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Conversations with interesting people from academia, journalism, and elsewhere, with a focus on clashes between scientific research and social-justice activism. This podcast was birthed by my newsletter, Singal-Minded, and if you like one you'll probably like the other.

Conversations with interesting people from academia, journalism, and elsewhere, with a focus on clashes between scientific research and social-justice activism. This podcast was birthed by my newsletter, Singal-Minded, and if you like one you'll probably like the other.
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United States

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Conversations with interesting people from academia, journalism, and elsewhere, with a focus on clashes between scientific research and social-justice activism. This podcast was birthed by my newsletter, Singal-Minded, and if you like one you'll probably like the other.

Twitter:

@jessesingal

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 7: How Optimistic Should We Be About Human Nature? (Nicholas Christakis)

6/10/2019
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Nicholas Christakis (https://eeb.yale.edu/people/faculty-affiliated/nicholas-christakis) is a physician and sociologist at Yale University who directs Yale's Human Nature Lab and codirects its Institute for Network Science. He is the author of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society (https://www.amazon.com/Blueprint-Evolutionary-Origins-Good-Society/dp/0316230030/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=). If you enjoy my work, please check out my newsletter, Singal-Minded...

Duration:00:45:14

Episode 6: What It's Like In "The Bad Part Of Town" (Chris Arnade)

5/28/2019
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Chris Arnade (https://www.flickr.com/photos/arnade/) is a photographer and writer with a PhD in physics who, after two decades on Wall Street, decided to document the parts of America people with money stay away from, and warn others to stay away from. This yearslong, self-funded project culminated in a new book, Dignity: Seeking Respect Iin Back Row America (https://www.amazon.com/Dignity-Seeking-Respect-Back-America/dp/0525534733), which is out next week and which you can, and should,...

Duration:00:45:40

Episode 5: Those Who Speak Out Against Cancel Culture Must Be Cancelled Immediately (Robyn Kanner)

5/23/2019
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Robyn Kanner (https://robynkanner.com/) is a writer and designer in Brooklyn who has written for The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/esquire-american-boy-cancel-culture.html), The Atlantic (https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/06/i-detransitioned-but-not-because-i-wasnt-trans/563396/), Wired (https://www.wired.com/story/why-we-love-tech-twitter-phone-humanity/), Broadly (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wj339z/alcoholism-sobriety-running-this-is-fine),...

Duration:00:46:12

Episode 4: The Threat Industrial Complex Is Coming To Kill Everyone You Love With Its Fearmongering (Michael A. Cohen)

5/15/2019
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Boston Globe columnist Michael A. Cohen, the coauthor of the new book "Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans," explains why we're worried about the wrong stuff, why Harry Truman was arguably the GOAT of scaring the hell out of Americans unnecessarily, and why it's silly for the Democrats to let concerns about "firing up" Donald Trump's base influence their 2020 primary process. (Music, in order: Why? - “The Vowels, Pt. 2”...

Duration:00:55:00

Episode 3: Singal-Minded Conversations: Is Implicit Bias Overhyped?

5/6/2019
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For today’s Singal-Minded Conversations, I interviewed Patrick Forscher. Patrick is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas, where he runs the Group Disparities Lab. I’m very happy to be able to share this interv… Read More Thank you for subscribing. Leave a comment or share this episode.

Duration:01:07:21

Episode 2: Singal-Minded Conversations: Dr. Katie Gordon On Suicide Research, The Campus Culture Wars, And Florida's Endearing Weirdness

4/29/2019
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For the second episode of what I have decided to call Singal-Minded Conversations, I interviewed Dr. Katie Gordon, a former professor of psychology at North Dakota State University who is now in private practice, and whose primary research… Read More Thank you for subscribing. Leave a comment or share this episode.

Duration:00:45:11

Episode 1: Singal-Minded, The Interview: Katie Herzog

4/19/2019
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This is the first time I have ever recorded an audio interview and uploaded it to the internet! So this is very much an experiment and a work-in-progress — I am quite happy with the interview itself but naturally the production is rough ar… Read More Thank you for subscribing. Leave a comment or share this episode.

Duration:00:32:29