Helen Thompson on Disorder

Talking Politics | 24 February 2022 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Helen Thompson about her book Disorder: Hard Times in the Twenty-First Century. Discusses the energy transition, the perils of QE, the travails of the Eurozone, the crisis of democracy, China, and America, from the past to the present to the future. Argues that past and future geopolitical turbulence is a function of fossil fuel energy.

David Friedman – Legal Systems Very Different from Ours

Ideas Having Sex | 25 April 2022 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Friedman about his book Legal Systems Very Different from Ours. Describes the legal systems of societies throughout history and around the globe, including saga-era Iceland and examples where law enforcement is private and decentralised.

How to Fix the Housing Market

The New Bazaar | 21 April 2022 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jenny Schuetz about her book Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing System. Discusses the housing market in all of its complexity, the reasons it’s broken for so many people, the entrenched barriers to fixing it – and some ideas that just might work.

The Road to Peace and Prosperity: A Conversation with Barry Weingast

The Governance Podcast | 31 October 2018 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | Podcasts
Interview with Barry Weingast about his book Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History, co-authored with Douglass C. North and John Joseph Wallis. Argues that developing countries are often held back by the need to privilege some actors in order to forestall violence.

The One About Vaginas

Science for the People | 11 April 2022 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rachel Gross about her book Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Journey. Details the anatomy of the clitoris, describes the sexism that got in the way of understanding, and summarises the state of the knowledge about female reproductive anatomy.

Neil Dahlstrom on Tractor Wars

The Meb Faber Show | 20 April 2022 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Neil Dahlstrom about his book Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture. Discusses the evolution of the tractor industry touching on all the major players; the different strategies each company took around pricing and distribution; and finishes on the future with things like autonomous tractors and drone technology.