Bo Sea on Good Arguments

The Next Big Idea | 17 November 2022 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bo Seo about his book Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard. Shares time-honoured techniques for getting your point across, changing minds without hurting feelings, dealing with bullies, and knowing when to shut up.

Jacob Mchangama: The Historical Limits on Free Speech

Saturday Morning | 4 November 2022 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jacob Mchangama about the history of free speech and the problems encountered historically with attempts to place limits on hate speech. Draws from his book Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media.

I am a member of the Free Speech Union, which brought Jacob Mchangama to New Zealand, as part of its campaign against New Zealand’s proposed hate speech laws.

The Huxleys: A Revolution in How We See Ourselves

RSA Events | 13 October 2022 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Discussion with Alison Bashford about her book The Huxleys: An Intimate History of Evolution. Uses the lives and work of T.H. Huxley and Julian Huxley to portray the impact that three generations of Huxleys have had on the scientific and cultural conversations we have about humanity and our relationship with the natural world.

Cynic in the Streets, Stoic in the Sheets | Ryan Holiday

The James Altucher Show | 6 October 2022 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ryan Holiday about his book Discipline Is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control. Draws on stories about historical figures we can emulate as pillars of self-discipline, including Lou Gehrig, Queen Elizabeth II, boxer Floyd Patterson, Marcus Aurelius and writer Toni Morrison.

Reid Hoffman: Better Decisions, Fewer Mistakes

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 20 September 2022 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Reid Hoffman discussing lessons learned from decades spent as a hands-on operator and investor, including what he knows about scaling that others miss, the three principles of decision-making, how to constantly evolve your learning pattern, and why the best leaders adapt to the crisis at hand.

John Peter DiIulio on Completely Free: The Moral and Political Vision of John Stuart Mill

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 21 September 2022 | 1h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with John Peter DiIulio about his book Completely Free: The Moral and Political Vision of John Stuart Mill. Dissects critiques of Mill’s social and political thought and argues that Mill believed that society should aim for zero-tolerance of arbitrary power and strive to promote and preserve individual freedom. Discusses how Mill freed himself of the mechanistic aspects of Benthamite Utilitarianism in favour of a richer vision of human happiness that was friendlier to intellectual autonomy and love of the arts while simultaneously demanding of the individual the pursuit of virtue and good character.

Annie Duke – The Power of Quitting

Capital Allocators | 3 October 2022 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Annie Duke about her book Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away. Discusses her compulsion to write another book, our instinct for grit, the case for quitting, the emotional and cognitive biases that stand in our way, and some techniques to improve our ability to quit effectively. Includes stories about Everest, Sears, the NBA draft, and the California bullet train.

Jacob Soll on the History of Free Market ideas

Ben Yeoh Chats | 24 September 2022 | 1h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jacob Soll about his book Free Market: The History of an Idea. Discusses improving accounting to consider externalities, natural capital and human capital better; the central role of Cicero and stoic thought in the history of free-market thinkers; how Christian thinkers, Franciscan monks, Alexander Hamilton and Machievelli thought about free markets; the role of institutions in shaping thought; the importance of patenting ideas and whether the UK’s patent office gave the country an edge when the industrial revolution started; the role of culture, and to what extent protectionism and some tariffs helped economies develop historically.