Rationally Speaking | 4 October 2015 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bryan Caplan, author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think. Argues that, despite our intuition that parenting choices affect children’s life outcomes, there’s strong evidence to the contrary.
Origin Stories | 29 April 2016 | 0h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Pardis Sabeti, a computational biologist who uses maths and computers to look into the genomes of humans and infectious microbes to see how they are evolving. Summarises the ideas in her book Outbreak Culture: The Ebola Crisis and the Next Epidemic. Sabeti was named one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year in 2014 for her role in the fight against Ebola.
Invest Like the Best | 16 March 2017 | 1h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discussion with Michael Mauboussin on business moats, industry analysis and how to combine man and machine when building an investment strategy and portfolio.
Moonshots – Adventures in Innovation | 27 November 2018 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Distils the principles in Eric Ries’ book The Lean Startup, which advocates that entrepreneurs quickly build the minimum viable product so that they can measure and learn from customer feedback.
In Our Time | 16 June 2016 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the Bronze Age Collapse, the sudden, uncontrolled destruction of dominant civilisations around 1200 BC in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean and Anatolia. Explores potential reasons for the collapse including droughts, rebellions, the breakdown of trade as copper became less desirable, earthquakes, invasions, volcanoes and the mysterious Sea Peoples.
The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 1 February 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in The Netherlands, the world’s euthanasia capital, are starting to worry about the consequences. Nicely balances a charged issue.
Quirks & Quarks | 21 December 2018 | 0h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Ward, author of Lamarck’s Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution’s Past and Present. Backgrounds epigenetics, the process by which environmentally prompted changes are passed on to offspring without changes in the genes.
The Ezra Klein Show | 28 January 2019 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bruce Friedrich, head of the Good Food Institute, which invests in, advises on, and advocates for the plant- and cell-based meat industries. Overviews the potential for food production technology that’s better for the planet, better for animals, and better for our health.