Self Defense Against BS
People who tell you not to argue with idiots are probably idiots. Here's a handy guide on how to do it properly without being an idiot yourself.
The media needs to stop catering to both confirmation bias and the temper-tantrums of those who abuse it.
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.
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.
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.
Why internet arguments almost always become puerile shouting matches that solve nothing and are as satisfying as trying to eat a bowl of steam.
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.
If you believe the world is "just", in its very nature, you have no personal responsibility to pursue making it better.
If you've never even read the abstract from David Dunning and Justin Kruger's "Unskilled and Unaware of it" but still insist on referring to the Dunning-Kruger Effect to try and dunk on someone, there's a good chance you fall under its purview.
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.
Regardless of whether or not you think "All Cops Are Bastards", most cops are Bad at Grappling.
Is the "mind" separate from the body? It certainly doesn't feel like that when you get KTFO. However...
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.