Two psychologists drink at least four beers while discussing news and controversies in science, academia, and beyond.
July 18th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Yoel and Mickey welcome Yale psychologist Paul Bloom to the show, their very first guest. In a far ranging conversation, the trio discuss the potential benefits of pain. Why do we sometimes choose to suffer?
July 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
beers, diedrik stapel, ego depletion, questionable research practices, replication crisis, stereotype threat
In their most emotional episode yet, Yoel and Mickey discuss the replication crisis in psychology. What is meant by the replication crisis and how did it get started? How have academics dealt with the possibility that their own work might not be robust and replicable?
June 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
beers, christina hoff sommers, dave rubin, intellectual dark web, joe rogan, jordan peterson, political ideology, quillette, regressive left, sam harris, social justice
Yoel and Mickey take a deep dive into the so-called Intellectual Dark Web (IDW). What is the IDW and who are the prominent members of this group? Why do members of the IDW seem so cranky?
June 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
beers, bullying, criticism, methodological terrorism, replication crisis, tone debate
In this episode, Yoel and Mickey tackle problems of tone and incivility in online discussions of the scientific literature. What constitutes bullying and is the term abused to derail legitimate criticism? What is an ad hominem attack and when is it a fallacy?
May 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
beers, campus politics, free-speech, heterodox academy
In their first episode, Yoel and Mickey tackle the alleged free speech crisis on campus. Is there reason to worry or are reports of left-wing intolerance overblown? We take a closer look and talk about what we do and don't feel comfortable saying on campus.