The Cat: In from the Wild

The Forum | 17 October 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the history of domesticated cats, which are thought to have started living alongside humans more than 9000 years ago. Cats probably domesticated themselves, entering the homes of early arable farmers in the Fertile Crescent to control the rodent population. Since then, they’ve been worshipped, vilified and revered by various societies around the world.

Julia Hartley Brewer meets Matt Ridley

The Julia Hartley-Brewer Show | 17 October 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with science and climate change writer Matt Ridley about the Extinction Rebellion protests over climate change. Discusses the risks of climate change and what the proposed targets to cut carbon emissions would mean for the lives of ordinary people.

The Gospel of Wealth

The Documentary | 16 October 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
The world’s greatest philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, said billionaires should give all their wealth away. In his guidebook to philanthropy, The Gospel of Wealth, he challenged people who acquired great wealth to give it back to the community. He believed the most important cause to support was education. Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown asks why today’s billionaire philanthropists aren’t giving away more money and why education is no longer the top priority.

Thibault Le Texier on Debunking the Stanford Prison Experiment

Rationally Speaking | 15 October 2019 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Thibault Le Texier, author of Debunking the Stanford Prison Experiment, discussing the evidence that the famous prison experiment was mostly fraudulent. Explores how the experimenters got away with such a significant misrepresentation for so long, and what this whole affair says about the field of psychology.

Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson — Befriending Radical Disagreement

On Being with Krista Tippett | 3 October 2019 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
After Derek Black was outed for his white-power ideology at the New College of Florida, Matthew Stevenson, an Orthodox Jew, invited him to Shabbat dinner. An inspiring tale of tolerance, friendship and conversion.

Melinda Gates – How to Empower Women

How To Academy | 7 October 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Melinda Gates discussing ideas from her book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. Shares stories and lessons learned from her work finding solutions for people with the most urgent needs. Compelling on the importance of empowering women.

The Moral Complexity of Genetics

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 22 May 2017 | 1h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Siddhartha Mukherjee about his book The Gene: An Intimate History. Discusses the human desire to understand and manipulate heredity, the genius of Gregor Mendel, the ethics of altering our genes, the future of genetic medicine, patent issues in genetic research, controversies about race and intelligence, and other topics.

Jeanette Winterson on Making Peace with the Past

Conversations | 12 December 2016 | 0h 50m | Listen Later
Interview with Jeanette Winterson recounting stories from her memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Winterson endured a difficult childhood before going on to become one of Britain’s most successful writers. Very very funny.