You Are Not So Smart

A Science and Medicine podcast
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You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self delusion. In each episode, we explore what we've learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.

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"Science is wrong about everything, but you can trust it more than anything." That's the assertion of psychologist Brian Nosek, director of the Center for Open Science, who is working to correct what he sees as the temporarily wayward path of psychology. Currently, psychology is facing what some are calling a replication crisis. Much of the most headline-producing research in the last 20 years …
The evidence is clear that humans value being good members of their tribes much more than they value being correct. We will choose to be wrong if it keeps us in good standing with our peers. In this episode, we explore how that affects politics and science communication, and how it is driving our growing partisan divide. - Show notes at: www.youarenotsosmart.com - Become a patron at: www.patreo…
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast we sit down with one of the original cyberpunks, the famed journalist, documentarian, media theorist, all-around technology superstar and weirdo, Douglas Rushkoff. MIT considers Rushkoff one of the "world's ten most influential thinkers," and in the episode we talk about his latest (and 20th) book, Team Human.  The book is a bit of a manifesto…

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athytee reviewed this podcast on Aug 29th, 2017
"David McCraney is a beast! Love this freaking show (and the cookie reviews - wish those would return)!"
 
juiceman reviewed this podcast on Mar 4th, 2018
"Big fan of this show. David really needs to work on his interviewing technique - organisation, saying far FAR less in his extremely long-winded statements that masquerade as questions (which organisation would help with), taking out the "ummm, ahh" prevarications, and diversions (which organisation would help with) - but the content holds up."
 

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Podcast Details
Started
Apr 23rd, 2012
Latest Episode
Feb 10th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
147
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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