Mayor Pete and Elaine Chao Hit the Road (Ep. 471)

...terms of individualism. Gert Jan HOFSTEDE: In an individualistic society, a person is like an atom in a gas. It can freely float about. And life is an adventure. “Life...

Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407 Rebroadcast)

...loneliness. Vivek MURTHY: People who struggle with loneliness end up living shorter lives, and they also are at an increased risk for heart disease, depression, dementia, anxiety, and a host...

Will Work-from-Home Work Forever? (Ep. 464)

...true, but some places are acting as if it is. They’re acting as if anyone can live anywhere, regardless of their employer. Places like Tulsa, Oklahoma. Here again is Raj...

Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up? (Ep. 311)

...market like StubHub serves another purpose. BALIGA: StubHub acts as an insurance policy. That’s Sandeep Baliga, an economist at Northwestern. BALIGA If you’re sick, you know, or if you can’t...

Honey, I Grew the Economy (Ep. 399)

...couldn’t get a job with a physics degree. So I worked as an electrician for a while. And then I got interested in philosophy and went to Chicago. Absolutely loved...

Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407)

...loneliness at other historical moments? His answer? KLINENBERG: This is an area where there’s all variety of data, all kinds of surveys of different quality. And if you just read...

Confessions of a Pothole Politician (Ep. 252)

...very good at a lot of things. Photography, and dancing, and sharp-shooting, and acting, and composing and playing music. You did very well in academia; you were a Rhodes scholar,...

An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl (Ep. 275)

...media player above.) We assembled a panel of smart dudes—a two-time Super Bowl champ; a couple of NFL linemen, including one who’s getting a math Ph.D at MIT, and our...

How Can You Identify Hidden Talent? With Eric Schmidt (NSQ Ep. 21)

...people. “The Last Dance,” (E.S.P.N., 2020). Hello World, app by Eric Schmidt. The Reimagine Podcast, hosted by Eric Schmidt Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates’s nonprofit organization....