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Curated Podcast Series 01

The following podcast episodes have been curated by TFD to build on our disruptive tech & emergence series. These are the ones we've discovered recently that have really struck a chord. We'd love to hear what you Think, Feel, Do...

The Economics of Loneliness

The Prof G Podcast:
Each week on the Prof G show, best- selling author and NYU professor Scott Galloway offers a no mercy, no malice approach so listeners can level up their game in the world of business.

The Episode:

Professor Scott Galloway talks to author, Noreena Hertz about the key learnings from her latest book (The Lonely Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World That’s Pulling Apart).

What Struck a Chord:

Professor Scott Galloway brings his intellect, wit and empathy to this broad ranging discourse on the epidemic of loneliness and its often invisible impact on peoples’ lives, health and work. At a time when 40% of people say they are lonely and 1 in 5 say they don’t have a single friend at work, this discussion delves into the scale, reasons and solutions. Despite the subject matter the interview is not only provocative but also hopeful, highlighting the instinctive needs and benefits from connections and friendship.

Think podcast
The Unhappy Millionaire

The Happiness Lab:
Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos takes the listener through the surprising science and lessons from her ‘Psychology and the Good Life’ course that she teaches.

The Episode:
Dr. Laurie Santos hears about what happens when dreams and nightmares become real, and why our expectations are so often wrong.

What Struck a Chord:
We all know the age old adage ‘money can’t buy you happiness’, and in this episode, Dr. Santos talks to Clay Cockerel, a therapist to ‘ultra high net worth’ individuals, about why money isn’t making them happier.

The episode explores why happiness is
a place that we can visit but not stay
and explains that the same ‘hedonic adaptation’ that leads us to poorly predict what will make us happy, also leads us to misjudge our ability to cope with the worst tragedies.

Don’t miss the story of J.R. Martinez (from 29:00 mins) who’s an amazing example of the strength of the human spirit. His ability to find happiness after unimaginable trauma is truly inspiring.

Feel podcast
The Fifth Risk - Undoing Democracy

Talking Politics:
Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman (Professor of Politics at Cambridge University) and Helen Thompson (Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University) talk to relevant individuals about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction.

The Episode:
David Runciman and Helen Thompson revisit an interview with famed author Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Big Short and The Blind Side) where he details the risks, the process, the magnitude and the obligations that need to be managed by an incoming President of the United States of America and what happened when Donald Trump unexpectedly won the US Election.

What Struck a Chord:
Runciman and Thompson revisit
their interview with Lewis early in the Coronavirus pandemic and by doing
so, cast many of the warnings made
by Lewis in his book, The Fifth Risk,
as starkly prophetic. However, what makes this interview really compelling
is the exposition of how governments
and societies can manage incredibly complicated and consequential issues effectively. In a time of populism and anti-science momentum, Michael Lewis does what he does best and brings the challenges and stories to life in a vivid and evocative manner.

Do podcast

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