Rahul Jandial – How To Rewire Your Brain

How to Academy | 20 July 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rahul Jandial about his book Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon. Backgrounds the workings of the brain, shares stories of extraordinary surgeries, and offers advice on improving brain performance and forestalling cognitive decay.

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat, with Jenny Kleeman

Intelligence Squared | 17 July 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jenny Kleeman about her book Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex, and Death. Discusses the innovations coming to the most human of experiences: artificial wombs, lab-grown meat, sex robots, and automated, painless death.

Robin Hanbury-Tenison: Taming The Four Horsemen

The Book Club | 15 July 2020 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robin Hanbury-Tenison about his book Taming The Four Horsemen: Radical Solutions to Defeat Pandemics, War, Famine and the Death of the Planet. Discusses what the collapse of ancient civilisations can teach us about our own, and his suggestions for applying science and technology to improve agriculture and medicine.

Matt Ridley: How Innovation Works

Naval | 9 July 2020 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Naval | 15 July 2020 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Enthralling two-piece conversation between Naval Ravikant and Matt Ridley about Ridley’s book How Innovation Works.

Native American Admixture into Polynesia

The Insight | 9 July 2020 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alex Ioannidis on the Nature paper he co-authored: Native American gene flow into Polynesia predating Easter Island settlement. Explains the genetic evidence for pre-Columbian Native American ancestry in Eastern Polynesia. Did the Polynesians bring them back from the mainland? Or did they voyage themselves?

Civilization: Recalculating the Price of Progress

The Next Big Idea | 7 July 2020 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Ryan abut ideas from his book Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. Explores, with an evolutionary psychology perspective, what we can learn from people in non-civilised societies, who tend to be healthier, happier and more fulfilled, notwithstanding their lack of cutting edge science and technology.

How to Make Your Own Luck

Freakonomics Radio | 2 July 2020 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Maria Konnikova about her book The Biggest Bluff. Discusses insights on decisionmaking gleaned from learning to be a professional poker player. Includes excerpts read by Konnikova.

This is the prototype for a potential new podcast from Steven Dubner, which sets a new high standard for an author interview about their book. Email radio@freakonomics.com to offer encouragement.

Richard Haier on the Nature of Human Intelligence

The Psychology Podcast | 25 June 2020 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Haier about his work researching the structural and functional neuroanatomy of intelligence using neuroimaging. Covers evidence for the role of genetics, neuroimaging, IQ tests, and potential of, but the difficulty of increasing intelligence. Draws on ideas from The Neuroscience of Intelligence.