The Lady Vanishes

Revisionist History | 16 June 2016 | 0h 36m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Malcolm Gladwell uses a number of stories, notably the treatment of Australia’s first woman prime minister, to explain moral licensing – our habit of using a good deed to self-justify a bad one.

Status roles

Akimbo: A podcast from Seth Godin | 21 February 2018 | 0h 31m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Who’s up, who’s down? The drama of our lives is narrated by our perception of where we stand. Most of our energy, money and time goes into grooming ourselves into the status role where we believe we belong.

Sebastian Junger on Tribe

EconTalk | 31 December 2018 | 1h 16m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Sebastian Junger about his book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. Explores the human need to be needed and the challenges facing many individuals in modern society who struggle to connect with others. His studies of communal connection include soldiers in a small combat unit and American Indian society in the nineteenth century.

Myers-Briggs Personality Testing

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 28 September 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later 
Interview with Merve Emre on the ideas in The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing. Describes the history and (lack of) science behind the Myers-Briggs personality test and backgrounds the mother-daughter team who conceived it almost 100 years ago.

Resilience After Unimaginable Loss

On Being with Krista Tippett | 24 April 2017 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy. Sets out the path to growth from tragedy. It’s about the 3Ps: avoiding personalization (“this was my fault”), pervasiveness (“this affects everything”), and permanence (“nothing will ever be the same again”).

Carol Tavris on Mistakes, Justification, and Cognitive Dissonance

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 4 July 2018 | 1h 11m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Social psychologist Carol Tavris on the ideas in Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me), which explores the effect that cognitive dissonance has on how we think. Discusses the process by which people justify the mistakes that they make, and how that leads to everything from false memories to political polarization.

Where Jonathan Haidt Thinks the American Mind Went Wrong

The Ezra Klein Show | 26 November 2018 | 1h 53m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Haidt on the ideas in The Coddling of the American Mind. Insightful on the costs of being overly protective and focusing on injustice. Debates the right balance between nurturing antifragility in the face of injustice versus entrenching societal injustice.

Annie Duke – Thinking More in Bets

Capital Allocators | 19 November 2018 | 0h 46m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Follow up interview with Annie Duke covering the challenge of separating signal from noise in making decisions, the formation and confirmation of beliefs, forming decision groups, communicating with teams, mistakes Annie’s advisory clients have made after reading her book and stories of how Annie approached being a woman in the male-dominated poker world.