October 2020 Favorites

The untested truths spun by different interests continue to churn and accumulate … No one is invalidated, but nobody is right. Not even natural selection can take place here. The world is being engulfed in ‘truth.’ And this is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper.

Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, 2001


Science & Knowledge


History & Culture

Cinema & Film



TV Shows





  • CHRYSALIS – The third season of DUST (Trailer) is a 14 episode long brilliant sci-fi story about a replicator AI that goes on a revenge tour through the galaxy for the destruction of humanity. 🤩

The Joe Rogan Experience

The Portal

New Discourses

New Discourses is a new political podcast by James Lindsay I discovered this month.

  • Biden Is Not The Room – A one-hour long, extremely interesting monologue by James Lindsay, the scientist behind the Grievance studies affair, on why he will vote for Donald Trump, even though he is not happy he has to. 🤩

Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast

Science Salon


The Art of Manliness

On Being with Krista Tippett

Quillette Podcast

Conversations With Coleman





Stuff & Things

  • Apple Music – I switched from Spotify to Apple Music this month. Spotify censored and de-platformed a small German podcast I’m listening to out of ideological reasons (they dared to interview an author who wrote a book about gender-transition in children). As Apple Music has 10 Million more songs, lyrics, a nicer app, and the same price, the decision to switch was not hard for me. But the migration of my playlists was stressful because I needed to speed up, as Spotify closed the APIs this month. I got out before the lock-in.
  • Apple Podcasts – My new default Podcast app. I ask myself why I never considered using it before. It syncs across my devices, looks nice, and doesn’t censor content.
  • Browser Threat Test – Test your browser for the vulnerability of Fingerprinting and other things.
  • Raindrop.io – A powerful bookmark manager
  • YiNote – A cool browser extension that allows making notes on YouTube videos and export these later including a screenshot, time code, and notes in various formats.
  • Our World in Data – A fantastic website with scientific data and over 3000 charts on hundreds of topics.
  • Drafts – A nice app I started using for quickly adding text on the go (via Apple Watch or iPhone) and later convert it to a permanent note in Obsidian.
  • New Discourses – Pursuing the light of objective truth in subjective darkness. I discovered this fantastic website, founded by James Lindsay.


  • Dr. Bradley L. Garrett – A social geographer, explorer, and photographer based at University College Dublin in Ireland.
  • Colin Wright – Evolutionary biologist, who left academia because he couldn’t any longer study without harassment by activists. He is now Managing Editor at Quillette.
  • Gad Saad – A Professor, Evolutionary Psychologist, Author and host of the podcast The Saad Truth. He is a Jew from Lebanon who had to flee the country and he lives now in Canada. His new book The Parasitic Mind exposes bad ideas that threaten freedom, reason, and liberalism in the West.
  • James Lindsay – American author, mathematician, and political commentator. He has written 6 books and is the founder of New Discourses. He is the person behind the Grievance studies affair, that exposed the corruption of the Social Sciences in academia. He fights totalitarian ideologies every day on Twitter.