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Doug Lemov on EconTalk about the practices of effective teachers.

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Data scientist Cathy O’Neill talks about working on Wall Street then joining Occupy Wall Street. Full of great insights.

Academic Incentives Against Truth | EconTalk Interviews Brian Nosek

Incentives in academic life create a tension between truth-seeking and professional advancement. Nosek argues that these incentives create a subconscious bias toward making research decisions in favor of novel results that may not be true.

Risk, Part 1 & 2 | Ideas | CBC Radio

How do we live with uncertainty and make good decisions? Vancouver broadcaster Kathleen Flaherty talks with risk takers, risk managers and risk assessors to find out.

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Nick Bostrom on the status quo bias

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 Giving What We Can president Tony Ord interviewed on Development Drums.

If you want to change a habit, …don’t try and change everything at once. Instead, figure out what the cue is, figure out what the reward is and find a new behavior that is triggered by that cue and delivers that same reward.