unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 30 June 2023 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Garett Jones about his books 10% Less Democracy and The Culture Transplant. Discusses the true meaning of the word “democracy,” whether it’s better to have a well-educated elite calling the shots, and how migration can determine how prosperous a country will be.
See also other interviews with Garett Jones.
The New Bazaar | 3 February 2023 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Martin Wolf about his book The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism. Argues that the combination of markets-based capitalism and liberal democracy is fragile and under threat from within. Sets out what should be done to confront this crisis of democratic capitalism, what a “New New Deal” can look like, the threat (and opportunity) of China as a global superpower, and how his personal history influenced his values and thinking.
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.
EconTalk | 12 October 2020 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anne Applebaum about her book Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism. Discusses the rise of populist and nationalist movements and their appeal even when they begin to erode or destroy democracy.
Dan Snow’s History Hit | 20 July 2020 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anne Applebaum about her book Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends. Discusses the growing authoritarian strain attacking many democracies and how it came to be embraced and celebrated by many elites around the world.
Revisionist History | 2 July 2020 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Malcolm Gladwell makes the counterintuitive case that it would be better to elect political representatives by lottery rather than ballot.
The Book Club | 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’.