Our first podcast was an ambitious undertaking to create 14 episodes from 26 interviews with people from the ANU about concepts we were most interested in at the time. It was basically an excuse to talk to impressive people. On this metric it was a wild success, we had the honour of speaking to David Chalmers, Gareth Evans, Andrew Leigh, Richard Eckersley, Michael Barnsley, Ian Chubb for instance. On the second, arguably more important metric of persistence, it failed. It went the same way as most podcasts, it podfaded. Then it came back as a “reboot”, then it podfaded again.
This page contains all the episodes of Sound Proof in no particular order. Some have different intros, those are the rebooted episodes.
All episodes have two parts, usually to compare two different approaches to investigating the concept.
Only one of the fourteen episodes have been uploaded. Check back soon for the others.
In this episode we used segments of interview from Richard Eckersley and Andrew Leigh (back when he was an economics professor) to determine what makes people happy from a economic and social science viewpoint. There’s a kidnapping in there and car accident… oh and a choir. No really, there is.
All Sound Proof episodes are two partners so there are two players below.
If the embedded player doesn’t work you can listen to episode one and episode two directly on SoundCloud.
Here is a rebooted Sound Proof episode where Jamie rants about education. It’s not pretty. Those who think the best way to education is to inspire might be offended by the content.
If the embedded player doesn’t work you can listen to the podcast here.
Here is a quick Sound Proof episode where we invent the term Filler-Buster for a book that shouldn’t really be a book. A Filler-Buster is a book where the main idea could really be just a tweet, and the rest of the book is filler. Note the bust of Cicero the filibusterer while we bust the use of filler.
If the player doesn’t work, listen to it directly here.