The Not Unreasonable Podcast

The Not Unreasonable Podcast

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Hosted by David Wright, a former actuary and Chief Insurance Officer of Altway, a technology-focused health insurance agency. Not Unreasonable brings you interviews covering management, analytics, sales and economics interpreted through David’s insuran?


Alex Lazarow on Frontier Startups
Jul 29 • 54 min
My guest for this episode is Alex Lazarow, VC with Cathay Innovation and author of OUT-INNOVATE How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley. In this show we discuss:liberation of constraintswhether this is…
Mary Hirschfeld on Aquinas and the Market
Jul 2 • 64 min
My guest for this episode is Mary Hirschfeld, Associate Professor of Economics & Theology at Villanova University. Mary has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and a PhD in Theology from Notre Dame. Her book, Aquinas and the Market: Toward a…
Ken Brandt on the Impact of COVID-19
Jun 5 • 61 min
Ken Brandt is the co-President of Global Underwriting at Trans Re and in this episode, recorded on June 3, 2020, we’re talking COVID-19. In this episode we cover: What are good and bad outcomes for the (re)insurance market, (they’re surprisingly…
How COVID Hits the Poor with Jennifer Brady
Mar 25 • 31 min
My guest for this episode is Jennifer Brady, Executive director of Oasis, a non-profit helping women, teens and children rise out of poverty in the greater Paterson, NJ, area, one of the poorest communities in New Jersey. We cover how the lockdown is…
What COVID Might Mean For Insurance with Michael Tanzer
Mar 23 • 56 min
Michael Tanzer is a portfolio manager at a hedge fund called Callaway Capital and author of a newsletter I read each week call Stuff to Read Over The Weekend (STROTW). Michael asked me if we could hop on a call and talk about COVID and I thought I might…
Christy Ford Chapin on the History of Health Insurance in America
Mar 10 • 73 min
My guest for the latest episode is Christy Ford Chapin, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Christy wrote *Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System*, which covers in…
Monica Mason on Catastrophe Modeling
Nov 18, 2019 • 61 min
Monica Mason on Cat Modeling
Ty Sagalow on the Making of Lemonade
Sep 22, 2019 • 67 min
Ty Sagalow on the making of Lemonade
Tyler Cowen on Big Business
Aug 12, 2019 • 65 min
Tyler Cowen on Big Business
Melissa Perri on Escaping The Software Build Trap
Jul 28, 2019 • 46 min
Melissa Perri on Escaping the Build Trap
Alex Tabarrok on Innovation and The Baumol Effect
Jul 8, 2019 • 70 min
Alex Tabarrok on Innovation
Matt Moore on Analyzing Highway Safety
Jun 17, 2019 • 63 min
Matt Moore of HLDI on Analyzing Highway Safety
Dinos Iordanou on Cyprus, Hard Work and Culture
Jun 3, 2019 • 84 min
Dinos Iordanou on Cyprus, culture and lessons from Hank Greenberg and Warren Buffett
Mango and Mosher on Actuarial Innovation
May 5, 2019 • 76 min
Don Mango and Matt Mosher on Innovation
Mike Sapnar, CEO of Trans Re: There’s always a Buyer and a Seller
Apr 21, 2019 • 77 min
Mike Sapnar on Managing a Reinsurer
Social Media Changes Politics with Martin Gurri
Mar 8, 2019 • 74 min
Martin Gurri on the Revolt of the Republic and how social media changes politics
Judah Cohen on the Winter of 2019
Feb 12, 2019 • 57 min
Judah Cohen of MIT
Ted Tafaro and Chris Lack on Insuring Exceptional People
Jan 28, 2019 • 61 min
Insuring Celebrities, Entertainers and Other Exceptional People
Agnes Callard on Aspiration, Socrates and What does Philosophy Feel Like?
Jan 11, 2019 • 82 min
Agnes Callard discusses her book Aspiration
[3-min clip] Entrepreneurs as Underwriters with Bart Hedges
Dec 21, 2018 • 4 min
Entrepreneurs vs Risk Aversion
Tyler Cowen Reads A Precept Then Interviews Me!
Dec 16, 2018 • 10 min
Tyler Cowen reads a precept then interviews me!
6-min Clip: The Moral Puzzle of Sales feat. Jonathan Beach
Nov 26, 2018 • 8 min
The Moral Puzzle of Sales
Blockchain! With Steve Mildenhall
Nov 12, 2018 • 71 min
Blockchain and Insurance!
Terri Vaughan on The Financial Crisis and Why State Regulation Works
Oct 15, 2018 • 68 min
Terri Vaughan on financial crisis and state regulation
Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments, Tyrone and Multiple Perspectives
Oct 1, 2018 • 67 min
Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments, Tyrone and Multiple Perspectives
How Specialty Insurers are Like Arbitrageurs - Deep Dive with Rich Derr
Sep 20, 2018 • 57 min
How Specialty Insurers are like Arbitrageurs
[3-min clip] How Surviving A Terrorist Attack Changes Your Life
Sep 10, 2018 • 3 min
Barbara Chabbaga on surviving a terrorist attack
Joshua Gans on Prediction Machines
Aug 23, 2018 • 63 min
Joshua Gans on Prediction Machines
The Not Unreasonable Book Club With Steve Mildenhall- Episode 1
Aug 2, 2018 • 74 min
Come Geek out with us on books!
How’s Lloyd’s Doing? With Rob Johnson
Jul 17, 2018 • 53 min
Analyzing Lloyd’s with Rob Johnson
Joe Petrelli is Disrupting Rating Agencies
Jun 26, 2018 • 74 min
Joe Petrelli is Disrupting Rating Agencies
[1 min clip] Ted Blanch on the Dawn of Cat Modeling
Jun 14, 2018 • 1 min
Ted Blanch on Dawn of Cat Modeling
Managing Hedge Funds, Insurers and Reinsurers with Todd Hart
Jun 14, 2018 • 76 min
Managing Hedge Funds, Insurers and Reinsurers with Todd Hart
Why Building Systems Is Hard With Bill Jenkins
May 30, 2018 • 63 min
Why Building Systems is Hard
Barbara Chabbaga on Insurance Product Development in Kenya
May 14, 2018 • 73 min
Barbara Chabbaga on Insurance Product Development in Kenya
Insurance is Not Sold with John Shettle
Apr 30, 2018 • 69 min
Insurance is not sold with john Shettle
A Spirit Guide For Insurance, Rick Lindsey
Apr 15, 2018 • 36 min
Rick Lindsey is an insurance spirit guide
Paul Ingrey on Marc Grandisson (1 min clip)
Apr 3, 2018 • 1 min
How Marc Grandisson joined Arch
Gabe Glynn on Iowa, Manufacturing and Sending People Home From Work
Mar 27, 2018 • 64 min
Gabe Glynn on Iowa, Manufacturing and Sending People Home From Work
Why Cut Education with Bryan Caplan
Mar 20, 2018 • 68 min
Bryan Caplan on the Case Against Education
At The Cutting Edge of Insurance Modeling With Jim Weiss
Mar 8, 2018 • 72 min
At The Cutting Edge of Insurance Modeling With Jim Weiss
Weapons of Math Destruction with Cathy O’Neil
Feb 8, 2018 • 73 min
Cathy O’Neil discusses her book Weapons of Math Destruction
Fighting Against Weather Models With Judah Cohen
Jan 31, 2018 • 52 min
Fighting Against Weather Models With Judah Cohen
No Change Without Fear With Paul Ingrey
Jan 23, 2018 • 59 min
Paul Ingrey on his remarkable career spanning startups, hard markets and episodes of fear.
Paul Ingrey on Capitalizing Arch in Shadow of World Trade Center (1 min clip)
Jan 22, 2018 • 1 min
Paul Ingrey on Capitalizing Arch in Shadow of World Trade Center
What’s Next For the Winter of 2018? With Judah Cohen (4 min clip)
Jan 21, 2018 • 2 min
Judah Cohen’s forecast for the rest of the winter of 2018
Paul Ingrey on the First Hard Market (3 min clip)
Jan 19, 2018 • 2 min
Paul Ingrey on the First Hard Market
Not Unprofessional with Don Mango
Jan 15, 2018 • 59 min
Actuarial code of conduct
Taranto on Greenberg Teaser
Jan 8, 2018 • 1 min
How Hank Greenberg is Misunderstood
Turning Around Two Reinsurers with Joe Taranto
Jan 8, 2018 • 62 min
Joe Taranto explains how he turned around two reinsurers and his strategy for the future.
Robin Hanson Will Change How You Think
Jan 3, 2018 • 62 min
Robin Hanson will blow your mind
In Love with Chaos with Michel de Lecq Marguerie
Dec 18, 2017 • 67 min
Michel discusses being a musician, pressure and loving chaos
Intangibility, Economics 2.0 and What Makes A Modern Firm with Arnold Kling
Dec 10, 2017 • 71 min
Intangibility, Economics 2.0 and What Makes A Modern Firm with Arnold Kling
How Ted Blanch Left His Dent in the Universe (or at least in Minnesota)
Nov 29, 2017 • 69 min
How Ted Blanch Left His Dent in the Universe (or at least in Minnesota)
Sales, CEOship and Unknown Unknowns with Bart Hedges
Nov 19, 2017 • 59 min
Sales, CEOship and Unknown Unknowns with Bart Hedges
The Explorer: Don Mango on Writing, Culture and the Future of Insurance
Nov 12, 2017 • 74 min
Don Mango on Writing, Culture and the Future of Insurance
How Jonathan Beach is An Awesome Salesman
Oct 30, 2017 • 60 min
You probably won’t be surprised how to be awesome at sales but that doesn’t make it easy
How Insurers Hide From Themselves With Rob Johnson
Oct 22, 2017 • 61 min
Rob Johnson on being an actuary and manager