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.

Lisa Taddeo and Hadley Freeman On Sex and Desire

How To Academy | 10 February 2020 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lisa Taddeo about her book Three Women. Discusses the sex lives of three women to reveal profound and previously unspoken truths about life and love, womanhood and desire.

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.

Rory Sutherland – How to Be Less Rational (and More Brilliant)

How To Academy | 14 October 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rory Sutherland about using the power of psychology to drive the success of ideas, products and businesses. Blends behavioural science, stories and branding to argue that logic, algorithms and theory stifle our ability to solve problems.

Melinda Gates – How to Empower Women

How To Academy | 7 October 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Melinda Gates discussing ideas from her book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. Shares stories and lessons learned from her work finding solutions for people with the most urgent needs. Compelling on the importance of empowering women.

Elizabeth Gilbert on Life and Love

How to Academy | 19 August 2019 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert exploring her life story and thoughts on genius and creativity, sex and adventure, wonder and fear. Draws on her books Eat, Pray, Love, Committed, Big Magic and City of Girls.