Yoel and Mickey welcome Slate columnist Daniel Engber to the podcast. Dan talks about the state of science journalism, including what he sees as more skeptical, less credulous reporting. He also talks about the replication crisis in psychology, imposter syndrome in academics, concussion in sport, and the value of blue-ribbon panels opining on the state of science. Dan also delights with his contrarian takes on marathon running, the windchill factor, and a computer’s progress bar.
Bonus: Yoel yet again finds an excuse to drink no beer at all.
- Apex Predator | Off Color Brewing
- Folly Brewing Toronto Microbrewery — Imposter Syndrome -- Farmhouse IPA
- Everything Is Crumbling — An influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong?
- Daryl Bem proved ESP is real. Which means science is broken.
- How the progress bar keeps you sane | TED Talk
- Don’t Run a Marathon — Running a marathon is a dangerous, expensive, stupid, meaningless task. Don’t do it.
- Wind chill is a meaningless number. So why are we still using it?