The Podcast

February 8, 2019 The U.S.-China-AI Collision Course
Former president of Google China, Kai-Fu Lee, describes the rapid acceleration of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in China. He discusses what AI is and is not capable of and how AI challenges us to get much more clarity about what it means to be human. His new book AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley,...
December 27, 2018 Interview with John Feldman of Symbiotic Earth
Symbiotic Earth conveys one of the most important biographies of the last 50 years. It’s no exaggeration to say that Lynn Margulis’ contribution to science is in the same league as Jim Watson, Francis Crick, Stephen Hawking and Barbara McClintock. It profiles a contrarian woman who was a force of...
December 11, 2018 From Logos to Bios: Perry Marshall Interviews Wynand De Beer
Wynand De Beer has written a beautiful book From Logos to Bios. He links diverse ideas from the ancient Greeks and their ideas about mathematics and life with recent evolutionary discoveries like convergence and orthogenesis. He offers a new framework for evolutionary models that recognize the deteriorating state of the Darwinism, replacing...
November 20, 2018 A Sacred Space is Never Empty: Interview with Victoria Smolkin
Many have claimed atheism was only incidental to the operation of communism under Lenin, Stalin, and the old Soviet Union. Victoria Smolkin's new book "A Sacred Space is Never Empty" is the first book to closely examine the role of atheism in Russia. She explains why the Soviet government promoted...
November 6, 2018 Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, & The Mythical AI Singularity
Podcaster Joe Rogan sat down with Elon Musk. They discussed AI &  Evolution. (Full interview at https://youtu.be/ycPr5-27vSI.)  Entrepreneur Tim Berthold mentioned the Elon interview to bestselling author, speaker, engineer and strategy consultant Perry Marshall.  Perry explains why the "Singularity" (the prediction that we're all going to upload ourselves into the cloud someday and live on the...
October 31, 2018 Saving the World with Audie Cashion
I just did a rock-em-sock-em interview with Audie Cashion of World Peace Center. We dug into… The business secrets of blue-green algae Why you gotta pay attention to the pendulum swings in culture The germ of the idea of equality…and what it means in an unequal 80/20 world Why you must...
October 2, 2018 The Central Dogma and the Weismann Barrier: Does Genetic Information Flow Both Ways? Denis Noble Interview
For a century, the belief was that genetic information built organisms, never the other way around. A new paper by Denis Noble definitively proves otherwise. The paper is called “Central Dogma or Central Debate.” In this interview, Denis explains the revolution that is going on in genetics.
September 18, 2018 David Quammen Interview – The Tangled Tree: A New History of Life
David Quammen's book "The Tangled Tree: A New History of Life" tells the story of evolution through the eyes of Carl Woese, a not-terribly-famous but truly ingenious revolutionary who flipped evolution on its side, literally 90 degrees. He upended Darwin's famous tree of life, showing that genes can come from...
September 11, 2018 Claude Shannon: A Mind at Play Interview with Authors Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni
Claude Shannon made our modern digital world possible. He wrote a landmark paper called "The Mathematical Theory of Communication" which gave birth to computer networks, cell phones, compact discs, digital recording and video. It also lent huge insights into genetics and biology. Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni have written the...
September 5, 2018 Conflict Thesis and the War Between Science and Religion with Historian Ted Davis
Did people in the Middle Ages believe the Earth was flat? Were Christians the enemy of Copernicus? Are science and religion enemies? Dr. Ted Davis, professor of the history of science and religion tells us the real story.
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