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You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology t…

    189 - The Vaccine

    189 - The Vaccine

    In this giant episode, experts on vaccines, epidemiology, psychology, and science communication explain how we created so much confusion about COVID-19, and how we can avoid doing it again when a vaccine is ready for widespread, public distribution. We also learn exactly what it will take to make that vaccine and when it will likely arrive.

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    188 - The Happiness Lab (rebroadcast)

    188 - The Happiness Lab (rebroadcast)

    In this episode, we welcome Yale psychologist Laurie Santos who discusses her new podcast, The Happiness Lab which explores how wrong and misguided we can be when we pursue the things we think will make us happy or avoid the things that we think will make us sad.

    Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale - the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history - The Happiness Lab is a tour of the latest scientific research into what does and does not make us happy.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    187 - Bad Habits (rebroadcast)

    187 - Bad Habits (rebroadcast)

    In this episode, Dr. Jud Brewer, a neuroscientist and addiction psychiatrist, discusses bad habits and how to change them.

    He is the author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love -- Why We Get Hooked and how We Can Break Bad Habits -- and his TED Talk on how to change a bad habit has more than 12 million views.

    But...we talk about so many other things in this episode. It's a free association smorgasbord of brain stuff that will rattle your head.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    186 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (rebroadcast)

    186 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (rebroadcast)

    In Lori Gottlieb's new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, she opens with a quote from James Baldwin that reads, "Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch."

    In this episode, we talk about therapy, how it works, the misconceptions around it, and how people go from resisting change to embracing the behaviors required to alter their own thoughts and feelings when stuck in destructive, unhealthy loops. You'll also learn the difference between idiot compassion and wise compassion.

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    • 41 min
    185 - Masks

    185 - Masks

    In this episode we explore the psychology behind why some people don't want to wear masks, why they get angry at the idea, and why they sometimes take to the streets and city council meetings to voice that anger. Four guests help us to understand how masks, during a the COVID-19 pandemic, became politicized and what we can learn from this going forward to help prevent a similar reaction when it comes time to convince to public they should get vaccinated.

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    184 - The Blind Spots Between Us

    184 - The Blind Spots Between Us

    Our guest in this episode is Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, a disaster-avoidance expert who has spent more than 20 years training businesses how to de-bias themselves. 

    He is the author for Never Trust Your Gut and he is here to talk about his new book The Blind Spots Between Us.





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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

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1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

isabelasantos12 ,

So Insightful!

This is my favorite podcast ever since I started listening to podcasts regularly. Constantly bringing new interesting stories, alongside insightful expertise, every episode presents a new way to interpret the world! Definitely an exciting and fun, yet curious and knowledgeable show.

Zach959 ,

Amazing

Great show, I wish all shows could have the experts on. I can’t say I love listening to a man eat a cookie, however some of the recipes are bomb if you try them!

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Philosophers’ Fave

This podcast is one of my philosophy club’s faves. We’ve used it in discussions of cognitive biases, street epistemology, ethics (of debate, medicine, law, etc.), and....podcast-making: YANSS is so well produced, we’ve used it as an artistic model. We are now less dumb AND more beautiful. :)

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