Steve Kuhn – Life After Hedge Funds

Capital Allocators | 4 February 2019 | 0h 54m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with retired hedge fund manager Steve Kuhn. Describes parlaying a passion for playing games into a two-decade Wall Street career specialising in mortgage-backed securities. Insights on the evidence-based case for active manager alpha, Chinese education, philanthropy, and the IDEAL approach to immigration.

Roger McNamee: Every Tech Billionaire’s Mentor

The James Altucher Show | 14 February 2019 | 0h 54m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Roger McNamee, founding partner of venture capital firm Elevation Partners and author of Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. Anecdotes and perspective on tech startups based on mentoring Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Insights about Facebook and the 2016 election and the way Facebook and Google gather data to manipulate our attention to their ends.

Dick Carpenter on Bottleneckers

EconTalk | 8 January 2018 | 1h 14m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Dick Carpenter of the Institute for Justice and author of Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit. Explains the perniciousness of occupational licensing and other regulation that protects existing job holders from competition.

Robert Sapolsky on the Toxic Intersection of Poverty and Stress

The Ezra Klein Show | 25 January 2019 | 1h 21m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with neuroscientist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky based on his book Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. Principally about how the stress of poverty affects people’s minds but also covers whether free will is a myth, why he believes the prison system is incompatible with modern neuroscience, and inferences about politics from studying baboons.

Shane Bauer – American Prison

I Have to Ask | 14 September 2018 | 0h 33m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Shane Bauer, author of American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment. Discusses his four months as a guard at a private prison in Louisiana, and what he learned about the American system of justice.

The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted

Freakonomics Radio | 26 April 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later 
Conversation with Atul Gawande, cancer surgeon, public-health researcher, and best-selling author. The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, with so-so outcomes. Discusses Gawande’s simple ideas for treating a painfully complex system.

The Entebbe Raid

History Extra Podcast | 10 May 2018 | 0h 44m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Saul David, author of Operation Thunderbolt, on the story of the Israeli operation to rescue hostages from an airport in Uganda in 1976. Fresh insights on the planning and execution of the raid and its long-term consequences.

Frances Lee on Why Bipartisanship is Irrational

The Ezra Klein Show | 21 January 2019 | 1h 03m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with political scientist Frances Lee, author of Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign. Suggests that the bipartisanship required structurally by America’s governance arrangements is irrational when there is not a long-term majority party.