How Men and Women Socialize Differently

The Art of Manliness | 26 August 2016 | 0h 39m | Listen Later
Interview with Joyce Benenson about her book Warriors and Worriers: The Survival of the Sexes. Debunks popular notions that social conditioning makes women more social, and men more competitive. Discusses the biological origins of male and female socialization; why men prefer all-male groups; why women can be just as, if not more competitive, as men; how men compete to cooperate; and why men can make up much faster with an enemy than women can.

I recommend reading Arnold Kling’s blogpost on the feminisation of culture, which he wrote in response to this episode. Academic corruption 2: Emasculated culture.

Wish You Had More Time? What You Really Want is More Memories

The Art of Manliness | 1 April 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Laura Vanderkam about the ideas in Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. People aren’t as busy as they think. Unpacks what people who don’t feel oppressed by busyness do differently; why time goes by faster when you’re older; and how you can slow down time as an adult. Argues that what you really want is more memories, not more time, and suggests how to find more adventure in your ordinary life. Suggests tracking your time and keeping open spaces in your schedule.

Using Mental Models to Make Better Decisions

The Art of Manliness | 7 January 2019 | 0h 59m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Shane Parrish of Farnam Street about his overarching decision making philosophy. Explains what mental models are, why they’re a powerful tool to make better decisions, why you should focus on being consistently not stupid instead of trying to be consistently brilliant, and tactics you can use to make better decisions.

Pirate Hunters with Robert Kurson

The Art of Manliness | 9 July 2015 | 0h 31m | Listen Later 
Interview with Robert Kurson, author of the book Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship. Tells the story of two treasure hunters risking their lives and fortune to find a sunken pirate ship. In the process, they uncovered the story of one of the greatest pirates to ever live during the Golden Age of Piracy. Discusses why pirates are so appealing, why two men would risk millions of dollars to find a pirate ship, and the legendary story of the pirate who captained the sunken ship.