Business Breakdowns | 5 May 2021 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alex Rampell about the Visa credit card business. Discusses Visa’s origin story, the start of the credit card market, Visa’s business model, its unique moat and network effect, and the potential threats from other businesses and macroeconomic forces.
Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning | 8 May 2021 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Clark discussing the controversy around, and the ideas from, his upcoming book For Whom The Bell Curve Tolls. Explores his finding of very high long-term persistence of social status across lineages, and possible explanations for this, including genetic factors.
Complexity | 26 March 2021 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with J. Doyne Farmer about ideas from his upcoming book The Complexity Economics Revolution. Discusses how ecology inspires novel forms of macroeconomics; how “bounded rationality” changes the narrative about rational self-interested economic actors; modelling markets with noise traders, value investors and trend followers as an ecological system; how leverage leads to greater instability; how new tools can help us predict emerging innovations and engineer a better banking system; the skewed incentives of science funding and venture capital; his take on cryptocurrencies; and more.
Access to Excellence Podcast | 4 May 2021 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen discussing Emergent Ventures, which funds big and unique ideas; the Fast Grants program helping to fight Covid-19; why having children can help fight climate change; and why he is bullish on the U.S. economy.
I came across this on The Valmy, a list of episodes curated by Peter Hartree – an excellent resource, especially if you like philosophy.
History Extra | 28 April 2021 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adrian Bell and Helen Lacey about their research on the Peasant’s Revolt, which has used big data methods to uncover that far from being an ill-disciplined explosion of rage, it was organised with military precision, with key players being non-peasant returnees from the warring in France.
Dan Snow’s History Hit | 19 April 2021 | 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tim Marshall about his books Prisoners of Geography and The Power of Geography. Discusses how our politics, demographics, economies and societies are determined by geography.
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast | 3 May 2021 | 1h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marian Tupy about his book Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know, co-authored with Ronald Bailey. Discusses the positive trends in global economic growth, poverty, famines, cancer deaths, education, literacy, and more.
If you like this you might also like to follow @HumanProgress on Twitter. It’s a good source of positive stories about humanity’s progress.
AfterWords | 10 February 2021 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Madawi Al-Rasheed about her book The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia. Backgrounds the rise to power of Muhammad bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, and discusses the ruthless repression and dangerous contradictions at the heart of the Saudi regime.