The Roots of Progress

Two podcast interviews: Arjun Khemani, Alex LaBossiere

Good conversations recently on a couple of podcasts with young, up-and-coming hosts:

Arjun Khemani

We talk about the need to study progress, tackle the question of whether progress makes humans any happier, optimism and solutionism, and some more.


Also on Apple, Spotify, and Substack.

Alex LaBossiere

On optimism, progress in technology, drivers of stagnation, and how to think about innovation.

Here’s a teaser, about William Crookes and his “alarmism” about the fertilizer crisis (which I covered in depth in the MIT Tech Review). Show page, Apple podcasts.

See all my interviews & talks here.

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