Joseph Walker

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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. The
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Paul
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Locating
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading, watching or listening to that you might also enjoy:
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Inside
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Issue
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'The Problem Of
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Political
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or listening to that you might also enjoy: 1.
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. A
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#139: Against Bayesianism — David Deutsch

#139: Against Bayesianism — David Deutsch

Bayesianism, the doctrine that it's always rational to represent our beliefs in terms of probabilities, dominates the intellectual world, from
Apr
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Additive Growth', a
Apr
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Proof of the
Apr
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Charles Darwin's Beagle
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Bruno
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Applying
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'God
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Keynes
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Adversarial Collaboration', an
Feb
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. ‘On the Historical Unity of
Feb
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. Marc Andreessen's reply
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Is America’s
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or listening to that you might also enjoy: 1.
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Charles
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Why
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. CEO
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! After testing the format in 2021, my weekend newsletter is continuing. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and finds
Jan
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A Year of Newsletters

Happy New Year! I sent my first weekend newsletter a little over a year ago, on December 26th, 2020. I've
Dec
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Merry Christmas! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Slouching
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Sense
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Weekend Reading & Selected Links

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Weekend Reading & Selected Links (#50)

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Rowing,
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'The
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. What
Nov
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Not sure where to start?

Here are five of my favourite conversations: Tyler Cowen #104: Back To The Future David Tuckett #79: On Radical Uncertainty,
Nov
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. Issue Four of
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. The best thing
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. Patrick Collison's list
Oct
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'The New Cold
Oct
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. Issue Three of
Oct
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'What
Oct
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#138: The Lessons Of Afghanistan — William Dalrymple

#138: The Lessons Of Afghanistan — William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is an acclaimed historian and writer.
Oct
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41st Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'To
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or listening to that you might also enjoy: 1.
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'The
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading, perusing or doing that you might enjoy: 1.This
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Two
Aug
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#137: The Race That Stopped The Nation — Richard Holden & Steven Hamilton

#137: The Race That Stopped The Nation — Richard Holden & Steven Hamilton

Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at UNSW. Steven Hamilton is an Assistant Professor of Economics at The George Washington
Aug
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. In Support of
Aug
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#136: Ergodicity — Ole Peters

#136: Ergodicity — Ole Peters

Ole Peters is a physicist and a Fellow at the London Mathematical Laboratory.
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'How Is Hamid
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Who gets the
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. The
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Happy weekend! Some of you informed me that the link to Pliny the Younger's letters to Tactitus was broken in
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Newton,
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Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Three poems by
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Here are some links to things I've been reading or "zooming into" that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Ten Signs
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Happy weekend! And to my American friends: Happy Fourth of July weekend! Here are some links to things I've been
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Happy weekend! For the benefit of my Sydney friends who are now under lockdown with the rest of the city,
Jun
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#135: The Tyranny Of Merit — Michael Sandel

#135: The Tyranny Of Merit — Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University, where he is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of
Jun
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Down with meritocracy',
Jun
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#134: The Spectre Of Havoc — Graham Allison

#134: The Spectre Of Havoc — Graham Allison

Graham Allison is an American political scientist and the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the
Jun
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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. 'The Taiwan Temptation:
Jun
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#133: A General Theory Of Catastrophe – Niall Ferguson

#133: A General Theory Of Catastrophe – Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is one of the world’s most renowned historians. He is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at
Jun
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I've been a little distracted this week, so no podcast. However, I'll be publishing a conversation with Niall Ferguson on
May
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Some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy: 1. In 1988, The Economist invited Karl Popper
May
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#132: Policy In An Age Of Politics – John Hewson

#132: Policy In An Age Of Politics – John Hewson

John Hewson is a former Australian politician and was leader of the Liberal Party from 1990 to 1994. Read the
May
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Some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Orwell on Hayek. I was
May
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#131: A Practical Guide To Coping With Uncertainty – John Kay

#131: A Practical Guide To Coping With Uncertainty – John Kay

John Kay is one of Britain’s leading economists. Read the full transcript[Transcript coming soon.]
May
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#130: Is Science Reaching Its Limits? – John Horgan

#130: Is Science Reaching Its Limits? – John Horgan

John Horgan is a science journalist and Director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology,
May
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Some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'How Politics Became Pro Wrestling',
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Some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. A list of questions that
May
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#129: Marvellous Melbourne And Australia's Darkest Depression – Graeme Davison

#129: Marvellous Melbourne And Australia's Darkest Depression – Graeme Davison

Graeme Davison is Australia’s most eminent urban historian. Read the full transcript[Transcript coming soon.]
May
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Some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Bertrand Russell is the Pope.
Apr
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#128: A Forgotten Genius – Cheryl Misak

#128: A Forgotten Genius – Cheryl Misak

Cheryl Misak is a Canadian philosopher and the author of Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers. Read the full
Apr
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18th Selected Links

Some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Restored images of the Earth
Apr
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Some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. 'Is Mathematics Invented or Discovered?
Apr
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#127: Progress And Planet – Malcolm Turnbull

#127: Progress And Planet – Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia. Read the full transcript[Transcript coming soon.]
Apr
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Some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy: 1. Paul Simon on his writing
Apr
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Some links for you to enjoy over the weekend: 1. During the week, I spoke with Andy Lee, one half
Mar
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#126: The Craft Of Comedy And The Art Of A Lasting Partnership – Andy Lee

#126: The Craft Of Comedy And The Art Of A Lasting Partnership – Andy Lee

Andy Lee is one half of iconic Australian comedy duo Hamish & Andy. Read the full transcript[Transcript coming soon.
Mar
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Some links for your weekend perusal: 1. 'Why Y?' During this week's podcast, I asked Lord Robert Skidelsky why
Mar
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#125: The Reign Of Keynes, Part II – Lord Robert Skidelsky

#125: The Reign Of Keynes, Part II – Lord Robert Skidelsky

Robert Skidelsky, FBA is a British economic historian. He is the author of a three-volume award-winning biography of British economist
Mar
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Some links for your weekend perusal: 1. 'The Straussian Moment', 2007 essay by Peter Thiel. 2. The Birthday Paradox -
Mar
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#124: Recollections Of A Wild Man In The Wings – Noam Chomsky

#124: Recollections Of A Wild Man In The Wings – Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is the father of modern linguistics and one of the most cited scholars in modern history. He is
Mar
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Some links for your weekend perusal: 1. 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals', arguably Noam Chomsky's most important essay. 2. AlongsideJulia Gillard's
Mar
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#123: There Is Such A Thing As Society – Sir Paul Collier

#123: There Is Such A Thing As Society – Sir Paul Collier

Sir Paul Collier is a British development economist. He is currently a professor of economics at the University of Oxford
Mar
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Some links for your weekend perusal: 1. If you've ever wondered what John Maynard Keynes sounded like, here is the
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#122: The Reign Of Keynes, Part I – Zach Carter

#122: The Reign Of Keynes, Part I – Zach Carter

Zach Carter is a senior reporter at The Huffington Post and the author of the New York Times bestseller The
Feb
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Some links for your weekend perusal: 1. For all you Bayesians out there: 'The Road to Wisdom', a cute 8-line
Feb
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#121: The Doyen Of Behavioural Genetics On Untangling Nature And Nurture – Robert Plomin

#121: The Doyen Of Behavioural Genetics On Untangling Nature And Nurture – Robert Plomin

Robert Plomin is one of the world’s leading behavioural geneticists. He is currently MRC Research Professor in Behavioural
Feb
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Some links for your weekend perusal: 1. Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 Madison Square Garden speech. Skip to 10:47 of
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#120: The Republic Is In Peril – Jack A. Goldstone

#120: The Republic Is In Peril – Jack A. Goldstone

Jack A. Goldstone is an American sociologist and the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Chair Professor of Public
Feb
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Some links for your weekend perusal: 1. Werner Herzog gives the best answer ever to the question: "How many languages
Feb
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#119: Hard–Earned Lessons From A Maverick Who Made It – Mark Cuban

#119: Hard–Earned Lessons From A Maverick Who Made It – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is an American billionaire investor, entrepreneur and TV personality. TranscriptJOE WALKER: Mark Cuban, welcome to The Jolly Swagman
Feb
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Some links for your weekend perusal: 1. Countries with individualistic cultures are more innovative 2. One of my favourite podcast
Feb
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#118: The Wisdom Of Frank Wilczek

#118: The Wisdom Of Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004. Read the full transcript[TRANSCRIPT COMING SOON]
Jan
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Some links for your weekend perusal: 1. I've added a mistakes page to my website, to keep track of factual
Jan
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#117: The Moral Causes And Consequences Of Economic Growth – Benjamin M. Friedman

#117: The Moral Causes And Consequences Of Economic Growth – Benjamin M. Friedman

Benjamin M. Friedman is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading macroeconomists. He is currently the William
Jan
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Some links for your weekend enjoyment: 1. An uncannily good description of Brownian motion in the Roman poet Lucretius' On
Jan
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#116: The Indiana Jones Of Anthropology On The Origins Of Western Psychology – Joe Henrich

Joe Henrich is Professor and Chair of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Secret
Jan
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Some links for you to check out over the weekend: 1. Welcome To The 'Turbulent Twenties', by Jack A. Goldstone
Jan
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#115: Deaths Of Despair And The Future Of Capitalism – Angus Deaton

Sir Angus Deaton is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and coauthor of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism. TranscriptJOE
Jan
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The podcast recommences on Monday. It's going to be a great year for the show. Each of the guests I've
Jan
01
#114: On Ayn Rand, Cooperation, And Successful Societies – David Sloan Wilson

#114: On Ayn Rand, Cooperation, And Successful Societies – David Sloan Wilson

David Sloan Wilson is an evolutionary biologist and the author of Atlas Hugged. TranscriptJOE WALKER: David Sloan Wilson, welcome back
Dec
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This will be my final email for the year. Four tidbits for your consumption, including my latest podcast episode: 1.
Dec
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1st Selected Links

I hope you're having a relaxing break! I thought I'd share some links to things I enjoyed this year or
Dec
22
#113: What I Learned In 2020 – John Hempton

#113: What I Learned In 2020 – John Hempton

John Hempton is co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Bronte Capital. Show notesSelected links Follow John: Blog | Twitter‘Approaches
Dec
21
Rational Minds Part 5: Heuristics Make Us Smart – Gerd Gigerenzer

Rational Minds Part 5: Heuristics Make Us Smart – Gerd Gigerenzer

Gerd Gigerenzer is a German psychologist and director emeritus of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max
Dec
20
Rational Minds Part 4: The Blind Leading The Blind – David Hirshleifer

Rational Minds Part 4: The Blind Leading The Blind – David Hirshleifer

David Hirshleifer is a professor of finance and currently holds the Merage chair in Business Growth at the University of
Dec
19
Rational Minds Part 3: Rethinking Bubbles – Vernon Smith

Rational Minds Part 3: Rethinking Bubbles – Vernon Smith

Vernon Smith won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
Dec
17
Rational Minds Part 2: The Myth Of Tulip Mania – Anne Goldgar

Rational Minds Part 2: The Myth Of Tulip Mania – Anne Goldgar

Anne Goldgar is an historian and holds the Van Hunnick Chair in European History at the University of Southern California
Dec
15
Rational Minds Part 1: A Nation Of Gamblers – Ed Glaeser

Rational Minds Part 1: A Nation Of Gamblers – Ed Glaeser

Ed Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Show notesSelected links Follow Ed: Website&
Dec
07
#107: The Roaring Twenties And The Birth Of Consumer Credit – Martha Olney

#107: The Roaring Twenties And The Birth Of Consumer Credit – Martha Olney

Martha Olney is an economist and Teaching Professor in Berkeley’s Economics Department. Show notesSelected links Follow Martha: Website
Nov
27
#106: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Capitalism – Yanis Varoufakis

#106: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Capitalism – Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis is an economist and politician. Show notesSelected links Follow Yanis: Website | TwitterAnother Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present,
Nov
23
#105: Despair And Indignation Among The American White Working Class – Arlie Hochschild

#105: Despair And Indignation Among The American White Working Class – Arlie Hochschild

Arlie Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Show notesSelected links Follow Arlie:
Nov
04
#104: Back To The Future – Tyler Cowen

#104: Back To The Future – Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen is an economist and public intellectual par excellence. Show notesSelected links Follow Tyler: Website | Twitter | Podcast | BlogStubborn Attachments,
Oct
19
#103: A Labor Intellectual's Plan To Rebraid Our Frayed Social Fabric – Andrew Leigh

#103: A Labor Intellectual's Plan To Rebraid Our Frayed Social Fabric – Andrew Leigh

Dr Andrew Leigh MP is an economist and Federal Labor parliamentarian. Show notesSelected links Follow Andrew: Website | TwitterReconnected, by Andrew
Oct
12
#102: Frauds And Visionaries – Bethany McLean

#102: Frauds And Visionaries – Bethany McLean

Bethany McLean is an investigative journalist and contributing editor for Vanity Fair. Show notesSelected links Follow Bethany: Website | TwitterThe Smartest
Oct
05
#101: The Rise And Fall Of Monetary Policy – Ian Macfarlane

#101: The Rise And Fall Of Monetary Policy – Ian Macfarlane

Ian Macfarlane was Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 1996 to 2006. Show notesSelected links Follow Ian: WebsiteThe
Sep
28
#100: An Ode To The Uncorrelated Thinker – Eric Weinstein

#100: An Ode To The Uncorrelated Thinker – Eric Weinstein

Eric Weinstein is a mathematician and the Managing Director of Thiel Capital. Show notesSelected links Follow Eric: Website | TwitterThe Three
Sep
27
#99: Housing Bubble Week Epilogue: Not All Bubbles Are Created Equal – Vernon Smith

#99: Housing Bubble Week Epilogue: Not All Bubbles Are Created Equal – Vernon Smith

Vernon Smith won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002. Show notesCharts Selected links Follow Vernon: WebsiteRethinking Housing Bubbles,
Sep
24
#98: The Meaning Of Human Existence, And The Search For Alien Life – Avi Loeb

#98: The Meaning Of Human Existence, And The Search For Alien Life – Avi Loeb

Avi Loeb is Chair of Harvard’s Astronomy Department. Show notesSelected links Follow Avi: WebsiteThe Myth Of Sisyphus, by
Sep
21
#97: Of Viruses And Vaccines – Peter Doherty

#97: Of Viruses And Vaccines – Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty is an immunologist and winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Show notes Selected links Follow Peter:
Aug
13
#96: The Housing Supply Myth – Cameron Murray & Ian Mulheirn

#96: The Housing Supply Myth – Cameron Murray & Ian Mulheirn

Cameron Murray is a Research Fellow at the University of Sydney’s Henry Halloran Trust. Ian Mulheirn is Executive
Aug
11
#95: Inside Humanity's Infinite Improbability Drive – Matt Ridley

#95: Inside Humanity's Infinite Improbability Drive – Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley is an author, journalist, biologist, and businessman. His books have sold over a million copies. Show notesSelected links
Aug
08
#94: Radical Uncertainty – Mervyn King

#94: Radical Uncertainty – Mervyn King

Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013. Show notesSelected links Follow Mervyn King: WebsiteRadical
Jul
22
#93: The Doyen Of Economics Podcasting On Death, Lockdown, And The Art Of Socratic Dialogue – Russ Roberts

#93: The Doyen Of Economics Podcasting On Death, Lockdown, And The Art Of Socratic Dialogue – Russ Roberts

Russ Roberts is an economist and the host of EconTalk. Show notesSelected links Follow Russ Roberts: Website | TwitterEconTalkMacroeconomic Patterns and
Apr
24
#92: The Life And Times Of A Thoroughly liberal Prime Minister – Malcolm Turnbull

#92: The Life And Times Of A Thoroughly liberal Prime Minister – Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull was Australia’s 29th Prime Minister. Show notesSelected links Follow Malcolm Turnbull: Website | TwitterA Bigger Picture, by
Apr
02
#91: How To Put The Economy Into A Coma – Chris Edmond & Steve Hamilton

#91: How To Put The Economy Into A Coma – Chris Edmond & Steve Hamilton

Chris Edmond and Steve Hamilton are Australian economists. Show notesSelected links Follow Chris Edmond: Website | TwitterFollow Steve Hamilton: Website | Twitter&
Mar
27
#90: The Price Of Uncertainty – Chris Joye

#90: The Price Of Uncertainty – Chris Joye

Chris Joye is Founder and Co-Chief Investments Officer at Coolabah Capital Investments. He is also a Contributing Editor with The
Mar
25
#89: How An Italian Town Conquered Coronavirus – Andrea Crisanti

#89: How An Italian Town Conquered Coronavirus – Andrea Crisanti

Andrea Crisanti is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Padua. He is part of the research team that
Mar
18
#88: A (New) Darwinian Left – Peter Singer (Live In Melbourne)

#88: A (New) Darwinian Left – Peter Singer (Live In Melbourne)

Peter Singer is the world’s most influential living philosopher. Show notesSelected links ‘The Dos and Donts of
Mar
09
#87: In The Foothills Of A Pandemic – Yaneer Bar–Yam

#87: In The Foothills Of A Pandemic – Yaneer Bar–Yam

Yaneer Bar-Yam is a physicist and the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. Show notesSelected links Follow
Feb
21
#86: Coronavirus, Covert Influence, And Cold War II – Kevin Rudd

#86: Coronavirus, Covert Influence, And Cold War II – Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd was Australia’s 26th Prime Minister and is the President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. Show
Feb
18
#85: The Evolution Of A Renegade – David Sloan Wilson

#85: The Evolution Of A Renegade – David Sloan Wilson

David Sloan Wilson is an evolutionary biologist. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Freelancer.com and
Jan
31
#84: The Intellectual Wild South – Eric Weinstein

#84: The Intellectual Wild South – Eric Weinstein

Eric Weinstein is a mathematician and the Managing Director of Thiel Capital. This episode of the podcast is brought to
Jan
16
#83: The Silent Hero Of The Australian Economy – Ian Macfarlane

#83: The Silent Hero Of The Australian Economy – Ian Macfarlane

Ian Macfarlane was Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 1996 to 2006. He is the author of The
Jan
01

2019 #Wrapped

Gracias por un gran año. ¡Nos vemos en 2020!
Dec
20
#82: The Modern Empiricist Proving Old Wisdom On Household Debt And Recession – Amir Sufi

#82: The Modern Empiricist Proving Old Wisdom On Household Debt And Recession – Amir Sufi

Amir Sufi is the Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago Booth School of
Nov
18
#81: How To Build A Future More Like Star Trek Than Terminator – Andrew Leigh

#81: How To Build A Future More Like Star Trek Than Terminator – Andrew Leigh

Dr Andrew Leigh MP is a member of the Australian federal parliament. He is currently Labor’s Shadow Assistant
Nov
05
#80: The Untold Tale of How One Ruthless Company Subjugated a Subcontinent – William Dalrymple

#80: The Untold Tale of How One Ruthless Company Subjugated a Subcontinent – William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is an acclaimed historian and travel writer. He lives nine months of the year on a goat farm
Oct
17
#79: On Radical Uncertainty, "Phantastic Objects", and Blowing Bubbles – David Tuckett

#79: On Radical Uncertainty, "Phantastic Objects", and Blowing Bubbles – David Tuckett

David Tuckett is a psychoanalyst, Professor, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty at University College
Oct
01
#78: Lifting the Veil on Sydney's Crime and Skulduggery – Kate McClymont

#78: Lifting the Veil on Sydney's Crime and Skulduggery – Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont is Australia’s most awarded journalist. An investigative reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald, she is famous for
Sep
07
#77: Markets and The Madness of Crowds – Robert Shiller

#77: Markets and The Madness of Crowds – Robert Shiller

Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and one of the 2013 recipients of the Nobel
Aug
10
#76: The Dogged Journalist Who (May Have) Pricked a Property Bubble – Adele Ferguson

#76: The Dogged Journalist Who (May Have) Pricked a Property Bubble – Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson is an award-winning investigative journalist best known for her work exposing misconduct and fraud in the Australian banking
Jul
11
Classic Episode Rerun: The Legendary, Fraud–Sniffing Short Seller – Marc Cohodes

Classic Episode Rerun: The Legendary, Fraud–Sniffing Short Seller – Marc Cohodes

This is a rerun of a conversation I recorded in May 2018 with legendary short seller Marc Cohodes. Show notesSelected
Jul
09
#75: The World According to a Maverick, Beach–Biding Stock Picker – John Hempton

#75: The World According to a Maverick, Beach–Biding Stock Picker – John Hempton

John Hempton is a renowned short seller and the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Australian-based hedge fund Bronte Capital.
Jun
14
#74: Xi Loves Us, Xi Loves Us Not? – Kevin Rudd

#74: Xi Loves Us, Xi Loves Us Not? – Kevin Rudd

This is an episode about a rising superpower (China) and its ruler (Xi Jinping). It’s also a conversation about
Jun
08
#73: The Good Society Hidden In Our Genes – Nicholas Christakis

#73: The Good Society Hidden In Our Genes – Nicholas Christakis

Nicholas Christakis is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, where he directs the Human Nature Lab.
May
30
#72: The Leader Of The Free World Is A Malignant Narcissist With Pre–Dementia – John Gartner

#72: The Leader Of The Free World Is A Malignant Narcissist With Pre–Dementia – John Gartner

Richard Nixon once said, “I can go into my office and pick up the telephone and in twenty-five minutes seventy
May
23
#71: Housing Bubble Week Finale: It's The Housing Cycle, Stupid! – Ed Leamer

#71: Housing Bubble Week Finale: It's The Housing Cycle, Stupid! – Ed Leamer

This episode is about why housing busts cause recessions. Few understand their nexus better than Ed Leamer. Ed is the
May
21
#70: Housing Bubble Week: Getting Things Done in Western Sydney – John Hempton

#70: Housing Bubble Week: Getting Things Done in Western Sydney – John Hempton

The logic is inevitable: credit is as much a feature of housing bubbles as the sun is of day. And
May
19
#69: Housing Bubble Week: A Philosophy of Bubbles – Timo Henckel

#69: Housing Bubble Week: A Philosophy of Bubbles – Timo Henckel

Bubbles are everywhere today — or so we’re told. But what are they really? I speak with behavioural macroeconomist
May
16
#68: Housing Bubble Week: Speculation and Unchartered Waters – Chris Joye

#68: Housing Bubble Week: Speculation and Unchartered Waters – Chris Joye

Chris Joye manages $3 billion as the Co-Chief Investment Officer at Australian fixed-income manager Coolabah Capital Investments, and is a
May
15

#67: Housing Bubble Week: Housing Bubbles as Availability Cascades – Timur Kuran

Timur Kuran is a Turkish American economist, Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor in Islamic Studies
May
14

#66: Housing Bubble Week: Lessons From Amsterdam’s ‘Gentlemen’s Canal’ – Piet Eichholtz

We all know that real estate is the best long-term investment for capital gains, and property investors should just hold
May
13
#65: Housing Bubble Week: Can We Predict Housing Bubbles? – Dean Baker

#65: Housing Bubble Week: Can We Predict Housing Bubbles? – Dean Baker

I speak with Dean Baker, US economist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research based in Washington,
May
12
#64: ‘Housing Bubble Week’ & Joe’s Speech to Mensa

#64: ‘Housing Bubble Week’ & Joe’s Speech to Mensa

I announce ‘Housing Bubble Week’ and share a speech I gave in Sydney in September 2018. Show notesSelected links Follow
Apr
30

#63: Doing Good Better – Will MacAskill

Will MacAskill is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is also one of the founders
Apr
02
#62: The Evolution Of Bret Weinstein

#62: The Evolution Of Bret Weinstein

Bret Weinstein came to public prominence as the professor at the centre of the 2017 Evergreen State College protests. He
Apr
01

An Update From The Lads

Sadly, Angus is stepping down as co-host, to focus on bigger and better things. Joe, your regular host in 2018,
Apr
01
Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman Published: 2010 (418 pages) Started reading: 15.January.2017 Finished reading: 12.April.2017 Brief descriptionThinking, Fast
Apr
01
Animal Liberation

Animal Liberation

Author: Peter Singer Published: originally, 1975; updated edition, 2009 (248 pages) Started reading: 9.January.2017 Finished reading: 14.January.
Apr
01
A Few Lessons For Investors And Managers From Warren E. Buffet

A Few Lessons For Investors And Managers From Warren E. Buffet

Author: Peter Bevelin Published: 2012 (81 pages) Started reading: 25.December.2016 Finished reading: 9.January.2017 Brief descriptionA Few
Apr
01
Man's Search For Meaning

Man's Search For Meaning

Author: Viktor Frankl Published: original, 1946; this version, 2006 (165 pages) Started reading: 4.December.2016 Finished reading: 7.December.
Apr
01
The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Author: Ben Horowitz Published: 2014 (282 pages) Started reading: 30.November.2016 Finished reading: 4.December.2016 Brief descriptionThe Hard
Apr
01
Why I Write

Why I Write

Author: George Orwell Published: Penguin Books, 2005 (120 pages) Started reading: 27.November.2016 Finished reading: 30.November.2016 Brief
Apr
01
Antifragile

Antifragile

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb Published: Original, 2012; this version, 2014 (426 pages) Started reading: 30.October.2016 Finished reading: 26.
Apr
01
Vagabonding

Vagabonding

Author: Rolf Potts Published: original version 2002, this version 2016 (209 pages) Started reading: 9.October.2016 Finished reading: 29.
Apr
01
What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars

What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars

Authors: Jim Paul & Brendan Moynihan Published: 2013; first published in 1994 (160 pages) Started reading: 6.October.2016 Finished
Apr
01
Influence

Influence

Author: Robert Cialdini Published: 2007 (280 pages) Started reading: 30.September.2016 Finished reading: 6.October.2016 Brief descriptionInfluence: The
Apr
01
On The Shortness Of Life

On The Shortness Of Life

Author: Lucius Seneca (Seneca the Younger) Published: 2004 (106 pages) Started reading: 29.September.2016 Finished reading: 29.September.2016
Apr
01
The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Author: Nassim Taleb Published: 2010 (379 pages) Started reading: 8.September.2016 Finished reading: 28.September.2016 Brief descriptionI feel
Apr
01
Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Author: Ashlee Vance Published: 2015 (386 pages) Started reading: 5.September.2016 Finished reading: 7.September.2016 Brief descriptionFounding one
Apr
01
The Obstacle Is The Way

The Obstacle Is The Way

Author: Ryan Holiday Published: 2014 (187 pages) Started reading: 30.August.2016 Finished reading: 2. September.2016 Brief descriptionRyan Holiday,
Apr
01
Grit

Grit

Author: Angela Duckworth Published: 2016 (282 pages) Started reading: 19.August.2016 Finished reading: 26.August.2016 Brief descriptionGrit: The
Mar
31
Sapiens

Sapiens

Author: Yuval Harari Published: 2015 (416 pages) Starting reading: 12.August.2016 Finished reading: 19.August.2016 Brief descriptionNo mention
Mar
31
Churchill

Churchill

Author: Paul Johnson Published: 2009 (168 pages) Started reading: 8.August.2016 Finished reading: 11.August.2016 Churchill, front left,
Mar
31
The 4–Hour Workweek

The 4–Hour Workweek

Author: Timothy Ferriss Published: 2009 (381 pages) Started reading: 30.July.2016 Finished reading: 8.August.2016 Brief description The
Mar
31
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

Author: Tina Seelig Published: 2009 (190 pages) Started reading: 26.July.2016 Finished reading: 29.July.2016 Brief descriptionTo be
Mar
31
Zero to One

Zero to One

Author: Peter Thiel Published: 2014 (195 pages) Started reading: 21.July.2016 Finished reading: 25.July.2016 Brief descriptionStart a
Mar
31
The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

Author: Eric Ries Published: 2011 Started reading: 18.June.2016 Finished reading: 21.July.2016 Brief descriptionThere are two broad
Mar
31
Mindset

Mindset

Author: Carol Dweck Published: 2006 Started reading: 10.June.2016 Finished reading: 17.June.2016 Brief descriptionAs someone who was
Mar
31
Misbehaving

Misbehaving

Author: Richard Thaler Published: 7.May.2015 Started reading: 10.January.2016 Finished reading: 09.June.2016 BRIEF DESCRIPTIONThe title
Feb
15
Some Highlights – 2018

Some Highlights – 2018

Signature moments from some of our crazy conversations in the year sandwiched between 2017 and 2019. GuestsLeonard Susskind [01:14]
Dec
13
#61: The Three Big Lies Poisoning Young Minds – Jonathan Haidt

#61: The Three Big Lies Poisoning Young Minds – Jonathan Haidt

This is a conversation with renowned moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt about his new book The Coddling of The American Mind,
Dec
06
#60: On Recessions – Andrew Charlton

#60: On Recessions – Andrew Charlton

Andrew Charlton is a Rhodes Scholar, economist, and author. From 2008-10, in his late twenties, he was senior economic adviser
Oct
25
#58: When The Sky Fell In – Kevin Rudd

#58: When The Sky Fell In – Kevin Rudd

Joe speaks with the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd. Kevin led Australia from December 2007 to June 2010
Jul
26
#57: The Man Who Defied Europe – Yanis Varoufakis

#57: The Man Who Defied Europe – Yanis Varoufakis

Joe speaks with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, the man who defied Europe to save Greece – and failed.
Jul
26

#56: Ignore the Bond Market at Your Peril – Nicholas Bishop

Picture a Giant Anaconda, sitting in the corner of the room. Very still, observing everything – after a while you
Jul
09
#55: Skype's Cofounder on the Threat of AI – Jaan Tallinn

#55: Skype's Cofounder on the Threat of AI – Jaan Tallinn

How many people do you know who have created a verb? We ‘google’ things, we ‘uber’ to places, and thanks
Jun
19
#54: The Patriarch of 'Silicon Alley' – David Rose

#54: The Patriarch of 'Silicon Alley' – David Rose

David Rose is the most infamous Angel Investor in America. He is a serial entrepreneur, avid investor and mentor to
Jun
14
#53: Where Venture Capital Meets Social Purpose – May Samali

#53: Where Venture Capital Meets Social Purpose – May Samali

Critical technological and societal changes of the last century have been spearheaded by entrepreneurs and the investors who back them.
Jun
07
#52: A Short Story of Everything – David Christian

#52: A Short Story of Everything – David Christian

The universe is 13.8 billion years old and humans have existed for only 200,000 years. If that time
Jun
02
#51: The Art/Science of a High Impact Career – Rob Wiblin

#51: The Art/Science of a High Impact Career – Rob Wiblin

Most people want to help others with their career, but what’s the best way to do that? Become a
May
29
#50: The Brave Cookie Monster – Brendan Eich

#50: The Brave Cookie Monster – Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich is widely regarded as a ‘Father of the Web’. He is the creator of JavaScript and cofounder of
May
24
#49: The Legendary, Fraud–Sniffing Short Seller - Marc Cohodes

#49: The Legendary, Fraud–Sniffing Short Seller - Marc Cohodes

For thirty-seven years, Marc Cohodes has bet big money against bad companies. Due to his success, he is regarded as
May
17
#48: My Friend Richard, and Theories of the Universe – Leonard Susskind

#48: My Friend Richard, and Theories of the Universe – Leonard Susskind

Leonard Susskind is Felix Bloch professor of Theoretical physics at Stanford University, and one the fathers of String Theory. In
May
14
#47: The Shape of Probability – Harry Crane

#47: The Shape of Probability – Harry Crane

Harry Crane is a professor of statistics at Rutgers University. In this episode, Joe catches up with Harry in New
May
03
#46: How Peter Thiel Destroyed Gawker – Ryan Holiday

#46: How Peter Thiel Destroyed Gawker – Ryan Holiday

In 2016, a Florida court delivered an astounding $140 million verdict against Gawker media for publishing a sex tape of
Apr
26
#45: AI and Existential Risk – Huw Price

#45: AI and Existential Risk – Huw Price

What are human existential risks and why does Artificial Intelligence rank as one of the most menacing? At the same
Apr
18
#44: Electricity Shared – Jemma Green

#44: Electricity Shared – Jemma Green

Dr Jemma Green is the Co-founder and Chair of Power Ledger. Dr Green began her career as an investment banker
Apr
11
#43: The Number That Rules Humanity – Robin Dunbar

#43: The Number That Rules Humanity – Robin Dunbar

You only have 150 friends. How do we know that? Because that is Dunbar’s number. Robin Dunbar is a
Apr
04
#42: Going Paleo – Pete Evans

#42: Going Paleo – Pete Evans

Pete Evans is a world-renowned chef, restauranteur and co-host of hit TV show, My Kitchen Rules – he is also no
Mar
31
#41: Did The Cold War Ever End? – Kim Beazley

#41: Did The Cold War Ever End? – Kim Beazley

The Hon Kim Beazley AC is a former Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition (1996-2001;
Mar
22
#40: Running Australia’s Busiest Emergency Department – Gordian Fulde

#40: Running Australia’s Busiest Emergency Department – Gordian Fulde

Dr Gordian Fulde AO is Australia’s leading emergency medicine specialist. He founded the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in
Mar
15
#39: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World – Andrew Leigh

#39: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World – Andrew Leigh

Dr Andrew Leigh MP is a federal Labor politician with a brilliant background. A promising lawyer and associate for former
Mar
07
#38: Everything is Negotiable – Herb Cohen

#38: Everything is Negotiable – Herb Cohen

If you’re interested in improving your negotiation, whether that’s to buy a used car or bump up your
Feb
21
#37: Blockchain is Not the Answer – Paul Madsen

#37: Blockchain is Not the Answer – Paul Madsen

Hashgraph is a new distributed ledger technology which many experts believe will supersede the blockchain itself. Founded by Leemon Baird
Feb
07
#36: Doing the Most Good – Peter Singer

#36: Doing the Most Good – Peter Singer

Peter Singer is widely regarded as the world’s most influential living moral philosopher. From kickstarting the animal rights
Jan
23
#35: The End of Money?

#35: The End of Money?

Will cryptocurrency replace the financial system as we know it? What if that is only the start? In this special
Jan
04
#34: Our Fragile Economy – Matt Barrie

#34: Our Fragile Economy – Matt Barrie

We feel ourselves lucky. Twenty-six years of continuous economic growth breeds a certain complacency. But our prosperity belies the reality
Dec
27
#33: Two Economists Walk Into a Bar (LIVE!) – Luigi Zingales & Richard Holden

#33: Two Economists Walk Into a Bar (LIVE!) – Luigi Zingales & Richard Holden

Former guests and F.O.T.P*, Luigi ZIngales (#24) and Richard Holden (#26), joined us at the inaugural Jolly
Dec
20
#32: Will the Real Stoicism Please Stand Up – Margaret Graver

#32: Will the Real Stoicism Please Stand Up – Margaret Graver

Stoicism, an ancient philosophy invented by the Greeks and developed by the Romans, is back in fashion. From author Ryan
Dec
13
#31: Discovering the ‘Sonic Crisp’ – Charles Spence

#31: Discovering the ‘Sonic Crisp’ – Charles Spence

Charles Spence is the world’s leading expert in ‘Gastrophysics’ – the science of food and how our senses
Dec
06
#30: The Man Behind The Mic – Alan Jones

#30: The Man Behind The Mic – Alan Jones

Alan Belford Jones has dominated Sydney’s airwaves for more than 30 years. Australia’s most popular radio broadcaster, he
Nov
22
#29: China's Secret Campaign – James Leibold

#29: China's Secret Campaign – James Leibold

James Leibold is a deep expert in Chinese history and society. Educated in the US, he is now an Associate
Nov
15
#28: Liar Loans – Peter White

#28: Liar Loans – Peter White

Welcome to Part 4 of our Property Special. Fraud is a hallmark of bubbles, as mania turns to greed. It’
Nov
01
#26: What's in a Bubble? – Professor Richard Holden

#26: What's in a Bubble? – Professor Richard Holden

Welcome to part 2 of our Property Series! The term “bubble” gets bandied about a lot these days,
Oct
25
#25: Safe as Houses – John Flavell

#25: Safe as Houses – John Flavell

Welcome to episode 1 of our 4-part series on the Australian property market. In this episode, Mortgage Choice CEO and
Oct
19
#24: Saving Capitalism – Luigi Zingales

#24: Saving Capitalism – Luigi Zingales

Trump. Cronyism. Inequality. Monopolies. Weren’t we promised better than this? What happened to a “new nation, conceived in Liberty&
Oct
12
#23: “Small–l liberal, Big-L Lesbian” - Christine Forster

#23: “Small–l liberal, Big-L Lesbian” - Christine Forster

Christine Forster is currently the only Liberal party member of the City of Sydney Council, having left a career in
Oct
04
#22: Bittersweet: How To Make Money On A Housing Market Crash – Andrew Baker

#22: Bittersweet: How To Make Money On A Housing Market Crash – Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker is a self-taught investor based in Sydney. During the day he specialises in building machine learning at global
Sep
27
#21: Beating My Ice Addiction – Dave Oliver

#21: Beating My Ice Addiction – Dave Oliver

Dave Oliver is Australia’s first openly gay premiership rugby coach. Throughout his school and sporting career spanning the first
Sep
20
#20: Changing the Constitution Is As Easy As – Anne Twomey

#20: Changing the Constitution Is As Easy As – Anne Twomey

Professor Anne Twomey is one of Australia’s leading constitutional law experts. She has practiced as a solicitor at
Sep
13
#19: Columbia MBA Professor Teaches You How to Find Strategic Insight in Any Scenario – William Duggan

#19: Columbia MBA Professor Teaches You How to Find Strategic Insight in Any Scenario – William Duggan

Would you like the ability to reliably experience those “breakthrough moments”? We’ve found your guru. William
Sep
05
#18: Why I Was Really Fired by Google – James Damore

#18: Why I Was Really Fired by Google – James Damore

Former Google Senior Software Engineer James Damore is the softly-spoken yet controversial author of the ‘Google memo’, the
Aug
30
#17: The Two Reasons Why Gays Shouldn't Marry (According to the Coalition For Marriage) – Monica Doumit

#17: The Two Reasons Why Gays Shouldn't Marry (According to the Coalition For Marriage) – Monica Doumit

Australia is in the midst of debating whether to legalise same-sex marriage, with a national postal vote underway. The Jolly
Aug
23
#16: Procrastination, Perfectionism, And Diagnosing Donald Trump – John Tsilimparis

#16: Procrastination, Perfectionism, And Diagnosing Donald Trump – John Tsilimparis

John Tsilimparis MFT is a celebrity psychologist based in LA, where he runs his own private clinic in Brentwood. He
Aug
16
#15: Can We Avoid Nuclear Catastrophe? – Gareth Evans

#15: Can We Avoid Nuclear Catastrophe? – Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans AC, QC was Australia’s greatest ever Foreign Minister. Holding that position from 1988-96, he also held
Aug
08
#14: When Will Australia Become an Independent Nation? – Peter Fitzsimons

#14: When Will Australia Become an Independent Nation? – Peter Fitzsimons

Peter Fitzsimons is the current Chair of the Australian Republican Movement (ARM) – fighting to move Australia from rule by
Jul
31
#13: Cocaine, Ritalin and the Finance Industry – Peter Luc Bossaerts

#13: Cocaine, Ritalin and the Finance Industry – Peter Luc Bossaerts

Peter Luc Bossaerts is the world’s leading expert in experimental finance and pioneered the field of “neuroeconomics&
Jul
25
#12: Why You Shouldn't Eat, Two Days a Week – Dr Michael Mosley

#12: Why You Shouldn't Eat, Two Days a Week – Dr Michael Mosley

#1 New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, presenter or producer of over 25 BBC documentaries, and self-confessed “human
Jul
19
#11: 'London Bridge is Down' – Sam Knight

#11: 'London Bridge is Down' – Sam Knight

Queen Elizabeth II has ruled as Britain’s monarch for 65 years. At the age of 91, her reign will
Jul
12
#10: Fearlessness, Founding Companies, and Full–time Adventuring - Patrick Sweeney

#10: Fearlessness, Founding Companies, and Full–time Adventuring - Patrick Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney is making a career as an adventurer and fear guru. Whether it’s cycling the seven summits
Jul
05
#9: A Soldier's Guide to Survival in Afghanistan – Charlie Thompson

#9: A Soldier's Guide to Survival in Afghanistan – Charlie Thompson

Charlie Thompson served in Canada’s elite Close Protection Unit, completing two tours of Afghanistan in 2006 and 2008.
Jun
28
#8: Not Drinking (Alcohol) For a Year – Chris Raine

#8: Not Drinking (Alcohol) For a Year – Chris Raine

Chris Raine is CEO and Founder of Hello Sunday Morning, a charity that challenges people to give up alcohol for
Jun
21
#7: Life's a Pitch – Ian Elliot

#7: Life's a Pitch – Ian Elliot

Ian Elliot is Australia’s advertising guru. Former CEO and Chairman of George Patterson, he worked his way from
Jun
15
#6: Really Bad Memes – Dart Sultan

#6: Really Bad Memes – Dart Sultan

Dart Sultan: enigma, humourist, meme king. An anonymous Melbourne man on the rise, having amassed 185,000 Facebook followers (at
Jun
07
#5: A Crash in Two Years – Steve Keen

#5: A Crash in Two Years – Steve Keen

Few people saw the Global Financial Crisis coming. Steve Keen was one of them. He is a ferocious critic of
Jun
01
#4: Building a Restaurant Empire – Matt Moran

#4: Building a Restaurant Empire – Matt Moran

Matt Moran is well known on the Australian restaurant scene. Raised on a dairy farm in Sydney’s West,
May
26
#3: Summiting and Surviving Mount Everest – Ben and Laura Darlington

#3: Summiting and Surviving Mount Everest – Ben and Laura Darlington

Outside of their day jobs, Australian couple Ben and Laura Darlington are irrepressible adventurers. Ben, who runs his own business,
May
18
#2: The Art and Ethics of Political Speechwriting, Part 2 – Don Watson

#2: The Art and Ethics of Political Speechwriting, Part 2 – Don Watson

Don Watson was Prime Minister Paul Keating’s speechwriter from 1992-1996. Don’s work included the Unknown Soldier
May
14
#1: The Art and Ethics of Political Speechwriting, Part 1 – Bob Lehrman

#1: The Art and Ethics of Political Speechwriting, Part 1 – Bob Lehrman

Bob Lehrman was Chief Speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore from 1993-95. An accomplished author and novelist, he was mentored