Niall Ferguson on Histories, Networks, and Catastrophes
I talk with historian Niall Ferguson about human society as a complex network, and what that means for how we deal with catastrophes.
I talk with mathematician Jordan Ellenberg about how random walks and Markov chains help us understand political gerrymandering.
Mindscape Ask Me Anything episode for June 2021.
I talk with Simon DeDeo about the competing values of different kinds of explanations, from science to conspiracy theories.