Incredibly Interesting Authors
By Boing Boing
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Interviews with authors of books about psychology, science, productivity, weird phenomena, true stories, adventure, how-to, and more.
||CleanIncredibly Interesting Authors 011: Marina Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game||Maria Konnikova’s new book, The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time, takes a deep dive into the psychology of con artists and the psychology of the trusting people they take advantage of.||1/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIncredibly Interesting Authors 005: Alex Stone, author of Fooling Houdini||In his book Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind (reviewed here), Alex Stone starts by recounting his tragically humiliating disqualification at an international magic competition.||1/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIncredibly Interesting Authors 004: Greg Ross of Futility Closet||Futility Closet is a book of arresting curiosities in history, literature, language, art, philosophy, and mathematics. I interviewed the author, Greg Ross.||1/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIncredibly Interesting Authors 003: Paleo Manifesto author John Durant||In his new book The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health, Durant argues for an evolutionary – and revolutionary – approach to health.||12/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIncredibly Interesting Authors 002: Jony Ive biographer Leander Kahney||In Jony Ive: The Genius behind Apple’s Greatest Products, biographer Leander Kahney offers a gripping and thorough examination of a remarkably creative career and provides insight into the principles underlying Ive’s success.||11/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIncredibly Interesting Authors 001: Dilbert creator Scott Adams||Interview with Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert and author of the new book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.||11/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
was skeptical but now I'm impressed
It's early days yet but I have been impressed with the authors and the interviewer. These really are interesting people. I bought two of the mentioned books after listening to the interviews.
The main thing is that I generally don't know who these people are and why I should listen to them, but each one has proven worth the time and attention. Good job!