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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EconTalk | 22 February 2016 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book, The Evolution of Everything. Ridley applies the lens of emergent order to a wide variety of phenomena including culture, morality, religion, commerce, innovation, and consciousness.
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.