Thomas Gilovich on Human Behaviour

Masters in Business | 25 January 2018 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Thomas Gilovich discussing his work in social psychology, decision making, behavioural economics and happiness. Draws on ideas in How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life and the paper he co-authored with Amos Tversky on the “Hot Hand” in the NBA.

Jon Wertheim on Sports, Psychology and Economics

Capital Allocators | 17 June 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jon Wertheim, sports journalist and author of ten books including Stokes of Genius about the Federer-Nadal rivalry, Scorecasting, and This Is Your Brain on Sports. Ranges across sports, investing and psychology delving into behaviour and decision making, tennis, the role of luck, cycles in basketball strategy, loss aversion, job preservation, omission bias, sports gambling, the business of sports, and lessons from interviewing.

How to Change Your Mind

Freakonomics Radio | 30 May 2019 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the barriers to changing your mind (ego, overconfidence, inertia and cost) and how to get better at changing your mind with neuroscientist (and primatologist) Robert Sapolsky.

The Sorting Hat

Hidden Brain | 15 April 2019 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
The desire to know who we are and where we belong has led to a thriving industry built on the marketing and sale of personality tests. These tests offer individuals – and, increasingly, employers – quick and easy insights that can be used to make some of life’s biggest decisions. But most fail to stand up to scientific scrutiny. An exploration of the world of personality testing, and the many ways we assess personality and potential – from the Chinese zodiac to Harry Potter houses to the Myers-Briggs test.

Andrew Solomon on Far From the Tree & The Noonday Demon

The One You Feed | 20 June 2018 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andrew Solomon about his books Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity and The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression. Particularly insightful on the challenges and joys of parenting disabled children; celebrating our difficulties and differences; and approaches to treating depression.

What Twins Tell Us

Hidden Brain | 25 March 2019 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Nancy Segal on the story of the Bogota twins – two sets of identical twins mixed up at birth and raised as fraternal twins. A tragedy, a soap opera, and a science experiment, all rolled into one. Uses the stories of twins raised apart to explore the role that genes and the environment play in shaping our identities. Based on the book Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture.

Unreal Sex

Hidden Brain | 11 March 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kate Devlin, author of Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots. Explores the history of artificial love and considers what love and sex look like in an age of robots and artificial intelligence.

Gretchen Rubin: How to Get Rid of Mental Clutter

The James Altucher Show | 5 March 2019 | 1h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gretchen Rubin about her book Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. Practical tips and interesting insights on how decluttering on all sorts of fronts lifts happiness.