114 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 • 32 Ratings

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

    Erika Hall

    Erika Hall

    Just Enough Research author Erika Hall and I discuss the pitfalls of polling, the need for humility in research, James Baldwin, and why design needs to interrogate capitalism. And that's just for starters.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Mike Monteiro Returns

    Mike Monteiro Returns

    On this episode we talk once again to Ruined by Design author Mike Monteiro about the value of discomfort, the need for workers to organize, and why folks who look like him should absolutely not be deciding the future.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Eileen Webb

    Eileen Webb

    In this episode I talk to content strategist and speaker Eileen Webb about ethics, trauma-informed bias, and how hard it is to measure values.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Alex Hillman

    Alex Hillman

    In this episode I chat with Tiny MBA author Alex Hillman about the psychology of money, our false assumptions about business, and what we can learn from the 90's sitcom "Dinosaurs".

    • 52 min
    Malaika Carpenter

    Malaika Carpenter

    We chat with content strategist and comedy event organizer Malaika Carpenter about bias in comedy, the value of plain language, and how our language choices change how we design.

    • 55 min
    Margot Bloomstein

    Margot Bloomstein

    In this episode, I talk with content strategist, speaker, and author Margot Bloomstein about her upcoming book Trustworthy and how brands and even governments can build trust in a cynical time by leaning into their values and showing vulnerability at scale.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 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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