July 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 26 mins
freelance social science, kink, lsd, the outdoors, twitter
Alexa and Yoel chat with Twitter pollster and freelance social scientist Aella. Their conversation raises some deep and perplexing questions: What experiences predict interest in BDSM? How do you know if you're truly open to being wrong? And are there some questions that shouldn't be asked?
August 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
field research, interventions, open science, opportunity costs, stereotype threat, twitter
Yoel and Mickey welcome Neil Lewis, Jr. to the podcast to talk about interventions, field research, stereotype threat, and open science.
August 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 14 mins
cancel culture, dissent, free speech, orthodoxy, power, self-censoring, twitter
Yoel and Mickey discuss the problems with orthodoxy and punishment of dissenting views in a fraught political climate.
July 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 23 mins
east germany, emotion regulation, errors, failure, open science, relationships, twitter
Yoel and Mickey celebrate their 50th episode by welcoming Claudia Haase to the podcast to discuss relationships, life in East Germany before the fall of the Wall, admitting to mistakes, and the upside of failure.
March 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
anti-muslim prejudice, apostasy, atheism, dissent, ex-muslims, islamophobia, twitter
Yoel and Mickey talk with Sarah Haider, the co-founder and Executive Director of Ex-Muslims of North America, an organization that advocates for the acceptance of religious dissent and supports those who leave Islam.
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?