34: Does Reading Harry Potter Make You Moral? (with Will Wilkinson)
Special guest Will Wilkinson joins the podcast to talk about whether fiction makes us better people, and to discuss his recent Daily Beast article that trashed Dave’s profession and livelihood. Also, Dave and Tamler try to make sense of Ancient Greek justice in a myth about incest, adultery, daughter-killing, husband-killing, matricide, cannibalism, and trash talking to disembodied heads. LinksAgamemnon [wikipedia.org]Will Wilkinson [wikipedia.org] The Will Wilkinson article that hurt David’s feelings [thedailybeast.com]Hurt Feelings by Flight of the Concords [youtube.com] Does great literature make us better? by Gregory Currie [nytimes.com] Reading literature makes us smarter and nicer by Annie Murphy Paul [time.com]Want to learn how to think? Read fiction by Tom Jacobs [psmag.com]In Pursuit of Happiness Research [pdf] by Will Wilkinson Special Guest: Will Wilkinson.