Stanislas Dehaene explores “How We Learn”

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell | 14 February 2020 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Stanislas Dehaene about his book How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now. Describes how neuroscience has revealed that human babies are incredible “learning machines” whose abilities exceed those of the best current artificial intelligence. Explores why this is so and how this information could be used to help learners (and teachers) of all ages.

Upstream: Solving Problems Before They Happen

The Next Big Idea | 14 July 2020 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dan Heath about his book Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. Explores what it takes to root out problems at their source, both in our own lives and in the larger world.

Diversity & Creative Thinking – the Power of Rebel Ideas with Matthew Syed

Eat Sleep Work Repeat | 15 April 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matthew Syed about his book Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking. Explores the power of diverse thinking and diverse leadership styles and the settings where cognitive diversity is advantageous.

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat, with Jenny Kleeman

Intelligence Squared | 17 July 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jenny Kleeman about her book Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex, and Death. Discusses the innovations coming to the most human of experiences: artificial wombs, lab-grown meat, sex robots, and automated, painless death.

Civilization: Recalculating the Price of Progress

The Next Big Idea | 7 July 2020 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Ryan abut ideas from his book Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. Explores, with an evolutionary psychology perspective, what we can learn from people in non-civilised societies, who tend to be healthier, happier and more fulfilled, notwithstanding their lack of cutting edge science and technology.

The Transformative Power of Restorative Justice

The Ezra Klein Show | 18 June 2020 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sujatha Baliga, director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice. Advocates for criminal justice focused on repairing breaches rather than exacting retribution. Restorative justice asks: Who was harmed? What do they need? And whose obligation is it to meet those needs? This delivers profoundly different results, both for victims and perpetrators, with more satisfied survivors, reduced recidivism, and lower costs.

Can We Pull Back From The Brink?

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 13 June 2020 | 1h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Sam Harris discusses the recent social protests and civil unrest in light of the evidence about racism and police violence in America.

A Former Prosecutor’s Case for Prison Abolition

The Ezra Klein Show | 8 June 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Paul Butler about ideas to do with his book Chokehold: Policing Black Men. Argues that the chokehold is a metaphor for understanding how racial oppression functions in the US criminal justice system – coercing submission that is self-reinforcing. Makes the case that the criminal legal system is not broken and in need of repair; but is working exactly as designed, and needs to be completely reimagined.