Modern Wisdom | 1 April 2023 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Uri Gneezy about his book Mixed Signals: How Incentives Really Work. Discusses examples of the ways that incentives can go wrong with unintended consequences.
Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning | 2 April 2023 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Steven Pinker about his book The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, published in 2002. Discusses where we are today vis-a-vis the book’s three major themes: the blank slate or tabula rasa view of the mind as having no innate traits; the noble savage view of human nature where society corrupts individuals; and the ghost in the machine, particularly as repurposed today in service of gender ideology.
History Extra | 22 February 2023 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Seamus O’Mahony about his book The Guru, the Bagman and the Sceptic: A story of science, sex and psychoanalysis. Tells the story of Freud’s founding of psychoanalysis, and unravels how it was intertwined with those of two other doctors, Ernest Jones and Wilfred Trotter. Discusses the impact the three made on science and medicine against the intellectual and bohemian backdrop of early 20th-century London.
The Dissenter | 20 February 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Simon Baron-Cohen about his book The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention. Discusses what characterises autism; why it is classified as a mental disorder, and the idea of neurodiversity; its early signs; and the lower quality of life of autistic people; the systemizing mechanism, and the distinction between systemizing and empathizing; the role of testosterone in intra-uterine development, and differences in the brain development of autistic people; the distinction between cognitive and emotional empathy; sex differences, regions of the brain that might be sexually dimorphic, criticisms of the biological bases of sex differences, and whether it is possible to distinguish between male and female brains.
The Psychology Podcast | 16 February 2023 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Eli Finkel about his book The All-Or-Nothing Marriage. Discusses how the best marriages work, how the institution of marriage has evolved over time, and why higher expectations are not necessarily bad for marriages if people use them strategically. Shares love hacks to improve our relationships with our partners.
The Ezra Klein Show | 21 February 2023 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rachel Zoffness about her book The Pain Management Workbook. Argues that pain is more than a physical sensation rooted in the body – it is also produced by the mind and deeply influenced by social context. Offers concrete advice to improve your personal “pain recipe”.
How To Academy | 10 February 2023 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with John and Julie Gottman about their book The Seven-Day Love Prescription. Shares ideas for realising deeper intimacy based on more than fifty years researching the science of why love lasts.
The Tim Ferriss Show | 21 December 2022 | 2h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Haidt, about The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind, the Heterodox Academy, why he no longer gets angry, safe spaces and character cancellation, Jon Stuart Mill on viewpoint diversity, social media, free-range parenting, the benefits of tough coaching, stoicism, and more.