Why the Cult of Achievement in Schools Is Making People Miserable

Plain English with Derek Thompson | 28 March 2023 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lisa Damour about the impossible pressures to succeed that we place on students trying to gain entrance to elite universities with intakes no larger than in the past – notwithstanding the huge population increase in the meantime. Draws from her book The Emotional Lives of Teenagers.

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Opting Children Out of Competition feat. Matt Feeney

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 5 December 2022 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matt Feeney about his book Little Platoons: A Defense of Family in a Competitive Age. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of putting so much emphasis on competition for children in schools and sports. Explores ways in which families have been enlisted to raise children that suit the needs of the knowledge economy and the preferences of college administrators.

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Melanie MacEacheron: The Evolution of Motherhood and Feminism

The Dissenter | 11 July 2022 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Melanie MacEacheron about her research on motherhood and marital surname changes. Discusses the evolutionary psychology perspective on motherhood; sex differences in mateships and romantic relationships; marital surname changes and the factors and predictors associated with them; and whether feminism and evolutionary psychology need to be in conflict with one another.

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Scott Hershovitz on Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 19 May 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Scott Hershovitz about his book Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids. Uses the perspective of children to explore philosophy. Covers punishment, authority, sex, gender, race, and more.

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Bryan Caplan on Parenting, Voter Motivations, Philosophy and more

80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin | 5 April 2022 | 2h 15m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bryan Caplan about ideas from his books Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids, The Myth of the Rational Voter, The Case Against Education and Open Borders. Discusses parenting, voting motivations, education, labour markets, open borders, free will, effective altruism, betting on beliefs, and more.

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Julie Bogart on Raising Critical Thinkers

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 1 March 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Julie Bogart about her book Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age. Outlines practical approaches to help children develop their critical thinking skills.

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Robert Larzelere: Parenting Styles, Authoritative Parenting, and Spanking

The Dissenter | 31 January 2022 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Robert Larzelere about the specific disciplinary methods that make authoritative parenting effective. Discusses parenting styles, and temperamental differences in children; authoritative parenting; spanking, when it is effective, when it is abusive, and alternatives to it; the effects of spanking bans; and the negative outcomes of adopting the wrong style of parenting, particularly when dealing with more defiant children.

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Jessica Lahey on Parenting & Addiction

The Tim Ferriss Show | 9 December 2021 | 1h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Jessica Lahey about her books The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Discusses parenting, her journey to sobriety, and writing.

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