Michael Mayer – Pseudonymous Social Capital and Bottomless Coffee

Invest Like the Best | 12 March 2019 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Mayer of Bottomless, a startup that uses scales to ship coffee as you need it. Insights on education, learning, social media, personal productivity, technology, business and strategy. Interesting throughout.

The School of Hard Facts

Analysis | 28 October 2012 | 0h 28m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with E.D. Hirsch who advocates a school curriculum strongly grounded in facts and knowledge. He believes that there are specific ideas, works of literature and scientific concepts which everyone should know so that they can be active participants in society. Discusses with the former English schools minister, Nick Gibb, the reasons for embracing Hirsch’s ideas and how they could counteract what he describes as a prevailing left-wing ideology among teachers.

Uri Bram on Learning and Project-Based Education

MetaLearn | 10 October 2018 | 0h 47m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Uri Bram, author of Thinking Statistically, and CTO of Umuzi, an educational organisation that supports talented young South Africans to develop the skills needed to access high-value careers. Umuzi teaches a range of digital skills, including coding, copywriting and design, using real-life projects to make the experience as practical as possible. Deep insights throughout on learning and education.

Hard Words: Why Aren’t Our Kids Being Taught to Read?

Educate | 10 September 2018 | 0h 52m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Scientific research has demonstrated that phonics is critical to teaching children how to read. But many educators don’t know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.

Bryan Caplan on the Case Against Education

EconTalk | 12 February 2018 | 1h 11m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Bryan Caplan on The Case Against Education. Argues that very little learning takes place at university and that very little of the return comes from skills or knowledge acquired in the classroom. Caplan marshals the evidence to support his claims, finding that just 11% of the economic gains from education are due to the training received; 45% from the greater ability of the students who go to university; and 44% is pure signalling – from being credentialed.

Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy

Startup Podcast | 16 November 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Part 2 of a series about Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy, the highest performing, but most controversial charter school network in New York City. Tells the story of what got Moskowitz interested in education, her battles to improve public education before founding Success Academy, and the early struggles as she opened her first schools.