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As The 80,000 Hours Podcast has developed over the last few years, we’ve found ourselves experimenting more with different types of content.
Things like audio versions of some of our best articles, or less formal chats between team members, or novel topics (like our episode on having a successful career with depression, anxiety, and imposter syndrome).
But different types of content have different audiences, and some people who love classic episodes with Rob will understandably have no interest in experimental episodes with other folks on the team (or vice versa: maybe some people love everyone else on the team but can’t stand Rob!)
That’s why we’ve created 80k After Hours.
It’s a new podcast that includes a much wider variety of content than you’ve come to expect from the original feed.
It’ll mostly still explore the best ways to do good — and some episodes will be much more laser-focused on careers than most original episodes — but we’re going to feel more comfortable with throwing things up there just because they’re fun or entertaining too.
We’ll also feel fine with producing some content for much narrower audiences.
One of our inaugural episodes with Alex Lawsen won’t be for everyone. But if you’re a student, a teacher, or a parent, it might be one of the highest-value things we can offer.
And sometimes we’ll release content that’ll be hard to follow unless you’ve seriously engaged with effective altruism — whereas we usually try to make original episodes much more widely accessible.
So rather than being “extras from the original 80,000 Hours Podcast,” 80k After Hours is its own thing. We’re excited to hear what you think.
We've launched with 3 episodes:
- Alex Lawsen on his advice for students
- Rob and Keiran on the philosophy of The 80,000 Hours Podcast
- An audio version of ‘Be more ambitious: a rational case for dreaming big’
You can subscribe to it anywhere you listen to The 80,000 Hours Podcast, including:
We’ll be unusually open to requests for new formats or topics for 80k After Hours, so if you have any feedback or suggestions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.