Tara Westover on “Educated”

Reader’s Corner | 17 August 2018 | 0h 37m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tara Westover about her memoir “Educated.” Tells the story of growing up home-schooled in a violent, anti-government, fundamentalist Mormon family. She escaped via self-education, ultimately earning a PhD at Cambridge. Valuable perspectives on managing relationships.

Michelle Baddeley on Social Herding

Social Science Bites | 2 February 2017 | 0h 15m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with economist Michelle Baddeley discussing social herding, which often follows from an information imbalance, real or perceived, in which a person follows the wisdom of crowds. Touches on finance, neuroeconomics, groupthink, reputation and safety in numbers.

Capitalism and Moral Evolution

On Being with Krista Tippett | 2 June 2016 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discusses the evolution of culture and conscience with Jonathan Haidt and Melvin Konner. Jonathan Haidt is studying the relationship between capitalism and moral evolution. The liberal view of capitalism as essentially exploitative may remain alive and well, Haidt says, but the ironic truth of history is that capitalism actually generates liberal values as it takes root in societies.

Rise and Kill First, An Interview With Ronen Bergman

Stratfor Podcast | 9 Mach 2018 | 0h 23m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Ronen Bergman, author of “Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations.” Includes stories from the history of the Mossad, Shin Bet and the Israel Defense Forces and evaluates the moral justification and effectiveness of Israel’s targeted killing programmes.

Where Jonathan Haidt Thinks the American Mind Went Wrong

The Ezra Klein Show | 26 November 2018 | 1h 53m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Haidt on the ideas in “The Coddling of the American Mind.” Insightful on the costs of being overly protective and focusing on injustice. Debates the right balance between nurturing antifragility in the face of injustice versus entrenching societal injustice.

Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy

Startup Podcast | 16 November 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Part 2 of a series about Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy, the highest performing, but most controversial charter school network in New York City. Tells the story of what got Moskowitz interested in education, her battles to improve public education before founding Success Academy, and the early struggles as she opened her first schools.

Gregory Clark on Using Names to Measure Social Mobility

Social Science Bites | 1 April 2014 | 0h 19m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with economist Gregory Clark, author of “The Son Also Rises.” Describes how inferences about social mobility can be drawn from the distribution of surnames amongst elites in societies over many centuries. Discusses the implications for social policy if social status is highly heritable.

Silicon Valley Values

Analysis | 12 June 2016 | 0h 28m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Explores the identity and values of Silicon Valley – and what they mean for the rest of us. Talks to entrepreneurs, investors, academics and activists about how those values are permeating the world and what to do when they clash with other priorities down on the ground.