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80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin

By The 80000 Hours team

Unusually in-depth conversations about the world's most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them. Subscribe by searching for '80,000 Hours' wherever you get podcasts. Produced by Keiran Harris. Hosted by Rob Wiblin, Director of Research at 80,000 Hours, and colleagues.

  1. 1.
    Benjamin Todd on the core of effective altruism and how to argue for it (80k team chat #3)09/22/2020
    1:24:06
  2. 2.
    Ideas for high impact careers beyond our priority paths (Article)09/07/2020
    27:53
  3. 3.
    Benjamin Todd on varieties of longtermism and things 80,000 Hours might be getting wrong (80k team chat #2)09/01/2020
    57:50
  4. 4.
    Global issues beyond 80,000 Hours’ current priorities (Article)08/28/2020
    32:53
  5. 5.
    #85 - Mark Lynas on climate change, societal collapse & nuclear energy08/20/2020
    2:08:25
  6. 6.
    #84 - Shruti Rajagopalan on what India did to stop COVID-19 and how well it worked08/13/2020
    2:58:13
  7. 7.
    #83 - Prof Jennifer Doleac on preventing crime without police and prisons07/31/2020
    2:23:02
  8. 8.
    #82 - Prof James Forman Jr on reducing the cruelty of the US criminal legal system07/27/2020
    1:28:07
  1. 9.
    #81 - Ben Garfinkel on scrutinising classic AI risk arguments07/09/2020
    2:38:27
  2. 10.
    Advice on how to read our advice (Article)06/29/2020
    15:22
  3. 11.
    #80 - Professor Stuart Russell on why our approach to AI is broken and how to fix it06/22/2020
    2:13:16
  4. 12.
    What anonymous contributors think about important life and career questions (Article)06/05/2020
    37:09
  5. 13.
    #79 - A.J. Jacobs on radical honesty, following the whole Bible, and reframing global problems as puzzles06/01/2020
    2:38:46
  6. 14.
    #78 - Danny Hernandez on forecasting and the drivers of AI progress05/22/2020
    2:11:36
  7. 15.
    #77 - Professor Marc Lipsitch on whether we're winning or losing against COVID-1905/18/2020
    1:37:04
  8. 16.
    Article: Ways people trying to do good accidentally make things worse, and how to avoid them05/12/2020
    26:45
  9. 17.
    #76 - Prof Tara Kirk Sell on misinformation, who's done well and badly, & what to reopen first05/08/2020
    1:52:59
  10. 18.
    #75 – Michelle Hutchinson on what people most often ask 80,000 Hours04/28/2020
    2:13:05
  11. 19.
    #74 - Dr Greg Lewis on COVID-19 & catastrophic biological risks04/17/2020
    2:37:16
  12. 20.
    Article: Reducing global catastrophic biological risks04/15/2020
    1:04:14
  13. 21.
    Emergency episode: Rob & Howie on the menace of COVID-19, and what both governments & individuals might do to help03/19/2020
    1:52:11
  14. 22.
    #73 - Phil Trammell on patient philanthropy and waiting to do good03/17/2020
    2:35:21
  15. 23.
    #72 - Toby Ord on the precipice and humanity's potential futures03/07/2020
    3:14:16
  16. 24.
    #71 - Benjamin Todd on the key ideas of 80,000 Hours03/02/2020
    2:57:28
  17. 25.
    Arden & Rob on demandingness, work-life balance & injustice (80k team chat #1)02/25/2020
    44:17
  18. 26.
    #70 - Dr Cassidy Nelson on the 12 best ways to stop the next pandemic (and limit nCoV)02/13/2020
    2:26:52
  19. 27.
    #69 - Jeff Ding on China, its AI dream, and what we get wrong about both02/06/2020
    1:37:26
  20. 28.
    Rob & Howie on what we do and don't know about 2019-nCoV02/03/2020
    1:18:54
  21. 29.
    #68 - Will MacAskill on the paralysis argument, whether we're at the hinge of history, & his new priorities01/24/2020
    3:26:03
  22. 30.
    #44 Classic episode - Paul Christiano on finding real solutions to the AI alignment problem01/15/2020
    3:51:45
  23. 31.
    #33 Classic episode - Anders Sandberg on cryonics, solar flares, and the annual odds of nuclear war01/08/2020
    1:25:22
  24. 32.
    #17 Classic episode - Prof Will MacAskill on moral uncertainty, utilitarianism & how to avoid being a moral monster12/31/2019
    1:52:54
  25. 33.
    #46 Classic episode - Hilary Greaves on moral cluelessness & tackling crucial questions in academia12/23/2019
    2:49:36
  26. 34.
    #67 - Prof David Chalmers on the nature and ethics of consciousness12/16/2019
    4:42:28
  27. 35.
    #66 - Prof Peter Singer on being provocative, effective altruism, & how his moral views have changed12/05/2019
    2:01:37
  28. 36.
    #65 - Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins on 8 years pursuing WMD arms control, & diversity in diplomacy11/19/2019
    1:40:45
  29. 37.
    #64 - Bruce Schneier on surveillance without tyranny, secrets, & the big risks in computer security10/25/2019
    2:11:21
  30. 38.
    Rob Wiblin on plastic straws, nicotine, doping, & whether changing the long-term is really possible09/25/2019
    3:14:59
  31. 39.
    Have we helped you have a bigger social impact? Our annual survey, plus other ways we can help you.09/16/2019
    3:38
  32. 40.
    #63 - Vitalik Buterin on better ways to fund public goods, blockchain's failures, & effective giving09/03/2019
    3:18:23
  33. 41.
    #62 - Paul Christiano on messaging the future, increasing compute, & how CO2 impacts your brain08/05/2019
    2:12:04
  34. 42.
    #61 - Helen Toner on emerging technology, national security, and China07/17/2019
    1:55:11
  35. 43.
    #60 - Prof Tetlock on why accurate forecasting matters for everything, and how you can do it better06/28/2019
    2:11:57
  36. 44.
    #59 - Prof Cass Sunstein on how change happens, and why it's so often abrupt & unpredictable06/17/2019
    1:43:37
  37. 45.
    #58 - Pushmeet Kohli of DeepMind on designing robust & reliable AI systems and how to succeed in AI06/03/2019
    1:30:23
  38. 46.
    Rob Wiblin on human nature, new technology, and living a happy, healthy & ethical life05/13/2019
    2:18:43
  39. 47.
    #57 - Tom Kalil on how to do the most good in government04/23/2019
    2:50:39
  40. 48.
    #56 - Persis Eskander on wild animal welfare and what, if anything, to do about it04/15/2019
    2:58:21
  41. 49.
    #55 - Lutter & Winter on founding charter cities with outstanding governance to end poverty03/31/2019
    2:31:34
  42. 50.
    #54 - OpenAI on publication norms, malicious uses of AI, and general-purpose learning algorithms03/19/2019
    2:54:03
  43. 51.
    #53 - Kelsey Piper on the room for important advocacy within journalism02/27/2019
    2:34:51
  44. 52.
    Julia Galef and Rob Wiblin on an updated view of the best ways to help humanity02/17/2019
    56:53
  45. 53.
    #52 - Prof Glen Weyl on uprooting capitalism and democracy for a just society02/08/2019
    2:44:49
  46. 54.
    #10 Classic episode - Dr Nick Beckstead on spending billions of dollars preventing human extinction02/02/2019
    1:52:19
  47. 55.
    #51 - Martin Gurri on the revolt of the public & crisis of authority in the information age01/29/2019
    2:31:31
  48. 56.
    #8 Classic episode - Lewis Bollard on how to end factory farming in our lifetimes01/16/2019
    3:15:20
  49. 57.
    #9 Classic episode - Christine Peterson on the '80s futurist movement & its lessons for today01/07/2019
    1:19:40
  50. 58.
    #50 - Dr David Denkenberger on how to feed all 8b people through an asteroid/nuclear winter12/27/2018
    2:57:27
  51. 59.
    #49 - Dr Rachel Glennerster on a year's worth of education for 30c & other development 'best buys'12/20/2018
    1:35:54
  52. 60.
    #6 Classic episode - Dr Toby Ord on why the long-term future matters more than anything else12/14/2018
    2:13:37
  53. 61.
    #15 Classic episode - Prof Tetlock on chimps beating Berkeley undergrads & when to defer to the wise12/07/2018
    1:24:20
  54. 62.
    #48 - Brian Christian on better living through the wisdom of computer science11/22/2018
    3:15:55
  55. 63.
    #47 - Catherine Olsson & Daniel Ziegler on the fast path into high-impact ML engineering roles11/02/2018
    2:05:07
  56. 64.
    #46 - Prof Hilary Greaves on moral cluelessness & tackling crucial questions in academia10/23/2018
    2:49:35
  57. 65.
    #45 - Tyler Cowen's case for maximising econ growth, stabilising civilization & thinking long-term10/17/2018
    2:31:01
  58. 66.
    #44 - Dr Paul Christiano on how we'll hand the future off to AI, & solving the alignment problem10/02/2018
    3:52:22
  59. 67.
    #43 - Daniel Ellsberg on the institutional insanity that maintains nuclear doomsday machines09/25/2018
    2:44:27
  60. 68.
    #42 - Dr Amanda Askell on moral empathy, the value of information & the ethics of infinity09/11/2018
    2:46:51
  61. 69.
    #41 - David Roodman on incarceration, geomagnetic storms, & becoming a world-class researcher08/28/2018
    2:18:19
  62. 70.
    #40 - Katja Grace on forecasting future technology & how much we should trust expert predictions08/21/2018
    2:11:16
  63. 71.
    #39 - Spencer Greenberg on the scientific approach to solving difficult everyday questions08/07/2018
    2:17:29
  64. 72.
    #38 - Prof Ng on anticipating effective altruism decades ago & how to make a much happier world07/26/2018
    1:59:45
  65. 73.
    #37 - GiveWell picks top charities by estimating the unknowable. James Snowden on how they do it.07/16/2018
    1:44:06
  66. 74.
    #36 - Tanya Singh on ending the operations management bottleneck in effective altruism07/11/2018
    2:04:32
  67. 75.
    #35 - Tara Mac Aulay on the audacity to fix the world without asking permission06/21/2018
    1:22:46
  68. 76.
    Rob Wiblin on the art/science of a high impact career06/08/2018
    1:31:34
  69. 77.
    #34 - We use the worst voting system that exists. Here's how Aaron Hamlin is going to fix it.06/01/2018
    2:18:49
  70. 78.
    #33 - Dr Anders Sandberg on what if we ended ageing, solar flares & the annual risk of nuclear war05/29/2018
    1:25:05
  71. 79.
    #32 - Bryan Caplan on whether his Case Against Education holds up, totalitarianism, & open borders05/22/2018
    2:25:32
  72. 80.
    #31 - Prof Dafoe on defusing the political & economic risks posed by existing AI capabilities05/18/2018
    48:07
  73. 81.
    #30 - Dr Eva Vivalt on how little social science findings generalize from one study to another05/15/2018
    2:01:44
  74. 82.
    #29 - Dr Anders Sandberg on 3 new resolutions for the Fermi paradox & how to colonise the universe05/08/2018
    1:21:26
  75. 83.
    #28 - Dr Cotton-Barratt on why scientists should need insurance, PhD strategy & fast AI progresses04/27/2018
    1:03:14
  76. 84.
    #27 - Dr Tom Inglesby on careers and policies that reduce global catastrophic biological risks04/18/2018
    2:16:59
  77. 85.
    #26 - Marie Gibbons on how exactly clean meat is made & what's needed to get it in every supermarket04/10/2018
    1:44:30
  78. 86.
    #25 - Prof Robin Hanson on why we have to lie to ourselves about why we do what we do03/28/2018
    2:39:41
  79. 87.
    #24 - Stefan Schubert on why it’s a bad idea to break the rules, even if it’s for a good cause03/20/2018
    55:08
  80. 88.
    #23 - How to actually become an AI alignment researcher, according to Dr Jan Leike03/16/2018
    45:29
  81. 89.
    #22 - Dr Leah Utyasheva on the non-profit that figured out how to massively cut suicide rates03/07/2018
    1:08:13
  82. 90.
    #21 - Holden Karnofsky on times philanthropy transformed the world & Open Phil’s plan to do the same02/27/2018
    2:35:35
  83. 91.
    #20 - Bruce Friedrich on inventing outstanding meat substitutes to end speciesism & factory farming02/19/2018
    1:17:59
  84. 92.
    #19 - Samantha Pitts-Kiefer on working next to the White House trying to prevent nuclear war02/14/2018
    1:04:29
  85. 93.
    #18 - Ofir Reich on using data science to end poverty & the spurious action-inaction distinction01/31/2018
    1:18:59
  86. 94.
    #17 - Prof Will MacAskill on moral uncertainty, utilitarianism & how to avoid being a moral monster01/19/2018
    1:52:13
  87. 95.
    #16 - Dr Hutchinson on global priorities research & shaping the ideas of intellectuals12/22/2017
    55:00
  88. 96.
    #15 - Prof Tetlock on how chimps beat Berkeley undergrads and when it’s wise to defer to the wise11/20/2017
    1:23:59
  89. 97.
    #14 - Sharon Nunez & Jose Valle on going undercover to expose animal abuse11/13/2017
    1:25:56
  90. 98.
    #13 - Claire Walsh on testing which policies work & how to get governments to listen to the results10/31/2017
    52:27
  91. 99.
    #12 - Dr Cameron works to stop you dying in a pandemic. Here’s what keeps her up at night.10/25/2017
    1:45:15
  92. 100.
    #11 - Dr Spencer Greenberg on speeding up social science 10-fold & why plenty of startups cause harm10/17/2017
    1:29:17
  93. 101.
    #10 - Dr Nick Beckstead on how to spend billions of dollars preventing human extinction10/11/2017
    1:51:47
  94. 102.
    #9 - Christine Peterson on how insecure computers could lead to global disaster, and how to fix it10/04/2017
    1:45:09
  95. 103.
    #8 - Lewis Bollard on how to end factory farming in our lifetimes09/27/2017
    3:16:54
  96. 104.
    #7 - Julia Galef on making humanity more rational, what EA does wrong, and why Twitter isn’t all bad09/13/2017
    1:14:16
  97. 105.
    #6 - Dr Toby Ord on why the long-term future matters more than anything else & what to do about it09/06/2017
    2:12:35
  98. 106.
    #5 - Alex Gordon-Brown on how to donate millions in your 20s working in quantitative trading08/28/2017
    1:45:33
  99. 107.
    #4 - Howie Lempel on pandemics that kill hundreds of millions and how to stop them08/23/2017
    2:35:44
  100. 108.
    #3 - Dr Dario Amodei on OpenAI and how AI will change the world for good and ill07/21/2017
    1:38:21
  101. 109.
    #2 - Prof David Spiegelhalter on risk, stats and improving understanding of science06/21/2017
    33:42
  102. 110.
    #1 - Miles Brundage on the world's desperate need for AI strategists and policy experts06/05/2017
    55:15
  103. 111.
    [Archive] Maria Gutierrez and Robert Wiblin on doing good through art (May 2016)06/02/2016
    23:12
  104. 112.
    [Archive] Dillon Bowen and Roman Duda, on why to do an economics PhD (Jan 2016)02/03/2016
    26:49
  105. 113.
    [Archive] Ben West and Ben Todd on donating most of your income from entrepreneurship(Dec 2015)12/24/2015
    47:35
  106. 114.
    [Archive] Matt Clifford and Ben Todd on doing good by being a startup founder(Dec 2015)12/21/2015
    43:57

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