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Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

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Podcast by Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Podcast by Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

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United Kingdom

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Podcast by Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Twitter:

@IonaItalia

Language:

English


Episodes

77 - Sean B. Carroll - Revolutionising Our Understanding of Evo Biology [Public Limited Version]

1/24/2021
Note: Sean B. Carroll the evolutionary biologist and Sean M. Carroll the quantum physicist are both equally awe-inspiring. They are not the same person. Sean’s new book A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You (2020) can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fortunate-Events-Chance-Making-Planet/dp/0691218900/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1611219491&sr=1-1 Sean’s classic book Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the...

Duration:00:28:15

76 - Visakan Veerasamy - A Friendly Ambitious Nerd [Public Limited Version]

1/17/2021
You can find Visa’s book here: https://gumroad.com/l/friendlynerdbook Subscribe to Visa’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/visa Follow Visa on Twitter @visakanv Further References The wisdom of crowds concept is well described in Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner’s Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction (2015) See @naval’s Twitter account, whose approach I compare with Visakan’s Sonke Ahrens, How to Take Smart Notes (2017) The Karate Kid (1984); Cobra Kai (2018—)...

Duration:00:32:13

75 - Fred Martin - French Secularism (Laïcité) [Public Limited Version]

1/10/2021
Erratum: The attack on Charlie Hebdo took place in 2015, not 2017 (I misspoke). References Fred’s open letter following Charlie Hebdo: In defence of Charlie Hebdo: https://samsholli.blog/2017/09/01/in-defence-of-charlie-hebdo-open-letter-to-an-american-friend/ Fred on the face coverings ban: The burqa ban: https://samsholli.blog/2017/09/02/the-burqa-ban-thoughts-and-clarifications/ Follow Fred on Twitter @fred_connection Further References La République en actes : discours et conférence de...

Duration:00:32:06

74 - William Costello - Compassion for Incels

1/3/2021
References William’s article, “Step Your Dick Up: Why Incels Deserve Better Advice”: https://williamcostello.medium.com/step-your-dick-up-why-incels-deserve-better-advice-307879d7c97b William’s other discussions of this topic can be found here: Incel: 36: “Step Your Dick Up” w/ William Costello on Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/36-step-your-dick-up-w-william-costello/id1469915971?i=1000489484162 ICMI20: William Costello - Step Your Dick Up: Incels and Men Generally...

Duration:01:26:05

73 - Nick Clairmont - The Language of Wokeness [Public Limited Version]

12/29/2020
Nick’s writing for Arc Digital: https://medium.com/@nickclairmont Nick’s “Word of the Week” column for the Washington Examiner: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/word-of-the-week-brand Nick on wokese for Tablet: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/woke-language-privilege Some particularly relevant essays of Nick’s: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/word-of-the-week-community...

Duration:00:46:59

72 - Matthew Browne - Why People Gamble [Public Limited Version]

12/22/2020
For more on Matt’s work on gambling see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthew_Browne You can find his podcast with Chris Kavanaugh, “Decoding the Gurus” here and on most reputable podcast apps: https://decoding-the-gurus.captivate.fm Follow Matt on Twitter @arthurcdent Further References Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow (1990) George Eliot, Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life (1871–72); Daniel Deronda (1876) Stuart J. Ritchie, Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and...

Duration:00:34:25

71 - Ralph Leonard - Claiming the Birthright of Humanity [Public Limited Version]

12/13/2020
References Ralph Leonard, a writer for UnHerd: https://unherd.com/author/ralph-leonard/ See esp: Why are we racialising Beethoven? - The Post (unherd.com) https://unherd.com/thepost/why-are-we-racialising-beethoven/ and Stop apologising for cultural appropriation - UnHerd: https://unherd.com/2020/07/cultural-appropriation-is-progressive-and-anti-racist/ Ralph Leonard, Author at Areo (areomagazine.com) https://areomagazine.com/author/herrera96/ Ralph Leonard, Author at Uncommon Ground...

Duration:00:38:14

70 - Adam Burgoyne - Recovery From Addiction

12/6/2020
Follow Adam on Twitter @adamdavid85

Duration:01:45:29

69 - Ewan Morrison - Utopias and Dystopias [Public Limited Version]

11/29/2020
To follow Ewan’s work: https://www.ewanmorrison.com/ His 2012 collection, Tales from the Mall, can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tales-Mall-Ewan-Morrison/dp/1908885017 His 2019 novel, Nina X, can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nina-X-Ewan-Morrison/dp/0708899013 His 2013 book Close Your Eyes can be found here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/109/1091019/close-your-eyes/9780099565758.html His 2005 collection The Last Book You Read can be round here:...

Duration:00:35:55

68 - Kat Rosenfield - Dating in the Digital Age

11/15/2020
Kat is the author of two novels—Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone (2012); Inland (2014)—and the co-author of A Trick of Light: Stan Lee's Alliances (2020). You can find out more about her writing here: https://katrosenfield.com/. You can listen to the Feminine Chaos podcast here (and elsewhere): https://bloggingheads.tv/programs/feminine-chaos. Kat is also the agony aunt at Yascha Mounk’s Persuasion, available on substack, here: https://www.persuasion.community/ The following articles of Kat’s...

Duration:01:43:18

67 - Francesca Minerva - Controversial Ideas, including about Beauty

11/7/2020
Find out more about Francesca, including her academic publications, here: https://www.francescaminerva.com/ For more on the Journal of Controversial Ideas, co-edited with Peter Singer: https://journalofcontroversialideas.org/ Her interview with Jay Shapiro can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScOeJnLiCb4 For more on Francesca’s controversial paper with Francesco Giubilini: https://jme.bmj.com/content/39/5/261.short Her 2004 paper in Bioethics on academic freedom can be found...

Duration:01:47:35

66 - Stuart Ritchie - Hype, Bias & Fraud in Science

11/1/2020
Stuart is the author of Intelligence: All that Matters (2015): https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/stuart-ritchie/intelligence-all-that-matters/9781444791808/ and Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science (2020): https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1117290/science-fictions/9781847925657.html You can find some of his academic publications listed here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/stuart-ritchie Follow Stuart on Twitter: @StuartJRitchie Further References Charles...

Duration:01:35:30

65 - Helen Pluckrose - Cynical Theories and Their Liberal Opponents

10/11/2020
Helen’s book, co-written with James A. Lindsay, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody (2020) can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cynical-Theories-Scholarship-Everything-Identity/dp/1634312023. Helen’s writing for Areo magazine can be found here: https://areomagazine.com/author/hpluckrose/ For more on the Sokal Squared hoax, which Helen perpetrated, alongside James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian see:...

Duration:01:26:00

64 - Azra Raza - A Better Way to Fight Cancer

9/27/2020
For more about Azra, see her website: https://azraraza.com/ The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last is available here: https://www.amazon.com/First-Cell-Human-Pursuing-Cancer/dp/1541699521 Her book with Sara Suleri Goodyear, Ghalib and the Epistemologies of Elegance is available here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7502220-ghalib Her physician profile can be found here: https://cancer.columbia.edu/azra-raza-md Follow Azra on Twitter: @AzraRazaMD Further...

Duration:01:45:30

63 - Ayishat Akanbi - Styles of Identity

9/14/2020
You can find out more about Ayishat by visiting her website: https://ayishatakanbi.com/ Follow Ayishat on Twitter: @ayishat_akanbi Further Notes Ayishat on the Triggernometry podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuAd_IAkOl4 Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness (1928) Timestamps 3:40 How Ayishat first became a professional cultural commentator. How we communicate through dress and how we communicate through ideas. 5:35 Changes to Ayishat’s worldview after her brother’s death 15:38...

Duration:01:53:52

62 - Scott Barry Kaufman - What We Are Capable of Becoming

8/9/2020
You can find out more about Scott’s work here: https://scottbarrykaufman.com/ Scott’s book, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualisation: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/552566/transcend-by-scott-barry-kaufman-phd/9780143131205 Scott’s interview on Sam Harris’ Making Sense podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/209-a-good-life/ Scott’s interview with Sean Carroll: https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2020/04/06/91-scott-barry-kaufman-on-the-psychology-of-transcendence/...

Duration:01:18:49

61 - Diana Fleischman - How We Have Evolved to Manipulate Each Other

7/28/2020
For updates on Diana’s work, see her website: https://dianaverse.com/ My favourite other interview of Diana’s can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YmTPATEArM Follow Diana on Twitter: @sentientist Further References Daniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009) J. Michael Bailey, The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism (2003) Jorge Luis Borges, “Funes el Memorioso” (1944): https://www.literatura.us/borges/funes.html...

Duration:01:31:19

60 - Liam Kofi Bright - The Search for Truth

7/12/2020
You can find out more about Liam’s academic credentials here: https://www.liamkofibright.com/ Liam’s talk on “Why Scientists Lie” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNs1sumAT68 Remco Heesen and Liam on “Is Peer Review a Good Thing”?: https://philpapers.org/rec/HEEIPR Listen to Liam’s interview with Sean Carroll on the nature of truth here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNs1sumAT68 Listen to Liam’s interviews with Andrew Lynn Lewis here:...

Duration:02:09:11

59 - Clint Margrave - Academic Realities and Fictions

7/11/2020
Clint’s poetry collection Salute the Wreckage can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Salute-Wreckage-Clint-Margrave/dp/1630450243 His collection The Early Death of Men can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Death-Men-Clint-Margrave/dp/1935520601 His novel, Lying Bastard, can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lying-Bastard-Clint-Margrave/dp/1733352619 Write to Clint: https://letter.wiki/ClintMargrave/conversations Follow Clint on Twitter: @clintmargrave Further References...

Duration:01:05:25

58 - John R. Wood, Jr and Roderick Graham - Black Lives and the George Floyd Protests

6/8/2020
For more of Rod’s work: https://roderickgraham.com/ Rod’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yofOWy-IrERYjfkONF3Tw Write to Rod at Letter: https://letter.wiki/RoderickGraham/ Follow Rod on Twitter @roderickgraham For more on John R. Wood’s work: https://braverangels.org/author/johnbetter-angels-org/ John’s philosophy of virtue ethics: https://areomagazine.com/2018/08/14/virtue-ethics-for-the-modern-age/ My previous podcast with John:...

Duration:01:01:04