Richard Haier on the Nature of Human Intelligence

The Psychology Podcast | 25 June 2020 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Haier about his work researching the structural and functional neuroanatomy of intelligence using neuroimaging. Covers evidence for the role of genetics, neuroimaging, IQ tests, and potential of, but the difficulty of increasing intelligence. Draws on ideas from The Neuroscience of Intelligence.

Cleantech, Globalization, and Climate Change with Ramez Naam

Venture Stories | 25 June 2020 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ramez Naam discussing why clean energy didn’t realize its potential in the 2000s and why now is a good time to invest in clean energy; his market map of opportunities in clean energy and the impact on the space that Moore’s Law is having; the influence of Kevin Kelly and Robert Wright on his thinking; the future of globalization; how to reconcile egalitarianism and meritocracy; and the state of climate change.

Adele Brand shares The Hidden World of Foxes

Books and Ideas with Dr. Ginger Campbell | 15 November 2019 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adele Brand about her book The Hidden World of the Fox. Describes the evolution and behaviour of foxes, which are surprisingly widespread, even in urban areas. Sprinkled with interesting facts about foxes.

The Transformative Power of Restorative Justice

The Ezra Klein Show | 18 June 2020 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sujatha Baliga, director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice. Advocates for criminal justice focused on repairing breaches rather than exacting retribution. Restorative justice asks: Who was harmed? What do they need? And whose obligation is it to meet those needs? This delivers profoundly different results, both for victims and perpetrators, with more satisfied survivors, reduced recidivism, and lower costs.

Annie Duke on Poker, Probabilities, and How We Make Decisions

Conversations with Tyler | 1 July 2020 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Annie Duke about ideas from her forthcoming book How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices. Discusses how poker is a perfect laboratory to study human decision-making. Covers how payoffs aren’t always monetary, the benefits and costs of probabilistic thinking, the “magical thinking” behind why people buy fire insurance but usually don’t get prenups, linguistics, how public policy would change if only the top 500 poker players voted, whether Trump has a tell, the power of open-mindedness, and more.

Bird Migration

In Our Time | 18 June 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss bird migration: why birds migrate; how they select their destinations; how they navigate using their senses of sight and smell, and magnetic fields; and the history of our developing understanding of bird migration. Also covers why some birds scatter and some flock together, how much is instinctive versus learned, and weighs the benefits of migrating against the risks.

Chris Sommers – Adventures at Sea

Infinite Loops | 18 June 2020 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Sommers, the CEO at Unhedged. Mainly a rollicking tale about learning to sail whilst travelling the world – with a smattering of finance thrown in.