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“When Experts Attack!” fights misinformation, zaps half-truths, and sets the record straight. Each episode is a conversation with a specialist in science, art, society or health, for example. Hear guests answer the question: "Hey, what does everybody get wrong about what you do?"

When Experts Attack‪!‬ When Experts Attack!

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

“When Experts Attack!” fights misinformation, zaps half-truths, and sets the record straight. Each episode is a conversation with a specialist in science, art, society or health, for example. Hear guests answer the question: "Hey, what does everybody get wrong about what you do?"

    Archaeology is science, pseudo-archaeology is nonsense

    Archaeology is science, pseudo-archaeology is nonsense

    Anthropologist John Hoopes has made it his personal and professional mission to ferret out pseudo-science in the field of archaeology. Specializing in the Mayan culture spanning the conjunction of North, Central and South America, Hoopes distinguishes between actual archaeology and “the stuff that you find in the grocery checkout counter or the airport book rack.”

    • 28 min
    Hollywood’s stereotypes of Black male teachers

    Hollywood’s stereotypes of Black male teachers

    Moviemakers have pigeonholed Black male teachers into stereotypical tropes for years. Education scholar Daniel Thomas III has researched popular films featuring Black male teachers and found many can boil down to a few main clichés, some of which date back centuries.

    • 36 min
    Death of the political apology

    Death of the political apology

    Politicians don’t say "I'm sorry" for anything anymore. We explore why with Brett Bricker, a national-champion debater and debate coach who researches argumentation and political rhetoric.

    • 26 min
    Kansas once incarcerated women for having sex

    Kansas once incarcerated women for having sex

    Seen by some today as a bastion of women’s rights, Kansas once locked up more than 5,000 women for contracting venereal disease, thanks to a law that seems to have been applied only to women. Guest Nikki Perry, author of “Policing Sex in the Sunflower State,” explains how this happened.

    • 23 min
    Good basketball shooting can be coached. Here’s how

    Good basketball shooting can be coached. Here’s how

    Basketball coaches have a million tips on how to be a better shooter. Guest Dimitrije Cabarkapa says scientific evidence shows which are best. Keeping your elbow tucked in, bending your knees — data show these “coaching cues” are better than others.

    • 35 min
    Social media isn’t stealing our face-to-face time

    Social media isn’t stealing our face-to-face time

    There’s been a drop in how much time people around the world spend in face-to-face interaction, but guest Jeffrey Hall says don’t blame social media. It might be our jobs and commutes taking time from in-person get-togethers.

    • 11 min

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