103 episodes

The Cognitive Bias podcast explores the world of things we do that don't make any rational sense, one bias at a time.

The Cognitive Bias Podcast David Dylan Thomas

    • Education
    • 4.6, 29 Ratings

The Cognitive Bias podcast explores the world of things we do that don't make any rational sense, one bias at a time.

    Series Finale with Kiran Thomas

    Series Finale with Kiran Thomas

    In our final episode, we talk to my son, Kiran Thomas, about the biases in schoolwork, The Amazing World of Gumball, and why General Grievous is so misunderstood. Thanks to everyone for listening!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Myth of Online Advertising

    The Myth of Online Advertising

    Bias is so powerful, you can run a $300 billion industry on it.

    • 20 min
    How to Make Better Decisions

    How to Make Better Decisions

    After years of no solutions, we look at a few approaches for mitigating bias and applying some quality control to your decision-making.

    • 30 min
    Linguistic Bias

    Linguistic Bias

    For our 100th episode (yay!!), special guest Mbiyimoh Ghogomu walks us through some of the ways in which language influences our thinking without us even knowing it.

    • 58 min
    Zeigarnik Effect

    Zeigarnik Effect

    If something is unresolved, you'll remember it way better.

    • 5 min
    Decision Fatigue

    Decision Fatigue

    Even the most important decisions can succumb to hanger.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Jinxtown ,

Thanks for this

I had a chance to see David live on stage and he delivered a compelling talk around cognitive bias and how we can use that in how we design products and services

The_Deuce ,

Great concept, poor execution

👎👎👎

BGabita ,

Hilariously unselfconscious about how his own biases

The basic explanations are okay, but he then models irrational thinking and partisan bias with the commentary. You need a fair-minded, or least reflective person to do this instead. The podcast’s political commentary is moralistic, self-righteous, wildly partisan, and dangerously ignorant. Listen to the Kavanaugh episode if you want an example. He even provides a trigger warning (which cognitive bias is involved with “triggering”?)

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