Clive James on Unreliable Memoirs

Bookclub | 31 December 2017 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Entertaining interview with Clive James, the poet, essayist, novelist, documentarist, critic, talk show host, travel writer, cultural commentator – and red-hot tango dancer. Discusses the first volume of his autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, which covers his boyhood years in Kogarah, a suburb of Sydney. Clive was born in 1939; the other event that year (he says) was the outbreak of war, from which his father never returned.

Busting the Myth That Depression Doesn’t Affect People in Poor Countries

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 13 May 2019 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Backgrounds the work of Vikram Patel finding cost-effective ways to treat mental illness in poor countries.

Daniel Pink on Timing

Afford Anything | 15 April 2019 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Pink, author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Offers guidance on determining the optimum time of day for various types of work.

Michael Ignatieff on Human Rights, Liberalism, & Ordinary Virtues

Carnegie Council Audio | 22 April 2019 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with human rights scholar, educator, and former politician Michael Ignatieff about the ideas in his book The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World. Discusses what he calls “the ordinary virtues,” such as patience and tolerance; the status of human rights today the dilemmas of migration; and the essential criteria for true democracy.

Tyler Cowen on Big Business

Political Economy with James Pethokoukis | 10 May 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero. Covers why we love to hate big business, whether American corporations are monopolistic, whether CEOs are overpaid, and whether Big Tech is a threat to democracy.

Innovating in Bets

a16z | 8 May 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets in conversation with Marc Andreessen and Sonal Chokshi. Concrete examples and advice about improved decision making, particularly in a venture capital context.

Popping the Filter Bubble

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 14 May 2019 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo CEO and co-author of Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models. Covers data privacy; protecting yourself online; mental models, especially grey thinking; and parenting.

Jared Diamond on Countries in Crisis

History Extra | 16 May 2019 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jared Diamond about Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. Uses ideas from psychology to explore how a selection of countries have coped with historical crises.