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Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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Rutger Bregman - Aan alle wereldverbeteraars van nu: idealen zijn mooi, resultaten nog beter

De Correspondent

Hoe verander je de wereld? Moed, idealisme en tegendraadsheid zijn belangrijk, maar op zichzelf niet genoeg. Je verandert de wereld door volharding (moeilijk), organisatiekracht (saai) en een fikse dosis pragmatiek (realistisch). Lees hier het artikel: https://decorrespondent.nl/14047/aan-alle-wereldverbeteraars-van-nu-idealen-zijn-mooi-resultaten-nog-beter/540036915-952c0cc2 Nieuw: de Correspondent-luisterapp! Vanaf nu kun je voor de beste en meest privacyvriendelijke luisterervaring terecht in de Correspondent-app. Ontdek 500+ shows en verhalen en ga in gesprek met je favoriete correspondenten. Download de app snel in de app-store! Geen lid? Maak ook onafhankelijke journalistiek mogelijk en krijg toegang tot de app: corr.es/wordlid. Productie: Julius van Ijperen en Jacco Prantl 
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31mins

2 Jan 2023

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Rutger Bregman - Aan alle wereldverbeteraars van nu: idealen zijn mooi, resultaten nog beter

De Correspondent leest voor

Hoe verander je de wereld? Moed, idealisme en tegendraadsheid zijn belangrijk, maar op zichzelf niet genoeg. Je verandert de wereld door volharding (moeilijk), organisatiekracht (saai) en een fikse dosis pragmatiek (realistisch). Lees hier het artikel: https://decorrespondent.nl/14047/aan-alle-wereldverbeteraars-van-nu-idealen-zijn-mooi-resultaten-nog-beter/540036915-952c0cc2 Nieuw: de Correspondent-luisterapp! Vanaf nu kun je voor de beste en meest privacyvriendelijke luisterervaring terecht in de Correspondent-app. Ontdek 500+ shows en verhalen en ga in gesprek met je favoriete correspondenten. Download de app snel in de app-store! Geen lid? Maak ook onafhankelijke journalistiek mogelijk en krijg toegang tot de app: corr.es/wordlid. Productie: Julius van Ijperen en Jacco Prantl 
 Voor vragen, opmerkingen of suggesties mail naar post@decorrespondent.nl

31mins

2 Jan 2023

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32 - Rutger Bregman on Why People Are Decent, Effective Altruism, and Causing Tucker Carlson’s Meltdown

The Most Interesting People I Know

Rutger Bregman is the bestselling author of Utopia for Realists and Humankind: a Hopeful History. He has been profiled in the New York Times and interviewed on the Daily Show. Rupert Murdoch has been spotted reading his book, and Tucker Carlson called him a “fucking moron.”  I first came across Rutger years ago when a friend was reading Utopia for Realists. The book, which argues for UBI, open borders, and a 15 hour work week, intrigued me, but I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t read it.  He popped back up on my radar when he appeared at Davos, the annual gathering of the super-wealthy, and lambasted his audience for not talking about taxes. The viral moment he created led to an invitation onto Tucker Carlson’s show, where Rutger’s challenge to the Fox News host led to what can only be described as a meltdown. In our interview, Rutger goes deeper into the full story of both events than I’ve seen anywhere else.  We spend the bulk of the interview discussing his book Humankind, which argues that people are actually pretty decent, but power corrupts. This is one of my favorite books, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.  We wrap up with a discussion of Rutger’s relationship with effective altruism, the philosophy and social movement trying to do as much as possible to improve the world.  In particular, we discuss: His career and the publication of Utopia for Realists The unlikely success of the book His trip to Davos Making Tucker Carlson lose his mind Veneer theory and why Rousseau is underrated How people actually behave in disasters Why carpet bombing cities backfires Why distance kills The domestication of humans Why socializing makes us smart The problems with Milgram's shock experiments The replication crisis Criticisms of Rutger’s portrayal of hunter gatherer life His journey to effective altruism His ideas for solving EA’s billionaire problem His plans for an EA-adjacent book The broader changes to EA over the years Hijacking status for good   How committing your career to helping others might actually make you happiest Links: Discourse on Inequality The Doomsday Machine Violence The Secret of Our Success The Dawn of Everything The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months The Possibility of an Ongoing Moral Catastrophe Giving What We Can Grilled TMIPIK - Leah Garcés on Working with Factory Farmers to Help Animals If You’re an Egalitarian, How Come You’re So Rich? Famine, Affluence, and Morality Yes, it’s all the fault of Big Oil, Facebook and ‘the system’. But let’s talk about you this time

2hr 11mins

4 Oct 2022

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Humankind: A Hopeful History • Rutger Bregman & Preben Thorø

GOTO - Today, Tomorrow and the Future

This interview was recorded for GOTO Unscripted.http://gotopia.techRead the full transcription of this interview hereRutger Bregman - Historian and Author of "Humankind: A Hopeful History"Preben Thorø - CTO at Trifork SwitzerlandDESCRIPTIONIf you look at recent developments in human history, the world may seem like a grim place, in which humanity is setting itself for destruction. However, if you consider the research made in various disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, sociology, philosophy and psychology, you’ll see that in fact the contrary is happening.Preben Thorø, CTO at Trifork Switzerland, talked to Rutger Bregman, historian and author of “Humankind: A Hopeful History”, about how the world is a much better place than we perceive it and how research can restore our belief in the good of humanity.RECOMMENDED BOOKSRutger Bregman • Humankind: A Hopeful HistoryRutger Bregman • Utopia For RealistsDaniel Kahneman • Thinking, Fast and SlowTwitterLinkedInFacebookLooking for a unique learning experience?Attend the next GOTO conference near you! Get your ticket at gotopia.techSUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL - new videos posted almost daily.TwitterLinkedInFacebookLooking for a unique learning experience?Attend the next GOTO conference near you! Get your ticket: gotopia.techSUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL - new videos posted alm...

21mins

9 Sep 2022

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Rutger Bregman on human nature

Boss Level Podcast

My guest  is Rutger Bregman from Holland. He’s a historian and an author. His books Humankind and Utopia for Realists were both New York Times Bestsellers. You might also know him from a viral video of a speech he did in Davos or from an unaired, but leaked interview with Fox News that completely pissed off the host Tucker Carlson.We discuss how how we should move to a more benevolent view of human nature and how that would change the way we run our companies. Sponsor link:MinnaLearn

39mins

15 Jun 2022

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Historian Rutger Bregman on War in Ukraine, the Pandemic and Human Decency

Room for Discussion

Room for Discussion’s last big guest has authored two international bestsellers, has gone viral after taking on the wealthy at Davos and has been hailed as the “Dutch Wunderkind of new ideas” by the Guardian.

1hr 9mins

7 Apr 2022

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Rutger Bregman and Philippe Sands - Are Humans Naturally Good?

How To Academy Podcast

Philippe Sands meets Rutger Bregman, one of the greatest young thinkers of our time, to hear a new story of human nature that places our capacity for kindness, not selfishness, at its heart.It’s a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we’re taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest.In this episode of the How To Academy Podcast, human rights lawyer and award-winning author Philippe Sands QC meets the bestselling Dutch historian and viral superstar Rutger Bregman to hear a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

14 Sep 2021

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Rutger Bregman on Human Nature and Hope

The One You Feed

Rutger Bregman is one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. A historian and author, Rutger has published several books on history, philosophy, and economics. His book, History of Progress, was awarded the Belgian Liberales Prize for best nonfiction book of 2013.In this episode, Eric and Rutger discuss his book Humankind: A Hopeful History, where they delve into the scientific, historical, and philosophical components of human nature.If you need help with or are looking for support in working with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, check out The One You Feed Coaching Program. To learn more and to schedule a free 30-minute call with Eric, visit oneyoufeed.net/coachBut wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!In This Interview, Rutger Bregman and I Discuss Human Nature, Hope, and …His book, Humankind: A Hopeful HistoryAsking the scientific questions and the philosophical questionsThe opposing theories of basic human natureEvolutionary biology and the survival of the friendliestCollective intelligence is what makes humans specialThe paradox of humans being the kindest and also the cruelest speciesHis rules for a realistic view of human nature: when in doubt, assume the bestThe broken systems that are created for the small percentage rather than the largest percentage of peoplePygmalion effect is the power of expectations; we become what we think we will becomeImportant distinctions between empathy and compassionUnderstanding that changing the world begins with changing ourselvesRutger Bregman Links:Rutger’s WebsiteTwitterFacebookIf you enjoyed this conversation with Rutger Bregman on Human Nature and Hope, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Deep Transformation with Spring WashamHow our Perception Creates Reality with John PerkinsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

2 Jul 2021

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Rutger Bregman #849

What Matters Most

A fascinating and far reaching conversation with the brilliant Dutch author Rutger Bregman on the nature of our species and what we can do in the now to create a better future. This one goes really deep and in some beautiful directions. Rutger is truly one of the great thinkers in the world today.Rutger Bregman is a historian and author. He has published five books on history, philosophy, and economics.His books Humankind and Utopia for Realists were both New York Times Bestsellers and have been translated in more than 40 languages. Bregman has twice been nominated for the prestigious European Press Prize for his work at The Correspondent. He lives in Holland.Consider Subscribing for Free to Never Miss an EpisodeClick the appropriate link to follow the show so you get every episode of What Matters Most as soon as they’re available!Your Honest Review of What Matters Most Helps the Show Reach More People!If you enjoyed this — or any! — episode of the What Matters Most podcast, please leave a review of the show! Reviews help boost the show in rankings, which makes it more visible… and that means more listeners! It’s a great way to spread the word about What Matters Most!Create your review – click here!Help Support Future Episodes!What Matters Most is 100% listener supported by generous pledges from people just like you.Did this episode speak to you? Please consider pledging your support for as little as $5.00 per month… or pledge at higher levels and enjoy perks like a guided meditation audiobook, a library of Paul Samuel Dolman e-books… and more!Read The Book That Inspires The ShowPaul Samuel Dolman, author, podcaster, and speaker, presents What Matters Most (the book!) a series of interview transcriptions from more than twenty inspirational Nashville and Tennessee residents, including special guest the journalist and author Bill Moyers.Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, former Governor Don Sundquist, Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal, Grammy Award-winning entertainer Wynonna Judd, and many more share intimate and inspirational aspects of themselves.This twentieth anniversary edition also features bonus material from thirty more notables from Tennessee, including local business owners, spiritual leaders, coaches, radio personalities, authors, and educators.The post Rutger Bregman #849 appeared first on Paul Samuel Dolman.

1hr 12mins

22 Jun 2021

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Rutger Bregman is hopeful for humankind

Eat Sleep Work Repeat

Sign up for the newsletterRutger Bregman’s Humankind was my favourite book of 2020 and it comes out in paperback next month. A brilliant read (that also works wonderfully as an audiobook) it will appeal to fans of Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens or anyone who wants a provocative, thoughtful summer read.To mark the paperback release I spoke to him about universal basic income, the way that we've worked in lockdown, and why we turn our backs to lots of evidence that humans are innately kind, decent beings.Rutger's brilliant book Humankind is out in paperback in May 2021. For a full transcript of this interview go to the website.Rutger mentions he's written recently about the end of neoliberalism - you can read that here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

58mins

20 Apr 2021

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