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Unsupervised Learning Podcast reviews

Just a note: I want to drum up more reviews for the Unsupervised Learning podcast. Can you guys please post a review if you haven’t? What matters most is Apple Podcasts, though I’m grateful for any Stitcher reviews.

I’ve got thirteen episodes up now, that should be enough to get a sense of the podcast.

Finally, if you are a paid subscriber, I’ll be talking to Lee Jussim this week. I think the core readers of this weblog will enjoy that.

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6 thoughts on “Unsupervised Learning Podcast reviews

  1. I normally listen via Substack rather than Stitcher, but I went to the link and logged in anyway. I didn’t see the option to leave a review anywhere though.

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  2. Tried, but I think because I get your podcast via RSS (Apple), I did not have a place to review. I checked and the other podcasts I get via RSS (5th col, Glenn Show) also did not have the option.

    Kind of weird that they dont let you rate pods that you are actually shelling out $ for….

    Edit: I have a solution. I guess the ungated podcast exists as a separate entity in Apple. Just did a search and subscribed to that and rated it.

    Razib, can you change the art for the two versions? That way I know which one is new and which one I already heard on the RSS? Thanks

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  3. @Razib
    If I may spam with marketing techniques.
    Attach a benefit to a cost(asking listeners for a review). Do an occasional podcast where you answer questions. In order to have your question asked you have to leave a review first and/or be a subscriber.
    Same applies if you want to attract more subscribers. Add some degree of audience engagement(that you feel comfortable with) to make it unique.

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  4. I am a subscriber, but the truth is that I really don’t like to listen to podcasts. Speech is too slow, unless it’s someone I know in real life. I happily read transcripts, though, which take about a fifth as much time. Is there an automated way to provide them? I don’t mind if the transcripts are sometimes inaccurate. If I need to know what was said (which won’t happen often) I can go listen to the small relevant bit.

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  5. That’s fair, and such a thing is certainly possible; but does it really help? A troll who was looking for something to criticize unfairly could transcribe just the part he thought was damning, and and it would then be hard for skeptics to check the context for themselves because they’d have to listen to the podcast (at least until they heard that part), and then they’d have to transcribe the context, which is very time-consuming and somewhat error-prone.

    Emil Kierkegaard recently reposted an old email Scott Alexander (SlateStarCodex) sent privately to someone who recently used it to attack him. Kierkegaard said, “I repost it here because I think the actual email will be better for Scott than Woke lies about what it actually said.” I don’t know what Alexander thinks of that reason, but it made sense to me.

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