How to Fix Human Capital

Risk Talking | 30 November 2022 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Meer discussing the American labour market, the need to prioritise skilled labour, and changes educators can make to prepare young people to enter the workplace.

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Michael Gibson on The Thiel Fellowship and The Future of Education and Innovation

Big Ideas | 28 November 2022 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Gibson about his book Paper Belt on Fire: How Renegade Investors Sparked a Revolt Against the University. Discusses what the paper belt is and why we should light it on fire, the modern indulgences of the university system, alternatives to the college degree, what we can learn from the success of the Thiel Fellowship, which countries America can learn from on education. the lost culture of progress and how we’ve given up on solving problems, and more.

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Opting Children Out of Competition feat. Matt Feeney

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 5 December 2022 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matt Feeney about his book Little Platoons: A Defense of Family in a Competitive Age. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of putting so much emphasis on competition for children in schools and sports. Explores ways in which families have been enlisted to raise children that suit the needs of the knowledge economy and the preferences of college administrators.

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William Kirby on Empires of Ideas

NCUSCR Interviews | 25 August 2022 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with William Kirby about his book Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China. Examines the rise of the modern research university and liberal education, and the challenges facing higher education institutions in China, the United States, and Germany.

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Of Boys And Men with Richard Reeves

Conversations with Coleman | 23 September 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Reeves about his book Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It. Discusses the problems facing men in Western society, whether there’s any need to address male-specific problems, whether gender differences come from nature or nurture, the so-called feminization of society, the advantage that girls have in education, age segregation in K-12 schooling, gender disparity and ADHD diagnoses, how the labour market has become less male-friendly, the suicide gap between men and women, the intersection of race and maleness, the unique struggles of black boys, and more.

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Roland Fryer on Educational Reform

EconTalk | 10 October 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Roland Fryer about his research revealing the potential of incentives to improve students’ test scores; why he’s far more concerned about closing the racial achievement gap than keeping the love of learning pure; the five best practices of successful schools; and why it’s his failures far more than his successes that keep him in this fight.

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Naomi Fisher on Changing Our Minds

Ben Yeoh Chats | 31 August 2022 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Naomi Fisher about her book Changing Our Minds: How Children Can Take Control of Their Own Learning. Discusses home education, unschooling, agency in learning, managing meltdowns, child-led learning, autism, schools of thought on education, technology and screen time, exams, cognitive psychology, and more.

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Lant Pritchett on Where Did Development Economics Go Wrong?

Ideas of India | 17 March 2022 | 1h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lant Pritchett about economic convergence, academic scepticism about growth, problems with randomised control trials, flawed methodologies in development economics, the shortcomings of India’s educational system and much more.

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