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The Portal Podcast #042: Cashing Out My Trump and IDW Positions

Transcript Hello, You’ve found The Portal. I’m your host Eric Weinstein, and I’m still trying to lie low until this election cycle is concluded given that, in particular, the threat of being booted off the platforms like Twitter for intellectual non-compliance looms over us all. If you have any questions about whether self-censorship is real, […]

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My absence, the tech platforms, the 2020 election, Jean Seberg, and Article 58

This essay appears in audio format at the beginning of The Portal Podcast, Episode 41. Hello all.  The subject of this audio essay is my absence, the tech platforms, the 2020 election, Jean Seberg and, oddly enough, article 58 of the former Soviet Union’s Russian Penal Code.  I don’t want to say too much quite […]

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Optics

This essay appears in audio format at the beginning of The Portal Podcast, Episode 39. Hi, it’s Eric with this episode’s audio essay. The subject today is “Optics”. I want to try to use this essay to formulate a simple law for social media, but to do so, I would like to put it within […]

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The Coming U.S. Election

This essay appears in audio format at the beginning of The Portal Podcast, Episode 37. Hello, it’s Eric with a few thoughts this week on the coming US election before we introduce this episode’s main conversation. Now, I should say upfront that this audio essay is not actually focused on the 2020 election, which is […]

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The Death and the Afterlife of the Blues

This essay appears in audio format at the beginning of The Portal Podcast, Episode 36. Hello, it’s Eric. I wanted to talk about the death and the afterlife of the blues. Now, the difficulty in talking about the blues is that people do not have a common picture of what I mean. Some will hear […]