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A skeptic's approach to life, through reason, rationality, and risk. Measuring risk and reward accurately is the most important thing we can do. Is a risk reasonable? Let's find out. Every decision in our lives is impacted by this question. We'll bring you stories of real people facing decision points, the psychology of decision making, plus critique of misleading media, and more.
||ExplicitRR Ep 23 - The Psychology of Gullibility with Michael Drane of the Unpopular Culture Podcast||This week my guest on Reasonable Risk is Michael Drane, psychotherapist and Host of the Unpopular Culture Podcast, which blends psychology with true crime with psychology, a dash of conspiracy theory, and all things psychologically off-kilter....||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 22 - The David Plotz Edition with David Plotz of Atlas Obscura and the Slate Political Gabfest||This week David Plotz, CEO of Atlas Obscura and Host of the Slate Political Gabfest joins me on Reasonable Risk. David shares insights from his 20+ years on the forefront of journalism and media. David Plotz - Bio Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to..||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 21 - Does Wine Cure Complex PTSD? with Ari Stillman||Ari Stillman steps out from behind the audio controls of Reasonable Risk to discuss the subject of Complex PTSD, specifically, and mental illness issues and challenges for those affected. In the bonus outtakes, you can learn of Ari and I's undying...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 20 - Stay Legal My Friends with Charone Frankel||Charone Frankel joins me on Reasonable Risk this week. You may know my guest from her podcast, the delightful Habeas Humor, where she takes on legal topics from the serious to the ridiculous. She is an attorney by day, and an improv...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 19 - Generalisimo Francisco Franco is Still Dead with David Goodman||Geopolitical risks can impact us personally, though they generally seem far removed from daily life. David Goodman, a US-expat professor currently teaching and researching in Spain, breaks down the secession of Catalonia from Spain, which is unfolding..||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 18 - I Don't Think I'm Necessarily Friendly with Hemant Mehta||Hemant Mehta, aka The Friendly Atheist, has found himself in the news lately. He joins me to discuss the decisions he made on the way to becoming a full-time atheist activist, how rational thought leads to humanism, and a new book he is...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 17 - Secular Scientology with Jesse Gilbertson||My guest is Jesse Gilbertson, host of the Secular Hubcast, and former staff member of the Church of Scientology. Jesse has a different perspective on Scientology than most members or ex-members. GTFO: Bloomberg - Legalized Cannabis May Be a...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 16 - Badvertising with the Lodo Drum Guy||Joining Reasonable Risk this week is Pete Isakovic, aka Lodo Drum Guy. We talk live from The Drum Loft about how Pete used "Badvertising" to expand his business, and the problem of "quitting risk". www.lododrumguy.com...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 15 - Credit Hacks and Millennial Avocados with Bethany Futrell||My guest this week is Bethany Futrell, co-host of the Inciting Incident Podcast. In her non-podcasting life, Bethany works in the mortgage credit industry. She shares her expertise on credit and financial literacy that is crucial info for...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 14 - She Blinded Me With Science Moms with Natalie Newell||Joining me this week is Natalie Newell, director of the documentary film “Science Moms”, premiering this upcoming weekend (October 14-15, 2017) at QED in Manchester England. Natalie is also the co-host of the Science Enthusiast podcast, and...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 13 Apes With Death Sticks with Michael A Wood Jr||My guest is Michael A. Wood Jr., former military and Baltimore PD, now acts as a policing consultant and advocates for a massive overhaul of policing in the US. Radical might be a light term for his ideas, and he's very much worth listening to on this..||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 12 - "Polyamory Bears" with Jeanne Ikerd||Jeanne Ikerd joins me on Reasonable Risk this week to discuss a very personal topic that comes with unique risks, rewards and decisions - polyamory. Plus, the negotiation dojo is back and we answer the burning question - can a couple actually...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 11 - Podcast Lawyering and Bibles for Belgians with Andrew Torrez||This week on Reasonable Risk I'm joined by Andrew Torrez, co-host of the Opening Arguments podcast. Andrew is more than just a podcaster, he’s also a Harvard Law alumnus who takes his podcasting knowledge far beyond his own show, as the attorney for..||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 10 Trans-act-ivism with Marissa McCool||This week's guest is the prolific author, podcaster, and trans activist Marissa McCool. Ris has faced and continues to face risks every day of a different type and level than most of us, as an outspoken activist for trans rights. Plus, Maxim wants men..||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRR Ep 9 - "No One Wants to Abduct Your Kids" with Dr. Angela Johnson||Reasonable Risk Episode 9||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - "Crime and Punishment and the Dark Side of the Moon" with Jeremiah Traeger and Ari Stillman||This week on Reasonable Risk we have our first in-studio interview…and it’s a 3-way! Straight from the halls of that liberal atrocity known as higher education, I’ll be chatting with Jeremiah Traeger and Ari Stillman of the SJW Circle...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReasonable Risk Episode 7x MINI - "Thomas Smith, Retired at 30"||A conversation with podcasting impresario Thomas Smith||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReasonable Risk Episode 6 - "Skeptic Money with Phil Ferguson"||My guest this week is Phil Ferguson, host of the cleverly titled Phil Ferguson show. Phil is an investment advisor and an atheist / humanist speaker and podcaster. His weekly segment “Investing Skeptically” is full of great information...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReasonable Risk Ep 5x MINI - "Get off YOUR lawn!"||The first "MINI" episode of Reasonable Risk. These MINI-episodes will fill in some of in-between weeks of Reasonable Risk's intended bi-weekly schedule. The style and subject matter of the mini-episodes could be...just about anything! In...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReasonable Risk Episode 4 - "Hey There, What's Your Risk Profile"||An introduction to personal risk profiles, online risk assessment tests, some regular segments and some randomness. livetheorganicdream.com - "Walnuts drugs says FDA healthy-holistic-living.com - "Walnuts Illegal" realfarmacy.com "Walnuts Are Drugs,...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Never Play Poker with a Psychologist Named Doc (Part 2)||In Episode 3, we continue the conversation with poker player and clinical psychologist "Doc". Also, a new, life-changing segment. Seriously. Life. Changing. Links: Wikipedia - The Law of Large Numbers Connect with...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - Never Play Poker with a Psychologist Named Doc (Part 1)||in episode 2, we begin to dive into the perceptions of probabilities, and chat with poker player and clinical psychologist "Doc". Links: "Trump Cuts White House Budget, Saves American Taxpayer $22 Million" Forbes - "Trump's Leaner White House...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 - The Answer is NOT 42||The inaugural "preview" episode of Reasonable Risk. We begin our journey into the world of risk and reward. Through this podcast, we will start to view the world, and our decisions as we navigate the world, through a different lens than most people....||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Because why wouldn't I
give myself a 5-star review? It feels great. You should try it.
So many feelings...
So this is one of my favorite new podcasts and not just because Michael had me on his show. I just got done listening to Episode 8 and I have so many thoughts and feelings. First I do not at all understand the argument for determinism. Isn't it super easy to disprove? I mean if all my descisions are dictated by biology and environment, and I am hungry and looking at a sandwich and I DONT EAT IT that's free will right? Ok maybe you need to do a whole show on this...But I digress. This podcast is a nice balance of actual stuff you can use and humor and more stuff you can use. So you should really listen.
How can such a dry delivery be so snarky?
Full approval. Clear, entertaining, and relevant.