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48 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jared Diamond. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jared Diamond, often where they are interviewed.

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48 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jared Diamond. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jared Diamond, often where they are interviewed.

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Season 3: Jared Diamond

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Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, joined us to talk about his new book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. In this wide-ranging discussion Jared speaks about the COVID-19 crisis, as well as authoritarianism, and the need for nations to have the humility to see their errors -- and hopefully learn from them.

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Nov 13 2020 · 51mins
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Jared Diamond – How it Can All Fall Apart

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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.

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Jul 21 2020 · 43mins

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89. The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond

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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.

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Jun 08 2020 · 1hr 20mins
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Baseball’s Swing Kings – Ep 75 with Jared Diamond

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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.

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May 25 2020 · 1hr

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Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal on his new book, developments on a possible 2020 MLB season

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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.

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May 22 2020 · 48mins
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Jared Diamond "Robots in the Outfield"

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Playing for Team Human today, national baseball writer for the Wall Street Journal and author of "Swing Kings" Jared Diamond

Diamond discusses how technological advancements have changed the fun and quirky ways that baseball organizations construct their teams and play the game. Why are baseball players changing their swings in order to hit more home runs? What is behind baseball’s desire to compete for the same college graduates who want to work for Amazon, Google, and major tech companies? Is there room for humans in modern baseball?

In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses the impact Covid-19 is having on art and music.

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Swing Kings is now available: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062872104

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May 07 2020 · 55mins
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Swing Kings: Jared Diamond in conversation with Tyler Kepner

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The Wall Street Journal national baseball writer Jared Diamond discusses his new book with New York Times national baseball writer Tyler Kepner.

Apr 28 2020 · 39mins
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Chase on Being A Dad + Jared Diamond Interview

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Chase is back from paternity leave and gives an update on what life is like as a new father, especially in the current climate. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal joins Tim & Todd to talk about his new book "Swing Kings", if fans will boo the Astro when MLB resumes, and who he thinks is the team to beat in the NL East.

Apr 07 2020 · 36mins
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243. Jared Diamond, Wall Street Journal, author of Swing Kings

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Acclaimed baseball writer Jared Diamond makes his 2nd appearance on the show. This recording was at the end of March 2020, and was supposed to coincide with the opening of the 2020 Baseball season. The coronavirus pandemic made that impossible, so Diamond opens the show with the latest on MLB's hopes to save the season.

Then, they get into his 1st book, "Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Baseball's Home Run Revolution." They talk about the new methods that take place in baseball, and the unique origins and methods used to change the game. That also becomes a debate on whether all these changes are good for the sport.
Apr 01 2020 · 1hr
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Jared Diamond on How Geography Affects our Globalized World Today | Upfront Summit 2020

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Pulitzer Prize winning author Jared Diamond speaks about why geography is still relevant in a connected world: how geography impacts global wealth and why wealth inequality is a global concern (including health, security, and immigration); how geography and climate change are interlinked; and how geographic disunity aids in innovation and leadership.

Note: background noise in this video due to high winds outside the theater where this was filmed.
Mar 23 2020 · 25mins