Context with Brad Harris | 10 July 2018 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Review of Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West, by Margaret Jacob. Explains how scientific knowledge became integrated into the culture of Europe through the 1600s and 1700s, and how the different social and political conditions of different European countries influenced the application of science to material prosperity. Insight on why Britain’s distinctive approach to the utility of science enabled it to industrialize generations earlier than any other country.
Capital Allocators | 19 November 2018 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Follow up interview with Annie Duke covering the challenge of separating signal from noise in making decisions, the formation and confirmation of beliefs, forming decision groups, communicating with teams, mistakes Annie’s advisory clients have made after reading her book and stories of how Annie approached being a woman in the male-dominated poker world.
Capital Allocators | 5 February 2018 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets. A wonderful synthesis of evolutionary psychology, behavioural biases and what to do about it from an expert in psychology with a grounding in the real world of poker.
Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 19 November 2018 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, a psychologist and neuroscientist who uses imaging technologies to study how different parts of the brain and body are involved in different cognitive tasks. Backgrounds embodied cognition, the theory that thinking takes place in the body as a whole, not just in the cells of the brain.
RNZ: Sunday Morning | 9 June 2018 | 0h 24m | Listen Later
Interview with science writer Mark Lynas about his book Seeds of Science: Why We Got it So Wrong on GMOs. Lynas used to be an anti-GMO activist but now thinks we got it wrong on genetically modified organisms and that our fear of GMOs is irrational.
The Monocle Weekly | 20 September 2017 | 0h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes, which nicely backgrounds the book and its ideas about the ecosystem of microorganisms that inhabit us and the world around.
Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 23 July 2018 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Liv Boeree, professional poker player and founder of Raising for Effective Giving, which has raised millions (largely from fellow poker players) for good causes. Ground covered includes game theory in poker and life, Bayesian analysis, the application of probabilities to the Fermi paradox, morality, and Effective Altruism.
FT Tech Tonic | 11 October 2017 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes
Scientist and former Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen on her latest startup, Openwater, where she and a team of researchers are working to develop a ski helmet-sized imaging device to dramatically lower the cost of medical imaging and one day read minds.