Julia Galef on How to Argue Better and Change your Mind More

The Ezra Klein Show | 25 July 2017 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Julia Galef about her work focused on how we think and argue, as well as the cognitive biases and traps that keep us from hearing what we’re really saying, hearing what others are really saying, and preferring answers that make us feel good to answers that are true. Discusses what she’s learned about thinking more clearly and arguing better, signalling, motivated reasoning, probabilistic debating, which identities help us find truth, and how to make online arguments less terrible.

Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

RNZ – All Programmes | 26 February 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later
Interview with Joshua Mezrich about his book When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon. A compelling account of the work, history and ethical issues of lifesaving organ transplants.

Susan Houseman on Manufacturing

EconTalk | 21 October 2019 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Susan Houseman of the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research challenging the standard narrative about the US manufacturing sector. Houseman argues that conclusions about the growth of manufacturing are driven overwhelmingly by computer production while the rest of manufacturing has been stagnant. She also argues that productivity has a small role in reducing manufacturing employment and that trade has been the main cause of employment reductions.

Rory Sutherland – How to Be Less Rational (and More Brilliant)

How To Academy | 14 October 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rory Sutherland about using the power of psychology to drive the success of ideas, products and businesses. Blends behavioural science, stories and branding to argue that logic, algorithms and theory stifle our ability to solve problems.

The Cat: In from the Wild

The Forum | 17 October 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the history of domesticated cats, which are thought to have started living alongside humans more than 9000 years ago. Cats probably domesticated themselves, entering the homes of early arable farmers in the Fertile Crescent to control the rodent population. Since then, they’ve been worshipped, vilified and revered by various societies around the world.

The Roots of Progress with Robert Tracinski and Jason Crawford

Venture Stories | 17 October 2019 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robert Tracinski and Jason Crawford discussing economic progress: the sustainability of capitalism; society moving from biological to artificial resources; automation; growth and its relationship to democracy; and the role of business in ensuring the welfare of people.

The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher with Charles Moore

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 20 October 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Moore about his authorised biography Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone. Uses privileged access to records and civil servants to make sense of the varying narratives told about her life.

Julia Hartley Brewer meets Matt Ridley

The Julia Hartley-Brewer Show | 17 October 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with science and climate change writer Matt Ridley about the Extinction Rebellion protests over climate change. Discusses the risks of climate change and what the proposed targets to cut carbon emissions would mean for the lives of ordinary people.