Predictions for Genetics in the 2020s

The Insight | 15 January 2020 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Spencer Wells and Razib Khan offer 10 predictions for what genetics will bring in the 2020s, from free sequencing to going beyond “Out of Africa” for human origins.

The Last Decade was the Best in Human History

IEA Conversations | 15 January 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley running through the evidence that we are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Covers poverty, inequality, child mortality, famine, disease, the economy, and more.

The Right Way to Form New Habits

HBR IdeaCast | 31 December 2019 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with James Clear about his book Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. Concrete advice on building habits to improve every day, compounding to meaningful improvement.

The Geoengineering Question

The Ezra Klein Show | 19 December 2019 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jane Flegal discussing the technology and anthropology of geoengineering. Covers the state of the technology, its advantages and disadvantages, and issues with its governance.

Self Deception + Evolution

Here We Are | 23 December 2018 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers about his life and work on modern evolutionary theory. Covers self-deception, reciprocal altruism, sex ratio theory, selfish genetic elements, bacterial evolution, and honour killings.

Growth and the Energy Transition with Vaclav Smil

Exponential View with Azeem Azhar | 27 November 2019 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Vaclav Smil focussed on the energy transition away from fossil fuels. Discusses the history and future of energy, the limits of renewables, the consequences of megacities, waste reduction, the possibilities Moore’s Law predicts for biology and chemistry, and the limits of nuclear power.

The Journey of Munjed Al Muderis from Refugee to World Leading Surgeon

Big Ideas | 2 January 2020 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Munjed Al Muderis about his journey from Iraqi refugee to world-famous orthopaedic surgeon. One hell of a story, with insights on the refugee experience, refugee policy, entitled medical culture, humanitarian work, and Iraq. Draws from his book Walking Free.

Neil Pasricha: Happy Habits

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 24 December 2019 | 1h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Neil Pasricha, author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome. Insightful throughout, with wisdom on parenting, building resilience, combating anxiety, and daily practices to improve our lives.