How LONG is the Earth – video calculations

How LONG is the Earth – video calculations

Calculations behind the “How LONG is the Earth” video: Galaxy length earth: Earth’s volume is approx 10^21 cubic metres. The diameter of the galaxy is estimated at around 100,000 light years, which approximately = 10^21 metres. Hence, the earth...
Coronavirus: Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Your Intuitions

Coronavirus: Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Your Intuitions

A weed is growing in a garden, and it doubles in size every week. If it takes forty weeks to completely cover the garden, how many weeks does it take to cover half? If your first instinct was “twenty”, your instinct was wrong. The correct answer is thirty-nine. This...
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....
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...

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...
Learning Leader Podcast

Learning Leader Podcast

Check out this new podcast I recorded with Ryan Hawk on decision-making and peak performance.  We discuss rationality techniques, poker regrets, why the world is greyscale and a host of other fun...

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