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38 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tim Urban. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tim Urban, often where they are interviewed.

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38 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tim Urban. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tim Urban, often where they are interviewed.

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Interview About Fatherhood W/ Tim Urban

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Today's episode is an interview I did with a friend and mentor Tim Urban from a couple of months ago. Tim is a father to 2 teenage boys and a loving, caring husband to his beautiful wife Nicki. Tim is an amazing example of what it means to be a Healthy Husband. He has served more than 20 years as a pilot in the Navy, clearly loves his wife and is a present and active father. I hope you enjoy and learn something from a man I have learned so much from.

Aug 20 2020 · 1hr 13mins
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40. Discussing "Wait But Why - Ch10: The Sick Giant" by Tim Urban mentioning Ben Thompson

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We discuss https://waitbutwhy.com/2020/01/sick-giant.html
This series is epic, currently James and I think we'll discuss every chapter as a podcast episode.

Tim Urban is awesome. We are big big fans.
We'd like to chat with you Tim!

Contact us at info@cloudstreaks.com
May 06 2020 · 1hr

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39. Discussing "Wait But Why - Ch9: Political Disney World" by Tim Urban mentioning Maya Angelou

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We discuss https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/12/political-disney-world.html
This series is epic, currently James and I think we'll discuss every chapter as a podcast episode.

- "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
- David McCandless & Stefanie Posavec. https://infobeautiful4.s3.amazonaws.com/2009/10/2552_IIB_Left_v_Right_World.png

Tim Urban is awesome. We are big big fans.
We'd like to chat with you Tim!

Contact us at info@cloudstreaks.com
Apr 07 2020 · 54mins
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38. Discussing "Wait But Why - Ch8: Idea Labs & Echo Chambers" by Tim Urban mentioning Adam Robinson

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We discuss https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/10/idea-labs-echo-chambers.html
This series is epic, currently James and I think we'll discuss every chapter as a podcast episode.

- Adam Robinson and The Knowledge Project - Winning at the great game: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project/adam-robinson-pt1/
- The obstacle is the way - Ryan Holiday
- Show me a good loser and i’ll show you a loser.
- Jordan Peterson "Treat yourself as you treat your pets."

Tim Urban is awesome. We are big big fans.
We'd like to chat with you Tim!

Contact us at info@cloudstreaks.com
Mar 12 2020 · 1hr

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37. Discussing "Wait But Why - Ch7: The Thinking Ladder" by Tim Urban mentioning Eckhart Tolle

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We discuss https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/09/american-brain.html
This series is epic, currently James and I think we'll discuss every chapter as a podcast episode.

Tim Urban is awesome. We are big big fans.
We'd like to chat with you Tim!

Contact us at info@cloudstreaks.com
Feb 27 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Tim Urban on humanity’s wild future

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 I’ve been a fan of Tim Urban and his site Wait But Why for a long time. Urban uses whimsical illustrations, infographics, and friendly, nontechnical language to explain everything from AI to space exploration to the Fermi Paradox. 

Urban's most recent project is an explainer series called “The Story of Us." It began as an attempt to understand what is going on in American politics today, and quickly turned into a deep exploration into humanity's past: how we evolved, the history of civilization, and the way our psychologies have come to interact with the world around us. 

My initial theory of this conversation was that Urban’s work has interesting points of convergence and divergence with my book. But once we got to talking, something more interesting emerged: Based on his reading of human history, psychology, and technological advancement, Urban has come to believe we are at an existential fork-in-the-road as a species. A hundred years from now, Urban thinks, our species will either advance so significantly that we will no longer be recognizable as human beings, or we will so lose control of our progress that the human story will end in a destructive apocalypse. I’m less convinced, but open to the idea that I’m wrong.

So this, then, isn’t just a conversation about politics and polarization in the present. It’s more fully a conversation about whether the politics of the present are distracting us from the forces that are, even as we speak, deciding our future.

References:

Dave Robert’s piece on Tim Urban’s aversion to politics 

My conversation with Andrew Yang

Book recommendations: 

A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich 

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu 

Atomic Habits by James Clear


New to the show? Want to listen to Ezra's favorite episodes? Check out The Ezra Klein Show beginner's guide.

My book is available at www.EzraKlein.com.

The “Why We’re Polarized” tour continues, with events in Portland, Seattle, Austin, Nashville, Chicago, and Greenville. Go to WhyWerePolarized.com for the full schedule!

Want to contact the show? Reach out at ezrakleinshow@vox.com

Credits:

Producer - Jeff Geld

Researcher - Roge Karma

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Feb 10 2020 · 1hr 30mins
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36. Discussing "Wait But Why - Ch6: The American Brain" by Tim Urban mentioning Lincoln, Dalio

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We discuss https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/09/american-brain.html
This series is epic, currently James and I think we'll discuss every chapter as a podcast episode.

Tim Urban is awesome. We are big big fans.
We'd like to chat with you Tim!

Notes from episode:
- Facts vs ideas. For facts there is a right or wrong. For ideas there isn't a right or wrong, there is only your current best view.
- “I don’t like that man, I must get to know him better.” Lincoln
- “If you want to convince someone appeal to emotion, not ration.”
- “Everyone is the hero of their own story.” John Barth
- “Changing your mind is a super power.” Ray Dalio
- We here to help each other, not to annoy each other. No one is trying to annoy the other person.
- “I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that
I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.”
— Charlie Munger
- "Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion." Edmund Burke

Contact us at info@cloudstreaks.com
Jan 30 2020 · 1hr
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Wait But Why? A Review Of Tim Urban's Blog Post

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Did you know after you leave your family home you've spent 80% of your face-face time with your parents?

Check out this blog from Tim Urban - https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/12/the-tail-end.html

Jan 27 2020 · 3mins
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111 - Introducing New PRG Senior Principal Tim Urban

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This week, we're joined by Tim Urban, the newest PRG team member and a veteran tax lobbyist with over 20 years of experience in DC. Liam and Tim discuss the outlook for 2020's tax agenda, how the election could impact tax policy, and much more.

Jan 21 2020 · 37mins
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Episode 41: Tim Urban

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Tim Urban is a popular blogger and the co-founder of “Wait But Why,” a site that discusses a wide variety of topics including picking the right career path, SpaceX rockets, and love. His most recent mammoth work is “The Story of Us,” a re-tracing of how we got to this political moment.

[1:06] The origins of “Wait But Why
[8:39] “Outqualitying” other websites like BuzzFeed and Upworthy early on
[17:14] Asking readers for money
[19:00] Kurzgesagt
[23:55] On “The Story of Us”
[46:39] On echo chambers
[51:13] The possibility of writing about politics

Dec 08 2019 · 57mins
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