Working Motherhood

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 16 April 2020 | 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Helen McCarthy about her book Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood. Discusses the complicated past of working motherhood, the forces seeking to include or exclude women from work, and how these developments have informed views on gender, work and equality.

The New Future of Work

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 25 March 2020 | 1h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Mullenweg about the evolution of distributed work. Discusses the benefits of working from home, the new norms of knowledge work, relevant tools and security concerns, the challenges for managers, the importance of written communication, the necessity of innovating in response to the covid-19 pandemic, delivery networks as critical infrastructure, economic recovery, and other topics.

Remote Work and Our New Reality

a16z | 23 March 2020 | 0h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Ulevitch, and Lauren Murrow about the swift rise of remote work and virtual networking amid the spread of the coronavirus. Covers the platforms powering our newly homebound workforce (and student body), creative use cases for video conferencing and streaming—from online education to virtual therapy—and whether remote work will become the new normal.

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.