Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson — Befriending Radical Disagreement

On Being with Krista Tippett | 3 October 2019 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
After Derek Black was outed for his white-power ideology at the New College of Florida, Matthew Stevenson, an Orthodox Jew, invited him to Shabbat dinner. An inspiring tale of tolerance, friendship and conversion.

Melinda Gates – How to Empower Women

How To Academy | 7 October 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Melinda Gates discussing ideas from her book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. Shares stories and lessons learned from her work finding solutions for people with the most urgent needs. Compelling on the importance of empowering women.

Dan Gilbert on the Surprising Science of Happiness

The TED Interview | 9 October 2019 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Gilbert delving deep into the weird, counterintuitive science of happiness. Explains why our minds worry about things we needn’t worry about (and fail to worry about things we really should worry about). Draws on ideas from his book Stumbling on Happiness.

Foreign Aid and Growth with William Easterly

The Neoliberal Podcast | 13 September 2019 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with William Easterly on the ineffectiveness of foreign aid. Discusses why foreign aid has often failed to deliver on promises, how poor countries really develop, and the links between political liberalism and economic growth. Draws on ideas from his books The Elusive Quest for Growth, The Tyranny of Experts, and The White Man’s Burden.

The Moral Complexity of Genetics

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 22 May 2017 | 1h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Siddhartha Mukherjee about his book The Gene: An Intimate History. Discusses the human desire to understand and manipulate heredity, the genius of Gregor Mendel, the ethics of altering our genes, the future of genetic medicine, patent issues in genetic research, controversies about race and intelligence, and other topics.

Jeanette Winterson on Making Peace with the Past

Conversations | 12 December 2016 | 0h 50m | Listen Later
Interview with Jeanette Winterson recounting stories from her memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Winterson endured a difficult childhood before going on to become one of Britain’s most successful writers. Very very funny.

Gary Klein on Pre-Mortem Analysis

Capital Allocators | 23 September 2019 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gary Klein about tools to improve decision-making, including the Shadow Box technique, Cognitive After-Action Reviews, and Pre-Mortems. Dives deep on Pre-Mortem analysis, starting with its history in the Air Force, what it is, how it works, when it falls short, and the benefits of reducing overconfidence, time efficiency, increasing candor, and making groups smarter. Also critiques other risk mitigation techniques such as devil’s advocates, red teams, and risk assessment.

America’s Child Brides

The Documentary | 29 September 2019 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
48 out of 50 American states allow a child to marry, usually with parental consent or a judge’s discretion. In 17 states there is no minimum age, meaning in theory, a two-year-old could marry. Backgrounds the campaign to change the law and raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 without exceptions across all American states.