About the show

The 80,000 Hours Podcast features unusually in-depth conversations about the world’s most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them. We invite guests pursuing a wide range of career paths – from academics and activists to entrepreneurs and policymakers — to analyse the case for and against working on different issues and which approaches are best for solving them.

The 80,000 Hours Podcast is produced and edited by Keiran Harris. Get in touch with feedback or guest suggestions by emailing [email protected]

What should I listen to first?

We’ve carefully selected ten episodes we think it could make sense to listen to first, on a separate podcast feed:

Check out ‘Effective Altruism: An Introduction’

What is 80,000 Hours?

80,000 Hours is a non-profit dedicated to helping people have a larger positive influence on the world with their careers. If you’re new here, read our “Key ideas” series to get our current take on how to think about careers that have a positive impact and where the best opportunities may lie.

Read about our key ideas

Rob Wiblin

About Rob Wiblin

Rob studied both genetics and economics at the Australian National University, graduating top of his class and being named Young Alumnus of the Year in 2015.

He worked as a research economist in various Australian Government agencies, before joining the Centre for Effective Altruism in Oxford, first as Research Director and then Executive Director. In 2015 he joined the 80,000 Hours team in California as Head of Research.

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Recommended episodes

“Initially I suspected that this podcast would be a little dry 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, the threats we face as a species, psychology, politics … So good. Find an episode that you like the sound of and give it a go!”

“I listened to #25 on a flight and it was the best 2.5 hours of my ear’s life. Hugely informative and highly stimulating.”

“The 80,000 Hours Podcast delves into meaningful topics with a commitment to rational inquiry. It’s no exaggeration to say this podcast can change the manner in which you live your life.”

– Reviews on iTunes

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