October 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 24 mins
kidneys, mountain climbing, orgasms, parenting, suffering
Paul Bloom joins us to talk about why we want to suffer. Sometimes it's a means to an end, but sometimes we desire it for its own sake. Plus, a very special extra guest host.
April 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
covid-19, pandemic, parenting, productivity, public policy
Yoel and Mickey discuss how their lives have have been impacted by the global pandemic and then ask what role psychology should play, if any, in informing the public discussion about COVID-19.
July 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
advice, happiness, meaning, parenting, perversity, values
Yoel and Mickey welcome returning guest Paul Bloom to the podcast to dispense terrible advice. We first talk about parenting—its impact on happiness and meaning, its transformation of the person; and then discuss perversity, including the enjoyment of doing transgressive things for no good reason.