Merry Christmas! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy:
1. My epic new podcast conversation, with Andy Matuschak.
2. If you're looking for a last minute Christmas gift for an intellectually curious loved one, then look no further than a subscription to The Podcast Reader.
3. 'Lionel Messi Is Impossible', a 2014 article for FiveThirtyEight by Ben Morris.
4. 'The Antikythera Mechanism: A Shocking Discovery from Ancient Greece', a lecture by Dr Tony Freeth. Via David Deutsch.
5. 'Should we care about people who need never exist?', The Economist tackles population ethics.
6. 'I, Pencil: My Family Tree', Leonard E. Read's classic 1958 short story.
7. '2022 was filled with progress and optimistic news', a recent Warp News article by Mathias Sundin.
8. 'From Hindu Growth to Productivity Surge: The Mystery of the Indian Growth Transition', a 2004 paper by Dani Rodrik and Arvind Subramanian. Via Navneeraj Sharma.
9. 'Confirmation Bias', a video from Tim Minchin's show Back.
Have a lovely Christmas and holiday break,