Philosophical Mathematics, Logic, and the Limits of Formal Systems In Episode 11 of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Ray Monk. Ray Monk is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton in the UK, where he lectures on logic, philosophical mathematics and the philosophy of Wittgenstein. He is presently a visiting Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute. A prolific biographer, professor Monk has written books on the philosophers and mathematicians Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, as… Listen >>
Episode on Diplomacy, War, and Anarchy In Episode 10 of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Carne Ross. Carne is the founder of Independent Diplomat, aich advises dozens of democratic countries and political groups on using diplomacy to achieve their foreign policy goals. In his former capacity as a British diplomat, Carne worked on the Middle East, the global environment, weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. He served in British embassies within Germany, Norway, Kosovo, Afghanistan and the… Listen >>
Ep. 9: A History of the Federal Reserve and the chairmanship of Alan Greenspan with Sebastian Mallaby
Episode Summary for Federal Reserve In Episode 9 of the Hidden Forces Podcast, Demetri Kofinas explores the history of the Federal Reserve under the chairmanship of Alan Greenspan. His guest for the hour is Sebastian Mallaby. Sebastian is a writer, commentator, and chronicler of financial and economic history. He is the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a contributing columnist for the Washington Post. His interests cover a wide variety… Listen >>
Episode Summary on Cybersecurity In Episode 8 of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speak with cybersecurity expert and cyber safety advocate, Josh Corman. Josh is the founder of I am The Cavalry, an advocacy group actively engaged in addressing some of the most pressing issues of public safety and threats to human life on the Internet today. He is also the Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. Josh Corman is part of the 2016 Cybersecurity… Listen >>
Episode Summary for Complexity Theory In Episode 7 of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with one of the pioneers in complexity theory and complexity science, W. Brian Arthur. Brian Arthur has long been associated with the Santa Fe Institute, having served on its board of trustees and its board of science. He has been described by Fortune Magazine, as “one of the country’s leading economic thinkers,” and he is best known for his pioneering work on the operation… Listen >>
What drives the changes we see in the world? What are the hidden forces that influence our lives? Markets, algorithms, the frontiers of physics, culture, technology, space travel, the human mind…
My name is Demetri Kofinas, and I’ve spent the better part of my life asking these questions. I built my career in media obsessing over them. For me, this has always been a quest to discover the true nature of my world, where I come from and where I’m going. This podcast is about uncovering and understanding the mystery of a world that is so rich and beautiful in its design and function, that to not wonder at its magnificence is to miss something profound.
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