Lisa Taddeo and Hadley Freeman On Sex and Desire

How To Academy | 10 February 2020 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lisa Taddeo about her book Three Women. Discusses the sex lives of three women to reveal profound and previously unspoken truths about life and love, womanhood and desire.

Marty Makary on the Price We Pay

EconTalk | 10 February 2020 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marty Makary about his book The Price We Pay. Makary highlights some of the stranger aspects of the US health care system including the encouragement of unnecessary or even harmful procedures and the predatory behaviour of some hospitals who sue patients and garnish their wages to recover fees that are secret until after the procedure is completed. Makary favours requiring hospitals to make their prices transparent. He also discusses a number of ways that employers and patients are trying to avoid the worst aspects of the current system.

The Return of a Decision Making Jedi: My Discussion With Michael Mauboussin

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 24 January 2018 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Mauboussin about investment decisionmaking. Ground covered includes decision making, with concrete guidance on when and when not to deviate from base rates; intuition and when to use it; tests to evaluate the stability of a company’s environment; books; and parenting.

Stillness: How to Find Peace in a Frantic World

The Next Big Idea | 28 January 2020 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ryan Holiday, the author of Stillness Is the Key, sharing his tips for slowing down, calming your mind and body, and accessing the tranquillity deep inside.

Northern Ireland Past, Present and Future with Brendan O’Leary

Irish Times Inside Politics | 30 August 2019 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Brendan O’Leary, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, about his three-volume A Treatise on Northern Ireland. Discusses the past, present and uncertain future of Northern Ireland.

Robin Carhart-Harris on Psychedelics and the Brain

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Podcast | 3 February 2020 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robin Carhart-Harris, the Director of the Centre for Psychedelic Research in the Department of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London. Discusses the history of psychedelics, how they work, how they can help with conditions from addiction to depression, and how they can help people discover things about themselves.

Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

Carnegie Council Audio | 14 January 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tom Parker about his book Avoiding the Terrorist Trap: Why Respect for Human Rights is the Key to Defeating Terrorism. Covers how investigators can utilize technology like facial recognition while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public; the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats; privacy; surveillance and more.

When Things Click

Hidden Brain | 4 February 2020 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Sets out the benefits of learning without external praise or criticism. Uses examples of clicker training with dolphins, dogs and humans to show that learning is fastest with value-less feedback that keeps the student focused internally on the process. Many implications for education and parenting.