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Welcome to the Alright-est social science podcast on the Internet! A book read/podcast where some psychologists go through open-source (if-available) psychology textbooks and offer commentary and real-world application on each topics. Sometimes with special guests!!!

Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/

Psychosocial Distancing Daniel Chadborn and Thomas Brooks

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Welcome to the Alright-est social science podcast on the Internet! A book read/podcast where some psychologists go through open-source (if-available) psychology textbooks and offer commentary and real-world application on each topics. Sometimes with special guests!!!

Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/

    Episode 101: Neo-Atheism: Trolling the Pastor, Individualism, and the Decline of Religious Belief

    Episode 101: Neo-Atheism: Trolling the Pastor, Individualism, and the Decline of Religious Belief

    Episode 101 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion.

    In this episode we discuss ATHIESM and why people leave the church. This begins our 4-episode run down on declining ritual and religious nones and why socially people might be leaving their churches. We talk about the modern atheist movement, founders, and muse on why people might turn away from religion. Honestly it’s a pretty shallow dive as there is just so much to unpack.

    PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/

    Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/

    Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy

    Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos

    Theological Perspective of the Week: Pantheism

    • 43 min
    Episode 100: 12 Rules for Screaming into the Void: An Antidote to Podcasting

    Episode 100: 12 Rules for Screaming into the Void: An Antidote to Podcasting

    Episode 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology and we are taking a break to pull back the curtain on the process and what we have learned in 100 episodes. We had bigger plans, but life happens. More religion, guests, and other things in the works as we push forward!!!

    12 Rules for Screaming into the Void:

    An Antidote to Podcasting

    1. Plan for Planning Fallacy (editing)

    2. But Don’t forget to Plan (guests/time zones/planning ahead

    3. Time is a construct; record to your heart’s content (Zimbardo/Milgram)

    4. Research your guests (big names)

    5. Create a Podcast Guest Doc: 1-2 Pages, stay still, be comfortable. Try to avoid guests who might hit a bong or do dishes mid recording

    6. Don’t watch your numbers

    7. Do it for you

    8. Routine is not bad (recurring Qs/Bias of the Week)

    9. See old friends and make new ones

    10. Clean your room.

    11. Don’t Micromanage your Guest; Unless they need you to

    12. Fake it till you make it.



    Some great Episodes:

    Memes Matter: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing/episodes/Episode-46-Memes-Matter-Libido--the-Internet--and-Freud-e12rrg2

    Milgram and Zimbardo: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing/episodes/Episode-9-Milgram-and-Zimbardo-ejhb1h

    Conspiracy Theories w/ Sinan Alper: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing/episodes/Episode-75-Corruption--Precarity--and-Schrdingers-Diana-w-Dr--Sinan-Alper-e1c7ima

    The Ig Nobel Prize w/Marc Abrahams: https://anchor.fm/psychosocialdistancing/episodes/Episode-79-Making-You-Laugh--Then-Making-You-Think-w-Marc-Abrahams-e1dvsgn



    PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/

    Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/

    Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy

    Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos

    Return of the Bias of the Week: Episode 54 Shout out! Planning Fallacy

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 99: Lovecraft and the Occult: A Conversation with John L. Steadman

    Episode 99: Lovecraft and the Occult: A Conversation with John L. Steadman

    Episode 99 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion.

    In this episode we discuss LOVECRAFT and OCCULTISM with John L. Steadman, author of Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson (2020) and H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition (2015). We discuss how Lovecraft influenced modern occultism, why individuals may be drawn to Lovecraft or Lovecraftian entities in their occult practices, utilization of magic in ritual, and some ranting about grading student papers.

    John L. Steadman’s Website: https://www.johnlsteadman.com/

    PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/

    Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/

    Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy

    Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos

    Theological Perspective of the Week: None, well, maybe its Lovecraftian Black Magic

    • 1 hr
    Episode 98: Working Hard, or Hardly Working: Protestant Work Ethic

    Episode 98: Working Hard, or Hardly Working: Protestant Work Ethic

    Episode 98 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion.

    In this episode we discuss THE PROTESTANT WORK ETHIC. So yeah, I guess its religion in that Protestant is in the name, but it’s more a discussion on how those early views have been shaped and warped into a worldview of hard work and no joy today. Is it a belief system, a modern religion, or something else. Join us as we discuss why we cant stop working and feel bad for having fun.

    PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/

    Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/

    Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy

    Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos

    Theological Perspective of the Week: Hellenism

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 97: Rambling About Raptures, Doomsday Prepping, and the End of the World

    Episode 97: Rambling About Raptures, Doomsday Prepping, and the End of the World

    Episode 97 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion.

    In this episode we discuss THE RAPTURE and other apocalyptic events! What happens when the world ends, what happens when predictions are made and then…well nothing. We posit some reasons why people predict and others believe in raptures and end times prophecies, discuss secular variations of them, and muse on Left Behind, Revelations, and other popularized raptures across history.

    PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/

    Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/

    Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy

    Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos

    Theological Perspective of the Week: Raelism

    Thoughts on predicting the rapture: https://www.raptureforums.com/jack-kinsella/predicting-the-unpredictable/

    List of predicted apocalypses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events

    Chilluminati Podcast on Raelians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPsVj_nGf1s

    • 51 min
    Episode 96: How Ritual Makes Us Human w/ Dr. Matt Rossano and Dr. Tracy Henley (Fixed Audio!)

    Episode 96: How Ritual Makes Us Human w/ Dr. Matt Rossano and Dr. Tracy Henley (Fixed Audio!)

    the original episode had not properly saved the guest portion of the audio. This is the full conversation with even more minimal editing than usual. A Snyder cut if you will. Enjoy.

    Episode 96 of our book read/podcast covering major topics in various fields of psychology moves us into PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION! This summer we are going to discuss religion from a psychological and historical perspective as we investigate the evolutionary origins and modern social systems of religion.

    In this episode we discuss RITUAL BEHAVIOR with Dr. Matt Rossano and Dr. Tracy Henley. While Dr. Rossano on his own is one of the most cited evolutionary psychology experts on ritual, combined with Dr. Henley they are some of the early founders of cognitive archology. We discuss ritual, hominid behavior, and modern shifts in communal and ritual behavior in one of our favorite interviews yet!

    PSD Website: https://psychosocialdistancingpodcast.com/

    Thomas' Webpage: https://sexography.org/

    Thomas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBrooks_SexPsy

    Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceInChaos

    Theological Perspective of the Week: The Hermanos Penitentes

    https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/hermanos-penitentes-southern-colorado-and-northern-new-mexico

    • 1 hr 13 min

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