March 23, 2023

Venkatesh Rao — The Art of Gig (EP.152)

Venkatesh Rao is a writer, consultant, and author. He has been writing about indie consulting for years and has recently published The Art of Gig, Volumes 1 & 2, which together take an in-depth look at the gig economy. Venkatesh …

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March 16, 2023

Ananyo Bhattacharya — John von Neumann: The Man from the Future (EP.1…

Ananyo Bhattacharya is the author of The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann, a brilliant biography of one of the most prolific and influential scientists to have ever lived. He joins the show to discuss …

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March 9, 2023

Michael Breitenbach — On Crypto, AI & Cynicism (EP.150)

Michael Breitenbach is Senior Vice President within the Chief Investment Office at Bank of America Global Wealth and Investment Management, where he is responsible for leading development of quantitative infrastructure and machine learning models for...

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March 2, 2023

Visakan Veerasamy - On Creativity, Introspection & Being a Good Reply…

Visakan Veerasamy is a prolific thinker, writer & creator. As well as being the author of the books ‘Introspect’ and ‘Friendly Ambitious Nerd’, he is known for weaving huge, interconnected Twitter threads and for his mission to build...

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Feb. 23, 2023

David Senra & Liberty RPF — Unleashing the Scenius (EP.148)

Friends-of-the-show David Senra & Liberty RPF return for a characteristically wide-ranging conversation. Enjoy! Important Links Show Notes: David’s lunch with Sam Zell Optimizing for freedom Information can build a fortune Persist,...

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Feb. 16, 2023

Dwarkesh Patel — Podcasting, Talent & Innovation (EP.147)

Dwarkesh Patel is the host of The Lunar Society podcast, where he interviews scientists, historians, economists, intellectuals, & founders about their ideas. He also writes about tech, progress, talent, science, and the long-term over at...

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Feb. 9, 2023

David Ha — AI & Evolution: Learning to do More with Less (EP.146)

David Ha is the Head of Strategy at Stability AI, and one of the top minds working in AI today. He previously worked as a research scientist in the Brain team at Google. David is particularly interested in evolution and …

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Feb. 2, 2023

Jesse Michels — American Alchemy (EP.145)

Jesse Michels is an investor at Thiel Capital and the creator and host of ‘American Alchemy’, a Youtube channel dedicated to highlighting the most heretical thinkers and ideas of our time. He joins the show to discuss the transmission theory …

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Jan. 26, 2023

Mark Nelson — Nuclear Power: Change the Memes, Change the Future (EP.…

Mark Nelson is the Managing Director of Radiant Energy Group, a consultancy which advises governments, nonprofits and industry about nuclear energy. He joins the show to discuss Chernobyl the memes vs Chernobyl the molecules, introducing nuclear...

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Jan. 19, 2023

Sam McRoberts — The Grand Redesign (EP.143)

Author, CEO of VUDU Marketing and digital nomad Sam McRoberts returns for his second appearance on Infinite Loops. This week, Sam and Jim discuss Sam’s latest book ‘The Grand Redesign’. Part science-fiction, part operating manual for upgrading...

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Jan. 12, 2023

Cliff Asness — FTX, Hedge Funds and the Value Spread (EP.142)

Cliff Asness is the Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer at AQR Capital Management. Prior to co-founding AQR Capital Management, he was a Managing Director and Director of Quantitative Research for the Asset Management Division of...

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Jan. 5, 2023

Ben Tossell — Opportunities in AI (EP.141)

Ben Tossell writes Ben’s Bites, a daily newsletter on AI that’s read by over 15,000 others from Google, a16z, Sequoia, Amazon, Meta and more. He previously founded Makerpad, a no-code education side which was acquired by Zapier in March 2021. …

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Jan. 1, 2023

O’Shaughnessy Ventures is Here (EP.140)

We’ve landed. After 3 months of stealth mode, sneak-peeks, and surprise announcements, we have finally hit launch day. In this special episode of Infinite Loops, hosted by Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Jim chats through the rationale behind founding...

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Dec. 29, 2022

Tom Morgan & Brett Andersen — Intimations of a New Worldview (EP.139)

Tom Morgan returns for his third appearance on Infinite Loops with Jim, Infinite Loops’ own Ed William and special guest Brett Andersen, an evolutionary psychology PhD student at the University of New Mexico. We discuss the implications of the...

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Dec. 22, 2022

Brom Rector — Investing in Psychedelics (EP.138)

Brom Rector is the founder of Empath Ventures, a VC fund that in invests in early-stage psychedelics startups. Prior to founding Empath, Brom sent several years as a portfolio manager and quantitative researcher. Brom joins the show to discuss the...

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Dec. 15, 2022

Johnathan Bi — René Girard and the Philosophy of Innovation (EP.137)

Ahead of the release of the next episode of his lecture series on René Girard, Johnathan Bi returns for his second appearance on the show. He and Jim discuss Girard, prestige, innovation, AI, and much more. Enjoy! Important Links: Show …

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Dec. 8, 2022

Rohit Krishnan — Unleashing Curiosity (EP.136)

Rohit is a VC and essayist who writes fascinating, thought-provoking essays on complexity, progress, innovation and technology over at . He joins the show for a second time to discuss the lessons learned from the FTX meltdown, why there isn’t …

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Dec. 1, 2022

Julia Bonafede — A Deep Dive into Deep Reinforcement Learning (EP.135)

Julia is the co-founder of Rosetta Analytics Inc, “an alternative asset manager that is pioneering the use of advanced artificial intelligence to build and actively manage liquid investment strategies.” Prior to co-founding Rosetta, Julia served...

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Nov. 24, 2022

Liberty RPF — On Creation and Curation (EP.134)

Creator and curator Liberty RPF returns for his second appearance on Infinite Loops. He and Jim discuss the art of curation, the opportunities and risks of AI, the curse of creativity, the future of learning, and MUCH more!

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Nov. 17, 2022

Lulu Cheng Meservey — Going Direct: What Founders can learn from K-Po…

Title: Description: Lulu Cheng Meservey is the Chief Communications Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Activision Blizzard. She joins Infinite Loops to provide us with a masterclass in communications for startups. A...

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Nov. 10, 2022

Tinkered Thinking — White Mirror (EP.132)

“With enough curiosity, self-confidence is irrelevant.” Tinkered Thinking is a writer, artist, author and creator. He is also the worthy winner of our ‘’ competition. His writing includes a series of ‘Lucilius Parables’, short stories...

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Nov. 3, 2022

Edward Slingerland — Trying Not to Try (EP.131)

Edward Slingerland is a University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He has authored a number of books, including ‘Trying Not to Try’ and ‘Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to...

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Oct. 27, 2022

Jeremiah Lowin — Make Original Mistakes (EP.130)

Jeremiah Lowin is the founder & CEO of Prefect, a dataflow automation company. Jeremiah joins Jim for his second appearance on Infinite Loops to discuss executing, storytelling, artificial intelligence and, of course, puns. Important Links: ...

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Oct. 20, 2022

Herbert Lui — Creative Doing (EP.129)

Herbert is a writer and editorial director who has been writing online since he was 15. He is the editor of 'The World According to Kanye' and has written for publications such as Forge, TIME and Quartz. Herbert joins the …

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