Arnold Schwarzenegger Has Some Advice for You

People I (Mostly) Admire | 6 January 2024 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger about his book Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life. Discusses his determination growing up to succeed as a bodybuilder and actor, the back story behind the success of the Terminator and Twins films, his time as governor of California, and marketing climate change policy.

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Abraham Verghese Thinks Medicine Can Do Better

People I (Mostly) Admire | 14 October 2023 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Abraham Verghese about his life and work: growing up in Ethiopia and India, coming to America, working as a physician and writer. Explains the difference between curing and healing, and argues that doctors should spend more time with patients and less with electronic health records.

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Ninety-Eight Years of Economic Wisdom

People I (Mostly) Admire | 24 June 2023 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Robert Solow about his life and work. Discusses cracking German codes in World War II, economic growth, why it’s so hard to reduce inequality, and how macroeconomics lost its way.

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How Much Are the Right Friends Worth?

People I (Mostly) Admire | 3 September 2022 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Raj Chetty about his research using tax data to study inequality, the success of children, and social mobility.

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Self-Help for Data Nerds

People I (Mostly) Admire | 14 May 2022 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz about his book Don’t Trust Your Gut: Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life. Offers advice for everyday life distilled from mountains of data. Covers appearance, wealthiest occupations, factors that predict entrepreneurial success, the relative importance of genetics across various sports, mental health and beating depression, Google trends, racism, dating, and desensitising rejection.

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You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Experiment

People I (Mostly) Admire | 9 April 2022 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Joshua Angrist about his work using natural experiments to answer questions. Examples discussed include how being drafted affects economic prospects and the effect of class size on student performance.

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We Can Play God Now

People I (Mostly) Admire | 19 March 2022 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jennifer Doudna discussing the development of CRISPR gene-editing technology, how it works, and her worries that humanity might not be ready for the technology that she helped develop.

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