Honey, Income Inequality Led Me to Overwork the Kids

Innovation Hub | 29 Nvember 2019| 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matthias Doepke about his book Love, Money and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids, co-authored with Fabrizio Zilibotti. We tend to assume that parenting is all about culture and that parents from different countries or backgrounds parent differently because of those different backgrounds with varied religious, political, and geographical traditions. Argues that economics is the real driver of parenting approaches and sets out the evidence that differences in income inequality largely shape how we raise our children.

From the Plow to Birth Control: How Tech Reshapes Relationships

Innovation Hub | 12 February 2021 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Debora Spar about her book Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny. Backgrounds the technologies – from the steam engine to the refrigerator – that have affected when, how, and with whom we partner up. Discusses a future with no masterplan for how the technologies we have built will further evolve and change us.

Randolph Nesse on Good Reasons for Bad Feelings

Innovation Hub | 21 June 2019 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Randolph Nesse about the ideas in his book, Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry. Considers emotional and mental disorders from an evolutionary perspective, and explains why natural selection left us with fragile minds.