Weekend Reading & Selected Links

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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,