A Mortgage for A Cure

a16z | 30 May 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with economist Andrew Lo discussing how to place an economic value on medicinal cures like gene and cell therapies, who should pay for what, and how. Also discusses the economics and risk of drug discovery and development and how markets might function more like biological systems than anything else.

Jared Diamond’s Books of His Life

Books of Your Life With Elizabeth | 1 May 2019 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jared Diamond about the books that have shaped his life. Includes Walden by Henry David Thoreau, If This is a Man by Primo Levi, Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, and other books that reflect his adventures in New Guinea. Also touches on his latest book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis and why he remains optimistic for the future.

Michael Blastland on The Hidden Half

Science Focus | 15 May 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Blastland, author of The Hidden Half: How the World Conceals its Secrets. Discusses how, even in the most tightly controllable situations, we often still see random variations in outcomes. Argues that our unwillingness to admit uncertainty affects science, economics, politics and business, sometimes with disastrous consequences.

23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else)

Freakonomics Radio | 16 May 2019 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of 23andMe discussing the revolution in home DNA testing, which gives consumers important, possibly life-changing information. It’s also building a gigantic database that could lead to medical breakthroughs. But how will you deal with upsetting news? What if your privacy is compromised? And are you prepared to have your DNA monetized?

Ezekiel Emanuel on the Practice of Medicine, Policy, and Life

Conversations with Tyler | 22 May 2019 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Emanuel Ezekiel about the importance of doctors, IQ versus EQ medicine, venture capital in biotech, reforming medical training, his brothers, immortality, unfettered rights to access medicines, the advantages of experiences over nicer things, and more.

Busting the Myth That Depression Doesn’t Affect People in Poor Countries

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 13 May 2019 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Backgrounds the work of Vikram Patel finding cost-effective ways to treat mental illness in poor countries.

Daniel Pink on Timing

Afford Anything | 15 April 2019 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Pink, author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Offers guidance on determining the optimum time of day for various types of work.

Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt

2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival | 10 October 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Adam Kay, former NHS doctor, now comedian and author of This is Going to Hurt, reflects on the often horrific conditions he was working under and what finally happened to make him hang up the white coat. Very funny, but with a serious message.