I love podcasts. There is no other long-form medium where interesting people get to explore ideas in a free flowing format – uncensored. At their best you feel as though you’re eavesdropping on a private conversation.
Eric Weinstein’s “The Portal” is a case in point, and this particular episode really tweaked my mind. Eric (and his brother Brett) are both extraordinarily brilliant humans whose curiosity leads them to very interesting places. Nothing interesting is off limits.
On this episode Eric is talking to his friend of many years Stephon Alexander, a physicist and jazz musician who played with Ornette Coleman. They share a wide-ranging conversation over two hours with a couple of bottles of red wine, and I would be lying if I said I understood all of it. But holy fuck is it interesting.
The fact that this stuff is available for free is just mind-blowing.