Michael Lewis on the Culture of Finance

Masters in Business | 5 April 2019 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Lewis with anecdotes and back story about Finance, his books (Liars Poker, Moneyball and The Undoing Project) and his new podcast Against the Rules.

Daniel Hamermesh on Spending Time

EconTalk | 25 March 2019 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Hamermesh about his book, Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource. Explains why additional money makes us feel time poorer.

Annie Duke – Wanna Bet?

Invest Like the Best | 19 Mach 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Another great interview with Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets. Fresh insights, especially on crafting your identity to build a better decisionmaking process.

Joshua Miller on the Hot Hand Phenomenon

Masters in Business | 28 March 2019 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Deliciously wonky interview with Joshua Miller about the ideas in his paper Surprised By the Hot Hand Fallacy? A Truth in the Law of Small Numbers, which he co-authored with Adam Sanjurjo. Discusses in an accessible way the statistical concepts behind proving that hot hands do exist, thus confirming our intuition and disproving one of the famous examples of behavioural economics.

The Economics of Renewables

IEA Conversations | 29 March 2019 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley explaining the costs of regulation that promotes renewable electricity generation. English and Welsh household electricity costs have risen 50% in real terms since 2001. Meanwhile, emissions and costs are down in the US as it embraces cheap gas from fracking.

A Bet On The Future Of Humanity

Planet Money | 19 January 2018 | 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Biologist Paul Ehrlich predicted a population bomb that will lead to global catastrophe. Economist Julian Simon saw a limitless future for mankind. The result is one of the most famous bets in economics.

The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and Marriage

Freakonomics Radio | 6 July 2017 | 0h 43m | Listen Later
Over 40 percent of U.S. births are to unmarried mothers, and the numbers are especially high among the less-educated. Why? One argument is that the decline in good manufacturing jobs led to a decline in “marriageable” men. Cleverly uses high paying jobs for less educated men in the fracking boom as a natural experiment to explore marriage dynamics.

How to Fire People

Without Fail | Day Month 2019 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Patty McCord, author of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. Covers the Netflix back story and its famous culture deck. Explains why high business performance requires the preparedness to fire people exemplified by professional sports teams as opposed to the values of a family.