Singularity Bros

Singularity Bros

Latest Episodes

Episode 115: Eric Schwitzgebel on Introspection, AI, and Consciousness
November 13, 2017

Eric Schwitzgebel is here to make you doubt and ponder all kinds of stuff. Check it. Eric Schwitzgebel is a professor of philosophy, a blogger, and a science fiction writer. His output is crazy expansive—and from what I’ve read so far, crazy good.

Episode 114: John Danaher on Having Sex with Robots
October 23, 2017

One of our faves, John Danaher, returns to the program. What do we talk about? Oh, nothing all that exciting: just SEX ROBOTS! Seriously, John‘s the best. Listen to the chat, read the book (Robot Sex), follow the links, live happy life. Peace.

Episode 113: Future Monsters
October 16, 2017

Will the future judge us harshly? Well, will it? Tell us, future listeners. Notes Hey, we came in at #43 on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index! U, S, A! U, S, A! Perhaps I spoke hastily when reporting those figures for vegetarianism/veganism.

Episode 112: The News Tightens
October 09, 2017

We’re besieged on all sides by useless information. In retaliation, here is our rambling defense of deliberate ignorance and simplicity. If you’re a news junkie, ask yourself this question on occasion: what can I do with this information? However,

Episode 111: Michael Garfield on Paleontological Futurism
October 02, 2017

Let’s study the future with Michael Garfield. Come on, let us! Michael Garfield is the host of the Future Fossils podcast, as well as a writer, fine artist, and musician. And he’s our buddy now, yay! Travel with us to the edges of the Broosphere,

Episode 110: Andrew G. Ferguson on Big Data and Predictive Policing
September 25, 2017

Andrew G. Ferguson stars in this delightfully chilling conversation about the future of big data and law enforcement. Also starring Scott, Tom, Zach, and featuring Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as “Beyoncé.” Andrew G.

Episode 109: Moral Mark Out
September 18, 2017

Moral illusions and whether we ought to fall for them. Additionally: Captain Planet. Mark Out: To temporarily forget that wrestling is fake because something cool happened. I think I’ve been guilty of marking out for ethical consumerism,

Episode 108: Hurricane Happy Hour
September 11, 2017

More weather-based wonder in the works. Welcome. We back wit dat conceptual freshness. Will we ever run out of hot newness? Don’t count on it. Hurricane Happy Hour “Scientists have spiders producing enhanced web that can hold a human” “Denmark’s Corpor...

Episode 107: Thunder Claps
September 04, 2017

A drastically different episode from last week’s! How do we do it? Even we don’t know. Thunder Phase™ “AI uses bitcoin trail to find and help sex-trafficking victims” Want to know more about Lenore Skenazy and Free Range Kids?

Episode 106: Lightning Crashes
August 28, 2017

It’s the return of Lightning Round™. Get indoors and cozy for this one. Lightning Round™ “CGI and AI are going to turbocharge ‘fake news’ and make it far harder to tell what’s real” “New, reusable [nanotube] filter cleans heavy metals from water” “How ...