Gregory Clark on What Caused the Industrial Revolution

Rationally Speaking | 14 May 2017 | 1h 06m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Clark, author of A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World. Evaluates the various arguments for the causes, timing and location of the industrial revolution.

John Carreyrou: Bad Blood in Silicon Valley

RNZ: Nine To Noon | 26 November 2018 | 0h 27m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with John Carreyrou, author of Bad Blood, about Elizabeth Holmes and the fraud at Silicon Valley start-up Theranos. The company raised billions to revolutionalise blood-testing before being exposed as a scam.

All In

Planet Money | 9 January 2019 | 0h 20m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Tells the story of a big payday for a losing poker player to background the way professional poker players stake each other and trade stakes in each others’ winnings.

Marc Levinson On “An Extraordinary Time”

Reader’s Corner | 20 October 2017 | 0h 29m | Listen Later 
Interview with Marc Levinson about the ideas in An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy. Disentangles the secular forces behind the transition from rapid post-war economic growth to the much slower growth thereafter.

Deirdre McCloskey: Why Poverty Matters More Than Inequality

Analysis | 1 June 2014 | 0h 28m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with economic historian Deirdre McCloskey on the role of ideas and attitudes in creating modern prosperity and where our priorities should lie today.

Dollar Shave Club: Michael Dubin

How I Built This with Guy Raz | 17 December 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Michael Dubin about using his background in improv and viral video to grow the internet razor subscription service Dollar Shave Club. After just five years Unilever acquired the business for a reported $1 billion.

Talent, Tech Trends, and Culture

a16z | 29 December 2018 | 0h 38m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with venture capitalists Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. Covers their relationship; the evolution of VC and “talent as a network”; and where are we right now on industries being affected by tech (such as retail) and tech trends (such as virtual reality, augmented reality and wearables).

Mariana Mazzucato on the Value of Everything

EconTalk | 24 December 2018 | 1h 07m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Mariana Mazzucato about her book “The Value of Everything,” which argues that economists have mismeasured value and have failed to appreciate the role of government as innovator. She argues for a more active role for government in the innovation process and for government to share in revenue proportional to its role in the creation of new technology.