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Best Heterodox Academy podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Heterodox Academy podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Social psychologist Chris Martin talks about civility, polarization, truth, ideology, and pedagogy with Jon Haidt, John McWhorter, Alice Dreger, Glenn Loury, Cristine Legare, and others
 
Two psychologists drink at least four beers while discussing news and controversies in science, academia, and beyond.
 
From introspection to self-actualization, this podcast is all about how to overcome our own insecurities, be generous with ourselves and with others in the process. Cover art photo provided by NordWood Themes on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@nordwood Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chloe76/support
 
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Mickey and Yoel talk with Debra Mashek, the executive director of Heterodox Academy, an organization working to increase open inquiry, viewpoint diversity and constructive disagreement in academia. But what does that mean exactly? Aren't these just codewords for "more conservatives"? We talk to Debra to find out. We also ask Debra about her dec ...…
 
Mickey and Yoel take advantage of the SESP (Society for Experimental Social Psychology) conference to ask guests some hard-hitting questions about the present and future of social psychology (and, of course, beers). We then answer the same questions ourselves. Bonus: why are we banning applause on the show? Special Guests: Hanah Chapman, Keith ...…
 
Tony McAleer is my guest on this episode. He’s the author of the new book “The Cure for Hate: A Former White Supremacist’s Journey from Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion. He is the co-founder of Life After Hate, a non-profit organization whose mission to help people leave hate groups and to counter hate on social media without censorship. ...…
 
Robert Talisse (@roberttalisse) is my guest on this episode. He’s the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His central research area is democratic theory. In his latest book Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in Its Place (@OverdoingD), Robert argues that we spoil certain social goods if we spend too much ...…
 
Sheila Heen is my guest today. This is the second part of a two-part interview with her. The first part is available here. Sheila is the coauthor of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (1999), a New York Times Business Bestseller that has continuously been in print. An updated 10th anniversary edition was published in 2010 ...…
 
Sheila Heen is my guest today. She’s the coauthor of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (1999), a New York Times Business Bestseller that has continuously been in print. An updated 10th anniversary edition was published in 2010. She’s also the coauthor of Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback ...…
 
Jessica Flake joins Mickey and Yoel to talk measurement. What is it, how do you do it well, and do social psychologists care about it? What does measurement theory tell us about the validity of standardized tests like the GRE? Jessica also talks about how she went from high-school dropout to professor at McGill. Bonus: what the hell is Kentucky ...…
 
By listener request, Yoel quizzes Mickey about ego depletion. How did we start studying it? How has the replication crisis changed how we think about it? After more than a decade studying ego depletion, does Mickey still have any faith in the phenomenon? Bonus: what does it mean to say, "don't @ me"? Links: De Hemel Brewery Don't @ me The Stren ...…
 
Matthew H. Goldberg (@MattGoldberg100) is my guest on this episode. He’s a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. He’s an expert in social psychological topics related to communication, such as attitudes and persuasion, motivated reasoning, and ideology. We discuss Matt’s recent paper A Social Identity Appro ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey discuss the role of eminence in science. Is there a role for eminence in psychology? What makes a researcher eminent? Would we be better off disregarding eminence entirely? Your hosts also discuss common myths in psychology plus a recent mini-controversy in which someone compared New York Times columnist Brett Stephens to a bedb ...…
 
Today’s episode features Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie), a conservative political commentator who hosted a popular talk radio show from 1993 to 2016. He later joined The Weekly Standard magazine and hosted The Daily Standard podcast. In December 2018, after the shuttering of The Weekly Standard, he and William Kristol founded The Bulwark website ...…
 
Mr. Otura Mun is the founder of Ifé, a band whose music I discovered in 2017. "Ifé", a Yoruban term meaning both Love and Expansion, is a Puerto Rican based music group whose debut album is by far one of the greatest albums I've ever been blessed to hear. Combining the sounds of rhumba and electronic percussion along with the corpus and themati ...…
 
This episode was recorded before a live audience at the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, GA, on September 1, 2019. It features historians Kevin Kruse (@KevinMKruse) and Julian Zelizer (@JulianZelizer) talking about Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974. The end of the episode features audience questions and answers. Here is a ...…
 
In this episode we speak with Meir Kay, a social media influencer and internet personality with hundreds of millions of views. People from all over the world flock to Meir's videos for his positivity, inspiration, and generally good vibes. In this discussion, we talked about the ups and downs of popularity, the importance of meditation and auth ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey discuss sacred values. How are sacred valued different from other values? What are the hallmarks of values that have become sacrilized? Why does it seem crass, or even offensive, to suggest trading off a sacred value (such as diversity value) against other, more mundane considerations? What does it mean that sacred values are do ...…
 
Lara Schwartz is the director of the Project for Civil Discourse at American University where she’s also a professor in law and government. She’s also the coauthor of How to College: What to Know Before You Go (And When You’re There). We talk about the problem of false equivalence (also termed false balance, both-sidesism, and both-siderism) in ...…
 
Harvard University professor and best-selling author Steven Pinker considers why open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement matter beyond the academy. He makes the case that healthy colleges and universities equip citizens, scientists, policymakers, parents, and others with the habits of heart and mind necessary to advance ...…
 
In this episode we sit down with Professor Jonathan Haidt to discuss his latest book, 'The Coddling of the American Mind.' We speak about the challenges to healthy identity formation in the 21st century, the negative effects of social media on the self-esteem of adolescents, and how to seek purpose and meaning in an increasingly fractured and p ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey welcome Associate Professor of Psychology, Alexa Tullett from the University of Alabama to the podcast. Co-host of The Black Goat podcast and board member of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS), Alexa talks about being a Canadian early career researcher working in the US. What research is Alexa most e ...…
 
Joanna Schug (@joannaschug) is a social and cross-cultural psychologist at the College of William and Mary. We discuss how the concept of relational mobility helps us understand why cultures differ from one another, and why people can have difficulty adapting to a new culture. For a long time, we’ve described cultures in terms of individualism ...…
 
Playing devil's advocate, Yoel and Mickey mount a criticism against the scientific study of mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Can we measure it? Is mindfulness-based therapy effective? Can mindfulness improve the quality of attention beyond the meditation cushion? Are effects of mindfulness mostly placebo effects produced by motivated practitio ...…
 
Cailin O’Connor (@cailinmeister) is a philosopher of science at the University of California-Irvine. We discuss her book The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread co-authored with James Owen Weatherall. Related Links: Do as I Say, Not as I Do, or, Conformity in Scientific Networks by James Owen Weatherall and Cailin O’Connor How Science ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey welcome Paul Bloom to the podcast, who is not only a returning guest but also the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University. We first give terrible advice on parenting. Does parenting affect happiness, relationship satisfaction, and meaning? Does parenting screw with prospective decision making because ...…
 
This episode features short interviews with people who attended the 2019 Heterodox Academy conference and one excerpt from a conference symposium. Guests In Order of Appearance: Jon Haidt, social psychologist and business ethics professor Amna Khalid, historian Jesse Singal, journalist at New York Magazine Anya Pechko, entrepreneur and founder ...…
 
Oliver Burkeman is a British journalist and author based in Brooklyn. We discuss his recent Guardian essay where he argues that excessive engagement with political news is unhealthy for individual wellbeing and for democracy. Related Links How the news took over reality by Oliver Burkeman The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Posit ...…
 
In this interview, we sit down and chat with Deb Mashek, the President of Heterodox Academy. Heterodox Academy is a great non-profit that seeks to bring open inquiry, intellectual humility and depolarization back into institutions of higher learning. Enjoy. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chloe76/support…
 
Yoel and Mickey welcome Professor of Psychology and Politics John Jost from New York University to the podcast. Author of the most influential political psychology paper of the last two decades, John talks about the role of psychology in politics and the role of politics in psychology. Is it fair to characterize conservatives as dogmatic, rigid ...…
 
Nicholas Christakis is a physician and sociologist at Yale University, and Director of the Human Nature Lab at the Yale Institute for Network Science. His previous books included Connected, about how social networks affect our health and our lives, and Death Foretold, about the sociology of prognosis. We discuss his new book Blueprint: The Evol ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey take a deep dive into the Democratic Primary field, asking what the field of judgment and decision making can teach us about the large and diverse field of Democratic candidates. Why is Biden leading in the polls? Is Elizabeth Warren being helped by Kamala Harris? Why isn’t Biden hurt by progressives’ deep dislike of him? What s ...…
 
My guest today is Angie Maxwell (@AngieMaxwell1). She received her PhD. In American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently associate professor of Southern Studies at the University of Arkansas. She also chairs the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics, which administers national polls of political attitudes that o ...…
 
In this episode, I explain the Theory of Enchantment's first Operating Principle as well as how it applies to certain pop cultural phenomenon, like the Netflix series, 'When They See Us,' and David Letterman's recent interview with Kanye West. Online Course: theory-of-enchantment.teachable.com COUPON: SPIKECOHEN --- Support this podcast: https: ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey welcome Slate columnist Daniel Engber to the podcast. Dan talks about the state of science journalism, including what he sees as more skeptical, less credulous reporting. He also talks about the replication crisis in psychology, imposter syndrome in academics, concussion in sport, and the value of blue-ribbon panels opining on t ...…
 
Professors and politicians warn that we face a crisis of civility today. But is civility really a virtue, and how much civility do we really need? Those questions are addressed by my guest today is Teresa Bejan, in her book Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration, published in 2017. Teresa is an associate professor of political ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey welcome Professor of Psychology Brent Roberts from the University of Illinois to the podcast. One of the most influential personality psychologists of our day, Brent unleashes his thoughts on broad range of topics: candidate gene studies, personality, conscientiousness, coddling of the American mind, screen-time, senior colleagu ...…
 
Deb Mashek and Karen Gillo talk about the Heterodox Academy 2019 Conference, scheduled for June 20 and June 21 in New York City. The conference includes an awards dinner on June 20. Deb Mashek is executive director and Karen Gillo is communications director of Heterodox Academy. Rating the Show If you enjoyed this show, please rate it on iTunes ...…
 
Maria Dixon Hall manages the Campus Cultural Intelligence program at Southern Methodist University. She has a background in multiple disciplines, having earned a masters of divinity, a masters of theology, and a PhD in Organizational Communication and Religion. Her work in cultural intelligence differs from the typical diversity training that’s ...…
 
This is a re-release of an episode from The Annex, a sociology podcast created by Joseph Cohen (CUNY Queens College), Leslie Hinkson (Georgetown), and Gabriel Rossman (UCLA). You can follow the Annex on Twitter and find previous episodes at www.theannexpodcast.com. The episode is an interview with Arthur Sakamoto from Texas A&M about explanatio ...…
 
Christopher Federico is a political psychologist with joint appointments in psychology and political science at the University of Minnesota. We talk about a new paper in which he and Ari Malka argue that people do not simply become liberal or conservative based on the strength of their psychological needs for security and certainty. Factors lik ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey discuss the concept of privilege, the unearned, sometimes invisible conditions of a person’s life that give them advantages that others might not have. What are the benefits of acknowledging one’s privilege and calling it out in others? Are there drawbacks to focusing on the immutable characteristics of a person that might norma ...…
 
Ashley Jardina is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Her research explores the nature of racial attitudes, the development of group identities, and the way in which these factors influence political preferences and behavior. She is primarily interested in how Americans are responding to increasing diversity, and her ...…
 
Arthur Brooks’ book Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From the Culture of Contempt was published this month. This episode features him in conversation with Deb Mashek, executive director of Heterodox Academy, and the two co-hosts of How Do We Fix it?, Richard Davies and Jim Meigs. Arthur is the president of the American Ente ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey talk with Sarah Haider, the co-founder and Executive Director of Ex-Muslims of North America, an organization that advocates for the acceptance of religious dissent and supports those who leave Islam. Sarah talks about her own experience of growing up Muslim and leaving her faith; the unique predicament of and risks for Muslim d ...…
 
If you listen to no other episode of the 'Theory of Enchantment' podcast, listen to this one. A few days ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Arno Michaelis, a public speaker and author who was a former white nationalist and who now teaches love, compassion, and connection to counter violent extremism around the world. Have a listen, I' ...…
 
Thanks for supporting the podcast. We’re now at episode 50! In this episode, clinical psychologist Kathryn Gordon talks about whether prejudiced political expression can cause trauma in listeners. Katie worked as a professor in the psychology department at North Dakota State University (NDSU) for ten years. We also talk about Katie’s podcast Je ...…
 
In this episode, I sit down with former Israeli pilot Tal Keinan who wrote a fascinating book called 'God is in the Crowd.' Here, we explore how to build community between two poles of the same family -- American Jews and Israelis. This interview has incredible insights into how to fortify ties even when two communities in the same family have ...…
 
Are we facing a free speech crisis in higher education today? According to today’s guest, Jeffrey A. Sachs, lecturer in politics at Acadia University, the answer is mostly no. Jeff has published pieces about free speech and political bias on campus on the Heterodox Academy blog, the Niskanen Center blog, and the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage bl ...…
 
Yoel and Mickey discuss Kill All Normies, a book written by Angela Nagle about the online culture wars, the rise of transgressive politics, and the disappearance of moderates. But, first they discuss a new journal article titled The Paradox of Viral Outrage suggesting that online pile-ons tend to backfire Bonus: What does Mickey really think ab ...…
 
I’m joined today by Julian Zelizer, historian at Princeton University and CNN Political Analyst. He has been among the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He has written over 900 op-eds, including his popular weekly column for CNN.com. He is also a regular contributor to The Atlantic. This year, he is the Distinguished Senior ...…
 
Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) was founded by Eboo Patel, and its mission is to create a system of people and campuses where interfaith cooperation is the norm. The organization continues the tradition of modern interfaith work which started in 1893 with the Parliament of World’s Religions. However, IFYC is less focused on theoretical dialogue an ...…
 
Children of Promise is an incredible organization based in Bedstuy, Brooklyn (and expanding!) that mentors children whose parents are incarcerated. In this episode, I had the good fortune of sitting down with Mr. Cecil Walker who is the site director for the program. We talked about everything: What a child who is facing seemingly insurmountabl ...…
 
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