Education 4o: How AI Will Revolutionize the Way We Learn

The Next Big Idea | 30 May 2024 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sal Khan about his book Brave New Words: How AI Will Revolutionize Education (and Why That’s a Good Thing). Outlines the bright future for AI in education, with a personalised tutor for all, based in part on his experience developing Khanmigo for Khan Academy.

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250 Years of US Trade Policy

ChinaTalk | 17 May 2024 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Douglas Irwin about his book Clashing Over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy. Discusses the history of U.S. trade policy from the 18th century to the modern day, highlighting significant legislation and the formation of important intergovernmental organizations that have sprung up along the way.

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What Venture Capitalists Can Teach Companies About Decision-Making

HBR Ideacast | 28 May 2024 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ilya Strebulaev about his book The Venture Mindset: How to Make Smarter Bets and Achieve Extraordinary Growth, co-authored with Alex Dang, and their HBR article Make Decisions with a VC Mindset. Explains exactly how venture capitalists operationalize risk, embrace disagreement over consensus, and stay agile in their decision-making – all valuable lessons that apply outside of Silicon Valley.

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Ximena Nelson on The Lives of Spiders

Many Minds | 30 May 2024 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ximena Nelson about her book The Lives of Spiders. Discusses how spiders use hairs to detect the minutest of vibrations and how they see, usually, with four pairs of eyes; web-making and silk-making; how spiders hunt, jump, dance, pounce, plan, decorate, cache, balloon, and possibly count; why so many spiders mimic ants; whether webs constitute an extended sensory apparatus – like a gigantic ear – and why spiders are an under-appreciated group of animals for thinking about the evolution of mind, brain, and behaviour.

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Life in a Changing China

Chinese Whispers | 27 May 2024 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Yuan Yang about her book Private Revolutions: Four Women Face China’s New Social Order. Discusses the personal stories of four millennial women who lived through the major changes in China that see them living very different lives from their parents and grandparents.

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The Global Political Order is Shifting ft. Gary Gerstle

Top Traders Unplugged | 29 May 2024 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Gary Gerstle about his book The Rise and Fall of The Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era. Delves into the shifting landscape of the global political order, from the decline of the New Deal Order to the ramifications of the Global Financial Crisis. Traces the trajectory of the Neoliberal Order and its impact on contemporary society. Considers the potential rise of authoritarianism worldwide, industrial policy and the implications of protectionism, and the prospect of increased antitrust activism in the US.

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Examining Elections | Featuring David van Reybrouck

How to Fix Democracy | 24 November 2021 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David van Reybrouck about his book Against Elections. Discusses the philosophical underpinnings of representative democracy, and the latest developments in deliberative democracy and citizens’ assemblies, challenges the centrality of elections to democracy, and considers the state of political communication and citizenship today.

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Michael Cook on A History of the Muslim World

Rocking Our Priors | 29 May 2024 | 1h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Cook about his book A History of the Muslim World. Discusses whether religious authoritarianism weakened Islamic science; why there were so few peasant rebellions in the Middle East and North Africa; Ghazali’s theological importance; what determined the rate at which people converted to Islam; why there was so much religious syncretism and diversity in the Ottoman Empire; why the Muslim world fell behind economically; whether the Ottoman Empire banned the printing press; why South Asia the only place where Muslims ruled for hundreds of years yet remained a minority; whether colonialism triggered an Islamic backlash; and why Muslim countries often have weak state capacity.

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