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I have been slacking and not writing for the past 6-8 weeks. I recently started a new job at a startup called EigenLayer and it is taking up most of my weekday time and as a result, I’ve been a bit lazy over the weekends too. Hopefully, that changes soon and I can write more.
With this new job, I’ve been going to work in person and taking public transport to travel to work. This has allowed me to up my podcast listening game. It takes me 20-25 minutes door to door from my home to work and a similar time for the journey back home. Every day that gives me a good 1 hour for listening to podcasts. Primarily I’ve been listening to two Podcasts: Lex Fridman and Tim Ferriss.
I have been thoroughly impressed by these two podcasts, which offer captivating content. Notably, they share a common theme of featuring interviews with a diverse array of individuals from various fields, each holding unique and contrasting opinions on a wide range of topics. Listening to these podcasts has been an enlightening experience, as they provide a valuable platform for gaining insights from a myriad of perspectives.
One example of that is the recent two podcasts on Lex Fridman: Yuval Noah Harari and Benjamin Netanyahu. They both have a very different viewpoints of what is going on in Israel from a political perspective but the fact that you can listen to both their viewpoint in the same podcast is quite good. You can see a similar structure when it comes to AI (which is the most hyped-up topic in tech right now due to Generative AI stuff). We have been seeing multiple podcasts about how AI is good, bad, and neutral for humans as a civilization.
In the contemporary landscape, social media platforms have become increasingly tailored to individual viewpoints, driven by their incentive to display content that aligns with users' preferences. This personalized approach aims to boost overall social media engagement, a key metric crucial for their profitability. However, this customization has also led to a rise in polarization among users. On the other hand, podcasts offer a refreshing alternative, serving as an excellent medium to explore diverse perspectives and understand varying viewpoints. Personally, I have discovered two remarkable podcasts that have significantly broadened my understanding of different issues.
So if you are someone who wants to challenge your viewpoint and looking to learn more I would recommend you to listen to these podcasts.