80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin

We just put up a new compilation of ten core episodes of the show

80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin

We recently launched a new podcast feed that might be useful to you and people you know.

It's called Effective Altruism: Ten Global Problems, and it's a collection of ten top episodes of this show, selected to help listeners quickly get up to speed on ten pressing problems that the effective altruism community is working to solve.

It's a companion to our other compilation Effective Altruism: An Introduction, which explores the big picture debates within the community and how to set priorities in order to have the greatest impact.

These ten episodes cover:

  • The cheapest ways to improve education in the developing world
  • How dangerous is climate change and what are the most effective ways to reduce it?
  • Using new technologies to prevent another disastrous pandemic
  • Ways to simultaneously reduce both police misconduct and crime
  • All the major approaches being taken to end factory farming
  • How advances in artificial intelligence could go very right or very wrong
  • Other big threats to the future of humanity — such as a nuclear war — and how can we make our species wiser and more resilient
  • One problem few even recognise as a problem at all

The selection is ideal for people who are completely new to the effective altruist way of thinking, as well as those who are familiar with effective altruism but new to The 80,000 Hours Podcast.

If someone in your life wants to get an understanding of what 80,000 Hours or effective altruism are all about, and prefers to listen to things rather than read, this is a great resource to direct them to.

You can find it by searching for effective altruism in whatever podcasting app you use, or by going to 80000hours.org/ten.

We'd love to hear how you go listening to it yourself, or sharing it with others in your life. Get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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