The Deep Conflict Between Our Work and Parenting Ideals

The Ezra Klein Show | 22 March 2024 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Caitlyn Collins about her book Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving. Discusses how work-family policies in Sweden frame spending time with children as a right rather than a privilege, how these policies have transformed the gender norms around parenting, why family-friendly policies across the globe don’t increase birthrates, how cultural pressures to be both an ideal worker and an ideal parent often clash, why many parents feel it’s impossible to have more than one or two children, how cultural discourse has led younger women to “dread” motherhood, and more.

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Birthrates Are Plummeting Worldwide. Why?

The Ezra Klein Show | 19 March 2024 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jennifer Sciubba discussing population trends around the world, the different forces that seem to be driving them, and why government policy, despite all kinds of efforts, seems incapable of getting people to have more children. Draws from her book 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death and Migration Shape Our World.

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Noor Siddiqui on Embryo Screening, the Fertility Crisis, and Parenting

“Upstream” with Erik Torenberg | 15 December 2023 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Noor Siddiqui, founder and CEO of Orchid, discussing Orchid’s recent breakthrough in embryo whole genome sequencing, the fertility crisis, parenting, dating, and more.

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Malcolm Collins – Why Do So Many People Not Want To Have Children?

Modern Wisdom | 12 June 2023 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Malcolm Collins about the perils of collapsing global fertility. Discusses the drivers of falling fertility and the implications of using new technology for gene-editing and birthing via artificial wombs and more. Draws from his book The Pragmatist’s Guide to Crafting Religion: A playbook for sculpting cultures that overcome demographic collapse & facilitate long-term human flourishing.

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The Future of Human Fertility: A Conversation with R. John Aitken

New Books in Economics | 17 May 2022 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with John Aitken about his book The Infertility Trap: Why Life Choices Impact Your Fertility and Why We Must Act Now. Explains that human fertility rates are declining fast and in twenty years or so the global population will go down fast – not just in affluent countries but in the world as a whole. Argues that a rapid fall in the numbers of people on earth could cause havoc.

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How Much Do We Really Care About Children?

Freakonomics Radio | 14 January 2021 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores child car seats as an example of a counter-productive policy intended to benefit children. Covers the downturn in fertility implied by COVID-19 economic downturn and the demographic challenges that implies; the reduction in fertility attributable to child car seat regulation; and the questionable benefits of child car seats.

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