Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments

Conversations with Tyler | 16 October 2018 | 2h 30m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen about the ideas in Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals. Makes the moral case for prioritising economic growth by not discounting future humans relative to those currently alive.

Man Up

Hidden Brain | 1 October 2018 | 0h 42m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Male workforce participation is falling, in part due to men’s reluctance to move into sectors traditionally viewed as women’s work. Explores definitions of masculinity; research that suggests that manhood is “hard to earn and easy to lose”; and the compensations deployed by men undertaking traditionally female work.

Tucker Max – Speak Your Truth or Be Silenced

The James Altucher Show | 25 September 2018 | 1h 07m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discussion with Tucker Max about book publishing, media, the Overton window, virtue signalling, and separating the truth from everything else.

Jonathan Haidt – The Coddling of the American Mind

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 9 September 2018 | 1h 36m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Haidt about the ideas in The Coddling of the American Mind. Covers hostility to free speech, recent moral panics on campus, the role of intentions in ethical life, the economics of prestige in “call out” culture, bigotry, systemic racism and the paradox of progress.

The Edge of Humanity

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 19 September 2018 | 2h 06m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Yuval Noah Harari about his book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Discusses the importance of meditation, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilisation, threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism and the implications of AI and automation.

Helen Parr: Our Boys

Spectator Books | 14 September 2018 | 0h 30m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Helen Parr about her book Our Boys: The Story of A Paratrooper, which blends memoir, social history and military history to tell the story of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands War and Britain’s changing relationship with its soldiers and veterans.

How the Sandwich Consumed Britain

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 19 January 2018 | 0h 37m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Fascinating backgrounder on Britain’s world-beating sandwich industry. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner.