IntellectInterviews Posts

August 12, 2021

Cal Newport’s book Deep Work is a highly praised productivity hack bible that provides you with the right tools to lose distractions and practice your ability to stay focused on the important, valuable work that needs to be done. A must-read for anyone who wants to improve their work output.

August 10, 2021

Kwame Anthony Appiah is a British-Ghanaian philosopher who spent many years thinking and writing about identities, such as race, ethnicity, class and gender. These are highly discussed topics in today’s society and Appiah shares his views on how to think about these matters.

May 16, 2021

Dr. Sara Seager is an astronomer at the MIT and one of the world’s leading experts when it comes to the search of exoplanets and analysis of their atmospheres. In this interview she talks about space, phosphine on Venus, rouge planets, exoplanet research and what would constitute sufficient evidence for extraterrestrial life.

March 14, 2021

Elisabeth Masur recently celebrated her 93rd birthday. 76 years ago she turned 17 inside the fences of Auschwitz. The horrors that she and the other victims lived through are incomprehensible. In this interview she shares her memories with the hope that nothing similar will ever happen again. Never forget.

February 7, 2021

The President of the Mars Society and author of The Case for Mars, Robert Zubrin, shares his thoughts on the effects of the space race, the goal of space exploration, NASA, extraterrestrial life, Elon Musk and of course a lot about Mars. He also reviews the movie The Martian (2015).

November 28, 2020

Postmodernism has become a cornerstone in feminism, critical race theory and queer theory. It is central for social justice warriors and the woke. Social constructivism and Michel Foucault are praised while science and the belief in a non-relative truth are questioned. Helen Pluckrose, co-author of Cynical Theories, guides us through the difficult philosophical concept of Postmodernism.

September 29, 2020

Arguably the worst crimes against humanity since the Holocaust are currently ongoing in East Turkestan, the Chinese region known as Xinjiang. The Uyghurs are victims of a genocide, ordered by the Chinese regime. Torture, rape and mass sterilization are some of the methods being used. Omer Kanat is the executive director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project and he explains what is happening, why it is happening and how we can stop it.

August 19, 2020

Tim Luce is the Chief Scientist at ITER – the world’s largest fusion energy project. If this collaboration of 35 nations ends up being successful, it might be the most important step in the history of human kind when it comes to energy. Fusion may very well change the world forever.

July 13, 2020

Anthony Magnabosco is a guru of Street Epistemology – a conversation method which is used to investigate the reasons people have for believing something is true, just by asking questions. The interest of watching him practice Street Epistemology with random people is big, proven by the fact that his YouTube channel has more than 50 000 subscribers

June 9, 2020

The philosophy of Stoicism has been around for thousands of years, but over the last decades its popularity has skyrocketed. Dr. William B. Irvine has is a philosopher and author with expertise in Stoicism. In this article he guides us through this philosophy and explains how it can help us to live a happier life.