Bjorn Lomborg and Matt Ridley on Climate Change

Best of the Spectator | 25 August 2020 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Best of the Spectator | 1 September 2020 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Best of the Spectator | 8 September 2020 | 0h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Three-part miniseries with Bjorn Lomborg and Matt Ridley on climate change. Discusses (1) how to conduct a calmer conversation about climate change; (2) whether human innovation can stop climate change, or merely manage and delay the challenges it poses; and (3) sets out the trade-offs involved with a green agenda, especially for the poor. Argues that while climate change is important, solving it shouldn’t come above all else.

Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works

EconTalk | 31 August 2020 | 1h 11m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book How Innovation Works. Ridley argues that we give too much credit to inventors and not enough to innovators – those who refine and improve an invention to make it valuable to users. Along the way, he emphasizes the power of trial and error and the importance of permissionless innovation.

This is the fourth episode I’ve posted with Matt Ridley about How Innovation Works. It’s a fantastic book, by my favourite author, interviewed here by my favourite podcaster.

Matt Ridley: How Innovation Works

Naval | 9 July 2020 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Naval | 15 July 2020 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Enthralling two-piece conversation between Naval Ravikant and Matt Ridley about Ridley’s book How Innovation Works.

How Innovation Works, with Matt Ridley

Uncommon Knowledge | 19 May 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book, How Innovation Works, which argues that we need to change the way we think about innovation, to see it as an incremental, bottom-up, fortuitous process that happens to society as a direct result of the human habit of exchange, rather than as an orderly, top-down process developing according to a plan. Ridley also discusses the covid-19 crisis, that China has the low-level freedoms necessary for innovation, and predicts what the world might look like in 2050.

Matt Ridley – How Innovation Works

Five Good Questions Podcast | 20 March 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book How Innovation Works. Discusses the most important event in human history, innovation lessons from the history of how we light our homes, whether debt allows us to pull innovation from the future, lessons from past epidemics for dealing with covid-19, and whether science is now too complex for gentlemen science.

The Last Decade was the Best in Human History

IEA Conversations | 15 January 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley running through the evidence that we are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Covers poverty, inequality, child mortality, famine, disease, the economy, and more.

Julia Hartley Brewer meets Matt Ridley

The Julia Hartley-Brewer Show | 17 October 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with science and climate change writer Matt Ridley about the Extinction Rebellion protests over climate change. Discusses the risks of climate change and what the proposed targets to cut carbon emissions would mean for the lives of ordinary people.

Matt Ridley: Optimism In The Face Of “The Bad News Industry”

Steve Forbes: What’s Ahead | 11 August 2019 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley, summarising key ideas from The Rational Optimist. Argues that despite today’s constant influx of negative news, life is getting better at an accelerating rate. Ridley challenges popularly held beliefs about the current state of the world, citing that extreme poverty has been defeated, food production is more efficient than ever, humans are living longer, and warfare is actually on the decline. If there’s one thing the defiantly optimistic Ridley worries about, it’s too much bureaucracy which he sees as an attempt to curb trade and stifle innovation.