Emily Oster: “I Am a Woman Who Is Prominently Discussing Vaginas.”

People I (Mostly) Admire | 27 February 2021 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Emily Oster. Discusses her data-driven approach to decisionmaking on pregnancy, parenting, and covid-19, Also discusses her research on genetic testing, how economists think versus non-economists, and the role of hepatitis B in the shortage of females in Asia.

Steven Pinker: “I Manage My Controversy Portfolio Carefully”

People I (Mostly) Admire | 22 August 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steven Pinker about his work cataloguing human progress, language, and why his work has been so controversial. The first episode of a new podcast by Steve Levitt.