Thinking About Thinking

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 21 August 2018 | 0h 56m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen, author of the Marginal Revolution blog, and the recent books “Average is Over” and “The Complacent Class”. Fascinating insights into the future of labour, media, race relations, decision making, parenting, reading and chess.

Dean Simonton on the Causes of Scientific and Artistic Genius

Rationally Speaking | 22 July 2018 | 1h 06m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Professor Dean Simonton, who has spent his life quantitatively studying geniuses, from Einstein to Mozart.

What You See is a Function of the Question You’re Answering

EconTalk | 23 July 2018 | 1h 04m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Teppo Felin about perception, cognition, and rationality. Argues against the omniscient thinking that interprets cognitive errors as biases and irrationality. Discusses the implications of different understandings of rationality for economics, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Tali Sharot – Optimism, Decision Making, and Mistakes

Capital Allocators | 4 June 2018 | 0h 47m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tali Sharot, an expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion and author of “The Influential Mind”, “The Science of Optimism”, and “The Optimism Bias”. Sharot combines research in psychology, behavioural economics and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions, beliefs and inaccurate expectations of the future.

Robin Hanson on Signalling and Self-Deception

Conversations with Tyler | 28 February 2018 | 1h 05m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Wide-ranging discussion with Robin Hanson, co-author of “The Elephant in the Brain”, which makes the case that as much as 90% of human behaviour is motivated by sub-conscious signalling, not the selfless motives typically professed.