May 16 2014

MRW Podcast - Josef Joffe (guest) - May 14, 2014

This week, Drew and Tom are joined on air by Josef Joffe, author of The Myth of America's Decline.


Josef Joffe is publisher-editor of the German weekly Die Zeit. Previously he was columnist/editorial page editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (1985-2000).

Abroad, his essays and reviews have appeared in: New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, New York Times Magazine, New Republic, Weekly Standard, Prospect (London), Commentaire (Paris). Regular contributor to the op-ed pages of Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post; Time and Newsweek.

His second career has been in academia. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (a professorial position), with which he has been affiliated since 1999. A visiting professor of political science at Stanford since 2004, he is also a fellow of the University's Hoover Institution. He has also taught at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Munich. Visiting lecturer at Princeton and Dartmouth. In 2005, he co-founded the foreign policy journal "The American Interest" in Washington (with Zbigniew Brzezinski and Francis Fukuyama).

His most recent book is Überpower: America's Imperial Temptation (2006, translated into German and French). His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, International Security, The American Interest and Foreign Policy as well as in professional journals in Germany, Britain and France. He is the author of The Limited Partnership: Europe, the United States and the Burdens of Alliance, The Future of International Politics: The Great Powers; co-author of Eroding Empire: Western Relations With Eastern Europe.

June 4 2012

MRW Podcast - Steven Kotler (Guest)

This week, Drew is talking with Steven Kotler about his new book Abundance.

Steven Kotler is a bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. His books include the non-fiction works:AbundanceA Small, Furry Prayer, and West of Jesus, and the novel The Angle Quickest for Flight. His articles have appeared in over 60 publications, including: New York Times Magazine,WiredDiscoverPopular Science,OutsideGQ, and National Geographic. He writes “The Playing Field,” a blog about the science of sport and culture for PsychologyToday.com.

Kotler is also the co-founder and director of research at the Flow Genome Project, an international organization devoted to putting flow state research on a hard science footing, and the co-founder of the New Mexico-based Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary.

He has a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MA from the John Hopkins University in Creative Writing.

March 19 2012

MRW Podcast - Allan Meltzer (guest)

This week, Drew and Tim are joined by Allan Meltzer to discuss his new book Why Capitalism?

Allan Meltzer is a professor of Political Economy and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and is also a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. He has served as a consultant for several Congressional committees; the President's Council of Economic Advisers, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the World Bank, foreign governments and central banks. He has been a member of the President's Economic Policy Advisory Board. In 1988-89, he was an acting member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. From 1986 to 2002, he was Honorary Adviser to the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan.

In 1999-2000, he served as Chairman of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, known as the Meltzer Commission. The Commission proposed major reforms of the International Monetary Fund and the development banks.

November 1 2011

MRW Podcast - Robert Laughlin (guest)

This week's guest is Dr. Robert Laughlin, a professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. Along with Horst L. Störmer of Columbia University and Daniel C. Tsui of Princeton University, he was awarded a share of the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics for their explanation of the fractional quantum Hall effect.

Robert joins us this week to discuss his new book Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow.

If you want to learn more about Robert and his book, visit http://large.stanford.edu/publications/power. If you want to reach out to Robert, you can do so through the site and keep in mind...he always answers his email!

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