A list of EA-related podcasts

Pod­casts are a great way to learn about EA. Here’s a list of the EA-re­lated pod­casts I’ve come across over the last few years of my pod­cast ob­ses­sion.

I’ve split them up into two cat­e­gories:

  1. Strongly EA-re­lated pod­casts: Pod­casts run by EA or­gani­sa­tions or oth­er­wise ex­plic­itly EA-re­lated.

  2. Pod­casts fea­tur­ing EA-re­lated epi­sodes: Pod­casts which are usu­ally not EA-re­lated but have some epi­sodes which are about an EA idea or in­ter­view­ing an EA-al­igned guest.

Please add to the com­ments any pod­casts that I have missed. I am always ex­cited to find out about more in­ter­est­ing pod­casts!

Strongly EA-re­lated podcasts

  • Do­ing Good Bet­ter Pod­cast- Five short epi­sodes about EA con­cepts. Pro­duced by the Cen­tre for Effec­tive Altru­ism. No new con­tent since 2017.

  • The Life You Can Save Pod­cast- Epi­sodes from Peter Singer’s or­gani­sa­tion that fo­cus on alle­vi­at­ing global poverty. The lat­est epi­sodes are in­ter­views with EA or­gani­sa­tion staff.

  • The Tur­ing Test—The newly restarted EA pod­cast from the Har­vard Univer­sity EA group. In­ter­views with EA thinkers in­clud­ing Brian To­masik on ethics, an­i­mal welfare, and a fo­cus on suffer­ing, and Scott Weathers on Char­ity Science Health.

  • 80,000 Hours Pod­cast—Robert Wiblin leads long-form in­ter­views (up to 4 hours) with in­di­vi­d­u­als in high im­pact ca­reers. This pod­cast re­ally gets into the weeds of the most im­por­tant cause ar­eas.

  • Global Op­ti­mum—An in­for­mal pod­cast by pro­fes­sional psy­chol­ogy re­searcher, Daniel Gam­ba­corta. Dis­cussing psy­chol­ogy re­sults that can help you be­come a more effec­tive al­tru­ist. There is usu­ally no ex­tra padding in this pod­cast, it’s straight to the point.

  • Fu­ture Perfect Pod­cast—The pod­cast part of Vox Me­dia’s Fu­ture Perfect pro­ject. Dy­lan Matthews leads scripted dis­cus­sions about in­ter­est­ing and hope­fully effec­tive ways to im­prove the world.

  • Mo­ral­ity is hard—Michael Dello Ia­covo in­ter­views guests about top­ics re­lated to effec­tive an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy.

  • Fu­ture of Life Pod­cast—In­ter­views with re­searchers and thought lead­ers who the Fu­ture of Life In­sti­tute be­lieve are helping to “safe­guard life and build op­ti­mistic vi­sions of the fu­ture”. They in­clude a se­ries on AI al­ign­ment and a re­cent se­ries on cli­mate change.

  • Wild­ness—A new pod­cast of Wild An­i­mal Ini­ti­a­tive. Nar­ra­tive epi­sodes based around a theme rele­vant to wild an­i­mal welfare re­search, typ­i­cally in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple in­ter­views with an­i­mal welfare re­searchers.

  • EARa­dio—hun­dreds of au­dio record­ings from EA Global talks. Some epi­sodes are hard to fol­low due to the miss­ing vi­sual in­for­ma­tion that is used in pre­sen­ta­tions.

  • Sen­tience In­sti­tute Pod­cast - New pod­cast on effec­tive an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy.

Pod­casts fea­tur­ing EA-re­lated episodes

*Edited to in­clude hy­per­links.