Chris Arnade on Dignity

EconTalk | 22 July 2019 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with photographer, author, and former Wall St. trader Chris Arnade about his book, Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. Arnade quit his Wall Street job and criss-crossed America photographing and getting to know the addicted and homeless who struggle to find work and struggle to survive. Discusses what Arnade learned about Americans and himself.

Susan Cain Takes Us Into the Mind of an Introvert

The TED Interview | 12 June 2019 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Susan Cain, drawing on ideas in Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids. Offers ideas for better offices, better schools and better relationships.

Jeremy Rossman on Make School and Education

Y Combinator | 19 June 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jeremy Rossman, the co-founder of Make School, a college for computer science headquartered in San Francisco. Make School students don’t pay until they have a job after graduation. Insights on education, income sharing agreements and aligning the incentives for universities and students.

Steve Silberman on Evolving Attitudes About Autism

Point of Inquiry | 17 November 2015 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steve Silberman about his book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Uncovers the lost history of autism and shows how we arrived at the concept of the autism spectrum. Argues that many of us have autistic traits, some of which, such as social awkwardness and highly focused passions, have helped shape our world, especially the digital realm.

The Tortoise and the Hare

Revisionist History | 27 June 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Malcolm Gladwell assesses the merits of educational pedigree as a means to identify legal talent before going on to propose his Grand Unified Theory for fixing higher education.

Pharmaceutical Freedom: Why Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate

Cato Daily Podcast | 12 January 2019 | 0h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jessica Flanigan, laying out the case in her book Pharmaceutical Freedom: Why Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate.

From Beijing to Cairo: Peter Hessler and the Craft of Foreign Correspondence

ChinaEconTalk | 7 June 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Hessler comparing his time as a foreign correspondent in China and Egypt. Discusses the society, politics, and culture of these two dynamic nations; and considers the similarities and differences in the ways the Chinese and Egyptian people make sense of their respective places in the world based on their rich historical and cultural legacies. Also reflects on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, contrasting it with the 2013 mass protests and eventual coup d’état in Cairo.

Alain Bertaud on Cities, Planning, and Order Without Design

EconTalk | 3 May 2019 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alain Bertaud about his book Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities. Bertaud explores the role of zoning and planning alongside the emergent factors that affect the growth of cities. He emphasizes the importance of cities as places for people to work and looks at how preferences and choices shape cities. Bertaud also reflects upon the differing perspectives of urban planners and economists.