Dr. Graham Allison: “Are We Destined for War with China?”

Modern War Institute | 28 November 2018 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Graham Allison about his book Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? Examines the critical factors that will determine whether war with a rising China will ultimately break out.

The Siege of Loyalty House

Not Just the Tudors | 16 May 2022 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jessie Childs about her book The Siege of Loyalty House: A new history of the English Civil War. Describes the characters involved in the two-year siege of Basing House, delivering fresh insights on the English Civil War.

Robin Goldstein & Daniel Sumner – The Economics of Weed

The Meb Faber Show | 20 June 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Robin Goldstein and Daniel Sumner about their book Can Legal Weed Win?: The Blunt Realities of Cannabis Economics. Discusses the history of weed and what led to it becoming illegal in the US; competition between the legal and illegal markets; the impact of both good and bad regulations so far; the future of the cannabis industry from both the business and investment perspective; predictions for when weed will be legalized at the Federal level; and their worst-case scenario for when that happens.

The Overconfidence Game

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis | 17 May 2022 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Michael Lewis with a primer on the extent and prevalence of mansplaining – the not-so-secret power of men to offer themselves up as experts, when they clearly are not.

Aswath Damodaran – Making Sense of the Market

Invest Like the Best | 31 May 2022 | 1h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Aswath Damodaran discussing investment and finance. inflation, narratives, disruption, the evolution of alpha and edge. Includes a delicious takedown of ESG (investing only in companies who pass muster on environmental, social and governance measures).

Antony Beevor on the Russian Revolution

History Extra | 25 May 2022 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Antony Beevor about his book Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921. Delves into the two revolutions that overthrew Tsar Nicholas II and brought the Bolsheviks to power, and then examines the bloody civil war that ultimately consolidated communist control.

Matti Friedman on Leonard Cohen and the Yom Kippur War

EconTalk | 6 June 2022 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matti Friedman about his book Who by Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai. Explains how songwriter Lenny Cohen and Israel were transformed in the crucible of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

John Goetz: Tracking Down a Torturer

The Prospect Interview | 7 June 2022 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with John Goetz about his article What happened in Guantánamo: a former prisoner and interrogator speak 17 years on. Describes the story of former Guantanamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi and the man who tortured him, Mr X; how Goetz and his colleague Bastian Berbner tracked down Mr X seventeen years later; and what it taught them about the war on terror.