Steven Pinker: “I Manage My Controversy Portfolio Carefully”

People I (Mostly) Admire | 22 August 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steven Pinker about his work cataloguing human progress, language, and why his work has been so controversial. The first episode of a new podcast by Steve Levitt.

Stephen Wolfram: Physicist and Youngest MacArthur Award Winner

Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People | 18 December 2019 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Stephen Wolfram about his background, physics, developing Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, and computational thinking. Draws on his book Adventures of a Computational Explorer.

The Classical School, with Callum Williams

Intelligence Squared | 12 May 2020 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Callum Williams about his book The Classical School: The Birth of Economics in 20 Enlightened Lives. Debunks popular myths about great economists.

Zach Carter on John Maynard Keynes and His Legacies

Tides of History | 28 May 2020 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zach Carter about his book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Discusses the life and legacy of one of the most important figures of the 20th century, creating the economic structures and ideas that defined the Second World War and its aftermath.

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.