Ritchie Poulton on The Origins of You

RNZ: Sunday Morning | 13 Setember 2020 | 0h 32m | Listen Later
Interview with Richie Poulton about his book The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life (co-authored with Jay Belsky, Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt). Discusses insights on human development mined from studying thousands of people from birth to midlife in the US, Great Britain and New Zealand.

Marilyn Waring: Still Counting the Value of Women’s Unpaid Work

RNZ: Sunday Morning | 15 December 2018 | 0h 22m | Listen Later
Interview with former NZ politician Marilyn Waring about her books Counting for Nothing and Still Counting. Waring argues that the economy relies on women’s unpaid work and the environment, yet this is ignored and undervalued by conventional economic measures. She lays out a vision for what a new, genuinely transformative economic measure would look like.

Mark Lynas: How We Got it Wrong on GMOs

RNZ: Sunday Morning | 9 June 2018 | 0h 24m | Listen Later 
Interview with science writer Mark Lynas about his book Seeds of Science: Why We Got it So Wrong on GMOs. Lynas used to be an anti-GMO activist but now thinks we got it wrong on genetically modified organisms and that our fear of GMOs is irrational.

Dr Andrew Leigh: Why Policy Should Follow Trials

RNZ: Sunday Morning | 7 April 2018 | 0h 20m | Listen Later 
Interview with Australia’s shadow assistant treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh, author of Randomistas, on why random testing can provide data for policies that work. Advocates for evidence-based policy through the use of random trials. Examples covered include random trials helping to reduce crime and inequality and fascinating insights on sham surgery.