Second Sam Harris Podcast on Coronavirus: A Discussion with Dr. Amesh Adalja

Sam Harris has followed up yesterday’s podcast, a coronavirus discussion with Dr. Nicholas Christakis of Yale University, with a second podcast about coronavirus.

This one, released today, is a discussion with Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease specialist affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

Here is a link to today’s podcast.

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Joe Rogan and Sam Harris Both Released New Episodes of Their Popular Podcasts About the Coronavirus Pandemic Today

Two major heavy hitters in the podcast world—Sam Harris and Joe Rogan—released podcasts today that focused on the global coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Rogan’s guest today was infectious diseases expert Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Osterholm dispels several myths and misconceptions about the coronavirus, and the podcast is well worth a listen!

Sam Harris interviewed Dr. Nicholas Christakis of Yale University, and they had a wide-ranging conversation about various aspects of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, including a discussion of how Donald Trump is politicizing the public health crisis and imperiling U.S. citizens. Again, a highly recommended listen!

If you are looking for an easy, conversational entry into coronavirus, have a listen to one or both podcasts. If you only have time for one, pick the Sam Harris one, as the Joe Rogan one is longer and wanders off into other topics, such as prion diseases, probiotics, and Lyme disease.

I Am a Guest on the VR in Education Podcast with Craig Frehlich

Yesterday evening, I had an enjoyable, wide-ranging conversation with Singapore-based teacher Craig Frehlich on his VR in Education podcast, about the intersection of social VR and education. (He had discovered me via that article that Patty Marx wrote for the Dec. 9th, 2019 issue of New Yorker magazine.)

Here’s a link to the 30-minute episode if you want to have a listen.

Here’s a link to all Craig’s podcasts to date, and to his Twitter and blog. Thank you for having me on your show as a guest, Craig!

I Am This Week’s Guest on The Drax Files Radio Hour, Talking About Douglas Rushkoff’s Article and Social VR

On Saturday I was a guest of Bernhard Drax (a.k.a. Draxtor Despres in Second Life and Sansar) on his long-running weekly podcast, The Drax Files Radio Hour.

We talk about Douglas Rushkoff’s provocative article, Most VR is Total Bullshit. But Drax and I also discussed many other topics in social VR, including mentions of Sansar, High Fidelity, AltspaceVR, VRChat, Rec Room, Decentraland, and the forthcoming Facebook Horizon. We also talk a fair bit about Facebook in general—and Drax takes me to task for rejoining the Facebook social network!

Here’s a link to the podcast. It’s about an hour long. Enjoy!