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.

Mervyn King – How to Make Decisions for an Unknowable Future

How To Academy | 14 April 2020 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mervyn King and John Kay about their book Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers. Highlights the successful – and the short-sighted – methods of dealing with an unknowable future. Argues that much economic advice is bogus quantification, with invented numbers offering false security; rather than robust narratives that yield the confidence to manage uncertainty.

Speeches That Changed the World

How To Academy | 25 November 2019 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Simon Sebag Montefiore introduces a selection of history’s greatest speeches from his book Speeches that Changed the World. Actors reenact speeches from Elizabeth I, Genghis Khan, Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill, Greta Thunberg, Martin Luther King and more. Prepare to be moved.