Kevin Mitchell on Innate

Brain Science | 26 July 2019 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kevin Mitchell about ideas from Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are. Explains that our behaviour is more innate than commonly realized, due to variations in brain development. Even identical twins are innately different despite having nearly identical genomes.

Software Has Eaten the World … and Healthcare is Next

a16z | 18 August 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Marc Andreessen and Jorge Conde revisit Andresseesen’s 2011 predication that software would eat the world, considering how software has delivered on that promise and where it is yet to come. Discusses the translatable learnings from software’s transformation of the music and automotive industries, how software will now eat healthcare, and what changed in the fields of bio and computer science.

Elizabeth Gilbert on Life and Love

How to Academy | 19 August 2019 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert exploring her life story and thoughts on genius and creativity, sex and adventure, wonder and fear. Draws on her books Eat, Pray, Love, Committed, Big Magic and City of Girls.

Tyler Cowen on Big Business

EconTalk | 19 August 2019 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book, Big Business, which argues that big corporations in America are underrated and under-appreciated. Strays widely with a deliciously contrarian take on many subjects including the advantages of social media.

Invisible Women

99% Invisible | 23 July 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, a book about how data from women are ignored and how this bakes in bias and discrimination in the things we design.

Reform and Opening with Soviet Characteristics: Russian Perspectives on China’s Rise

ChinaEconTalk | 15 August 2019 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Miller, a specialist on Russian politics, economics, and foreign policy. Compares and contrasts the Soviet and Chinese economic and political reform programs in the 1970s and 80s. Draws lessons for the future of Chinese politics and the ongoing Sino-Russian relationship.

Russ Roberts

Y Combinator | 7 August 2019 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with Russ Roberts. Includes why he started EconTalk, key economic concepts for company founders, Adam Smith, and the emotional aspects of founding a company.

Jim O’Shaughnessy – What Works on Wall Street

Standard Deviations | 16 August 2019 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jim O’Shaughnessy, author of What Works on Wall Street. Discusses our psychological biases, the advantages of applying a rules-based approach to investment, and the issues with managing psychological risks, whether as an active or passive investor. Wisdom also on parenting and life in general.