The Meb Faber Show | 2 September 2021 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with William Bernstein about his book The Delusions Of Crowds: Why People Go Mad in Groups. Explains why we’re susceptible to manias and backgrounds situations that have seen extreme speculation. Discusses today’s market: Robinhood, meme stocks, lofty valuations, and crypto. Debunks prevailing narratives around star fund managers and the notion that the Fed will save the market.
The Dissenter | 2 September 2021 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Nichola Raihani about her book The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World. Discusses mechanisms used to explain the evolution of cooperation – kin selection, reciprocal altruism, and group selection; the role of mothers and fathers and cooperative breeding; grandmothers; why men live so long; why people help unrelated others; interdependence; why we care so much about what other people think of us; social comparison; the ability to join together and rebel against tyrannical leaders; and how to promote large-scale cooperation.
The Michael Shermer Show | 21 August 2021 | 1h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Julia Galef about her book The Scout Mindset. Discusses how to think more rationally; her scout mindset metaphor; how the empirical claims of things like climate science and vaccines compare with religious, political, or ideological beliefs; implicit racism; and the value of being able to describe your opponent’s view to their satisfaction.
Tides of History | 26 August 2021 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Mike Duncan about his book Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution. Discusses Lafayette’s life and role in the American, French, Haitian, and South American revolutions.
Charter Cities Podcast | 26 July 2021 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with David Stasavage about his book The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today. Discusses the role of geography and technology in the emergence of democracy, the factors that influence the strength of a city’s fiscal position, the importance of having collective governance before bureaucracy, and more.
Invest Like the Best | 26 August 2021 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Mike Maples, co-founder and partner of Floodgate, about his life and work in venture capital. Discusses his early insights and secrets, value hypothesis testing, customer development, growth, team orchestration, and a lot more.
History Extra | 18 August 2021 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Eric Berkowitz about his book Dangerous Ideas: A Brief History of Censorship in the West, from the Ancients to Fake News. Discusses the inglorious history of censorship – from the first Chinese emperor to Henry VIII – and explains why he believes that attempts to silence others never work.
Longform | 18 August 2021 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang about their book An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination. Backgrounds the journalistic work behind their investigation of Facebook to uncover the company’s unbending pursuit of growth.