Rory Sutherland – Behavioural Science, Marketing, and Persuasion

Infinite Loops | 1 July 2021 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Deliciously rambling interview with Rory Sutherland covering in-group versus out-group, the fractal nature of behavioural science, pricing heuristics, woke persuasion, the Barbra Streisand effect, Canada, and more.

The Future of Food with Jim Mellon

We Study Billionaires | 28 March 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jim Mellon about his book Moo’s Law: An Investor’s Guide to the New Agrarian Revolution. Discusses the imminent transformation of food, with plant-based proteins and the cultivation of meat and dairy products, delivering food that is cleaner, cheaper, safer and more ethical.

Larry Summers on China

ChinaTalk | 1 July 2021 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Larry Summers on China. Discusses whether China is different; whether secular stagnation applies to China; how Chinese economic policymakers have changed over time; whether industrial policy should be a thing; and how American academia should navigate its relationship with China.

Mine: How the Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives

The Next Big Idea | 3 June 2021 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Heller and James Salzman about their book Mine!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives. Explains that our notions of ownership are a storytelling exercise relying on just six stories to claim everything we own. Describes how those stories work, how you can use them to your advantage, and why they might be key to dismantling income inequality and arresting climate change.

Is Time Really On Your Side?

The Indicator from Planet Money | 28 May 2019 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Hamermesh, summarising key ideas from his book Spending Time, which examines time’s complicated relationship to money, stress, and gender.

Honey, Income Inequality Led Me to Overwork the Kids

Innovation Hub | 29 Nvember 2019| 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matthias Doepke about his book Love, Money and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids, co-authored with Fabrizio Zilibotti. We tend to assume that parenting is all about culture and that parents from different countries or backgrounds parent differently because of those different backgrounds with varied religious, political, and geographical traditions. Argues that economics is the real driver of parenting approaches and sets out the evidence that differences in income inequality largely shape how we raise our children.

Leopold Aschenbrenner on Existential Risk & German Culture

Ben Yeoh Chats | 23 June 2021 | 1h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with Leopold Aschenbrenner that captures the perspectives of a fine young mind. Discusses existential risk; whether nuclear or biological warfare risk is a bigger threat than climate change; how growth matters; the problem of falling global birth rates; German culture and whether he’d swap German infrastructure for the American entrepreneurial spirit; insights from starting university at 15; the merits of elite universities; and much more. Draws on his paper Existential Risk and Growth.

Anja Shortland on Lost Art

EconTalk | 21 June 2021 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anja Shortland about her book Lost Art: The Art Loss Register Casebook Volume One. Describes how famous paintings that disappear into the underworld of stolen art make their way back to the legitimate world of auction houses and museums. Draws on the archives of a private database of stolen objects – the Art Loss Register – to discuss the economics of the art world when objects up for sale may be stolen or looted.