Daniel Kahneman on Behavioural Economics

Masters in Business | 14 May 2021 | 0h 54m | Listen Later
Interview with Daniel Kahneman about his book Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, coauthored with Olivier Sibony and Cass Sunstein. Defines noise as the variance in expert judgements, backgrounds examples of noise in many fields, argues that it is usually much greater than commonly perceived, and sets out remedies to improve decision-making by reducing noise and bias.

William Green on Richer, Wiser, Happier

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 26 April 2021 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with William Green about his book Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life. Discusses the interviews he’s conducted over twenty-five years with many of the world’s greatest investors. Argues that the best investors can teach us not only how to become rich, but how to improve the way we think, reach decisions, assess risk, avoid costly errors, build resilience, and turn uncertainty to our advantage.

Russ Roberts on Whether it’s More Effective to Help Strangers, or People You Know

80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin | 3 November 2020 | 1h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Russ Roberts about charity, the reliability of data to inform decision-making, and utilitarianism. Discusses effective altruism in light of the limited data and uncertainties.

Michael Mauboussin – Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing

What Got You There with Sean DeLaney | 19 July 2020 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Mauboussin discussing leadership in sport, his thinking and writing processes, books, behavioural biases, and the Santa Fe Institute. Draws in particular on ideas from his book The Success Equation, which is all about distinguishing skill from luck.

Maria Konnikova: Less Certainty, More Inquiry

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 4 August 2020 | 1h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Maria Konnikova discussing how best to learn, her mentors, making decisions in environments of uncertainty, the importance of reflection, cooling down your emotions, and Sherlock Holmes. Draws on her books The Biggest Bluff and Mastermind.

Ozan Varol | How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

The Jordan Harbinger Show | 14 April 2020 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ozan Varol about his book Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life. Discusses how to apply first-principles thinking in your life; how to reverse your own processes to find the holes in your logic; the benefits of bringing in outside expertise that has seemingly nothing to do with the problem you’re trying to solve; why brainstorming all the reasons your idea might fail may just ensure its long-term success; how to reframe questions and generate insights you may have missed; and more.

How to Make Your Own Luck

Freakonomics Radio | 2 July 2020 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Maria Konnikova about her book The Biggest Bluff. Discusses insights on decisionmaking gleaned from learning to be a professional poker player. Includes excerpts read by Konnikova.

This is the prototype for a potential new podcast from Steven Dubner, which sets a new high standard for an author interview about their book. Email radio@freakonomics.com to offer encouragement.