Wish You Had More Time? What You Really Want is More Memories

The Art of Manliness | 1 April 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Laura Vanderkam about the ideas in Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. People aren’t as busy as they think. Unpacks what people who don’t feel oppressed by busyness do differently; why time goes by faster when you’re older; and how you can slow down time as an adult. Argues that what you really want is more memories, not more time, and suggests how to find more adventure in your ordinary life. Suggests tracking your time and keeping open spaces in your schedule.

100 Years After Versailles

Carnegie Council Audio | 14 May 2019 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Just weeks after the armistice the victors of the Great War set out to negotiate the terms of the peace – and to rewrite the rules of international relations. A century later, we live in a world shaped by the Treaty of Versailles. Delves into the complex situation on the ground at the time and the Treaty’s legacy today, from Europe and the U.S. to Asia and the Middle East.

Doris Kearns Goodwin on Presidential Leadership

Spectator Books | 5 December 2018 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about her book Leadership: In Turbulent Times. Compares and draws lessons from Lincoln, two Roosevelts and LBJ. Replete with memorable anecdotes to help the leadership lessons sink in.

Marilyn Waring: Still Counting the Value of Women’s Unpaid Work

RNZ: Sunday Morning | 15 December 2018 | 0h 22m | Listen Later
Interview with former NZ politician Marilyn Waring about her books Counting for Nothing and Still Counting. Waring argues that the economy relies on women’s unpaid work and the environment, yet this is ignored and undervalued by conventional economic measures. She lays out a vision for what a new, genuinely transformative economic measure would look like.

Ezekiel Emanuel on the Practice of Medicine, Policy, and Life

Conversations with Tyler | 22 May 2019 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Emanuel Ezekiel about the importance of doctors, IQ versus EQ medicine, venture capital in biotech, reforming medical training, his brothers, immortality, unfettered rights to access medicines, the advantages of experiences over nicer things, and more.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on Democracies and Dictatorships

EconTalk | 12 February 2007 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita about the incentives facing dictators and democratic leaders. Both face competition from rivals and try to please their constituents and cronies to stay in power. He applies his ‘selectorate’ framing to foreign aid, the Middle East, Venezuela, the potential for China’s evolution to a more democratic system, and Cuba. Along the way, he explains why true democracy is more than just elections – it depends crucially on freedom of assembly and freedom of the press.

Five Open Problems Toward Building a Blockchain Computer

a16z | 16 May 2019 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Frank Chen discussing five challenging problems the cryptocurrency community is trying to solve to enable blockchain computing: scaling decentralized computing; scaling decentralized storage; scaling decentralized networks; establishing trusted identities and reputation; and establishing trusted governance models.

The Magic Shoebox

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis | 14 May 2019 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
The last of Michael Lewis’s excellent series on fairness. Reprises the story in Flash Boys, about the New York Stock Exchange profiting by unfairly advantaging high-frequency traders, and the people who have set up IEX to provide a fair market.