Tim Cope – On the Trail of Genghis Khan

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 3 November 2017 | 0h 42m | Listen Later
Interview with Tim Cope about his three-and-a-half year horseback ride across the Eurasian steppe from Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine, to Hungary. The trip was detailed in his book On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads and an award-winning film series.

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.

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.

New Insights About Darwin

Time to Eat the Dogs | 16 April 2019 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alistair Sponsel about his book Darwin’s Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation. Delves into the forces that shaped Darwin’s thinking on evolution.

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, And The Climbing Life

The Roundtable | 27 March 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later
Interview with Mark Synnott about his book The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life. Discusses climbing in general and Alex Honnold’s free climb of El Capitan specifically.

Michael Finkel – The Stranger in the Woods

Wild Ideas Worth Living | 20 June 2018 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. Tells the story of a man living alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years without lighting a single fire, or talking to a single soul.

Michael Lewis on the Culture of Finance

Masters in Business | 5 April 2019 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Lewis with anecdotes and back story about Finance, his books (Liars Poker, Moneyball and The Undoing Project) and his new podcast Against the Rules.

What Twins Tell Us

Hidden Brain | 25 March 2019 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Nancy Segal on the story of the Bogota twins – two sets of identical twins mixed up at birth and raised as fraternal twins. A tragedy, a soap opera, and a science experiment, all rolled into one. Uses the stories of twins raised apart to explore the role that genes and the environment play in shaping our identities. Based on the book Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture.