The Jolly Swagman Podcast

By Joe Walker

The JSP is a weekly exploration of questions that are both important and overlooked. Joe Walker, a former political speechwriter helping to build a Y Combinator-backed startup, hosts refreshingly in-depth conversations. Topics cover capitalism, science, business, culture and politics. Guests include Nobel laureates, former prime ministers, authors, entrepreneurs, investors and thought-leaders. Australia's best long-form podcast. A space for curious contrarians.

  1. 1.
    #138: The Lessons Of Afghanistan — William Dalrymple
    58:11
  2. 2.
    #137: The Race That Stopped The Nation — Richard Holden & Steven Hamilton
    1:55:16
  3. 3.
    #136: Ergodicity — Ole Peters
    2:09:23
  4. 4.
    #135: The Tyranny Of Merit — Michael Sandel
    1:04:50
  5. 5.
    #134: The Spectre Of Havoc — Graham Allison
    52:57
  6. 6.
    #133: A General Theory Of Catastrophe — Niall Ferguson
    1:08:37
  7. 7.
    #132: Policy In An Age Of Politics — John Hewson
    2:10:07
  8. 8.
    #131: A Practical Guide To Coping With Uncertainty — John Kay
    35:04
  1. 9.
    #130: Is Science Reaching Its Limits? — John Horgan
    1:21:05
  2. 10.
    #129: Marvellous Melbourne And Australia's Darkest Depression — Graeme Davison
    1:08:43
  3. 11.
    #128: A Forgotten Genius — Cheryl Misak
    1:11:56
  4. 12.
    #127: Progress And Planet — Malcolm Turnbull
    1:00:20
  5. 13.
    #126: The Craft Of Comedy And The Art Of A Lasting Partnership — Andy Lee
    1:36:08
  6. 14.
    #125: The Reign Of Keynes, Part II — Lord Robert Skidelsky
    1:25:13
  7. 15.
    #124: Recollections Of A Wild Man In The Wings — Noam Chomsky
    1:02:55
  8. 16.
    #123: There Is Such A Thing As Society — Sir Paul Collier
    1:08:48
  9. 17.
    #122: The Reign Of Keynes, Part I — Zach Carter
    1:29:20
  10. 18.
    #121: The Doyen Of Behavioural Genetics On Untangling Nature And Nurture — Robert Plomin
    1:25:18
  11. 19.
    #120: The Republic Is In Peril — Jack A. Goldstone
    1:45:32
  12. 20.
    #119: Hard-Earned Lessons From A Maverick Who Made It — Mark Cuban
    1:09:12
  13. 21.
    #118: The Wisdom Of Frank Wilczek
    1:49:51
  14. 22.
    #117: The Moral Causes And Consequences Of Economic Growth — Benjamin M. Friedman
    1:24:35
  15. 23.
    #116: The Indiana Jones Of Anthropology On The Origins Of Western Psychology — Joe Henrich
    1:13:38
  16. 24.
    #115: Deaths Of Despair And The Future Of Capitalism — Angus Deaton
    1:25:40
  17. 25.
    #114: On Ayn Rand, Cooperation, And Successful Societies - David Sloan Wilson
    2:00:04
  18. 26.
    #113: What I Learned In 2020 - John Hempton
    1:46:06
  19. 27.
    Rational Minds Part 5: Heuristics Make Us Smart - Gerd Gigerenzer
    1:48:24
  20. 28.
    Rational Minds Part 4: The Blind Leading The Blind - David Hirshleifer
    1:06:06
  21. 29.
    Rational Minds Part 3: Rethinking Bubbles - Vernon Smith
    1:19:27
  22. 30.
    Rational Minds Part 2: The Myth Of Tulip Mania - Anne Goldgar
    1:19:33
  23. 31.
    Rational Minds Part 1: A Nation Of Gamblers - Ed Glaeser
    32:43
  24. 32.
    #107: The Roaring Twenties And The Birth Of Consumer Credit - Martha Olney
    1:03:37
  25. 33.
    #106: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Capitalism - Yanis Varoufakis
    1:28:25
  26. 34.
    #105: Despair And Indignation Among The American White Working Class - Arlie Hochschild
    1:11:17
  27. 35.
    #104: Back To The Future - Tyler Cowen
    1:28:51
  28. 36.
    #103: A Labor Intellectual's Plan To Rebraid Our Frayed Social Fabric - Andrew Leigh
    49:28
  29. 37.
    #102: Frauds And Visionaries - Bethany McLean
    1:25:28
  30. 38.
    #101: The Rise And Fall Of Monetary Policy - Ian Macfarlane
    1:42:11
  31. 39.
    #100: An Ode To The Uncorrelated Thinker - Eric Weinstein
    2:19:24
  32. 40.
    #99: Housing Bubble Week Epilogue: Not All Bubbles Are Created Equal - Vernon Smith
    2:24:20
  33. 41.
    #98: The Meaning Of Human Existence, And The Search For Alien Life - Avi Loeb
    2:07:45
  34. 42.
    #97: Of Viruses And Vaccines - Peter Doherty
    1:20:30
  35. 43.
    #96: The Housing Supply Myth - Cameron Murray & Ian Mulheirn
    1:41:36
  36. 44.
    #95: Inside Humanity's Infinite Improbability Drive - Matt Ridley
    1:44:13
  37. 45.
    #94: Radical Uncertainty - Mervyn King
    1:47:03
  38. 46.
    #93: The Doyen Of Economics Podcasting On Death, Lockdown, And The Art Of Socratic Dialogue - Russ Roberts
    2:24:21
  39. 47.
    #92: The Life and Times of a Thoroughly liberal Prime Minister - Malcolm Turnbull
    1:22:16
  40. 48.
    #91: How To Put The Economy Into A Coma - Chris Edmond & Steve Hamilton
    1:31:18
  41. 49.
    #90: The Price Of Uncertainty - Chris Joye
    2:10:47
  42. 50.
    #89: How An Italian Town Conquered Coronavirus - Andrea Crisanti
    33:05

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