The Scared Child Inside Every Leader

Without Fail | 8 July 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Jerry Colonna was a high-flying venture capitalist in New York City at the height of the dot-com boom. He looked like the picture of success—but as time wore on, he felt more and more like a fraud. And when the boom went bust, it all began to unravel for him. Discusses that struggle, and how it led him to his current life as one of the most in-demand executive coaches. Context for Colonna’s book Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up.

Stephen Fry and Friends on the Life, Loves and Hates of Christopher Hitchens

Intelligence Squared | 15 December 2017 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Stephen Fry and other friends of Christopher Hitchens gathered to celebrate the life and work of this great writer, iconoclast and debater. Includes Richard Dawkins, Sean Penn, Christopher Buckley, Lewis Lapham, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and James Fenton with readings and reminisces.

Russ Roberts on Life as an Economics Educator

Conversations with Tyler | 5 June 2019 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Russ Roberts reflecting on thirteen years of EconTalk conversations. A treasure.

Jared Diamond’s Books of His Life

Books of Your Life With Elizabeth | 1 May 2019 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jared Diamond about the books that have shaped his life. Includes Walden by Henry David Thoreau, If This is a Man by Primo Levi, Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, and other books that reflect his adventures in New Guinea. Also touches on his latest book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis and why he remains optimistic for the future.

Toto Wolff: Avoiding the Doomsday

Beyond Victory with Nico Rosberg | 25 March 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Toto Wolff, Principal of the Mercedes F1 team. An excellent discussion of what is required for high performance in business and sport and for mental health in general.

Doris Kearns Goodwin on Presidential Leadership

Spectator Books | 5 December 2018 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about her book Leadership: In Turbulent Times. Compares and draws lessons from Lincoln, two Roosevelts and LBJ. Replete with memorable anecdotes to help the leadership lessons sink in.

Clive James on Unreliable Memoirs

Bookclub | 31 December 2017 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Entertaining interview with Clive James, the poet, essayist, novelist, documentarist, critic, talk show host, travel writer, cultural commentator – and red-hot tango dancer. Discusses the first volume of his autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, which covers his boyhood years in Kogarah, a suburb of Sydney. Clive was born in 1939; the other event that year (he says) was the outbreak of war, from which his father never returned.