Malcolm Gladwell Won’t Make Up His Mind

More with Anna Maria Tremonti | 23 March 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Malcolm Gladwell about the importance of changing our minds. The good news is he’s hopeful about our ability to do so. In fact, Gladwell believes closed-minded dogmatists are the real outliers. “Most people are actually open to new interpretations — surprisingly so.” Gladwell reveals why he prefers audio to print; where he gets his best ideas; why overconfident people may be more dangerous than ignorant ones; and why people reacting with a “huh” is the ultimate compliment.

John Tierney | Harnessing the Power of Bad

The Jordan Harbinger Show | 13 February 2020 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Tierney about his book The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It. Discusses our negativity bias, how we can overcome it, a low-bad media diet to avoid succumbing to despair, why the worst person at your workplace has the power to passively drag the whole team down beyond the abilities of the best person to bring it up, the negative golden rule, and more.

(This is the book recommended by Matt Ridley in his interview on the Five Good Questions podcast)

Ryan Holiday – Turning the Tables

The Tim Ferriss Show | 13 February 2020 | 2h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tim Ferriss by Ryan Holiday. Insights include how caring properly for a dog counters self-absorption, journalling to think, risk management, personal energy management, experimenting, and investment.

Peter Singer on The Life You Can Save

EconTalk | 17 February 2020 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Singer about his book The Life You Can Save. Singer argues that those of us in the developed world with a high standard of living can and should give/forgo some luxuries and donate instead to reduce poverty and suffering in poor countries. This is a wide-ranging conversation on the potential we have to make the world a better place and the practical challenges of having an impact.

The World According to Thiel

Uncommon Knowledge | 12 February 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Thiel. Covers globalization, the continuing and ever-growing threat from China and what the United States can and can’t do it about, what the rise of Bernie Sanders means for the future of US capitalism, the “derangement” (Thiel’s phrase) of Silicon Valley in the last decade, the scourge of political correctness on campuses and in society at large, and why to rethink the doctrine of American exceptionalism.

The Return of a Decision Making Jedi: My Discussion With Michael Mauboussin

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 24 January 2018 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Mauboussin about investment decisionmaking. Ground covered includes decision making, with concrete guidance on when and when not to deviate from base rates; intuition and when to use it; tests to evaluate the stability of a company’s environment; books; and parenting.

Stillness: How to Find Peace in a Frantic World

The Next Big Idea | 28 January 2020 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ryan Holiday, the author of Stillness Is the Key, sharing his tips for slowing down, calming your mind and body, and accessing the tranquillity deep inside.

Daniel Hannan on the late Sir Roger Scruton

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.