The “Lex Fridman Podcast” delves into fascinating discussions with some of the world’s brightest minds on business, science, history, intelligence, technology, philosophy, love, power, and more. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT (and beyond), working on human-robot interaction, autonomous vehicles, and machine learning.
Since 2018, the “Lex Fridman Podcast” has released over 260 episodes and counting. Stream the series in any order with standalone episodes featuring guests. The average episode runs under 3 hours long, and Lex provides timestamps marked with conversation topics in each episode’s description in case you’re looking to hear about a specific thing. Conversations get philosophical when Lex asks most guests about their definitions of love, death, mortality, and the meaning of life.
Podsauce host Alesha learned about the “Lex Fridman Podcast” from a seat neighbor on a recent flight and shared this series as her podcast pick this week. Alesha listened to the Roger Reaves episode all about the notorious drug smuggler who worked for Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel. Reaves unpacked the assassination of Barry Seal, prison time, gave advice to young people, reflected on his life of crime, and more.
In other episodes, Lex spoke with Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter and the founder and CEO of Square. They discussed cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and Square. Kevin Systrom, the co-founder and former CEO of Instagram, joined Lex to share the platform’s origins, selling Instagram to Facebook/Meta, love, and the meaning of life.
Noam Chomsky spoke with Lex about cognition, language, and deep learning. As a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist, Chomsky is one of the world’s most cited scholars.
In December 2021, Pfizer’s Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla stopped by to discuss vaccines, safety, booster shots, mandates, antivirals, and the future. Lex hosted a nationalism vs. individualism debate with Yaron Brook, an objectivist, and Yoram Hazony, a national conservative, in episode #256.
Elon Musk joined Lex Fridman for an episode covering Robotics, AI, Tesla Autopilot, Mars, SpaceX, and more. “Wait But Why” blog creator Tim Urban recently discussed Neuralink technology, Elon Musk, AI, aliens, free speech, and the future. He explored how the brain processes film and music, his formula for reading more, and avoiding procrastination. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA spoke with Lex in October 2021 to discuss chess, AI, creativity, kung fu, and more.
For insightful interviews, check out the “Lex Fridman Podcast” wherever you listen to your favorite shows. You can find video versions of Lex’s interviews on his YouTube channel.