Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon

Solvable | 13 December 2021 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
An Excerpt from Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam. Discusses Paul Simon’s controversial journey to apartheid-era South Africa to record the distinctive sounds for his Graceland album.

Erin Meyer on The Culture Map

Armchair Expert | 18 February 2021 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | Spotify
Interview with Erin Meyer about her book The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business. Discusses how feedback is interpreted differently in various cultures, who the most direct and confrontational culture is, and how to move beyond stereotypes to understand the more complex issues we are unaware are affecting us.

Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon

Revisionist History | 16 November 2021 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
An Excerpt from Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam. Discusses the sources of Simon’s creativity and his ongoing quest for musical experimentation and collaboration.

Matt Siegel on The Secret History of Food

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 15 September 2021 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Matt Siegel about his book The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat. Includes intriguing stories about the history of vanilla, ice cream, pies, cereal, corn, honey, fast food and olive oil.

See also Food Myths with Food Historian Rachel Laudan.

Dennis Duncan – Index, a history of the

How To Academy | 7 September 2021 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Dennis Duncan about his book Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age. Discusses the history of the book index, revealing how it transformed the way we read and process knowledge.

Do You See Ice?

Time to Eat the Dogs | 5 June 2021 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Karen Routledge about her book, Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away. Discusses Baffin Island’s Inuit community as it came into contact with western whalers and explorers in the nineteenth century. Even though the Inuit worked closely with outsiders, their views of the Arctic world, their ideas about the meaning of home, even their views of time itself remained different.

Michael Muthukrishna: Human Culture, The Cultural Brain, And Political Corruption

The Dissenter | 9 May 2019 | 1 h 13m | Listen Later
Interview with Michael Muthukrishna about the psychological and evolutionary processes that underlie culture and how culture is transmitted, maintained and modified. Discusses the interplay between biology and culture in explaining large-scale human cooperation; the biological bases of human culture; the Cultural Brain Hypothesis; the relationship between individual-level psychology and group-level traits; genetic and cultural evolution; group selection; prosocial institutions; political corruption and how societies might promote it and also common strategies to fight it that might backfire.

Dana Gioia on Learning, Poetry, and Studying with Miss Bishop

EconTalk | 15 February 2021 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dana Gioia about his book Studying with Miss Bishop. Discusses the craft of being a poet, the business world, mentorship, loss, why poetry no longer seems to matter, and how it might begin to matter again.