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The Portal

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The Portal

The Portal

Eric Weinstein

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Welcome to The Portal. This podcast does something different. Hosted by Eric Weinstein.

Latest Episodes

19: Bret Weinstein - The Prediction and the DISC

EAll of our Mice are Broken. On this episode of The Portal, Bret and Eric sit down alone with each other for the first time in public. There was no plan. There was however, a remarkable story of science at its both best and worst that had not been told in years. After an initial tussle, we dusted off the cobwebs and decided to reconstruct it raw and share it with you, ourPortal audience, for the first time. I don't think it will be the last as we are now again looking for our old notes to tighten it up for the next telling. We hope you find it interesting, and that it inspires you younger and less established scientists to tell your stories using this new medium of long form podcasting. We hope the next place you hear this story will be in a biology department seminar room in perhaps Cambridge, Chicago, Princeton, the Bay Area or elsewhere. Until then, be well and have a listen to this initial and raw version. Our Sponsors: Quip: Getquip.com/portal Wine Access: Wineaccess.com/portal ...

138 MIN21 h ago
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19: Bret Weinstein - The Prediction and the DISC

18: Slipping the DISC: State of The Portal & Chapter 2020

EThis "housekeeping" (cough cough) episode of The Portal is only for the hard core listeners who launched this experiment with us. This year we begin to take on the idea of the Distributed Idea Suppression Complex or "DISC". From "Terms of Service" changes, to selective enforcement of rules, peer review, "Strategic Silence", 'authoritative sources only', deboosting, shadow banning, down ranking, "unbiasing", "Good Censorship", 'diversity and inclusion' oaths, 'cancel culture', no-platforming, mob shaming, certification requirements, "trust and safety" and quality control, we are surrounded by others interested in various forms of idea suppression who would prefer to work in private. Obviously some, but not all, ofthose ideas are truly dangerous. But many of those ideas never reached us because they threatened institutional players rather than public safety. This is the year we begin to do the unthinkable: attempt to fully reveal and slip the DISC. Stay tuned to the Portal for 2020. Or feel free to unsubscribe right now before we change it up...hope to see you soon. Our Sponsors Two whole months of unlimited access Skillshare.com/PORTAL Get your first free refill at Getquip.com/PORTAL Twenty free travel packs with your first purchase Athleticgreens.com/PORTAL

67 MIN3 d ago
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18: Slipping the DISC: State of The Portal & Chapter 2020

17: Anna Khachiyan - Reconstructing The Mystical Feminine From The Ashes Of “The Feminine Mystique”

Somewhere on the road between Stalingrad and Forever21, something essential got misplaced amidst the bathos. Eric works through a bottle of Red wine on air with social, literary and artistic theorist Anna Khachiyan (co-host of the explosive and popular Red Scare podcast) to find out what is brewing on the anti-woke Left among the intellectual daughters of Camille Paglia. Anna takes us through her project of the reconstructed feminine combining irreverent intellectual dominance with a return to valuing motherhood informed by her claims on Soviet & American heritage. The intellectual foundation of the intersectional “oppression Olympics” and reparations discussion is further dissected amidst the twin specters of the Armenian & Jewish genocides which mysteriously appear not to register at all with today’s progressives. No puppies were eaten during this podcast, but an ambient trigger warning is otherwise in order for those with exquisite sensitivities. Caveat emptor and welcome to the Grand Finale of the inaugural year of “The Portal.” See you all again in 2020! Skillshare: Get two whole months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for free Skillshare.com/PORTAL Chili: Save up to $300 on Chili sleep systems with visit chilitechnology.com/PORTAL Phlur: Get 20% off your FIRST custom Phlur sample set phlur.com/PORTAL

140 MIN2019 DEC 21
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17: Anna Khachiyan - Reconstructing The Mystical Feminine From The Ashes Of “The Feminine Mystique”

16: Tyler Cowen - The Revolution Will Not Be Marginalized

In this episode, Eric sits down with Tyler Cowen to discuss how/why a Harvard educated chess prodigy would choose a commuter school to launch a stealth attack on the self-satisfied economic establishment, various forms of existential risk, tech/social stagnation and more. On first glance, Tyler Cowen is an unlikely candidate for America's most influential economist. Since 2003, Cowen has grown his widely read and revered economics blog Marginal Revolution with lively thought, insight and prose resulting in a successful war of attrition against traditional thinking. In fact, his well of heterodox thinking is so deep that there is an argument to be made that Tyler may be the living person with the most diverse set of original rigorous opinions to be found in any conversation. The conversation takes many turns and is thus hard to categorize. We hope you enjoy it. Wine Access: Get $100 off your first purchase of $250 or more wineaccess.com/PORTAL ExpressVPN: Get an extra three months of...

138 MIN2019 DEC 17
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16: Tyler Cowen - The Revolution Will Not Be Marginalized

15: Garrett Lisi - My Arch-nemesis, Myself.

Garrett Lisi, the so called "Surf Bum with a Theory of Everything (or T.O.E.)", is a PhD theoretical physicist who has refused to be captured by the theoretical physics community. By making shrewdinvestments, he has avoided holding meaningful employment for his entire adult life. Instead, he lives in Maui and travels the world chasing the perfect wave. In this episode Garrett and Eric sit down to discuss the current status of Garrett's ideas for a final theory based on a mysterious object called E8, perhaps the oddest of mathematical symmetries to be found in the universe. Garrett and Eric have held each other in mutual “contempt” for over a decade. By vacationing together and staying in each others' homes, they had hoped to hone and deepen their mutual disgust for each other's ideas. However, as the theoretical physics community moved away from actually trying to unify our incompatible models of the physical world, it became intellectually unmoored,and drifted toward a culture of...

110 MIN2019 DEC 7
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15: Garrett Lisi - My Arch-nemesis, Myself.

14: London Tsai - The Reclusive Dean of The New Escherians

What happened to the Mathematical and Scientific art movement after MC Escher? It went underground. In this episode of the Portal, Eric begins tracking down the leaders of this hiddenmovement; one that is smuggling higher level science into transcendent art forms. Eric had to coax one the movement’s foremost members, London Tsai, to come out of obscurity where he had been preserving his mathematical art in sarcophagi of unopened bubble wrap sitting for decades in various New York City studios. London is just the first of these New Escherians we’ll be profiling.These modern day Prometheans are stealing higher level mathematics from the professorial priesthood replacing the Seraphim and Cherubs of antiquity with topological paintings, protein sculptures, and light symphonies that speak to our hearts, minds and desires for transcendence. The podcast will be released later with video showing a taste of Tsai's groundbreaking work. Lamps Plus: Get up to 50% OFF hundreds of lights, furni...

66 MIN2019 DEC 1
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14: London Tsai - The Reclusive Dean of The New Escherians

13: Garry Kasparov - Avoiding Zugzwang in AI and Politics

In this cordially combative episode, Eric sits down with Russian chess legend, multiple-year champion and (inarguably) one of the greatest players of all time, Garry Kasparov. The two discuss transcending AI-induced demotivation, AI brilliancy (and lack thereof), the perilous time for global democracy in Russia, America and globally and Garry's penchant for risking his life for what he believes in. Beyond Chess, Garry is an active political dissident and truth seeker; founding the Russian "United Civil Front" and speaking out against Putin since his retirement from the game in 2005, he's an ardent defender of democracy in Russia and abroad. 1997 was also a watershed year for Garry; it was the year that AI - in the form of IBM's Deep Blue - was able to beat the best chess player in the world (Kasparov). Since then, Garry's been thinkingdeeply about the role of a newly positioned mankind in the world of a rising AI. From tech displacement to political unrest, please enjoy this wide ra...

98 MIN2019 NOV 24
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13: Garry Kasparov - Avoiding Zugzwang in AI and Politics

12: Vitalik Buterin - The Ethereal Prince and His Virtual Machine

In this episode, Vitalik Buterin sits down with Eric to discuss ethereum, the wider world of crypto and heterodox economics. Taking note of the new development of blockchain in 2010, Eric wrote an essay called “Go Virtual Young Man”. A few years later, a Thiel Fellow named Vitalik created a virtual machine with an idiosyncratic smart contract system and a currency. Ironically, Eric had recently become a Managing Director at Thiel Capital. Perennially circling each other intellectually, the two now sit down in person to discuss economic paradigm shifts, crypto and the future of online sovereignty and social coordination. Wine Access:WineAccess.com/Portalto get $100 off your first purchase of $250 or more Chili Technology: chilitechnology.com/PORTAL Save up to $300 on Chili sleep systems with 25% off the chiliPAD (code: portalchili) or 15% off OOLER (code: portalooler) Phlur: phlur.com/portal to get 20% off your FIRST custom Phlur sample set! Blinkist: blinkist.com/portal try it FRE...

95 MIN2019 NOV 22
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12: Vitalik Buterin - The Ethereal Prince and His Virtual Machine

11: Sam Harris - Fighting with Friends

On this episode of The Portal, Eric talks to one of his closest friends, neuroscientist, philosopher and meditation-guru, Sam Harris. When Sam and Eric sit down they generally agree about a large number of things. So in this experiment of a session, Eric attempts to push the relentlessly reasonable and methodical Sam out of his comfort zone to highlight their genuine differences. These include: beliefs on religion, the logic of voting for unreasonable candidates, Jeffrey Epstein's demise, the competence of the press, the ethics of immigration and more. Skillshare: Go to Skillshare.com/PORTAL to start your two months of unlimited access today Boll and Branch: For a limited time get fifty dollars off when you go to Bollandbranch.com/PORTAL Four Sigmatic:FourSigmatic.com/PORTALand use discount code PORTAL to get a 15% discount on all orders Express VPN: Get 3 extra free months when you sign up for a year using Expressvpn.com/PORTAL

158 MIN2019 NOV 16
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11: Sam Harris - Fighting with Friends

10: Julie Lindahl: Shaking the poisoned fruit of shame out of the family tree

Eric sits down with Julie Lindahl, author of "The Pendulum". What happens when an ethnically German girl growing up in Brazil gets curious to finally make sense of her family history to stop the cycle of dysfunction? Julie Lindahl’s new book "The Pendulum" shows us what it can take to find a portal out of inter-generational trauma. Eric welcomes his house-guest Julie Lindahl to tell her extraordinary story on this episode of The Portal. The episode is raw and recorded at home on a hand held device; there will be no video. Four Sigmatic: FourSigmatic.com/PORTAL and use discount code PORTAL to get a 15% discount on all orders Chili Pad chilitechnology.com/portal and use code “PORTALCHILI”

103 MIN2019 NOV 1
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10: Julie Lindahl: Shaking the poisoned fruit of shame out of the family tree

Latest Episodes

19: Bret Weinstein - The Prediction and the DISC

EAll of our Mice are Broken. On this episode of The Portal, Bret and Eric sit down alone with each other for the first time in public. There was no plan. There was however, a remarkable story of science at its both best and worst that had not been told in years. After an initial tussle, we dusted off the cobwebs and decided to reconstruct it raw and share it with you, ourPortal audience, for the first time. I don't think it will be the last as we are now again looking for our old notes to tighten it up for the next telling. We hope you find it interesting, and that it inspires you younger and less established scientists to tell your stories using this new medium of long form podcasting. We hope the next place you hear this story will be in a biology department seminar room in perhaps Cambridge, Chicago, Princeton, the Bay Area or elsewhere. Until then, be well and have a listen to this initial and raw version. Our Sponsors: Quip: Getquip.com/portal Wine Access: Wineaccess.com/portal ...

138 MIN21 h ago
Comments
19: Bret Weinstein - The Prediction and the DISC

18: Slipping the DISC: State of The Portal & Chapter 2020

EThis "housekeeping" (cough cough) episode of The Portal is only for the hard core listeners who launched this experiment with us. This year we begin to take on the idea of the Distributed Idea Suppression Complex or "DISC". From "Terms of Service" changes, to selective enforcement of rules, peer review, "Strategic Silence", 'authoritative sources only', deboosting, shadow banning, down ranking, "unbiasing", "Good Censorship", 'diversity and inclusion' oaths, 'cancel culture', no-platforming, mob shaming, certification requirements, "trust and safety" and quality control, we are surrounded by others interested in various forms of idea suppression who would prefer to work in private. Obviously some, but not all, ofthose ideas are truly dangerous. But many of those ideas never reached us because they threatened institutional players rather than public safety. This is the year we begin to do the unthinkable: attempt to fully reveal and slip the DISC. Stay tuned to the Portal for 2020. Or feel free to unsubscribe right now before we change it up...hope to see you soon. Our Sponsors Two whole months of unlimited access Skillshare.com/PORTAL Get your first free refill at Getquip.com/PORTAL Twenty free travel packs with your first purchase Athleticgreens.com/PORTAL

67 MIN3 d ago
Comments
18: Slipping the DISC: State of The Portal & Chapter 2020

17: Anna Khachiyan - Reconstructing The Mystical Feminine From The Ashes Of “The Feminine Mystique”

Somewhere on the road between Stalingrad and Forever21, something essential got misplaced amidst the bathos. Eric works through a bottle of Red wine on air with social, literary and artistic theorist Anna Khachiyan (co-host of the explosive and popular Red Scare podcast) to find out what is brewing on the anti-woke Left among the intellectual daughters of Camille Paglia. Anna takes us through her project of the reconstructed feminine combining irreverent intellectual dominance with a return to valuing motherhood informed by her claims on Soviet & American heritage. The intellectual foundation of the intersectional “oppression Olympics” and reparations discussion is further dissected amidst the twin specters of the Armenian & Jewish genocides which mysteriously appear not to register at all with today’s progressives. No puppies were eaten during this podcast, but an ambient trigger warning is otherwise in order for those with exquisite sensitivities. Caveat emptor and welcome to the Grand Finale of the inaugural year of “The Portal.” See you all again in 2020! Skillshare: Get two whole months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for free Skillshare.com/PORTAL Chili: Save up to $300 on Chili sleep systems with visit chilitechnology.com/PORTAL Phlur: Get 20% off your FIRST custom Phlur sample set phlur.com/PORTAL

140 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
17: Anna Khachiyan - Reconstructing The Mystical Feminine From The Ashes Of “The Feminine Mystique”

16: Tyler Cowen - The Revolution Will Not Be Marginalized

In this episode, Eric sits down with Tyler Cowen to discuss how/why a Harvard educated chess prodigy would choose a commuter school to launch a stealth attack on the self-satisfied economic establishment, various forms of existential risk, tech/social stagnation and more. On first glance, Tyler Cowen is an unlikely candidate for America's most influential economist. Since 2003, Cowen has grown his widely read and revered economics blog Marginal Revolution with lively thought, insight and prose resulting in a successful war of attrition against traditional thinking. In fact, his well of heterodox thinking is so deep that there is an argument to be made that Tyler may be the living person with the most diverse set of original rigorous opinions to be found in any conversation. The conversation takes many turns and is thus hard to categorize. We hope you enjoy it. Wine Access: Get $100 off your first purchase of $250 or more wineaccess.com/PORTAL ExpressVPN: Get an extra three months of...

138 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
16: Tyler Cowen - The Revolution Will Not Be Marginalized

15: Garrett Lisi - My Arch-nemesis, Myself.

Garrett Lisi, the so called "Surf Bum with a Theory of Everything (or T.O.E.)", is a PhD theoretical physicist who has refused to be captured by the theoretical physics community. By making shrewdinvestments, he has avoided holding meaningful employment for his entire adult life. Instead, he lives in Maui and travels the world chasing the perfect wave. In this episode Garrett and Eric sit down to discuss the current status of Garrett's ideas for a final theory based on a mysterious object called E8, perhaps the oddest of mathematical symmetries to be found in the universe. Garrett and Eric have held each other in mutual “contempt” for over a decade. By vacationing together and staying in each others' homes, they had hoped to hone and deepen their mutual disgust for each other's ideas. However, as the theoretical physics community moved away from actually trying to unify our incompatible models of the physical world, it became intellectually unmoored,and drifted toward a culture of...

110 MIN2019 DEC 7
Comments
15: Garrett Lisi - My Arch-nemesis, Myself.

14: London Tsai - The Reclusive Dean of The New Escherians

What happened to the Mathematical and Scientific art movement after MC Escher? It went underground. In this episode of the Portal, Eric begins tracking down the leaders of this hiddenmovement; one that is smuggling higher level science into transcendent art forms. Eric had to coax one the movement’s foremost members, London Tsai, to come out of obscurity where he had been preserving his mathematical art in sarcophagi of unopened bubble wrap sitting for decades in various New York City studios. London is just the first of these New Escherians we’ll be profiling.These modern day Prometheans are stealing higher level mathematics from the professorial priesthood replacing the Seraphim and Cherubs of antiquity with topological paintings, protein sculptures, and light symphonies that speak to our hearts, minds and desires for transcendence. The podcast will be released later with video showing a taste of Tsai's groundbreaking work. Lamps Plus: Get up to 50% OFF hundreds of lights, furni...

66 MIN2019 DEC 1
Comments
14: London Tsai - The Reclusive Dean of The New Escherians

13: Garry Kasparov - Avoiding Zugzwang in AI and Politics

In this cordially combative episode, Eric sits down with Russian chess legend, multiple-year champion and (inarguably) one of the greatest players of all time, Garry Kasparov. The two discuss transcending AI-induced demotivation, AI brilliancy (and lack thereof), the perilous time for global democracy in Russia, America and globally and Garry's penchant for risking his life for what he believes in. Beyond Chess, Garry is an active political dissident and truth seeker; founding the Russian "United Civil Front" and speaking out against Putin since his retirement from the game in 2005, he's an ardent defender of democracy in Russia and abroad. 1997 was also a watershed year for Garry; it was the year that AI - in the form of IBM's Deep Blue - was able to beat the best chess player in the world (Kasparov). Since then, Garry's been thinkingdeeply about the role of a newly positioned mankind in the world of a rising AI. From tech displacement to political unrest, please enjoy this wide ra...

98 MIN2019 NOV 24
Comments
13: Garry Kasparov - Avoiding Zugzwang in AI and Politics

12: Vitalik Buterin - The Ethereal Prince and His Virtual Machine

In this episode, Vitalik Buterin sits down with Eric to discuss ethereum, the wider world of crypto and heterodox economics. Taking note of the new development of blockchain in 2010, Eric wrote an essay called “Go Virtual Young Man”. A few years later, a Thiel Fellow named Vitalik created a virtual machine with an idiosyncratic smart contract system and a currency. Ironically, Eric had recently become a Managing Director at Thiel Capital. Perennially circling each other intellectually, the two now sit down in person to discuss economic paradigm shifts, crypto and the future of online sovereignty and social coordination. Wine Access:WineAccess.com/Portalto get $100 off your first purchase of $250 or more Chili Technology: chilitechnology.com/PORTAL Save up to $300 on Chili sleep systems with 25% off the chiliPAD (code: portalchili) or 15% off OOLER (code: portalooler) Phlur: phlur.com/portal to get 20% off your FIRST custom Phlur sample set! Blinkist: blinkist.com/portal try it FRE...

95 MIN2019 NOV 22
Comments
12: Vitalik Buterin - The Ethereal Prince and His Virtual Machine

11: Sam Harris - Fighting with Friends

On this episode of The Portal, Eric talks to one of his closest friends, neuroscientist, philosopher and meditation-guru, Sam Harris. When Sam and Eric sit down they generally agree about a large number of things. So in this experiment of a session, Eric attempts to push the relentlessly reasonable and methodical Sam out of his comfort zone to highlight their genuine differences. These include: beliefs on religion, the logic of voting for unreasonable candidates, Jeffrey Epstein's demise, the competence of the press, the ethics of immigration and more. Skillshare: Go to Skillshare.com/PORTAL to start your two months of unlimited access today Boll and Branch: For a limited time get fifty dollars off when you go to Bollandbranch.com/PORTAL Four Sigmatic:FourSigmatic.com/PORTALand use discount code PORTAL to get a 15% discount on all orders Express VPN: Get 3 extra free months when you sign up for a year using Expressvpn.com/PORTAL

158 MIN2019 NOV 16
Comments
11: Sam Harris - Fighting with Friends

10: Julie Lindahl: Shaking the poisoned fruit of shame out of the family tree

Eric sits down with Julie Lindahl, author of "The Pendulum". What happens when an ethnically German girl growing up in Brazil gets curious to finally make sense of her family history to stop the cycle of dysfunction? Julie Lindahl’s new book "The Pendulum" shows us what it can take to find a portal out of inter-generational trauma. Eric welcomes his house-guest Julie Lindahl to tell her extraordinary story on this episode of The Portal. The episode is raw and recorded at home on a hand held device; there will be no video. Four Sigmatic: FourSigmatic.com/PORTAL and use discount code PORTAL to get a 15% discount on all orders Chili Pad chilitechnology.com/portal and use code “PORTALCHILI”

103 MIN2019 NOV 1
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10: Julie Lindahl: Shaking the poisoned fruit of shame out of the family tree
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