The Inquiry | 14 July 2022 | 0h 23m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Sri Lanka is in economic crisis, with schools closed, fuel in short supply, power cuts, and a shortage of food. Discusses whether the President’s 2021 ban on chemical fertiliser caused the collapse.
I recommend Noah Smith’s column on the causes of Sri Lanka’s economic collapse.
The Inquiry | 31 December 2020 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the potential causes (both innate and socially conditioned) behind the worldwide phenomenon of boys trailing girls in their academic performance.
The Inquiry | 29 November 2018 | 0h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Evaluates whether Russia is right to feel threatened by the West given NATO expansion, Western meddling in the internal affairs of Russia and its neighbours, and provocative deployments of troops and military hardware.
The Inquiry | 3 May 2018 | 0h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Ben Barres, a world-leading neurobiologist, lived the last 20 years of his life as a transgender man. He used his unique perspective of having lived as a woman and a man to become an outspoken opponent of gender bias. Explains what society can learn from people who’ve lived life as both a man and woman.