Two Psychologists Four Beers
By Yoel Inbar and Michael Inzlicht
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Two psychologists drink at least four beers while discussing news and controversies in science, academia, and beyond.
||ExplicitEpisode 11: No Such Thing as Bad Publicity?||Yoel and Mickey discuss whether and how scientists should publicize their work. Should scientists issue press releases about their findings? Should they write op-ed columns to communicate directly with the public? Do scientists have an obligation to sha||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Conservative Social Psychologist Wanted (with Clay Routledge)||Yoel and Mickey welcome psychologist Clay Routledge to the show. Clay discusses what it's like to be a non-liberal in social psychology, his experiences growing up in Côte d’Ivoire and Missouri, and his book "Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Pow||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Giving the Finger (with Alice Dreger)||Yoel and Mickey welcome author, journalist, historian, and bioethicist Alice Dreger to the show. Alice discusses how her upbringing, her academic background, and her own Galilean personality led her to piss so many people off in the service of serving b||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Confessions of a Science Critic (with James Heathers)||Yoel and Mickey welcome Northeastern University research scientist and science critic James Heathers to their show. Yoel, Mickey, and James discuss science reform and the need for robust science criticism.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: When Does the Left Go Too Far?||Yoel and Mickey ask how to know when the political Left has gone too far. Assuming the Left can indeed go too far--turning off even other progressives who feel abandoned by their natural political home--Yoel and Mickey riff on ways this might manifest.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Yoel and Mickey Fall in Love (with Elizabeth Page-Gould)||Yoel and Mickey welcome their University of Toronto colleague and close friend, psychologist Elizabeth Page-Gould. Liz, who is an expert in close friendship, tries to help Yoel and Mickey fall in love with each other--and with her!||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: I Love How You Hurt Me (with Paul Bloom)||Yoel and Mickey welcome Yale psychologist Paul Bloom to the show, their very first guest. In a far ranging conversation, the trio discuss the potential benefits of pain. Why do we sometimes choose to suffer?||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: The Replication Crisis Gets Personal||In their most emotional episode yet, Yoel and Mickey discuss the replication crisis in psychology. What is meant by the replication crisis and how did it get started? How have academics dealt with the possibility that their own work might not be robust||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: WTF is the IDW?||Yoel and Mickey take a deep dive into the so-called Intellectual Dark Web (IDW). What is the IDW and who are the prominent members of this group? Why do members of the IDW seem so cranky?||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: You're Not Wrong Walter, You're Just an A$$hole||In this episode, Yoel and Mickey tackle problems of tone and incivility in online discussions of the scientific literature. What constitutes bullying and is the term abused to derail legitimate criticism? What is an ad hominem attack and when is it a fa||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: In Search of the Campus Free Speech Crisis||In their first episode, Yoel and Mickey tackle the alleged free speech crisis on campus. Is there reason to worry or are reports of left-wing intolerance overblown? We take a closer look and talk about what we do and don't feel comfortable saying on cam||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Yoel is my second favorite regular Very Bad Wizards guest (sorry Yoel—no one can beat Paul Bloom). I needed more Yoel. Now my prayers have been answered. Thank you. Get a Patreon already!
Very bad wizards spin-off
Fantastic podcast (judging from first episode). Love the nuanced conversation.
Needs more repugnance...