Vanessa M. Quirk

Vanessa M. Quirk
33 Interviews

Vanessa M. Quirk's Interviews

Adaam Levin-Areddy + Vanessa M. Quirk & Batya Ungar-Sargon 30 Oct 2023 • EN

Disgusting 'Journalists' (w/ Batya Ungar-Sargon)

Friend of the pod Batya Ungar-Sargon, deputy opinion editor for Newsweek and author of Bad News, returns for a deep, contentious conversation about the responsibility of journalists covering the Israel-Hamas war, the people worth expending energy on (versus relegating as enemies), and the uncomfortable embrace of moral

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Adaam Levin-Areddy + Vanessa M. Quirk & Eli Lake 12 Oct 2023 • EN

How the Left Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Butchery of Jews (w/ Eli Lake)

Note: This episode is far more explicit — and way more rage-ful — than your average. As you have likely read by now in the news, last Saturday, a group of Hamas combatants infiltrated Israel and massacred about 1300 people, mostly civilians. Usually, Uncertain Things is all about embracing epistemological uncertainty.

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Adaam Levin-Areddy + Vanessa M. Quirk & Yascha Mounk 02 Oct 2023 • EN

Liberals Against Identity, Round 2 (w/ Yascha Mounk)

Yascha Mounk returns for round two! If you missed part one of our conversation with the political theorist, writer, and podcaster about his latest book, The Identity Trap, stop now and listen to that episode first.  We pick up where we left off last time and get deep into debate about strategic essentialism, the privil

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Adaam Levin-Areddy + Vanessa M. Quirk & Mehran Sahami + Rob Reich 12 Sep 2023 • EN

Big Tech VS Democracy (w/ Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami, & Jeremy Weinstein)

We bring in the fall with a big conversation about big tech, with the authors of System Error: Stanford professors Rob Reich (expertise in: political science, philosophy, ethics, democracy, digital technology), Mehran Sahami (software engineering, in particular machine learning and AI, and VC funding), and Jeremy Weins

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Adaam Levin-Areddy + Vanessa M. Quirk & David Krakauer 06 Jun 2023 • EN

The Long Shadow of Complexity (w/ David Krakauer)

David Krakauer is the President of the Santa Fe Institute — an academic institution that conscientiously bucks the overly-siloed and ideological bents of most universities these days. Krakauer is an evolutionary biologist who studies “​​the evolution of intelligence and stupidity on Earth.” He joined us on the pod for

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Adaam Levin-Areddy + Vanessa M. Quirk & Bill Deresiewicz 08 May 2023 • EN

Welcome to the Content Age (w/ William Deresiewicz)

William Deresiewicz — author of Excellent Sheep, The Death of the Artist, and The End of Solitude — has lived many lives. He’s been an orthodox Jewish boy who lost his faith; a journalism school student unimpressed by the pretensions of the profession; a literature professor who (blasphemously) loved books and teaching

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