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You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self delusion. In each episode, we explore what we've learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.

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You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self delusion. In each episode, we explore what we've learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.

    239 - You're Invited - Jon Levy

    239 - You're Invited - Jon Levy

    Our guest in this episode is the behavioral scientist Jon Levy who wrote a book titled You’re Invited, the Art and Science of Cultivating influence. The book details how Jon was able to convince groups of Nobel Laureates, Olympians, celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, and even a princess to not only give him advice, but cook him dinner, wash his dishes, sweep his floors, and then thank him for the experience. 


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    238 - Chess Queens - Jennifer Shahade

    238 - Chess Queens - Jennifer Shahade

    In this episode we sit down with Jennifer Shahade, a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, author, speaker, and professional poker player whose new book, Chess Queens, is the true story of the greatest female players of all time interwoven with her own experiences as a chess champion.


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    • 59 min
    237 - Reactance - Michele Belot

    237 - Reactance - Michele Belot

    New research suggests people on opposite sides of wedge issues want to listen to each other. We are each eager to hear differing opinions and understand opposing views, and when we do it can change our minds (at least a little), but only when we aren't triggered by the psychological phenomenon of reactance - one of several ideas we explore in this episode.


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    • 40 min
    236 - How Minds Change

    236 - How Minds Change

    In this episode I read an excerpt from my new book How Minds Change, a portion concerning how to change minds about abortion rights, and Chris Clearfield interviews me about that very same book - which is out now and available everywhere.


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    235 - Tough - Terry Crews

    235 - Tough - Terry Crews

    Terry Crews, actor, athlete, artist, President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Camacho, star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, host of America’s Got Talent - that Terry Crews joins us to discuss his new book, Tough. In the book, Terry shares the raw story of his quest to find the true meaning of toughness and in so doing fundamentally change his concept of himself by uprooting a deeply ingrained toxic masculinity and finally confronting his insecurities, painful memories, and limiting beliefs.

    Link to preorder How Minds Change: https://www.davidmcraney.com/howmindschangehome


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    234 - The Truth Wins - Tom Stafford

    234 - The Truth Wins - Tom Stafford

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    Deliberation. Debate. Conversation. Though it can feel like that’s what we are doing online as we trade arguments back and forth, most of the places where we currently gather make it much easier to produce arguments in isolation rather than evaluate them together in groups. The latest research suggests we will need much more of the latter if we hope to create a new, modern, functioning marketplace of ideas. In this episode, psychologist Tom Stafford takes us through his research into how to do just that.Show notes at: http://www.youarenotsosmart.com
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

vern mihill ,

Great stuff!

My favorite topic in a great podcast.

..And the intro music is amazing!

Jason Presagio ,

Massively overrated

I’ve seen this show mentioned and discussed and I can’t get over how little this show has to offer compared to other podcasts (especially other Science podcasts).

If you like science and the content of this show, check out The Jordan Harbinger Show, which is similar but heaps better in terms of execution and has a more likable host IMO. If you’re more nerdy, also check out Ologies with Allie Ward. I think you can safely skip this show, as half is fluff/fawning over the guest and unnecessary sound bytes. It seems like this guy just wants to market his books as opposed to producing a great podcast.

Yawn.

Fin and Munch ,

Great stuff!

Love the contents. Also, David has a great voice which is easy for my ear.

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