Sarah Blaffer Hrdy on Father Time

On Humans | 8 May 2024 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sarah Blaffer Hrdy about her book Father Time: A Natural History of Men and Babies. Discusses myths about parenting, attachment, and human nature; the limitations of comparing humans to chimpanzees; “allomothers”; the tragedy of infanticide; and the remarkable social changes in fatherhood and the neuroscience that has enabled it.

See also the The Life Scientific episode on Hrdy’s life and work.

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The Deep Conflict Between Our Work and Parenting Ideals

The Ezra Klein Show | 22 March 2024 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Caitlyn Collins about her book Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving. Discusses how work-family policies in Sweden frame spending time with children as a right rather than a privilege, how these policies have transformed the gender norms around parenting, why family-friendly policies across the globe don’t increase birthrates, how cultural pressures to be both an ideal worker and an ideal parent often clash, why many parents feel it’s impossible to have more than one or two children, how cultural discourse has led younger women to “dread” motherhood, and more.

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Chris Davis: Three Generations of Wealth

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 4 March 2024 | 2h 41m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Chris Davis discussing the life and investment lessons he learned from his father and grandfather that allowed all three to become independently wealthy of each other, writing to clarify thinking, value investing and what he learned from Charlie Munger, and what parents can do to raise kids who aren’t entitled.

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Is Therapy Bad for You? with Abigail Shrier

Conversations with Coleman | 1 March 2024 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Abigail Shrier about her book Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up. Argues that the mental health industry is harming our children as it intrudes ever more into the ways we teach, treat, and discipline children.

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Casey Handmer on Astrophysics, Saving the Planet and Raising Three Kids

Startup Dad | 15 February 2024 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Casey Handmer about balancing parenting with intense work. Backgrounds his startup pioneering air-to-fuel technology and discusses productivity and priorities; parenting without a support structure; how to work on having optimism be the default so you can build a better future; how he and his wife manage a busy household and three under the age of five; the importance of long-term projects, both professionally and personally; and his kids’ relationship with technology.

See also the Multiverses interview about his firm Terraform Industries and its work synthesising methane and hydrocarbons from the air.

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Noor Siddiqui on Embryo Screening, the Fertility Crisis, and Parenting

“Upstream” with Erik Torenberg | 15 December 2023 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Noor Siddiqui, founder and CEO of Orchid, discussing Orchid’s recent breakthrough in embryo whole genome sequencing, the fertility crisis, parenting, dating, and more.

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Malcolm Collins – Why Do So Many People Not Want To Have Children?

Modern Wisdom | 12 June 2023 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Malcolm Collins about the perils of collapsing global fertility. Discusses the drivers of falling fertility and the implications of using new technology for gene-editing and birthing via artificial wombs and more. Draws from his book The Pragmatist’s Guide to Crafting Religion: A playbook for sculpting cultures that overcome demographic collapse & facilitate long-term human flourishing.

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Ryan Holiday | The Stoics’ Guide to Mindful Parenting

The James Altucher Show | 2 May 2023 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ryan Holiday about his book The Daily Dad: 366 Meditations on Parenting, Love, and Raising Great Kids. Discusses Jimmy Carterm Holiday’s personal experiences as a father, and offers practical advice for navigating the joys and challenges of raising kids.

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