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32 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Eric Weinstein. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Eric Weinstein, often where they are interviewed.

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32 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Eric Weinstein. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Eric Weinstein, often where they are interviewed.

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32 (Full): Eric Weinstein – Contrarian thinking, violence, growth and preference falsification

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An extremely thought provoking episode of The Portal featuring Peter Thiel. Weinstein and Thiel cover a lot of ground discussing beliefs they hold about how the world works. These aren’t viewpoints that we hear a lot about in our daily newsfeeds.

Today’s episode is inspired by podcast The Portal (Ep 1) by Eric Weinstein.

  • [00:00] Introduction: Podcast the portal episode 1 |
  • [01:56] Chats to obsolete machines use at different fields |
  • [09:00] Brief Intro: Peter Thiel, a contrarian |
  • [14:08] Overview: Life of Eric Weinstein |
  • [17:06] The portal: Contrarian thinking |
  • [24:58] The portal: Changes in inventions and discoveries |
  • [36:34] Thoughts about universities being business oriented |
  • [40:42] Why does Thiel and Weinstein think that growth is important? |
  • [45:34] Start to think big again |
  • [48:36] How violence is everywhere |
  • [56:58] What if things stop growing? |
  • [ 1:05:17] Progress that can be made |
  • [ 1:13:25] Episode’s takeaways |

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Nov 16 2020 · 1hr 17mins
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Ep. 70: Dr. Eric Weinstein, The Real Stakes of 2020

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Dr. Eric Weinstein, host of “The Portal” podcast and managing director at Thiel Capital, joins The Realignment to discuss what’s at stake in the 2020 election and why he’s focused on 2024.
Nov 02 2020 · 1hr 15mins

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#134 – Eric Weinstein: On the Nature of Good and Evil, Genius and Madness

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
00:00 – Introduction
07:46 – Eddie Van Halen
15:26 – Leonard Cohen
23:22 – Battle between ego and humility
28:38 – Darkness and beauty
35:20 – Jimi Hendrix
38:08 – Good Will Hunting
42:16 – Revolutionary minds
53:49 – Next Elon Musk should come from MIT
58:14 – Love with save the world
1:03:30 – Are we headed toward a civil war?
1:15:04 – Joe Rogan
1:28:52 – Our political leaders
1:34:11 – Younger people should have more power
1:44:30 – The Portal
2:09:20 – Money
2:11:26 – Roger Penrose
2:19:06 – Jeffrey Epstein
2:37:44 – We need to get off this planet
2:40:41 – An update on Geometric Unity
2:46:33 – Gratitude

Oct 30 2020 · 2hr 57mins
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Eric Weinstein Interview AI Revolutionary Ideas in Science, Math, and Society

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Eric Weinstein Interview AI Revolutionary Ideas in Science, Math, and Society


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Sep 09 2020 · 1hr 22mins

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62: Eric Weinstein Part 2, Cancel Culture

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The final (for now) part of of coverage of the IDW's Weinstein brothers.  Back to Eric, with special reference to his boss Peter Thiel and the Gawker affair, Eric's response to Becca Lewis' Alternative Influence Report, and to Eric's thoughts on BLM and the current protests. 

Warnings Apply.


Owen Thomas, Gawker, "Peter Thiel is Totally Gay, People." https://gawker.com/335894/peter-thiel-is-totally-gay-people

Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "The Most Expensive Comment in Internet History?" https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/02/hogan-thiel-gawker-trial/554132/

Steven W. Thrasher, "Peter Thiel's Gawker War Not His First Brush With a High-Priced Vendetta." https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jun/05/peter-thiel-gawker-lawsuits-james-okeefe-acorn

Maureen O'Connor, Gawker. "Christina Hendricks Says THese Giant Naked Boobs Aren't Hers, But Everything Else Is." https://gawker.com/5890527/christina-hendricks-says-these-giant-naked-boobs-arent-hers-but-everything-else-is

Maureen O'Connor, Gawker, "Olivia Munn's Super Dirty Alleged Naked Pics."

Aug 30 2020 · 1hr 40mins
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61: Eric Weinstein Part 1, The Secret Seminar

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We return, apologetic for the delay, with the next part of our investigation into the Weinstein brothers (no, the other ones).  This time, it's Eric - mathematician, hedgefund manager, cultural commentator, founder of the Intellectual Dark Web (or at least of the name), and persecuted/suppressed victim of conspiracies (to hear him tell it anyway).  We don't always cover Nazis.  Sometimes we have to cover people like Eric who, while not Nazis, are part of the current reactionary ecosystem.  And what a part he is.  More about Eric, particularly his connection to Peter Thiel, next week.

Content Warnings, as ever.


Eric Weinstein website: https://ericweinstein.org/

Eric Weinstein YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nobani88

Eric Weinstein CV: http://www.eric-weinstein.net/CV/Eric_Weinstein_CV_July_17_2003.pdf

Eric-Weinstein.net About Page: http://www.eric-weinstein.net/about.html

"During my training in pure mathematics, I became equally interested in real world problems. While much of the challenge in research mathematics revolves around the specialized tools needed to attack narrowly defined problems, as a consultant, I sometimes find it more rewarding to find a toolkit that has already been developed elsewhere, and adapt those tools to attack the problem at hand. While I am always open to the idea of using recently developed or highly advanced analytic tools, I have often found that it is often in the partner/client’s best interest to use fundamental results which, while central in another field, may be less familiar in the area at hand."

Michael Phillips, "Scholars Facing Joblessness Seek Curbs on Immigration" The Wall Street Journal September 4, 1996. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB84178634524002500

""We remain a fiercely merit-oriented, antixenophobic community, but the current situation knows no precedent," wrote Harvard-trained mathematician Eric Weinstein and 20 other scholars in a recent plea to Capitol Hill.


"The U.S. mathematicians allege that foreign scholars take many of the best research jobs, reducing salaries and forcing Americans into non-tenure-track positions or lower-quality schools. Since 1976, "universities have been using the immigration exemptions to import a labor force of foreign scientists at greatly decreased cost," wrote Mr. Weinstein, who is a non-tenure-track postdoctoral fellow at MIT." "

"Eric Weinstein's Harvard Story -- The System Breaks Down in Novel Situations." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgGZMRJ15oY

The Verdict With Ted Cruz, "A Portal into the Progressive Mind." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CCde6TAKdw

James O'Keefe on the Portal, Episode 26: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31CvsBlKGYg&t=4514s

Eric Weinstein, "Lynching, Police Brutality, BLM and Defunding the Police." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfAumoTIeik

Dennis Overbye, "They Tried to Outsmart Wall Street," The New York Times March 9, 2009: https://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/science/10quant.html

" “I regard quants to be the good guys,” said Eric R. Weinstein, a mathematical physicist who runs the Natron Group, a hedge fund in Manhattan. “We did try to warn people,” he said. “This is a crisis caused by business decisions. This isn’t the result of pointy-headed guys from fancy schools who didn’t understand volatility or correlation.” "

Bret Weinstein on The Portal, Episode 19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLb5hZLw44s

"Of Mice and Men: Unseen Dangers in Laboratory Protocols" https://www.huffpost.com/entry/of-mice-and-men-unseen-da_b_1352201

r/IntellectualDarkWeb thread on the claims in The Portal 19. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/erochq/can_we_verify_the_claims_made_in_portal_19/

"Lab Mice Telomeres Do Not Break Them as Disease Models" https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2020/06/lab-mice-telomeres-do-not-break-them-as-disease-models.html

Uberfeminist, "Eric Weinstein is an awful person." http://uberfeminist.blogspot.com/2020/02/eric-weinstein-is-awful-person.html

Uberfeminist, "Eric Weinstein's Conspiracy Theories." http://uberfeminist.blogspot.com/2020/03/eric-weinsteins-conspiracy-theories.html

Chris Kavanagh livetweet of THe Portal 19: https://twitter.com/C_Kavanagh/status/1218579021698494464

The Vox interview which so fascinated / annoyed Jack: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/25/15998002/eric-weinstein-capitalism-socialism-revolution

Rowan Fortune's very complimentary write-up of IDSG, complete with Rowan's own insights: https://www.timetomutiny.org/post/i-don-t-speak-german-on-fascist-subcultures

Aug 21 2020 · 1hr 29mins
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65: Stephen Wolfram & Eric Weinstein: The Nature of Mathematical Reality

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I thoroughly enjoyed this deep and wide-ranging conversation with two mathematical mavericks. Thanks goes out to both Eric and Stephen for a fascinating live conversation!

Aug 14 2020 · 1hr 59mins
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IDT 055 - Eric Weinstein on Phone Booths, Towers, Sharp Minds, and Sharp Elbows

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Episode 23 | Mike Rashid & Eric Weinstein | Racism, Epstein, & Physics

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Jul 13 2020 · 2hr 57mins
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Bret Weinstein and Eric Weinstein: Fundamental Truth and How to Think About it

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Brothers Bret & Eric Weinstein Discuss the nature of truth, Eric's journey and objectives as a mathematician. They talk about geometric unity, and the obstacles to the discovery of fundamental truths that might transform our lives for the better, and protect humanity from catastrophic failures of wisdom.

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Jun 27 2020 · 3hr 9mins