The End of Our 50-Year Stagnation | Tyler Cowen

The TED Interview | 3 June 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen. Backgrounds his contention that the economy has stagnated for the last 50 years. Argues that we’re commencing a new era of meaningful innovation, as evidenced by recent breakthroughs in science and medicine.

David Deutsch on the Infinite Reach of Knowledge

The TED Interview | 23 October 2018 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Deutsch discussing his theory that the potential reach of knowledge is infinite, how knowledge first developed, why it sets us apart, and what these concepts mean for our present and future. Draws on his book The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World.

The Race to Build AI that Benefits Humanity | Sam Altman

The TED Interview | 15 April 2021 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman making the case for AI’s potential to make the future better for all of us – and explaining how his company is leading that charge with an unusual new business model.

What We Get Wrong About Global Growth with Dambisa Moyo

The TED Interview | 24 April 2020 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with global economist Dambisa Moyo. Discusses how being raised in Zambia and educated in England and the United States formed her unique worldview and shaped her thinking on issues like overseas aid, climate, democracy and the rise of the coronavirus pandemic.

Design Your Life for Happiness with Elizabeth Dunn

The TED Interview | 17 April 2020| 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Elizabeth Dunn arguing that happiness is made not found and explains how our everyday choices – in matters from time to money to technology – help create it.

Bill Gates on How We Must Respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The TED Interview | 30 march 2020 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Timeless interview with Bill Gates offering insights into the covid-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise, and what it will take for the world to endure this crisis.

Christiana Figueres on How We Can Solve the Climate Crisis

The TED Interview | 11 December 2019 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Christiana Figueres, who brokered the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change. Provides an inside look at the negotiations that led to a commitment from 195 countries to work toward a low carbon future.

Dan Gilbert on the Surprising Science of Happiness

The TED Interview | 9 October 2019 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Gilbert delving deep into the weird, counterintuitive science of happiness. Explains why our minds worry about things we needn’t worry about (and fail to worry about things we really should worry about). Draws on ideas from his book Stumbling on Happiness.