Doing Good Better
Preventing catastrophic risks by mitigating sub-catastrophic ones
Many of the catastrophic are likely to result from the failure to control much smaller events, which then grow so large that they do become catastrophic. On this episode, Professor Marc Lipsitch describes examples from infectious diseases and suggests implications for the allocation of our attention, effort and funds.
Episode 3: What?
If we want to make the biggest difference, what are some actions we can take that really help, what causes do we have the biggest potential to affect, and what is the link between poverty, malaria, and bednets? Featuring: - Rob Mather, CEO, Against Malaria Foundation - Sonia Shah, Science Journalist, author of The Fever Presented by Stephanie Tam and Sam Deere, engineered by Dominic Apa
Episode 2: How
If we're trying to do the most good, how should we think about finding out what works, how can experimental methods give us better insights, and how do we face up to evidence that challenges our existing beliefs? Featuring: - Geoff Sayre-McCord, son of renowned social scientist Joan McCord - Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Presented by Stephanie Tam and Sam Deere, engineered by Dominic Apa.
Episode 1: Why?
We explore why we have good reasons to care about other people, why being more effective is so important, and why helping others also makes our own lives better. Featuring: - scientist-turned-Buddhist monk Matthieu Richard; - Michelle Hutchinson from the Institute for Effective Altruism; - moral philosopher Jeff McMahan; and - writer, statistician and effective altruist Leah Libresco. Presented by Stephanie Tam and Sam Deere, engineered by Dominic Apa.