All The Single Ladies…Are Losing In The Housing Market

The Indicator from Planet Money | 7 January 2020 | 0h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kelly Shue about Yale School of Management research which finds that single women buy houses high and sell low compared to their male counterparts.

Richard Davies on Extreme Economies

EconTalk | 9 March 2020 | 2h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Davies about his book Extreme Economies: What Life at the World’s Margins Can Teach Us About Our Own Future. Explores economic life in extreme situations. Examples discussed are the Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana, two Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, the rain forest in the Darien Gap in Panama, and Kinshasa, the largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An economic and journalistic tour de force as Davies shares insights from his encounters with people around the world struggling to trade and prosper in extreme environments.

Barbara Ehrenreich on UBI, Class Conflict, and Collective Joy

The Ezra Klein Show | 24 February 2020 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich discussing ideas from her books, which have covered a vast range of topics, from the precarity of middle-class existence, to the psychological and sociological roots of collective joy, to human mortality, to her own attempt, as an atheist, to grapple with mystical experiences.

Tyler Cowen on Identifying Talent, Changing Education, and Studying Progress

Venture Stories | 20 February 2020 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen discussing talent identification, the forces shaping education, egalitarianism versus meritocracy, progress, aesthetics in intellectual life, how to find the best people for government jobs, why globalisation has not led to more innovation, and more.

Olivia Fane: Why Sex Doesn’t Matter

The Book Club | 12 February 2020 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Olivia Fane about her book Why Sex Doesn’t Matter. Explains that the idea that sex and love are related is a damaging twentieth-century invention and that if we could just recognise that sex was no more significant than scratching an itch we’d all be wiser and happier. Discusses how she reaches that conclusion — and what, if she’s right, we ought to do about it.

Decriminalising Domestic Violence

Big Ideas | 19 February 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Leigh Goodmark about her book Decriminalizing Domestic Violence. Argues that the criminal justice system, with its emphasis on incarceration, fails to protect women and doesn’t address the causes of male violence, or coercive and controlling behaviour.

Lisa Taddeo and Hadley Freeman On Sex and Desire

How To Academy | 10 February 2020 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lisa Taddeo about her book Three Women. Discusses the sex lives of three women to reveal profound and previously unspoken truths about life and love, womanhood and desire.

Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

Carnegie Council Audio | 14 January 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tom Parker about his book Avoiding the Terrorist Trap: Why Respect for Human Rights is the Key to Defeating Terrorism. Covers how investigators can utilize technology like facial recognition while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public; the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats; privacy; surveillance and more.