Daniel Pick – a New History of Thought Control

How To Academy | 22 July 2022 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daniel Pick about his book Brainwashed: A New History of Thought Control. Discusses the history of the notion of brainwashing, from early fears driven by soldiers not wanting to return home at the end of the Korean War, through Bond films, to the history of research on mind control.

John Preston – The Rise and Fall of Robert Maxwell

How To Academy | 25 January 2022 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with John Preston about his book Fall: They Mysterious Life and Death of Robert Maxwell, Britain’s Most Notorious Media Baron. Discusses the life of Robert Maxwell: the extraordinary rise and scandalous fall; his rivalry with Rupert Murdoch; and more.

Kate Bowler – The Meaning of Life

How To Academy | 19 October 2021 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Kate Bowler about her book No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear). Discusses what she learned about creating meaning for her life after being diagnosed with stage IV bowel cancer at age 35.

Dennis Duncan – Index, a history of the

How To Academy | 7 September 2021 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Dennis Duncan about his book Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age. Discusses the history of the book index, revealing how it transformed the way we read and process knowledge.

Anna Ploszajski – The Search for Meaning Through Making

How To Academy | 10 May 2021 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anna Ploszajski about her book Handmade: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning Through Making. Uses stories from the domain of makers and craftspeople to describe the history of materials and how they really work.

Adam Grant and Tim Harford – The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

How To Academy | 8 March 2021 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Adam Grant and Tim Harford discuss Grant’s book Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. Explores how to question and update beliefs and get comfortable with being wrong.

Len Mlodinow – The Life of Stephen Hawking

How to Academy | 23 November 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Leonard Mlodinow about his book Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics. Backgrounds his work co-writing A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design with Hawking. Discusses Hawking’s work, philosophy, daily life and struggles, compassion, and humour.

Rahul Jandial – How To Rewire Your Brain

How to Academy | 20 July 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rahul Jandial about his book Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon. Backgrounds the workings of the brain, shares stories of extraordinary surgeries, and offers advice on improving brain performance and forestalling cognitive decay.