by comparison. Fridman is dryer than Rosie O'Donnell's nether regions.
I disagree. I enjoy his questions and the guests he brings on. Reminded me I need to read Ayn Rand.
 

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episode 139 fun, especially re: working and deep memory, prefrontal control of reflexive circuity, loops

this youtube comment made me laugh -->

Aditya M4 hours ago
'Lex is the kind of guy who massively fears death because then he will not be able to suffer anymore'
 
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The only thing I've seen of him is this clip:


and his style didn't really click we me. He's super low energy and almost comes across as a little disinterested, even though I doubt he is since why the hell would he run a podcast like this if he were. He does seem to have interesting guests though.
 

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I have to really like the guest to be able to get through these podcasts, the Dan Carlin one is the only i watched start to finish.

His delivery and the way of question asking actually distract me from listening to the talking
 
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I have to really like the guest to be able to get through these podcasts, the Dan Carlin one is the only i watched start to finish.

His delivery and the way of question asking actually distract me from listening to the talking
Ya, sometimes he is a bit dramatic in his pauses and gestures, closing his eyes for example, he could cut some of that stuff out.
 
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I watch him on the regular, but I skip many eps.

He's certainly trying to learn all he can, which I can only praise.
He's a bit bluepill and green behind the ears but he's still young.

Was amazed he had never heard the term 'syntactic sugar' for example. Oh well.
 
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I've listened to a few of his podcast episodes recently.
My thoughts so far:
He sounds as if he is half asleep.
He seems to bring up Elon Musk a lot.
He talks about “love” in a way that makes him sound like a naive utopian.
The black suit and tie uniform he wears makes him look unfriendly.
 
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I kinda dig that look, he looks kinda old timey and also reminds me of the the alien from remake of "the day the earth stood still".
I dunno he looks like a contract killer or a funeral director. It makes him look too serious and a bit weird. He buttons up his collar and wears a tie. It's just overkill for a podcast host.
 
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Lisa Feldman Barrett: Love, Evolution, and the Human Brain | Lex Fridman Podcast #140



2:10 - Falling in love
19:54 - Love at first sight
34:32 - Romantic
38:32 - Writing process
49:15 - Evolution of the human brain
1:03:24 - Nature of evil
1:12:07 - Love is an evolutionary advantage
1:16:43 - Variation in species
1:22:24 - Does evolution have a direction?
1:40:03 - Love with an inanimate object
1:44:21 - Just be yourself is confusing advice
1:54:32 - Consciousness
2:01:10 - Book recommendations
 
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