Clearer Thinking with Spencer Greenberg

By Spencer Greenberg

Clearer Thinking is the brand-new podcast about ideas that truly matter. Join Spencer Greenberg each week as he has fun, in-depth conversations with brilliant people, exploring useful ideas related to psychology, society, behavior change, philosophy, science, artificial intelligence, math, economics, self-help, mental health, and technology. If you enjoy learning about powerful, practical concepts and frameworks, wish you had more deep, intellectual conversations in your life, or are looking for non-BS self-improvement, then we think you'll love this podcast! Because this is the podcast about "ideas that matter," we prioritize ideas that can be applied right now to make life better and that can help you better understand yourself and the world. In other words, we want to highlight the very best tools to enhance your learning, self-improvement efforts, and decision-making. We take on important, thorny questions like: What's the best way to help a friend or loved one going through a difficult time? How can we make our worldviews more accurate, and how can we hone the accuracy of our thinking? What are the advantages of using our "gut" to make decisions, and when should we expect careful, analytical reflection to be more effective? Why do societies sometimes collapse, and what can we do to reduce the chance that ours collapses? Why is the world today so much worse than it could be, and what can we do to make it better? What is good and what is bad about tradition, and are there more meaningful and ethical ways of carrying out important rituals, such as honoring the dead? How can we move beyond zero-sum, adversarial negotiations, and create more positive-sum interactions?

  1. 1.
    Educational Restructuring and Investing with Matt Greenfield
    1:06:12
  2. 2.
    Chinese Culture and Love Addiction with Ava King
    1:05:32
  3. 3.
    User Engagement and Expert Intuition with Rob Haisfield
    1:11:20
  4. 4.
    Psychological Models and Parenting with Divia Eden
    1:38:53
  5. 5.
    Productive Conversations and Feedback Loops with Julia Carvalho
    1:14:36
  6. 6.
    EA Efficacy and Community Norms with Stefan Schubert
    1:10:29
  7. 7.
    Explanatory Depth and Growth Mindset with Daniel Greene
    1:18:25
  8. 8.
    AI Safety and Solutions with Robert Miles
    1:24:30
  1. 9.
    Online and IRL Relationships with Steve Dean
    1:32:53
  2. 10.
    Utilitarianism and Its Flavors with Nick Beckstead
    1:30:42
  3. 11.
    Cults and Social Needs with Alice Mottola
    1:16:09
  4. 12.
    History and Longevity with Will Eden
    1:52:45
  5. 13.
    Knowledge Management and Deugenesis with Jeremy Nixon
    1:40:39
  6. 14.
    Crypto Pros and Cons with Sam Bankman-Fried
    1:09:01
  7. 15.
    Behavior Change and Interpersonal Connection with Ting Jiang
    1:06:59
  8. 16.
    Scout and Soldier Mindsets with Julia Galef
    1:25:30
  9. 17.
    Social Science and Science Journalism with Jesse Singal
    1:02:22
  10. 18.
    Search Data and Self-Improvement with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
    1:19:21
  11. 19.
    Poker and Productivity with Chris Sparks
    1:26:40
  12. 20.
    Moral Discourse and the Value of Philosophy with Ronny Fernandez
    1:06:35
  13. 21.
    Superintelligence and Consciousness with Roman Yampolskiy
    1:16:08
  14. 22.
    Meditation and Ontology with Daniel Ingram
    1:49:47
  15. 23.
    Rationality Education and Dating with Jacob Falkovich
    1:16:14
  16. 24.
    Preference Falsification and Postmodernism with Michael Vassar
    1:33:15
  17. 25.
    Moral Foundations Theory and Constructive Dialogue with Caroline Mehl
    1:07:50
  18. 26.
    Past / Future Selves and Intrinsic Values with Simone Collins
    1:20:48
  19. 27.
    Happiness and Hedonic Adaptation with Rob Smith
    1:11:41
  20. 28.
    Decision-Making Under Uncertainty and Entrepreneurship with Miles Lasater
    1:19:20
  21. 29.
    Conscious Processes and Intelligence with Richard Nisbett
    1:15:36
  22. 30.
    Sexuality and Dominance Hierarchies with Malcolm Collins
    1:41:23
  23. 31.
    Self-Improvement and Research Ethics with Rob Wiblin
    2:32:34
  24. 32.
    Antagonistic Learning and Civilization with Duncan Sabien
    1:40:10
  25. 33.
    Worldviews and Framing with Elizabeth Kim
    1:00:51
  26. 34.
    Intelligence and Creativity with Scott Barry Kaufman
    1:03:36
  27. 35.
    Scientific Progress and the Replication Crisis with Geoff Anders
    1:30:33
  28. 36.
    Enlightenment and Sex Work with Aella
    1:39:32
  29. 37.
    Scientific Progress and Political Feedback Loops with Michael Nielsen
    1:22:34
  30. 38.
    52 Living Ideas and the Four Systems Model with Shrikant Rangnekar
    1:00:23
  31. 39.
    Learning and Governance with Emerson Spartz
    1:15:19
  32. 40.
    Liberalism and Conservatism with Cassandra Xia and Hank Racette
    2:16:04
  33. 41.
    Psychedelics and Comedy with Sarah Rose Siskind
    1:49:53
  34. 42.
    Comfort Languages and Nuanced Thinking with Kat Woods
    1:14:01
  35. 43.
    Learning and Goal-Setting with Michael Simmons
    1:35:06
  36. 44.
    Aesthetics and Polyamory with Sam Rosen
    1:31:56
  37. 45.
    Meditation and Enlightenment with Jeremy Stevenson
    1:59:26
  38. 46.
    Forgiveness and E-Prime with Josh Castle
    1:03:19
  39. 47.
    Lines of Retreat and Incomplete Maps with Anna Salamon
    1:26:32
  40. 48.
    Spencer Greenberg @ THINKERS Workshop
    58:03
  41. 49.
    Death and Story-Telling with A.J. Jacobs
    1:09:32
  42. 50.
    Life Experiments and Philosophical Thinking with Arden Koehler
    1:09:20

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