Balaji Srinivasan: Exploring Covid-19

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 13 March 2020 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
A timeless, multidisciplinary conversation on Covid-19. Enduring lessons on thinking clearly include base rate versus growth rate thinking, second- and third-order consequences, scientific thinking in political leadership, top-down versus bottom-up responses, and regulatory barriers to innovation.

Rachel Barkow on Prisoners of Politics

Probable Causation | 27 February 2020 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rachel Barkow about her book Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration. Argues that the politicisation of criminal justice policy prevents dispassionate analysis of the facts and produces poor public safety outcomes.

Barbara Ehrenreich on UBI, Class Conflict, and Collective Joy

The Ezra Klein Show | 24 February 2020 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich discussing ideas from her books, which have covered a vast range of topics, from the precarity of middle-class existence, to the psychological and sociological roots of collective joy, to human mortality, to her own attempt, as an atheist, to grapple with mystical experiences.

Tim Harford on Persuasion and Popular Economics

Conversations with Tyler | 13 February 2020 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with economist, author and podcaster Tim Harford. Covers debating and public speaking, the role of popular economics in a politicized world, Brexit polarization, feedback, the limits of fact-checking, playing poker with Steve Levitt, messiness in music, the three things he can’t live without, and more. Surprises and insights throughout.

The World According to Thiel

Uncommon Knowledge | 12 February 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Thiel. Covers globalization, the continuing and ever-growing threat from China and what the United States can and can’t do it about, what the rise of Bernie Sanders means for the future of US capitalism, the “derangement” (Thiel’s phrase) of Silicon Valley in the last decade, the scourge of political correctness on campuses and in society at large, and why to rethink the doctrine of American exceptionalism.

Ezra Klein on Politics, Polarization, and Identity

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 27 January 2020 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ezra Klein about his book Why We’re Polarized. Discusses the extent to which the apparent political polarization is real, how we can trace its causes, and whether there’s anything we can do about it.

Daniel Hannan on the late Sir Roger Scruton

Quillette Podcast | 13 January 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Sir Roger Scruton has died at 75 (NY Times obituary). Interview with Daniel Hannan, the Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England, about his lifelong friendship with the Conservative philosopher.

Kimberly Clausing on Open and the Progressive Case for Free Trade

EconTalk | 30 December 2019 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kimberly Clausing about her book Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital. Argues both for free trade and interventions to soften the impact of trade on workers and communities.