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Failure is Part of the Process

How mixed martial arts can teach us to correct the problems in our decision making and thought processes.

Know Your Bullshit – Magnified Minority

A magnified minority is a type of bullshit in which a group of people on the fringes of an area of expertise is gathered to disingenuously misrepresent or undermine the consensus of that field. Here's how that works.

Know Your Bullshit: Firehosing

If you feel like it's getting harder and harder to keep up with the stream of BS, that's because it is, and that's on purpose.

Your No-BS Guide to the First 2020 Presidential Debate

The first Presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle was an unsalvageable mess that managed to completely devalue the words “presidential” and “debate” at the same time.

Why Your Social Media Groups are Making You Dumber

Social media covers up the fact that half of us are not nearly so bright as the other half and very few of us are as smart as we think we are.

Fighting is Easy, Winning is Hard – The Same Goes for Arguing

Why internet arguments almost always become puerile shouting matches that solve nothing and are as satisfying as trying to eat a bowl of steam.

Crawl Out of Your Cave

If we’re going to make it as a species we need to devote time to more than staring at our own navels and the little boxes we hold in front of them.

Anatomy of a Catastrophe

There are a lot of opinions floating around about Kyle Rittenhouse and his actions. Normally when we have an emotionally charged series of events like those surrounding young Mister Rittenhouse, the first and most immediate of these opinions can be quickly parsed into a few easy categories.

Mental Weakness and the “Just World” Fallacy

If you believe the world is "just", in its very nature, you have no personal responsibility to pursue making it better.

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36 – DMT and Psychedelics Without the BS

The podcast world (especially the bro-sphere) is overrun with ridiculous misinformation and BS about DMT and psychedelics in particular. We bring on an expert in the industry to discuss what is really going on, and why no, you're not seeing interdimensional space elves you dork.

Why Cops Need to Train Better – Physical Management Techniques and Law Enforcement

Regardless of whether or not you think "All Cops Are Bastards", most cops are Bad at Grappling.

The Hard Problem of Consciousness for People Who Get Knocked Unconscious

Is the "mind" separate from the body? It certainly doesn't feel like that when you get KTFO. However...

35 We Don’t Talk About SAMBO

What is the state of the Russian martial art and sport, SAMBO, in light of the current war in Ukraine and all the associated considerations? David Dempsey comes on the show to discuss.