Chris Sommers – Adventures at Sea

Infinite Loops | 18 June 2020 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Sommers, the CEO at Unhedged. Mainly a rollicking tale about learning to sail whilst travelling the world – with a smattering of finance thrown in.

Real Leaders: Rachel Carson Seeds the Environmental Movement

HBR IdeaCast | 12 March 2020 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the life and work of Rachel Carson. Her book Silent Spring marshalled the evidence that the world’s most powerful chemical companies were harming animals, plants, and people – thereby launching the modern environmental movement.

Mosque shooting widower Farid Ahmed shares “Husna’s story”

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 28 February 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later
Interview with Farid Ahmed about his book Husna’s Story, which celebrates his wife who was murdered in the Christchurch terror attacks. A deeply moving story of love, humanity and forgiveness.

Impossible Foods: Pat Brown

How I Built This with Guy Raz | 11 May 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Pat Brown about leaving his dream job at 60 to found a business to create delicious meat from plants. Alarmed at the destructive impact of meat production on the environment, he set out to make a burger so juicy and flavorful that even meat-lovers would crave it. After some painstaking research, Pat’s team created the Impossible Burger, and famous chefs started to feature it in their restaurants. In 2019, the Impossible Whopper launched at Burger King, and today Pat’s company, Impossible Foods, is valued at nearly $4 billion.

The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski

Free Thoughts | 27 September 2019 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Timothy Sandefur about his book The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski: The Life and Ideas of a Popular Science Icon. Discusses the life of the famous scientist, philosopher, and poet: making his series The Ascent of Man, his political philosophy, his views on the role of politics in science, his work assessing the aftermath of the atomic bomb in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and his friendship with Leo Szilard, the inventor of the atomic bomb.

Michael Lewis on the Crafts of Writing, Friendship, Coaching, Happiness, and More

The Tim Ferriss Show | 1 May 2020 | 1h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Lewis about his books and his Against the Rules podcast. Includes writing out of obligation to the material, deliberately cultivating a narrative of being a happy person, and coaching insights from Inner Game of tennis author Tim Galloway.

How Should We Remember Captain Cook?

Big Ideas | 29 April 2020 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Author Peter Fitzsimons and historian John Maynard discuss Captain James Cook, 250 years after his arrival in Australia. In maritime circles he’s celebrated as a great navigator and map-maker. But for First Nations people, Cook is the symbol of the European invasion that ravaged their communities. So how should Cook be remembered today?

Bill Ackman: Getting Back Up

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 28 April 2020 | 1h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with activist investor, Bill Ackman about lessons he’s learned growing up, raising a family, what drives him forward and back up from failure, consuming information and ideas, and facing criticism.