Displaying episodes 31 - 60 of 61 in total

Steven Broglio on Concussions, Football and Informed Choice – #31

Steve and Corey talk with Steven Broglio, Director of the Michigan Concussion Center, about concussion risk, prevention and treatment.

Barbara O’Brien on Race, Reform and Wrongful Conviction Rate Estimates- #30

Our guest, Barbara O’Brien, explains why we don’t know much about conviction error outside of murder cases, making error rates for the vast majority of crimes: misdemeanors, sexual assaults, armed robbery, etc. a “dark ocean”.

Sebastian Junger: Meaning from War and Technological Isolation in America – #29

This conversation occurred just after President Trump withdrew US forces from Northern Syria.

Zach Hambrick on Psychometrics and the Science of Expertise – #28

MSU Psychology Professor Zach Hambrick joins Corey and Steve to discuss general cognitive ability, the science of personnel selection, and research on the development of skills and expertise.

Andrew Hartman: The Culture Wars Then and Now – #27

Steve and Corey talk to Andrew about his new introduction to his book “The War for the Soul of America.”

Bruno Maçães: China, Russia and the Future of Eurasia – #26

Originally from Portugal, Bruno Maçães earned a PhD in Political Science at Harvard under Harvey Mansfield, and served as Portugal’s Secretary of State for European Affairs from 2013-2015.

Ted Conover on Immigration, Prisons and 21st Century Homesteading – #25

Steve and Corey talk to Ted about his article for the August issue of Harper’s Magazine, “The Last Frontier”.

Jason Snyder on Neurogenesis – #24

Steve and Corey talk to Jason about a fundamental question of neuroscience: Do humans grow new neurons as adults?

Timothy Searchinger: Biofuels vs Foods and Major Climate Change Policy Errors – #23

Steve and Corey talk to Tim Searchinger about the unintended consequences of biofuels policies.

Tyler Cowen on Big Business, Socialism, Free Speech, and Stagnant Productivity Growth – #21

Polymath and economist Tyler Cowen (Holbert L. Harris Professor at GMU) joins Steve and Corey for a wide-ranging discussion.

Betsy McKay on Trends in Heart Disease and How to Avoid It – #20

Steve and Corey talk to Betsy McKay, senior writer on U.S. and global public health at The Wall Street Journal, about her recent articles on heart disease.

Ted Chiang on Free Will, Time Travel, Many Worlds, Genetic Engineering, and Hard Science Fiction – #19

Steve and Corey speak with Ted Chiang about his recent story collection “Exhalation” and his inaugural essay for the New York Times series, Op-Eds from the Future.

Rebecca Campbell on Identifying Serial Perpetrators, Rape Investigations and Untested Rape Kits – #18

Dr. Rebecca Campbell is a Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, whose research focuses on violence against women and children with an emphasis on sexual assault.

Mark Moffett on the Life and Death of Human Societies – #17

Steve and Corey talk with Mark Moffett, Photographer and Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute, about his new book The Human Swarm: How our Societies Arise, Thrive and Fall.

Daniel Max on Writing a Literary non-Fiction Classic and Prion Diseases Then and Now – #15

Daniel Max, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Every Love Story is A Ghost Story, a biography of David Foster Wallace, speaks with Corey and Steve about his first book, The Family that Couldn’t Sleep.

Stuart Firestein on Why Ignorance and Failure Lead to Scientific Progress – Episode #14

Steve and Corey speak with Stuart Firestein (Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University, specializing in the olfactory system) about his two books Ignorance: How It Drives Science and Failure: Why Science Is So Successful.

Joe Cesario on Political Bias and Problematic Research Methods in Social Psychology – #13

Corey and Steve continue their discussion with Joe Cesario and examine methodological biases in the design and conduct of experiments in social psychology and ideological bias in the interpretation of the findings.

James Cham on Venture Capital, Risk Taking, and the Future Impacts of AI – Episode #12

James Cham is a partner at Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital firm focused on the future of work.

Joe Cesario on Police Decision Making and Racial Bias in Deadly Force Decisions – Episode #11

Corey and Steve talk with Joe Cesario about his recent work showing that, contrary to many activist claims and media reports, there is no widespread racial bias in police shootings.

Ron Unz on the Subprime Mortgage Crisis, The Unz Review, and the Harvard Admissions Scandal – Episode #10

Ron Unz is the publisher of the Unz Review, a controversial, but widely read, alternative media site hosting opinion outside of the mainstream, including from both the far right and the far left.

Philosopher Sam Kerstein on the Morality of Genome Engineering, Inequality, and Star Trek – Episode #9

Corey and Steve speak with Samuel Kerstein, Professor of Philosophy and expert in Medical Ethics at the University of Maryland.

Sabine Hossenfelder on the Crisis in Particle Physics and Against the Next Big Collider – #8

Hossenfelder is a Research Associate at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies.

John Hawks on Human Evolution, Ancient DNA, and Big Labs Devouring Fossils – Episode #6

Hawks is the Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Kaiser Kuo of Sinica on Modern China and US-China relations – Episode #5

Kaiser Kuo is a host and co-founder of Sinica, a current affairs podcast originally based in Beijing.

Ted Schultz on Ants, Emergent Behavior, and the Molecular Revolution in Systematics – Episode #4

Corey and Steve speak with Ted Shultz, research Entomologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Noor Siddiqui, Thiel Fellow, on Stanford and Silicon Valley – Episode #3

Corey and Steve interview Noor Siddiqui, a student at Stanford studying AI, Machine Learning, and Genomics.

Bobby Kasthuri & Brain Mapping - Episode #2

Corey and Steve are joined by Bobby Kausthuri, a Neuroscientist at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago.

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