Gregory Zuckerman on the Quant Revolution

Masters in Business | 30 October 2019 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Zuckerman about his book The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution. Backgrounds the personalities behind Renaissance Technologies applying maths and science to deliver its 30-year >60% pa track record.

Fries of the Future

Planet Money | 23 October 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Backgrounds the development of coatings to ensure french fries stay hot and crisp rather than cold and soggy – especially given the challenge of fast food delivery times.

Ben Horowitz – What You Do Is Who You Are

The Tim Ferriss Show | 24 October 2019 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Lots of insights on business culture and ideas from his articles and books The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are.

The Planet Remade

Science for the People | 3 June 2016 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Oliver Morton about his book The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World. Considers the science of geoengineering to mitigate climate change, discussing how geoengineering might work, and the political and ethical questions surrounding it.

The Moral Complexity of Genetics

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 22 May 2017 | 1h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Siddhartha Mukherjee about his book The Gene: An Intimate History. Discusses the human desire to understand and manipulate heredity, the genius of Gregor Mendel, the ethics of altering our genes, the future of genetic medicine, patent issues in genetic research, controversies about race and intelligence, and other topics.

Dematerialization and What It Means for the Economy and Climate Change

HBR IdeaCast | 17 September 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andrew McAfee about ideas from his book More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources – and What Happens Next. Explains how many economies are growing while new technologies are reducing their use of timber, metals, fertilizer, and other resources.

John Browne on the Equilibrium of Engineering

Masters in Business | 13 September 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Browne, former group chief executive of BP, about his books Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization and The Glass Closet. A panegyric to engineering, bundled with wisdom on management, openness, and environmental management.

From the Internet’s Past to the Future of Crypto

a16z | 29 August 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marc Andreessen applying lessons from the history of the internet to the future of crypto. Why crypto is an important evolution (or revolution) of the internet. What entrepreneurs, corporations, and policymakers can learn from the beginnings of the browser, e-commerce, and other examples about how emerging technologies move forward.