August 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
data thug, empathy, goosebumps, meta-science, science criticism, science reform, zealotry
Yoel and Mickey welcome Northeastern University research scientist and science critic James Heathers to their show. Yoel, Mickey, and James discuss science reform and the need for robust science criticism.
July 18th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
beers, big 5, disagreeableness, empathy, fiction, monkey masturbation, pain, sex, very bad wizards
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?