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Each episode, we do two segments, with one of us starting off with a confident but possibly erroneous take on a subject and the challenge to “Tell me why I’m wrong.” Then we switch. We learn, and hopefully you do, too.

Tell Me Why I'm Wrong Amos & Sophie

    • Arts

Each episode, we do two segments, with one of us starting off with a confident but possibly erroneous take on a subject and the challenge to “Tell me why I’m wrong.” Then we switch. We learn, and hopefully you do, too.

    S3E6: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

    S3E6: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

    S3E6: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish:


    Sophie and Amos discuss the two premier pieces of fish-sex art in the Western Canon: The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Shape of Water. They pick up on the conversation from two episodes ago and notice that these two works ascribe VERY different value judgments to the phenomenon of human/fish-man coupling.
    Links:
    The Shape of Water — You can buy the movie here!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S3E5: Human Behavior

    S3E5: Human Behavior

    S3E5: Human:



    Sophie wonders what the heck is up with behaviorism in psychotherapy. It seems to her that it's very popular right now, and she wants to know why.
    Amos has been learning about modern European history and he's noticed that the liberals seem to also be nationalists. He wants to understand the connection between these two ideologies, and Sophie is just the person to explain it.
    Links:
    Revolutions Podcast — This is a great show, and if you're at all interested in modern history, it's worth checking out.B. F. Skinner - WikipediaRevolutions of 1848 - WikipediaDavid Hume - Wikipedia

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S3E4: Homework, Part 2

    S3E4: Homework, Part 2

    Season 3, Episode 4: Homework Part 2



    Amos ask Sophie what she thought of yer boy Howard Philip. Is the prose terrible? (yes) Is it really that racist? (yes) Is it any good??
    Sophie asks Amos what he thought about Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie. Is it literary novel with genre pretensions? A genre novel with literary pretensions? Is Rushdie just goofing?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S3E3: Secret Ingredients

    S3E3: Secret Ingredients

    Season 3, Episode 3: Secret Ingredients



    Amos asks Sophie about the challenges of translation
    Sophie asks Amos about finding your way through the epistemological morass of nutrition science.
    Links:
    The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English — This is one of the interviews that Amos mentions.The Paleo Solution — Amos mentions Robb Wolf too.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S3E2: Movies vs. Television

    S3E2: Movies vs. Television

    Season 3, Episode 2: Movies vs. Television:



    Sophie on why Amos thinks movies are great.
    Amos on why Sophie thinks TV is great.
    Links:
    Metropolis (1927) - Official Trailer - YouTubeMetropolis - Dance Scene - YouTube — This is the scene of robot Maria dancing all sexy.The Good Place — The show about a terrible person and a philosopher, that looks like a Katy Perry video.Game of Thrones, Season 1 on iTunes — Let's be honest, you've probably already seen it.FIRE JOE MORGAN — Michael Shur's old blog where he wrote as ken tremendous and made fun of bad sports journalism.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S3E1: Art & Experience

    S3E1: Art & Experience

    S3E1: Art & Experience:



    Amos on why the 4th wall is great.
    Sophie wonders what the heck the deal with phenomenology is.
    Links:
    Fourth wall - WikipediaImmanuel Kant - Wikipedia — He's responsible for the distinction between noumena (things accessible by mind or reason) and phenomena (things accessible to regular experience).Edmund Husserl - Wikipedia — Husserl invented the word "phenomenology."Martin Heidegger - Wikipedia — Heidegger was a big ole' Nazi and the creator of what most people mean when they talk about phenomenology.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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