What Teeth Can Tell Us About People in Roman and Early Medieval Wessex

The Arch and Anth Podcast | 28 June 2019 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Katie Faillace about her work in dental anthropology. Measuring non-metric traits of archaeological teeth allows her to infer the relatedness of different populations in Wessex between the Roman and early medieval periods.

Thomas Gilovich on Human Behaviour

Masters in Business | 25 January 2018 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Thomas Gilovich discussing his work in social psychology, decision making, behavioural economics and happiness. Draws on ideas in How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life and the paper he co-authored with Amos Tversky on the “Hot Hand” in the NBA.

Rob Reid – the Dark Side of Gene Editing and Synthetic Biology

The Kevin Rose Show | 20 June 2019 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rob Reid. Backgrounds the promise of synthetic biology and gene editing before reviewing the risks of a doomsday bug wiping out humanity – and suggests that it’s time to take this danger seriously.

Randolph Nesse on Good Reasons for Bad Feelings

Innovation Hub | 21 June 2019 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Randolph Nesse about the ideas in his book, Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry. Considers emotional and mental disorders from an evolutionary perspective, and explains why natural selection left us with fragile minds.

Matt Moore on Analyzing Highway Safety

The Not Unreasonable Podcast | 18 June 2019 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Moore of the Highway Loss Data Institute with insights from its insurance and automobile dataset. Weighs the evidence for the (in)effectiveness of a range of vehicle safety features and considers the potential for future improvements in road safety.

Green Technology and Early Adoption

Analysis | 17 June 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the advantages and dangers of accelerating the adoption of green energy technology to curb the UK’s contribution to global carbon emissions.

Jon Wertheim on Sports, Psychology and Economics

Capital Allocators | 17 June 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jon Wertheim, sports journalist and author of ten books including Stokes of Genius about the Federer-Nadal rivalry, Scorecasting, and This Is Your Brain on Sports. Ranges across sports, investing and psychology delving into behaviour and decision making, tennis, the role of luck, cycles in basketball strategy, loss aversion, job preservation, omission bias, sports gambling, the business of sports, and lessons from interviewing.

This Changed How I Think About Love (with Alison Gopnik)

The Ezra Klein Show | 13 June 2019 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alison Gopnik on parenting, friendships, marriage, and schooling. What makes us feel love for each other. How we can best care for each other. How our minds really work in the formative, earliest days, and what we lose as we get older. The role community is meant to play in our lives. Draws on ideas in The Gardener and the Carpenter.