Annie Duke – Improving Decision Making

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.

Embodied Cognition, Mirror Neurons, and Empathy

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.

Mark Lynas: How We Got it Wrong on GMOs

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.

Ed Yong – I Contain Multitudes

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.

Liv Boeree on Poker, Aliens, and Thinking in Probabilities

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.

Mary Lou Jepsen on the Wearable MRI

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.

Robert Kurson on Rocket Men

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 23 March 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Robert Kurson about his book “Rocket Men”, the inside story of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who took on the near-impossible challenge of mankind’s first mission to the Moon.

Did Cooking Make Us Human?

Origin Stories | 29 December 2015 | 0h 18m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Did cooking make us human? Richard Wrangham, author of “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human” and Rachel Carmody discuss the impact that cooked food had on human evolution.