The Trust Battery

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 18 September 2018 | 1h 45m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tobi Lütke, founder and CEO of Shopify. As well as the Shopify story there are fascinating perspectives on how video games prepared him to run a company, the advantages of being headquartered outside of Silicon Valley, lessons scaling from 2 to 4,000 employees, antifragility, decisionmaking and company culture.

The Iliad

In Our Time | 14 September 2018 | 0h 48m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great epic poem attributed to Homer, telling the story of an intense episode in the Trojan War. It is framed by the wrath of the Greek hero Achilles, insulted by his leader Agamemnon and withdrawing from the battle that continued to rage, only returning when his close friend Patroclus is killed by the Trojan hero Hector.

Helen Parr: Our Boys

The Book Club | 14 September 2018 | 0h 30m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Helen Parr about her book Our Boys: The Story of A Paratrooper, which blends memoir, social history and military history to tell the story of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands War and Britain’s changing relationship with its soldiers and veterans.

How Well Do You Understand Your World?

More or Less: Behind the Stats | 3 September 2018 | 0h 9m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discussion with Bobby Duffy, author of The Perils of Perception: Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything about why we are often wrong about a lot of basic facts.

Crowdsourcing Predictive Algorithms

Invest Like the Best | 4 September 2018 | 0h 48m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Conversation with Richard Craib, the founder and CEO of the hedge fund Numerai. Discusses how Numerai has used anonymised data and cryptocurrency rewards to crowdsource the development of investment models.

Bassem Youssef: The Bravery to Speak Out

The James Altucher Show | 30 August 2018 | 1h 10m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian surgeon, who took to YouTube during the revolution to report what was really happening, quickly garnering an audience of 30m. With satire and comedy to defuse the tension, he told a story that changed lives.

Jaron Lanier on Digital Humanism

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 29 August 2018 | 1h 03m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discussion with Jaron Lanier about the economics, politics, and psychology of our digital lives. Discusses the insidiousness of the notion that information should be free, what we should want from an advanced economy, the role of advertising, libertarianism in Silicon Valley, and why to abstain from social media.