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Areo Magazine's Two for Tea podcast is hosted by Iona Italia. For early access to episodes, support us at https://www.patreon.com/twofortea or https://www.patreon.com/areo.

Areo Magazine's Two for Tea podcast is hosted by Iona Italia. For early access to episodes, support us at https://www.patreon.com/twofortea or https://www.patreon.com/areo.

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United Kingdom

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Areo Magazine's Two for Tea podcast is hosted by Iona Italia. For early access to episodes, support us at https://www.patreon.com/twofortea or https://www.patreon.com/areo.

Twitter:

@IonaItalia

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English


Episodes

132 - Andrew Curran - Who's Black and Why?

8/28/2022
General Visit Andrew’s website: https://www.andrewscurran.com/ Find out more about Andrew’s books, including ‘The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment’ and his co-edited, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., volume ‘Who’s Black and Why? A Hidden Chapter from the Eighteenth-Century Invention of Race’, which are the focus of this podcast: https://www.andrewscurran.com/books-gallerypage Follow Andrew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewscurran References Andrew’s...

Duration:01:34:18

131 - Steven Pinker - Rationality

7/5/2022
General Visit Steven’s website, which includes information about all his books, including his latest, ‘Rationality’, and how to purchase them: https://stevenpinker.com/ Follow Steven on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sapinker Timestamps 00:00 Opening and introduction. 2:17 The conventional wisdom that humans are irredeemably irrational is wrong: rationality is actually prevalent and innate. Iona reads passages from Steven’s newest book ‘Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It...

Duration:01:22:52

130 - Mark Schatzker - The Lost Wisdom of Eating Well

6/14/2022
General Visit Mark’s website, where you can find out more information about his books, including how to purchase them: https://www.markschatzker.com/ Follow Mark on Twitter: https://twitter.com/markschatzker References Mark’s paper, co-authored with Jeffrey Brunstrom, on micronutrients and food choice: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666322001465 Timestamps 0:00 Opening and introduction. 2:02 Mark reads a passage from his book ‘The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost...

Duration:01:25:01

129 - Matt Johnson - The War in Ukraine

6/5/2022
General Follow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattjj89 Some of Matt’s previous writing and speaking about Ukraine: https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium-forget-nato-ukraine-s-problem-is-russian-imperialism-1.10576686 https://areomagazine.com/2022/02/25/putins-pointless-war/ https://www.callin.com/episode/matt-johnson-how-to-view-the-war-in-ukraine-MVpYFsdASZ https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/why-tucker-carlson-hates-ukraine-so-much-1.10746934 References Two for Tea episode...

Duration:00:58:47

128 - Katy Barnett and Jeremy Gans - The Weird and Wonderful History of Animal Law

6/5/2022
General Buy Katy and Jeremy’s book ‘Guilty Pigs: The Weird and Wonderful History of Animal Law’: https://www.amazon.com/Guilty-Pigs-Wonderful-History-Animal-ebook/dp/B09CGQDNGD Katy’s academic webpage: https://law.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/katy-barnett Follow Katy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrKatyBarnett Jeremy’s academic webpage: https://law.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/jeremy-gans Follow Jeremy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeremy_gans Opinions on High, a legal blog that both Kate...

Duration:01:24:27

127 - Arvid Agren - The Gene's-Eye View

5/15/2022
General Arvid’s website: https://arvidagren.com/ Buy Arvid’s book ‘The Gene’s-Eye View of Evolution’: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-genes-eye-view-of-evolution-9780198862260?cc=us&lang=en Follow Arvid on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arvidagren References Daniel’s Areo review of Arvid’s ‘The Gene’s-Eye View of Evolution’: https://areomagazine.com/2022/02/28/selfish-genery-j-arvid-agrens-the-genes-eye-view-of-evolution/ Two for Tea episode featuring Sean B. Carroll:...

Duration:01:22:49

126 - Simon Prentis - How Language Made Us Human

5/15/2022
General Visit Simon’s website for information about him and to buy his book ‘SPEECH! How Language Made Us Human’: https://www.simonprentis.net/ Follow Simon on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/memesovergenes References Two for Tea interview with Sean B. Carroll: https://soundcloud.com/twoforteapodcast/77-sean-b-carroll-revolutionising-our-understanding-of-evo-biology The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (linguistic relativity): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_relativity Simon’s Areo...

Duration:01:15:41

125 - Arjun Moorthy - Revolutionising the News

4/17/2022
General Follow Arjun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/juicemoorthy The Factual: https://www.thefactual.com/?lp=new References Matthew Walker’s ‘Why We Sleep’: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144324/ Timestamps 00.00 Opening and intro. The Factual: credibility grading of news articles/stories. 2:33 The Factual’s history, its mission and ethos, its process of evaluating articles/stories, and the technology behind it. 6:25 Iona on Areo and the foundation of all good...

Duration:01:10:19

124 - Oliver Burkeman - Time Management for Mortals

4/10/2022
Visit Oliver’s website: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/ Follow Oliver on Twitter: https://twitter.com/oliverburkeman Oliver’s most recent book ‘Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals’: https://www.amazon.com/Four-Thousand-Weeks-Management-Mortals/ Oliver’s book ‘The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking’: https://www.amazon.com/Antidote-Oliver-Burkeman-author/ Oliver’s book ‘HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done’:...

Duration:01:10:57

123 - Matt Ridley - The Origins of COVID-19

4/3/2022
General Buy Matt and Alina Chan’s book ‘Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19’: https://www.amazon.com/Viral-Search-COVID-19-Matt-Ridley/dp/006313912X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1GSU5N0P40R26&keywords=matt+ridley&qid=1648046232&sprefix=matt+ridley%2Caps%2C253&sr=8-1 Matt’s website, where you can find out more about him and his other books and work: https://www.mattridley.co.uk/ Follow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattwridley References Some of Michael Worobey’s work on the origins of...

Duration:01:27:46

122 - Alex Korb - Conquering Depression

3/27/2022
General Alex’s website: https://alexkorbphd.com/ Follow Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexkorbphd Buy Alex’s book ‘The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time’: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1626251207/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=gs2&linkId=TQYPHQ6B534LQ4PZ&creativeASIN=1626251207&tag=alexkorbphd-21&creative=9325&camp=1789 Buy Alex’s book ‘The Upward Spiral Workbook: A Practical Neuroscience Program for Reversing...

Duration:01:26:11

121 - Nicholas Christakis - Living Through the Plague

3/3/2022
General Follow Nicholas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NAChristakis The Human Nature Lab at Yale University, of which Nicholas is the director: https://www.humannaturelab.net/ Buy Nicholas’ books, including his latest, ‘Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live’:...

Duration:00:54:47

120 - Rob Henderson - Family Dysfunction, Victimhood and Luxury Beliefs

2/13/2022
General Discover Rob’s writing, interviews, and other work on his website: https://www.robkhenderson.com/ Follow Rob on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robkhenderson References Rob’s essay ‘America's Lost Boys and Me’: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/americas-lost-boys-and-me Rob’s essay ‘Elite universities should stop prizing victimhood’: https://unherd.com/thepost/elites-universities-should-stop-prizing-victimhood/ Timestamps 00.00 Opening and introduction. 1:45 Rob’s difficult upbringing...

Duration:01:45:08

119 - Alan Davison - Diversity, Dogma and Dissent

2/6/2022
General Follow Alan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alan_davison Alan’s academic profile: https://profiles.uts.edu.au/Alan.Davison Alan and Josh Szeps’ special speaker podcast series ‘Permission to Think’ homepage: https://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-arts-and-social-sciences/partners-and-community/fass-industry-events/permission-think Josh Szeps’ podcast series ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’, of which ‘Permission to Think’ is under the aegis:...

Duration:01:10:29

118 - Meghan Daum - The Problem With Everything

1/30/2022
General Find out more about Meghan, her books, and articles, on her website: https://www.meghandaum.com/ Follow Meghan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/meghan_daum Buy Meghan’s book ‘The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through The New Culture Wars’: https://www.meghandaum.com/the-problem-with-everything Buy Meghan’s book ‘The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects Of Discussion’: https://www.meghandaum.com/the-unspeakable Listen to Meghan’s ‘The Unspeakable Podcast’:...

Duration:01:39:33

117 - Jacob Mchangama - The History of Free Speech

1/23/2022
General Jacob’s website: http://jacobmchangama.com/ Order Jacob’s forthcoming book, ‘Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media’: https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/jacob-mchangama/free-speech/9781541620339/ Jacob’s podcast series on free speech, ‘Clear and Present Danger’: http://www.freespeechhistory.com/ Follow Jacob on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JMchangama Discover more about Jacob’s think tank, Justitia: http://justitia-int.org/ Timestamps 00:56 Iona introduces Jacob and his...

Duration:00:54:28

116 - Nev March - Murder in Old Bombay

1/16/2022
General Nev’s website: https://nevmarch.com/ Follow Nev on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nevmarch Buy Nev’s first novel ‘Murder in Old Bombay’ here: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/murder-in-old-bombay/ Pre-order the sequel ‘Peril at the Exposition’ here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250855039/perilattheexposition The Rajabai Clock Tower deaths, upon which Nev’s novel is based: https://www.livemint.com/Sundayapp/qrOhGQVncpDmnvio4RJx9O/The-mystery-of-the-clock-tower-deaths.html Sample...

Duration:01:21:07

115 - Christopher Ferguson - The Influence of the Insane

1/9/2022
Christopher’s website: https://www.christopherjferguson.com/ Follow Christopher on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CJFerguson1111 Christopher’s Amazon page, with links to his books, including ‘Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games Is Wrong’, ‘Suicide Kings’, and ‘How Madness Shaped History: An Eccentric Array of Maniacal Rulers, Raving Narcissists, and Psychotic Visionaries’: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christopher-J-Ferguson/e/B0034NGO00/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_2 Christopher’s...

Duration:01:28:18

114 - Monica Guzman - The Power of Curiousity

12/19/2021
Mónica’s Link Tree with links to preorder her upcoming book ‘I Never Thought Of It That Way’, her website, and more: https://linktr.ee/moniguzman Follow Mónica on Twitter: https://twitter.com/moniguzman Braver Angels website: https://braverangels.org/ References John R. Wood Jr’s previous appearances on Two for Tea: https://soundcloud.com/twoforteapodcast/19-john-wood https://soundcloud.com/twoforteapodcast/58-john-r-wood-jr-and-roderick-graham-black-lives-and-the-george-floyd-protests...

Duration:00:43:07

113 - Christoper Hitchens - A Tribute

12/15/2021
Ben’s website: https://benburgis.com/ Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenBurgis Buy ‘Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters’ by Ben Burgis: https://redemmas.org/titles/36536-christopher-hitchens--what-he-got-right--how-he-went-wrong--and-why-he-still-matters Follow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattjj89 Daniel’s LinkTree (contains links to his website, Substack, and more): https://linktr.ee/DanielJamesSharp Follow Daniel on...

Duration:01:56:41