Pod Paper Scissors considers the glitches in our society due to the hidden games in everyday human interactions. Each week, hosts Ben Klemens and Liz Landau discuss a different topic relating to social interaction including markets, politics, trends, and other core facets of our society, in a causal conversation format with original songs and interviews with knowledgeable guests.
The Centipede Made Me Do It
When your interaction with another person has an end date, like moving out of a shared apartment, do you still do the dishes? In this episode we talk about repeated prisoner's dilemmas when and end is in sight, and how things fall apart.
Who does the dishes?
The real world is full of "repeated prisoners' dilemmas" in which we face the same situations over and over with the same people. In this episode we discuss the optimal solutions, going all the way back to a contest that required people to mail in computer code.
Home Buyin' Blues
Buying a house isn't as straightforward as offering a price. Contracts are malleable, and buyer and seller are also negotiating who will bear the risks. Learn how game theory underlies this process.
The Bidding Bug
We discuss a different kind of auction: the second price auction. It resolves many of the problems of the usual auctions, but the game is played a little differently.
Pants on Sale
Sometimes winners feel like losers. In this episode we talk about auctions, including the concept of the winner's curse and Memorial Day sales.
I Want What You Want
Why does money have value? Why did every child want a Furby for one holiday season? On this episode, we explore how people's preferences are shaped by what they think other people want.
Best game theory podcast out there!
Awesomely nerdy takes on real life interactions.
League of their own
Only podcast I know on game theory!!! Liz and Ben are engaging and interesting. I’d put money on you liking it!