February 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 20 mins
academia, open science, politics, retractions
Lee Jussim joins the show to talk academic problems, including ideological bias, politically-motivated retractions, and more. Plus: is Lee bad at Twitter?
January 27th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
academia, beekeeping, bullshit, misinformation
Psychologist Gordon Pennycook joins the show to talk bullshit and misinformation. What is bullshit, and why do some people fall for it more than others? Why does misinformation spread so readily, and what can be done to stop it?
November 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 19 mins
academia, graduate school, hiring, research
Mickey and Yoel tackle the pros and cons of academia. As an academic, is it taboo to say you love your job? How hard do we work anyway? If we ran the world, how would we change academic hiring?
April 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
academia, book reviews, disgust, emotion, neurodegeneration, penis-gazing blowhards, true self
Nina Strohminger joins the show to talk about disgust, morality, the true self, death, academia, humor, and errant flatuses.
September 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
academia, intellectual diversity, meaning, politics, psychology, religion
Yoel and Mickey welcome psychologist Clay Routledge to the show. Clay discusses what it's like to be a non-liberal in social psychology, his experiences growing up in Côte d’Ivoire and Missouri, and his book "Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the Invisible World."