You Are Not So Smart

YANSS 155 – What we can learn about why we dangerously disagree on the truth from The Dress, Yanny, and bloie, presented live in New York at The Bell House (Fr, 07 Jun 2019)
For the 155th episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, David McRaney, four experts, and a […]
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YANSS 154 – The Marshmallow Replication (Mon, 27 May 2019)
In 1990, psychologist Walter Michel’s and his team released a landmark study into delayed gratification. They offered kids […]
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YANSS 153 – The neuroscience of happiness (Mon, 27 May 2019)
What makes you happy? As in, what generates happiness inside the squishy bits that reside inside your skull? […]
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YANSS 152 – How we create a new normal by rationalizing unwanted change (Sun, 21 Apr 2019)
When faced with an inescapable and unwanted situation, we often rationalize our predicament so as to make it […]
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YANSS 151 – What we can learn about our own beliefs, biases, and motivated reasoning from the community of people who are certain the Earth is flat (Tue, 09 Apr 2019)
In this episode we sit down with the director and producers of the documentary film, Behind the Curve, […]
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YANSS 150 – Belief Change Blindness (Tue, 09 Apr 2019)
When was the last time you changed your mind? Are you sure? In this episode we explore new […]
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YANSS 149 – Expert advice on how health experts can better provide good health advice to combat bad health advice from non-experts (Mon, 11 Mar 2019)
In this episode, we sit down with vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit to discuss his new book, Bad […]
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YANSS 148 – How their tightness or looseness predicts how cultures will react, evolve, innovate, and clash (Fri, 01 Mar 2019)
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Michele Gelfand and discuss her new book: Rule Makers, Rule […]
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YANSS 147 – The replication crisis (rebroadcast) (Fri, 01 Mar 2019)
Psychology is working on the hardest problems in all of science. Physics, astronomy, geology — those are easy, […]
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YANSS 146 – Tribal Psychology (rebroadcast) (Fri, 01 Mar 2019)
We aren’t treating tribalism as a basic human drive, but that’s what it is. Fast food lowered the […]
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YANSS 145 – Douglas Rushkoff explains why we should revolt against the algorithms so we can get back to our essential human messiness (Sat, 19 Jan 2019)
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast we sit down with one of the […]
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YANSS 144 – The Backfire Effect – Part Four (rebroadcast) (Sat, 19 Jan 2019)
In 2017, You Are Not So Smart produced three episodes about the backfire effect, and by far, those episodes […]
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YANSS 143 – How to Talk to People About Things (Tue, 18 Dec 2018)
In this episode, we sit down with negotiation expert Misha Glouberman who explains how to talk to people […]
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YANSS 142 – The impact of public debate on social change (Tue, 18 Dec 2018)
Parker Wiseman ran for student office in high school with photocopied flyers. He debated the public school system […]
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YANSS 141 – How politicians misrepresent science (Wed, 21 Nov 2018)
In this episode, science journalist Dave Levitan talks about his new book: Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, […]
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YANSS 140 – How we uploaded our biases into our machines and what we can do about it (Wed, 21 Nov 2018)
Now that algorithms are everywhere, helping us to both run and make sense of the world, a strange […]
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YANSS 139 – The life-threatening impact of loneliness and how to combat it in our modern, insular world (Wed, 21 Nov 2018)
On this episode, journalist Kate Leaver talks about her new book, The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern […]
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YANSS 138 – Rethinking evil with psychologist Julia Shaw (Mon, 08 Oct 2018)
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Julia Shaw, an expert in memory and criminal psychology, to […]
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YANSS 137 – Narrative Persuasion (Mon, 08 Oct 2018)
One of the most effective ways to change people’s minds is to put your argument into a narrative […]
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YANSS 136 – Why solving problems can make those problems seem impossible to solve (Tue, 11 Sep 2018)
In this episode we explore prevalence induced concept change with psychologist David Levari. In a nutshell, when we […]
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