David Pilling, The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Nations

New Books in Economics | 4 April 2018 | 0h 46m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with David Pilling about his book The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Nations. Sets out how we typically evaluate national economies and offers some alternatives, even though each of those presents their own challenges.

Crowdsourcing Predictive Algorithms

Invest Like the Best | 4 September 2018 | 0h 48m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Conversation with Richard Craib, the founder and CEO of the hedge fund Numerai. Discusses how Numerai has used anonymised data and cryptocurrency rewards to crowdsource the development of investment models.

How the Sandwich Consumed Britain

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 19 January 2018 | 0h 37m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Fascinating backgrounder on Britain’s world-beating sandwich industry. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner.

Ted Seides – The Bet with Buffett – Hedge Funds vs. The S&P 500

Invest Like the Best | 2 May 2017 | 1h 09m | Listen Later  | iTunes
In the course of backgrounding and discussing his famous bet with Warren Buffett, Seides provides a masterclass in evaluating prospective investment performance.

Bethany McLean – Business Gone Bad and the Art of Persistence

Invest like the best | 25 July 2018 | 0h 57m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with business journalist Bethany McLean who has covered many interesting stories in business and investing, including Enron (which became the famous book and documentary, the Smartest Guys in the Room), SAC Capital, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the great financial crisis, and most recently, fracking and the energy revolution. Includes a fascinating contrast of the socialism of US housing finance alongside private health care, with the private housing finance and socialised health care of most Western countries.

Tali Sharot – Optimism, Decision Making, and Mistakes

Capital Allocators | 4 June 2018 | 0h 47m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tali Sharot, an expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion and author of The Influential Mind, The Science of Optimism, and The Optimism Bias. Sharot combines research in psychology, behavioural economics and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions, beliefs and inaccurate expectations of the future.