Ritchie Poulton on The Origins of You

RNZ: Sunday Morning | 13 Setember 2020 | 0h 32m | Listen Later
Interview with Richie Poulton about his book The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life (co-authored with Jay Belsky, Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt). Discusses insights on human development mined from studying thousands of people from birth to midlife in the US, Great Britain and New Zealand.

Mindful Parenting

Mind Brew | 20 October 2020 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Shirley Pastiroff about her book The Mindful Parent: How to Stay Sane, Stay Calm and Stay Connected to Your Kids. Offers concrete advice for connecting with our children when the pace of modern life causes us to lose touch with our natural parenting intuitions.

Peter Gray on Education as a Biological Phenomenon

This View of Life | 21 October 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Gray about his book Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. Applies an evolutionary perspective to education, arguing for child-lead learning on the grounds that children are evolved to learn what they need to know by imitating adults.

Robert Pondiscio on How the Other Half Learns

EconTalk | 18 May 2020 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robert Pondiscio about his book How the Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice. Pondiscio shares his experience of being embedded in a Success Academy Charter School in New York City for a year – lessons about teaching, education policy, and student achievement. Dissects what Success Academy does well.

Accidental Homeschooler

ChooseFI | 27 March 2020 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Vincent Pugliese with wisdom on homeschooling for the lockdown. Covers reasonable expectations for time, interweaving learning around children’s interests rather than subjects, cultivating a love of learning, not stressing about timetables, and focusing on enjoying it.

When Things Click

Hidden Brain | 4 February 2020 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Sets out the benefits of learning without external praise or criticism. Uses examples of clicker training with dolphins, dogs and humans to show that learning is fastest with value-less feedback that keeps the student focused internally on the process. Many implications for education and parenting.

The Power of Bad – Overcoming the Negativity Effect

The Art of Manliness | 8 January 2020 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Tierney, who co-authored The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It. Begins with how bad is much stronger than good and how many good things it takes to offset a bad one. Digs into the implications of bad things having a stronger impact than good ones, including how you need only be a good-enough parent to your kids, the best way to deliver criticism, and why religions that emphasize Hell win more adherents than those that focus on Heaven. Also covers how negativity is contagious, why it’s true that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch, whether or not social media is a negative force in our lives, and advice on how not to let the media make us think that things are worse than they really are.

Books I’ve Loved – Steve Jurvetson

The Tim Ferriss Show | 30 December 2019 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Steve Jurvetson shares wisdom on parenting and the future of technology in the course of discussing three books: Alison Gopnik’s The Scientist in the Crib, Kevin Kelly’s Out of Control, and Ray Kurzweil’s The Age of Spiritual Machines.