It’s been two years since my previous podcast recommendations, and I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts since then. I recently posted my favorite episodes on effective altruism, and here some more suggestions on all kinds of topics that interest me.
GitMinutes is fun if you’re a Git power user, these are stories about messy Git migrations, code review tools, hosting, etc.
This Developer’s Life is an anecdote-fueled tour of software development, with episode titles too vague to be useful…
Very Bad Wizards is two guys arguing about morality, mostly.
Waking Up with Sam Harris is my top recommendation, hands down. The guests are phenomenal, and Sam’s voice really adds something to the experience that you don’t get in print. Two episodes with Paul Bloom—The Virtues of Cold Blood and The Dark Side—are among my favorites. Before Sam had his own podcast he appeared on many others, and he still does from time to time. These are all that I could find:
- Point of Inquiry episodes on The End of Faith, The Mortal Dangers of Religion, Letter to a Christian Nation and Seeking Transcendence Without Religion
- The Godless Spellchecker Podcast episode #29: Waking Up
- The Joe Rogan Experience episodes #410, #543 and #641
- The Tim Ferriss Show episodes on Spirituality, Neuroscience, Meditation, and More and Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read (an AMA)
- Very Bad Wizards episodes #59: Tumors All the Way Down, #63: Stalemates and Closets and #75: A Golden Shower Guests (Sam starts at 01:51:24)
My fantasy podcast would be Sam Harris and Peter Singer in conversation, 8 hours non-stop about trolley problems, average vs. total well-being and akrasia. Until the podcast genie grants my wish, listening to them separately will do, and in addition to the episodes from my post on effective altruism I have found plenty more with Peter Singer:
- Minerva episodes #13: Moral Progress and #15: Vegetarianism (also with Jeff McMahan)
- Philosophy Bites episodes on Human Use of Animals, The Life You Can Save (previously overlooked), Henry Sidgwick’s Ethics and Life and Death Decision-Making
- Point of Inquiry episodes on The Way We Eat, Ethics in an Age of Darwin and Vegetarianism and the Scientific Outlook
That’s it for English podcasts, men jag har några tips på svenska också.
Kreditvärden är en podcast om företagsobligationer, vilket ju inte låter så spännande, men det blir mycket allmänt om ekonomi och framförallt så är Louis & Gabriel väldigt trevliga att lyssna på.