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Luke Burgis — What Drives Human Desire? (EP.50)

Infinite Loops

Release Date: 06/03/2021

Adam Robinson & Bill Brewster — Disproving Your Thesis (EP.65) show art Adam Robinson & Bill Brewster — Disproving Your Thesis (EP.65)

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In this episode of Infinite Loops, we have not one but two phenomenal guests: Adam Robinson and Bill Brewster! Adam is the co-founder of "The Princeton Review," an author, a rated chess master, and advisor to hedge funds. Bill is the host of "The Business Brew" podcast, a long-form podcast focusing on how investors can improve their decision making. We talk about: Choosing your words carefully How reliable are memories? Chess: Intuitive or Rational? Managing the Shannon Limit Walking with the data and much more! Learn more about Adam on his website: and listen to Bill's podcast here:

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Rob Henderson — Evolution of Social Hierarchies (EP.64) show art Rob Henderson — Evolution of Social Hierarchies (EP.64)

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In this edition of Infinite Loops, we spoke with Rob Henderson. Rob is a veteran and a PhD candidate in Psychology, at the University of Cambridge. We talk about: Growing up in foster care and overcoming a "tough" childhood Role of a military stint in early adulthood Luxury beliefs Role of media in shaping identities America's export of cultural ideas and MUCH more! Follow Rob on Twitter at and read his essays about the many aspects of human behavior here:

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Packy McCormick — The Great Online Game (EP.63) show art Packy McCormick — The Great Online Game (EP.63)

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In this episode of Infinite Loops, we speak with Packy McCormick, author of the Not Boring newsletter. We discuss many aspects of the Great Reshuffle like: UBI with crypto Designing new money How to increase crypto adoption Will NFTs go mainstream? Future of work and workspaces And MUCH more! Follow Packy on Twitter at and subscribe to his newsletter at

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Chris Williamson — Embracing Your Weirdness (EP.62) show art Chris Williamson — Embracing Your Weirdness (EP.62)

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Chris Williamson is the host of the Modern Wisdom podcast, a YouTuber, TEDx Speaker, and an ex-professional Party Boy! We have a wide ranging discussion with Chris in this episode of Infinite Loops, including topics like: The need to explore different ideas Impact of The Great Reshuffle Genetic Behaviorism Cultural difference in US vs UK Getting good at 'Networking' And a LOT more! Follow Chris on his Twitter here: and listen to his podcast on his YouTube channel:

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Tom Morgan — Curation in the Age of Information Abundance (EP.61) show art Tom Morgan — Curation in the Age of Information Abundance (EP.61)

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In this episode of Infinite Loops we have Tom Morgan with us. Tom is the Director of Content and Communications at the The Knall/Cohen/Pence Group and a stellar knowledge curator. We speak about: Following your interests Operating in complex adaptive systems Winner-take-all effects in the creator economy Rethinking 'Education' Flaws in binary thinking And a LOT more! Follow Tom on his Twitter here: and read his articles at:

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Massimo Marinelli — Premier League Economics & Sports Investing (EP.60) show art Massimo Marinelli — Premier League Economics & Sports Investing (EP.60)

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Marinelli is an Executive Board Member at Aser Ventures, the majority owner of Premier League team Leeds United Football Club. Massimo is also on the Leeds United Board of Directors. In this episode, we speak about: ·        The economics of soccer and the Premier League ·        Aser’s decision to invest in Leeds United ·        Differences in EPL & NFL finances ·        COVID's impact on sporting events ·        Merchandising and Social Media in sports ·       ...

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Linda Lebrun — The Substack Economy (EP.59) show art Linda Lebrun — The Substack Economy (EP.59)

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In this episode of Infinite Loops we speak with Linda Lebrun, Director of Finance & Investing Writer Recruitment at Substack. We talk about: Writing and earning on Substack Going from 'Platform owning people', to 'People owning platforms' The end state of publishing Tips for new writers Getting good at cold outreach And a LOT more!  Follow Linda on Twitter at: and kick start your own Substack here:

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Johnny Nelson — Past, Present, and Future of Social Media (EP.58) show art Johnny Nelson — Past, Present, and Future of Social Media (EP.58)

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In this episode of Infinite Loops we speak with Johnny Nelson, @generativist, on the state of Social Media and the Internet. We discuss about: Managing your attention Algorithms: Good or bad? Censorship on social media What will make people adopt a new social platform? Is history an accurate predictor of the future? And a LOT more!  Follow Johnny on Twitter at: and read his essays here:

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Brian Muraresku — Unravelling History's Best Kept Secret (EP.57) show art Brian Muraresku — Unravelling History's Best Kept Secret (EP.57)

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In this episode of Infinite Loops we speak with Brian Muraresku, New York Times Best Selling author of "The Immortality Key: the Secret History of the Religion with No Name". We discuss: Role of women in early Christianity Mysticism of the ancient wine The political war on drugs The rise of Archeochemistry Classical education in the 21st century And a LOT more! Know more about Brian and his work from his website: and follow him on Twitter at

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Dan Rasmussen — Crises Investing (EP.56) show art Dan Rasmussen — Crises Investing (EP.56)

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In this episode of Infinite Loops we speak with Dan Rasmussen, founder and CIO of Verdad Advisers. We discuss: Bubbles vs. Crises Investing in Emerging Markets Identifying when "value investing" works, and when it doesn't Theory vs. Practice And a LOT more! Follow Dan on Twitter at and learn more about Verdad Advisers here:

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In this episode of Infinite Loops we spoke with Luke Burgis, author of the book 'Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life'. We talk about:
  • Needs vs. Desire
  • The current state of social media
  • 'Celebristan' and 'Freshmanistan'
  • How to identify fake "experts"
  • Scapegoating and Mimetic Violence 
  • And a LOT more!

Follow Luke on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lukeburgis and get his newly-released book 'Wanting' from: https://lukeburgis.com/wanting/