Perception: Why What You See Is Not Reality

The Next Big Idea | 26 November 2019 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Don Hoffman about ideas from his book The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes. Argues that what we see, smell, touch, and taste are illusions. Reality, he says, is just an interface, like a computer desktop, built by our brains to conceal complexity.

Adam Grant – The Man Who Does Everything

The Tim Ferriss Show | 5 December 2019 | 2h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with organisational psychologist Adam Grant disentangling the causes of his outsize success. Highlights include using a challenge network, attention management versus time management, harnessing obsession, and email management.

Rory Sutherland – How to Be Less Rational (and More Brilliant)

How To Academy | 14 October 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rory Sutherland about using the power of psychology to drive the success of ideas, products and businesses. Blends behavioural science, stories and branding to argue that logic, algorithms and theory stifle our ability to solve problems.

Dan Gilbert on the Surprising Science of Happiness

The TED Interview | 9 October 2019 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Gilbert delving deep into the weird, counterintuitive science of happiness. Explains why our minds worry about things we needn’t worry about (and fail to worry about things we really should worry about). Draws on ideas from his book Stumbling on Happiness.

You Can Change

The Happiness Lab | 13 September 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
The first episode of a podcast series by Laurie Santos about the science of happiness, based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale – the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history. Starts with the evidence that we can change our happiness, notwithstanding our circumstances and personality.

Nir Eyal on Indistractable

The Ezra Klein Show | 1 August 2019 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Nir Eyal about ideas in his book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Debates whether big tech is addictive and whether good discipline suffices to manage digital distraction.

Scott Galloway on The Algebra of Happiness

The Jordan Harbinger Show | 28 May 2019 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Scott Galloway, professor at NYU Stern School of Business, and the author of The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning.

Cracking the Code of Love

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 23 July 2019 | 2h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sue Johnson, a clinical psychologist and the developer of EFT or Emotionally Focused Therapy. Discusses ideas from her books about how to create, protect, and nourish fulfilling sexual and emotional relationships.