Constant Wonder | 4 December 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later
Interview with Sarah Cameron about her book The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan. Discusses the Kazakh famine, where the forced resettlement of Kazakh nomads in an effort to collectivize farming resulted in the deaths of over 1.5 million people. Until recently, the Kazakh famine and its repercussions were largely unknown to the West and the Republic of Kazakstan itself.
The Economic History Podcast | 5 October 2020 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jane Humphries about her research on women in the workforce. Discusses the implications of her findings on the nature of women’s work, wages through time, hand spinners’ income, and historical living standards to the role of the European Marriage Pattern, the Black Death, the male breadwinner model, and Engel’s pause to the Industrial Revolution and faster economic growth. Draws on her papers The Wages of Women in England, 1260–1850; Spinning the Industrial Revolution; and Unreal Wages? Real Income and Economic Growth in England, 1260–1850.
Intelligence Squared | 7 July 2020 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Catherine Belton about her book Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West. Argues that the techniques of front companies, money laundering and links with illegal business and organised crime that he practised working for the KGB in East Germany are the same techniques he uses today to concentrate his power and interfere in Western countries.
Office Hours at Duke University | 19 May 2010 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Vanessa Woods about her book Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo. Tells stories from her work researching bonobos at the Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, a refuge for orphaned baby bonobos in the Congo. Describes problem-solving experiments designed to understand how bonobos differ to humans and chimpanzees.
Political Economy with Jim Pethokoukis | 18 November 2020 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Philip Coggan about his book More: A History of the World Economy from the Iron Age to the Information Age. Reflects on the history of the global economy and the lessons we can learn for today. Argues that it is the increased connection between people that resulted in increased trade, specialization, freedom, and ultimately, increased prosperity.
Social Science Bites | 2 October 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Shona Minson about her research on the effect on children of their mothers being imprisoned. Also describes her advocacy with a UK Parliamentary enquiry, which led to new guidelines aimed at strengthening female offenders’ family and other relationships.
Note that NZ Māori women are, per capita, the most imprisoned indigenous women in the world.
Trend Following with Michael Covel | 4 May 2018 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Roy Baumeister about his work on the self, social rejection, belongingness, sexuality, sex differences, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviours, motivation, aggression, consciousness, and free will.
All Of It | 5 August 2020 | 0h 27m | Listen Later
Interview with Patrik Svensson about his book The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World. Discusses the life cycles of eels, the history of our understanding of them, and the significance of eels to his memories of growing up in Sweden.