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Do Explain is a conversational podcast centered around questions of individual and collective human progress. Originally inspired by the visionary worldview of David Deutsch, the podcast has expanded into a lighthearted exploration of growth and progress in all its forms. Common discussion topics include the nature of mind, meaning, and knowledge; technologies of personal transformation; and the future of human flourishing. Hosted by the irrevocably curious dickhead, Christofer Lövgren.
 
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Christofer and micro-celebrity Aella speak about exploring one's mind in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Aella's ten months of doing acid, deconstructing identity, embodiment, her four categories of enlightenment, belief construction, holding on to ideas, twitter-questions, and other related topics. Aella is a sex worker, blogger, and cont…
 
This is part 3 of a series where Christofer investigates the ideas of David Chapman with his friend Jake Orthwein. The material covered is mainly from Chapman's two books: 'Meaningness' (meaningness.com) and 'In the Cells of the Eggplant' (metarationality.com). In the third episode they focus on the different ways Chapman and Sam Harris speak about…
 
Christofer and entrepreneur Aaron Nesmith-Beck speak about practical tips for having a useful psychedelic experience in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss if using drugs is cheating, dealing with bad/challenging trips, ceremonial containers for a trip, nested arcs, fractal insights, tripping in a group, psilocybin retreats in Holland, DMT, QR…
 
Christofer and entrepreneur Aaron Nesmith-Beck speak about the transformative powers of psychedelics in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss how nice Canadians really are, common objections to using psychedelics, Aaron's most memorable psychedelic experiences, Atman Retreat, tripping solo or with a sitter, crying as a therapeutic tool, bodymind…
 
Christofer and executive coach Joe Hudson speak about resisting positive emotions in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss crying at bus stops, laughing, dealing with anger, the shadow, inherent goodness, original sin, love what you do vs. do what you love, parts work, and other related topics. Joe Hudson is a sought after executive coach and cr…
 
This is part 2 of a series where Christofer investigates the ideas of David Chapman with his friend Jake Orthwein. The material covered is mainly from Chapman's two books: 'Meaningness' (meaningness.com) and 'In the Cells of the Eggplant' (metarationality.com). In the second episode they focus on why the search for a universal theory of epistemolog…
 
This is part 1 of a series where Christofer investigates the ideas of David Chapman with his friend Jake Orthwein. The material covered is mainly from Chapman's two books: 'Meaningness' (meaningness.com) and 'In the Cells of the Eggplant' (metarationality.com). In the first episode they focus on problematic cognitivist assumptions that undergird mu…
 
Christofer and executive coach Joe Hudson speak about emotional fluidity in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss fishing in Alaska, the value of being impartial in conversation, connection, repressed emotion and physical tension, rationality vs. emotion, improving decision making, cognitive deconstruction, enlightenment, non-duality, the self, …
 
Christofer, Walter Veit, Dennis Hackethal, and Matt Guttman speak about whether animals are sentient in this episode of Do Explain. Walter argues "yes", Dennis argues "no" and Matt argues that the hard problem really is hard. They discuss the difference between sentience and consciousness, the special way humans learn, consciousness as a binary jum…
 
Christofer joins Josh Levent on the Humans podcast (Josh's episode description below): "Christofer Lövgren calls himself the irrevocably curious dickhead. Born and raised in Sweden, he grew up playing with Legos, Gameboy and Trading Cards. When he was 5 he picked up the guitar from his granddad and fell in love with it. He only gave it up at age 19…
 
Christofer, Marek Doyle and Dr. Purvi Parikh speak about the COVID-19 vaccines in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss their effectiveness/efficacy, CDC's change in reporting of breakthrough infections, methodological limitations of certain studies, vaccine safety, comparing COVID-19 with the flu, natural immunity, self-reporting, and other rel…
 
Christofer joins Ben Chugg and Vaden Masrani on the Increments podcast (their episode description below): "Christofer Lövgren, host of the marvelous Do Explain podcast and the world's most famous Swede (second perhaps only to that Alfred fellow with the peace prize), joins us on the pod to teach us how podcasting is really done. And how to pronounc…
 
Christofer and writer Jake Orthwein speak about the interaction between self and the world in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Jake's Youtube-channel, the tension behind your face, nonduality, monism and Cartesian dualism, embodiment, the difference between conjectural knowledge and knowledge by acquaintance, representation, existential ben…
 
Christofer and podcaster Ben Chugg speak about probability and prediction in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Pascal's mugging, bayesian decision theory, historicism and cliodynamics, AI-risk, immortality, moral cluelessness, and other related topics. Ben Chugg is a research fellow at Stanford law school. He has a background in math and com…
 
Christofer and podcaster Ben Chugg speak about evolutionary psychology in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss listening to podcasts at faster speed, information addiction, the role of neurobiology, impatience, the fun criterion, universal explainers, the salience of memory/speed in intelligence, and other related topics. Ben Chugg is a researc…
 
Christofer and CEO Mathias Sundin speak about how the world is getting better in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss bitcoin, anti-dancing laws, Starcraft, why Mathias got into politics, bad criticism, human potential, law of Jante, echo chambers, social media, AI, the importance of progress, extreme poverty, colonizing space, idea sex, moral …
 
Christofer and writer Sarah Fitz-Claridge speak about romantic relationships in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss problems with open relationships, why the standard take on monogamy is mistaken, the importance of commitment, relationship as a knowledge-creating institution, depth vs. breadth of knowledge, sexual connection, cheating, genetic…
 
Christofer and writer Jake Orthwein speak about the mind and introspection in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss meditation, empiricism, suffering, the self, dzogchen vs. vipassana, non-duality, free will, perception, computation, logic, correspondence theory of truth, and other related topics. Jake Orthwein is a writer and filmmaker based in…
 
Christofer and communicator Brett Hall speak about epistemological misconceptions in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss the nature of knowledge, morality, bayesianism, objectivism, free will and the self, meditation and empiricism, the fun criterion, probability, people being equally creative, autism, evolutionary psychology, incrementalism, …
 
Christofer and writer Jake Orthwein speak about David Chapman's critiques of rationality and potential problems with Deutschian critical rationalism in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss their common adoration for Sam Harris, meaning, nebulosity and pattern, representational view of mind, concrete activity vs. abstract reasoning, realism, ont…
 
Christofer and communicator Brett Hall speak about the explanatory power of people in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Brett's history, the double-slit experiment, wave-particle duality, quantum theory, fungibility and multiverses, computational and explanatory universality, why the brain must be a computer, optimism vs. pessimism, common e…
 
Christofer and psychiatrist Michael Golding speak about psychiatry in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss psychiatric diagnosis, physiology and psychology, capitalist vs. buddhist antidepressants, faulty error-correction in a mind, if psychiatry is explanationless, misconceptions about the field, effectiveness of different therapies and drugs,…
 
Christofer and researcher Carlos De la Guardia speak about a knowledge-based view of the world and have a silly goose time in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss separating the art from the artist, morality, accents, humor, music, writing, how to think about making plans, memes, machine learning, AGI, and other related topics. Carlos De la Gua…
 
Christofer and motivational coach Matt Goldenberg speak about heaven vs. enlightenment-oriented motivation and demonstrate some emotional processing centered around memory reconsolidation theory in this episode of Do Explain. They also discuss the difference between unconditional and conditional love, and other related topics. Matt Goldenberg is a …
 
Christofer and motivational coach Matt Goldenberg speak about how to overcome procrastination and build non-coercive motivation systems in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss the mechanism of procrastination, coercive vs. non-coercive motivation, why most productivity systems fail, why self-love matters, practical tips and exercises, Memory Re…
 
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