Joe Walker

Joe Walker
51 Interviews
Joe Walker is the host of the Jolly Swagman Podcast, which features long-form conversations with thinkers from across different disciplines. former political speachwriter

Joe Walker's Interviews

Peter Turchin is a complexity scientist and one of the founders of cliodynamics — a new, cross-disciplinary field that applies mathematics and big data to test historical theories. Full transcript available at: See for privacy information.

101 min
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Joe Walker & Stephen Wolfram 16 Aug 2023 • EN

Stephen Wolfram — Constructing the Computational Paradigm

Stephen Wolfram is a physicist, computer scientist and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, the creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, and the author of A New Kind of Science. Full transcript available at: See for privacy information.

264 min
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Joe Walker & Richard Rhodes 25 Jul 2023 • EN

Richard Rhodes — The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Richard Rhodes is an American historian and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Full transcript available at: See for privacy information.

222 min
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Joe Walker & Palmer Luckey 25 Apr 2023 • EN

Palmer Luckey — Science (Non)fiction

Palmer Luckey is an American tech entrepreneur and billionaire. He has founded two companies: Oculus VR (acquired by Facebook for $2 billion in 2014), and Anduril (recently valued at $8.5 billion). He has been described as the real-life Tony Stark. Full transcript available at: See

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Joe Walker & Daniel Kahneman 13 Apr 2023 • EN

Daniel Kahneman — Dyads, And Other Mysteries

Daniel Kahneman is widely regarded as the most influential psychologist alive. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics (2002) for his work on judgment and decision-making under uncertainty, much of it done jointly with his late collaborator Amos Tversky. He is the author of the bestselling books Thinking, Fast and Slow and

73 min
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Joe Walker & Tyler Cowen 31 Dec 2022 • EN

Talent Is That Which Is Scarce — Tyler Cowen

In the long run, talent allocation is almost everything. But as a society, we're not actually very good at it. The question of how to reliably match people with jobs they are well suited for is one of the big unsolved problems of our times.  Joe catches up with return guest Tyler Cowen to discuss the art of identifying

48 min
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