Three Body Podcast

Three Body Podcast



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Trying out StreamYard for my live streams. LETS DO THIS


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(UPDATE) Apple Podcast episode link

The Headless Way Webinar with Richard Lang and Friends

-I heard of Richard Lang on the Making Sense podcast by Sam Harris (I’m actually subscribed to Making Sense on Apple podcasts)

-Sam’s episode with Richard, is offered in full, which is cool because Sam’s new podcast model is based around a subscription paywall, usually only releasing half-episodes at a time. So this is a treat

-Richard studied under Dougles Harding
-And While listening to the podcast, I remembered that I actually first heard of one of Douglous Hardings works (years ago), in Sam’s book ‘Waking Up’
-The work is titled, “What it’s like to have no head”

-The basic idea of that work is for someone to meditate on the idea of “trying to find your own head”
-Doug and Richard claim that they found their ‘true self’ while attempting to find their own head.
-I have a vague memory of almost achieving this, once, for a brief moment.

-I have to mentioned Richards voice. During the podcast episode I noticed the nice, calm, and easy talking-pace he has. His audiobooks could definitely put me to sleep, in a good way.

-Anyways, I hopped over to Richard’s website,, and found my way to a page for The Headless Way FREE Webinar, which is on February 10th 7-8pm GMT

-So, I signed up for it

-Here is a brief description of the FREE webinar, taken right from the website "The Headless Way with Richard Lang and Friends. Feb 16th 7-8pm GMT We are going to experiment with offering a webinar – a question and answer session with a panel of friends who will be sharing their experience of living from their headless true nature.”

-I had to remind myself the EST equivalent of GMT, which is a 5 hour difference
-The FREE webinar starts at 7pm GMT so I’ll be watching it at 12midnight EST - a little late but heck it’s only one hour long, and I love me some science learning!

-So if you think you’d be interested in this FREE webinar, you can sign up here at (READ OUT LOUD)
-I’ll see you, and maybe your head, there on February 16th!


Today I want to share with you guys some cool news about Elon Musk, and an interesting new technology he's coming out with. I read from an article from Futurism(dot)com.


-It’s impossible to stay angry for more than a few moments, you can learn not to stay angry for very long
-Be aware of moments when your mental states fluctuate, for example, you’re sad but something unexpected shifts your mood, and you are now paying attention to something else
-The idea is to learn how to pay attention to negative feelings without judgement or resistance
-Ask yourself, where do you feel anger in your body? How is it arising in each moment?

This may sound a bit too whoo-hoo or pseudo-scientific to some people, but from my experience - just kerning how to be aware of when you become angry is a great first step. A big step to controlling your anger.


Robot Avatars will disrupt entire industries. Maybe all of them.

That's what you call a, 'Secondary Wave': these are the indirect, unintentional consequences of Converging Technologies.

For example, imagine if people had Robot Avatars, they wouldn't need to travel, think of the impact that would have on the airline industry!

Another side effect of Converging Technologies is, crime and violence committed by Robot Avatars - if people could commit violence with their R.A. would it still be their responsibly? What would the laws look like? Let me know in the comments below!


S1 E8 - I'm always on the lookout for cool new science books. I found this one recently titled, "The Future Is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler.

From Amazon "Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity." and "Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, founder and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective."



S1 E7 - Dan Carlin has released his first book! I’ll be reading the last part of the introduction.


S1 E6 - I recently finished a book by Annaka Harris titled, “Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind“.

Unlike her husbands book, “Waking Up: A Guide to Spiritually Without Religion” – her book seems more digestible.

Right off the bat (no pun intended), like a seasoned author, she defines what she is discussing. She points to our most basic understanding of consciousness – which was proposed by philosopher Thomas Nagel:

“The most basic definition of consciousness is that given by the philosopher Thomas Nagel in his famous essay “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?,” and it is how I use the word throughout this book.”



S1 E5 - “Hydrogen…, given enough time, turns into people.” -Edward Robert Harrison, 1995

There isn’t a consensus on the When and What of AI.

When will this change happen (if ever)?

What will this change mean for the future of humans?

The physicist and cosmologist, Max Tegmark – author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence has tackles these questions in his latest book.



S1 E4 - I happen to agree with Naval that you don’t necessarily have to finish a book, right away or even at all, in order to appreciate content within a book.

Naval: […] your brain has finite information in a finite space – you get enough advice it all cancels to zero. There’s a lot of nonsense out here in books too so I don’t read anymore to complete books – I read to satisfy my genuine intellectual curiosity…


Find ideas. Look for understanding. When you find something interesting in a book, put it down, then research it a bit.

And don’t feel bad that you didn’t finish the book. Move on to another one to find even cooler ideas.

How many books are you reading at once? What books are they? Share in the comments below!



Here is a song I made for an intro to my podcast. Let me know what you think!


S1 E3 - Today I want to share with you some interesting parts of a book titled, The Case Against Reality by Donald Hoffman

I first heard about Donald from The Making Sense podcast with Sam Harris, in an episode with himself, his wife, Annaka, and Donald having a cool discussion about reality.

I want to share with you a bit of the preface from the book and some highlighted texts from the book that I found interesting, such as:

Overall Thesis
Cool trick with Your Thumb
Philosophers and Thinkers Quotes about Consciousness
Technologies that Measure Neural Activity


S1 E2 - I recently found out about a cool book series called Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press. Each book in the series tackles a subject, raging from Science, Economics, Cosmology, Psychology, Biology, Architecture, and so much more.


There are four fundamental forces in nature - Gravity, Electromagnetism, and the Strong and Weak Nuclear forces...BUT there could be another!

In the last 48 hours there have been some artilces that have come out about a team of physisits from Hungary taht may have discovered a new partilce and possibly a 5th force of nature.


S1 E1 - What do I think about when I think of dreaming? I think about images in my head. Like short, hazy, forgettable video clips with no continuity, or detailed theatrical epics that could stay with me for years.

What do you think dreaming is? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


At the end of August this year, my older brother and I went interior camping together. Portages, hiking, canoeing, using a shit-box, and rattlesnakes. In order for us to stay hydrated, my brother brought his water filtration system.

We'd go down to the lake and scoop up some water to use. This is a quick video of me using the filtration system.

There are a lot of books out there about artificial itelligence and the future of humans.

On The Future by Martin Rees in a great book to add to your science collection.

You can grab the book here -

These days it's getting harder and harder to have a meaningful conversation with someone else.

Do you ever feel stuck in a controversial conversation only to not know how to navigate your way out?

This book has great, practical advice you can start using right away - right in the first chapter!

Before joining your family this Thanksgiving, check out this video and book.

Grab a copy here -

Neil is making the rounds around the internet promoting his new book, "Letters From An Astrophysicist".
In this episode, I read a letter from pro baseball player Jarret Burgess to Neil asking for life advice. Neil does not disappoint.

The age of Artificial Intelligence is upon us! Or not. That's what Max's new book is all about. Also, at the beginning of this book there is a great science fiction short story called, The Omega Team. But, you got to get a copy of the book to find out what happens to the team and life itself.

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Recently got a map of the world at a poster sale. Lets see what we can learn!

It's hard out there for a Psych Prof.

Since 2013 there has been something very interesting and scary happening on college campuses all across North America, and beyond. Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt have been studying this phenomenon since 2014. This book is the accumulation of that journey. They give you the tools to recognize what's going on so you can make sense of this craziness yourself.

You can get the book here


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Comedy podcast about science, the universe, and playing my drums.


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