The Magic Shoebox

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis | 14 May 2019 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
The last of Michael Lewis’s excellent series on fairness. Reprises the story in Flash Boys, about the New York Stock Exchange profiting by unfairly advantaging high-frequency traders, and the people who have set up IEX to provide a fair market.

Tyler Cowen on Big Business

Political Economy with James Pethokoukis | 10 May 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero. Covers why we love to hate big business, whether American corporations are monopolistic, whether CEOs are overpaid, and whether Big Tech is a threat to democracy.

Innovating in Bets

a16z | 8 May 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets in conversation with Marc Andreessen and Sonal Chokshi. Concrete examples and advice about improved decision making, particularly in a venture capital context.

How to Fix Student-Loan Debt

Freakonomics Radio | 9 May 2019 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
The cost of a university has skyrocketed, creating a debt burden that’s a drag on the economy. A possible solution is to shift the risk of debt away from students and onto investors looking for a cut of the graduates’ earning power. Explores university education, how to fund it, and politics more generally with Mitch Daniels, the President of Purdue University.

A Queen Of Sorts

30 For 30 | 18July 2017 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
In 2012, poker star Phil Ivey pulled off an elaborate baccarat scheme that won him over $20 million and landed him in court. But Ivey had another card up his sleeve – secretive mastermind “Kelly” Cheung Yin Sun, a woman who crafted the entire scheme to get revenge.

Emily Oster on Cribsheet

EconTalk | 29 April 2019 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with economist and author Emily Oster about her book Cribsheet. Explores what the data and evidence can tell us about parenting in areas such as breastfeeding, sleep habits, discipline, vaccination, and food allergies. Oster often finds that commonly held views on some of these topics are not well supported by the evidence while on others, the evidence appears decisive. Oster thoughtfully explores the challenges of using empirical work and balances our sometimes ignorance with common sense.

The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa

HBR IdeaCast | 7 November 2017 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Irene Yuan Sun, author of The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa. Explains why so many Chinese entrepreneurs are setting up factories in Africa. Describes what it’s like inside these factories, who works there, what they’re making – and how this emerging manufacturing sector is industrializing Africa.

Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt

2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival | 10 October 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Adam Kay, former NHS doctor, now comedian and author of This is Going to Hurt, reflects on the often horrific conditions he was working under and what finally happened to make him hang up the white coat. Very funny, but with a serious message.