Conversation and Society

The Seen and the Unseen | 19 July 2020 | 1h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with Russ Roberts. Topics include his early intellectual influences, the economic lens, Adam’s Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Arnold Kling’s The Three Languages of Politics, listening and conversing effectively, moving past a zero-sum mindset, self-delusion, the armour we wear to avoid being revealed.

My People, Our History

Tel Aviv Review | 8 June 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rashid Khalidi about his book, The 100 Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017. Discusses his family history and the history of the Palestinian national struggle against Israel and international forces arranged against Palestinian self-determination.

Rahul Jandial – How To Rewire Your Brain

How to Academy | 20 July 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rahul Jandial about his book Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon. Backgrounds the workings of the brain, shares stories of extraordinary surgeries, and offers advice on improving brain performance and forestalling cognitive decay.

The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War

Cold War Conversations | 10 April 2020 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Archie Brown about his book The Human Factor, Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War. Argues that it was the personal relationships between Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher that brought about the end of the Cold War – not the economic and military outperformance of the USA.

Stephen Holmes on Liberalism in the 21st Century

The Lawfare Podcast | 4 April 2020 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Stephen Holmes, co-author of The Light that Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy. Discusses the fate of liberalism in the decades following the fall of the Berlin wall, Holmes’ experience studying Eastern European politics, the problems with trying to export liberalism across the globe, and the factors that have led to the global rise of illiberal leaders.

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat, with Jenny Kleeman

Intelligence Squared | 17 July 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jenny Kleeman about her book Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex, and Death. Discusses the innovations coming to the most human of experiences: artificial wombs, lab-grown meat, sex robots, and automated, painless death.

Angrynomics with Mark Blyth

Economics Detective Radio | 29 June 2020 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mark Blyth, co-author (with Eric Lonergan) of Angrynomics. Explores the rising tide of anger, sometimes righteous and useful, sometimes destructive and ill-targeted, and proposes radical new solutions for an increasingly polarized and confusing world.

Land of Tears, or, the Exploitation of the Congo

Historically Thinking | 26 February 2020 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robert Harms about his book Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa. Discusses the exploration and geography of the Congo and the history of the exploitation and trade of ivory, rubber and slaves.