This podcast opens on a picture of the book, the presenter starts talking
about what he terms the official dogma of all westernised societies.
"If we are interested in maximising individual wellbeing, the way
to do that is to maximise individual freedom."
The more choice people have ,the more freedom they have, and the presenter
questions this. He believes there is now too much choice. The more choice
you have, the less freedom you have, because you cannot make up your
mind what to choose.
Much of the next 15 minutes can be construed as a rant. Taking example
after example of too much choice, in the presenter's opinion. He states
repeatedly that things were better with fewer choices.
However, the key point in all of this, reiterated over and over,
is that more choice leads to paralysis - people not knowing which option
to choose. If you take anything away from this podcast, consider that
the less options you throw into your world, the less choice there will
be, and for some people at least - notably not the power users - they
will be happier.