Introducing The Jim Rutt Show

The Jim Rutt Show is an interview podcast series examining cutting-edge thinking in science and technology and the future of our economic, political and social systems and institutions. New episodes are released weekly, more or less.

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19 thoughts on “Introducing The Jim Rutt Show

  1. Hi Jim
    I’ve been enjoying your podcast for over a year now jumping in at the end and working back to the beginning. After listening to the series with Tyson Yunkaporta and reading SandTalk I came across 32 words for field by Manchán Magan it struck me that Manchán is the Irish Tyson Y. It brings up some interesting words for defining physical space fields were described in terms of carrying capacity of the land rather that space. He ties in the integration of language into place which reminded me of the descriptions of hunting spots you described on one or more podcasts. It also brings in the ancient irish civil laws (brehon law) as another organising system. Manchán appears to be a protob’er. Happy to join the dots, it’s ireland so the degrees of separation are small. Slán Gar

  2. Given your interest in the Fermi Paradox, you should consider interviewing David Kipping of Columbia University. He recently published a paper on the Bayesian analysis of the underlying issues.

  3. Jim, you already know I’m a huge fan. I have a suggestion – there’s this other podcast that I listen to called My Favorite Murder. Because covering the stories takes them sometimes over an hour or several episodes to complete, you can’t listen to the whole thing in one fell swoop. Every so often, they do mini-sodes that are only a half-hour long. So when I’m surfing their channel, if I know I have time to settle in, great, I’ll listen to a long one. If I’m only planning a 30 min walk or a short drive, I catch a mini-sode. I think you should consider adding the same format to yours but call them something like Jim Rutt’s Shorts. 🙂 They could either be shorts from a specific window of time from one of your longer podcasts or your guest is given :20-:30 to bang out their thoughts on one thing.

  4. Hi Jim,
    I’ve just discovered your podcast, and found this conversation very interesting.
    I was alarmed, however at the way in which you both totally dismissed MMT!
    I’ve been learning about MMT for a year or so and can attest that it’s absolutely not a bunch of crazies!
    Please take the time to learn something about this vital way of understanding how our economic system works, how that knowledge is currently being exploited, and how it could be used to massively improve the lives of everybody, but particularly ordinary people.
    A great place to start is Stephanie Kelton’s book “The Deficit Myth” You really should know about this stuff, it’s truly game changing.
    All the best with your podcast.

  5. Just found this podcast while scrolling for new ideas. Cant wait to listen! Your last name stood out to me. Its my maiden name. Dont hear of many Rutts.

  6. Hi Jim, loving your podcast and just finished the three part with Zak Stein (and also read his book). I wanted to suggest an interview with David Gray as a follow up on the idea of education and a focus on the unschooling philosophy. I think he could contribute a valuable pov on the ‘Who decides?’ question. Check out his book ‘Free to Learn’ and consider bringing him on the show. Thanks!

  7. Jim, I see all these things, yet I never hear the magic I hope for, our language of provocation.
    For years I have used ‘non violent communication ‘ on social media, yet I am largely an introvert who learned to communicate.
    I am nervous to talk in public, just like our first nations, this is not because of weakness, it is because of projection and ‘correctness’ to dominate the outcome, or the put down of another’s character and not hear the messenger.
    Also please realize, the best solutions always arrive from outside the box, this is because the box merely becomes a silo and self silo of congratulatory ideals.
    I and my meek friends run the most successful repair café in Canada, yet just like our first nations, we do not seek popularity, as popularity is unsustainable. The other thing I heard you discuss.
    So about popularity, well, it turns out, the 150 friendships is too high, I pegged it at 120 as this is a human number division of the 3. The 3 is the human number, before the invention of ‘zero’. But deep thinking will be required, just as is with ‘non violent communication’. I wonder and pray somehow people will begin to understand why when all else fails, humans run to the indigenous for help and learn true democracy of the land, and human numbers.

  8. Have become a huge fan of your podcast in the past month or 2 – now on ‘heavy rotation” with Sam Harris, Eric Weinstein and other articulate, insightful and provocative podcasts.
    Guest request: Margaret Wheatley (recent book: “Who Do We Choose to Be?”, very “GameB” adjacent, and any of the more articulate advocates for Integral Theory and the maps/frameworks under that umbrella (Ken Wilber, Jeff Salzman, Robb Smith, Mark Forman and others).
    Thanks for an outstanding podcast and a consistently great guest list! Have reviewed you on Apple’s podcast site and have shared with friends.

  9. Just started listening to this podcast. I never leave podcast comments, just ratings, but this is simply fantastic, one of the best podcasts I’ve listened too. I’m the target demographic and some of the theoretical stuff is almost out of my grasp, but is worth the focused attention some of them require. Have had my head blown a couple of times, which rarely happens listening to a podcast – had to pull off the freeway in one instance. The guests are stellar intellectuals or practitioners in disciplines that outside of mine, but they are reigned in appropriately. Its comforting to know these people are out there thinking about this stuff.

  10. This is a terrific show and I would be glad to support it. Every episode leaves me with more books and blogs to read, which is fabulous. So it would be nice for us all if you added a media list (books, videos, other podcasts) that came up in discussion to your summary area. Key names and so on can miss some of these items, and I often listen where I cannot stop and write them down. Thanks for considering. Keep up the great work!

  11. Jim — kudos on the show, the content is excellent.

    However, the audio quality has been overmaximized/boosted to such an extent that I find it almost unlistenable. I was listening to the David Brin episode for a bit last night but stopped because of the sound quality.

    You are clearly using some kind of limiter/maximizer on the audio, which is fine, but you need to dial it WAY back so it’s just kicking in a little bit. As it is, EVERY WORD IS SO LOUD THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU AND YOUR GUEST ARE BOTH YELLING AT ME WHEN I LISTEN TO IT. Also any dynamics/expressiveness/emphasis in speech is lost when you use such an extreme compression setting.

    FWIW I am an audio professional and know something about these topics…would hate to see your show get less attention than it deserves because of the sound quality.

    1. Hi Sarah. Thanks for listening. Dr. Jill Tarter is our next podcast, scheduled for release Monday, September 23rd. In the next two months, we’ll have interviews with startup specialist Sara Kindsfater-Yerkes, workplace consultant Bonnitta Roy, complexity expert Jessica Flack, and filmmaker Nora Bateson, all of whom identify as women. Please feel free to suggest guests we should go after. Thank you!

      Producer, The Jim Rutt Show

  12. I used to work for you at Pinpoint Publishing. There was a startup that was ahead of its time. I’m glad to see you are still at the leading edge.

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