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Rationally Speaking Podcast
Rationally Speaking Podcast
New York City Skeptics

Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands... more

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Episodes

How to be a data detective (Tim Harford)

You shouldn't blindly accept every statistic you read -- but neither should you dismiss everything you disagree with. Tim Harford,... more

10 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Are Uber and Lyft drivers being exploited?

How much do Uber and Lyft drivers really earn? Are they getting a raw deal by being classified as independent... more

09 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Unfair laws / Why judges should be originalists (William Baude)

Law professor William Baude explains how widely-hated laws like qualified immunity came to be and why they're so hard to... more

19 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Intellectual honesty, cryptocurrency, & more (Vitalik Buterin)

Julia and Vitalik Buterin (creator of Ethereum) discuss Vitalik's intellectually honest approach to leadership, why prediction markets appear to be... more

04 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Understanding moral disagreements (Jonathan Haidt)

Julia and Jonathan Haidt (The Righteous Mind) discuss his moral foundations theory, and argue about whether liberals should “expand their... more

18 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The case for one billion Americans, & more (Matt Yglesias)

Matt Yglesias talks about One Billion Americans, his book arguing that the U.S. should dramatically increase its population. Also: Matt... more

03 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
What’s wrong with tech companies banning people? (Julian Sanchez)

Companies like Twitter and Facebook are increasingly willing to ban users -- and even if you agree with their decisions,... more

20 Jan 2021 · 56 minutes
The case for racial colorblindness (Coleman Hughes)

Coleman Hughes explains why he favors a "colorblind" ideal and why the "race-conscious" camp disagrees with him. Coleman and Julia... more

05 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Are Democrats being irrational?

Data scientist David Shor discusses some of the bad choices made by Democratic political campaigns. What's the cause of the... more

22 Dec 2020 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
The moral limits of markets / The problem with meritocracy (Michael Sandel)

Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel argues with Julia about human dignity, consensual cannibalism, and the case in his new book, The... more

08 Dec 2020 · 59 minutes
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How to be a data detective (Tim Harford)
Rationally Speaking Podcast