Best existential threats podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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Is there an existential risk to humanity from AI? If so, what do we do about it?
 
Risktory is a first of its kind podcast, dedicated to telling the story of risk through the lens of history.From Napoleon in his first Italian campaign, to the ancient city of Pompeii, to Jack the Ripper. Risk management has always had a place in helping humans to both guard against existential threat, but to also grasp and exploit exquisite opportunity.Think risk is boring? Let Risktory blow your mind. New episodes are released every Monday.
 
Donald J. Trump is a buffoon and an existential threat to Planet Earth. Topics in my podcast range from government policy to how Trump’s mouth looks like an anus.
 
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Emil Guillermo: The striker who became the teacher—Podcast with Asian American Studies professor Daniel P. Gonzales on how ethnic studies was birthed at SF State University Over the Easter weekend, Donald Trump was resurrecting his anti-immigrant rhetoric in tweets and off-handed comments. First, he blasted California for issuing pardons to a g ...…
 
As part of our series on looking at how each book of the Bible points us toward Jesus, we look at a pivotal point in the history of Abraham's seed - an existential threat during the time of Esther.
 
On our eighth episode of PoliTreks, Shashank and Barry delve deep into the political underpinnings of Star Trek: The Motion Picture in the first of our series - 'The PoliTreks Of'.We look at working relationships and how people in higher positions can sometime usurp those in lower positions, how Artificial Intelligence poses a major existential ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: BeastAuthor: Paul KingsnorthNarrator: Simon VanceFormat: UnabridgedLength: 3 hrs and 59 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 08-01-17Publisher: Tantor AudioRatings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votesGenres: Mysteries & Thrillers, PsychologicalPublisher's Summary:Beast ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Heirs to Forgotten KingdomsSubtitle: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle EastAuthor: Gerard RussellNarrator: Michael PageFormat: UnabridgedLength: 11 hrs and 15 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-13-15Publisher: Tantor AudioRatings ...…
 
Being trapped in an Escher painting isn't as fun as it sounds In this episode we discussed House of Stairs, by William Sleator. If you want to follow us on twitter we are @stillscaredpod, and our email address is stillscaredpodcast@gmail.com. Intro music is by Maki Yamazaki, find her work at makiyamazaki.com Outro music is by Joe Kelly, and his ...…
 
“Just as a physician might say that there is very likely not one single living human being who is completely healthy, so anyone who really … Read More ›
 
This week on Middle Theory, the looming threat--or promise--of advanced A.I. in our future is discussed. We turn our attention away from politics to focus on other less agitating but equally important things. We start with a weather update to see what the stormy conditions look like at President Trump’s Ireland golf course, and then the equally ...…
 
Jeff Hawkins Mr. Hawkins is an engineer, serial entrepreneur, scientist, inventor and author. His life-long interest in neuroscience and theories of the neocortex has driven his passion for building a technology based on neocortical theory. Previously, he founded two mobile computing companies, Palm and Handspring, and is the architect of many ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The RogueSubtitle: Planets Shaken, Book 1Author: Lee W. BrainardNarrator: Therese PlummerFormat: UnabridgedLength: 10 hrs and 19 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-02-18Publisher: Podium PublishingRatings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votesGenres: Fiction, Religi ...…
 
Franklin Foer, national correspondent for The Atlantic, explores how tech platforms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google have transformed the way we think and produced a new culture of misinformation that is trampling values such as privacy, autonomy, and individuality. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, m ...…
 
A Visit with Jennifer Kerns, columnist for the Washington Examiner. As Roy Moore heads into election day, we consider the latest news from Alabama. Moore leads in the polls and has been formally endorsed by President Trump. Incredibly, Gloria Allred's accuser has now admitted to tampering with the "yearbook" -- thereby crushing the credibility ...…
 
Jane Perlez is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beijing bureau chief of the New York Times, and her own reporting focuses on China’s foreign policy, in particular its relations with the United States and China’s Asian neighbors. She was previously on Sinica in March 2017 to discuss Chinese foreign relations in a new age of uncertainty. In this episod ...…
 
Welcome to Blackbird9's Breakfast Club's Wednesday Podcast Two Experiments Set Up To Fail. Tonight we will look at the histories of The Great Experiments of South Africa and North Carolina. https://www.blackbird9tradingposts.org/2017/11/15/two-experiments-set-up-to-fail-blackbird9-podcast/ In the First Hour Host Frederick C. Blackburn will cove ...…
 
“With Artificial Intelligence we are Summoning a Demon”, says Elon Musk. Scientists Call for Ban from Killer Robots?As technology advances faster and faster, bringing about exponential developments, we are finding ourselves in new territory. Artificial Intelligence, machines, are now being engineered to resemble humans. This is not just physica ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Climate SwerveSubtitle: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and SurvivalAuthor: Robert Jay LiftonNarrator: Rudy SandaFormat: UnabridgedLength: 4 hrs and 17 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-10-17Publisher: Tantor AudioGenres: Nonfiction, World AffairsPub ...…
 
President George W. Bush, speaking at a mosque on Sept. 17, 2001: "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace." Donald Trump, campaigning for president on March 9, 2016: "I think Islam hates us." David Yerushalmi was living in an Israeli settlement near Jerusalem speaking on the phone w ...…
 
Experts on international relations, conflict and religion engage in an informed debate about the extent and nature of the threat ISIS poses and how the US should respond. Monica Duffy Toft is Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Tufts University. Marc Gopin is the Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution ...…
 
Experts on international relations, conflict and religion engage in an informed debate about the extent and nature of the threat ISIS poses and how the US should respond. Monica Duffy Toft is Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Tufts University. Marc Gopin is the Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution ...…
 
Experts on international relations, conflict and religion engage in an informed debate about the extent and nature of the threat ISIS poses and how the US should respond. Monica Duffy Toft is Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Tufts University. Marc Gopin is the Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution ...…
 
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