Author Archives: Lex Fridman

#282 – David Buss: Sex, Dating, Relationships, and Sex Differences

David Buss is an evolutionary psychologist at UT Austin. He is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology. His current research is on sex differences in mate selection, mate attraction, infidelity, and the emotions of jealousy, lust, and love. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(08:04) – Sex vs Violence
(14:48) – Mating strategies
(26:44) – Social construct of beauty
(30:38) – Evolution of mating evaluation
(34:40) – Mating selection desires
(39:52) – Difficulties of monogamy
(46:16) – Importance of male appearance
(48:52) – Importance of wealth
(52:08) – Penis and breasts
(55:59) – Fashion
(58:58) – Body objectification
(1:06:33) – Wear sunscreen
(1:13:29) – Gender
(1:30:39) – What motivates humans
(1:32:29) – Dominance and submissiveness
(1:40:33) – Johnny Depp defamation trial
(1:50:24) – Jealousy
(1:58:45) – Mate poaching
(2:02:58) – Polyamory
(2:14:13) – Female vs Male sexuality
(2:23:11) – Pornography
(2:29:46) – Sex and Violence continued
(2:38:55) – Cancel culture
(2:50:38) – Elon Musk and Twitter
(2:59:02) – Serial killers
(3:04:55) – Advice for young people
(3:16:57) – Love
(3:22:57) – Mortality
(3:27:40) – Meaning of life

#281 – Grimes: Music, AI, and the Future of Humanity

Grimes is a musician, artist, singer, songwriter, producer, and director. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(08:24) – Identity
(12:22) – Music production
(25:13) – Spotify
(29:55) – Experimental music
(32:30) – Vision of future
(45:04) – Motherhood
(1:01:11) – Consciousness
(1:16:01) – Love
(1:21:52) – Metaverse
(1:34:34) – Technology and bureaucracy
(1:38:32) – Mortality
(1:46:57) – Understanding evil
(1:50:55) – Last person on Earth
(1:53:33) – Dan Carlin
(1:56:03) – Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
(2:02:28) – Coolest human invention
(2:03:49) – Advice for young people
(2:07:01) – Meaning of life

#280 – Cristiano Amon: Qualcomm CEO

Cristiano Amon is the CEO of Qualcomm, world-leader in 5G wireless communication and computation systems inside premium Android phones and other robots. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(06:43) – Football/soccer
(07:38) – Smartphones
(10:09) – 5G
(26:27) – Snapdragon
(32:45) – Apple and Google
(37:19) – Future of Qualcomm
(48:20) – Autonomous vehicles
(50:05) – Robots
(52:31) – Chip shortage
(56:40) – Lawsuits
(1:00:07) – Leadership
(1:04:26) – Advice for young people
(1:08:17) – Meaning of life

#279 – Alien Debate: Sara Walker and Lee Cronin

Sara Walker is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist. Lee Cronin is a chemist. This is a conversation and debate about alien life and alien civilizations. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(07:47) – Aliens
(21:53) – What is life?
(29:35) – Assembly theory
(52:03) – Math
(1:03:45) – Communication with aliens
(1:28:38) – Evolution of the universe
(1:37:56) – Creating alien life
(1:45:29) – Origin of life
(1:52:29) – Before the Big Bang
(1:59:22) – God
(2:09:39) – Goal-directed behavior
(2:27:37) – Time
(2:35:54) – Free will and imagination
(2:51:06) – UFO sightings
(2:56:06) – Alien life forms debate
(3:11:14) – Robots
(3:20:29) – Love and emotion
(3:38:55) – Beauty in science
(3:49:06) – Random questions
(3:58:30) – Advice for young people
(4:01:48) – Life on Earth
(4:06:12) – Memory

#278 – Skye Fitzgerald: Hunger, War, and Human Suffering

Skye Fitzgerald is a two-time Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, his films include Hunger Ward, Lifeboat, and 50 Feet from Syria. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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50 Feet from Syria (movie): https://50feetfromsyria.com

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OUTLINE:
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
(06:34) – World hunger
(12:37) – Hunger Ward
(35:04) – Language
(40:15) – Famine
(50:59) – Authoritarianism
(57:27) – Storytelling
(1:11:01) – Access
(1:15:24) – Trust
(1:19:06) – Film equipment
(1:23:52) – Editing
(1:30:21) – Filmmaking
(1:43:20) – Favorite Films
(1:54:28) – Lifeboat
(2:01:53) – Breaking rules
(2:04:48) – Fear
(2:08:27) – 50 feet from Syria
(2:13:24) – Money and distribution
(2:21:02) – Advice for young people
(2:24:07) – Books
(2:26:01) – Darkest moments
(2:30:32) – Meaning of life
(2:32:30) – Mortality

#277 – Andrew Huberman: Focus, Stress, Relationships, and Friendship

Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford and host of the Huberman Lab Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
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
(07:25) – Diet
(17:30) – Attribution in science
(20:11) – Rick Rubin
(27:57) – Mental states
(42:38) – Controversial guests
(55:19) – Karl Deisseroth
(59:34) – Difficult conversations
(1:06:36) – Big guests
(1:20:22) – Academia
(1:27:23) – Freedom of speech
(1:38:26) – If by Rudyard Kipling
(1:45:37) – Music
(1:51:16) – Public speaking
(2:10:11) – Non-sleep deep rest
(2:24:32) – Focus
(2:34:52) – Stress and anxiety
(2:54:48) – Sauna
(3:06:14) – Sex
(3:14:07) – Love and relationships

#276 – Michael Saylor: Bitcoin, Inflation, and the Future of Money

Michael Saylor is the CEO of MicroStrategy and a prominent holder and proponent of Bitcoin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(07:09) – Grading our understanding
(19:27) – Inflation
(39:03) – Government
(1:00:13) – War and power
(1:11:23) – Dematerializing information
(1:42:45) – Digital energy and assets
(1:54:23) – Oil barrel vs Bitcoin
(2:03:43) – Layers of Bitcoin
(2:20:53) – Bitcoin’s role during wartime
(2:25:37) – Jack Dorsey
(2:41:58) – Bitcoin conflict of interest
(2:48:39) – Satoshi Nakamoto
(2:54:04) – Volatility
(3:06:30) – Bitcoin price
(3:18:46) – Twitter verification
(3:27:42) – Second best crypto
(3:33:24) – Dogecoin
(3:37:57) – Elon Musk
(3:43:26) – Advice for young people
(3:54:54) – Mortality
(3:57:59) – Meaning of life

#275 – Rick Rubin: Legendary Music Producer

Rick Rubin is one of the greatest music producers of all time, working with many of the greats including Beastie Boys, Eminem, Metallica, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Slayer, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Aerosmith, Adele, Danzig, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, Jay-Z, Black Sabbath. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
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) – Nietzsche and music
(18:47) – Rick’s approach with artists
(30:10) – Beautiful simplicity in music
(33:54) – Marvin Gaye
(43:09) – Best album of all time
(47:02) – Paul McCartney
(49:08) – Ideas
(51:30) – Rebellion and conformity
(56:18) – Fitness
(59:27) – Johnny Cash
(1:09:23) – Tom Waits
(1:14:01) – Lyrics vs rhythm
(1:18:48) – Johnny Cash continued
(1:20:47) – Beastie Boys
(1:27:09) – Depression
(1:31:31) – Art vs Business
(1:40:18) – Art of conversation
(1:56:52) – Rick’s podcast
(2:00:02) – Advice for young people
(2:04:07) – Mortality
(2:06:42) – Meaning of life

#274 – Karl Deisseroth: Depression, Schizophrenia, and Psychiatry

Karl Deisseroth is a professor of bioengineering, psychiatry, and behavioral sciences at Stanford University. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(06:58) – Mental disorders
(15:31) – Intelligence
(18:10) – James Joyce
(26:47) – Writing
(30:11) – Projections
(33:46) – Translation
(36:17) – Poetry
(45:00) – Love
(50:34) – Psychiatry
(53:46) – Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung
(1:02:30) – Data in cells
(1:06:33) – Optogenetics
(1:22:01) – Neuralink
(1:34:49) – Psychedelics
(1:41:13) – Depression
(1:56:38) – Talk therapy and psychoanalysis
(2:00:19) – Good Will Hunting
(2:10:55) – Darkest moments
(2:12:26) – Suicide
(2:29:31) – Autism
(2:49:09) – Schizophrenia
(3:00:18) – Why we cry
(3:07:30) – Consciousness
(3:22:01) – Mortality
(3:23:41) – Meaning of life

#273 – Chris Blattman: War and Violence

Chris Blattman is a professor at the University of Chicago studying the causes and consequences of violence and war. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(06:49) – What is war?
(17:59) – Justification for war
(40:47) – War in Ukraine
(1:24:16) – Nuclear war
(1:35:36) – Drug cartels
(1:52:19) – Joseph Kony
(1:58:23) – World Wars
(2:05:31) – Civil wars
(2:12:05) – Israeli–Palestinian conflict
(2:20:49) – China vs USA
(2:26:58) – Love
(2:33:23) – Hard data
(2:40:58) – Mortality
(2:46:04) – Advice for young people
(2:50:45) – Tyler Cowen