Sarah Fitz-Claridge – Taking Children Seriously

The Lunar Society | 4 June 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sarah Fitz-Claridge about Taking Children Seriously – the philosophy that advocates that it is possible and desirable to raise and educate children without coercion, never doing anything to them against their will or making them do anything against their will.

Gregg Caruso on Free Will and Punishment

Probable Causation | 29 June 2021 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregg Caruso about his book Rejecting Retributivism: Free Will, Punishment, and Criminal Justice. Explores the implications for the judicial system of free will being an illusion and sets out arguments against retributive justice. Proposes a public health quarantine model for criminal justice and a public health approach to preventing violence, replacing the reactive approach to crime with a preventative approach based on the social determinants of crime.

Marc Andreessen – Making the Future

Invest Like the Best | 29 June 2021 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marc Andreessen. Explores how software is making the world better, while highly regulated sectors like education, healthcare, and housing are eating the economy. References Mark Perry’s Chart of the Century.

Marvellous Medicine

The Documentary | 27 June 2021 | 0h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
During the pandemic, the world witnessed how fast medicine can advance with an abundance of cash and collaboration. Is progress at this speed and cost sustainable? Explores whether drug development should still take decades, or whether we have learned how to permanently accelerate the process.

Is Time Really On Your Side?

The Indicator from Planet Money | 28 May 2019 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Hamermesh, summarising key ideas from his book Spending Time, which examines time’s complicated relationship to money, stress, and gender.

Max Roser on Our World in Data

80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin | 21 June 2021| 2h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Max Roser about Our World in Data, mostly focussed on their reporting of covid-19 data. Discusses their huge effort to assemble coherent covid-19 data; why government agencies are so bad at presenting data; the impact Our World in Data has by helping people understand the world; and more.

Honey, Income Inequality Led Me to Overwork the Kids

Innovation Hub | 29 Nvember 2019| 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matthias Doepke about his book Love, Money and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids, co-authored with Fabrizio Zilibotti. We tend to assume that parenting is all about culture and that parents from different countries or backgrounds parent differently because of those different backgrounds with varied religious, political, and geographical traditions. Argues that economics is the real driver of parenting approaches and sets out the evidence that differences in income inequality largely shape how we raise our children.

Ancient DNA, Indo-Europeans, and the Steppe: Interview with David Anthony

Tides of History | 24 June 2021 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Anthony discussing the Yamnaya and the prehistoric steppe, what ancient DNA can tell us about these past societies, and why they still matter 5000 years later. Draws on his magisterial book The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World and updates for the progress since made with ancient DNA.

If you like this you might like to also listen to David Anthony: The Origin of Indo-Europeans.