Chris Dixon – The Future of Blockchain at a16z

Capital Allocators | 11 January 2021 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Dixon about his work on Andreesen Horowitz’s Crypto Funds. Covers his early interest in computers and business; lessons from starting companies and angel investing; new computing platforms; the history of centralized and decentralized computing; development of blockchain technologies; potential killer apps; token basics; and investor perception.

Kazakh Famine

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.

Women in the Workforce (Over the Very Long Run)

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.

Putin’s People with Catherine Belton

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.

Vanessa Woods on Bonobo Handshake

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.

Philip Coggan: How Did the World Get So Rich?

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.

Shona Minson on Children of Imprisoned Mothers

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.

Roy Baumeister Interview

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.