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Feb. 23, 2024

Upstream with Rob Henderson

This week on Upstream, Erik is joined by Rob Henderson, psychologist and author of the newly released Troubled: A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social Class. They discuss dating, cancel culture, luxury beliefs, and more. Upstream is sponsored by …

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Feb. 16, 2024

Lyn Alden on How Money Works

This week on Upstream, Erik is joined by Lyn Alden, an investment strategist known for her unique blend of engineering, tech, and finance expertise. They discuss her book Broken Money, macro trends, and her best advice in the face of …

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Feb. 9, 2024

Bayeslord and Nadia Asparouhova on Effective Accelerationism

On this episode of Upstream, Erik sits down with e/acc founder Bayeslord and writer Nadia Asparouhova to discuss the foundations and future of the e/acc movement. Upstream is sponsored by Shopify: https://shopify.com/torenberg for a $1/month trial period. -- Check out …

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Feb. 2, 2024

Tyler Cowen on Harvard, the GOAT Economist, and Ending Stagnation

On this episode of Upstream, Erik sits down with Tyler Cowen to discuss Harvard, AI, Javier Milei's legacy, the value of non-legibility in talent spotting, and more. Upstream is sponsored by Shopify: https://shopify.com/torenberg for a $1/month trial period. -- We're …

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Jan. 26, 2024

Richard Hanania on Wokeness, Israel-Palestine, and the Mythos of the …

This week on Upstream, political scientist and writer Richard Hanania returns to the show. Erik and Richard discuss wokeness, the Israel-Palestine conflict, the mythos of the modern right, Richard's upcoming debate with Curtis Yarvin, and more. Upstream is sponsored by …

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Jan. 19, 2024

Erik Torenberg on the Evolution of Media

This week on Upstream, the tables are turned, and Erik is sitting in the guest seat. We're airing an episode from Greg Isenberg's podcast Where It Happens. Greg and Erik discuss B2B creators, how to find profitable niches, how to …

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Jan. 12, 2024

Steve Hsu on the Future of Everything

In this episode of Upstream, Erik sits down with theoretical physicist and startup founder Steve Hsu. They discuss political polarization in academia, the fertility crisis, AI, and more. Make informed decision for high impact donations with GiveWell, which is offering …

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Jan. 5, 2024

Develop Your Personal Investing Strategy with Itay Vinik

Erik interviews Itay Vinik to understand the current macro environment, learn frameworks for adjusting an investing strategy based on rising or falling interest rates, and debunk common investment myths. They cover the Fed's role in a globalized economy, discuss the …

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Dec. 29, 2023

Balaji Srinivasan and Nathan Labenz on the Future of AI, AI Gods, and…

On today's Upstream, we're sharing a recent episode where Balaji Srinivasan joined Nathan Labenz to discuss the future of AI: polytheistic AI and AI gods, human-AI symbiosis, and how AI will be controlled. Upstream is sponsored by Shopify: https://shopify.com/torenberg for …

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Dec. 22, 2023

Holiday Special: Request for Startups

This week, in a departure from Upstream's usual format, Erik sits downs with friends Nick DeWilde, Sean Linehan, and Justin Mares to exchange startup ideas. Please note that this episode contains some vulgar humor and won't be for everyone. Make …

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