The Meb Faber Show | 1 June 2022 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Peter Zeihan about his book The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization. Discusses the two main themes he sees in the world today: deglobalization and depopulation; which countries are set up to thrive or suffer based on these trends; why he’s extremely bearish on China and the implications of this on a possible invasion of Taiwan; the war between Russia and Ukraine and related issues within the energy markets, supply chains and food shortages; and finishes on inflation, the shale revolution, and nuclear energy.
New Books in World Affairs | 25 May 2022 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Paul Morland about his book Tomorrow’s People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers. Describes ten illuminating indicators, from the fertility rate in Singapore to the median age in Catalonia to show how demography is both a powerful and an under-appreciated lens through which to view the global transformations currently underway.
New Books in Critical Theory | 3 May 2022 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alex Von Tunzelmann about her book Fallen Idols: Twelve Statues That Made History. Discusses the rights and wrongs of toppling statues and whether you need a democratically elected committee to make the decision.
History Extra | 4 October 2021 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Clare Jackson about her book Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688. Examines the insecurities and anxieties that plagued England between 1588 and 1688, from fears of a foreign invasion to paranoia over Catholic plots.
New Books in Economics | 24 May 2022 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Gary Gerstle about his book The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era. Discusses how both right and left embraced neo-liberal ideas – free markets, privatisation, globalisation, and high levels of inequality; how these ideas emerged and then prevailed for three decades; and whether ethnonationalism will become the new post-neoliberal orthodoxy.
The Power Hungry Podcast | 24 May 2022 | 1h 23m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alex Epstein about his book Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas – Not Less. Discusses why hydrocarbons cannot be replaced anytime soon, why so many “designated experts” on energy and climate are wrong, the false belief in the earth as a “delicate nurturer,” and why we need more intellectual openness and energy humanism in the policy debate.
New Books in Economics | 17 May 2022 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with John Aitken about his book The Infertility Trap: Why Life Choices Impact Your Fertility and Why We Must Act Now. Explains that human fertility rates are declining fast and in twenty years or so the global population will go down fast – not just in affluent countries but in the world as a whole. Argues that a rapid fall in the numbers of people on earth could cause havoc.
Book Talk Today | 2 September 2021 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Justin Marozzi about his book Islamic Empires: The Cities That Shaped Civilisation From Mecca to Dubai. Discusses the growth of Islamic Empires across over time, the impact of different sects in Islam, 14C Samarkand, how Cordoba transformed into a Muslim city, recent events in Kabul and how it relates to history, hypocrisy within Islamic history, and the dividing nature of Dubai.