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A podcast by venture capital firm Lux Capital on the opportunities and risks of science, technology, finance and the human condition. Hosted by Danny Crichton from our New York City studios.

Episode Date
The soon-to-be-solved protein problem that will accelerate drug discovery
May 17, 2024
Margaret Mead and the psychedelic community that theorized AI
May 03, 2024
The nightmare specter of designer bioweapons and the people trying to stop them
Apr 26, 2024
Lux and the Art of Startup Maintenance
Apr 16, 2024
The Zone of Totality with Sam Arbesman
Apr 12, 2024
Biology is becoming engineering and not just science
Mar 15, 2024
The three revolutions in astrobiology and the search for extraterrestrial life
Mar 07, 2024
“I am basically a cosmic Fluke” and the chaos of science, policy, and human narratives
Feb 21, 2024
How an anonymous blog during the neural network winter led to Japan’s national AI champion
Feb 14, 2024
The most wasteful infrastructure megaproject that wasn’t
Feb 08, 2024
The stove hasn’t changed in decades. It’s time to upgrade.
Feb 02, 2024
Astronauts all lie, but the biggest lie is that we will colonize Mars (Zach Weinersmith, Part 1 of 2)
Jan 24, 2024
Why a Mars settlement could never be a libertarian paradise (Zach Weinersmith, Part 2 of 2)
Jan 24, 2024
How Impulse Space’s Helios will democratize access to Earth’s farthest orbits
Jan 17, 2024
Why Tokyo’s Sakana AI is pioneering a new vanguard of national AI foundation models
Jan 16, 2024
WTF Happened in AI in 2023?
Dec 21, 2023
Eliot Peper's new novel 'Foundry' and the Future
Dec 15, 2023
Erik Hoel (part 2): Dreaming, AI, and the Future of Education
Dec 13, 2023
Erik Hoel (part 1): The Consciousness Winter
Dec 08, 2023
Techno-Pragmatism: Looking Beyond Blind Optimism and Hopeless Pessimism
Dec 01, 2023
AI: Disruption, Regulation, and the Road Ahead
Nov 17, 2023
Navigating the Crossroads: Technology, Democracy, and National Security with Miles Taylor
Sep 15, 2023
Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan on rebuilding trust between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon
Aug 30, 2023
Simulating Evolution: Playing God or the Next Frontier?
Aug 18, 2023
How many creators will survive generative AI?
Aug 15, 2023
We need to go deeper with the inception of deep geothermal energy
Aug 04, 2023
The Science of Survival: Adapting Human Life for Other Planets
Jul 28, 2023
The p-zombie theory of consciousness
Jul 14, 2023
Fertility Rules from wildfire sperm death and microplastics to the potential of AI w/ Leslie Schrock
Jul 07, 2023
“There are more astronauts alive than there are perfumers”: the complex supply chains of scents
Apr 11, 2023
“It subverts the structure even of other stories that are told about creation”
Apr 04, 2023
“Smell can be art, and it also can be science”: AI/ML and digital olfaction
Mar 29, 2023
How exponentials on top of exponentials in single-cell analysis is transforming biology today
Mar 21, 2023
First impressions of OpenAI’s new GPT-4 AI model
Mar 15, 2023
Chatphishing, veracity and “two years of chaos and a reset”
Mar 14, 2023
May the AI be ever in your favor
Mar 03, 2023
“That’s 100% what keeps me up at night”: Gary Marcus on AI and ChatGPT
Feb 10, 2023
Why quitters are heroes with “Quit” author Annie Duke
Jan 27, 2023
“I have three girls; the second one is bionic”
Oct 20, 2022
We will observe a battle for the true openness in AI
Oct 12, 2022
There’s always been a global race to develop chip technology
Oct 05, 2022
Perhaps our greatest achievement is not being present
Sep 30, 2022
Web3 is so far behind in terms of reliability and security
Sep 27, 2022
How to recapitalize America’s bloated defense industrial base
Sep 21, 2022
The utopian visions of Stanford’s generations of entrepreneurs
Sep 16, 2022
The geopolitics and digital future of agricultural commodities
Sep 10, 2022
Reputations are always a trailing indicator of truth
Aug 23, 2022
Crypto and incentive design with MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab’s Christian Catalini
Aug 17, 2022
VC 101: the denominator effect
Aug 03, 2022
How new communities are propelling the future of tech + bio
Aug 01, 2022
Maybe the world is effing amazing and I am just reading the wrong things
Jul 25, 2022
How health tech startups are responding to the post-Roe world?
Jul 23, 2022
The United States has never won a conflict with the hardware that it had going into it
Jul 15, 2022
How will AI art generators affect human creativity?
Jul 09, 2022
Shoving the rocket into space with your bare hands
Jul 02, 2022
Vaporware skepticism
Jun 25, 2022
Lazy tech analogies
Jun 18, 2022
Alternate Histories and GPT-3
Jun 17, 2022
Marginal Stupidity
Jun 14, 2022
The ESG Mirage
Jun 11, 2022
Jonathan Haidt on American structural stupidity and the post-Babel world (Part 1)
Jun 04, 2022
Jonathan Haidt on how tech can change social media and save democracy (Part 2)
Jun 04, 2022
Speculative fiction is a prism to understand people
May 26, 2022
Will Malthus or human ingenuity win out in these chaotic times?
May 21, 2022
If you’re not solving for pain, then what the hell are you doing?
May 17, 2022
Risk, Bias and Decision Making: Pre-mortems
May 14, 2022
Risk, Bias and Decision Making: People never change their minds
May 14, 2022
Risk, Bias and Decision Making: Defying the odds
May 14, 2022
Risk, Bias and Decision Making: Hot hands
May 14, 2022
Shredding the endowment investing playbook w/Scott Wilson, CIO of Washington University in St. Louis
May 07, 2022
The future of biotech is moving from bench to beach
Apr 30, 2022
Chip demand and the future of the climate with Mythic AI’s Mike Henry
Apr 23, 2022
Redlines for diplomacy and business with former USSOCOM commander Tony “T2” Thomas
Apr 16, 2022
The VC Power Law with CFR senior fellow Sebastian Mallaby
Apr 09, 2022
Is web3 really just looking for Web 2.5?
Apr 05, 2022
Josh Wolfe on “There will be chaos, and that chaos will be caused by people”
Apr 02, 2022
Rethinking the science of science funding with Sam Arbesman
Mar 31, 2022
Episode 01: Silicon Valley’s dependence on American foreign policy
Mar 25, 2022
Episode 0: A Pod is Born, Alife is Funded, and A Decade is Defined
Mar 22, 2022