Educate | 10 September 2018 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Scientific research has demonstrated that phonics is critical to teaching children how to read. But many educators don’t know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.
EconTalk | 31 December 2018 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sebastian Junger about his book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. Explores the human need to be needed and the challenges facing many individuals in modern society who struggle to connect with others. His studies of communal connection include soldiers in a small combat unit and American Indian society in the nineteenth century.
In Our Time | 6 December 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the war in Europe which began in 1618 and continued on such a scale and with such devastation that its like was not seen for another three hundred years. It pitched Catholics against Protestants, Lutherans against Calvinists and Catholics against Catholics across the Holy Roman Empire, drawing in their neighbours. Many more civilians died than soldiers, and famine was so great that even cannibalism was excused.
Hidden Forces | 9 October 2018 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with mathematician and public educator, Hannah Fry, author of Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms. Uses lots of stories to introduce and classify algorithms; discusses responsibility and human behaviour in response to algorithms; and a real-world example of the trolley problem of who to kill.
How I Built This with Guy Raz | 17 December 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Dubin about using his background in improv and viral video to grow the internet razor subscription service Dollar Shave Club. After just five years Unilever acquired the business for a reported $1 billion.