27 February 2024


Does AI Understand Things?

Robert Wright and cognitive scientist Gary Marcus debate how to think about how LLMs work, and also discuss AI’s impact on society and what we should do about it. Play entire video

Is the ‘Age’ Issue Old News?

On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether a Democrat winning the special election in New York spells trouble for Trump in November.

Inside the Mind of AI

Robert Wright and Nora Belrose, Head of Interpretability at EleutherAI, discuss AI doomerism, whether we really want AI with human values, how AI “minds” work, and more.

Conspiracy Theories and True Fictions

Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss Fast Car’s Grammy moment, evolutionary enigmas, JFK, lab leak, the ontology of nations, and more.

GOP Chaos

Why are Republicans having such a hard time with immigration? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

What’s next for Gaza?

Robert Wright and American Prestige hosts Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner discuss Israel’s plans for Palestine, Biden’s electoral difficulties, and what a left-wing foreign policy vision looks like today.

An Israeli Looks at Gaza

Robert Wright and Russ Roberts, president of Shalem College in Jerusalem and host of the EconTalk podcast, discuss the war, media bias, free speech, and tribalism.

Why Glenn wrote a memoir

Glenn announces the publication of his book, and John asks him why he decided to write his forthcoming memoir, Late Admissions: Confession of a Black Conservative.

The Biden-Trump Catastrophe

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss an election that feels like midnight in America.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

What Navalny Meant

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Robert Wright and Psychopolitica newsletter publisher Nikita Petrov discuss the anti-Putin leader’s life and death and legacy.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

The Truth About Effective Altruism

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Robert Wright and Rob Wiblin, host of the 80,000 Hours podcast, discuss the state of the EA movement in light of the SBF fiasco, the longtermist (r)evolution, and AI anxiety going mainstream.


Rightwing Paranoia and Taylor Swift

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What’s behind the Taylor Swift/NFL conspiracy theory? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.


It’s Trump’s Party

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis dissect the New Hampshire primary results on this week’s DMZ.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Wuhan Lab Leak, Effective Altruism, and Other Media-distorted Issues

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss lab-leak news and lessons (not) learned, the truth about effective altruism, what makes plagiarism plagiarism, and more.