This special episode features conversations with two authors from the world of big ideas: TV executive David Goldhill and law professor Tim Wu.
A family tragedy propelled Goldhill into an exhaustive analysis — and eventual indictment — of America’s health care system. Listen and learn why the system of incentives in U.S. health care needs a new prescription, and what commonly held myths could be accelerating the system’s downward spiral.
Wu’s latest book traces the evolution of advertising from the penny press of the 1830s to today’s BuzzFeed. Learn why today’s quest for clicks raises questions for consumers about the ultimate cost of “free.”
David Goldhill is president and CEO of the Game Show Network. He is the author of Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father — and How We Can Fix It.
Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University and formerly served as a senior advisor to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. His latest book is The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.
Listen to it:
How do I listen?
Using the iTunes Podcasts app on your iPhone or iPad:
If you’re already reading this on your iPhone or iPad, simply click here to go directly to our podcast in the app.
If not, open the Podcasts app on your device and tap the magnifying glass in the bottom right corner to search for “Capital Ideas Investing Podcast.” A list of episodes will appear at the top, and the podcast itself will appear toward the bottom. Tap individual episodes to listen to each, or tap the larger Capital Ideas icon, then the “Subscribe” button to have new episodes download automatically.
Using the Stitcher podcasts app on your Android phone or tablet:
If you’re already reading this on your phone or tablet, simply click here to go straight to our podcast.
Otherwise, download the Stitcher app in the App marketplace if you haven’t already. Open the Stitcher app and use the magnifying glass to search for “Capital Ideas Investing Podcast.” The Capital Ideas icon will display, and you can tap individual episodes to listen to each, or tap on the plus button to add the podcast to your favorites and subscribe.
Using iTunes and Stitcher on a desktop or laptop:
If iTunes is not already installed, click this link, which it will take you to the iTunes download page to get the application. For Stitcher, click this link and create a new account or log into your existing account.
For both iTunes and Stitcher, click the magnifying glass to search for “Capital Ideas Investing Podcast.” For iTunes, click on the “Subscribe” button. With Stitcher, click on the Plus button to automatically receive future episodes when they’re released.
You can always find the latest episodes on our podcast page.