54 episodes

“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 • 13 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?"

    People mimic Southern accents

    People mimic Southern accents

    Linguist Lacey Wade has discovered many of us shift our speech in expectation of what others might sound like, especially in respect to the U.S. Southern accent.

    • 16 min
    Culture shapes how our brains learn

    Culture shapes how our brains learn

    People don’t learn the same way everywhere — in large part this comes down to culture. Guest Michael Orosco says new culturally responsive studies in neuroscience show working memory, executive function and other cognitive functions are influenced by how we grew up, where we were raised and the languages we speak.

    • 23 min
    Wrongful convictions are political

    Wrongful convictions are political

    Public policy expert Kevin Mullinix discusses how policy reforms to reduce wrongful convictions depend on political sentiments in any given U.S. state, along with leanings of the governor and sway held by innocence-advocacy groups.

    • 22 min
    AI is an elephant in the classroom

    AI is an elephant in the classroom

    Kathryn Conrad, University of Kansas professor of English, says artificial intelligence can no longer safely be ignored in academia. It’s better, she believes, to try to establish some guideposts in a wild and wooly AI frontier.

    • 37 min
    Incentive resentment

    Incentive resentment

    Robert McDonald resents the intrusion of incentives into virtually every facet of modern life, from healthcare to education to the legal system. He lays out how this happened and offers ways to counter the false choices offered from on high.

    • 26 min
    AI belongs in the classroom

    AI belongs in the classroom

    While many reasonable people fear possible disruptions from artificial intelligence like ChatGPT and its brethren, others look to seize its potential. Jamie Basham argues banning the technology from schools is not the answer — especially so for students living with disabilities.

    • 30 min

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