The Knowledge Project

The Knowledge Project

“This show is unique in that it actually delivers on what others promise.
It's interesting and practical in a way that is unobtrusive.”
— iTunes Review


The Knowledge Project is a podcast where Shane Parrish and his guests deconstruct actionable strategies that help you make better decisions, avoid stupidity, and live a better life. From business to wine and everything in-between — we cover it all. Have questions or a topic you’d like to see covered on the show? Hit reply to our weekly newsletter and let me know.


Episode 1: Michael Mauboussin on Intuition, Experts, Technology, and Making Better Decisions

Episode 2: Michael Lombardi on Decision Making, the Four Elements of Leadership, and the Difference Between Good and Bad Coaches

Episode 3: Sanjay Bakshi on Reading, Mental Models, Worldly Wisdom, and Investing

Episode 4: Jason Zweig on Writing, Risk, and Why Historical Perspectives Matter

Episode 5: Chris Dixon on Why Companies Fail, the State of Venture Capital, Artificial Intelligence

Episode 6: Philip Tetlock on the Art and Science of Prediction

Episode 7: Venkatesh Rao on the Three Types of Decision Makers, Mental Models, and How to Process Information

Episode 8: Julia Galef on Becoming More Rational, Changing Minds, and Filtering Information

Episode 9: Alexander Shelley on the Architecture of Music, the Popularity of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, and the Necessity of Music

Episode 10: Ryan Holiday on Reading, What It Means to Be a Stoic, and How to Take Notes

Episode 11: Véronique Rivest on How Sommeliers Taste, the 20-Minute Rule, Starting a Wine Group and So Much More

Episode 12: Pedro Domingos on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Episode 13: Morgan Housel on Investing and Life.

Episode 14: Samuel Arbesman on Complex Adaptive Systems and the Difference between Biological and Physics-Based Thinking

Episode 15: Field Trip (Greece), Parts one and two.

Episode 16: Naval Ravikant on Reading, Happiness, Systems for Decision Making, Habits, Honesty and More

Episode 17: Rory Sutherland on the Psychology of Advertising, Complex Evolved Systems, Reading, Decision Making

Episode 18: Marc Garneau on the Future of Transportation

Episode 19: Ed Latimore on The Secret to a Happy Life

Episode 20: Adam Grant (recorded)

Episode 21: Susan Cain (recorded)

Episode 22: Gary Taubes