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You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self delusion that explores topics related to cognitive biases, heuristics, and logical fallacies. David McRaney interviews scientists about their research into how the mind works, and then he eats a cookie.
||044 - Inbetweenisode - James Burke And Matt Novak (Rebroadcast)||This episode is a rebroadcast of two interviews f…||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||043 - Misremembering - Julia Shaw and Dan Simons||Did Brian Williams lie, exaggerate, or misremembe…||2/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||042 - Bodily Resonance - Lara Maister||Scientists are using rubber hands and virtual rea…||1/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||041 - Inbetweenisode - The Game/Ceiling Crasher||In this episode, two stories, one about a footbal…||1/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||040 - Monkey Marketplace - Laurie Santos||How far back can we trace our irrational behavior…||1/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||039 - Blind Insight - Ryan Scott||Is it possible to for different parts of your min…||12/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||038 - Inbetweenisode - The Halo Effect||One salient trait can cause you to misjudge every…||12/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||037 - Motivation - Daniel Pink||What motivates you to keep going, to reach for yo…||11/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||036 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect||Have you ever been confronted with the fact that …||11/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||035 - Inbetweenisode - The Sunk Cost Fallacy||Are you throwing good money after bad? Are you st…||11/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||034 - The Post Hoc Fallacy||Do you believe in magical amulets? Apparently, in…||10/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||033 - Belief - Will Storr||Do you think that everything you believe is true?…||9/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||032 - Ego Depletion||Many see willpower as something you develop like …||9/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||031 - Extinction Burst||Why do you so often fail at removing bad habits f…||8/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||030 - Practice - David Epstein||Is it true that all it takes to be an expert is 1…||8/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||029 - Labels - Adam Alter||I did something this week that I’m sure many peop…||7/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||028 - Crowds - Michael Bond||It is a human tendency that’s impossible not to n…||7/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||027 - Science Communication - Joe Hanson||I recently collaborated with Joe Hanson of the Yo…||7/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||026 - Maslow's Hammer||“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you h…||6/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||025 - Enclothed Cognition - Hajo Adam||The clothes you wear have powers...over your mind…||6/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||024 - Sleep - Richard Wiseman||Why do we sleep and why do we dream? Despite the …||5/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||023 - Inbetweenisode 4 - The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight||In the 1950s, in an effort to better understand g…||5/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||022 - Survivorship Bias - Megan Price||The problem with sorting out failures and success…||4/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||021 - Inbetweenisode 3 - Christina Draganich||In this inbetweenisode, Christina Draganich expla…||4/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||020 - The Future - James Burke and Matt Novak||If you love educational entertainment – programs …||3/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||019 - The Placebo Effect - Kristi Erdal||How powerful is the placebo effect? After a good …||2/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||018 - Inbetweenisode - The Benjamin Franklin Effect||Benjamin Franklin knew how to deal with haters, a…||2/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||017 - Alternative Medicine - Tim Farley||Where is the line between medicine and alternativ…||2/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||016 - Conspiracy Theories - Steven Novella and Jesse Walker||Who is pulling the strings? Who is behind the cov…||1/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||015 - Inbetweenisode - Narrative Bias||In this inbetweenisode I read an excerpt from my …||1/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||014 - Narratives - Melanie C. Green||In this episode we discuss the power of narrative…||12/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||013 - Technology - Clive Thompson||The very fact that you are reading this sentence,…||12/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jealousy | David Buss||Why do human beings experience jealousy, what is …||11/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Culture | Hazel Rose Markus||Is your state of mind from one situation to the n…||11/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Perversion | Jesse Bering||In this episode we discuss sexual deviancy and pe…||10/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Arguing | Hugo Mercier||On this episode we discuss the psychology of argu…||9/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Video Games | Jamie Madigan||In this episode, we discuss the how video games c…||9/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Common Sense | Kevin Lyon||In this episode we discuss eyebeams and supersede…||7/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Spending Money | Elizabeth Dunn||In this episode we speak with Elizabeth Dunn abou…||7/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Selling Out | Andrew Potter||In this episode, we discuss selling out, counterc…||10/7/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Self | Bruce Hood||In this episode we discuss the self and interview…||7/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Confabulation | V.S. Ramachandran||In this episode, we discuss confabulation with ne…||5/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Illusion of Knowledge | Christopher Chabris||In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…||5/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Attention | Daniel Simons||In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…||5/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
Among My Favorites!
Always engaging topics - I look forward to each episode!
It's like a highlight reel from psychology class with no homework and an extremely interesting and well-spoken professor! I can't get enough.
Two Thumbs Up!
Great first podcast. I'll sign up if the rest are half as good. Though sound volume and quality could improve. Had some trouble hearing even with headphones. Still worth listening.