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Podcast Profile: Rationally Speaking Podcast

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263 episodes
2010 to 2021
Median: 51 minutes
Collection: SciPhi-Adjacent


Description (podcaster-provided):

Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor!
We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them."Rationally Speaking was co-created with Massimo Pigliucci, is produced by Benny Pollak, and is recorded in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science vs. pseudoscience • Economics and poverty • AI and technology • Politics and democracy • Human behavior and psychology • Ethics and morality • Education and social issues • Future of humanity

Rationally Speaking is a bi-weekly podcast that delves into a diverse array of topics at the intersection of reason, skepticism, and humor. Helmed by host Julia Galef, the show features conversations with a wide range of guests, including economists, philosophers, scientists, and public intellectuals. The overarching aim is to navigate and demarcate the often-blurred lines between science and pseudoscience, rationality and fallacy, bringing a skeptical lens to various subjects.

The podcast frequently tackles societal and philosophical quandaries, offering deep dives into issues such as economic strategies for alleviating poverty, the ethics of contentious laws, and the societal impacts of polarization. It also grapples with existential risks, technological advancements, and their associated ethical concerns, engaging listeners in discussions about the future of humanity and the potential hazards posed by developments in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and environmental changes.

Many episodes explore the interplay between policy, economics, and social welfare. Discussions include the merits and drawbacks of financial solutions like cash transfers, the dynamics of labor markets exemplified by gig economy debates, and the far-reaching consequences of public policies on different demographic cohorts. The show often revisits themes of justice and morality, from the justification of violence to the tenets underlying meritocracy and open borders.

In addition to exploring societal issues, the podcast delves into the philosophy of science, shedding light on the methodologies and biases that influence research and public opinion. Topics like the replication crisis in psychology, the validity of statistical claims, and the ethical considerations in scientific advancements are recurrent.

Across its episodes, Rationally Speaking consistently emphasizes critical thinking and intellectual honesty, encouraging its audience to scrutinize commonly held beliefs and approach complex issues with a balanced, evidence-based perspective. The podcast aligns with the Enlightenment ideal of questioning established norms and strives to foster a culture of reasoned debate and thoughtful inquiry.


Episodes:
Episode Image Is cash the best way to help the poor? (Michael Faye)
2021-Dec-23
52 minutes
Episode Image Humanity on the precipice (Toby Ord)
2021-Dec-10
68 minutes
Episode Image Dangerous biological research - is it worth it? (Kevin Esvelt)
2021-Nov-30
67 minutes
Episode Image Why we're polarized (Ezra Klein)
2021-Nov-05
78 minutes
Episode Image The genetic lottery (Kathryn Paige Harden)
2021-Oct-15
64 minutes
Episode Image How to reason about COVID, and other hard things (Kelsey Piper)
2021-Sep-14
77 minutes
Episode Image "Price gouging" in emergencies
2021-Aug-19
52 minutes
Episode Image How to be a data detective (Tim Harford)
2021-Jun-10
62 minutes
Episode Image Are Uber and Lyft drivers being exploited?
2021-Apr-09
61 minutes
Episode Image Unfair laws / Why judges should be originalists (William Baude)
2021-Mar-19
63 minutes
Episode Image Intellectual honesty, cryptocurrency, & more (Vitalik Buterin)
2021-Mar-04
76 minutes
Episode Image Understanding moral disagreements (Jonathan Haidt)
2021-Feb-18
66 minutes
Episode Image The case for one billion Americans, & more (Matt Yglesias)
2021-Feb-03
100 minutes
Episode Image What’s wrong with tech companies banning people? (Julian Sanchez)
2021-Jan-20
56 minutes
Episode Image The case for racial colorblindness (Coleman Hughes)
2021-Jan-05
70 minutes
Episode Image Are Democrats being irrational? (David Shor)
2020-Dec-22
81 minutes
Episode Image The moral limits of markets / The problem with meritocracy (Michael Sandel)
2020-Dec-08
59 minutes
Episode Image Deaths of despair / Effective altruism (Angus Deaton)
2020-Nov-24
64 minutes
Episode Image Are Boomers to blame for Millennials' struggles?
2020-Nov-09
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #244 - Stephanie Lepp and Buster Benson on "Seeing other perspectives, with compassion"
2019-Nov-30
42 minutes
Rationally Speaking #243 - Bryan Caplan on "The Case for Open Borders"
2019-Nov-12
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #242 - Keith Frankish on "Why consciousness is an illusion"
2019-Oct-29
43 minutes
Rationally Speaking #241 - Thibault Le Texier on "Debunking the Stanford Prison Experiment"
2019-Oct-15
54 minutes
Rationally Speaking #240 - David Manheim on "Goodhart's Law and why metrics fail"
2019-Sep-17
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #239 - Saloni Dattani on "The debate over whether male and female brains are different"
2019-Sep-03
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #238 - Razib Khan on "Stuff I've Been Wrong About"
2019-Aug-20
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #237 - Andy Przybylski on "Is screen time bad for you?"
2019-Aug-06
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #236 - Alex Tabarrok on "Why are the Prices So D*mn High?"
2019-Jul-23
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #235 - Tage Rai on "Why people think their violence is morally justified"
2019-Jun-25
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #234 - Dylan Matthews on "Global poverty has fallen, but what should we conclude from that?"
2019-May-28
77 minutes
Rationally Speaking #233 - Clive Thompson on "The culture of coding, and how it’s changing the world"
2019-May-13
57 minutes
Rationally Speaking #232 - Tyler Cowen on "Defending big business against its critics"
2019-Apr-30
64 minutes
Rationally Speaking #231 - Helen Toner on "Misconceptions about China and artificial intelligence"
2019-Apr-16
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #230 - Kelsey Piper on “Big picture journalism: covering the topics that matter in the long run”
2019-Apr-02
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #229 - John Nerst on "Erisology, the study of disagreement"
2019-Mar-19
64 minutes
Rationally Speaking #228 - William Gunn and Alex Holcombe on "Is Elsevier helping or hurting scientific progress?"
2019-Mar-05
58 minutes
Rationally Speaking #227 - Sarah Haider on "Dissent and free speech"
2019-Feb-18
58 minutes
Rationally Speaking #226 - Rob Wiblin on "An updated view of the best ways to help humanity"
2019-Feb-05
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #225 - Neerav Kingsland on "The case for charter schools"
2019-Jan-21
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #224 - Rick Nevin on "The long-term effects of lead on crime"
2019-Jan-07
60 minutes
Rationally Speaking #223 - Chris Fraser on "The Mohists, ancient China's philosopher warriors"
2018-Dec-17
43 minutes
Rationally Speaking #222 - Spencer Greenberg and Seth Cottrell on "Ask a Mathematician, Ask a Physicist"
2018-Dec-03
57 minutes
Rationally Speaking #221 - Rob Reich on "Is philanthropy bad for democracy?"
2018-Nov-14
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #220 - Peter Eckersley on "Tough choices on privacy and artificial intelligence"
2018-Oct-28
62 minutes
Rationally Speaking #219 - Jason Collins on "A skeptical take on behavioral economics"
2018-Oct-15
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #218 - Chris Auld on "Good and bad critiques of economics"
2018-Oct-01
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #217 - Aviv Ovadya on "The problem of false, biased, and artificial news"
2018-Sep-16
38 minutes
Rationally Speaking #216 - Diana Fleischman on "Being a transhumanist evolutionary psychologist"
2018-Sep-03
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #215 - Anders Sandberg on "Thinking about the long-term future of humanity"
2018-Aug-20
43 minutes
Rationally Speaking #214 - Anthony Aguirre on "Predicting the future of science and tech, with Metaculus"
2018-Aug-06
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #213 - Dean Simonton on "The causes of scientific and artistic genius"
2018-Jul-22
66 minutes
Rationally Speaking #212 - Ed Boyden on "How to invent game-changing technologies"
2018-Jul-09
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #211 - Sabine Hossenfelder on "The case against beauty in physics"
2018-Jun-25
42 minutes
Rationally Speaking #210 - Stuart Ritchie on "Conceptual objections to IQ testing"
2018-Jun-11
57 minutes
Rationally Speaking #209 - Christopher Chabris on "Collective intelligence & the ethics of A/B tests"
2018-May-28
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #208 - Annie Duke on "Thinking in bets"
2018-May-13
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #207 - Alison Gopnik on "The wrong way to think about parenting, plus the downsides of modernity"
2018-Apr-30
63 minutes
Rationally Speaking #206 - Kal Turnbull on "Change My View"
2018-Apr-15
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #205 - Michael Webb on "Are ideas getting harder to find?"
2018-Apr-02
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #204 - Simine Vazire on "Reforming psychology, and self-awareness"
2018-Mar-19
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #203 - Stephen Webb on "Where is Everybody? Solutions to the Fermi Paradox."
2018-Mar-05
40 minutes
Rationally Speaking #202 - Bryan Caplan on "The Case Against Education"
2018-Feb-19
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #201 - Ben Buchanan on "The Cybersecurity Dilemma"
2018-Feb-05
44 minutes
Rationally Speaking #200 - Timothy Lee on "How much should tech companies moderate speech?"
2018-Jan-22
44 minutes
Rationally Speaking #199 - Jessica Flanigan on "Why people should have the right to self-medicate"
2018-Jan-08
42 minutes
Rationally Speaking #198 - Timur Kuran on "Private Truths and Public Lies"
2017-Dec-11
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #197 - Doug Hubbard on "Why people think some things can’t be quantified (and why they’re wrong)"
2017-Nov-13
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #196 - Eric Schwitzgebel on "Weird ideas and opaque minds"
2017-Oct-30
65 minutes
Rationally Speaking #195 - Zach Weinersmith on "Emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything"
2017-Oct-15
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #194 - Robert Wright on "Why Buddhism is True"
2017-Oct-02
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #193 - Eric Jonas on "Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor?"
2017-Sep-18
64 minutes
Rationally Speaking #192 - Jesse Singal on “The problems with implicit bias tests”
2017-Sep-03
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #191 - Seth Stephens-Davidowitz on "What the internet can tell us about human nature" (Fixed)
2017-Aug-21
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #190 - Amanda Askell on "Pascal's Wager and other low risks with high stakes"
2017-Aug-06
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #189 - Stephan Guyenet on "What causes obesity?"
2017-Jul-23
66 minutes
Rationally Speaking #188 - Robert Kurzban on "Being strategically wrong"
2017-Jul-09
45 minutes
Rationally Speaking #187 - Jason Weeden on "Do people vote based on self-interest?"
2017-Jun-26
62 minutes
Rationally Speaking #186 - Tania Lombrozo on "Why we evolved the urge to explain"
2017-Jun-11
68 minutes
Rationally Speaking #185 - Hans Noel on "The role of ideology in politics"
2017-May-28
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #184 - Gregory Clark on "What caused the industrial revolution?"
2017-May-14
66 minutes
Rationally Speaking #183 - L. A. Paul on "Transformative Experiences"
2017-Apr-30
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #182 - Spencer Greenberg on "How online research can be faster, better, and more useful"
2017-Apr-16
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #181 - William MacAskill on "Moral Uncertainty"
2017-Apr-02
54 minutes
Rationally Speaking #180 - David Roodman on "The Worm Wars"
2017-Mar-20
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #179 - Dani Rodrik on "Is economics more art or science?"
2017-Mar-06
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #178 - Tim Urban on "Trying to live well, as semi-rational animals"
2017-Feb-20
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #177 - Dylan Matthews on "The science and ethics of kidney donation"
2017-Feb-05
44 minutes
Rationally Speaking #176 - Jason Brennan on "Against democracy"
2017-Jan-22
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #175 - Chris Blattman on "Do sweatshops reduce poverty?"
2017-Jan-08
57 minutes
Rationally Speaking #174 - John Ioannidis on "What happened to Evidence-based medicine?"
2016-Dec-11
45 minutes
Rationally Speaking #173 - Brendan Nyhan on "What can we learn from the election?"
2016-Nov-27
39 minutes
Rationally Speaking #172 - Brian Nosek on "Why science needs openness"
2016-Nov-13
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #171 - Scott Aaronson on "The ethics and strategy of vote trading"
2016-Oct-30
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #170 - Will Wilkinson on "Social justice and political philosophy"
2016-Oct-16
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #169 - Owen Cotton-Barratt on "Thinking About Humanity's Far Future"
2016-Oct-02
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #168 - Don Moore on "Overconfidence"
2016-Sep-18
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #167 - Samuel Arbesman on "Why technology is becoming too complex"
2016-Sep-04
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #166 - Eric Schwitzgebel on "Why you should expect the truth to be crazy"
2016-Aug-21
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #165 - Robert Frank on "Success and Luck"
2016-Aug-07
56 minutes
Rationally Speaking #164 - James Evans on "Using meta-knowledge to learn how science works"
2016-Jul-24
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #163 - Gregg Caruso on "Free Will and Moral Responsibility"
2016-Jul-10
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #162 - Sean Carroll on "Poetic Naturalism"
2016-Jun-26
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #161 - Tom Griffiths and Brian Christian on "Algorithms to Live By"
2016-Jun-12
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #160 - Live at NECSS -- Jacob Appel on "Tackling bioethical dilemmas"
2016-May-29
67 minutes
Rationally Speaking #159 - Colin Allen on "Do fish feel pain?"
2016-May-15
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #158 - Dr. George Ainslie on "Negotiating with your future selves"
2016-May-01
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #157 - Dr. Herculano-Houzel on "What made the human brain special?"
2016-Apr-17
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #156 - David McRaney on "Why it’s so hard to change someone’s mind"
2016-Apr-03
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #155 - Uri Simonsohn on "Detecting fraud in social science"
2016-Mar-20
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #154 - Tom Griffiths on "Why your brain might be rational after all"
2016-Mar-06
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #153 - Dr. Vinay Prasad on "Why so much of what we 'know' about medicine is wrong"
2016-Feb-21
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #152 - Dan Fincke on "The pros and cons of civil disagreement"
2016-Feb-07
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #151 - Maria Konnikova on "Why everyone falls for con artists"
2016-Jan-24
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #150 - Elizabeth Loftus on "The malleability of human memory"
2016-Jan-10
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #149 - Susan Gelman on "How essentialism shapes our thinking"
2015-Dec-13
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #148 - David Kyle Johnson on "The Myths that Stole Christmas"
2015-Nov-29
45 minutes
Rationally Speaking #147 - Andrew Gelman on "Why do Americans vote the way they do?"
2015-Nov-15
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #146 - Jesse Richardson on "The pros and cons of making fallacies famous"
2015-Nov-01
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #145 - Phil Tetlock on "Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction"
2015-Oct-18
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #144 - Bryan Caplan on "Does parenting matter?"
2015-Oct-04
63 minutes
Rationally Speaking #143 - Scott Aaronson on "The theorem that proves rationalists can't disagree"
2015-Sep-20
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #142 - Paul Bloom on "The case against empathy"
2015-Sep-06
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #141 - Dan Sperber on "The Argumentative Theory of reason"
2015-Aug-23
56 minutes
Rationally Speaking #140 - Kenny Easwaran on "Newcomb's Paradox and the tragedy of rationality"
2015-Aug-09
54 minutes
Rationally Speaking #139 - Eric Schwitzgebel on "Moral hypocrisy: why doesn't knowing about ethics make people more ethical?"
2015-Jul-26
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #138 - Ian Morris on, "Why the West rules -- for now"
2015-Jul-12
54 minutes
Rationally Speaking #137 - Marc Lipsitch on, "Should scientists try to create dangerous viruses?"
2015-Jun-28
44 minutes
Rationally Speaking #136 - David Roodman on Why Microfinance Won't Cure Global Poverty
2015-Jun-15
42 minutes
Rationally Speaking #135 - Robin Hanson on: "Most human behavior is signaling"
2015-May-31
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #134 - Michael Shermer on: "Science drives moral progress"
2015-May-17
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #133 - Sean Carroll on "The Many Worlds Interpretatioln Is Probably Correct"
2015-May-03
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #132 - Live From NECSS 2015
2015-Apr-21
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #131 - James Randi on Being An Honest Liar
2015-Apr-05
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #130 - The Atheists Own 10 Commandments
2015-Mar-22
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #129 - Would the World Be a Better Place Without Religion?
2015-Mar-08
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #128 - 5th Anniversary Live Show
2015-Feb-26
69 minutes
Rationally Speaking #127 - Elise Crull on Philosophy of Physics
2015-Feb-08
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #126 - Preston Bost on Crazy Beliefs, Sane Believers
2015-Jan-25
43 minutes
Rationally Speaking #125 - The Quantified Self
2015-Jan-18
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #124 - Stoicism
2014-Dec-28
60 minutes
Rationally Speaking #123 - Daniel Lakens on P-Hacking and Other Problems in Psychology Research
2014-Dec-14
45 minutes
Rationally Speaking #122 - The Science and Philosophy of Humor
2014-Dec-01
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #121 - Benjamin Todd on 80,000 Hours
2014-Nov-16
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #120 - Nihilism
2014-Nov-02
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #119 - Aaron James on Assholes (and Bitches)
2014-Oct-22
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #118 - Live From Baruch College With Dr. Steven Novella
2014-Oct-05
110 minutes
Rationally Speaking #117 - Maria Konnikova on How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
2014-Sep-21
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #116 - Jim Baggott and Massimo on Farewell to Reality
2014-Sep-07
28 minutes
Rationally Speaking #115 - Maarten Boudry and Massimo On the Difference Between Science and Pseudoscience
2014-Aug-24
33 minutes
Rationally Speaking #114 - Massimo and Julia Go Freestyle
2014-Aug-10
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #113 - The Turing Test
2014-Jul-27
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #112 - Race: Just a Social Construct?
2014-Jul-13
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #111 - Human Nature
2014-Jun-29
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #110 - Scientia, the Unity of Knowledge
2014-Jun-15
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #109 - Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on Plato at the Googleplex
2014-Jun-01
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #108 - Suicide
2014-May-18
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #107 - MOOCs
2014-May-04
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #106 - Live From NECSS With Lawrence Krauss
2014-Apr-20
62 minutes
Rationally Speaking #105 - Greta Christina on Coming Out Atheist
2014-Apr-06
59 minutes
Rationally Speaking #104 - Edward Frenkel on Love and Math
2014-Mar-24
48 minutes
Episode Image Rationally Speaking #103 - Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why He Doesn't Call Himself an Atheist
2014-Mar-09
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #102 - Zach Weinersmith on His "SMBC" Webcomic
2014-Feb-23
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #101 - Max Tegmark on the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis
2014-Feb-09
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #100 - Live Q&A: Massimo and Julia Answer Everything!
2014-Jan-27
79 minutes
Rationally Speaking #99 - Judith Schlesinger Exposes the Myth of the Mad Genius
2013-Dec-22
43 minutes
Rationally Speaking #98 - Jerome Wakefield on Psychiatric Diagnoses: Science or Pseudoscience?
2013-Dec-08
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #97 - Peter Singer on Being a Utilitarian in the Real World
2013-Nov-25
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #96 - Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld on the Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience
2013-Nov-10
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #95 - Gerard O'Brien On the Computational Theory of Mind
2013-Oct-27
56 minutes
Rationally Speaking #94 - Maarten Boudry on Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem
2013-Oct-03
60 minutes
Rationally Speaking #93 - Dr. Michael E. Mann On The Science Of Climate Change
2013-Sep-29
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #92 - Dr. Paul Offit On Believing in Magic
2013-Sep-15
45 minutes
Rationally Speaking #91 - Kendrick Frazier On Skeptical Inquiry
2013-Sep-01
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #90 - On Wine, Water, and Audio
2013-Jun-30
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #89 - Online Dating
2013-Jun-16
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #88 - Mario Livio on Brilliant Blunders
2013-Jun-03
43 minutes
Rationally Speaking #87 - Sean Carroll on Naturalism
2013-May-19
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #86 - Live From NECSS With Jim Holt On Why Does the World Exist?
2013-May-05
65 minutes
Rationally Speaking #85 - Live From NECSS With Michael Shermer On the Role of Science in Morality
2013-Apr-21
36 minutes
Rationally Speaking #84 - Stephen Asma On the Myth of Universal Love
2013-Apr-07
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #83 - Samuel Arbesman On The Half-Life of Facts
2013-Mar-25
45 minutes
Rationally Speaking #82 - It's Not Easy Being Green
2013-Mar-10
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #81 - Live! Ben Goldacre on Bad Pharma
2013-Feb-24
63 minutes
Rationally Speaking #80 - Dear Abby
2013-Feb-10
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #79 - Chris Mooney on The Republican War on Science
2013-Jan-27
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #78 - Intelligence and Personality Testing
2013-Jan-13
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #77 - Victoria Pitts-Taylor on Feminism and Science
2012-Dec-30
55 minutes
Episode Image Rationally Speaking #76 - Crowdsourcing and the Wisdom of Crowds
2012-Dec-16
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #75 - When Scientists Kill
2012-Dec-02
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #74 - Live! John Shook on Philosophy of Religion
2012-Nov-18
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #73 - Answers for Aristotle
2012-Nov-04
73 minutes
Rationally Speaking #72 - Graham Priest on Paradoxes and Paraconsistent Logic
2012-Oct-21
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #71 - On Science Fiction and Philosophy
2012-Oct-07
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #70 - Graham Priest on Buddhism and Other Asian Philosophies
2012-Sep-23
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #69 - James Ladyman on Metaphysics
2012-Sep-09
61 minutes
Rationally Speaking #68 - Applied Rationality
2012-Aug-26
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #67 - Freudianism as Pseudoscience, With Assorted Comments on Masturbation and Castration...
2012-Aug-12
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #66 - Matthew Hutson on The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking
2012-Jul-29
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #65 - Philosophical Shock Tactics
2012-Jul-15
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #64 - Jesse Prinz on Looking Beyond Human Nature
2012-Jul-01
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #63 - Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
2012-Jun-17
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #62 - Patricia Churchland on What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality
2012-Jun-04
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #61 - Willpower
2012-May-20
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #60 - Q&A With Massimo and Julia
2012-May-06
63 minutes
Rationally Speaking #59 - Live at NECSS: David Kyle Johnson on the Simulation Argument
2012-Apr-25
69 minutes
Rationally Speaking #58 - Intuition
2012-Apr-08
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #57 - Peer Review
2012-Mar-25
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #56 - Howard Schneider on Science News Literacy
2012-Mar-11
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #55 - Spirituality
2012-Feb-27
55 minutes
Rationally Speaking #54 - The 'isms' Episode
2012-Feb-12
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #53 - Parapsychology
2012-Jan-30
57 minutes
Rationally Speaking #52 - Donald Prothero on the Holocaust-Deniers' Playbook
2012-Jan-16
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #51 - Joseph Heath on Economics Without Illusions
2012-Jan-01
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #50 - Neurobabble
2011-Dec-18
53 minutes
Rationally Speaking #49 - Eugenie C. Scott on Denialism of Climate Change and Evolution
2011-Dec-04
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #48 - Philosophical Counseling
2011-Nov-20
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #47 - SETI
2011-Nov-06
54 minutes
Rationally Speaking #46 - The Varieties of Skepticism
2011-Oct-23
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #45 - Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on Spinoza, Göedl, and Theories of Everything
2011-Oct-09
54 minutes
Rationally Speaking #44 - Fluff that Works
2011-Sep-25
52 minutes
Rationally Speaking #43 - Women in Skepticism
2011-Sep-11
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #42 - On the Limits of Reason
2011-Aug-28
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #41 - Robert Zaretsky on Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding
2011-Aug-14
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #40 - Q&A With Massimo and Julia
2011-Jul-31
65 minutes
Rationally Speaking #39 - The Science and Philosophy of Free Will
2011-Jul-17
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #38 - Holden Karnofsky on Evidence-based Philanthropy
2011-Jul-03
43 minutes
Rationally Speaking #37 - The Science and Philosophy of Happiness
2011-Jun-19
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #36 - Why Should We Care About Teaching the Humanities?
2011-Jun-05
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #35 - What is Philosophy of Science Good for?
2011-May-22
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #34 - Celebrities and the Damage They Can Do
2011-May-08
50 minutes
Rationally Speaking #33 - Live at NECSS: New Dilemmas in Bioethics
2011-Apr-24
64 minutes
Rationally Speaking #32 - Value-free Science?
2011-Apr-10
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #31 - Vegetarianism
2011-Mar-27
51 minutes
Rationally Speaking #30 - Cordelia Fine on Delusions of Gender
2011-Mar-13
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #29 - Q&A Live!
2011-Feb-27
66 minutes
Rationally Speaking #28 - Live! How To Tell Science From Bunk
2011-Feb-13
49 minutes
Rationally Speaking #27 - The Perihelinox Episode, With Historian Timothy Alborn on Anniversaries
2011-Jan-30
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #26 - Is Anthropology Still a Science?
2011-Jan-16
46 minutes
Rationally Speaking #25 - Q&A With Massimo and Julia
2011-Jan-02
63 minutes
Rationally Speaking #24 - Memetics!
2010-Dec-19
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #23 - Carol Tavris on Everybody Making Mistakes, Except Us...
2010-Dec-05
48 minutes
Rationally Speaking #22 - Steven Novella on Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science
2010-Nov-21
47 minutes
Rationally Speaking #21 - Joshua Knobe on Experimental Philosophy
2010-Nov-07
45 minutes
Rationally Speaking #20 - Q&A With Massimo and Julia
2010-Oct-24
63 minutes
Rationally Speaking #19 - Brendan Nyhan on False Beliefs that Refuse to Die
2010-Oct-10
30 minutes
Rationally Speaking #18 - Evolutionary Psychology
2010-Sep-26
31 minutes
Rationally Speaking #17 - Transhumanism
2010-Sep-12
33 minutes
Rationally Speaking #16 - Deferring to Experts
2010-Aug-29
34 minutes
Rationally Speaking #15 - Q&A With Massimo and Julia
2010-Aug-15
62 minutes
Rationally Speaking #14 - Jennifer Michael Hecht on Science, Religion, Happiness, and Other Myths
2010-Aug-01
33 minutes
Rationally Speaking #13 - Superstition, Is It Good For You?
2010-Jul-18
29 minutes
Rationally Speaking #12 - What About Thought Experiments?
2010-Jul-04
33 minutes
Rationally Speaking #11 - Guest Eugenie Scott on the Status of the Creationism and ID Wars
2010-Jun-20
37 minutes
Rationally Speaking #10 - Nonsense on Stilts
2010-Jun-06
31 minutes
Rationally Speaking #9 - When Smart People Endorse Pseudoscience
2010-May-23
31 minutes
Rationally Speaking #8 - The Anthropic Principle
2010-May-09
33 minutes
Rationally Speaking #7 - Peter Woit discusses whether string theory is “not even wrong”
2010-Apr-25
33 minutes
Rationally Speaking #6 - Fluffy Thinking
2010-Apr-10
33 minutes
Rationally Speaking #5 - Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Need for a Space Program
2010-Mar-28
33 minutes
Rationally Speaking #4 - The Great Atheist Debate Over the Limits of Science
2010-Mar-14
31 minutes
Rationally Speaking #3 - Can History Be a Science?
2010-Feb-28
28 minutes
Rationally Speaking #2 - Love, a Skeptical Inquiry
2010-Feb-14
33 minutes
Rationally Speaking #1 - Why be rational?
2010-Jan-21
32 minutes