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The Dr. Bo Show

By Bo Bennett, PhD

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Description

Dr. Bo takes a critical thinking-, reason-, and science-based approach to issues that matter with the goal of educating and entertaining. You create the show by submitting your questions at http://www.drboshow.com. Bo has a PhD in social psychology, but covers a broad range of topics including: Science Education (scientific method, what is / is not science, etc.), Success, Entrepreneurship, Motivation, General Psychology, Social Psychology, Positive Psychology (well-being, flourishing, happiness, etc.), Cognitive Psychology (belief, cognitive biases, memory, our flawed brain, etc.), General Social Science, Critical Thinking, Logical Fallacies, Humanism / Secularism, and even some Philosophy.

Customer Reviews

Insightful, Thought Provoking, and Interesting!

I first became interested in Dr. Bennett's work when I decided to take up critical thinking as a hobby. I purchased a used Critical Thinking textbook and I was out of the gate. I happened upon "Logically Fallacious," Dr. Bennett's book on fallacious logic, and I was hooked. I began listening to Dr. Bennett's Logically Fallacious educational podcast, (highly recommended) learning all I could about argumentation. And now, with the "Dr. Bo Show" you get the best of all worlds - a culmination of interesting, relatable issues, fallacies of logic, humor, and critical thinking! I listen nearly every night. The great thing - you don't have to have any experience in critical thinking to listen - Dr. Bo provides a detailed educational experience as you listen.

Just ok

This podcast addresses a wide range of topics, and sometime effectively. But too often the host seems to be winging it; stretching analogies, making weak comparisons, reaching for examples that don't demonstrate much. The episode on Karma is an example of going off the rails. The rambling, discursive exposition doesn't adequately delineate the vernacular use of the term and the religious use. It's in there, but the points made are stretched out to the point that one isn't sure of the point. He states that Karma does exist, but then spends an inordinate amount of time sweeping and compressing it into a thimble where it loses both the religious and secular meaning. Why not just explain why each are problematic and be done with it? Then, he would be free to state a context in which the term - but not the common uses of the term - might apply? It's like saying magic exists, then spending hours debunking all paranormal version of magic, to be left with the entertainment version. Yea, ok. Would be simpler to just say: Religious Karma has no empirical evidence; the vernacular use has no evidence. And both can lead one to absent oneself from the pain and suffering of others, while doing nothing to bring justice to malevolent people, or mitigate bad situations. Other episodes are similarly discursive. Good stuff awaits those who have the patients and who can focus on every word lest the slow drips of assertions become mere sound.

The Dr. Bo Show
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  • Category: Higher Education
  • Language: English

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