Quillette Podcast | 13 January 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Sir Roger Scruton has died at 75 (NY Times obituary). Interview with Daniel Hannan, the Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England, about his lifelong friendship with the Conservative philosopher.
The Ezra Klein Show | 2 December 2019 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Singer about his book The Life You Can Save. Covers his drowning child thought experiment, ethical philosophy, why moral reasoning is a social act, the ethics of caring most about those closest to you, AI risk, open borders, and where our obligations to others end.
EconTalk | 2 December 2019 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gerd Gigerenzer about his book Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious. Gigerenzer argues for the power of simple heuristics – rules of thumb – over more complex models when making real-world decisions. He argues that many results in behavioural economics that appear irrational can be understood as sensible ways of coping with complexity.
The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 26 November 2019 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dilbert creator and author Scott Adams sharing cognitive tools and tricks we can use to think better, expand our perspective, and avoid slumping into “loserthink.” Draws on ideas from his book Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America.
Cautionary Tales | 22 November 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Galileo tried to teach us that adding more and more layers to a system intended to avert disaster often makes catastrophe all the more likely to happen. His basic lesson has been ignored in nuclear power plants, financial markets and at the Oscars… all resulting in chaos.
HBR IdeaCast | 22 October 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Scott Young about his book Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career. Outlines the principles for fast, focussed learning that he used to teach himself the four-year MIT computer science curriculum in just 12 months.
The Ezra Klein Show | 25 July 2017 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Julia Galef about her work focused on how we think and argue, as well as the cognitive biases and traps that keep us from hearing what we’re really saying, hearing what others are really saying, and preferring answers that make us feel good to answers that are true. Discusses what she’s learned about thinking more clearly and arguing better, signalling, motivated reasoning, probabilistic debating, which identities help us find truth, and how to make online arguments less terrible.