Today’s podcast is a conversation originally recorded in 1994 about the teaching of sexual legal issues in law schools around the United States. Richard Posner, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Larry Lessig, former Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and Tom Smith, former Director-General of the Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago consider the long-term implications of the subject. Originally Recorded: 1994
This conversation between legendary economist Friedrich Hayek and former economics writer Elaine Carver Leijonhufvud includes an intimate look into the life of Hayek as a young man. During the discussion, the two talk about Hayek’s memories of traveling to America as well as his perception of the tension between religious and scientific thought. Originally Recorded: 1978
Physics is a complicated field, but when you start talking about the smallest particles we know of, things become even more complicated. Discover some of the guiding principles of the world of atomic particles and learn more about the complex systems in the human body. Former Nobel Prize winner in physics, Dr. Philip W. Anderson, and Princeton University Professor Shivaji Sondhi discuss the topic in today’s podcast. Originally Recorded: 1999
One of the most pressing debates of our time is about how we can reduce our emissions and save the planet. One popular argument for reducing greenhouse gases is to farm organically. The emergence of GMOs has been contested by many, and organic foods have become more and more popular as a result. And using pesticides and fertilizers have a real effect on the environment. But the question of efficiency comes into play.
What would happen if we went all organic? Can we produce the same amount of food on the same amount of land without modern agricultural techniques? Are the unintended consequences worth the benefit of making the change to organic? More importantly, would it truly save the planet?
Today’s podcast features a conversation between former Professor of Economics at UCLA, Axel Leijonhufvud, and famous economist Friedrich von Hayek. During the discussion, the two converse about the people that influenced Hayek’s work and thoughts, eventually diving into social and economic trends as well as monetary theory. Hayek expands on his earlier days as a student, and a young man, identifying the people who shaped his thinking on the world. He also talks about what type of literature helped to push him in the field of economics, and if he had any conflicts with other intellectuals’ views at the time. …
This episode of the Free To Choose® Media Podcast features three prominent intellectuals in the field of neuroscience. Dr. Timothy Tully, former Senior Staff Investigator at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Dr. Eric Kandel, former Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and 2000 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology/Medicine, and Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic, Professor of Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine. They discuss the results of their experiments on short- and long-term memory while discussing the history of our knowledge of the topic. Originally Recorded: 1993