Frontiers of Human Knowledge w/ Michael Bhaskar

Futures Podcast | 17 November 2021 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Michael Bhaskar about his book Human Frontiers: The Future of Big Ideas in an Age of Small Thinking. Discusses how the history of humanity is characterised by big ideas, why the perceived stagnation of economic growth and technological progress may mark the end of breakthrough innovation, and what new tools might help us to develop shocking, sensational or paradigm-shifting new ways to see the world.

Ryan Holiday || How to Have Courage

The Psychology Podcast | 6 January 2022 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Ryan Holiday about his book Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave. Discusses his unique definition of courage, and how people can practice it in their daily lives; whether the stories of American heroism are as honourable as we’ve been led to believe; and touches on social justice, hope, stoicism, resilience, and virtues.

Earning to Give

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 24 December 2021 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Sam Bankman-Fried about effective altruism. Discusses how he became the wealthiest self-made billionaire under 30, what might go wrong with cryptocurrency, the Giving What We Can pledge, how he thinks about using his resources to do the most good in the world, how not to stigmatize wealth, wealth redistribution, norms of generosity among the ultra-wealthy, pandemic preparedness, impact through lobbying, how ambitious should we be in doing good, and other topics.

Dawn of Everything: The True History of Humanity

The Next Big Idea | 15 December 2021 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with David Wengrow about his book The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, co-authored with David Graeber. Draws on the latest research in archaeology and anthropology to argue that the lives of our ancient ancestors were not nasty, brutish, and short. On the contrary, they were playful, collaborative, and improvisational – and there’s a lot they can teach us about how to improve the world as we know it.

Trailblazing Doctor Caroline de Costa: Champion of Women’s Reproductive Rights

Big Ideas | 6 December 2021 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Caroline De Costa about her memoir The Women’s Doc: True stories from my five decades delivering babies and making history. Discusses her life and work: travelling across Asia to study in Ireland; campaigning for access to contraception in Ireland; becoming the first woman in Australia to become a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology; the political struggle to legalise the medical abortion drug, RU486, in Australia; and advocating for the decriminalisation of abortion in Australia.

Allyn Walker on Minor-Attracted People

The Prostasia Conversations | 1 November 2021 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Allyn Walker about their book The Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity. Discusses their research of minor-attracted people who do not offend; the stigma attached to this population; and what they learned about strategies to prevent offending.

The public backlash against this interview has cost Walker their position at Old Dominion University. A disgraceful witchhunt.

Is College Worth the Cost?

BiggerPockets Money | 22 November 2021 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Preston Cooper about his research at The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity to evaluate the return on investment by degree and school for university education. Describes the analytical approach, overviews the results, and discusses the discrepancies between nonprofit and for-profit university degrees, whether or not high-cost schools provide a higher payday through life, and why even going to Harvard doesn’t secure a high ROI.

Machiavelli for Women: Stacey Vanek Smith

Wisdom From The Top with Guy Raz | 17 November 2021 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Stacey Vanek Smith about her book Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace. Explains how the tools outlined by Machiavelli can be used by women to unblock workplace barriers to their advancement.