Modern Wisdom | 18 September 2021 | 1h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Patrick Moore about his book Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom. Discusses his thoughts on humanity’s impact on global warming temperatures, his opinion on Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg, what people mean when they say we’ve only got 50 harvests left, whether we should be worried about rising sea levels and more.
Dan Snow’s History Hit | 4 September 2021 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Blends an interview with 96-year-old Flight Lieutenant Steven with a tape he recorded in 1943 immediately after returning from a bombing raid on Essen. Presents a vivid insight into the life and bravery of WWII airmen.
The Dissenter | 16 September 2021 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Jaimie Krems discussing female friendships, stereotypes and prejudice, and religion and monogamy. Covers the evolution of female sociality; how females establish friendships among themselves; aggression in friendships; social factors that influence levels of aggression, like economic inequality and sex ratios; the evolutionary bases of stereotypes and prejudice, with a focus on the stereotypes people hold about women who have casual sex; the relationship between preferred mating strategies and religiosity; and anti-atheist prejudice.
Freakonomics Radio | 9 September 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Richard Thaler about his book Nudge: The Final Edition co-authored with Cass Sunstein). Discusses behavioural economics; how nudge theory held up in the face of a global financial meltdown, a pandemic, and other existential crises; and argues that nudging is more relevant today than ever.
The Innovation Show | 22 May 2021 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Johannes Krause about his book A Short History of Humanity. Discusses insights on human evolution from his work with ancient DNA: the successive waves of migration and the inter-relationships between human groups; light skin as an adaptation to a vegetarian farming diet; patriarchy and inequality emerging with the transition to farming; warfare emerging with the metal age; and lactase persistence allowing farmers to have more children.
People I (Mostly) Admire | 18 September 2021 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Leidy Klotz about his book Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less. Explains our bias to improve things with additions, overlooking solutions that take something away. Discusses experiments that demonstrate this bias and examples where the best solutions are subtractions.
The New Bazaar | 12 August 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Peter Blair Henry about his book Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth and the paper The Baker Hypothesis co-authored with Anusha Chari and Hector Reyes. Discusses his understanding of how developing countries can become more prosperous, lift more people out of poverty, and give their citizens better choices for how to work and live. Also covers the “degrowth” movement, the tricky balance between market-friendly policies and the role of government, and the evolution of economics. Also shares his personal experience of an economic catastrophe in his native Jamaica, which forced his family to uproot when he was young, which set him on his career path.
This is the first of a new podcast by Cardiff Garcia. If you enjoyed his podcasts with FT Alphachat and Planet Money’s The Indicator then you’ll want to subscribe to this.
80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin | 19 August 2021 | 2h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Holden Karnofsky about his article series The Most Important Century. Discusses the case that we live in an incredibly important time; how achievable-seeming technology could lead to unprecedented productivity, control of the environment, and more; how economic growth is faster than it can be for all that much longer; forecasting transformative AI; and the implications of living in the most important century.