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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
 
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On this episode, we welcome Jeff's man-crush, Vincent Racaniello from the This Week in Virology Podcast. We discuss the Covid-19 virus, the vaccine, if boosters are needed, what's safe to do & what's not, and how the media is covering the pandemic among other things. After the interview, we have a short wrap up discussion. Links: Rogan & Sagura: ht…
 
Artificial Intelligence Podcast Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Viruses can diversify to infect anything because they can break into cells and steal proteins The most lethal virus is actually rabies which will kill you if you get it; fortunately, it’s slow to develop and also also the only virus that can be treated after exposure (bite) SARS-CoV-2 is d…
 
Travis Oliphant is a data scientist, entrepreneur, and creator of NumPy, SciPy, and Anaconda. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Novo: https://banknovo.com/lex – Allform: https://allform.com/lex to get 20% off – Onnit: https://lexfridman.com/onnit to get up to 10% off – Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and us…
 
Christopher Lockhead's Follow Your Different Podcast Notes Key Takeaways “Curiosity embodies what is exciting about creativity. No matter what you make, you get to learn something new.”– Sarah Stein Greenberg Society needs to accept more unconventional approaches to success, more roads to act on curiosity “There is a whole new era of what it looks …
 
Travis Stevens is the 2016 Olympic Judo silver medalist and BJJ black belt. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Justworks: https://justworks.com – Indeed: https://indeed.com/lex to get $75 credit – MasterClass: https://masterclass.com/lex to get 15% off – Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex and use code LEX to get sp…
 
Jay McClelland is a cognitive scientist at Stanford. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to get $15 credit – Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex to get early access – Uprising Food: https://uprisingfood.com/lex to get $10 off 1st starter bundle – Four Sigmatic: https://foursigmatic.com/lex and u…
 
Art of Manliness Podcast Notes Key Takeaways The most common biggest decisions are those related to career, marriage, and education Two important aspects to decision making are: how common they are, and how important they are when they happen. The decision that ranked as the most important: the decision to end a life “It seems like most of my big l…
 
Chadi and Caroline join TWiV to describe the potential epidemiological and evolutionary impacts of vaccine nationalism, and their modeling which emphasizes the importance of rapid equitable vaccine distribution for global control of the pandemic. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit and Brianne Barker Guests: Chadi Saad-Roy an…
 
In COVID-19 clinical update #80, Daniel Griffin reviews infections in children, masking, testing to limit transmission, high barrier for monoclonal antibody escape, are boosters needed, use of steroids, grants for long COVID, and how the pandemic unfolds in Africa. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcas…
 
Infinite Loops Podcast Notes Key Takeaways “What do I need to see to change my view? I’m always actively looking to disprove everything that I know, I’m dogmatically flexible”– Adam Robinson Continually correct your errors, don’t let beliefs overpower reason in your theses Embrace the possibility that you’re wrong, this leads to an ever-improving t…
 
Artificial Intelligence Podcast Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Check out Lex Fridman Podcast Read the full notes @ podcastnotes.org Jed Buchwald is a historian and philosopher of science at Caltech. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – GiveWell: https://www.givewell.org/ and use code LEX to get donation matched up to $1k – Thera…
 
The TWiVotopes review current evidence which does not show the need for widespread COVID-19 booster vaccination, and results of experiments to examine the replication and immune evasion of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Be…
 
Douglas Lenat is the founder of Cyc, a 37 year project aiming to solve common-sense knowledge and reasoning in AI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Squarespace: https://lexfridman.com/squarespace and use code LEX to get 10% off – BiOptimizers: http://www.magbreakthrough.com/lex to get 10% off – Stamps.com: https://stamps.…
 
Bankless Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Price in the future today – the future is closer than you think. Institutions keep looking backwards to support their investments rather than towards the future. Retail investors could be rewarded for their forward-thinking approach Many industries are approaching a sweet spot in their innovation S-curve ARK pre…
 
Huberman Lab Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is now called Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when it became clear there was a hyperactive component Despite the stereotype, people with ADHD can be hyper-focused but only focus attention on things of interest Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that underlies en…
 
The TWiP quadfecta solves the case of the Traveler With Watery Diarrhea, and reveals that a heat-shock response regulated by a transcription factor protects human malaria parasites from the high temperatures of fever. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Daniel Griffin, and Christina Naula Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, e…
 
Pod of Jake Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Crypto, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), and Discord make the internet feel young again with speculative exciting technology and communal intellectual exploration The more a community is involved in a crypto or NFT asset, the more likely sentiment is to gain momentum and increase value There is a limited capacity …
 
On Purpose with Jay Shetty Podcast Notes Intro Jay Shetty (@JayShettyIW) is a best-selling author, former monk, and purpose coach who strives to help wisdom go viral. In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty outlines 12 lessons he has learned over the last 12 months to thrive mentally and spiritually in the ever-changing modern times we are living…
 
Moment with Brian Koppelman Podcast Notes Key Takeaways It’s beautiful to never be satisfied, there’s no shame in simply enjoying the ‘game’, a restless pursuit of passion Don’t sabotage learning opportunities with preconceived judgments Say yes – you’ll never truly discover the potential hidden lessons without going through the experience “I feel …
 
Tim Hand joins Immune to discuss the work from his laboratory showing that environmental enteric dysfunction, a disease caused by chronic malnutrition and infection, and which is associated with reduced growth and oral vaccine failure, is controlled by an increase in intestinal regulatory T cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, Cynthi…
 
Virus hunter Mya Breitbart joins TWiV to describe her laboratory’s work on viruses in spiders, insects, millipedes, freshwater springs, seawater, plants, human feces and much more. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Dickson Despommier Guest: Mya Breitbart Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links fo…
 
Niels Jorgensen is a former New York firefighter for over 21 years, who was there at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2001. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – ROKA: https://roka.com/ and use code LEX to get 20% off your first order – MUD\WTR: https://mudwtr.com/lex and use code LEX to get 5% off – Magic Spoon: https://magicsp…
 
In COVID-19 clinical update #79, Daniel Griffin discusses clinical management guidelines, ER visits and hospitalization among children, infection and vaccine induced seroprevalence in the US, antibodies in Kenyan blood donors, infections after vaccination, anticoagulation for thromboprophylaxis, baracitinib efficacy, long-term symptoms in adults, a…
 
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