The Meb Faber Show | 10 October 2018 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Entertaining story-after-story interview with famed short-seller and early-stage investor Tom Barton. Describes the process he used to identify and short fraudulent companies.
The Inquiry | 3 May 2018 | 0h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Ben Barres, a world-leading neurobiologist, lived the last 20 years of his life as a transgender man. He used his unique perspective of having lived as a woman and a man to become an outspoken opponent of gender bias. Explains what society can learn from people who’ve lived life as both a man and woman.
Rationally Speaking | 30 April 2018 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik explains why modern parenting is too goal-oriented. Discusses whether anything parents do matters, whether kids should go to school, and how kids learn discipline if you don’t force them to do things.
FT Alphachat | 16 February 2018 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Marcus Noland, economist and executive vice president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, explains the North Korean economy, which is not entirely the communist museum piece we commonly think. Describes the bottom-up emergence of market processes in response to the failure of state institutions.
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.