Analysis | 28 October 2012 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with E.D. Hirsch who advocates a school curriculum strongly grounded in facts and knowledge. He believes that there are specific ideas, works of literature and scientific concepts which everyone should know so that they can be active participants in society. Discusses with the former English schools minister, Nick Gibb, the reasons for embracing Hirsch’s ideas and how they could counteract what he describes as a prevailing left-wing ideology among teachers.
Conversations with Tyler | 14 February 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jordan Peterson discussing collecting Soviet propaganda, why he’s so drawn to Jung, what the Exodus story can teach us about current events, his marriage and fame, what the Intellectual Dark Web gets wrong, immigration in America and Canada, his tendency towards depression, Tinder’s revolutionary nature, the lessons from The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, fixing universities, the skills needed to become a good educator, and much more.
Economic Rockstar | 29 January 2015 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marina Adshade abut the ideas in her book Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love. Applies the principles of supply and demand and other market forces to matters of love, courtship, sex, intimacy, and marriage. Humourous and insightful.
The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 1 February 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in The Netherlands, the world’s euthanasia capital, are starting to worry about the consequences. Nicely balances a charged issue.
The Ezra Klein Show | 28 January 2019 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bruce Friedrich, head of the Good Food Institute, which invests in, advises on, and advocates for the plant- and cell-based meat industries. Overviews the potential for food production technology that’s better for the planet, better for animals, and better for our health.
I Have to Ask | 14 September 2018 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Shane Bauer, author of American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment. Discusses his four months as a guard at a private prison in Louisiana, and what he learned about the American system of justice.
EconTalk | 21 January 2019 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jennifer Doleac about research on crime, police, and the unexpected consequences of the criminal justice system. Topics discussed include legislation banning asking job applicants if they’ve been in prison, body cameras for police, the use of DNA databases, the use of Naloxone to prevent death from opioid overdose, and the challenges of being an economist who thinks about crime using the economist’s toolkit.
Revisionist History | 16 June 2016 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Malcolm Gladwell uses a number of stories, notably the treatment of Australia’s first woman prime minister, to explain moral licensing – our habit of using a good deed to self-justify a bad one.