The Next Big Idea | 21 July 2020 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ainissa Ramirez about her book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another. Draws on stories about eight key inventions to show how our innovations can change us in surprising ways.
The Next Big Idea | 14 July 2020 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dan Heath about his book Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. Explores what it takes to root out problems at their source, both in our own lives and in the larger world.
The Next Big Idea | 7 July 2020 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Ryan abut ideas from his book Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. Explores, with an evolutionary psychology perspective, what we can learn from people in non-civilised societies, who tend to be healthier, happier and more fulfilled, notwithstanding their lack of cutting edge science and technology.
The Next Big Idea | 12 May 2020 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adam Grant about work-life balance, the future of education, and the addictive nature of generosity. Insights throughout on working more effectively. A personal favourite was that adding video to a phone call worsens our ability to read emotional cues.
The Next Big Idea | 9 April 2020 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steven Johnson about innovations likely to emerge from the covid-19 pandemic. Draws on examples from his book Ghost Map about the 1854 cholera epidemic in London.
The Next Big Idea | 28 January 2020 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ryan Holiday, the author of Stillness Is the Key, sharing his tips for slowing down, calming your mind and body, and accessing the tranquillity deep inside.
The Next Big Idea | 29 October 2019 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Clive Thompson about ideas from his book Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World. Provides an up-close look at the architects of our digital age, revealing the ways they’re shaping our society for better and worse.
The Next Big Idea | 10 December 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Malcolm Gladwell highlighting ideas and stories from his book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know.