Sarah Hill – The Psychological Impact Of Hormonal Birth Control

Modern Wisdom | 21 November 2022 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sarah Hill about her book This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences. Discusses why hormonal birth control can make women prioritise wealth in men, why women who come off are less sexually satisfied with partners they chose when they were on birth control, the relationship between taking the pill with anxiety, depression, bisexuality and stress, whether it’s a good thing for women to have sex with men who they wouldn’t marry, and more.

Dream Hoarders: A Book Talk with Richard Reeves

Opportunity in America | 20 July 2017 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Reeves about his book Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It. Argues that America’s upper middle class has become more effective at passing on opportunities to their children, and while he applauds good parenting, he notes systemic advantages—in areas ranging from the tax code to institutional practices of higher education institutions—limit the abilities of parents lower down the income scale to help their children connect to the best opportunities, resulting in less social mobility overall.

The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinking with Temple Grandin

The TED Interview | 10 November 2022 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Temple Grandin about her book Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions. Discusses her long, multifaceted career, and how her neurodivergent mind and its gift for identifying patterns and thinking visually has helped her pioneer groundbreaking research. She also explains how all kinds of brains can contribute to creating knowledge, and shares how neurodiversity is a strength across many disciplines.

A Conversation About Reproductive Health and Abortion Studies

New Books in Gender | 14 October 2021 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Spotify
Interview with Diane Greene Foster about her book The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having or Being Denied an Abortion. Discusses her ten-year study on the outcomes for a thousand pregnant women who had or were denied abortions; considering the impacts on mental and physical health, careers, and romantic relationships; offering the first data-driven examination of having or not having an abortion.

Kathryn Schultz on Love and Grief

The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan | 28 October 2022 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kathryn Schultz about her book Lost & Found: A Memoir. Discusses her memoir about falling madly in love while her father lay dying, how modern society avoids suffering, how weddings can be a metaphor for America, the familial impact of the Holocaust, immigrant resilience, love at first sight, how deep differences enhance a marriage, the assimilation of gays and lesbians, how Americans deal with trauma, and the pitfalls of writing a memoir.

Dying with Dignity

The Gray Area with Sean Illing | 31 October 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Katie Engelhart about her book The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die. Discusses physician-assisted dying. the details of the procedure, why people fight for this right and exercise it, and the many moral and legal questions that it raises.

Of Boys And Men with Richard Reeves

Conversations with Coleman | 23 September 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Reeves about his book Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It. Discusses the problems facing men in Western society, whether there’s any need to address male-specific problems, whether gender differences come from nature or nurture, the so-called feminization of society, the advantage that girls have in education, age segregation in K-12 schooling, gender disparity and ADHD diagnoses, how the labour market has become less male-friendly, the suicide gap between men and women, the intersection of race and maleness, the unique struggles of black boys, and more.

Roland Fryer on Educational Reform

EconTalk | 10 October 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Roland Fryer about his research revealing the potential of incentives to improve students’ test scores; why he’s far more concerned about closing the racial achievement gap than keeping the love of learning pure; the five best practices of successful schools; and why it’s his failures far more than his successes that keep him in this fight.