Some of the content will be familiar to regular listeners or readers — but if you’re at all interested in Rob’s personal thoughts, there should be quite a lot of new material to make listening worthwhile.
The first interview is with Chad Grills. They focused largely on new technologies and existential risks, but also discuss topics like:
Why Rob is wary of fiction
Egalitarianism in the evolution of hunter gatherers
How to stop social media screwing with politics
Careers in government versus business
The second interview is with Prof Andrew Leigh — the Shadow Assistant Treasurer in Australia. This one gets into more personal topics than Rob usually covers, like:
What advice would he give to his teenage self?
Which person has most shaped his view of living an ethical life?
His approach to giving to the homeless
What does he do to maximise his own happiness?
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