Work as Identity, Burnout as Lifestyle

The Ezra Klein Show | 22 April 2019 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Conversation with Anne Helen Petersen and Derek Thompson about their essays on millennial burnout and workism. Discusses what happens when work becomes an identity, capitalism becomes a religion, and productivity becomes the way we measure human value.

Radically Normal

Hidden Brain | 8 April 2019 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
For generations, living openly as a gay person in the United States was difficult, and often dangerous. But there’s been a dramatic change in public attitudes toward gay people. Explores one of the most striking transformations of public attitude ever recorded. Also considers whether the strategies used by gay rights activists hold lessons for other groups seeking change.

Dani Shapiro’s Family Secret

The Longest Shortest Time | 13 March 2019 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dani Shapiro about her book Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. A moving account of uncovering her father’s identity after surprising results from a consumer DNA test.

DNA Kits: Can You Trust Them?

Science Vs | 12 April 2019 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Millions of people send off their DNA to companies like Ancestry.com and 23andme to find out where they come from, and what diseases they might get. Explores how much you can trust these DNA kits with anthropologist Jonathan Marks and geneticist Adam Rutherford.

Sean Strub on Body Counts

Thecuriousmanspodcast | 15 January 2019 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sean Strub about his book Body Counts: A Memoir of Activism, Sex and Survival. Recounts the AIDS epidemic through the lens of Sean’s life as a gay man who turned to activism to fight the discrimination and stigma attached to HIV and AIDS.

Ref, You Suck!

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis | 2 April 2019 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
The first episode of a new podcast where Michael Lewis looks at what’s happened to fairness—in financial markets, newsrooms, basketball games, courts of law, and more. Rage at referees is all the rage in professional sports. Michael Lewis visits the NBA replay centre that’s trying to adjudicate fairness.

Malcolm Gladwell on the Danger of Joining Consensus Opinions

The Ezra Klein Show | 23 August 2016 | 1h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Malcolm Gladwell delving into his process to generate contrarian perspectives. Topics include: Gladwell’s early career; how Canadians are disinclined to escalate conflicts; the value and nature of boredom in childhood; how people reflexively pile on to convenient narratives; why podcasting is different from writing for the page/screen; how the internet will one day seem like an experiment gone completely awry; and the importance of people who are above average though not exceptional.

The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and Marriage

Freakonomics Radio | 6 July 2017 | 0h 43m | Listen Later
Over 40 percent of U.S. births are to unmarried mothers, and the numbers are especially high among the less-educated. Why? One argument is that the decline in good manufacturing jobs led to a decline in “marriageable” men. Cleverly uses high paying jobs for less educated men in the fracking boom as a natural experiment to explore marriage dynamics.