Evolve Faster with Scott Ely

26 EpisodesProduced by Scott ElyWebsite

Everything is changing, yet the questions that drive us remain the same. Will humanity face the absurdity of our collective existential crisis in time? Join Scott Ely as he takes us deep into the rabbit hole with philosophical experiments to reboot your mind, psychological tales to upgrade your life… read more

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EF26 (AMA-EF7): The Impossibility of Honest Politicians and Protecting Our Kids from The Most Insidious Fake News — Ask Me Anything for Episode EF7

August 13th, 2019

29:11
PLAY(EF26) AMA-EF7: The Impossibility of Honest Politicians and Protecting Our Kids from The Most Insidious Fake News — Ask Me Anything for Episode …

EF25 (BTP-EF7): The Power of Propaganda and Rhetoric to Divide Us and the Quest for a Better World — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF7

August 6th, 2019

29:42
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EF24 (AMA-EF6): Is Less Really More When it Comes to the Pursuit of Wisdom or is Ignorance Bliss? — Ask Me Anything of Episode EF6

July 30th, 2019

26:26
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EF23 (BTP-EF6): Scaling Mount Wisdom Without Suffocating Under an Avalanche of Ego — Behind The Podcast of Episode EF6

July 23rd, 2019

30:41
PLAY(EF23) BTP-EF6: Scaling Mount Wisdom Without Suffocating Under an Avalanche of Ego — Behind The Podcast of Episode EF6PLAY | DOWNLOAD The idea …

EF22 (AMA-EF5): Defeating Fake News and Critical Thinking as the Superpower the World Needs Most — Ask Me Anything of Episode EF5

July 16th, 2019

23:18
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EF21 (BTP-EF5): Should Lying be Made Illegal and the Importance of Figuring Out Why You Believe What you Believe — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF5

July 9th, 2019

43:16
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EF20 (AMA-EF4): The Declining Value of Information and Taking Risks to Determine What is the Truth — Ask Me Anything of Episode EF4

July 2nd, 2019

29:06
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EF19 (BTP-EF4): Head Transplantations and Finding Inspiration for Speculative Fiction — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF4

June 25th, 2019

36:24
PLAY(EF19) BTP-EF4: Head Transplantation and Finding Inspiration for Speculative Fiction — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF4PLAY | DOWNLOAD In this …

EF18 (AMA-EF3): The Mystical Allure of Converting to Buddhism and Speculating about Quantum Mechanics— Ask Me Anything for Episode EF3

June 18th, 2019

33:39
PLAY(EF18) AMA-EF3: The Mystical Allure of Converting to Buddhism and Speculating about Quantum Mechanics — Ask Me Anything for Episode EF3PLAY |

EF17 (BTP-EF3): What Am I Supposed To Do, Free Will and Other Everyday Problems — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF3

June 11th, 2019

44:29
PLAY(EF17) BTP-EF3: What Am I Supposed To Do Free Will and Other Everyday Problems — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF3PLAY | DOWNLOAD The question …

(EF16) BTP: On Creative Writing, Video Games and the Future of the Evolve Faster Podcast (About Antonio Rozich)

June 4th, 2019

45:22

In this episode, we go behind the scenes where Scott Ely talks to Antonio Rozich — his creative collaborator and co-writer on most of the episodes — …

EF15 (AMA): Ask Me Anything — About Scott Ely and Evolving a Philosophy of Life

May 29th, 2019

58:30

Welcome to the first Ask me Anything (AMA) Episode, which will be loosely framed around the question ... Who controls your narrative? Evolve Faster …

EF14 (BTP): Behind the Evolve Faster Podcast — The Making of a Speculative Fiction Meets Philosophical Nonfiction Podcast

May 21st, 2019

1:13:25

Pose yourself this thought experiment: What if you could start over with a brain unhindered by evolutionary hangovers? A fresh life with no societal …

EF13 (S1-E11): The Bloody Fingerprint of Creativity

May 7th, 2019

50:26

Facing serious amnesia, Eric Clemens with the help of Dr. Eden Harper tries to recollect his lost memories. Dr. Harper takes an unconventional road …

EF12 (S1-E10): Wired to Fail: Leveling Up in the Game of Life

April 23rd, 2019

1:09:40

Infuriated by the risk-averse approach of his company, Vihaan Raid decides to design his latest game on his own. A widely renowned game developer known to the gaming world as “Koji,” believes he can entirely change how …

EF11 (S1-E9): When the Lights Go Out: The Blinding Light of an Artificial Future

April 9th, 2019

1:01:56

Aldford Herbert, a famous science fiction writer, is on the brink of finishing his latest novel about a realistic, dark future of artificial intelligence. A stroke of luck provides him with an opportunity to talk to …

EF10 (S1-E8): The Road to Happiness is Inked in Suffering

March 26th, 2019

1:02:33

Coming from a wealthy family, most others would only dream of the life Alex leads. Every moment is another silver platter where he is handed all the …

EF9 (S1-E7): I Feel, Therefore I am: Capsized on the River Emotion

March 12th, 2019

49:03

Elliott made a terrible mistake that's been haunting him ever since. As if rafting through Class V rapids without a paddle, Elliott's sanity is inches away from crashing into sharp rocks of guilt, shame and sadness. …

EF8 (S1-E6): Without a Compass: All Who Sail the Seas of Identity Are Not Lost

February 26th, 2019

43:24

(EF8) You're the sailor of the ship called you, and yet most people let their boats go into great disrepair and neglect. Feeling moored in the same spot for years with no clear understanding of the direction she needs …

EF7 (S1-E5): Sleight of Mind: The Black Magic of Rhetoric

February 12th, 2019

53:34

Edward, a marketing master and spokesperson for the dark arts of rhetoric and propaganda, is hired to educate a controversial businessman running for an important public office. It's Edward's job to bestow the black …

EF6 (S1-E4): Information Mainlining and the Folly of Modern Wisdom

January 29th, 2019

28:34

The big question driving Episode EF6 is ... How do you acquire wisdom? Paul, a child prodigy who became a leading theoretical physicist in his early …

EF5 (S1-E3): The Truth is Clay in the Hands of a Sculptor

January 15th, 2019

42:49

The big question driving Episode EF5 is...What is the Truth? Truman, an ordinary man with a regular job, is caught lying in a country where lying is …

EF4 (S1-E2): The Decapitation of Reason: A Skeptic’s Guide

January 1st, 2019

46:33

At the height of his success, a controversial philosopher named Ian Ament reveals a dangerous plan to do a head transplant swap with his brother. Nobody knows why and both the scientific and medical communities at large …

EF3 (S1-E1): All Aboard the Experience Machine: Destination…Unknown

December 18th, 2018

43:55

The big question driving Episode EF3 is... What am I supposed to do? You can't say we get to choose if we want to live this life or not. One day you're born, and that's it--your journey starts with zero preparation. …

EF2 (Intro): Life is a Near-Death Experience (Welcome to The Evolve Faster Podcast)

December 4th, 2018

53:21

In this introduction to the Evolve Faster Podcast, we’ll ride an hour-long roller coaster of a thought experiment designed to challenge your normal …

EF1 (Trailer): The Evolve Faster Podcast Trailer (Extended Version)

November 20th, 2018

3:18

Everything is changing, yet the questions that drive us remain the same. Will humanity face the absurdity of our collective existential crisis in …

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