16 episodes

Laci Green explores noteworthy perspectives on society, human behavior, and the internet.

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    • Social Sciences
    • 4.8 • 68 Ratings

Laci Green explores noteworthy perspectives on society, human behavior, and the internet.

    The Stoic Challenge

    The Stoic Challenge

    How do you handle the setbacks in your life? Laci and Bill discuss practical Stoic techniques to find greater resilience and strength in the face of life's challenges. 

    Conversation topics include our need for social approval, righteous anger and victimhood, dealing with failure and rejection, declining civility, an unusual approach to grief, the trappings of consumerism, and what it truly means to embrace our circumstances.

    • 44 min
    Mask Hysteria

    Mask Hysteria

    Perhaps the biggest threat in a pandemic is not the virus itself...but how we react to it.

    Last year, Dr. Steven Taylor predicted what would happen in the next pandemic with astonishing accuracy. In this episode, Laci and Steve discuss media distortion, the politicization of masks, backlash to mandates, American individualism vs. collectivism, the upcoming anti-vax crisis, personality types prone to mask hesitance, depressive realism vs. optimism bias, and what the past predicts about the future.

    • 22 min
    Anonymity vs. Cancel Culture

    Anonymity vs. Cancel Culture

    Anonymity is blamed for some of the worst behavior online. Should everyone be forced to reveal their true identity instead?

    In this episode, Laci contends that anonymity isn't the boogeyman it's made out to be. She is joined by Scott Alexander from Slate Star Codex to discuss his crisis over a forced doxxing at the New York Times, the double edged sword of cancel culture, China's censorship problem, internet trolls, group think, and why we struggle with self control online.

    • 13 min
    The End of Policing?

    The End of Policing?

    Is policing as we know it on the way out? In this episode, we discuss the militarization of the police, whether we should defund police departments, and what it will take to move forward in the wake of so much state-sanctioned violence and trauma.

    Featuring Mecole Jordan-McBride of NYU'S Policing Project at www.policingproject.org

    • 26 min
    It's A Conspiracy!

    It's A Conspiracy!

    Are we living through the golden age of conspiracy theories? Laci Green takes a closer look at the psychology of conspiracy theories, the internet rabbit hole, and what we can learn from real conspiracies.

    Featuring Dr. Joe Uscinski.

    • 20 min
    Till Death Do Us Part

    Till Death Do Us Part

    Laci Green explores the myriad ways that existential anxiety may affect human behavior. She is joined by Dr. Jeff Greenberg, one of the original researchers behind Terror Management Theory. She explores what Terror Management Theory is, and how our belief systems and self esteem help us to live forever.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

kady.123 ,

Yes.

Listen, I’m funny about my podcasts. But this one is AMAZING! It has a slightly sporadic posting schedule but it’s informative and fun and I look forward to it because it makes me happy. 10/10 would recommend.

Riah_H ,

I LOVE this

I was never the biggest fan of her YouTube channel, but I love her podcast. I’ve been listening to all the old episodes at work until I catch up. She chooses such interesting topics and guests for each one!

Snuglikeabuginarug ,

I recommend this to everyone I know

Insightful, fun, thought provoking, critical to my podcast recommendations for everyone I know!

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