Nicci Gerrard on What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

Spectator Books | 24 April 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Nicci Gerrard about her book What Dementia Teaches Us About Love. The loss of her father to dementia prompted Nicci to look at one of the most painful and pressing social problems of the age: how we care for, or fail to care for, those who have dementia – and the philosophical questions of what it means when the things that make you you start to fall away.

The Most Interesting Fruit in the World

Freakonomics Radio | 18 April 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
The banana is the most popular fruit in the U.S. and elsewhere. But the production efficiencies that made it cheap have also made it vulnerable to a deadly fungus that may wipe out the one variety most of us eat. Scientists have a way to save it – but will Big Banana and public opinion on GMOs let them?

Matthew Syed on Maximising Mental Performance

Beyond Victory with Nico Rosberg | 6 November 2018 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Former F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg discusses concrete skills and practices to aggregate marginal gains and maximise performance with Matthew Syed, author of You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything.

The Chicago Boys, Part I

Planet Money | 11 April 2019 | 0h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
In the late 1950’s and early ’60’s a handful of Chilean students went to study economics at the University of Chicago. What they learned changed their country.

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, And The Climbing Life

The Roundtable | 27 March 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later
Interview with Mark Synnott about his book The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life. Discusses climbing in general and Alex Honnold’s free climb of El Capitan specifically.

Work as Identity, Burnout as Lifestyle

The Ezra Klein Show | 22 April 2019 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Conversation with Anne Helen Petersen and Derek Thompson about their essays on millennial burnout and workism. Discusses what happens when work becomes an identity, capitalism becomes a religion, and productivity becomes the way we measure human value.

The Ape that Understood the Universe

The Insight| 16 April 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with evolutionary psychologist Steve Stewart-Williams about the ideas in The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve. Discusses sex differences, the origins of cooperation and altruism, and group selection.