Talent, Tech Trends, and Culture

a16z | 29 December 2018 | 0h 38m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with venture capitalists Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. Covers their relationship; the evolution of VC and “talent as a network”; and where are we right now on industries being affected by tech (such as retail) and tech trends (such as virtual reality, augmented reality and wearables).

Catharine MacKinnon on Gender Crime

Philosophy Bites | 26 March 2011 | 0h 17m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon about the concept of gender crime – a crime that happens as part of a social system of male domination and female subordination.

Mariana Mazzucato on the Value of Everything

EconTalk | 24 December 2018 | 1h 07m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Mariana Mazzucato about her book “The Value of Everything,” which argues that economists have mismeasured value and have failed to appreciate the role of government as innovator. She argues for a more active role for government in the innovation process and for government to share in revenue proportional to its role in the creation of new technology.

Alison Gopnik on David Hume and Buddhism

The Wright Show | 7 September 2017 2018 | 1h 00m | Listen Later 
Intrigued by the parallels between Buddhism and David Hume’s philosophy, Gopnik researched a potential novel about Hume encountering Buddhism – only to discover evidence that it might actually have happened.

Bryan Caplan on the Case Against Education

EconTalk | 12 February 2018 | 1h 11m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Bryan Caplan on The Case Against Education. Argues that very little learning takes place at university and that very little of the return comes from skills or knowledge acquired in the classroom. Caplan marshals the evidence to support his claims, finding that just 11% of the economic gains from education are due to the training received; 45% from the greater ability of the students who go to university; and 44% is pure signalling – from being credentialed.

Diana Wichtel – Driving to Treblinka

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 29 September 2017 | 0h 47m | Listen Later 
Interview with Diana Wichtel about her book Driving to Treblinka, about her father, a Polish Jew who miraculously survived the Holocaust, but who disappeared from her life when she moved with her mother and siblings from Vancouver to New Zealand.

Myers-Briggs Personality Testing

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 28 September 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later 
Interview with Merve Emre on the ideas in The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing. Describes the history and (lack of) science behind the Myers-Briggs personality test and backgrounds the mother-daughter team who conceived it almost 100 years ago.

Christian the Lion

Witness | 27 July 2011 | 0h 09m | Listen Later  | iTunes
John Rendall and Anthony Bourke acquired a lion cub from the Harrods department store and raised him in London. Discusses their decision to release him into the wild in Kenya and the reunion that became a YouTube sensation.