Ep. 208 Ben Recht on the Humble Side of Machine Learning

Our guest is Ben Recht, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and co-author with Moritz Hardt of Pattern, Prediction, and Action: A Story About Machine Learning soon to be published by Princeton University Press but already freely available as a pdf format pre-print here. We discuss his work and perspective on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Ben Recht: Twitter and webpage

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Ep. 207 A Conversation with Andrew Bostom

Our guest is Dr. Andrew Bostom, an academic physician also known as “The Researcher Brown University Doesn’t Want You to Know About.” We discuss his life experience as an academic physician with politically conservative views, his opposition to the pandemic response, and his recent suspension from Twitter.

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Andrew Bostom: Twitter

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  • Andrew Bostom’s blog

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  • Ep. 192. A Conversation with Viral Myalgia

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Ep. 205 Stanley Goldfarb on Taking CRT Out of the Exam Room

Our guest is Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, author of the recently-released Take Two Aspirins and Call Me By My Pronouns, a book that details the intrusion of critical race theory and identity politics into medical education and medical practice. He is a former Associate Dean for Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and returns to the show to discuss his book and the new organization that he is leading to push back against the new trend.

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Stanley Goldfarb: Twitter

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  • Ep. 102 Curriculum Subverted: An Academic Leader Pushes Back Against Woke Medicine (with Stanley Goldfarb)
  • Ep. 140 Amy Wax on Wokeness in Medicine
  • Ep. 149 James Lindsay: Critical Race Theory, Post-Modernism, and Medicine

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Ep. 204 Maternal Mortality: Statistics and Realities, with Steven Calvin

Our guest is Steven Calvin, a maternal-fetal medicine physician who is currently serving on the US HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM). Dr.Calvin has 40 years of experience in the field and is the founder and medical director of the Minnesota Birth Center. We have a wide-ranging conversation discussing trends in maternal mortality, COVID and pregnancy, and the role of midwives in the ecology of obstetric care.

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Steven Calvin: Bio at the Charlotte Lozier Institute and Minnesota Birth Center

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Ep. 203 Why Non-Compete Clauses Turn Patients Into Property, with Amy Doherty

Our guest is Dr. Amy Doherty who was issued a restraining order from her former employer for allegedly violating a non-compete clause. She received the order a week after opening her new practice in an underserved area.

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Amy Doherty: Practice website, FaceBook page, and personal blog

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  • “Divine Savior suit seeks to stop doctor from opening a Portage practice” (report in the Portage Daily Register)

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  • Ep. 80 How to Rollback Bad Healthcare Laws (with Marcelo Hochman)
  • Ep. 18 A Doctor Fights Against CON Laws (with Gajendra Sign)

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Ep. 202 Ian Miller on the Global Failure of Mask Mandates

Our guest is Ian Miller, author of Unmasked: The Global Failure of COVID Mask Mandates, a detailed chronicle of 24 months of arbitrary, wholly inconsistent, and grossly unscientific mask mandates. 

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Iam Miller: Twitter and Substack

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Ep. 200 Public Health and Conservatives: Time for Affirmative Action?

Our guests are University of Chicago Professor Harold Pollack and Robert Graboyes, Senior Fellow at the Mercatus Center discussing the place of conservatives in public health.

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Harold Pollack: Twitter and Website

Robert Graboyes: Twitter and Website

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