# The best Wolfram Physics podcasts

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Looking for the best podcasts on Wolfram Physics? Here’s a list of the best Wolfram Physics podcast episodes from around the web, including the best of Stephen Wolfram’s voluminous content, the best of Jonathan Gorard’s brilliant interviews, and, of course, the best of The Last Theory podcast.

## Lex Fridman podcasts

Lex Fridman’s conversations with Stephen Wolfram on the Lex Fridman podcast are each many hours long, but every minute is crammed with insight. This is a great way to get inspired by Stephen Wolfram’s brilliant contributions to mathematics, physics and computation.

- Lex Fridman #376 – Stephen Wolfram – Round 4 – ChatGPT and the Nature of Truth, Reality & Computation 4 hours
- Lex Fridman #234 – Stephen Wolfram – Round 3 – Complexity and the Fabric of Reality 4 hours
- Lex Fridman #124 – Stephen Wolfram – Round 2 – Fundamental Theory of Physics 4½ hours
- Lex Fridman #89 – Stephen Wolfram – Round 1 – Cellular Automata, Computation, and Physics 3 hours

## Into the Impossible podcasts

Brian Keating has also had some lively conversations with Stephen Wolfram on his Into the Impossible podcast, including some interesting debates with Eric Weinstein.

- Did Stephen Wolfram Finally Prove the Second Law of Thermodymics? – January 2024 1½ hours
- Eric Weinstein vs. Stephen Wolfram: The Battle of the Theories of Everything – October 2023 2 hours
- Stephen Wolfram & Eric Weinstein: The Nature of Mathematical Reality – Episode 65, August 2020 2 hours
- Stephen Wolfram, Founder & CEO of Wolfram Research, Computing the Cosmos – Episode 41, April 2020 2½ hours

## Other interviews with Stephen Wolfram

- Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal – Solving the Problem of Observers & ENTROPY | Stephen Wolfram – Febrary 24, 2024 2½ hours
- Sean Carroll’s Mindscape #155 – Stephen Wolfram on Computation, Hypergraphs, and Fundamental Physics – July 12, 2021 2½ hours

## Stephen Wolfram’s own podcasts

Stephen Wolfram puts out an incredible number of podcasts. These are long and sometimes difficult to follow, but they’re full of brilliant insights.

The Wolfram Physics Project:

- Wolfram Physics Project Launch 2 hours
- Wolfram Physics Project Launch General Q&A 2 hours
- Wolfram Physics Project: Math & Physics Technical Q&A 2 hours
- Wolfram Physics Project: Implications for Computer Science Technical Q&A 1½ hours
- Wolfram Physics Project: Fundamental Theory of Physics For Kids 1½ hours

History of Wolfram Physics:

- How We Got Here: The Backstory of the Wolfram Physics Project 22 minutes
- Revisiting a New Kind of Science 1 hour

Philosophical implications of Wolfram Physics:

- Wolfram Physics Project: Philosophical Implications & Q&A 2 hours
- Wolfram Physics Project: A Discussion about Physics Built by Alien Intelligences 2 hours

Updates on The Wolfram Physics Project:

- Wolfram Physics Project: A One-Year Celebration and Update – Part 1 2½ hours
- Wolfram Physics Project: A One-Year Celebration and Update – Part 2 1½ hours
- Wolfram Physics Project Q&A 2021-01-19 2 hours
- Wolfram Physics Project Q&A 2020-10-13 3 hours

## Interviews with Jonathan Gorard

Jonathan Gorard was instrumental in the founding of The Wolfram Physics Project. He’s brilliant on podcasts, giving deep, dense answers to many of the most important questions in Wolfram Physics.

The Last Theory interviews with Jonathan Gorard:

- The founding of the Wolfram Physics Project 15 minutes
- From clockwork to computation 11 minutes
- Why I took a chance on Wolfram Physics 9 minutes
- Why hypergraphs might be a good model of the universe 15 minutes
- Graphs v hypergraphs in Wolfram Physics 6 minutes
- How to draw the hypergraph in Wolfram Physics 8 minutes
- Why I changed my mind about computational irreducibility 10 minutes
- Causal invariance versus confluence 13 minutes
- How to find causally invariant rules 5 minutes
- How to find interesting & plausible rules 8 minutes
- One rule to rule them all? 7 minutes
- Is the universe a tautology? 11 minutes

Other interviews with Jonathan Gorard:

- Computing the Universe – TomorrowScale 1 hour
- Logic, mathematics and automated theorem proving – Epistik 2 hours

## Dugan Hammock podcasts

Dugan Hammock, who creates amazing four-dimensional animations, has done pioneering work on plotting the evolution of the hypergraph over time.

- Living in the fourth dimension 7 minutes
- Animating the hypergraph 9 minutes

## The Last Theory podcast

The Last Theory is my easy-to-follow exploration of Wolfram Physics. I keep my podcast episodes short, around 10 minutes, to make them the gentlest possible introduction to these complex ideas.

What is Wolfram Physics?

- The most fundamental scientific breakthrough of our time 1 minute
- Why I’m writing about Wolfram Physics 7 minutes
- Why you’ve never heard of Wolfram Physics 8 minutes
- Is Wolfram Physics the next scientific revolution? 11 minutes

Nodes, edges, graphs & rules: the basic concepts of Wolfram Physics:

- Nodes, edges, graphs & rules: the basic concepts of Wolfram Physics 9 minutes
- Different rules, different universes 20 minutes
- Where to apply Wolfram’s rules? 13 minutes

Hypergraphs in Wolfram Physics:

- What is a hypergraph in Wolfram Physics? 12 minutes
- Unary, binary, ternary, k‑ary: hyperedges in Wolfram Physics 10 minutes
- Hypergraphs are everywhere 9 minutes
- What is the Big Bang in Wolfram’s universe? 9 minutes
- Loops and self-loops in the hypergraph 11 minutes
- How to knit the universe 11 minutes

The multiway graph:

Space in Wolfram Physics:

- What is space? the where and the how far 10 minutes
- The expanse: dimension, separation & explosion 10 minutes
- How to measure the dimensionality of the universe 10 minutes
- Are Wolfram’s graphs three‑dimensional? 15 minutes
- What are dimensions in Wolfram’s universe? 12 minutes
- Is space continuous or discrete? 9 minutes
- Space‑time is dead 12 minutes

Particles in Wolfram Physics:

- What is a particle in Wolfram’s universe? 18 minutes

Philosophy of physics:

- What is physics? the how and the why 10 minutes
- Where’s the computer that runs the universe? 12 minutes
- Beware invisible things 11 minutes
- How big is the computer that runs the universe? 16 minutes
- Why I don’t like String Theory 5 minutes
- What’s beyond the universe? 15 minutes

Sociology of physics:

- Why has there been no progress in physics since 1973? 12 minutes
- John von Neumann and the art of being there 16 minutes

Updates on The Last Theory:

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