An Economist Walks into a Brothel

Masters in Business | 19 July 2019 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Allison Schrager, economist, writer and co-founder of the risk advisory firm Lifecycle Finance Partners LLC. Discusses her book An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk. Insightful perspectives on risk.

Brian Livingston on Muscular Portfolios

The Meb Faber Show | 31 July 2019 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Brian Livingston about ideas in his book Muscular Portfolios: The Investing Revolution for Superior Returns with Lower Risk. Makes the case for investing with ultra-low-cost index funds, tilted for momentum, thereby reducing drawdowns, lifting returns and making it easier to stick with the approach.

Startup Evaluation with Kevin Hale

Y Combinator | 31 July 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Preview episode for the Y Combinator’s Startup School podcast. Kevin Hale sets out the Y Combinator approach to evaluating startup ideas.

Alex Tabarrok on “Why are the Prices So D*mn High?”

Rationally Speaking | 23 July 2019 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Perspective altering interview with Alex Tabarrok exploring the ideas in Why are the Prices So D*mn High? co-authored with Eric Heller. Backgrounds the Baumol Effect, which suggests that it is the higher cost of skilled labour that drives higher education and healthcare costs, notwithstanding much slower improvements in quality and productivity.

The Scared Child Inside Every Leader

Without Fail | 8 July 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Jerry Colonna was a high-flying venture capitalist in New York City at the height of the dot-com boom. He looked like the picture of success—but as time wore on, he felt more and more like a fraud. And when the boom went bust, it all began to unravel for him. Discusses that struggle, and how it led him to his current life as one of the most in-demand executive coaches. Context for Colonna’s book Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up.

CubeSat

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy | 8 July 2019 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
CubeSat started life as a student engineering challenge: build a satellite that can fit in a little toy box. But now these tiny satellites are changing the way we use space – and economics.

David Henderson on the German Economic Miracle

Economics Detective Radio | 21 October 2017 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Henderson setting out the critical role of currency reforms, the elimination of price controls, and reduced marginal tax rates to the post-war German economic miracle. Downplays the role of the Marshall Plan. Lots of interesting anecdotes. Finishes with background on the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.

Jeremy Rossman on Make School and Education

Y Combinator | 19 June 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jeremy Rossman, the co-founder of Make School, a college for computer science headquartered in San Francisco. Make School students don’t pay until they have a job after graduation. Insights on education, income sharing agreements and aligning the incentives for universities and students.