The Argument Ninja Podcast
By Kevin deLaplante | Philosopher and Critical Thinking Educator
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The Argument Ninja podcast is dedicated to helping you improve your skills at rational persuasion. Let philosopher Kevin deLaplante introduce you to a unique approach to critical thinking, inspired by martial arts training principles, that combines logic and argumentation with the latest research on the psychology of persuasion and belief.
||Clean033 - Critical Thinking About Conspiracies||On this episode of the Argument Ninja Podcast I'm presenting edited versions of last three episodes of my first podcast show that I produced in 2010-11. These were the last episodes I produced of that podcast series, and I discuss why in the...||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032 - When Tribalism Becomes Pathological||On this episode of the Argument Ninja podcast I share the audio for the three videos I recently produced on Cognitive Biases, Tribalism and Politics. It was designed as one long video presenting one long argument, so the audio works well in this...||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031 - New Cartoon Videos Plus a Fall 2018 Update||On this episode of the Argument Ninja podcast I talk about the three new videos I recently produced on Cognitive Biases, Tribalism and Politics, and I give an update on what's been keeping me busy this fall. Timestamps: Intro 00:00 What have I...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030 - Behind the Scenes of My New Video Course||On this episode I talk about the genesis of my new video course, "The Vocabulary of Science: First Steps to Science Literacy", and my decision to start producing the Argument Ninja podcast in both audio and video formats. Next episode will be an "Ask...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029 - How to Raise a Critical Thinker||On this episode of the Argument Ninja podcast I talk about the importance of critical thinking education for kids and teens, and what parents can do to help their kids become better critical thinkers. *** In This Episode: (0:00 - 4:57) Introduction...||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028 - Tribalism Isn't the Problem||On this episode I’ve got an interview lined up for you that I did with Bob Froehlich, who hosts the Thinking Clearly radio program and podcast over at KMUD community radio in Redway, California. Our topic was critical thinking and tribalism, very...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027 - Updates: Finances, Projects and Plans||Over the past month almost every email conversation I’ve had with someone about my projects and plans has ended with “I’m going to talk about this on the next podcast”. In this episode I’m going to answer the most common questions I get...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026 - Feminism, Marxism, Postmodernism and Jordan Peterson: Sometimes the Only Winning Move is Not to Play||On this episode of the Argument Ninja podcast I offer a perspective on Jordan Peterson's criticism of left-wing ideology (what he calls "cultural Marxism") by sharing some of my intellectual history with feminism, Marxism and postmodernism. The...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025 - Why Tribal Literacy?||On this episode of the Argument Ninja podcast I talk about TRIBALISM and the challenges that our tribal psychology poses for critical thinking. This episode includes the audio for two sketchbook videos I've done on this topic, "The Dangers of...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 - How Commerce Became a Tool For Getting Outside My Head||2017 Year in Review (Part 1)||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 - The Argument Ninja Difference: Why Critical Thinking is a Martial Art||What makes the Argument Ninja Academy unique||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 - Thinking Clearly About Critical Thinking: Interview with Kevin deLaplante||For this episode I’m going to share an interview I did for Thinking Clearly, a radio show about critical thinking hosted by Bob Froelich and Julia Minton. On this live broadcast I answered questions about - my particular take on what critical...||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 - What if Sam Harris and Scott Adams Had a Baby?||I want the super-powered love child of Sam Harris and Scott Adams!||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 - Critical Thinking in China||Critical Thinking in China||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 – Understanding Your Divided Mind: Kahneman, Haidt and Greene||Argument Ninjas need to acquire a basic understanding of the psychology of human reasoning. This is essential for improving the quality of our own reasoning, and for mastering skills in communication and persuasion.||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 - Why We Need the Argument Ninja Academy (Interview)||I hope you enjoy this interview I did with Jason Vidaurri over at the StoryHinge podcast.||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 - White Belt Curriculum (Part 2) - The Tao of Socrates||In episode 017 I give an update on what's new at the Argument Ninja website (argumentninja.com), and I complete the overview of the white belt curriculum for the Argument Ninja Academy program.||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 - White Belt Curriculum (Part 1)||In this episode I give an overview of the learning mod...||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 - The White Belt Experience||In this episode I explore learning and teaching techniques in the martial arts, from the perspective of the beginning student and from the perspective of the experienced instructor. I extract a number of important training principles from this exercise||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 - Curiosity and Critical Thinking||Curiosity and Critical Thinking||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 - Avatars for Critical Thinking (Brainstorming the Argument Ninja Academy)||013 - Avatars for Critical Thinking (Brainstorming the Argument Ninja Academy)||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 - Trump, Persuasion and Hypnosis||Trump, Persuasion and Hypnosis||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 - Help Me Build a Candle in the Darkness||Help Me Build a Candle in the Darkness||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 - How to Build an Argument Matrix||How to build an Argument Matrix.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - The Argument Matrix (or, How to Know What You're Talking About)||The Argument Matrix (or How to Know What You're Talking About)||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - Mixed Martial Arts for Argument Ninjas||Mixed Martial Arts for Argument Ninjas||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 - When Rational Debate is Impossible||When is it worth your time to try to have a rational conversation with someone?||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 - Defense Against the Dark Arts II - Seduce and Destroy||We look at persuasion through the eyes of seduction experts and the pickup artist community.||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 - Defense Against the Dark Arts - Part I||Defense Against the Dark Arts - Part I||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 - The Classroom is My Dojo||The Classroom is My Dojo||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 - How to Make People Like You||How to Make People Like You||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 - Why Rational Persuasion is a Martial Art||Why Rational Persuasion is a Martial Art||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - Welcome and Introduction to the Show||Welcome and Introduction to the Show||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Incredible critical thinking/persuasion resource.
I practice Street Epistemology, which drew me to this podcast.
I must say, every word Kevin says seems to resonate with me on the deepest level. I can not wait to see the podcast continue to develop and evolve. Cheers, Kevin! Your hard work will leave the world a better place for many.
Engaging and extremely knowledgeable. Every person interested in critical thinking and persuasion should listen.
Seriously what's missing from Unversity Campuses
Genius. The idea of finally combining persuasion research and critical thinking is sooo important. Everyone who ever wondered on how to link Rationality and Critical Thinking to what happens when people argue in the real world, here is it. Granted it is complex topics we are dealing with but so valuable to listen to.
A must for people interested in Rationality, Critical Thinking, Persuasion Research, Argumentation Theory, Reasoning, and Philosophy.