Episode Archive

19 episodes of Wiser Than Yesterday since the first episode, which aired on March 5th, 2020.

  • Season Recap: Racism and Inequality

    September 19th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  48 mins 8 secs

    We look back at our discoveries reading a range of different books on racism and inequality

  • Nonviolent Communication - Marshall Rosenberg

    September 14th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  29 mins 38 secs
    communication, compassion, empathy

    An approach to nonviolent living

  • Discrimination and Disparities - Thomas Sowell

    August 21st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 46 secs
    analysis, equality, racism

    A searching re-examination of the assumptions, and the evidence for and against, current approaches to issues of economic and other disparities

  • How to be an antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

    August 10th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 8 secs
    equality, racism

    How to Be an Antiracist is a 2019 non-fiction book by American author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. The book discusses concepts of racism and Kendi's proposals for anti-racist individual actions and systemic changes.

  • White fragility - Robin DiAngelo

    August 5th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  44 mins 8 secs
    equality, racism

    Learn why discussing racism is so taboo and difficult

  • Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race - Rene Eddo-Lodge

    July 3rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 36 secs
    equality, politics, race

    The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations today.

  • Hope in the Dark - Rebecca Solnit

    June 19th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 32 secs
    activism, environment, politics

    Radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.

  • 12. Skin in the Game - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    June 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 10 secs
    philosophy, statistics, taleb

    Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life. Having a measurable risk when taking a major decision -- is necessary for fairness, commercial efficiency, and risk management, as well as being necessary to understand the world.

  • 11. Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    May 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  57 mins 41 secs
    economics, philosophy, self improvement

    Things that Gain from Disorder.

    We discuss the concepts of things that thrive and grow when exposed to volatility.

  • 10. The Bed of Procrustes - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    May 14th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 32 secs
    aphorisms, philosophy, wisdom

    Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

  • 9. The Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    May 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 4 secs

    The book focuses on the extreme impact of rare and unpredictable outlier events — and the human tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events, retrospectively.
    It was published in 2007, by author and former options trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

  • 8. Fooled By Randomness - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    May 3rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 25 secs
    economy, philosophy, trading

    Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets is a book that deals with the fallibility of human knowledge.

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains how we delude ourselves into thinking untrue things due to our love of finding a story or reason when none exists.

  • 7. Do You Talk Funny? - David Nihil

    April 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 30 secs
    humour, public speaking, self-improvement

    This book shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make you funnier, more interesting, and better looking. (Or at least two of the three.)

  • 6. Finite and Infinite Games - James P. Carse

    April 21st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 35 secs
    games, life, philosophy

    There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.
    A simple concept with oodles of insights that go deeper and deeper. Question everything you think you know and dive into a redefinition of how you approach everything.

  • 5. Invisible Women - Caroline Criado Perez

    April 16th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 49 secs
    data, feminism, society

    The gender bias that is in the world around us and affects our daily lives. A brilliant look at the data that shows the facts we need to acknowledge and overcome.

  • 4. The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists - Niel Strauss

    April 8th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 59 secs
    love, sales, seduction

    Investigative reporter Neil Strauss chronicles his journey and encounters in the seduction community. An interesting tale into how our minds can be lead in seduction and the dangers of seeking the wrong things.