Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why with Simon LeVay

The Innovation Show | 18 October 2022 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Simon LeVay about his book Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation. Explains that homosexuality is part of a collection of gender-atypical traits driven by differences in genes, sex hormones, and their interactions with the developing brain.

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Gender Is Complicated for All of Us. Let’s Talk About It.

The Ezra Klein Show | 5 August 2022 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kathryn Bond Stockton about her book Gender(s). Explains the fundamentals and complexities of what gender means and discusses how people, including Stockton herself, have wrestled with it.

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Why Do Men Rule the World? with Dr. Alice Evans

Factually! with Adam Conover | 23 March 2022 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alice Evans about ideas from her forthcoming book The Great Gender Divergence. Explains how male governance springs from systems of inheritance, why matrilineal systems tend to convert to patrilineal ones, and why we’re seeing progress on gender equality around the world.

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Alice Evans on The Great Gender Divergence

Ideas of India | 13 May 2021 | 1h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alice Evans about ideas from her upcoming book The Great Gender Divergence. Discusses issues affecting women in India, including drivers of women’s labour force participation, urbanization and social change, single-gender education, son preference, social media, pro-worker reforms, what drives support for gender equality, and more.

If you enjoy this then I highly recommend Alice Evans’ blogpost Why are North and South India So Different on Gender? This reviews the literature on poverty, colonialism, matriliny, cousin marriage, conquests and purdah, labour-intensive cultivation, and ancestral crop yields to assess the roots of India’s regional gender differences.

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Cordelia Fine on Testosterone Rex

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.

See also Saloni Dattani on the Debate Over Whether Male and Female Brains Are Different.

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Beyond Binary

Analysis | 29 May 2016 | 0h 28m | Listen Later  | iTunes
In communities around the globe, genderqueer, gender-variant and gender-fluid people are rejecting the categories of male and female and attempting to re-define gender identity. Asks if being non-binary breaks the last identity taboo, and explores the challenges it creates for the law, society and conventional concepts about the very nature of gender.

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