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    #340 – Chris Tarbell: FBI Agent Who Took Down Silk Road

    We must recognize the risks of cyber-attacks, the power of mass surveillance, and the need to find a balance between security and freedom in the digital world to protect ourselves from cyber-attacks.

    enNovember 22, 2022

    About this Episode

    Chris Tarbell is a former FBI special agent and cybercrime investigation specialist who brought down Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road, and Hector Monsegur (aka Sabu) of LulzSec and Anonymous. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - True Classic Tees: https://trueclassictees.com/lex and use code LEX to get 25% off - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20% off - ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/lexpod to get 3 months free - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off - Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/lex to get 25% off premium EPISODE LINKS: Hacker And The Fed podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/hacker-and-the-fed/id1649541362 Naxo: https://naxo.com/who-we-are PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (08:05) - Silk Road (18:28) - Mass surveillance (22:40) - Operation Onion Peeler (27:56) - Hacker Avunit (38:45) - Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road (51:29) - Edward Snowden (53:33) - NSA surveillance (1:05:40) - Silk Road murders (1:14:26) - Dark web (1:18:28) - Ross Ulbricht's arrest (1:26:27) - Aaron Swartz (1:29:45) - Donald Trump and the Mar-a-Lago raid (1:32:50) - Tech companies and censorship (1:41:49) - War in Ukraine (1:45:47) - Anonymous and LulzSec (1:55:59) - FBI (1:59:00) - Personal threats (2:04:47) - Hector Monsegur a.k.a Sabu (2:17:57) - Cyber attack threats against civilians (2:34:45) - Most secure operating system (2:38:33) - Cyber war (2:46:28) - Advice for young people (2:51:39) - FBI's credibility (3:00:10) - Love

    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • In cyber crime investigations, it is important to track down IP addresses and cash flow in order to effectively apprehend criminals.
    • By understanding how criminals operate, law enforcement agents can use their experience and knowledge to prevent them from committing further illegal activities.
    • Technology can be used for both good and bad, and it is important to protect individual freedoms to ensure that we can speak up and protest if something is wrong.
    • Technology can be used to bring about positive change with the right techniques and social engineering.
    • Understanding the mindset of criminals, both caught and uncaught, is key to developing better strategies to combat cyber crime.
    • Talking to criminals can be difficult but rewarding, as it can provide insight into motivations, ethics, and their view of the world, as well as weaknesses in the world's security infrastructure.
    • When dealing with criminal organizations, it is important to be prepared and meticulous in order to gather the necessary information and build a rapport with the criminals.
    • Trust is almost non-existent in the criminal world, and recording oneself doing bad things can be used against them in the court of law. Logs can help uncover the person behind a crime.
    • Be aware of your online activity and make sure to only do things you are proud of and willing to make public, in order to stay away from any potential legal implications and maintain a good reputation.
    • We must be mindful of our actions, as they can have consequences that can last for years and affect both ourselves and others.
    • We must recognize the risks of cyber-attacks, the power of mass surveillance, and the need to find a balance between security and freedom in the digital world to protect ourselves from cyber-attacks.
    • Criminals can be caught on the internet if they make mistakes as simple as posting their name and email out there.
    • Hiring smarter people and understanding the perspectives of others are essential for making successful decisions.
    • The war on drugs has caused much suffering, and it is important to understand both sides of the argument and its lasting effects.
    • The dark web is a complex and anonymous digital space which offers potential for people who want to protect their privacy, but also poses a challenge for law enforcement to track down criminals due to the anonymity of the users.
    • A kind, human approach can help to settle a person and make them more willing to cooperate. It is important to recognize the humanity of the person arrested, even going so far as to show kindness.
    • Chris Tarbell's experience as a FBI Agent during the investigation of a high-profile criminal demonstrated his ability to remain professional while still engaging in human conversation with the criminal. He was also able to gain insight into the criminal's character, which helped him to complete the case.
    • The FBI has an important role in upholding the law, but it is not always easy to make the distinction between what is legal and what is ethical.
    • The FBI must remain professional and unbiased in order to ensure their investigations are conducted fairly and accurately, regardless of personal and political views.
    • Even in the face of hate, stay true to yourself and continue to search for the love that connects us, even if it hurts.
    • Taking the time to connect with people and learn their stories can help us gain a deeper understanding of the pain, loss, and suffering they experience, and help us work to prevent violence in the future.
    • Technology can be fun, but it is important to keep ethical considerations in mind as it can have serious consequences.
    • In the digital world, it is essential to be mindful of our actions and the consequences they may have. Journalists play an important role in verifying information and catching cyber criminals, but must be aware of the ethical considerations that come with such an approach.
    • Being a criminal online requires a special kind of skill set involving a wall of lies and deception to protect oneself and one's identity, but also remembering who one really is and staying true to oneself. It is important to be prepared for any situation and to take extra precautions for safety.
    • Anyone can become a successful hacker, regardless of background or appearance. The US justice system is tough on criminals, making it hard for them to operate.
    • With the correct techniques, dedication, and luck, even the toughest cases can be solved.
    • By becoming an informant, Sabu was able to avoid a potential 125 year sentence and gain insight into the world of hacking, while also receiving protection from the FBI.
    • Investing in security measures and staying informed of the risks is essential to staying safe from cyber threats.
    • Companies must have appropriate onboarding procedures and access control for their employees and must properly configure the tools available to them to gain the most benefit from two-factor authentication and other security measures in order to protect their data and reputation.
    • Recognize the risk of cyber attacks and take steps to make it harder for hackers by using a secure password, a password manager, a guest network, and regular password updates.
    • Security is an important part of our lives and there are many ways to protect our private information, such as using passwords with special characters and regularly updating security patches. It is also important to log out of our computers when we are not using them. Taking these steps will help us keep our information safe.
    • Segmenting networks, encrypting drives and creating clones of yourself are important steps to take for protecting your data and guard against malicious threats. The most secure operating system cannot be universal; it is best to take the one that is easiest and secure it to the best of your ability.
    • Cyber security needs to be taken seriously and smart people must be aware of the risks to prevent panic from spreading if something dramatic happens.
    • It is important to take necessary precautions to protect your personal information from being tracked by Big Tech companies and to understand the basics of cyber security from experts like Chris Tarbell, who has had experience in the FBI and Google, and to treat criminals with compassion.
    • We should consider the values we stand for and the words we use to express them, and strive to be the best versions of ourselves online. Cybersecurity is an important field and we should be aware of its implications.
    • Despite the difficulties, Chris Tarbell was able to evolve over time and become an FBI agent. It is inspiring to see how some hackers can overcome their past and become leaders. Relationships and family may be a factor in making the switch from hacking to a managerial role.
    • Cherish the Time You Have With Your Loved Ones
    • Love is a powerful force that can inspire tremendous change in individuals, and it can shape life in profound ways.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Unmasking the Dark World of Cyber Crime

    A former FBI Special Agent, Chris Tarbell, tracked down and arrested two of the world's most influential cyber criminals.He explained the phenomenon of Silk Road - a dark market website, where one could buy anything except guns and fake degrees - and how it allowed users to anonymize their transactions.He also shared the worst thing he had seen on the website - a posting for baby parts.Chris also highlighted the importance of tracking down IP addresses and cash flow in cyber crime investigations.He also talked about Russ Albrecht's libertarian viewpoint, which allowed people to do what they wanted with their lives, and the censorship system he used to select what was okay and not okay on his website.

    Investigating Criminal Activity With Innovative Cyber Security

    Crime is a serious issue that has a legal code in our society.However, criminals have a different moral code.Chris Tarbell, a former FBI agent, had to investigate a hacker and found a lot of records on a server.The hacker was part of the Silk Road, an online platform that allowed users to buy and sell drugs out of an ideology of freedom.Tarbell took an innovative cyber security approach to investigate.He found out that Tour, an anonymous communication system, was used to hide the identity of the criminals.He eventually put an end to the illegal activities on Silk Road.By understanding how criminals operate, Tarbell was able to use his experience and knowledge to prevent them from doing more harm.

    Balancing Mass Surveillance and Individual Freedoms

    The power to access information is a double-edged sword.On one hand, it can help us protect vulnerable people and make our world a safer place.On the other hand, it can be used to take away our freedom and privacy.Chris Tarbell's experience of using technology to track down child exploitation is a stark reminder of this.It is clear that mass surveillance has its pros and cons, but we must always remember to protect individual freedoms, so that we can protest and criticize the government if something is wrong.We should strive to use technology for good, while still preserving our rights to privacy.

    The Power of Technology and Social Engineering

    The power of technology has given us a platform to express our voice and opinions.This powerful tool has been used to bring down even the president of the United States of America.Chris Tarbell used this technology to investigate the Silk Road case using the Tor browser, which is encrypted and provides anonymity by using layers of encryption.This made it difficult to decrypt the data, but with the right techniques and social engineering, it was possible to follow the trail and investigate the case.This shows the power of technology and how it can be used to bring about positive change.

    Combatting Cyber Crime with Mindset Analysis

    Cyber crime and social engineering are major concerns in the digital world.Criminals are becoming increasingly savvy in their techniques and the FBI are constantly having to find new ways to keep up with them.In this case, the FBI had a partner who was able to use his skills to work his way up to being a system admin of a site, allowing them to glean a lot of information.They were able to track down the Dread Pirate Roberts using a Jabber server and deducing from the time zone he was in.However, there was one criminal who eluded them, AV unit, who was very tech savvy and still remains at large.Despite their best efforts, some criminals still manage to evade those trying to catch them.It is important to understand the mindset of criminals, both caught and uncaught, in order to develop better strategies to combat cyber crime.

    Gaining Insight Through Understanding the Mind of a Criminal

    Talking to criminals can be a difficult but rewarding experience.It can be hard to tell if the person is telling the truth, as even the most skilled criminals can lie mixed with half-truths.However, through the gaps, we can learn about their motivations, ethics, and their view of the world.Even if it means wearing a bag over your head to meet them, it is still a worthy effort to understand the mind of a criminal.If done ethically, it can be beneficial to understanding the weaknesses of the world's security infrastructure and how to improve it.Ultimately, it is a way to gain insight into the human condition.

    The Story of the Silk Road: Caution and Preparation are Key

    The story of the Silk Road shows us the importance of being cautious when dealing with criminal organizations.Chris Tarbell, an FBI agent, was tasked with tracking down the people behind the Silk Road.He had to learn the ins and outs of the network, who was involved and how.He had to build a rapport with one of the criminals, Hector, to get the information he needed.Through his investigations, he found out that a secret service agent called AV Unit was at the core of the organization and was setting up the infrastructure.Chris was surprised when Hector told him AV Unit was a secret service agent, and he realized he was in over his head.Despite the complexity of the case, he finally gathered all the information and arrested the criminals.This story teaches us to be prepared and meticulous when dealing with large criminal networks.

    A Fragile Relationship: Crime and Trust

    Crime and trust has always been a fragile relationship.Ross was tricked into buying fake IDs, only for federal agents to knock on his door.Chris Tarbell realised that in this criminal world, trust was almost non-existent and that Ross had to require people to send their IDs for trust.He was lonely and anxious, trapped in a world where everyone was focused on him and he couldn't tell anyone the truth.Despite the risk of being caught, Ross was motivated by the growing financial stability of the Silk Road and the idea of becoming one of the richest people in the world.Chris Tarbell warned people against recording themselves doing bad things, as it can be used against them in the court of law.He also emphasised the importance of logs and how it helped him find the person behind the Silk Road.

    The Importance of Being Mindful in the Digital World

    Chris Tarbell's experience in Iceland shows us the importance of being mindful of our actions.Although it may be difficult to erase all traces of online activity, we should strive to ensure that anything we do in the digital world is something we are proud of and willing to make public.This can help us stay away from any potential legal implications and maintain a good reputation.

    Taking Responsibility for Our Actions

    Being responsible for our actions is a lesson we must learn early on.We must remember that what we post online, say in chat logs, or email can be seen by many people, and will remain as evidence for years to come.My friend's daughter was kicked out of college because of something she posted in high school, so this is a great example of why we must be careful with what we post.We must understand the consequences of our actions and take responsibility for them.In the case of Edward Snowden, his actions may have been well intentioned, but the consequences of his actions were not.We must all be aware of how our actions can affect us and others, and make sure to take responsibility for them.

    Balancing Security and Freedom in the Digital World

    As technology advances, so do the risks of cyber-attacks.It is important to remember that everyone is a potential target for cyber-attacks and that we must protect ourselves and our digital lives.It is essential to recognize the dangers of the digital world, how much we are under attack, and how difficult it is to defend against these attacks.We must also remember that governments can abuse the power of mass surveillance to control their citizens for political reasons.It is important to find a balance between security and freedom, and to remember the importance of transparency and checks on power.All of these steps can make us more secure and help protect us from falling victim to cyber-attacks.

    Tracking Down Ross: An Anonymous Case That Required a Three Prong Approach

    The FBI had tracked down the location of Ross, the creator of the Silk Road, using Google searches and electronic surveillance.They were able to find a post on a help forum from someone named Frosty and a Gmail address associated with it.This was the clue that connected Frosty to the Philadelphia backup server and eventually to Iceland.The case was big enough for the FBI to fly Chris, the investigator, down to DC to meet with the director and the president of the United States.Although the arrest was not broadcasted, Chris was able to make a name for himself in the Bureau for the anonymous case.The case was so big that it required a three prong approach for the takedown.This case showed that criminals can be caught on the internet if they make mistakes as simple as posting their name and email out there.

    The Power of Smarter Hires and Understanding Perspectives

    Ross had dictatorial control of the site and he couldn't give it up.Chris Tarbell was not very smart on his own, but he was able to hire smarter people than him to get the job done.He sent a team to Iceland and France to get the Bitcoins and seize the site.He also had to attend a deconfliction meeting to decide if the murder investigations should be pushed forward.At the end, it was decided that the sweat equity of the other agencies were more important than the investigation of the murders.This teaches us the importance of hiring smarter people and the importance of understanding the other's perspective when making decisions.

    The War on Drugs and Its Lasting Effects

    The war on drugs has caused much suffering in the world.Chris Tarbell's story of a father who lost his son to drugs bought on the Silk Road resonates with this message.However, the internet meme of Ross's photo proves that the world is still rewarding bad behavior.The argument can be made that legalizing all drugs could make the world a better place, but Chris Tarbell disagrees.He believes that it would make it more difficult for people, especially children, to access drugs.The outcome of taking down the Silk Road is uncertain, but it is clear that it increased the number of people who are aware of crypto and onion sites.Overall, this story shows the importance of understanding both sides of an argument and the lasting effects of the war on drugs.

    Challenging Law Enforcement: Navigating the Dark Web

    The dark web is a complex and anonymous digital space which can be used for criminal activity.Law enforcement has seen it as a challenge to track down criminals, as the anonymity of the users makes it almost impossible to trace their actions.The FBI has gone after the dealers, but it would have been difficult to de-cloak them all.Ross Albrecht was one of the first to operate in this space, but today's criminals have learned from his mistakes, making them much more competent and harder to track down.The dark web remains a challenge for law enforcement, but it also offers a lot of potential for people who want to protect their privacy and access content that is not available in their country.

    The Power of Kindness and Compassion in Difficult Situations

    In his role as a law enforcement officer, Chris Tarbell learned that it is important to be compassionate and open with those he is arresting.He discovered that a kind, human approach can help to settle a person and make them more willing to cooperate.He also learned that it is important to recognize the humanity of the person arrested, even going so far as to buy breakfast for Ross Ulbricht in order to show him kindness.Chris' approach demonstrates the power of kindness and compassion in difficult situations.

    FBI Agent Chris Tarbell: Walking the Line Between Human Conversation and Respect for Rights

    Chris Tarbell was a FBI agent assigned to the case of a high-profile criminal.During the investigation, he had to be careful to only have conversations with the criminal and not question him, to ensure that the case was not compromised.Even after the criminal was caught, Chris was still able to have a human-to-human conversation, while still reminding the criminal of his rights to a lawyer.Chris gained insight into the criminal's character, as he offered Chris a large amount of money to let him go and also expressed regret for his actions.Chris has not had any contact with the criminal since, but knows that he is in prison somewhere in Arizona.Despite the case being made into a movie, Chris believes that Hollywood does not accurately portray the complexity and genius of the story, and that instead it should be a Netflix series.

    Navigating the Gray Area Between Legal and Ethical

    The FBI has an important role in upholding the law, but it's not an easy job.They have to make tough decisions between what is legal and what is ethical.Aaron Schwartz, for example, broke the law for an ethical ideal and was punished harshly for it.Chris Tarbell, an FBI agent, reflects on this, noting that his job is to enforce the law and that he had no choice but to take the documents of Donald Trump.This difficult situation shows that sometimes there is a gray area between legal and ethical, and the FBI has to navigate it carefully.

    The FBI's Need to Remain Professional and Unbiased

    The FBI is a complex organization that must abide by the law and follow the chain of command.Despite personal and political views, they must remain professional and unbiased while investigating and collecting evidence.In the case of Mark Zuckerberg and Joe Rogan's podcast regarding potential foreign interference, it appears that the FBI was only trying to warn Facebook to be aware of any suspicious activity.However, it could be interpreted as a political agenda and it is unclear if this was the FBI's intention.It is important for the FBI to remain professional and unbiased to ensure that their investigations are conducted fairly and accurately.

    Facing Criticism in Search of Love

    The power of technology and the bubbles that come with it can make us forget the power of human empathy and compassion.We must try to take a step back and question our assumptions and be open to criticism and growth.It can be tough to face criticism, but it's important to remember that even in the face of hate, we should stay true to ourselves and continue to search for the love that connects us.Even if it hurts.

    Connecting with People to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Suffering

    The world can be a harsh place, filled with violence, hatred, and tragedy.It can be difficult to understand the motivations of those who commit evil acts, especially from afar.But by taking the time to connect with people and learn their stories, we can gain a deeper understanding of the pain, loss, and suffering they experience.Chris Tarbell's story of going to Ukraine and seeing so much loss is an example of this.He saw firsthand the pain of war and how it can devastate civilian lives.He understood that war and evil are two sides of the same coin, and that it's hard to fathom how people can treat each other so poorly.By understanding the stories of those impacted by violence, we can better work to prevent it in the future.

    Remembering Ethical Considerations While Having Fun with Technology

    Anonymus was a hacker group that formed in 2010-2011, who went after people they thought were corrupt.They had a mission to take down corruption, but also developed a sense of fun by taking over Twitter accounts and releasing major breaches.While their intentions were originally good, they could easily go too far and hurt people.It is important to remember to keep ethical considerations in mind while having fun and using technology, as it can have serious consequences.

    The Responsibilities of Journalists in the Digital Age

    In the digital world, it is easy to lose track of what is right and wrong.The internet can be used to spread misinformation and jokes, while still having real victims.It is the responsibility of journalists to be the adult in the room, to slow down and to think deeply about what is true or not.They can do this in a way that still generates clicks, as there is a hunger for truth.Moreover, undercover investigations can be a useful tool for catching cyber criminals, yet there are a lot of thresholds to be aware of before utilizing this approach.In this digital age, it is essential to be mindful of our actions and the consequences they may have.

    Challenging Skill Set of Being a Criminal Online

    Being a criminal online requires a special kind of skill set.You have to be able to build a wall of lies and deception to protect yourself and your identity.However, you also have to remember who you really are, and stay true to yourself.Chris Tarbell, an FBI agent, found this to be quite a challenge.He wore a suit and tie every day to show people he was taking the moment seriously.But eventually, his face and name were recognized and he had to stop working on cases.He even had to make a difficult phone call to his wife when his and his kid's names were put on a website for assassination.He had to take it seriously and take his family to a safe house.The FBI took extra precautions to secure it.It was a frightening experience, but it showed the importance of being prepared.

    A Success Story of an Unlikely Hacker

    Hector's story is a powerful example of how anyone can become a successful hacker.He grew up in the lower East side of New York and taught himself how to hack with computers that were left out on the street.Even though he did not fit the Hollywood stereotype of a hacker, he had a big personality and charisma which enabled him to be successful.We can learn from Hector's story that anyone can be a successful hacker, regardless of how they look or where they come from.Moreover, the US justice system is tough on criminals and those who break the law are punished severely, which makes it harder for criminals to operate in the US.

    Uncovering Sabu: The FBI's Dedication to Solve a Tough Case

    The FBI agents use their skills of disguising, surveillance and investigation to track down Sabu, the leader of "Fuck FBI Fridays".They found out he was from New York through a tip and tracked him down to his grandmother's house.They met him at a McDonald's, started talking and he told them about all his criminal activities including the aol break-in.They offered him a deal to provide information about Sabu, which he accepted.Through investigation and 10 million ips, they found out Sabu's location and sent a team of agents to his apartment.The agents used surveillance methods, like using baby strollers, to blend in and apprehend Sabu.It goes to show that with the right techniques, dedication, and luck, even the toughest cases can be solved.

    Sabu Avoids 125 Year Sentence by Becoming an FBI Informant

    FBI agent Chris Tarbell was in pursuit of a hacker known as Sabu.Chris and his team had no equipment, so they stopped at NYPD for a ballistic shield and battering ram.When they arrived at Sabu's house, he tried to social engineer them, but the FBI team stayed strong and eventually he revealed himself.Chris offered Sabu the option to become an informant and he agreed, avoiding a potential 125 year sentence.Sabu provided the FBI with insight into the world of hacking, and even after all his help, he still made enemies who could be a risk to his safety.The FBI provided Sabu with security to protect him.

    Stay Up-To-Date on the Latest Technology and Security Practices

    Cybersecurity is a big threat for companies and individuals alike.It is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and security practices.Companies and individuals should be aware of the risks and take steps to protect themselves.Criminals have access to sophisticated tools and strategies to access data and exploit vulnerabilities.There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but implementing security measures and staying informed is essential.Taking the time to invest in security will pay off in the long run and ensure peace of mind.

    Implementing Proper Onboarding Procedures and Access Control

    Security is of utmost importance for companies of all sizes.Companies must have appropriate onboarding procedures and access control for their employees.Two-factor authentication can help protect against credential stuffing and other malicious activities.It's important to ensure that two-factor authentication is not overly inconvenient for legitimate users, but still a challenge for hackers.Properly configuring the tools that are available are key to gaining the most benefit from them.Companies should be aware of the reputational harm that can come from data being stolen and make sure they have the right measures in place to protect it.

    Taking Steps to Protect Yourself in the Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks

    In today's digital world, the risk of cyber attacks is constantly growing.It is important for individuals to take steps to protect themselves.Education is key in understanding the threat and staying safe.Start by recognizing the risk, then taking steps to make it harder for hackers.Use a secure password for all accounts, and use a password manager to help keep track of them.Make sure passwords are long and include special characters.Finally, set up a guest network in your house, and update passwords regularly.With these simple steps, you can help protect yourself from the growing threat of cyber attacks.

    Keeping Our Information Safe Through Security Patches and Regular Updates

    Security is an important part of our lives and there are many ways to protect our private information.We can use passwords with special characters like a, b, and c to make them more secure.However, there are still weaknesses that can be exploited by hackers.We can't do much about zero-day attacks, but we can protect ourselves with regular updates and security patches.It's also important to log out of our computers when we aren't using them, as physical access to our systems can be easily obtained.Taking these steps will help us keep our information safe.

    Protecting Against Insider Threats and Malicious Threats

    Security is a significant concern in our digital world, and Chris Tarbell demonstrated its importance.He advised segmenting networks to protect against insider threats, such as his children mindlessly downloading executables.He also suggested encrypting drives and creating clones of yourself to spread information.Chris highlighted that the most secure operating system can't be universal and the best option is to take the one that is easiest and secure it as much as possible.This is an important lesson to remember in order to protect your data from malicious threats.

    Understanding the Threat of Cyber Attacks

    Cyber security can have serious consequences if not taken seriously.Chris Tarbell and his friend Hector provide an example of this through their podcast 'Hacker in the Fed'.Chris Tarbell used to be an FBI agent who arrested Hector for cyber crimes, however, Hector has since turned his life around and uses his knowledge for cyber security.Chris Tarbell warns of the potential for cyber warfare, and the importance of understanding the threat of cyber attacks.He emphasizes the need for smart people to be aware of the risks and to prevent panic from spreading if something dramatic happens.

    Understanding the Necessary Precautions for Cyber Security

    Cyber security is an ever-evolving field that requires caution and vigilance.With the ability to trace information and the US government having the freedom to blame anyone for cyber attacks, it is important to understand how to protect oneself from being tracked.Big Tech companies are continuously tracking our data and it is important to take necessary precautions to protect your personal information.Taking advice from experts like Chris Tarbell, who has had experience in the FBI and Google, can help us in understanding what to do in order to protect ourselves.Chris Tarbell also reminds us that criminals are human beings and should be treated with compassion.

    Being Conscious of Our Online Behaviour

    We all have the capacity to make mistakes, but it's important to be conscious of our online behaviour.As we navigate the world, we must consider the values we stand for and the words we use to express them.Young people in particular should take into account the lasting power of the internet, and never make or say something that they wouldn't want to be remembered for.Cybersecurity is a growing field with many job opportunities, and we should all strive to be the best versions of ourselves, even when we're interacting with friends.

    Overcoming Challenges in the FBI and the Hacking Culture

    It is natural to evolve over time, and strive to better yourself.For Chris Tarbell, his career journey led him to the FBI, although it wasn't always easy.Even with his appreciation for the FBI, Chris felt embarrassed at times.He developed a drinking problem due to the social aspects of his job and the brotherhood he felt with his co-workers.Although the FBI is trusted by some, it is distrusted and even hated by others, which is a difficult reality to accept.He was amazed when he got his badge and credentials and was thrilled to have the power to charge someone with a misdemeanor.For some hackers, the freedom of hacking culture leads them down a dark path.It is inspiring to see how some hackers can overcome their past and become leaders.Chris wonders what caused his friend to stop hacking and take the managerial route, but he believes it may have been due to relationships and family.

    A Loving Bond Between a Disabled Veteran and His Son

    Chris Tarbell shared a story of the loving bond between him and his father, who was a disabled veteran.Even when his father was in a wheelchair, he was still Chris' biggest fan, wanting to hear all about his life and career.Two days ago, Chris realized he never was able to tell his father all the stories he wanted to hear.His father passed away in the hospital during the start of the pandemic, and Chris was never able to have that heart to heart.His father taught him to press on, have a family, and do what he needs to do.Even though his father is no longer here, Chris is sure he makes him proud.This story teaches us the importance of cherishing the time we have with our loved ones.

    Realizing the Power of Love in One's Life

    Love is a powerful force that can inspire tremendous change in individuals.Chris Tarbell experienced this firsthand as he realized the immense love he felt for his children upon their arrival.His youthful perspective transitioned from career goals to understanding humanity and appreciating the power of love.This realization has shaped Chris' life in profound ways, and he hopes to pass this knowledge on to his kids.Lex Fridman was inspired by Chris' story and it is clear to him that Chris and his wife have an amazing relationship built on love.

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    #429 – Paul Rosolie: Jungle, Apex Predators, Aliens, Uncontacted Tribes, and God

    #429 – Paul Rosolie: Jungle, Apex Predators, Aliens, Uncontacted Tribes, and God
    Paul Rosolie is a naturalist, explorer, author, and founder of Junglekeepers, dedicating his life to protecting the Amazon rainforest. Support his efforts at https://junglekeepers.org Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - ShipStation: https://shipstation.com/lex and use code LEX to get 60-day free trial - Yahoo Finance: https://yahoofinance.com - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour - Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/lex to get $350 off - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/paul-rosolie-2-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Paul's Instagram: https://instagram.com/paulrosolie Junglekeepers: https://junglekeepers.org Paul's Website: https://paulrosolie.com Mother of God (book): https://amzn.to/3ww2ob1 PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (12:29) - Amazon jungle (14:47) - Bushmaster snakes (26:13) - Black caiman (44:33) - Rhinos (47:47) - Anacondas (1:18:04) - Mammals (1:30:10) - Piranhas (1:41:00) - Aliens (1:58:45) - Elephants (2:10:02) - Origin of life (2:23:21) - Explorers (2:36:38) - Ayahuasca (2:45:03) - Deep jungle expedition (2:59:09) - Jane Goodall (3:01:41) - Theodore Roosevelt (3:12:36) - Alone show (3:22:23) - Protecting the rainforest (3:38:36) - Snake makes appearance (3:46:47) - Uncontacted tribes (4:00:11) - Mortality (4:01:39) - Steve Irwin (4:09:18) - God
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    #428 – Sean Carroll: General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes & Aliens

    #428 – Sean Carroll: General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes & Aliens
    Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist, author, and host of Mindscape podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - HiddenLayer: https://hiddenlayer.com/lex - Cloaked: https://cloaked.com/lex and use code LexPod to get 25% off - Notion: https://notion.com/lex - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/sean-carroll-3-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Sean's Website: https://preposterousuniverse.com Mindscape Podcast: https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/ Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@seancarroll Sean's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seanmcarroll Sean's Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanmcarroll Sean's Instagram: https://instagram.com/seanmcarroll Sean's Papers: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Lfifrv8AAAAJ Sean's Books: https://amzn.to/3W7yT9N PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (11:03) - General relativity (23:22) - Black holes (28:11) - Hawking radiation (32:19) - Aliens (41:15) - Holographic principle (1:05:38) - Dark energy (1:11:38) - Dark matter (1:20:34) - Quantum mechanics (1:41:56) - Simulation (1:44:18) - AGI (1:58:42) - Complexity (2:11:25) - Consciousness (2:20:32) - Naturalism (2:24:49) - Limits of science (2:29:34) - Mindscape podcast (2:39:29) - Einstein

    #427 – Neil Adams: Judo, Olympics, Winning, Losing, and the Champion Mindset

    #427 – Neil Adams: Judo, Olympics, Winning, Losing, and the Champion Mindset
    Neil Adams is a judo world champion, 2-time Olympic silver medalist, 5-time European champion, and often referred to as the Voice of Judo. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - ZipRecruiter: https://ziprecruiter.com/lex - Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - MasterClass: https://masterclass.com/lexpod to get 15% off - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/neil-adams-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Neil's Instagram: https://instagram.com/naefighting Neil's YouTube: https://youtube.com/NAEffectiveFighting Neil's TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@neiladamsmbe Neil's Facebook: https://facebook.com/NeilAdamsJudo Neil's X: https://x.com/NeilAdamsJudo Neil's Website: https://naeffectivefighting.com Neil's Podcast: https://naeffectivefighting.com/podcasts/the-dojo-collective-podcast A Life in Judo (book): https://amzn.to/4d3DtfB A Game of Throws (audiobook): https://amzn.to/4aA2WeJ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (09:13) - 1980 Olympics (26:35) - Judo explained (34:40) - Winning (52:54) - 1984 Olympics (1:01:55) - Lessons from losing (1:17:37) - Teddy Riner (1:37:12) - Training in Japan (1:52:51) - Jiu jitsu (2:03:59) - Training (2:27:18) - Advice for beginners

    #426 – Edward Gibson: Human Language, Psycholinguistics, Syntax, Grammar & LLMs

    #426 – Edward Gibson: Human Language, Psycholinguistics, Syntax, Grammar & LLMs
    Edward Gibson is a psycholinguistics professor at MIT and heads the MIT Language Lab. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Yahoo Finance: https://yahoofinance.com - Listening: https://listening.com/lex and use code LEX to get one month free - Policygenius: https://policygenius.com/lex - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial - Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/edward-gibson-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Edward's X: https://x.com/LanguageMIT TedLab: https://tedlab.mit.edu/ Edward's Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4FsWE64AAAAJ TedLab's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@Tedlab-MIT PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (10:53) - Human language (14:59) - Generalizations in language (20:46) - Dependency grammar (30:45) - Morphology (39:20) - Evolution of languages (42:40) - Noam Chomsky (1:26:46) - Thinking and language (1:40:16) - LLMs (1:53:14) - Center embedding (2:19:42) - Learning a new language (2:23:34) - Nature vs nurture (2:30:10) - Culture and language (2:44:38) - Universal language (2:49:01) - Language translation (2:52:16) - Animal communication

    #425 – Andrew Callaghan: Channel 5, Gonzo, QAnon, O-Block, Politics & Alex Jones

    #425 – Andrew Callaghan: Channel 5, Gonzo, QAnon, O-Block, Politics & Alex Jones
    Andrew Callaghan is the host of Channel 5 on YouTube, where he does street interviews with fascinating humans at the edges of society, the so-called vagrants, vagabonds, runaways, outlaws, from QAnon adherents to Phish heads to O Block residents and much more. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - ShipStation: https://shipstation.com/lex and use code LEX to get 60-day free trial - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack - MasterClass: https://masterclass.com/lexpod to get 15% off - AG1: https://drinkag1.com/lex to get 1 month supply of fish oil Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/andrew-callaghan-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Channel 5 with Andrew Callaghan: https://www.youtube.com/channel5YouTube Andrew's Instagram: https://instagram.com/andreww.me Andrew's Website: https://andrew-callaghan.com/ Andrew's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/channel5 This Place Rules: https://www.hbo.com/movies/this-place-rules Books Mentioned: On the Road: https://amzn.to/4aLPLHi Siddhartha: https://amzn.to/49rthKz PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (08:53) - Walmart (10:24) - Early life (29:14) - Hitchhiking (40:49) - Couch surfing (49:50) - Quarter Confessions (1:07:33) - Burning Man (1:22:44) - Protests (1:28:17) - Jon Stewart (1:31:13) - Fame (1:44:31) - Jan 6 (1:48:15) - QAnon (1:54:00) - Alex Jones (2:10:52) - Politics (2:20:29) - Response to allegations (2:37:28) - Channel 5 (2:43:04) - Rap (2:44:51) - O Block (2:48:47) - Crip Mac (2:51:59) - Aliens

    #424 – Bassem Youssef: Israel-Palestine, Gaza, Hamas, Middle East, Satire & Fame

    #424 – Bassem Youssef: Israel-Palestine, Gaza, Hamas, Middle East, Satire & Fame
    Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian-American comedian & satirist, referred to as the Jon Stewart of the Arab World. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - AG1: https://drinkag1.com/lex to get 1 month supply of fish oil - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial - Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/bassem-youssef-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Bassem's X: https://x.com/Byoussef Bassem's Instagram: https://instagram.com/bassem Bassem's Facebook: https://facebook.com/bassemyousseftv Bassem's Website: https://bassemyoussef.xyz PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (06:30) - Oct 7 (36:59) - Two-state solution (52:37) - Holocaust (1:00:24) - 1948 (1:09:17) - Egypt (1:23:39) - Jon Stewart (1:25:51) - Going viral during the Arab Spring (1:49:55) - Arabic vs English (2:02:18) - Sam Harris and Jihad (2:07:25) - Religion (2:26:37) - TikTok (2:31:10) - Joe Rogan (2:33:07) - Joe Biden (2:37:33) - Putin (2:39:21) - War (2:44:17) - Hope

    #423 – Tulsi Gabbard: War, Politics, and the Military Industrial Complex

    #423 – Tulsi Gabbard: War, Politics, and the Military Industrial Complex
    Tulsi Gabbard is a politician, veteran, and author of For Love of Country. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Riverside: https://creators.riverside.fm/LEX and use code LEX to get 30% off - ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/lexpod to get 3 months free - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour - Notion: https://notion.com/lex Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/tulsi-gabbard-transcript EPISODE LINKS: For Love of Country (book): https://amzn.to/3VLlofM Tulsi's X: https://x.com/tulsigabbard Tulsi's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@TulsiGabbard Tulsi's Podcast: https://youtube.com/@TheTulsiGabbardShow Tulsi's Instagram: https://instagram.com/tulsigabbard Tulsi's Facebook: https://facebook.com/TulsiGabbard Tulsi's Website: https://tulsigabbard.com/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (07:14) - War in Iraq (15:00) - Battle injuries and PTSD (22:10) - War on terrorism (30:51) - War in Gaza (34:52) - War in Ukraine (38:38) - Syria (46:20) - Warmongers (55:40) - Nuclear war (1:11:08) - TikTok ban (1:23:13) - Bernie Sanders (1:28:08) - Politics (1:46:59) - Personal attacks (1:49:07) - God

    #422 – Mark Cuban: Shark Tank, DEI & Wokeism Debate, Elon Musk, Politics & Drugs

    #422 – Mark Cuban: Shark Tank, DEI & Wokeism Debate, Elon Musk, Politics & Drugs
    Mark Cuban is a businessman, investor, star of TV series Shark Tank, long-time principal owner of Dallas Mavericks, and founder of Cost Plus Drugs. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Listening: https://listening.com/lex and use code LEX to get one month free - Cloaked: https://cloaked.com/lex and use code LexPod to get 25% off - Notion: https://notion.com/lex - Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/mark-cuban-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Mark's X: https://twitter.com/mcuban Mark's Instagram: https://instagram.com/mcuban Cost Plus Drugs: https://costplusdrugs.com Shark Tank: https://abc.com/shows/shark-tank Dallas Mavericks: https://www.mavs.com PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (11:10) - Entrepreneurship (26:03) - Shark Tank (36:29) - How Mark made first billion (1:02:39) - Dallas Mavericks (1:08:05) - DEI debate (1:43:58) - Trump vs Biden (1:46:20) - Immigration (1:55:53) - Drugs and Big Pharma (2:11:53) - AI (2:16:05) - Advice for young people

    #421 – Dana White: UFC, Fighting, Khabib, Conor, Tyson, Ali, Rogan, Elon & Zuck

    #421 – Dana White: UFC, Fighting, Khabib, Conor, Tyson, Ali, Rogan, Elon & Zuck
    Dana White is the CEO and president of the UFC. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack - Notion: https://notion.com/lex - AG1: https://drinkag1.com/lex to get 1 month supply of fish oil - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20% off Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/dana-white-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Dana's X: https://x.com/danawhite Dana's Instagram: https://instagram.com/danawhite Dana's Facebook: https://facebook.com/danawhite UFC's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@UFC UFC's Website: https://ufc.com/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (06:31) - Mike Tyson and early days of fighting (17:10) - Jiu jitsu (23:14) - Origin of UFC (37:25) - Joe Rogan (43:31) - Lorenzo Fertitta (45:58) - Great fighters (49:55) - Khabib vs Conor (53:01) - Jon Jones (56:03) - Conor McGregor (1:01:05) - Trump (1:06:44) - Elon vs Zuck (1:08:04) - Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul (1:10:52) - Forrest Griffin vs Stephan Bonnar (1:18:06) - Gambling (1:33:08) - Mortality

    #420 – Annie Jacobsen: Nuclear War, CIA, KGB, Aliens, Area 51, Roswell & Secrecy

    #420 – Annie Jacobsen: Nuclear War, CIA, KGB, Aliens, Area 51, Roswell & Secrecy
    Annie Jacobsen is an investigative journalist and author of "Nuclear War: A Scenario" and many other books on war, weapons, government secrecy, and national security. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - HiddenLayer: https://hiddenlayer.com/lex - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off - Policygenius: https://policygenius.com/lex - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/annie-jacobsen-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Nuclear War: A Scenario (book): https://amzn.to/3THZHfr Annie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/anniejacobsen Annie's Website: https://anniejacobsen.com/ Annie's Books: https://amzn.to/3TGWyMJ Annie's Books (audio): https://adbl.co/49ZnI7c PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (07:37) - Nuclear war (12:21) - Launch procedure (18:00) - Deterrence (21:34) - Tactical nukes (30:59) - Nuclear submarines (33:59) - Nuclear missiles (41:10) - Nuclear football (50:17) - Missile interceptor system (54:34) - North Korea (1:01:10) - Nuclear war scenarios (1:10:02) - Warmongers (1:14:31) - President's cognitive ability (1:20:43) - Refusing orders (1:28:41) - Russia and Putin (1:33:48) - Cyberattack (1:35:09) - Ground zero of nuclear war (1:39:48) - Surviving nuclear war (1:44:06) - Nuclear winter (1:54:29) - Alien civilizations (2:00:04) - Extrasensory perception (2:13:50) - Area 51 (2:17:48) - UFOs and aliens (2:28:15) - Roswell incident (2:34:55) - CIA assassinations (2:53:47) - Navalny (2:56:12) - KGB (3:02:48) - Hitler and the atomic bomb (3:06:52) - War and human nature (3:10:17) - Hope