Inheritance

Analysis | 21 February 2016 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Why does inheritance arouse such powerful emotions? Family, death and money make for gripping stories – just ask Tolstoy, Austen or Dickens – but our attitudes also reflect the way we feel about society, the state, and even ourselves. Discussions tend to dissolve into rows about levels of tax but this programme explores the values and intuitions that underpin our strength of feeling.

Why Worry about Global Population Decline?

Deep Dish on Global Affairs | 28 March 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson about their book Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline. Argues the world is in for a shock as global population peaks and then declines this century, reshaping everything from economic growth and immigration to government spending. Discuss why it’s happening and how nations can prepare for this radical shift.

Violet Moller on The Map of Knowledge

New Books Network | 31 July 2019 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Violet Moller about her book The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found. Discusses the tenuous transmission of books from the ancient world to the modern, via Alexandria, Syria, Constantinople, Baghdad and Renaissance Venice.

Andrew Roberts on Churchill and the Craft of Biography

EconTalk | 26 August 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andrew Roberts about the life of Winston Churchill and the art of biography. How did Churchill deal with the mistakes he inevitably made in a long career? Was he prescient or just the right man in the right place at the right time? Was he an alcoholic? Did he suffer from depression? Drawing on his biography of Churchill, Andrew Roberts answers these and other questions in this wide-ranging conversation that includes a discussion of the mechanics of writing a 1000 page book on a man who has had over 1000 biographies written about him already.

Yuval Noah Harari Reveals the Real Dangers Ahead

The TED Interview | 17 July 2019 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Yuval Noah Harari about a future that’s profound, exciting, and unsettling. Discusses what we need to do to prepare for potentially civilisation-ending dangers ahead.

Eric Ries – Lean Start-Ups and the Long-Term Stock Exchange

Capital Allocators | 26 August 2019 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Eric Ries, creator of the Lean Startup methodology and founder and CEO of the Long Term Stock Exchange. Discusses ideas from The Lean Startup and the philosophy and business proposition of the LTSE, which seeks to build a new relationship between companies that are built to last and the stakeholders who believe in them.

Robert Cottrell on the Future of Reading

Venture Stories | 22 August 2019 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robert Cottrell, editor of The Browser. Background on The Browser, the bond between readers and writers, future business models, long-form writing, algorithmic curation, and machine translation opening up non-English writing.

Milk Shake – Why the Future of Dairy Looks Scary

RNZ: Insight | 24 August 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Investigates the threat synthetic products pose to the dairy industry. Lab-grown milk protein is now stepping outside niche cheese and ice cream markets and into the bulk ingredient arena.