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.
Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking | 14 March 2018 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
The Enlightenment worked, says Steven Pinker, by promoting reason, science, humanism, progress, and peace. The programs set in motion by the 18th-Century intellectual movement became so successful we’ve lost track of what that success came from. Some even discount the success itself, preferring to ignore or deny how much better off humanity keeps becoming, decade after decade, in terms of health, food, money, safety, education, justice, and opportunity.
Conversations with Tyler | 16 October 2018 | 2h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen about the ideas in Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals. Makes the moral case for prioritising economic growth by not discounting future humans relative to those currently alive.
Planet Money | 17 October 2018 | 0h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discussion with Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data. Uses stories about school performance and hormone replacement therapy to show how clever natural experiments can distinguish cause from correlation.
TED Talks Daily| 14 September 2018 | 0h 11m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths, co-author of Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions. Discusses how we can apply the logic of computers to untangle tricky human problems, sharing three practical strategies for making better decisions – on everything from finding a home to choosing which restaurant to go to tonight.