The New Atlantis: Charter Cities

Beneath the Surface: An Infrastructure Podcast | 5 May 2022 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Each year, tens of millions of people migrate from rural areas to cities—mostly in emerging economies, where populations are growing faster than governments can create basic infrastructure. To address the challenges of urbanization without industrialization, development experts, economists, and policymakers have proposed solutions spanning from increased immigration to better family planning.

This episode considers whether charter cities could be a path to accelerating growth in emerging economies.

This is the first episode of a new podcast from Stripe Press on infrastructure.

Why Do Men Rule the World? with Dr. Alice Evans

Factually! with Adam Conover | 23 March 2022 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alice Evans about ideas from her forthcoming book The Great Gender Divergence. Explains how male governance springs from systems of inheritance, why matrilineal systems tend to convert to patrilineal ones, and why we’re seeing progress on gender equality around the world.

David Friedman – Legal Systems Very Different from Ours

Ideas Having Sex | 25 April 2022 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Friedman about his book Legal Systems Very Different from Ours. Describes the legal systems of societies throughout history and around the globe, including saga-era Iceland and examples where law enforcement is private and decentralised.

Sexual Revolution: Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback, with Laurie Penny

Intelligence Squared | 1 April 2022 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Laurie Penny about their book Sexual Revolution: Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback. Analyses this moment of sexual politics, arguing that we are witnessing a transformation: a revolutionary change in how we define gender, sex, consent and whose bodies matter.

Carolyn Chen on Work Pray Code

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 3 March 2022 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Carolyn Chen about her book Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley. Explores how tech companies are bringing religion into the workplace in ways that are replacing traditional places of worship, blurring the line between work and religion and transforming the very nature of spiritual experience in modern life.

Tamar Haspel on First-Hand Food

EconTalk | 28 February 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tamar Haspel about her book To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard. Discusses what she learned from her quest to eat at least one thing she’d grown, caught, or killed every day. Reflects on the joy of learning and acquiring new skills to solve problems.

The Borders Between Us

The New Bazaar | 10 February 2022 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Tara Watson about her book The Border Within: The Economics of Immigration in an Age of Fear, co-authored with Kalee Thompson. Discusses why policies that affect undocumented immigrants also affect the places where they live and the economies in which they work; the consequences for the families and communities in which they are rooted; what the economics literature shows about the economics of immigration.

The Myth of Toxic Masculinity, with Nina Power

The Brendan O’Neill Show | 3 February 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Nina Power about her book What Do Men Want? Masculinity and its Discontents Discusses why we need to recover masculine virtues, the terror of the #MeToo movement, and why there is nothing progressive about the transgender movement.