Tim Ferriss interviewed Balaji Srinivasan for a second time, in a monster 4.5 hour podcast. Highlights of the interview include the future of the world powered by blockchain, China & geo-political outlook, anarchy in the U.S.A. and lots more. Listen to/watch the interview, and you'll be thinking about it for a week afterwards.
Vegetables aren't real! At least in a botanic sense. In this informative and mind blowing NPR Shortwave episode, I learned that vegetables are just a culinary designation and not a scientific classification. Brocolli, cauliflower, kale - all the same plant. Listen on later in the episode where we are told that strawberries aren't even berries!
On an excellent recent episode of his Where Is My Mind? podcast, Niall Breslin interview Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO's Health Emergency Programme. They cover a range of topics connected to mental health such as the lack of preventative health provision and the pressure of modern society not meeting the needs of people.
In a recent episode of The Armchair Expert podcast, Dax & Monica interview Bill Gates about his new book How To Avoid A Climate Disaster. The interview is a frank and informative discussion about the scale of what is needed to tackle the climate crisis, with a fair bit of high level detail from Bill Gates about the different areas that need to be progressed, whcih are described in detail in his book.
You may have heard about the digital art NFT that sold for $69 million. NPR's The Indicator podcast has a good explainer episode on the sale of Beeple's Everyday Project which includes an interview with Beeple (aka Mike Winkelman).