Outliers, Revisited

Revisionist History | 15 September 2022 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell reported on the relative age effect, the phenomenon of assessed excellence being concentrated in older children. Here he runs an experiment at the University of Pennsylvania to determine whether publicising the phenomenon served as a primer for gaming the system by neurotic helicopter parents.

Naomi Fisher on Changing Our Minds

Ben Yeoh Chats | 31 August 2022 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Naomi Fisher about her book Changing Our Minds: How Children Can Take Control of Their Own Learning. Discusses home education, unschooling, agency in learning, managing meltdowns, child-led learning, autism, schools of thought on education, technology and screen time, exams, cognitive psychology, and more.

Arthur Brooks on Growing Old

First Things Podcast | 28 April 2022 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Arthur Brooks about his book From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life. Sets out a roadmap of priorities and habits to build a life that gets happier as we age.

Tyler Cowen on Talent

EconTalk | 15 August 2022 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book Talent, co-authored with Daniel Gross. Discusses how (and how not) to identify the talented. Explains why, for high-level positions, unstructured interviews are important, why stamina is usually preferable to grit, and why credentials are largely a relic of the past.

William Costello: The Psychology of Involuntary Celibates

The Dissenter | 4 August 2022 | 1h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with William Costello about his research on the psychology of incels, and modern mating. Discusses the psychological traits of incels, their mental wellbeing, their self-perceptions of their own mate value, possible psychotherapeutic approaches, singlehood, how people should view incels, misrepresentations in the media, issues with modern mating and potential solutions.

What it’s Like Being Autistic in a Neurotypical World

KERA’s Think | 9 August 2022 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Devon Price about his book Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity. Discusses the effort required by autistics to “mask” so as to appear neurotypical.

Chanelle Moriah on I Am Autistic

Coppuccino | 1 April 2022 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts
Interview with Chanelle Moriah about their book I Am Autistic. Describes being diagnosed with autism at age 21; the dearth of information from the perspective of someone with autism; and discusses what it is like to be autistic.

Daniel Pick – a New History of Thought Control

How To Academy | 22 July 2022 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daniel Pick about his book Brainwashed: A New History of Thought Control. Discusses the history of the notion of brainwashing, from early fears driven by soldiers not wanting to return home at the end of the Korean War, through Bond films, to the history of research on mind control.