What podcasts does the community listen to?

post by hristovassilev · 2018-12-14T15:40:31.414Z · score: 13 (4 votes) · LW · GW · No comments

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    10 Jonathan Salter
    7 habryka
    3 Elo
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Hi everyone! Excited to hear what people in the community listen to.

I have been recently enjoying the 80,000 hours podcast and Tyler Cowen's.




answer by Jonathan Salter · 2018-12-14T17:58:57.238Z · score: 10 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I wrote a handy blog post about precisely this, 70+ podcasts covering EA, rationality, philosophy, futurism, economics, psychology, geopolitics, self-improvement and more: https://noesis-space.blogspot.com/2018/10/a-long-list-of-podcasts-you-might-enjoy.html

answer by habryka · 2018-12-14T17:25:10.083Z · score: 7 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I personally prefer audioooks, but here are some past threads with podcast recommendations:

Obviously, this shouldn't preclude other people from giving new recommendations, and if someone is up for it, I would also be glad if someone would go through all the threads I linked and compile all the recommendations into one big list.

answer by Elo · 2018-12-14T18:35:02.857Z · score: 3 (8 votes) · LW · GW

I listen to .epub files with FBReader and TTS plugin on Android.

I will take pdfs, plug them through toepub/com and listen to them too.

I have also added photo-ocr-pdf-text-epub-audio to my pipeline sometimes.

I am used to the generated speech and I listen faster than I could read with my eyes. Roughly 400wpm

comment by philh · 2018-12-18T19:29:28.428Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Curious why this was dovnvoted? It's not a literal answer to the question, but it seems reasonably likely to satisfy the intent of the question.

comment by habryka (habryka4) · 2018-12-19T13:06:26.403Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · LW · GW

My guess is that someone felt that it wasn't actually an answer to the question, since it had nothing to do with podcasts. I also think it's reasonably on-topic, but I can understand why someone would think otherwise.

I can also imagine someone thinking the recommendation is actively bad, based on various research around reading comprehension, or maybe some other objections, not sure. I definitely don't know whether the thing recommended here is a good idea.

comment by Elo · 2018-12-18T20:47:08.611Z · score: -8 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I generally have users that don't like me. I don't care.

This method is one of the most significant pivotal life changes I have ever made. In turn it's enabled me to read hundreds books. ~62 this year so far. Those books enabled so many more significant changes that I am regularly a different person.

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