We Want MoR – Chapters 1-5


Join Steven and Brian as we dive into the world of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality! Steven will play the role of the tour guide while doing his best to not spoil any of the surprises and Brian will play the seasoned adventurer who is new to this particular work.

In this episode, we cover the first five chapters. They’re short and closely tied together. Harry is a scientific polymath and aspiring Rationalist and discovers he’s a wizard, goes shopping, and immediately sets out on the task of figuring out just what the heck is going on in the universe!

Original chapters, written by Eliezer Yudkowsky, can be read here and the audiobook chapters, recorded by Eneasz Brodski, can be found earlier in this podcast feed and on the website.

In next week’s episode, we will be covering chapter 6.

Album art courtesy of Lorec from The Bayesian Conspiracy podcast’s Discord. Thank you!

Coy on the same Discord manages an RSS feed that compiles the relevant audiobook chapters with the WW MoR counterparts. Just copy and paste that link into your favorite podcast app in the “add by url” option. Thanks, Coy!

We Want MoR – 00


In the pre-release episode, Steven sits down with Eneasz for a discussion the project of We Want MoR, of the book as a whole (including our first and lasting impressions). WE MOVE TO A SPOILER SECTION in the latter third of the recording! If you haven’t read HP MoR, absolutely skip this part. :)


We discuss briefly Daystar Eld’s rewrite of chapters 1-4. If you haven’t read them before, check them out. :)


In the first episode of We Want MoR, Steven and Brian cover the first 5 chapters of the book.

Read them here or check out the audiobook chapters below

Chapter 1

Chapters 2 and 3

Chapters 4 and 5

We’re not using this music for all of the episodes (wink to our friend’s at Doof Media!)