I’m on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new podcast!

I’m on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new podcast!

I can’t quite believe it… I’m the guest on the latest episode of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s fantastic podcast “Creative Processing”!!! You know, the superstar genius actor JGL. From Inception. And Don Jon. His actual podcast. Wow....

Hypochondriac? Bayes’ theorem can help!

(This post originally appeared on Vox, but I want to share it here too) I’ve been a hypochondriac for much of my life. When I was 13, I read an article about a girl my age who had recently lost her hair to alopecia. For the next six months, my teenage self...

LivGor Platinum Pass Round 4 Quiz: Q & A’s

Here are the questions and answers to the 4th preliminary round of our #PlatinumPass contest. Thanks to the thousands of you who took part in the contest – I hope you enjoyed it! We are now in the process of collating and double-checking the scores, and will be...
Reducing Scope Insensitivity

Reducing Scope Insensitivity

There’s been a huge oil spill somewhere, and you hear that approximately one thousand birds are covered in oil and dying slow, horrible deaths. You’re upset, as you should be. Now you hear that actually, it’s one million birds that are covered in oil and dying. You...
The Joy of Winning – BBC4 documentary

The Joy of Winning – BBC4 documentary

Enjoy games? You’ll love this BBC documentary I was part of recently: “The Joy of Winning” presented by mathematician Hannah Fry. It takes a deep dive into general game theory and strategy. A pleasure to see the subject given some mainstream...

LivGor Platinum Pass Quiz: Round 2 questions & answers

Here are the questions to Round 2 of our Platinum Pass quiz (with answers at the bottom).  Thanks to all of you who have taken part so far – it’s been hugely fun designing questions to challenge you (and judging from the feedback, even the most...

LivGor Platinum Pass Quiz: Round 1 questions & answers

So Pokerstars have kindly given Igor and me two $30,000 Platinum Passes to give away to our followers, where each pass provides entry to the enormous $8m guaranteed, $25,000 buyin PSPC Championship in the Bahamas next January. Therefore, we decided to find the next...

Mindscape Podcast – with Sean Carroll and Liv Boeree

I recently joined theoretical physicist Sean Carroll on his new podcast “Mindscape”, where we discussed everything from aliens to probabilities to existential risks. If you enjoy a good nerdout, you’ll love this:     Some background on...

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