Just Another Mindset Podcast | 22 November 2022 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Evan Mandery about his book Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us. Discusses injustice and inequality in the US education system, arguing that exclusive schools and white affluent suburbs work together to exacerbate social inequality.
Asian Review of Books | 29 December 2022 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tarun Khanna and Michael Szonyi about their edited volume Making Meritocracy: Lessons from China and India, from Antiquity to the Present. Compares and contrasts the history and practices of identifying and promoting talent in China and India, drawing lessons for meritocracy elsewhere more generally.
Rocking Our Priors | 23 February 2023 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Cecilia Ridgeway about her book Status: Why Is It Everywhere? Why Does It Matter? Discusses what determines status; why status hierarchies persist; what happens if people push for higher status before they’re seen as competent; why women are so nice; the difference between race, gender and class inequalities; and why racism persists in the US.
Invest Like the Best | 21 February 2023 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tim Urban about his book What’s Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies. Offers a framework for thinking about political discourse taking account of how we think as individuals and groups. Emphasises the value of constructive disagreement.
Peoples & Things | 9 January 2023 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ruth Schwartz Cowan about her book, More Work for Mother: The Ironies Of Household Technology From The Open Hearth To The Microwave. Examines the history of how Americans industrialized their homes over the past two hundred years and how supposedly labour-saving technologies led women to do increased housework. Reflects on what it was like to work as a professor as a woman and mother in the 1970s and how families have changed their relationship to technology and housework in the forty years since the book was published.
Narratives w/Will Jarvis | 6 February 2023 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Misha Saul about essays from Kvetch, his Substack. Discusses geographic determinism and inevitability, finding alpha. retrofitted narratives and how they work, the domestication of men, the importance of symbolic ceremonial traditional things, the importance of knowing the Jewish tradition, and more.
I recommended subscribing to Kvetch.
Reading Our Times | 6 December 2022 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ann Hartle about her book What Happened to Civility: The Promise and Failure of Montaigne’s Modern Project. Explores the origins of the notion of civility in Montaigne’s essays, the reasons civility is failing in our own time, and advocates for free speech and the need to be able to disagree productively.
Capitalisn’t | 12 August 2021 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Sandel about his book The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good. Makes a nuanced case against meritocracy.