William Green on Richer, Wiser, Happier

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 26 April 2021 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with William Green about his book Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life. Discusses the interviews he’s conducted over twenty-five years with many of the world’s greatest investors. Argues that the best investors can teach us not only how to become rich, but how to improve the way we think, reach decisions, assess risk, avoid costly errors, build resilience, and turn uncertainty to our advantage.

Bruce Greyson on Near-Death Experiences

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 8 March 2021 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bruce Greyson about his book After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond. Discusses his scientific research into near-death experiences and the implications for our understanding of consciousness.

Roy Baumeister Interview

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 4 May 2018 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Roy Baumeister about his work on the self, social rejection, belongingness, sexuality, sex differences, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviours, motivation, aggression, consciousness, and free will.

Howard Friedman on The Value We Place on Life

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 17 April 2020 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Howard Friedman about his book Ultimate Price: The Value We Place on Life. Explains how economists and data scientists at corporations, regulatory agencies, and insurance companies develop and put a value on human life. Goes on to spotlight the logical flaws and limitations, and argues against the rampant unfairness.

Mark Perry on MacArthur’s Last Stand Against A Winless War

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 27 March 2020 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mark Perry about his article MacArthur’s Last Stand Against A Winless War. Discusses the origins of the Vietnam War, President’s Kennedy’s meeting with General Douglas MacArthur, and whether, if Kennedy had lived, he would have heeded MacArthur’s advice to “never fight a land war in Asia”.

Aaron Brown on Risk Management

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 11 June 2018 | 0h 45m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Aaron Brown, an expert on financial risk management and gambling, and author of Red-Blooded Risk, and The Poker Face of Wall Street, and co-author of A World of Chance. Starts with his introduction to quantitative approaches in poker and includes insights on the early days of quants in Wall Street, libertarianism and risk management.

Robert Kurson on Rocket Men

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 23 March 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Robert Kurson about his book Rocket Men, the inside story of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who took on the near-impossible challenge of mankind’s first mission to the Moon.