The Next Big Idea | 7 July 2020 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Ryan abut ideas from his book Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. Explores, with an evolutionary psychology perspective, what we can learn from people in non-civilised societies, who tend to be healthier, happier and more fulfilled, notwithstanding their lack of cutting edge science and technology.
The Psychology Podcast | 11 June 2020 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Geoffrey Miller about elements of evolutionary psychology such as virtue signalling, altruism, sexual selection, and their role in the evolution of human nature.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 24 January 2020 | 0h 23m | Listen Later
Interview with Robin Dunbar about his work on human social networks behind the eponymous Dunbar’s number. Maintaining a friendship is cognitively demanding and our brains may be wired with a limit to the number of stable social relationships we can handle. Dunbar started his career studying African monkeys before turning his attention to less hairy hominids. His key discovery? That a primate’s brain size seems to dictate the size of their social networks and the number of relationships they can maintain.
The Insight| 16 April 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with evolutionary psychologist Steve Stewart-Williams about the ideas in The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve. Discusses sex differences, the origins of cooperation and altruism, and group selection.
London Review Bookshop Podcasts | 18 April 2017 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Cordelia Fine, author of Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society. Examines the interplay between nature and nurture in the construction of gender and argues that differences between the sexes are overstated.
The Not Unreasonable Podcast | 3 January 2018 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discussion with Robin Hanson, co-author of The Elephant in the Brain, about how we are not motivated in the way we say we are or think we should be.
Cato Daily Podcast | 16 September 2016 | 0h 15m | Listen Later
Interview with Leda Cosmides, a pioneer of evolutionary psychology, on how relationship dynamics change as group size increases. Our brains have evolved a collection of programmes, with the one used depending on the circumstances. We assess the role of luck and effort in deciding whether to cooperate and share. Offers an explanation for tyrants emerging from communism.