Facebook: The Inside Story with Steven Levy

GeekWire | 3 March 2020 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steven Levy about his book Facebook, The Inside Story. Backgrounds the process of writing the book, discusses Facebook’s controversies, and assesses Facebook’s conduct overall.

Rick Doblin – Psychedelic Breakthroughs

The Tim Ferriss Show | 12 June 2020 | 1h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Discusses MAPS’s work to make MDMA-assisted psychotherapy an approved treatment for PTSD.

The Data Coach

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis | 2 June 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
From the latest series of Michael Lewis’ Against the Rules, which is about the role of coaches in society. All are excellent. This episode explores the quantitative, scientific, and data-driven new frontier of coaching. Shows how data and technology are applied to coaching baseball and conversational skills.

Far and Away with Andrew Solomon

Talking Books | 9 January 2018 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andrew Solomon about his book Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World. Discusses the virtues of travel and his impressions of some off-the-beaten-path countries he has visited.

Josh Whale: Putting Electric Motorbikes onto Rwanda’s Roads

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 20 December 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later
Interview with Josh Whale about building Africa’s first electric motorbike business and an associated battery recharging network in Rwanda. Motorbikes are widely used as taxis throughout Africa, as they are in other parts of the developing world. In Rwanda they account for more than half the total number of vehicles on the road. So getting more of the country’s existing fleet of around 100,000 motorbike taxis to switch from petrol to electric ‘e-motos’ will reduce emissions and the country’s dependence on imported fuel. It would also save the drivers money on fuel costs, potentially doubling their earnings.

Can We Pull Back From The Brink?

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 13 June 2020 | 1h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Sam Harris discusses the recent social protests and civil unrest in light of the evidence about racism and police violence in America.

Friedrich Von Hayek – The Road to Serfdom

Philosophize This! | 12 February 2020 | 0h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the economic philosophies of Friedrich Hayek set out in The Road to Serfdom. Backgrounds the historical context of centrally planned governments fighting WWII. Hayek argued that the economy emerges from billions of transactions that can’t be planned, predicted, or ever fully known. Since Government can’t understand enough, it shouldn’t seek to control the economy. but should maximise freedom so that the economy can self-order to embody free choices.

Geoffrey Miller on Signaling, Mating, and Morality

The Psychology Podcast | 11 June 2020 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Geoffrey Miller about elements of evolutionary psychology such as virtue signalling, altruism, sexual selection, and their role in the evolution of human nature.