a16z | 29 August 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marc Andreessen applying lessons from the history of the internet to the future of crypto. Why crypto is an important evolution (or revolution) of the internet. What entrepreneurs, corporations, and policymakers can learn from the beginnings of the browser, e-commerce, and other examples about how emerging technologies move forward.
History Extra | 15 March 2018 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Benn Steil, author of The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. Explains the background to the 1947 US aid initiative to Europe, how it helped shape relations between the USA and USSR, and its impact on the European recovery after the Second World War.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.