The Prospects for Cell- and Plant-Based Meat

The Ezra Klein Show | 28 January 2019 | 1h 21m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Bruce Friedrich, head of the Good Food Institute, which invests in, advises on, and advocates for the plant- and cell-based meat industries. Overviews the potential for food production technology that’s better for the planet, better for animals, and better for our health.

Robert Sapolsky on the Toxic Intersection of Poverty and Stress

The Ezra Klein Show | 25 January 2019 | 1h 21m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with neuroscientist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky based on his book Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. Principally about how the stress of poverty affects people’s minds but also covers whether free will is a myth, why he believes the prison system is incompatible with modern neuroscience, and inferences about politics from studying baboons.

Frances Lee on Why Bipartisanship is Irrational

The Ezra Klein Show | 21 January 2019 | 1h 03m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with political scientist Frances Lee, author of Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign. Suggests that the bipartisanship required structurally by America’s governance arrangements is irrational when there is not a long-term majority party.

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.