Alfred Russel Wallace and the Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago

The Insight | 25 April 2020 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Spencer Wells tells the story of Alfred Russel Wallace’s life: his specimen collecting in South America and Indonesia, the development of his insights into natural selection, and his relationship with Charles Darwin.

You Can Change

The Happiness Lab | 13 September 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
The first episode of a podcast series by Laurie Santos about the science of happiness, based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale – the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history. Starts with the evidence that we can change our happiness, notwithstanding our circumstances and personality.

Andre Agassi, Tennis Legend, Author of Open

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books | 10 April 2018 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andre Agassi speaking candidly about his tennis career, fatherhood, pushing through pain, writing to make sense of his life, changing education, addressing dyslexia, and finding true meaning through his philanthropic work. Draws from his book Open.

William Finnegan on Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Longform | 19 August 2015 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Paul Graham tweeted, that if you read, you must read William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. So I did and it was great. This podcast backgrounds Finnegan’s beautiful memoir of surfing, friendship and love, growing up and growing old.

Lyanda Lynn Haupt on Mozart’s Starling

Reader’s Corner | 26 August 2017 | 0h 29m | Listen Later
Interview with Lyanda Lynn Haupt about her book Mozart’s Starling. Tells the story of Mozart’s relationship with his pet starling during one of the most creative and productive periods of his life. Also describes the remarkable capabilities of Haupt’s own pet starling.

David Epstein – Wide or Deep?

Invest Like the Best | 28 May 2019 | 1h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Epstein about ideas in The Sports Gene and Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Discusses the pros and cons of the generalist and specialist mindsets in the context of driving high performance.