Sally Hayden on My Fourth Time, We Drowned

Baillie Gifford Prize | 28 October 2022 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sally Hayden about her book My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route. Discusses the role Europe plays in perpetuating the migrant crisis, how migrants are ending up in refugee camps in Libya, and the importance of using the correct language when describing their plight.

Annie Duke on the Power of Quitting

EconTalk | 28 November 2022 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Annie Duke about her book Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away. Backgrounds how society’s conflation of grit with character has made quitting unnecessarily hard, and explains why our desire for certainty harms our decision-making ability. Argues for recognising the expected cost of sticking with a bad proposition.

Cory Doctorow on Chokepoint Capitalism

New Books in Economics | 23 November 2022 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Cory Doctorow about his book Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back, co-authored with Rebecca Giblin. Discusses how corporate concentration has allowed companies to extract monopoly rents, especially from creators, and suggests changes to correct this imbalance.

Are We Really Prisoners of Geography?

The Audio Long Reads | 25 November 2022 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
A wave of bestselling authors claim that global affairs are still ultimately governed by the immutable facts of geography – mountains, oceans, rivers, and resources. Daniel Immerwahr reviews the effect of geography on international relations.

Marc Cohodes on SBF, Fraud, & The FTX Death Spiral

The Meb Faber Show | 25 November 2022 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Marc Cohodes discussing his career as a short-seller, and, in particular, his investigation of Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the now-bankrupt FTX and other related crypto entities.

Sarah Hill – The Psychological Impact Of Hormonal Birth Control

Modern Wisdom | 21 November 2022 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sarah Hill about her book This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences. Discusses why hormonal birth control can make women prioritise wealth in men, why women who come off are less sexually satisfied with partners they chose when they were on birth control, the relationship between taking the pill with anxiety, depression, bisexuality and stress, whether it’s a good thing for women to have sex with men who they wouldn’t marry, and more.

Are You a Booster or a Doomster?

The CapX Podcast | 12 August 2022 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sam Bowman and Tim Pitt about Bowman’s article Boosters and Doomsters. Explores the UK divide between those for whom growth is paramount, seeing plenty of policy initiatives to improve things, both now and for future generations; versus those who take a more pessimistic view, seeing a country trapped in low growth, with substantial demographic pressures and hefty public spending commitments coming down the line.

Matt Ridley – How Innovation Works

Ideas Having Sex | 21 November 2022 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book How Innovation Works. Discusses elements of innovation: the exchange of ideas; serendipity; simultaneous invention, the asymmetry between how obvious innovation looks looking back but not forward in time; his book Viral about the origins of covid-19 and his consternation at the lack of appetite to properly investigate those origins, and more.