Peter
Digital Communications
Working (0-5 years experience)

I run EARad.io which converts EA video content to podcast form for easy listening on the go. I also do digital communications work and a little voice acting. I'm interested in EA stories, AI Safety, pandemic prevention, and vegan cooking. 

How others can help me

Feedback or opportunities to create stories, videos, voice act, or help with community building. 

How I can help others

Wordsmith, plan a campaign, or give visual design feedback. 

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Leftism virtue cafe's Shortform

This seems interesting. What methods do you think might be promising to identify former EAs to talk to?

Buddhism and Utilitarianism; EA vs EB

One point I would like to add: whether you take the lay path of incorporating some Buddhist practices into your ordinary daily life, or the monastic path of dedicating yourself full time to Buddhist practice, it can help build the emotional resources necessary to do good for the world and live a life in service of others.  

Considering how difficult it can be to do good - let alone trying to do the most good - and to make sacrifices on behalf of others, and how common burnout and other challenges are, such tools for building emotional resilience, clarity, and compassion can be extremely helpful. 

EARadio Returns - Suggest Episodes and Shoutouts

Oh cool thank you. I think some audio explaining the podcast could be a good idea. I also post a summary of esch episode in the episode description. Not sure if it would be worth the time to record something for every episode. DM'd you.

EARadio Returns - Suggest Episodes and Shoutouts

Hey thanks for your reply Ben. I hadn't even considered this. I think someone was doing this for key posts on a podcast called the Effective Altruism Forum Podcast but it hasn't been updated since January.

I have helped do readings for some of the creative writing contest entries. I'm not sure where they will be shared yet but do you think that would fit well on EAradio or be better off on something separate?

I've thought about reading certain newsletters out, like ChinAI, but wasn't sure if it would be a good use of time compared to other possibilities like maybe community building, since these could just be added to the NonLinear Audio Library.

An Estimated $4 – $7 Billion in Matching Gift Funds Goes Unclaimed Per Year

Oh that's good news. Yes, that sounds like a good plan I think. There are probably a number companies that use that platform so if some EA charities are added it could result in quite a few new donors over time. 

An Estimated $4 – $7 Billion in Matching Gift Funds Goes Unclaimed Per Year

I did some digging and found this website which seems to focus on this exact problem for institutional donors with $25,000 or more. (Though I don't believe they give people money to donate). The main obstacle they report is that people simply don't know about the donation matching programs at their companies and what charities they can apply them toward. I wonder how many companies will actually match donations to EA charities?

It might be worth either 

  • Reaching out to organizations about accepting matches for EA orgs
  • Reaching out to organizations that try to increase donation matching to help include EA charities
  • Setting up a donation matching promotion project focused on this for EA


This also reminds me of an EA donation swapping project where people donate to each other's favorite charities so they can each get tax deductions they wouldn't otherwise. 

Overall, taking advantage of unused corporate donation matches seems like a good idea and I'd be happy to help if there's anything I can do. 

Just Say No to Utilitarianism

I don't think you can easily dismiss the argument that acting virtuously and honestly produces more utility in the long run. If everyone abandons this, then society falls apart and becomes a lot more miserable. 

It seems like a tax system helps solve the problems in all of these hypotheticals by balancing people's needs and desires instead of going to one extreme or the other. Of course, people have different ideas about what the exact numbers should be, and we can have an open and democratic debate about that. And maybe different adjustments make more sense at different times. 

We shouldn't force people to starve because one person owns all the food, and we shouldn't take all of someone's money just because other people are in need. But it's still good to help others and it's even better to help more. 

EARadio Returns - Suggest Episodes and Shoutouts

Yay, I'm glad to hear it'll be helpful to you! Let me know if you ever have any feedback or suggestions. 

EARadio Returns - Suggest Episodes and Shoutouts

Thanks for the suggestion Hauke. I hadn't even thought about trying to add content with no existing audio to EARadio. I'll definitely have to look into that. It would take significantly  more time but it might be worth doing. 

Who wants to be hired? (May-September 2022)

Location: Southeast USA

Remote: Yes

Willing to relocate: Yes

Skills: I'm kind of a jack of many trades 

  • Communications
    • Ran Press advisory, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MailChimp, and Wordpress for a winning statewide primary campaign
    • Ranked website #1 on Google and Bing for target keywords
    • Donor outreach & grant writing
  • Organizing & Community Building
    • I've planned and hosted a number of local political events such as door knocking, phone banking, and friend outreach training
    • I'm currently working on organizing some phonebanks for Maxwell Frost, a candidate in an open seat who has pandemic prevention as a policy priority
  • Writing
    • Editing/wordsmithing
    • I've started writing some fiction and nonfiction stuff and I plan to share it soon. Message if you want to see samples before then.
  • Audio Production
    • Recording, editing, basic engineering
    • Audacity, Reaper, iZotope RX 8
    • I've been practicing and taking a few classes. I clean up audio a bit when I port videos to EARadio
  • Graphic Design
    • GIMP, Inkscape
  • Video editing
    • ShotCut, Adobe Premiere
  • Narration, voice acting
    • Still learning, but I've been helping create audio versions for the EA creative writing contest winners.

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Digital Communications
Working (0-5 years experience)