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#496 Anti-Intellectualism: Down With the Scientist!


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Podcast: Science for the People
Episode: #496 Anti-Intellectualism: Down With the Scientist!
Episode pub date: 2018-10-19


This week we get to the bottom of anti-intellectualism. We’ll be speaking with David Robson, senior journalist at BBC Future, about misology — the hatred of reason and argument — and how it may be connected to distrust of intellectuals. Then we’ll speak with Bruno Takahashi, associate professor of environmental journalism and communication at Michigan State University, about how the way we consume media affects our scientific knowledge and how we feel about scientists and the press.

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#504 The Art of Logic


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Podcast: Science for the People
Episode: #504 The Art of Logic
Episode pub date: 2018-12-14


How can mathematics help us have better arguments? This week we spend the hour with “The Art of Logic in an Illogical World” author, mathematician Eugenia Cheng, as she makes her case that the logic of mathematics can combine with emotional resonance to allow us to have better debates and arguments. Along the way we learn a lot about rigorous logic using arguments you’re probably having every day, while also learning a lot about our own underlying beliefs and assumptions.

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#448 Pavlov (Rebroadcast)


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Podcast: Science for the People
Episode: #448 Pavlov (Rebroadcast)
Episode pub date: 2017-11-17


This week, we’re learning about the life and work of a groundbreaking physiologist whose work on learning and instinct is familiar worldwide, and almost universally misunderstood. We’ll spend the hour with Daniel Todes, Ph.D, Professor of History of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, discussing his book “Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science.” 

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