Summit Fever

Choiceology with Dan Heath | 12 March 2018 | 0h 29m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Uses the story of the disastrous 1996 attempt to climb Mt Everest, where 8 climbers died to illustrate the sunk cost fallacy. Demonstrates the pervasiveness of this cognitive error in everyday life and sets out concrete practices to identify the bias and fight back against its influence.

Liv Boeree on Poker, Aliens, and Thinking in Probabilities

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 23 July 2018 | 1h 10m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Liv Boeree, professional poker player and founder of Raising for Effective Giving, which has raised millions (largely from fellow poker players) for good causes. Ground covered includes game theory in poker and life, Bayesian analysis, the application of probabilities to the Fermi paradox, morality, and Effective Altruism.

Calm in the Chaos: The Story of the Stoics

The Forum | 1 November 2018 | 0h 39m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Exploration of the history, key ideas and evolution of Stoicism. The ancient Greco-Roman philosophy asks how to live a good life in an unpredictable world, and how to make the best of what is in our power while accepting the rest as it happens naturally. Also discusses its influence on Christianity and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Clausewitz and On War

In Our Time | 17 May 2012 | 0h 42m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss “On War,” a treatise on the theory and practice of warfare written by the Prussian soldier and intellectual Carl von Clausewitz. Informed by Clausewitz’s experience in the Napoleonic wars, the work looks not just at the practicalities of warfare, but offers a subtle philosophical analysis of the nature of war and its relationship with politics. Its influence is felt today not just on the battlefield but also in politics and business.

Robert Greene – The Laws of Human Nature

The James Altucher Show | 23 October 2018 | 1h 30m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Robert Greene on the ideas in “The Laws of Human Nature,” which explains the hidden science behind human behaviour. Greene explains why we see so much irrational behaviour around us and in ourselves. Includes concrete advice on ways you can start to change your behaviour.

Losses Loom Large

Choiceology with Katy Milkman | 29 October 2018 | 0h 34m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Uses emotionally powerful stories and academic experts to explain loss aversion – the irrational way we distinguish between losses and gain – and the link between loss aversion and unethical choices.

Yuval Noah Harari – Are You Imagining The Future Correctly?

The James Altucher Show | 18 September 2018 | 1h 04m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Yuval Noah Hariri about his book, “21 Lessons for The 21st Century.” Covers the myth of free will, perception, mental health, the rise of robots, algorithms, hackers, automation and how to prepare for these changes.

Naval Ravikant on Reading, Happiness, Systems for Decision Making, Habits, Radical Honesty

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 27 February 2018 | 2h 00m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Naval Ravikant, prominent early stage investor and CEO and co-founder of AngelList. Lots of wisdom throughout, but especially insightful on how to be a better reader.