The Random Show with Kevin Rose — The M Bitcoin Bet, Japanophilia, Rare IPAs, Preventing Hangovers, AI Companions, Fringe Discords, Affordable Luxuries,

The Random Show with Kevin Rose — The $1M Bitcoin Bet, Japanophilia, Rare IPAs, Preventing Hangovers, AI Companions, Fringe Discords, Affordable Luxuries,

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Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show.

In this one, we discuss affordable luxuries for priceless lives, suiting up for a visit to the Magic Castle, Eliza Ivanova’s art, my secret for supple skin, nineteenth-century Nintendo, Balaji’s bet, the science of #hangover remedies, Moonbirds over Tokyo, an unexpected Sanbo Zen inquisition, Japanese death poems, escape rooms, high-fidelity immersive sound, Nanoblocks, and much more!

Please enjoy!

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The transcript of this episode can be found here. Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

#670: The Random Show with Kevin Rose — The $1M Bitcoin Bet, Japanophilia, Rare IPAs, Preventing Hangovers, AI Companions, Fringe Discords, Affordable Luxuries, High-Fidelity Audio, and Much More

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Want to hear the last time Kevin and I let our random flag fly? Check out the conversation we had here in which we discussed tasty grapes and hard ketones, Kevin’s fear of flying vs. my fear of heights, the joy of unstuffing, living rich instead of dying rich, the ethics and implications of AI-generated art, building NFT communities for the long haul, meditation retreats, diabetic horse urine, and much more.

#645: The Random Show, Mega-Holiday Edition — 2023 Resolutions and New Tools, Extensive Bullshitting, Booze and Ethanol Alternatives, The “Yearly Delete,” A Million Sidebars, Ayahuasca Revisited, Recapping the COCKPUNCH Saga, and Much More

What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.




  • [04:44] The important juice.
  • [08:37] Discount downfalls and luxury lettuce.
  • [13:16] Becoming suitable for The Magic Castle.
  • [17:12] Affordable luxuries for a priceless life.
  • [19:47] A pipe dream.
  • [22:04] A skincare secret.
  • [23:08] Later life dating and alcohol abating (#hangover).
  • [31:35] The current and anticipated state of AI.
  • [46:15] Balaji’s bet.
  • [1:02:00] Kevin practices his ABCs.
  • [1:05:17] Eliza Ivanova.
  • [1:07:10] TimTimsPrivacyScreens dot com.
  • [1:09:38] Nintendo: Hanafuda to Zelda.
  • [1:12:52] Untranslatables.
  • [1:13:48] Tokyo Moonbirds and Zen karaoke.
  • [1:18:10] Japanese Death Poems and other uplifting reading.
  • [1:22:44] Some escape rooms are better than others.
  • [1:26:51] High-fidelity immersive sound.
  • [1:31:26] A whispering Replika and a vibrating “chest.”
  • [1:35:28] Nanoblocks!


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