FT Big Read | 21 December 2018 | 0h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Profiles George Soros and explains the thinking behind the FT’s selection of the billionaire philanthropist and liberal standard-bearer as its Person of the Year.
Reader’s Corner | 17 August 2018 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tara Westover about her memoir Educated. Tells the story of growing up home-schooled in a violent, anti-government, fundamentalist Mormon family. She escaped via self-education, ultimately earning a PhD at Cambridge. Valuable perspectives on managing relationships.
Hidden Forces | 11 June 2018 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jimmy Soni, co-author of A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age. Provides an accessible introduction to the key ideas in information theory, packaged into the story of Shannon’s life.
Channel History Hit | 26 February 2017 | 1h 10m | Listen Later
Speech by Andrea Wulf about the ideas and adventures of scientist Alexander von Humboldt, the subject of her book The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science, which won the 2015 Costa and Royal Society Prize.
Start the Week | 20 October 2014 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses Napoleon’s impact during his lifetime, in France and across Europe and how much of this remains today. Andrew Roberts examines the man in his biography, Jenny Uglow explores living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815, Sudhir Hazareesingh looks at his legend, while musicologist Gavin Plumley focuses on Schubert in Vienna in the aftermath of Napoleon.
Intelligence Squared | 14 June 2018 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz journalist and author of Bibi – The Turbulent Life And Times Of Benjamin Netanyahu. Interesting perspectives on the leadership and story of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the state of modern Israel, and the future of the Middle East.
Startup Podcast | 16 November 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Part 2 of a series about Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy, the highest performing, but most controversial charter school network in New York City. Tells the story of what got Moskowitz interested in education, her battles to improve public education before founding Success Academy, and the early struggles as she opened her first schools.