Curriculum Vitae


Some Favorites


Antifragile (Nassim Taleb)

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Yuval Noah Harari)

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Richard Feynman)

The Righteous Mind (Jonathan Haidt)

Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)

Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)

12 Rules for Life (Jordan Peterson)

Algorithms to Live By (Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths)


Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson)

Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)

East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

The Three-Body Problem (Liu Cixin)

Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)

Thus Spake Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

Dune (Frank Herbert)

The Way of Kings (Brandon Sanderson)

Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)


EconTalk (Russ Roberts)

Conversations with Tyler (Tyler Cowen)

Economist Radio (The Economist)

Rationally Speaking (Julia Galef; New York City Skeptics)

Intelligence Squared US

Oh No Ross and Carrie (Ross Blocher, Carrie Poppy)

The Art of Manliness (Brett McKay)

Sinica (SupChina)

Honestly (Bari Weiss)

YouTube Channels

Talks at Google

Sabine Hossenfelder

Netherlands Bach Society




2019-08 Climbed Longs Peak with my dad. (Google Photos Album)

2018-08 Went backpacking in North Cascades National Park. (Google Photos Album)

2017-08 Attended IJCAI in Melbourne, Australia. Also visited acquaintances and did some touristy things. (Google Photos Album)

2017-07 Went backpacking in King’s Canyon National Park. (Google Photos Album)

2017-07 Climbed two “fourteeners” while visiting family. (Google Photos Album)

2016-04 – 2016-08 Bicycle tour from Rome to Edinburgh. I occasionally cheated and took the train. (Google Photos Album)


David Merrell

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