The Insight | 25 April 2020 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Spencer Wells tells the story of Alfred Russel Wallace’s life: his specimen collecting in South America and Indonesia, the development of his insights into natural selection, and his relationship with Charles Darwin.
Time to Eat the Dogs | 21 April 2020 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Antony Adler about his book Neptune’s Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea. Discusses the history of ocean science in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Conversations with Tyler | 22 April 2020 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Philip Tetlock discussing his book Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. Backgrounds that the best forecasters are fox-like integrative thinkers capable of navigating values that are conflicting or in tension. Covers whether the world is becoming harder to predict, whether Goldman Sachs traders can beat forecasters, the importance of interdisciplinary teams, how research on counterfactuals can be applied to modern debates, how to become more fox-like, and more.
Dan Snow’s History Hit | 16 April 2020 | 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Helen McCarthy about her book Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood. Discusses the complicated past of working motherhood, the forces seeking to include or exclude women from work, and how these developments have informed views on gender, work and equality.
Trend Following with Michael Covel | 17 April 2020 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Howard Friedman about his book Ultimate Price: The Value We Place on Life. Explains how economists and data scientists at corporations, regulatory agencies, and insurance companies develop and put a value on human life. Goes on to spotlight the logical flaws and limitations, and argues against the rampant unfairness.