Feedback on these episodes from listeners
I really enjoyed this episode, so much so that it distracted me from the COVID-19 crisis!
However I initially hesitated to listen to it because I had just read Toby’s book, and I worried that it would be a lot of duplicated information, however this wasn’t the case at all.
It provided a lot of commentary and “behind the scenes” thinking from Toby, which I found very useful and enlightening, and provided great context for the book.
On episode 1 with Toby Ord
What I did like about it? Honestly, almost everything. This episode was fantastic!
Rob you really nailed it. I noticed that Andy had emphatically said “you’re absolutely right” multiple times, so well done. The episode was convincing, engaging, and extremely informative.
You had great insights and consistently asked Andy thought provoking questions. His experiences were incredibly interesting to listen to as well. This episode really convinced me that biosecurity is a seriously important cause area. Good job touching on multiple topics as well, that kept the entire episode engaging.
On episode 3 with Andy Weber
I loved the constant reference to studies (which were efficiently summarised), the nuanced perspectives on complex topics, Rob jumping from subject to subject with well-prepared questions.
On episode 6 with Jennifer Doleac
I think Lynas is a perfect 80,000 Hours guest.
His knowledge on climate change and nuclear power, particularly when it comes to hard facts and figures, is not just encyclopedic, but readily to hand. This made the conversation very fluid and compelling.
On episode 8 with Mark Lynas
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