Garrett M. Petersen

Garrett M. Petersen, PhD
34 Interviews

Garrett M. Petersen's Interviews

Garrett M. Petersen & Michael McCullough 11 Oct 2020 • EN

The Kindness of Strangers with Michael McCullough

Today's guest is Michael McCullough of the University of California, San Diego. We are discussing his book The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code. How did humans, a species of self-centered apes, come to care about others? Since Darwin, scientists have tried to answer this question using

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Garrett M. Petersen & Ilya Somin 04 Jun 2020 • EN

Free to Move with Ilya Somin

Ilya Somin of George Mason University joins the podcast to discuss his book Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom. Ballot box voting is often considered the essence of political freedom. But, it has two major shortcomings: individual voters have little chance of making a difference, and they also

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Garrett M. Petersen & Kyle Harper 22 May 2020 • EN

Climate, Disease, and the Fall of Rome with Kyle Harper

Historian Kyle Harper joins the show to discuss his book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire. We discuss the fall of the Roman empire and the new scientific discoveries that have shed more light on its nature and causes. Kyle's work looks at the epidemics and climatic changes that hit the empir

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Garrett M. Petersen & Garett Jones 23 Mar 2020 • EN

Ten Percent Less Democracy with Garett Jones

Garett Jones returns to the podcast to discuss his book, 10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less. During the 2016 presidential election, both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders argued that elites were hurting the economy. But, drawing together evidence and theory from acr

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Garrett M. Petersen & Phil Magness 12 Sep 2019 • EN

Slavery and Capitalism with Phil Magness

Phil Magness returns to the show to discuss his work on slavery and capitalism, particularly as it relates to the New History of Capitalism (NHC) and the New York Times' 1619 project. Phil recently wrote an article entitled, "How the 1619 Project Rehabilitates the 'King Cotton' Thesis." In it, he argues that the NHC ha

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Garrett M. Petersen & Ben Powell 27 Jul 2019 • EN

Drinking Through the Unfree World with Ben Powell

Ben Powell joins the podcast today to discuss his new book, Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World, coauthored with Robert Lawson. The book is a combination of economic analysis and Anthony-Bourdain-style travel diary. Do We Have to Say It Again? Socialism Sucks! Apparently we do. Beca

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