Nineteen-Eighty-Four Turns 70

Late Night Live – with Phillip Adams ABC RN | 26 June 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dorian Lynskey about his book The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell’s 1984. Discusses Orwell’s life and society’s relationship with the book we turn to when the truth is mutilated, language is distorted, and power is abused.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Great Books | 18 June 2019 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lorraine Murphy discussing the plots, social criticism, characters and themes of Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility.

Stephen Fry and Friends on the Life, Loves and Hates of Christopher Hitchens

Intelligence Squared | 15 December 2017 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Stephen Fry and other friends of Christopher Hitchens gathered to celebrate the life and work of this great writer, iconoclast and debater. Includes Richard Dawkins, Sean Penn, Christopher Buckley, Lewis Lapham, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and James Fenton with readings and reminisces.

Russ Roberts on Life as an Economics Educator

Conversations with Tyler | 5 June 2019 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Russ Roberts reflecting on thirteen years of EconTalk conversations. A treasure.

Jared Diamond’s Books of His Life

Books of Your Life With Elizabeth | 1 May 2019 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jared Diamond about the books that have shaped his life. Includes Walden by Henry David Thoreau, If This is a Man by Primo Levi, Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, and other books that reflect his adventures in New Guinea. Also touches on his latest book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis and why he remains optimistic for the future.

Mary Hirschfeld on Economics, Culture, and Aquinas and the Market

EconTalk | 20 May 2019 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with economist and theologian Mary Hirschfeld about her book, Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy. Hirschfeld looks at the nature of our economic activity as buyers and sellers and whether our pursuit of economic growth and material well-being comes at a cost. She encourages a sceptical stance about the ability of more stuff to produce true happiness and/or satisfaction. The conversation includes a critique of economic theory and the aspect of human satisfaction outside the domain of economists.

Thoreau: The Writer Who Went to the Woods

The Forum | 9 May 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the life and legacy of the American thinker Henry David Thoreau and his famous work Walden, which describes the Thoreau’s experiment in living simply at Walden Pond in Massachusetts in the 1840s. Walden offers insights into work and leisure, nature, solitude, society, the good life and more. Discusses Walden and his essay Civil Disobedience, and reflects on the legacy of Thoreau’s work.