Accelerate Learning to Boost Your Career

HBR IdeaCast | 22 October 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Scott Young about his book Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career. Outlines the principles for fast, focussed learning that he used to teach himself the four-year MIT computer science curriculum in just 12 months.

Gregory Zuckerman on the Quant Revolution

Masters in Business | 30 October 2019 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Zuckerman about his book The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution. Backgrounds the personalities behind Renaissance Technologies applying maths and science to deliver its 30-year >60% pa track record.

Humanimal

Science for the People | 1 March 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adam Rutherford about his book Humanimal: How Homo Sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature – A New Evolutionary History. Discusses the common ways we mistakenly think humans are different from other creatures.

We Live in The Good Place. And We’re Screwing it Up

The Ezra Klein Show | 28 October 2019 | 1h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kate Marvel on climate change. Focuses on evaluating whether climate change is an existential threat that must take priority ahead of all other concerns.

Fries of the Future

Planet Money | 23 October 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Backgrounds the development of coatings to ensure french fries stay hot and crisp rather than cold and soggy – especially given the challenge of fast food delivery times.

The Planet Remade

Science for the People | 3 June 2016 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Oliver Morton about his book The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World. Considers the science of geoengineering to mitigate climate change, discussing how geoengineering might work, and the political and ethical questions surrounding it.

Saloni Dattani on the Debate Over Whether Male and Female Brains Are Different

Rationally Speaking | 3 September 2019 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Several recent books have argued there’s no difference between male and female brains. Saloni Dattani, a PhD student in psychiatric genetics, discusses some of the problems with the argument, and what we really know so far about gender and the brain. References her article The truth about the female brain.

Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

RNZ – All Programmes | 26 February 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later
Interview with Joshua Mezrich about his book When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon. A compelling account of the work, history and ethical issues of lifesaving organ transplants.