The Next Big Idea | 12 January 2023 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tim Spector about his book Food for Life: The New Science of Eating Well. Argues that food decisions are the single most important modifiable factor in preventing common diseases and staying healthy and digs into what science has learned about what we should eat – and why.
I’m pretty sceptical about dietary advice – but found this quite convincing.
The Daily Stoic | 7 December 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Josiah Osgood about his book Uncommon Wrath: How Caesar and Cato’s Deadly Rivalry Destroyed the Roman Republic. Discusses the complicated legacy of Cato, how Caesar and Cato’s relationship can help inform our daily lives, and more.
Novara Media | 23 February 2023 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Marcus Rediker discussing the late David Graeber’s final book Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia, which argues that the Enlightenment contained a swashbuckling admixture of antiauthoritarianism and democracy from pirates. Discusses pirates and the radical history of the high seas. Also draws on Rediker’s book Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age.
Lenny’s Podcast | 5 March 2023 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Claire Hughes Johnson about her book Scaling People: Tactics for Management and Company Building. Shares insights from her time at Google and Stripe on how to successfully build and scale organizations, the importance of building self-awareness, tactical advice on how to say things that are hard to say, as well as how to improve your internal communications, and more.
Nine to Noon | 22 January 2020 | 0h 27m | Listen Later
Interview with Andrew Crowe about his book Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Māori and Their Polynesian Ancestors. Discusses Polynesian voyaging and migration: finding and re-finding small remote islands and atolls scattered throughout the Pacific, following bird migration routes in double-hulled canoes over vast distances, and carrying materials to survive and settle on arrival.
See also other episodes on Polynesian migration.
ChinaTalk | 8 March 2023 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Part 2 of an interview with Nick Mulder about his book The Economic Weapon. Discusses why the Great Depression made importing commodities cheaper, and how that affected Germany’s and Japan’s protectionism; the difference between autarky and autarchy; whether Kim Jong-un’s North Korea could survive a full-on fuel embargo today by using Nazi-era technology; “temporal claustrophobia” and what it has to do with Japan siding with the Axis; parallels between the “ABCD circle” (America, Britain, China, Dutch East Indies) and the semiconductor export controls today; why having an empire was a liability for Britain; what sanctions had to do with the Czechoslovaks – even with a larger army – falling to the Nazis; how the blockades of WWI differed from WWII; and what lessons pro-decouplers should learn from this history of sanctions.
ChinaTalk | 3 March 2023 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Part 1 of a podcast with Nick Mulder about his book The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War. Discusses the recent advent of the use of sanctions; why Europeans were reluctant to employ blockades and sanctions in the early 20C, and how their thinking evolved through two world wars; how Wilson’s notion of “moral sanctions” and decision to keep blockades in place after the war were important to the development of sanctions, especially during the interwar period; the League of Nations’ efforts to establish a “positive sanctions” fund, and why the concept never took off; why Hoover is underrated; and when and why Italy almost fought a war against Germany over Austria.
Just Another Mindset Podcast | 22 November 2022 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Evan Mandery about his book Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us. Discusses injustice and inequality in the US education system, arguing that exclusive schools and white affluent suburbs work together to exacerbate social inequality.