Best Bell Curve podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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I'm Courtland Allen, and on IndieHackers.com I've interviewed hundreds of developers about how they've built, marketed, and grown their side projects into profitable online businesses. The Indie Hackers Podcast dives even deeper into the strategies and tactics behind making money online. I'll be speaking with the founders of businesses both big and small, from people working a few hours a week on side projects that generate $500/month, to CEOs who've grown their startups to millions of dolla ...
 
Jim Jefferies and co-host Forrest Shaw sit down with guests to discuss news, politics, and all the things he couldn’t, wouldn’t, and shouldn’t say on TV. From Comedy Central's Podcast Network.
 
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Author Johann Hari (@johannhari101 ) joins us to discuss his new book, "Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression — and the Unexpected Solutions.'' On today's show: AOC talks about the scarcity mindset with regard to NYC public schools. Author Johann Hari (@johannhari101 ) joins us to discuss his new book, "Lost Connections: Un ...…
 
In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic. How can publishers and authors contribute to this process? This podcast addresses this issue. We interview Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, whose book, The Good Drone: How Social Movem ...…
 
Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel), author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions, joins us. On today's show: Spotify sues Apple for monopolistic practices. Joe Biden's comments on New Left criticism: "Most progressive of anyone who would run." Jason Hickel, author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its ...…
 
Digby (Heather Parton) (@digby56) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us. On today's show: Donny Deutsch says he'd vote for Trump over Sanders. Digby (@digby56) joins us to break down the news. The horrific mosque shooting in Christchurch, NZ. Trump's fashy boast of military and police support. More 2020 analysis: Beto's lack of prog ...…
 
Twenty pages into reading his first business book, Peldi Guilizzonni (@peldi) closed it for good and told himself, "This is not for me. I'm never going to start a business. It's insane." Not long after that, he rolled up his sleeves and got started building Balsamiq Mockups, which would go on to employee dozens of people, serve thousands of cus ...…
 
Joining Michael Brooks on today's show is Liz Franczak to discuss her new essay in the Baffler, "The Century of Spin," and the origins of neoliberal sociopolitical culture. Liz Franczak recounts the story of Edward Bernays, who “pioneered the field of modern public relations after serving under Woodrow Wilson during World War I, overseeing prop ...…
 
Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman), author of Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World, joins us. On today's show: Nancy Pelosi says she's never wanted to impeach a president. Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman), author of Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World, joins us. In his book, Bregman argues for utopian thinking and posits ...…
 
What does it mean to consider trauma and media from the perspective of technology and not from that of the subject of trauma, the clinician or the witness? In Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2019), Amit Pinchevski carries out this thought experiment to great effect. By bringing media theory to bea ...…
 
On today's show: New app to help Trump supporters find MAGA-friendly restaurants. Larry Kudlow explains that cuts to entitlements are necessary. OMB acting director claims that budget is not cutting Medicare or Medicaid spending. Joe Biden says he'd stay away, but he saw Trump's budget proposal. Some things you should know about Biden's record. ...…
 
Jonathan H. Marks (@EthicsLawPolicy), director of the Bioethics Program at Penn State, joins us to discuss his book, The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, And Public Health. On today's show: John Hickenlooper declines to say whether or not he's a capitalist. Jonathan H. Marks (@EthicsLawPolicy), director of the ...…
 
Human brains have two hemispheres whose major connection is the corpus callosum, which enables information to be shared between the hemispheres. Split-brain subjects are people whose corpus callosum has been surgically cut to alleviate epilepsy. This and other similar operations or conditions yield an odd phenomenon in which the patient appears ...…
 
Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon ) joins us for Casual Friday. On today's show: GOP makes reactionary changes to the judiciary. Meghan McCain breaks down in tears over Ilhan Omar's "scary" Israel comments. Benjamin P. Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), founder of ProgressiveArmy.net, joins us to break down the latest news from Washington, including: The D ...…
 
Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon ) joins us for Casual Friday. On today's show: GOP makes reactionary changes to the judiciary. Meghan McCain breaks down in tears over Ilhan Omar's "scary" Israel comments. Benjamin P. Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), founder of ProgressiveArmy.net, joins us to break down the latest news from Washington, including: The D ...…
 
"Whenever you work for a big company and they don't help you work on your ambitions, you start doing something on the side. That's what always happens." In this episode, Tim Soulo (@timsoulo) details the winding path he took to quit his job, build his own profitable online businesses, and eventually become the Product Advisor and Chief Marketin ...…
 
Emily Baum’s The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018 as part of the Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute book series, is a genealogy of “psychiatric modernity,” of the invention and reinvention of modern mental illness in Beijing, 1901-1937. Focusi ...…
 
Juan Cole (@jricole), professor of History at the University of Michigan, joins Michael Brooks to discuss the upcoming elections in Israel set for April 9. Meagan Day (@meaganmday), a staff writer at Jacobin magazine, joins Michael to discuss the 2020 election and Bernie Sanders' launch rally at Brooklyn College. On today's show: Trump calls Ti ...…
 
On today's show: DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen lies, claims people are not being deported without the chance to get their kids back. Rep. Clay Higgins compares immigration to D-Day invasion. Sam reads an email from a listener, goes in hard on claims that Ilhan Omar's criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic. Steve Scalise says Omar should be remove ...…
 
Investigative reporter Paul Kiel (@paulkiel) joins us to discuss his new co-authored piece for Pro Publica, 'How the IRS Was Gutted.' On today's show: Dan Bongino says nobody accused Trump of racism before he was a Republican. Investigative reporter Paul Kiel (@paulkiel) joins us to discuss his new co-authored piece for Pro Publica, 'How the IR ...…
 
On today's show, historian Greg Grandin (@GregGrandin), joins us to discuss his new book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. At the foundation of America is the idea of expansionism. For centuries the United States has expanded its borders, markets, and policy in order to alleviate domestic issues ...…
 
On today's show, TYT reporter Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland ) and comedy legend Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) join us. On today's show, Sam, Michael and Emma discuss this week's Cohen hearings as well as what to expect from Felix Sater's upcoming public hearing and Allen Weisselberg's potential testimony before the House Intel committee. Lost in t ...…
 
"It doesn't necessarily feel that real at times." Dominic Wells (@human_proof) didn't initially set out to create a million-dollar business. However, he was so determined to find a way out of his job teaching English that he would write blog posts on his iPad in between classes. In this episode we dive into Dominic's winding path into building ...…
 
Milton Allimadi joins the program today on a Michael Brooks Thursday to discuss the on-going protest and civil unrest in Sudan over President Omar al-Bashir's austerity measures. Allimadi and Brooks will also preview the upcoming South African general elections set to take place in May. We're live at 12:00 PM EST. Sudanese President Omar al-Bas ...…
 
The MR crew comments on Michael Cohen's testimony before Congress. On today's show: Cohen's in the hot seat and singing like a bird! Tasty tidbits include: Trump's presidential run was a marketing campaign, Trump hired a sock to bid up the value of his portrait, and Trump had his associates threaten the college board into sitting on his SAT sco ...…
 
Meghan McCain stands in solidarity with Diane Feinstein's stand against children who protest. Bernie breaks fundraising records! Bernie answers questions about race, sexual harassment, and intervention in Venezuela at town hall. Tucker Carlson outraged over Bernie's private jet use in 2016. On the fun half: Ivanka Trump accidentally makes the c ...…
 
Most of us have behavior changes we would like to make, but behavior change can be hard! In this motivational interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews behavior Dr. Dr. DJ Moran, co-author of the book Committed Action in Practice: A Clinician’s Guide to Assessing, Planning, and Supporting Ch ...…
 
Good Monday morning, MR listeners! We're back from hiatus with a news day, catching you up on all the stories and commentary you might have missed over the past week. On today's show: AOC's payroll is socialism and communism at the same time. Bernie announces! When asked about Howard Schultz: "Why does he all of a sudden have this platform?" El ...…
 
Matthew Blackwell(@Matt_Blackwell), Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University and co-author of "Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics" joins us to discuss the book. Why do certain parts of the US seem to be particularly "conservative" when it comes to race. "Behavioral path dependence" and the importance of instit ...…
 
At first, Rob Walling (@robwalling) didn't know what he wanted to create — he just knew that he was tired of working for other people. After he spent his savings to buy an online business, however, he found himself in a do-or-die situation. In this episode Rob tells the story behind how he dove into the deep end of what would become almost twen ...…
 
Historian of paramilitary social movements and author of "Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America," Kathleen Belew joins us today to discuss her book. How a 1979 Greensboro, NC was a spiritual precursor to the recent Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist meet-up. White nationalism as an unpatriotic desire for ...…
 
Essentialism is a systematic discipline designed to support making life decisions that help you to make your highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. In this episode, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Yael Schonbrun interviews Greg McKeown , author of the best-selling book, Essentialism: ...…
 
Alexandra Natapoff (@ANatapoff), Law professor at U.C. Irvine, criminal law scholar, and author of "Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal," joins us to discuss her book. What is a misdemeanor, and how is it distinguished from felonies? The "unprincipled," hodge-podge natur ...…
 
First, University of Massachusetts-Lowell professor of economics Bill Lazonick joins Sam for part 2 of their discussion on stock buybacks. Duke professor of History Edward Balleisen joins us to discuss his book "Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff." What is fraud in a legal sense, and in America specifically. The "caveat emptor" be ...…
 
First, University of Massachusetts-Lowell professor of economics Bill Lazonick joins Sam to discuss stock buybacks. Then, Michael E. Staub joins us. With his 1994 book "The Bell Curve," Charles Murray became the most visible proponent of what's now widely understood to be heavily compromised, ideologically driven "science" on race and IQ. But t ...…
 
The Nation's Eric Alterman (@Eric_Alterman) joins us to discuss Elliot Abrams' war crimes. Also: Isabel Gillies (@isabelgillies) returns to discuss her new book 'Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World.' On today's show: Alex Jones declares war on Joe Rogan. Ilhan Omar bravely questions Elliot Abrams on war crimes, lies about war crime ...…
 
Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day! On today's Majority Report, Michael Brooks is joined by Professor of Middle East History Djene Bajalan to discuss what's happening at the US-led Middle East (minus Iran) "peace and security" conference in Warsaw. Michael and Djene begin with an autopsy on the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions pushed by the A ...…
 
Michael Mann (@MichaelEMann), Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and co-winner of the Tyler Prize For Environmental Achievement, joins us. On today's show: Sam on Olbermann throws to Sam the Weatherman. Michael Mann (@MichaelEMann), Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and co-winner of the Tyler ...…
 
Emotional Intelligence involves self awareness, self control, relationship management and social awareness. Being emotionally intelligent can make you a better leader, parent, friend and partner. In this episode, interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Goleman, a pioneer in the field o ...…
 
Ajay Goel (@PartTimeSnob) loves to code. He also loves to grow profitable Internet businesses. In 2003, Ajay transitioned from making websites for clients to building his own email marketing application, Jangomail, which he eventually grew to over $5M in annual revenue and sold to a private equity firm. He then retired to a life of luxury, conv ...…
 
Increasing self-compassion and compassion for others, may just be the key to your well-being. In this this interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Christopher Germer, leader in the integration of mindfulness in therapy and co-developer of the international Mindful Self Compassion Progr ...…
 
Daniel Gross (@danielgross) has a tendency to view pretty much everything in life as a game. So when it came time to start a new business after selling his first startup to Apple, he decided to make it into a game that could change the world. In this episode, Daniel talks about what it takes to build a massively impactful project, how to minimi ...…
 
Jim and Forrest check in from the land of the Crazy, Rich, Asians to chat about ping pong shows, butcher the pronunciation of Shamu and title Jack's autobiography, "When The Laughter Stops".
 
After helping dozens of Silicon Valley startups grow their businesses, Julian Shapiro (@Julian) knows a thing or two about growth. In this episode, he shares some strong opinions about why every company should run ads, why e-commerce is more promising than SaaS, and how you should prioritize your focus as a founder to ensure you start a busines ...…
 
When Susie Orbach set out to depict how psychotherapy sessions really work, she did not want to go the conventional route—that is, taking real case material and distorting and disguising it into a form with minimal resemblance to the original. Such depictions are inevitably filtered through the therapist-author’s biases, and Susie wanted to sha ...…
 
The opioid crisis in America is considered by many to be the worst national public health crisis in the last 100 years. In his new book, The Opioid Crisis Wake Up Call: Health Care is Stealing the American Dream. Here is How We Take It Back (Health Rosetta Media, 2018), Dave Chase dives into the history and causes of the crisis and outlines a p ...…
 
Jim and Forrest check in from Hong Kong with Scott Zabielski (@scottzabielski) to talk about going to strip clubs with your dad, Jack's standup set in Tokyo and how Jim was a little too aggressive with Walker Buehler.
 
With Paris as the organizing locus of his new book, Du moyen âge à nos jours, expériences et représentations de la folie à Paris [From the Middle Ages to Today, Experiences and Representations of Madness in Paris], Benoît Majerus uses an impressively wide range of visual sources, from religious images and architectural photographs to neurolepti ...…
 
Much of the debate about the roles of nature vs. nurture in the development of individual people has settled into accepting that it's a bit of both, although what each contributes to a given trait or feature, how much, and they interact are still matters of dispute. In What's Left of Human Nature? A Post-Essentialist, Pluralist, and Interactive ...…
 
In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World(Scribner Books, 2018), Dr. Michele Gelfand leverages cultural psychology research to examine social norms and their implications on individuals, organizations, and nations. Dr. Gelfand examines how the threat environment shapes a nation’s culture, as well as how organiza ...…
 
In this episode, cross-posted from from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Yael Schonbrun takes a dive into evolutionary psychology with professor and author, Dr. Steve Stewart-Williams. Steve’s recent book, The Ape That Understood the Universe: How Mind and Culture Evolve (Cambridge University Press, 2018) offers an opportunity to st ...…
 
Most of us can be self-critical about our bodies sometimes. At the extreme, painful thoughts and emotions about body image can lead to emotional suffering and even impact quality of life. In this episode, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Debbie Sorensen interviews Dr. Emily Sandoz about her acceptance-based approac ...…
 
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