1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

Context with Brad Harris | 20 August 2018 | 0h 40m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Review of “1493: Uncovering the New World,” by Charles C. Mann, which shows how Europeans emerged at the centre of a modern, globalized world by establishing the Columbian Exchange, which globalised commerce, ecology, food and disease.

Josh Wolfe and Directional Arrows of Progress

Capital Allocators | 20 August 2018 | 1h 09m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Josh Wolfe, co-founder of Lux Capital, a $1.5 billion venture capital firm formed to support scientists and entrepreneurs pursuing counter-conventional solutions. Littered with frameworks for improved decisionmaking and insights on the future of technology and investment.

How the Sandwich Consumed Britain

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 19 January 2018 | 0h 37m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Fascinating backgrounder on Britain’s world-beating sandwich industry. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner.

Ted Seides – The Bet with Buffett – Hedge Funds vs. The S&P 500

Invest Like the Best | 2 May 2017 | 1h 09m | Listen Later  | iTunes
In the course of backgrounding and discussing his famous bet with Warren Buffett, Seides provides a masterclass in evaluating prospective investment performance.

Why Now?

Hidden Brain | 6 February 2018 | 0h 52m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Uses social science to explain the changes in our minds and culture that allowed the #MeToo movement to gain traction now after previous allegations of sexual misconduct went nowhere.

The Economist asks: Bjorn from ABBA

The Economist asks | 26 July 2018 | 0h 22m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA on Mamma Mia, the melancholy beneath the exuberant voices, his musical influences, writing in the #MeToo era and the two new songs ABBA has recorded.

What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap?

Freakonomics Radio | 6 February 2018 | 0h 42m | Listen Later 
A new perspective on the gender pay gap, using data from over a million Uber drivers. Offers three behavioural differences as explanations for the gender pay gap, notwithstanding Uber’s gender agnostic algorithms.

Alain de Botton—The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships

On Being with Krista Tippett | 2 August 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Alain de Botton’s essay “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” was one of the most-read articles in The New York Times in recent years. As people and as a culture, he says, we would be much saner and happier if we reexamined our very view of love. Love deepens and stumbles, survives and evolves over time, and that process has more to do with ourselves than with what is right or wrong with our partner. The real work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after.