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180 - Meltdown
May 18 • 113 min
In this episode we sit down with Chris Clearfield, author of Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It
179 - The Memory Illusion
May 3 • 79 min
Our guest on this episode of the You Are Not So S…
178 - Behind the Curve (rebroadcast)
Apr 19 • 81 min
In this episode, we sit down with the director an…
177 - COVID - 19
Apr 5 • 122 min
Flatten the curve. That idea has spread through …
176 - Socks and Crocs - Part Two
Mar 25 • 67 min
Priors are what neuroscientists and philosophers …
175 - Socks And Crocs - Part One
Mar 8 • 36 min
Back in 2015, before Brexit, before Clinton vs. T…
174 - Bad Advice (rebroadcast)
Feb 23 • 67 min
In this episode, we sit down with vaccine expert …
173 - Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
Feb 9 • 73 min
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Mi…
172 - Team Human (rebroadcast)
Jan 26 • 71 min
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…
171 - Partisan Brains
Jan 13 • 87 min
Jay Van Bavel studies “from neurons to social net…
170 - Mark Sargent
Dec 29, 2019 • 62 min
In October of 2019 I sat down with prominent Flat…
169 - Art
Dec 15, 2019 • 104 min
Moira Dillon studies how “the physical world in w…
168 - Not a Scientist (rebroadcast)
Dec 1, 2019 • 41 min
Our guest in this episode of the You Are Not So S…
167 - How to Talk to People About Things (rebroadcast)
Nov 17, 2019 • 105 min
In this episode, we sit down with negotiation exp…
166 - Prevalence Induced Concept Change (rebroadcast)
Nov 3, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode we explore prevalence induced con…
165 - The Friendship Cure (rebroadcast)
Oct 20, 2019 • 83 min
On this episode, we welcome journalist Kate Leave…
164 - Meetings
Oct 6, 2019 • 55 min
You probably hate meetings — most people do — a…
163 - The Happiness Lab
Sep 23, 2019 • 70 min
In this episode we welcome Yale psychologist Laur…
162 - The Elaboration Likelihood Model (rebroadcast)
Sep 8, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode we sit down with psychology legen…
161 - Bad Habits
Aug 25, 2019 • 77 min
In this episode, Dr. Jud Brewer, a neuroscientist…
160 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Aug 12, 2019 • 46 min
In Lori Gottlieb’s new book, Maybe You Should Tal…
159 - Uncivil Agreement (rebroadcast)
Jul 28, 2019 • 81 min
In this episode, we welcome Lilliana Mason on the…
158 - The AB Effect
Jul 15, 2019 • 82 min
So, you might think that, in general, as an idea,…
157 - Pluralistic Ignorance
Jul 1, 2019 • 88 min
There are several ways to define pluralistic igno…
156 - Selfie (rebroadcast)
Jun 16, 2019 • 84 min
In this episode, we sit down with author Will Sto…
155 - Live in New York - Post Truth
Jun 2, 2019 • 123 min
You Are Not So Smart, live in New York, at The Be…
154 - The Marshmallow Replication (rebroadcast)
May 20, 2019 • 51 min
The marshmallow test is one of the most well-know…
153 - Happy Brain (rebroadcast)
May 6, 2019 • 89 min
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152 - Status Quo Rationalization (rebroadcast)
Apr 21, 2019 • 42 min
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151 - Behind the Curve
Apr 8, 2019 • 74 min
In this episode we sit down with the director and…
150 - Belief Change Blindness (rebroadcast)
Mar 24, 2019 • 38 min
When was the last time you changed your mind? Are…
149 - Bad Advice
Mar 11, 2019 • 67 min
In this episode, we sit down with vaccine expert …
148 - Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
Feb 25, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Mi…
147 - The Replication Crisis (rebroadcast)
Feb 10, 2019 • 45 min
“Science is wrong about everything, but you can t…
146 - Tribal Psychology (rebroadcast)
Jan 27, 2019 • 68 min
The evidence is clear that humans value being goo…
145 - Team Human
Jan 13, 2019 • 70 min
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…
144 - The Backfire Effect - Part Four (rebroadcast)
Dec 30, 2018 • 79 min
In 2017, YANSS did three episodes about the backf…
143 - How to Talk to People About Things
Dec 16, 2018 • 106 min
In this episode, we sit down with negotiation exp…
142 - Debate (rebroadcast)
Dec 3, 2018 • 54 min
In late 2014 and early 2015, the city of Starkvil…
141 - Not A Scientist
Nov 19, 2018 • 43 min
Our guest in this episode of the You Are Not So S…
140 - Machine Bias (rebroadcast)
Nov 4, 2018 • 53 min
We’ve transferred our biases to artificial intell…
139 - The Friendship Cure
Oct 20, 2018 • 80 min
On this episode, we welcome journalist Kate Leave…
138 - Evil
Oct 8, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Ju…
137 - Narrative Persuasion (rebroadcast)
Sep 23, 2018 • 38 min
One of the most effective ways to change people’s…
136 - Prevalence Induced Concept Change
Sep 10, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode we explore prevalence induced con…
135 - Optimism Bias (rebroadcast)
Aug 26, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode, Tali Sharot, a cognitive neurosc…
134 - The Elaboration Likelihood Model
Aug 15, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode we sit down with psychology legen…
133 - Uncivil Agreement
Jul 29, 2018 • 80 min
In this episode, we welcome Lilliana Mason on the…
132 - Practice (rebroadcast)
Jul 15, 2018 • 47 min
Is it true that all it takes to be an expert is 1…
131 - The Marshmallow Replication
Jul 2, 2018 • 52 min
The marshmallow test is one of the most well-know…
130 - The Half LIfe of Facts (rebroadcast)
Jun 18, 2018 • 30 min
In medical school they tell you half of what you …
129 - Desirability Bias (rebroadcast)
Jun 4, 2018 • 33 min
Confirmation bias is our tendency to seek evidenc…
128 - Happy Brain
May 21, 2018 • 88 min
What makes you happy? As in, what generates happi…
127 - Selfie
May 7, 2018 • 83 min
In this episode, we sit down with author Will Sto…
126 - Separate Spheres (rebroadcast)
Apr 22, 2018 • 35 min
Despite their relative invisibility, a norm, even…
125 - Status Quo Rationalization
Apr 9, 2018 • 45 min
When faced with an inescapable and unwanted situa…
124 - Belief Change Blindness
Mar 26, 2018 • 40 min
When was the last time you changed your mind? Are…
123 - Active Information Avoidance (rebroadcast)
Mar 11, 2018 • 28 min
Little did the champions of the Enlightenment kno…
122 - Tribal Psychology
Feb 26, 2018 • 68 min
The evidence is clear that humans value being goo…
121 - Progress (rebroadcast)
Feb 11, 2018 • 60 min
Do we have the power to change the outcome of his…
120 - The Backfire Effect - Part Four
Jan 28, 2018 • 75 min
Last year on this show, we did three episodes abo…
119 - The Unpersuadables
Jan 15, 2018 • 43 min
Our guest for this episode, Will Storr, wrote a b…
118 - Connections (rebroadcast)
Dec 31, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode of the YANSS Podcast, we sit down…
117 - Idiot Brain (rebroadcast)
Dec 17, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode we interview Dean Burnett, author…
116 - Reality (rebroadcast)
Dec 3, 2017 • 60 min
Have you ever questioned the nature of your reali…
115 - Machine Bias
Nov 20, 2017 • 54 min
We’ve transferred our biases to artificial intell…
114 - Moral Arguments (rebroadcast)
Nov 5, 2017 • 52 min
In this divisive and polarized era how do you bri…
113 - Narrative Persuasion
Oct 22, 2017 • 36 min
One of the most effective ways to change people’s…
112 - Change My View (rebroadcast)
Oct 8, 2017 • 71 min
For computer scientist Chenhao Tan and his team, …
111 - Collective Intelligence
Sep 25, 2017 • 41 min
If you wanted to build a team in such a way that …
110 - Sleep Deprivation and Bias
Sep 10, 2017 • 32 min
If you could compare the person you were before y…
109 - The Search Effect (rebroadcast)
Aug 27, 2017 • 50 min
What effect does Google have on your brain? Here’…
108 - Pandora’s Lab
Aug 14, 2017 • 55 min
The facts don’t speak for themselves. Someone alw…
107 - Debate
Jul 30, 2017 • 56 min
In late 2014 and early 2015, the city of Starkvil…
106 - The Climate Paradox (rebroadcast)
Jul 16, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes d…
105 - Optimism Bias
Jul 11, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, Tali Sharot, a cognitive neurosc…
104 - Labels (rebroadcast)
Jun 19, 2017 • 43 min
We are each born labeled. In moments of ambiguity…
103 - Desirability Bias
Jun 5, 2017 • 34 min
Confirmation bias is our tendency to seek evidenc…
102 - WEIRD Science (rebroadcast)
May 21, 2017 • 30 min
Is psychology too WEIRD? That’s what this episode…
101 - Naive Realism (rebroadcast)
May 9, 2017 • 56 min
In psychology, they call it naive realism, the te…
100 - The Replication Crisis
Apr 19, 2017 • 49 min
“Science is wrong about everything, but you can t…
099 - The Half Life of Facts
Apr 9, 2017 • 30 min
In medical school they tell you half of what you …
098 - Active Information Avoidance
Mar 27, 2017 • 39 min
The cyberpunks, the Founding Fathers, 19th Centur…
097 - Scams (rebroadcast)
Mar 11, 2017 • 61 min
Before we had names for them or a science to stud…
096 - Progress
Feb 24, 2017 • 65 min
Do we have the power to change the outcome of his…
095 - The Backfire Effect - Part Three
Feb 11, 2017 • 65 min
If dumping evidence into people’s laps often just…
094 - The Backfire Effect - Part Two
Jan 28, 2017 • 51 min
If you try to correct someone who you know is wro…
093 - The Backfire Effect - Part One
Jan 13, 2017 • 44 min
We don’t treat all of our beliefs the same. The…
091 - Learned Helplessness (rebroadcast)
Dec 14, 2016 • 47 min
Even when the prison doors are left wide open, we…
090 - Reality - Donald Hoffman
Dec 2, 2016 • 66 min
Have you ever questioned the nature of your reali…
089 - Connections - James Burke
Nov 16, 2016 • 70 min
Legendary science historian James Burke returns t…
088 - Moral Arguments
Nov 4, 2016 • 56 min
In this divisive and polarized era how do you bri…
087 - Paranoia
Oct 20, 2016 • 31 min
Jesse Walker is the author of The United States o…
086 - Change My View
Oct 9, 2016 • 76 min
For computer scientist Chenhao Tan and his team, …
085 - Misremembering - Julia Shaw (rebroadcast)
Sep 21, 2016 • 41 min
Julia Shaw’s research demonstrates the fact that …
084 - Getting Gamers - Jamie Madigan
Sep 7, 2016 • 56 min
Why do people cheat? Why are our online worlds of…
083 - Idiot Brain - Dean Burnett
Aug 24, 2016 • 53 min
In this episode we interview Dean Burnett, author…
082 - Crowds (rebroadcast)
Aug 10, 2016 • 50 min
This episode’s guest, Michael Bond, is the author…
081 - The Climate Paradox
Jul 28, 2016 • 57 min
In this episode, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes d…
080 - Deep Canvassing
Jul 13, 2016 • 58 min
Oddly enough, we don’t actually know very much ab…
079 - Separate Spheres
Jun 29, 2016 • 42 min
Common sense used to dictate that men and women s…
078 - The Existential Fallacy
Jun 16, 2016 • 34 min
Hypothetical situations involving dragons, robots…
077 - The Conjunction Fallacy
Jun 2, 2016 • 34 min
Here is a logic puzzle created by psychologists D…
076 - The Genetic Fallacy
May 19, 2016 • 39 min
We often overestimate and overstate just how much…
075 - Special Pleading / Moving the Goalposts
May 5, 2016 • 38 min
Sometimes you apply a double standard to the thin…
074 - Begging The Question
Apr 20, 2016 • 35 min
If you believe something is bad because it is…b…
073 - Bayes’ Theorem
Apr 8, 2016 • 90 min
We don’t treat all of our beliefs equally. For s…
072 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect (Rebroadcast)
Mar 23, 2016 • 65 min
In this episode, we explore why we are unaware th…
071 - The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy
Mar 9, 2016 • 44 min
When you desire meaning, when you want things to …
070 - The No True Scotsman Fallacy
Feb 25, 2016 • 35 min
When your identity becomes intertwined with your …
069 - The Black And White Fallacy
Feb 11, 2016 • 29 min
Obviously, the world isn’t black and white, so wh…
068 - The Strawman Fallacy
Jan 28, 2016 • 28 min
When confronted with dogma-threatening, worldview…
067 - The Fallacy Fallacy
Jan 14, 2016 • 41 min
If you have ever been in an argument, you’ve like…
065 - Survivorship Bias (rebroadcast)
Dec 17, 2015 • 31 min
The problem with sorting out failures and success…
064 - Monkey Marketplace - Laurie Santos (rebroadcast)
Dec 2, 2015 • 48 min
Our guest in this episode of the You Are Not So S…
063 - The Search Effect - Matthew Fisher
Nov 18, 2015 • 56 min
What effect does Google have on your brain? Here’…
062 - Naive Realism - Lee Ross
Nov 5, 2015 • 64 min
In psychology, they call it naive realism, the te…
061 - Mindfulness - Michael Taft
Oct 22, 2015 • 82 min
You have the power to wield neuroplasticity to yo…
060 - Reframing - Robert R. Morris
Oct 7, 2015 • 70 min
Reframing is one of those psychological tools tha…
059 - The Illusion Of Control - Michael And Sarah Bennett
Sep 23, 2015 • 65 min
In the show, you’ll hear Michael elaborate on why…
058 - Technology - Clive Thompson (Rebroadcast)
Sep 9, 2015 • 70 min
Is all this new technology improving our thinking…
057 - PTSD - Robert D. Laird
Aug 27, 2015 • 67 min
10 years after Katrina the residents of New Orlea…
056 - Magicians And Scams - Brian Brushwood
Aug 12, 2015 • 71 min
Before we had names for them or a science to stud…
055 - WEIRD People - Steven J. Heine
Jul 31, 2015 • 48 min
Is psychology too WEIRD? That’s what this episode…
054 - The Self - Bruce Hood (rebroadcast)
Jul 16, 2015 • 51 min
Is the person you believe to be the protagonist o…
053 - Adaptive Learning - Ulrik Christensen
Jul 2, 2015 • 49 min
Can new computer programs rid us of the cognitive…
052 - Learned Helplessness
Jun 22, 2015 • 45 min
Stuck in a bad situation, even when the prison do…
051 - Work - Laszlo Bock
Jun 4, 2015 • 70 min
Work often sucks, but it doesn’t have to. In this…
050 - Happy Money - Elizabeth Dunn (rebroadcast)
May 22, 2015 • 45 min
It’s peculiar, your inability to predict what wil…
049 - Rejection - Jia Jiang
May 8, 2015 • 54 min
What if you could give yourself a superpower? Tha…
048 - Contact
Apr 25, 2015 • 61 min
Can you change a person’s mind on a divisive soci…
047 - Public Shaming - Jon Ronson
Apr 8, 2015 • 58 min
Public shaming is back. Once done in town squares…
046 - Inbetweenisode 11 - Steven Novella
Mar 26, 2015 • 61 min
In this inbetweenisode you will hear an excerpt f…
045 - Doctors - Danielle Ofri
Mar 11, 2015 • 56 min
In this episode, we talk to Danielle Ofri, a phys…
044 - Inbetweenisode - James Burke And Matt Novak (Rebroadcast)
Feb 25, 2015 • 43 min
This episode is a rebroadcast of two interviews f…
043 - Misremembering - Julia Shaw and Dan Simons
Feb 11, 2015 • 69 min
Did Brian Williams lie, exaggerate, or misremembe…
042 - Bodily Resonance - Lara Maister
Jan 28, 2015 • 50 min
Scientists are using rubber hands and virtual rea…
041 - Inbetweenisode - The Game/Ceiling Crasher
Jan 14, 2015 • 32 min
In this episode, two stories, one about a footbal…
040 - Monkey Marketplace - Laurie Santos
Jan 5, 2015 • 69 min
How far back can we trace our irrational behavior…
039 - Blind Insight - Ryan Scott
Dec 17, 2014 • 67 min
Is it possible to for different parts of your min…
038 - Inbetweenisode - The Halo Effect
Dec 9, 2014 • 163 min
One salient trait can cause you to misjudge every…
037 - Motivation - Daniel Pink
Nov 23, 2014 • 74 min
What motivates you to keep going, to reach for yo…
036 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect
Nov 10, 2014 • 91 min
Have you ever been confronted with the fact that …
035 - Inbetweenisode - The Sunk Cost Fallacy
Nov 2, 2014 • 40 min
Are you throwing good money after bad? Are you st…
034 - The Post Hoc Fallacy
Oct 14, 2014 • 40 min
Do you believe in magical amulets? Apparently, in…
033 - Belief - Will Storr
Sep 29, 2014 • 98 min
Do you think that everything you believe is true?…
032 - Ego Depletion
Sep 12, 2014 • 54 min
Many see willpower as something you develop like …
031 - Extinction Burst
Aug 27, 2014 • 32 min
Why do you so often fail at removing bad habits f…
030 - Practice - David Epstein
Aug 13, 2014 • 66 min
Is it true that all it takes to be an expert is 1…
029 - Labels - Adam Alter
Aug 1, 2014 • 54 min
I did something this week that I’m sure many peop…
028 - Crowds - Michael Bond
Jul 18, 2014 • 66 min
It is a human tendency that’s impossible not to n…
027 - Science Communication - Joe Hanson
Jul 9, 2014 • 69 min
I recently collaborated with Joe Hanson of the Yo…
026 - Maslow’s Hammer
Jun 19, 2014 • 15 min
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you h…
025 - Enclothed Cognition - Hajo Adam
Jun 6, 2014 • 65 min
The clothes you wear have powers…over your mind…
024 - Sleep - Richard Wiseman
May 24, 2014 • 66 min
Why do we sleep and why do we dream? Despite the …
023 - Inbetweenisode 4 - The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight
May 7, 2014 • 26 min
In the 1950s, in an effort to better understand g…
022 - Survivorship Bias - Megan Price
Apr 23, 2014 • 76 min
The problem with sorting out failures and success…
021 - Inbetweenisode 3 - Christina Draganich
Apr 3, 2014 • 35 min
In this inbetweenisode, Christina Draganich expla…
020 - The Future - James Burke and Matt Novak
Mar 17, 2014 • 74 min
If you love educational entertainment – programs …
019 - The Placebo Effect - Kristi Erdal
Feb 28, 2014 • 70 min
How powerful is the placebo effect? After a good …
018 - Inbetweenisode - The Benjamin Franklin Effect
Feb 18, 2014 • 28 min
Benjamin Franklin knew how to deal with haters, a…
016 - Conspiracy Theories - Steven Novella and Jesse Walker
Jan 16, 2014 • 58 min
Who is pulling the strings? Who is behind the cov…
015 - Inbetweenisode - Narrative Bias
Jan 7, 2014 • 17 min
In this inbetweenisode I read an excerpt from my …
014 - Narratives - Melanie C. Green
Dec 23, 2013 • 62 min
In this episode we discuss the power of narrative…
013 - Technology - Clive Thompson
Dec 4, 2013 • 71 min
The very fact that you are reading this sentence,…
012 - Jealousy
Nov 21, 2013 • 61 min
Why do human beings experience jealousy, what is …
011 - Culture
Nov 6, 2013 • 31 min
Is your state of mind from one situation to the n…
010 - Perversion
Oct 15, 2013 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss sexual deviancy and pe…
009 - Arguing
Sep 26, 2013 • 70 min
On this episode we discuss the psychology of argu…
008 - Video Games
Aug 29, 2013 • 58 min
In this episode, we discuss the how video games c…
007 - Common Sense
Jul 22, 2013 • 53 min
In this episode we discuss eyebeams and supersede…
004 - Money
Jul 6, 2013 • 43 min
In this episode we speak with Elizabeth Dunn abou…
005 - Selling Out
Oct 5, 2012 • 57 min
In this episode, we discuss selling out, counterc…
004 - The Self
Jun 30, 2012 • 50 min
In this episode we discuss the self and interview…
003 - Confabulation
May 27, 2012 • 28 min
In this episode, we discuss confabulation with ne…
002 - The Illusion of Knowledge
May 7, 2012 • 47 min
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…
001 - Attention
Apr 21, 2012 • 40 min
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…