The British Expeditionary Literature of Africa

Time to Eat the Dogs | 7 May 2019 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adrian Wisnicki about the British expeditionary literature of the late 1800s. Argues that Western explorers of Africa used the pre-existing knowledge of Africans and the people who traded with them. Draws on ideas in Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature.

The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa

HBR IdeaCast | 7 November 2017 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Irene Yuan Sun, author of The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa. Explains why so many Chinese entrepreneurs are setting up factories in Africa. Describes what it’s like inside these factories, who works there, what they’re making – and how this emerging manufacturing sector is industrializing Africa.

Why Bill Gates is Worried

The Ezra Klein Show | 15 October 2018 | 1h 00m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discussion with Bill Gates about his foundation’s 2018 annual report which suggests that progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be about to stall. Discusses the geographic and political forces that have held African development back, whether economic growth brings political freedom, the risks posed by artificial intelligence, and how we should weigh future human lives and current animal suffering.