You Are Not So Smart

By You Are Not So Smart

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Subscribers: 5668
Reviews: 14
Episodes: 285

KP
 May 26, 2024


 Apr 5, 2024


 Feb 19, 2024
apparently the host is now a credulous AI hype bro

Jeff
 Feb 14, 2024


 Dec 28, 2023
There's nothing unique about this podcast other than the bumper music. It's the same authors interviewed everywhere else. The host's viewpoints are just a saccharine blend of trendy academic ideas in psychology--most of which won't stand up over time--sprinkled with standard American leftwing politics. Boring and gutless.

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You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self delusion. In each episode, we explore what we've learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.

Episode Date
288 - Fluke - Brian Klaas
May 26, 2024
287 - The Complexity of Genius - David Krakauer and Dean Simonton
May 13, 2024
286 - Notes on Complexity - Neil Theise
Apr 29, 2024
285 - What Do You Mean? - Celeste Kidd (rebroadcast)
Apr 14, 2024
284 - Awe - Dacher Keltner (rebroadcast)
Mar 31, 2024
283 - Cultures of Growth - Mary C. Murphy
Mar 18, 2024
282 - They Thought We Were Ridiculous - Andy Luttrell
Mar 03, 2024
281 - More Chat, Less Bot - Jeremy Utley, Kian Gohar, Henrik Werdelin
Feb 19, 2024
280 - Supercommunicators - Charles Duhigg
Feb 05, 2024
YANSS 279 - Pluralistic Ignorance (rebroadcast)
Jan 20, 2024
278 - An Admirable Point - Florence Hazrat
Jan 07, 2024
277 - Visual Thinking - Temple Grandin (rebroadcast)
Dec 25, 2023
276 - How to Stand up to a Bully - Andrea Chalupa
Dec 18, 2023
275 - Blight - Emily Monosson
Dec 11, 2023
274 - Cascades - Greg Satell
Nov 27, 2023
273 - The Conspiracy Test - Jesse Richardson
Nov 12, 2023
272 - Quit! - Annie Duke (rebroadcast)
Oct 29, 2023
271 - Survival of the Richest - Douglas Rushkoff (rebroadcast)
Oct 15, 2023
270 - Defining Genius
Oct 01, 2023
269 - Deconstructing How Minds Change - Michael Taft
Sep 14, 2023
268 - The Status Game - Will Storr (rebroadcast)
Sep 03, 2023
267 - Do Your Own Research - Sedona Chinn
Aug 19, 2023
266 - Project Alpha - Brian Brushwood
Aug 06, 2023
265 - Chess Queens - Jennifer Shahade (rebroadcast)
Jul 23, 2023
264 - Nobody's Fool - Dan Simons and Christopher Chabris
Jul 11, 2023
263 - The Truth Wins - Tom Stafford (rebroadcast)
Jul 09, 2023
262 - If It Sounds Like a Quack - Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling
Jun 25, 2023
261 - Hack Your Bureaucracy - Marina Nitze
Jun 11, 2023
260 - The Science of Stuck - Britt Frank (rebroadcast)
May 28, 2023
259 - Think Again - Adam Grant (rebroadcast)
May 13, 2023
258 - Under Alien Skies - Phil Plait
Apr 30, 2023
257 - What Do You Mean? - Celeste Kidd
Apr 16, 2023
256 - The Persuaders - Anand Giridharadas
Apr 02, 2023
255 - Good Arguments - Bo Seo
Mar 19, 2023
254 - I Never Thought of It That Way - Mónica Guzmán
Mar 05, 2023
253 - The World's Greatest Con - Brian Brushwood (rebroadcast)
Feb 19, 2023
252 - Procrastination - Britt Frank
Feb 05, 2023
251 - Come up for Air - Nick Sonnenberg
Jan 22, 2023
250 - Awe - Dacher Keltner
Jan 08, 2023
249 - The Power of Surprise (rebroadcast)
Dec 24, 2022
248 - Visual Thinking - Temple Grandin
Dec 11, 2022
247 - Narcissism (rebroadcast)
Nov 27, 2022
246 - Ideaflow - Jeremy Utley
Nov 13, 2022
245 - The Conspiracy Theorist Who Changed His Mind - Tim Harford
Oct 28, 2022
244 - Quit - Annie Duke
Oct 16, 2022
243 - Psychological Tweetathon with Jay Van Bavel
Oct 03, 2022
242 - Survival of the Richest - Douglas Rushkoff
Sep 18, 2022
241 - The Status Game - Will Storr
Sep 04, 2022
240 - QAnon and Conspiracy Narratives (rebroadcast)
Aug 22, 2022
239 - You're Invited - Jon Levy
Aug 07, 2022
238 - Chess Queens - Jennifer Shahade
Jul 25, 2022
237 - Reactance - Michele Belot
Jul 10, 2022
236 - How Minds Change
Jun 27, 2022
235 - Tough - Terry Crews
Jun 13, 2022
234 - The Truth Wins - Tom Stafford
May 29, 2022
233 - The Puzzler - A. J. Jacobs
May 16, 2022
232 - Think Again - Adam Grant
May 01, 2022
231 - On Being Certain - Robert Burton (rebroadcast)
Apr 17, 2022
230 - The Science of Stuck - Britt Frank
Apr 03, 2022
229 - What's Your Problem? - Jacob Goldstein
Mar 27, 2022
228 - The Power of Regret - Daniel H. Pink
Mar 19, 2022
227 - Imaginable - Jane McGonigal
Mar 06, 2022
226 - The World's Greatest Con - Brian Brushwood
Feb 20, 2022
225 - Blindsight and Neuromarketing
Feb 06, 2022
224 - The Conversation Lab - Misha Glouberman
Jan 23, 2022
223 - To Persuade is Human?
Jan 09, 2022
222 - The Power of Surprise - Michael Rousell
Dec 27, 2021
221 - Conversations and Conversions at the Portable Planetarium
Dec 12, 2021
220 - A Very Short History of Life on Earth - Henry Gee
Nov 28, 2021
219 - Irrational Labs - Evelyn Gosnell
Nov 14, 2021
218 - Unwinding Anxiety - Jud Brewer
Oct 31, 2021
217 - Livewired - David Eagleman (rebroadcast)
Oct 17, 2021
216 - Shape - Jordan Ellenberg
Oct 03, 2021
215 - Jerks at Work - Tessa West
Sep 19, 2021
214 - Exploring Genius
Sep 03, 2021
213 - Vaccine Hesitancy
Aug 23, 2021
212 - The Power of Us - Jay Van Bavel
Aug 08, 2021
211 - QAnon and Conspiratorial Narratives
Jul 25, 2021
210 - Julia Shaw - The Memory Illusion (rebroadcast)
Jul 11, 2021
209 - Masks (rebroadcast)
Jun 28, 2021
208 - The Extended Mind - Annie Murphy Paul
Jun 13, 2021
207 - A Slight Change of Plans - Maya Shankar
May 30, 2021
206 - Narcissism
May 16, 2021
205 - Unfollow - Megan Phelps-Roper
May 03, 2021
204 - On Being Certain - Robert Burton
Apr 18, 2021
203 - Transcend - Scott Barry Kaufman
Apr 04, 2021
202 - Desirability Bias (rebroadcast)
Mar 21, 2021
201 - Good Dog - Kate Leaver
Mar 07, 2021
200 - Socks and Crocs (rebroadcast)
Feb 22, 2021
199 - Math Without Numbers - Milo Beckman
Feb 08, 2021
198 - Reflection and Insurrection
Jan 25, 2021
197 - Conspiratorial Thinking
Jan 11, 2021
196 - Art (rebroadcast)
Dec 27, 2020
195 - Clearer Thinking - Spencer Greenberg
Dec 14, 2020
194 - Because Internet - Gretchen McCulloch
Nov 29, 2020
193 - Gossip
Nov 16, 2020
192 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect (rebroadcast)
Nov 01, 2020
191 - Livewired - David Eagleman
Oct 18, 2020
190 - Learned Helplessness (rebroadcast)
Oct 04, 2020
189 - The Vaccine
Sep 21, 2020
188 - The Happiness Lab - Laurie Santos (rebroadcast)
Sep 06, 2020
187 - Bad Habits - Jud Brewer (rebroadcast)
Aug 24, 2020
186 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Lori Gottlieb (rebroadcast)
Aug 10, 2020
185 - Masks
Jul 28, 2020
184 - The Blind Spots Between Us - Gleb Tsipursky
Jul 13, 2020
183 - Black Lives Matter
Jun 29, 2020
182 - The A/B Effect (rebroadcast)
Jun 15, 2020
181 - Pluralistic Ignorance (rebroadcast)
Jun 01, 2020
180 - Meltdown - Chris Clearfield
May 18, 2020
179 - The Memory Illusion - Julia Shaw
May 03, 2020
178 - Behind the Curve (rebroadcast)
Apr 19, 2020
177 - COVID - 19
Apr 05, 2020
176 - Socks and Crocs - Part Two
Mar 26, 2020
175 - Socks And Crocs - Part One
Mar 08, 2020
174 - Bad Advice - Paul Offit (rebroadcast)
Feb 24, 2020
173 - Rule Makers, Rule Breakers - Michele Gelfand
Feb 10, 2020
172 - Team Human - Douglas Rushkoff (rebroadcast)
Jan 27, 2020
171 - Partisan Brains
Jan 13, 2020
170 - Mark Sargent
Dec 30, 2019
169 - Art
Dec 15, 2019
168 - Not a Scientist (rebroadcast)
Dec 02, 2019
167 - How to Talk to People About Things (rebroadcast)
Nov 18, 2019
166 - Prevalence Induced Concept Change (rebroadcast)
Nov 04, 2019
165 - The Friendship Cure (rebroadcast)
Oct 21, 2019
164 - Meetings - Steven Rogelberg
Oct 07, 2019
163 - The Happiness Lab
Sep 23, 2019
162 - The Elaboration Likelihood Model (rebroadcast)
Sep 09, 2019
161 - Bad Habits
Aug 25, 2019
160 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Aug 12, 2019
159 - Uncivil Agreement (rebroadcast)
Jul 28, 2019
158 - The AB Effect
Jul 15, 2019
157 - Pluralistic Ignorance
Jul 01, 2019
156 - Selfie (rebroadcast)
Jun 16, 2019
155 - Live in New York - Post Truth
Jun 03, 2019
154 - The Marshmallow Replication (rebroadcast)
May 20, 2019
153 - Happy Brain (rebroadcast)
May 06, 2019
152 - Status Quo Rationalization (rebroadcast)
Apr 21, 2019
151 - Behind the Curve
Apr 08, 2019
150 - Belief Change Blindness (rebroadcast)
Mar 25, 2019
149 - Bad Advice
Mar 11, 2019
148 - Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
Feb 25, 2019
147 - The Replication Crisis (rebroadcast)
Feb 10, 2019
146 - Tribal Psychology (rebroadcast)
Jan 28, 2019
145 - Team Human
Jan 14, 2019
144 - The Backfire Effect - Part Four (rebroadcast)
Dec 31, 2018
143 - How to Talk to People About Things
Dec 17, 2018
142 - Debate (rebroadcast)
Dec 03, 2018
141 - Not A Scientist
Nov 19, 2018
140 - Machine Bias (rebroadcast)
Nov 05, 2018
139 - The Friendship Cure
Oct 21, 2018
138 - Evil
Oct 08, 2018
137 - Narrative Persuasion (rebroadcast)
Sep 24, 2018
136 - Prevalence Induced Concept Change
Sep 10, 2018
135 - Optimism Bias (rebroadcast)
Aug 26, 2018
134 - The Elaboration Likelihood Model
Aug 16, 2018
133 - Uncivil Agreement
Jul 30, 2018
132 - Practice (rebroadcast)
Jul 16, 2018
131 - The Marshmallow Replication
Jul 02, 2018
130 - The Half LIfe of Facts (rebroadcast)
Jun 18, 2018
129 - Desirability Bias (rebroadcast)
Jun 04, 2018
128 - Happy Brain
May 21, 2018
127 - Selfie
May 07, 2018
126 - Separate Spheres (rebroadcast)
Apr 22, 2018
125 - Status Quo Rationalization
Apr 09, 2018
124 - Belief Change Blindness
Mar 26, 2018
123 - Active Information Avoidance (rebroadcast)
Mar 11, 2018
122 - Tribal Psychology
Feb 26, 2018
121 - Progress (rebroadcast)
Feb 12, 2018
120 - The Backfire Effect - Part Four
Jan 29, 2018
119 - The Unpersuadables
Jan 15, 2018
118 - Connections (rebroadcast)
Jan 01, 2018
117 - Idiot Brain (rebroadcast)
Dec 18, 2017
116 - Reality (rebroadcast)
Dec 04, 2017
115 - Machine Bias
Nov 20, 2017
114 - Moral Arguments (rebroadcast)
Nov 05, 2017
113 - Narrative Persuasion
Oct 23, 2017
112 - Change My View (rebroadcast)
Oct 08, 2017
111 - Collective Intelligence
Sep 25, 2017
110 - Sleep Deprivation and Bias
Sep 10, 2017
109 - The Search Effect (rebroadcast)
Aug 27, 2017
108 - Pandora's Lab
Aug 14, 2017
107 - Debate
Jul 31, 2017
106 - The Climate Paradox (rebroadcast)
Jul 16, 2017
105 - Optimism Bias
Jul 11, 2017
104 - Labels (rebroadcast)
Jun 19, 2017
103 - Desirability Bias
Jun 06, 2017
102 - WEIRD Science (rebroadcast)
May 22, 2017
101 - Naive Realism (rebroadcast)
May 09, 2017
100 - The Replication Crisis
Apr 20, 2017
099 - The Half Life of Facts
Apr 10, 2017
098 - Active Information Avoidance
Mar 27, 2017
097 - Scams (rebroadcast)
Mar 11, 2017
096 - Progress
Feb 25, 2017
095 - The Backfire Effect - Part Three
Feb 11, 2017
094 - The Backfire Effect - Part Two
Jan 29, 2017
093 - The Backfire Effect - Part One
Jan 13, 2017
091 - Learned Helplessness (rebroadcast)
Dec 15, 2016
090 - Reality - Donald Hoffman
Dec 02, 2016
089 - Connections - James Burke
Nov 17, 2016
088 - Moral Arguments
Nov 04, 2016
087 - Paranoia
Oct 20, 2016
086 - Change My View
Oct 09, 2016
085 - Misremembering - Julia Shaw (rebroadcast)
Sep 21, 2016
084 - Getting Gamers - Jamie Madigan
Sep 08, 2016
083 - Idiot Brain - Dean Burnett
Aug 25, 2016
082 - Crowds (rebroadcast)
Aug 11, 2016
081 - The Climate Paradox
Jul 28, 2016
080 - Deep Canvassing
Jul 13, 2016
079 - Separate Spheres
Jun 29, 2016
078 - The Existential Fallacy
Jun 16, 2016
077 - The Conjunction Fallacy
Jun 02, 2016
076 - The Genetic Fallacy
May 19, 2016
075 - Special Pleading / Moving the Goalposts
May 05, 2016
074 - Begging The Question
Apr 21, 2016
073 - Bayes' Theorem
Apr 08, 2016
072 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect (Rebroadcast)
Mar 24, 2016
071 - The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy
Mar 09, 2016
070 - The No True Scotsman Fallacy
Feb 25, 2016
069 - The Black And White Fallacy
Feb 11, 2016
068 - The Strawman Fallacy
Jan 28, 2016
067 - The Fallacy Fallacy
Jan 14, 2016
065 - Survivorship Bias (rebroadcast)
Dec 17, 2015
064 - Monkey Marketplace - Laurie Santos (rebroadcast)
Dec 03, 2015
063 - The Search Effect - Matthew Fisher
Nov 19, 2015
062 - Naive Realism - Lee Ross
Nov 05, 2015
061 - Mindfulness - Michael Taft
Oct 22, 2015
060 - Reframing - Robert R. Morris
Oct 07, 2015
059 - The Illusion Of Control - Michael And Sarah Bennett
Sep 23, 2015
058 - Technology - Clive Thompson (Rebroadcast)
Sep 10, 2015
057 - PTSD - Robert D. Laird
Aug 27, 2015
056 - Magicians And Scams - Brian Brushwood
Aug 12, 2015
055 - WEIRD People - Steven J. Heine
Aug 01, 2015
054 - The Self - Bruce Hood (rebroadcast)
Jul 16, 2015
053 - Adaptive Learning - Ulrik Christensen
Jul 02, 2015
052 - Learned Helplessness
Jun 23, 2015
051 - Work - Laszlo Bock
Jun 05, 2015
050 - Happy Money - Elizabeth Dunn (rebroadcast)
May 22, 2015
049 - Rejection - Jia Jiang
May 08, 2015
048 - Contact
Apr 25, 2015
047 - Public Shaming - Jon Ronson
Apr 08, 2015
046 - Inbetweenisode 11 - Steven Novella
Mar 26, 2015
045 - Doctors - Danielle Ofri
Mar 12, 2015
044 - Inbetweenisode - James Burke And Matt Novak (Rebroadcast)
Feb 25, 2015
043 - Misremembering - Julia Shaw and Dan Simons
Feb 11, 2015
042 - Bodily Resonance - Lara Maister
Jan 28, 2015
041 - Inbetweenisode - The Game/Ceiling Crasher
Jan 15, 2015
040 - Monkey Marketplace - Laurie Santos
Jan 06, 2015
039 - Blind Insight - Ryan Scott
Dec 17, 2014
038 - Inbetweenisode - The Halo Effect
Dec 09, 2014
037 - Motivation - Daniel Pink
Nov 23, 2014
036 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect
Nov 10, 2014
035 - Inbetweenisode - The Sunk Cost Fallacy
Nov 02, 2014
034 - The Post Hoc Fallacy
Oct 14, 2014
033 - Belief - Will Storr
Sep 30, 2014
032 - Ego Depletion
Sep 13, 2014
031 - Extinction Burst
Aug 27, 2014
030 - Practice - David Epstein
Aug 14, 2014
029 - Labels - Adam Alter
Aug 01, 2014
028 - Crowds - Michael Bond
Jul 18, 2014
027 - Science Communication - Joe Hanson
Jul 09, 2014
026 - Maslow's Hammer
Jun 20, 2014
025 - Enclothed Cognition - Hajo Adam
Jun 06, 2014
024 - Sleep - Richard Wiseman
May 24, 2014
023 - Inbetweenisode 4 - The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight
May 07, 2014
022 - Survivorship Bias - Megan Price
Apr 24, 2014
021 - Inbetweenisode 3 - Christina Draganich
Apr 03, 2014
020 - The Future - James Burke and Matt Novak
Mar 17, 2014
019 - The Placebo Effect - Kristi Erdal
Mar 01, 2014
018 - Inbetweenisode - The Benjamin Franklin Effect
Feb 19, 2014
016 - Conspiracy Theories - Steven Novella and Jesse Walker
Jan 16, 2014
015 - Inbetweenisode - Narrative Bias
Jan 08, 2014
014 - Narratives - Melanie C. Green
Dec 24, 2013
013 - Technology - Clive Thompson
Dec 04, 2013
012 - Jealousy
Nov 21, 2013
011 - Culture
Nov 06, 2013
010 - Perversion
Oct 16, 2013
009 - Arguing
Sep 27, 2013
008 - Video Games
Aug 30, 2013
007 - Common Sense
Jul 22, 2013
004 - Money
Jul 07, 2013
005 - Selling Out
Oct 06, 2012
004 - The Self
Jul 01, 2012
003 - Confabulation
May 28, 2012
002 - The Illusion of Knowledge
May 08, 2012
001 - Attention
Apr 22, 2012