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Thinking Critically is a podcast brought to you by Intelligent Speculation and hosted by Jonathan Maloney, which provides individuals with the tools necessary to become a Critical Thinker. Informal logic (i.e., argument types, validity, soundness, logical fallacies, etc.), cognitive biases, mental models, and the scientific method along with other science related topics are all explained in detail and at a level that is accessible to anyone with a high school education. Intelligent Speculati ...
 
OK FINE! I’ll Watch It is the ultimate experience for those who like to think critically and laugh! Join Rahat Saini, long term avoider of aggressive fanboys, as she finally engages with the very media she’s refused to watch all her life and discusses her first time viewing experience with a hardcore fan. Through curiosity, conversation, and a dash of comedy, Rahat attempts to understand not just the media itself, but also its fans. Challenging her own biases, she explores this media to find ...
 
Critically Minded Network podcast created for the purpose of assisting language educators in providing quality instruction in critical thinking skills and critical dispositions to second language learners--and first language learners too!
 
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In this episode, Jonathan is speaking with Jaclyn Ferraro about the importance of science in industry.They discuss:•How she first became interested in science and how she changed paths from pre-med to geology in her third year in college. •Her master's research on mesothermal veins.•Why she chose to work at CTL Group and her role as a petrographer …
 
In this episode, Jonathan is speaking with Ethan Siegel about how it all started with a bang.They discuss:•Ethan's passion for communicating some of the deepest questions about our universe. •How these deep questions he had about the universe encouraged him to return to graduate school later in life to earn his PhD in theoretical astrophysics.•The …
 
In this episode, Jonathan is speaking with Jennifer Kavanagh about truth decay.They discuss:•Why she chose political science and decided to pursue a PhD. •What the RAND Corporation is and their mission.•The concept of “truth decay” and how she became interested in it.•How truth decay has occurred before in the past and how it is usually accompanied…
 
In this episode, Patrick is speaking with Bettina Schneider about overcoming the pandemic.They discuss:•The current state of the pandemic. •The safety and effectiveness of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.•The new SARS-CoV-2 variants, their increased infectivity, and what that means when it comes to controlling the pandemic.•Misinformation, vac…
 
In this episode, Jonathan is speaking with Stephan Lewandowsky about combating false information.They discuss:•How he first became interested in science and why he chose cognitive science. •Why some people believe things that they know are false and the concept of identity protective cognition.•Political polarization and how political leadership ha…
 
In this episode, Jonathan is speaking with Tania Israel about moving beyond your political bubble.They discuss:•Her science journey. •Tribalism in today's society and what to do about it.•The concept of naïve realism.•How your fight or flight response is activated when your beliefs are challenged and the best way to combat this is to simply be awar…
 
In this episode, Jonathan is speaking with David Gorski about science, skepticism, and conspiracy theories.They discuss:•His science journey and how he became a skeptic. •How debunking Holocaust denialists eventually lead him to found his blog Respectful Insolence.•The anti-vaccination movement, the movie Vaxxed, and how correlation doesn't imply c…
 
In this episode, Jonathan is speaking with Arjun Moorthy about facts, not fear.They discuss:•Why he decided to found The Factual and its mission. •How context is important when presenting facts and the concept of framing.•The importance of looking at credible news sources that are from across the political spectrum.•How The Factual's algorithm rate…
 
In this episode, I am speaking with John Cook about global warming, critical thinking, and misinformation inoculation. We discuss:•His science journey and how he started out in physics, moved away from science after graduation, but then was drawn back to it later in life. •How in the long break between his Bachelor's and PhD, he was working in grap…
 
In this episode, I am speaking with Jacob Lund Fisker about physics, critical thinking, and personal finance.We discuss:•His journey into science and why he chose physics. •How a website on anti-consumerism that he stumbled across in graduate school is what first interested him in economics and personal finance.•How the current economic paradigm of…
 
In this episode, the rest of the Intelligent Speculation team and I are discussing the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.” We discuss:•How social media was founded on connecting people, but primarily due to its ad revenue business model it now causes intense polarization, an increase in suicidality, it provides a medium through which false in…
 
In this episode, I am speaking with Manesh Girn about psychedelic science. We discuss:•His science journey and interest in philosophy.•How he became interested in psychedelic science and the roundabout way that he had to position his career in neuroscience in order to be able to study it.•His research on psychedelics and the scientific tools that h…
 
In this episode, Patrick is talking with Bettina Schneider about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss:•Her recent viral TikTok video where she briefly discusses how she first knew that COVID-19 was very serious.•How Bettina was working in China at the time when COVID-19 first started to be taken seriously as a novel pathogen that had pandemi…
 
In this episode, I am disagreeing, respectfully of course, with Jim Matthews. We discuss:•His background and how it has come to shape his current worldview.•His opinion that Rod Balgojevich, the 40th Governor of Illinois, went to prison because he was interfering with the Democratic Party's strategy. That the 17 charges he was found guilty of were …
 
In this episode, the rest of the Intelligent Speculation team and I are discussing outrage culture.We discuss:•What exactly outrage culture is.•How humans are easily overcome by their emotions and that the media, politicians, etc. know this and use it as means to capture our attention.•How people have stopped listening to each other and, consequent…
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Patrick Maloney about the current state of the pandemic.We discuss:•The number of cases in the U.S. From March up until now.•How more and more evidence is pointing to airborne transmission of SARS-COV-2.•The strong correlation between how effective a state was at flattening the curve and whether or not leaders…
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Ian McCarthy about the dark side of social media.We discuss:•Why engineering and his atypical journey towards a PhD.•How academic freedom coupled with curiosity lead him to want to look further into the darker side of social media.•That while you don't have to explicitly pay to use social media, it does cost y…
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong about ethics, argumentation, and political polarization.We discuss:•How he became interested in philosophy and why ethics in particular.•How science can't answer important questions on morality, values, etc., but it certainly can be used as an ancillary apparatus to help us navigate th…
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Shawn Carbonell about his journey from neurosurgeon to entrepreneur.We discuss:•How he became interested in science.•How he decided on the MD/PhD degree instead of just an MD degree. •How his goal in life of curing glioblastoma lead him to drop out of neurosurgery and found his own company.•His serendipitous p…
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Anna Zakrisson about the art of communicating science and critical thinking.We discuss:•How she became interested in science and why she is primarily interested in biology.•How she came to found her own consulting business in green infrastructure and the luck that oftentimes accompanies success with entreprene…
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Michelle Miller about the science of how we grow our food.We discuss:•How she went from fashion to globetrotting, and finally ended up as a farmer in Iowa.As a fan of world travel myself, some of her favorite travel destinations as well as mine. •How she was a victim of the disinformation coming from the food indu…
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Susanna Harris about science, depression, and founding something great.We discuss:•Her journey towards science and why she ended up choosing a PhD in microbiology.•The research that she conducted throughout her tenure as a PhD student and how it has the potential to positively impact society when it comes to f…
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Jonathan Haber about what exactly critical thinking is and the benefits it offers.We discuss:•His critical thinking journey and how politics acted as the initial impetus for his discovery.•A definition for what critical thinking is. •The benefits of learning critical thinking.•How emotions still have a role in cri…
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Lindsey, Juliana, and Marisol about science, medicine, and their journey to attain the MD/PhD degree. We discuss:•Their individual journeys towards science and why they chose the aspects of medicine that they did.•What the MD/PhD degree is and their experiences thus far in NYU's program.•The genesis story for how …
 
In this episode, I'm speaking with Daniel Betts about comedy, critical thinking, and being a scientifically trained individual in a world that has become increasingly anti-science. We discuss:•How Dan and I became friends and the genesis of his interest in science as well as comedy.•The importance of education and how a good teacher can change your…
 
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