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.

Nineteen-Eighty-Four Turns 70

Late Night Live – with Phillip Adams ABC RN | 26 June 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dorian Lynskey about his book The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell’s 1984. Discusses Orwell’s life and society’s relationship with the book we turn to when the truth is mutilated, language is distorted, and power is abused.

Thomas Gilovich on Human Behaviour

Masters in Business | 25 January 2018 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Thomas Gilovich discussing his work in social psychology, decision making, behavioural economics and happiness. Draws on ideas in How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life and the paper he co-authored with Amos Tversky on the “Hot Hand” in the NBA.

Puzzle Rush

Revisionist History | 20 June 2019 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
The fourth season of Revisionist History starts with Malcolm Gladwell questioning the merits of examinations that deliberately rush the student. It turns out that ranking by ability is a function of how much thinking is rushed.

Annaka Harris on Conscious

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 6 June 2019 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Annaka Harris about her book Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind. Delves into the illusions of self and free will, the felt experience, where consciousness arises from, and panpsychism – the notion that consciousness might be a fundamental property of matter.

How to Change Your Mind

Freakonomics Radio | 30 May 2019 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the barriers to changing your mind (ego, overconfidence, inertia and cost) and how to get better at changing your mind with neuroscientist (and primatologist) Robert Sapolsky.

Adam Gopnik on The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Carnegie Council Audio | 22 May 2019 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adam Gopnik about the ideas in his book A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism. Argues that rather than emphasizing the role of the individual, the principles of community and compromise are at the core of the liberal project.

Michael Blastland on The Hidden Half

Science Focus | 15 May 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Blastland, author of The Hidden Half: How the World Conceals its Secrets. Discusses how, even in the most tightly controllable situations, we often still see random variations in outcomes. Argues that our unwillingness to admit uncertainty affects science, economics, politics and business, sometimes with disastrous consequences.