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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