History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

The Great Books | 10 July 2018 | 0h 31m | Listen Later 
Interview with Andrew Latham of Macalester College about Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, a book with enduring insight on the human condition, especially with regard to politics and war.

John Carreyrou: Bad Blood in Silicon Valley

RNZ: Nine To Noon | 26 November 2018 | 0h 27m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with John Carreyrou, author of Bad Blood, about Elizabeth Holmes and the fraud at Silicon Valley start-up Theranos. The company raised billions to revolutionalise blood-testing before being exposed as a scam.

Robert Caro on the Art of Political Power

Intelligence Squared | 30 October 2015 | 1h 11m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Robert Caro, covering the highlights of his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, perhaps the most highly regarded works of political biography.

Kajsa Norman: Sweden’s Dark Soul

Spectator Books | 16 January 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with investigative journalist Kajsa Norman about her book Sweden’s Dark Soul, which examines the conformist and oppressive forces at the heart of Sweden’s ‘model democracy’.

Beyond Binary

Analysis | 29 May 2016 | 0h 28m | Listen Later  | iTunes
In communities around the globe, genderqueer, gender-variant and gender-fluid people are rejecting the categories of male and female and attempting to re-define gender identity. Asks if being non-binary breaks the last identity taboo, and explores the challenges it creates for the law, society and conventional concepts about the very nature of gender.

Uri Bram on Learning and Project-Based Education

MetaLearn | 10 October 2018 | 0h 47m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Uri Bram, author of Thinking Statistically, and CTO of Umuzi, an educational organisation that supports talented young South Africans to develop the skills needed to access high-value careers. Umuzi teaches a range of digital skills, including coding, copywriting and design, using real-life projects to make the experience as practical as possible. Deep insights throughout on learning and education.

The Present and Future of Crypto

Venture Stories | 16 November 2018 | 1h 04m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discussion about crypto technology with Naval Ravikant, CEO and co-founder of AngelList, and Balaji Srinivasan, CTO of Coinbase. Overviews the history of organizing societies and the role of centralized decision-makers; provides an accessible introduction to crypto technology; and offers understandable clues to the future possibilities for the technology.

The Long-Term Effects of Lead Poisoning on Crime

Rationally Speaking | 7 January 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Rick Nevin, author of Lucifer Curves: The Legacy of Lead Poisoning. Makes the case that infant lead poisoning explains patterns in the subsequent incidence of crime.