How the current head of the CIA took the Russian leader’s measure 15 years ago
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January 2023

A Russian Who Left Russia Looks Back (Robert Wright & Nikita Petrov)Listen now (80 min) | Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Nikita Petrov…
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Parrot Room: Staving Off Entropy, BarelyListen now (135 min) | The dog ate my sleep. Bob pays a rare compliment to Mickey. Why Trump needs the Kushners. Why does everybody seem to hate Twitter…
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War Machine Learning (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)Listen now (53 min) | Subscribe to The Parrot Room at https://patreon.com/parrotroom 00:00 Can AI transcend conventional wisdom? 15:39 Is Trump back as…
Plus: Lab-grown meat, dumbed down Doomsday Clock, Ukraine war endgames, Old-HatGPT, and more!
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The world needs an AI that's less like a human and more like a machine
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Are we getting the whole story about Ukraine? (Robert Wright & Ivan Katchanovski)Listen now (115 min) | A conversation with a political scientist who grew up there.
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Update on 1/24: I’ve added a second comment from mikksalu, followed by Katchanovski’s reply to that comment. Last week I reflected on a conversation…
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Parrot Room: It Practically Cancels ItselfListen now | Our pavement problem. Bob got something wrong. Conservatives still think they’re being shadowbanned. Don’t let Elon Musk buy Substack…
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Biden’s Crossroads and Ukraine’s Crossroads (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)Listen now (54 min) | Subscribe to The Parrot Room at https://patreon.com/parrotroom 1:22 The alphas of the world gather in Davos 12:42 Mickey buys a…
Plus: Nuclear convoy follies, fake carbon offsets, false flag in Ukraine? …and more!
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Cognitive Empathy in Everyday Life (Robert Wright & Josh Summers)Listen now (87 min) | 0:00 Challenges in applying cognitive empathy in daily life 11:32 Two types of self-awareness—and their links to cognitive empathy…
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