June 22nd, 2022 | 1 hr 23 mins
big potato, social media, structural stupidity, well-being
Mickey returns to join Alexa and Yoel in a discussion of the evils of social media (or lack thereof). The three cohosts dissect two articles - one by Haidt and another by Orben and Przybylski - in an effort to decide whether social media poses a serious threat to our well-being.
May 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 28 mins
french, polarization, politics, social media
Mickey, Alexa, and Yoel break down "Breaking the Social Media Prism," a new book arguing that social media reinforces our pre-existing political beliefs and polarizes us against the other side.
November 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 44 secs
implicit association test, moral outrage, science journalism, social media
Journalist Jesse Singal joins Mickey and Yoel to talk about the state of science journalism, what he thinks is wrong with how people interpret the Implicit Association Test (IAT), and the pros and cons of moral outrage.
October 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
facebook, open science, outrage, social media, twitter
Mickey and Yoel take on social media. What are the upsides and downsides of being on social media, particularly Twitter? Why does Mickey ban himself from social media for most of the day? Would the open science movement have happened without social media? Bonus: when is it a good idea to give voice to the voiceless?