Matt Ridley and The Evolution of Everything

The Seen and the Unseen | 26 November 2018 | 1h 16m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley. Seamlessly links together the key ideas in “The Evolution of Everything,” which makes the case for the bottom-up emergence of order where we typically perceive a top-down process.
This distils the thinking of the author who has most changed my understanding of how the world works. Be prepared to listen at a slower speed. It’s worth it.

Darwin Comes to Town

Quirks & Quarks | 26 October 2018 | 0h 16m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Menno Schilthuizen about his book “Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution.” Backgrounds examples of very rapid evolution as animals and plants adapt rapidly to expanding cities.

Did Cooking Make Us Human?

Origin Stories | 29 December 2015 | 0h 18m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Did cooking make us human? Richard Wrangham, author of “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human” and Rachel Carmody discuss the impact that cooked food had on human evolution.

Tim Flannery on the Natural History of Europe

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 12 October 2018 | 0h 32m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Author, scientist, explorer and conservationist, Professor Tim Flannery has turned his attention to Europe in his latest book, “Europe: A Natural History.” It’s an evolutionary story of huge animals, shifting islands, eccentric scientists and the impact of modern humans.

Matt Ridley on the Evolution of Everything

EconTalk | 22 February 2016 | 1h 09m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book, “The Evolution of Everything”. Ridley applies the lens of emergent order to a wide variety of phenomena including culture, morality, religion, commerce, innovation, and consciousness.

A Giant Crawling Brain: The Jaw-Dropping World of Termites

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 28 September 2018 | 0h 32m | Listen Later  | iTunes
A lovely narrative about the world of termites, with perspectives on evolution, superorganisms, fungi, symbiotic relationships, and emergent systems.