DB Baseball Episode #7 - Special Guest Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal
Drinkin' Bros Sports
Dan Hollaway and Rob Fox are joined by Wall Street Journal baseball writer Jared Diamond to talk about the upcoming Major League Baseball season, how baseball can make the game the more interesting — including if the MLB should allow hockey-style fights between pitcher and batter once the DH is in the National League, and why Jared is glad he won’t have a Hall of Fame vote. Sign up today at MyBookie.AG and use promo code DRINKINBROS to secure your first deposit bonus up to $1000!
Carson Wentz Trade Rumors, Jared Diamond Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 2-8-21)
Podcasts – Sports Talk Chicago
On today’s show, host Jon Zaghloul addresses the Carson Wentz trade rumors, and explains why the Bears acquiring him would be a big mistake. Jon also catches up with Jared Diamond, national MLB writer at The Wall Street Journal, and author of Swing Kings (19:45)! They discuss the Baseball Hall of Fame election results, and look ahead to next year’s ballot. They also talk about the Cardinals’ acquisition of Nolan Arenado, and what it means for the Cubs’ playoff chances moving forward. Later in the interview, Jared breaks down the current battle between MLB and the Player’s Union over new rules for the 2021 season, and recounts the most memorable moment of his sports media career! TO ACCESS SPORTS TALK CHICAGO’S EXCLUSIVE SPORTS GAMBLING PROMOTION, VISIT https://sportstalkchicago.com/cash/. Remember to tune in every day at 2p Central to listen to the show live on AM 1530 WCKG! National audiences can find WCKG on the iHeartRadio and Radio.com apps! The post Carson Wentz Trade Rumors, Jared Diamond Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 2-8-21) appeared first on Sports Talk Chicago.
Are The Cubs An Enigma?, Jared Diamond Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 2-2-21)
Podcasts – Sports Talk Chicago
On today’s show, host Jon Zaghloul addresses the Cubs’ signing of Joc Pederson, and evaluates their expectations in 2021. Jon also catches up with Jared Diamond, national MLB writer at The Wall Street Journal, and author of Swing Kings (19:16)! They discuss the Baseball Hall of Fame election results, and look ahead to next year’s ballot. They also talk about the Cardinals’ acquisition of Nolan Arenado, and what it means for the Cubs’ playoff chances moving forward. Later in the interview, Jared breaks down the current battle between MLB and the Player’s Union over new rules for the 2021 season, and recounts the most memorable moment of his sports media career! TO ACCESS SPORTS TALK CHICAGO’S EXCLUSIVE SPORTS GAMBLING PROMOTION, VISIT https://sportstalkchicago.com/cash/. Remember to tune in every day at 2p Central to listen to the show live on AM 1530 WCKG! National audiences can find WCKG on the iHeartRadio and Radio.com apps! The post Are The Cubs An Enigma?, Jared Diamond Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 2-2-21) appeared first on Sports Talk Chicago.
33 : Jared Diamond – How humans spread across the world
The Abstractable Podcast
We dive into Jared Diamond’s classic book about how humans spread across the world and why some societies grew at faster rates than others Today’s episode is inspired by book Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. [00:00] Introduction | [04:40] Book Review: Guns, Germs and Steel | [06:50] Author: Jared Diamond | [16:00] History of human species | [19:59] Jared Diamonds answer to Yali’s question | [28:20] Plants and animals’ domestication | [32:51] Why you shouldn’t eat wild almonds! | [36:20] Agricultural revolution | [38:42] Why some societies grew at faster rates than others? | [45:26] Is farming a good idea? | [46:30] Takeaways: Relevant across different systems | [59:34] Book’s synopsis: Innovation | [1:04:40] Taking advantages of your environment | [1:10:40] Wrap Up: Closing quote | As with each episode, we pluck out what most resonated from the book and how we would like to bring it into our lives. --- If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to receive new episodes each week. Follow us, access show notes (including books mentioned) and our listen to audio on the go: http://abstractable.co/ Subscribe to the YT channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=abstractable --- Stay connected: Follow Abstractable on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theabstractable Follow Abstractable on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theabstractable Follow Abstractable on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abstractable/ You can find The Abstractable Podcast on: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-abstractable-podcast/id1502025982 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/115u4wd7QGR7EXCLXeiJ27 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3Mud2hvb3Noa2FhLmNvbS9yc3MvcG9kY2FzdC9pZC8xMTM2Mg
His recent book Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, could hardly be more timely. And it has a fascinating twist, seeking links between how individuals deal with crises – with insights from his clinical psychologist wife – to how nations succeed or fail when confronted with a crisis.Support the show: https://www.aldacommunicationtraining.com/podcasts/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jared Diamond is a geographer and author of many bestselling books about civilisation, including Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse. In The World Until Yesterday, he combines his scholarship and his personal experiences in the New Guinea highlands to discuss how non-state societies of hunter gatherers and subsistence farmers and herders differ from modern industrialised state societies. In so doing, he sheds a light on the differences between our modern world and the way that humans have lived for the majority of our existence on this planet. Although the whole book is fascinating, there is only one chapter that is really relevant to the themes of this podcast: the one entitled Bringing Up Children. In it, we can get a much broader perspective on the ways that different societies approach childhood and education than we ever could by comparing industrialised state societies with one another (say, comparing the People's Republic of China to the United Kingdom). The chapter deals with the following themes: childbirth; infanticide; weaning; birth interval; breastfeeding; infant-adult physical contact; fathers and "allo-parents"; responses to crying infants; physical punishment; child autonomy; multi-age playgroups; and child play and education. There are two reasons that I wanted to talk about this topic. The first is that I want to understand the range of human societies, cultures, and attitudes as well as possible, to make sure that my own understandings and viewpoints can take a broad perspective and discover and challenge any assumptions I might have rather than myopically studying the same society all the time. I believe that this makes me less likely to be an "accidental extremist" - somebody who holds an extreme viewpoint but doesn't realise it because everybody around me assumes the same as a matter of course, since we belong to the same culture. One potential example of this is the assumption of the need for school itself, as most humans that have ever lived have not spent a single day in school, nor have they ever felt the need to. The second reason is actually to do with other people's arguments around what is "natural". For example, the unschooling movement, an offshoot of homeschooling where no instruction takes place, is largely based on the idea that copying the way that children have been brought up for hundreds of thousands of years is a better way to do things than to submit to modern assumptions about the necessity of schooling. By understanding something about the societies that inspire this line of thinking, we can both come to appreciate their perspective, and be in a reasonable position to engage with their ideas. Enjoy the episode.
From the Wall Street Journal’s national baseball writer, the captivating story of the home run boom, following a group of players who rose from obscurity to stardom and the rogue swing coaches who helped them usher the game into a new age. Swing Kings is both a rollicking history of baseball’s recent past and a deeply reported, character-driven account of a battle between opponents as old as time: old and new, change and stasis, the establishment and those who break from it. Jared Diamond has written a masterful chronicle of America’s pastime at the crossroads. JARED DIAMOND has been the national baseball writer for the Wall Street Journal since 2017. Prior to that, he spent a season as the Journal’s Yankees beat writer and three seasons as their Mets beat writer. In his current role, he leads the newspaper’s baseball coverage. This is his first book. The post Baseball’s Swing Kings – Ep 75 with Jared Diamond appeared first on Read Learn Live Podcast.
Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal on his new book, developments on a possible 2020 MLB season
Circling the Bases – Fantasy Baseball
D.J. and Drew are joined by special guest Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal. They discuss the latest developments on a possible 2020 MLB season as well as Diamond's new book "Swing Kings," an exploration on the power explosion around MLB. Learn more about Jared's book:https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062872104/swing-kings/