Francesca Peacock: Pure Wit

The Book Club | 13 September 2023 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Francesca Peacock about her book Pure Wit: The Revolutionary Life of Margaret Cavendish. Discusses the life and work of 17C writer Margaret Cavendish, her feminist writing before feminism was generally thought of, and her pioneering science fiction.

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Rory Stewart on Politics, Ambition, and Making a Difference

The Next Big Idea | 21 December 2023 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rory Stewart about his book How Not to Be a Politician: A Memoir. Discusses his life and work: running a non-profit in Afghanistan, walking alone across Afghanistan in the months after 9/11, serving as a deputy governor in Iraq, professor at Harvard, his ambitions on being elected to the British Parliament, his reflections on politics, and heading the Give Directly charity.

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The Fund: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, and the Unraveling of a Wall Street Legend

Top Traders Unplugged | 20 December 2023 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rob Copeland about his book The Fund: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, and the Unraveling of a Wall Street Legend. Argues that rather than running Bridgewater with complete honesty and transparency, as set out in his book Principles, Ray Dalio has presided over a rigged feedback system that keeps Dalio permanently at the top and a culture where fear of upsetting Dalio suppresses the truth rather than encourages it. Also argues that Bridgewater’s investment process is far less systematic than claimed.

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Celebrating Charlie Munger w/ Mohnish Pabrai, Tom Gayner, Joel Greenblatt, & Chris Davis

We Study Billionaires | 10 December 2023 | 2h 11m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
William Green, author of Richer, Wiser, Happier, celebrates the life and legacy of Charlie Munger with personal anecdotes and insights about Munger from investors: Mohnish Pabrai, Tom Gayner, Joel Greenblatt, & Chris Davis. Covers some of Munger’s most valuable lessons about investing, business, & life while also conveying what made him such an inspiring & idiosyncratic character.

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Tocqueville: The Search for Liberty, Equality & Democracy

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 3 May 2023 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jeremy Jennings about his book Travels with Tocqueville Beyond America. Discusses Alexis de Tocqueville’s little-known travels beyond the United States in North America, Europe, and North Africa.

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Why Are People So Mad at Michael Lewis?

Freakonomics Radio | 14 December 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Lewis about his book Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon. Discusses Sam Bankman-Fried and the downfall of FTX, why the critics that say he was too easy on S.B.F. are wrong, and what it’s like to watch your book get turned into a courtroom drama.

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American Madness: When Mental Illness Leads to Murder

The Andrew Klavan Show | 16 August 2023 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Rosen about his book The Best Minds: A Story of Friendship, Madness, and the Tragedy of Good Intentions. Discusses the tragic story of his childhood friend diagnosed with mental illness, which culminated in a horrific murder, and the sociopolitical circumstances surrounding mental health care and psychiatry which underpins the whole harrowing tale.

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