You Are Not So Smart

This podcast is not meant to insult you nor make a bold assertion against you.

It is all about challenging the knowledge that you learned through all these years.

Listening to this podcast will lead you to change even the most basic assumptions you have about yourself.

The information presented in this podcast will shed light on those irrational stories or common self-delusions that people have.

What if the show’s host, David McRaney will tell you that the facts you learned are no longer true?

Is there really such a thing as “half-life” of facts? What if most of the things in medical school are already outdated?

Before you start to doubt how smart you are, check out this podcast first. (Now, that’s what you call a smart move!).

Recommended episodes for first-time listeners:

Episode 099: The Half Life of Facts

Episode 136: Why Solving Problems Can Make Those Problems Seem Impossible To Solve

Episode 127: How We Became Self Obsessed

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218 - Unwinding Anxiety - Jud Brewer

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217 - Livewired - David Eagleman (rebroadcast)

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215 - Jerks at Work - Tessa West

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213 - Vaccine Hesitancy

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210 - Julia Shaw - The Memory Illusion (rebroadcast)

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209 - Masks (rebroadcast)

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201 - Good Dog - Kate Leaver

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200 - Socks and Crocs (rebroadcast)

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199 - Math Without Numbers - Milo Beckman

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198 - Reflection and Insurrection

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197 - Conspiratorial Thinking

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192 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect (rebroadcast)

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191 - Livewired - David Eagleman

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183 - Black Lives Matter

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181 - Pluralistic Ignorance (rebroadcast)

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180 - Meltdown - Chris Clearfield

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179 - The Memory Illusion - Julia Shaw

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178 - Behind the Curve (rebroadcast)

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177 - COVID - 19

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176 - Socks and Crocs - Part Two

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175 - Socks And Crocs - Part One

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174 - Bad Advice - Paul Offit (rebroadcast)

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173 - Rule Makers, Rule Breakers - Michele Gelfand

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172 - Team Human - Douglas Rushkoff (rebroadcast)

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171 - Partisan Brains

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170 - Mark Sargent

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169 - Art

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166 - Prevalence Induced Concept Change (rebroadcast)

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164 - Meetings - Steven Rogelberg

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163 - The Happiness Lab

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161 - Bad Habits

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160 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

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157 - Pluralistic Ignorance

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156 - Selfie (rebroadcast)

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155 - Live in New York - Post Truth

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153 - Happy Brain (rebroadcast)

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152 - Status Quo Rationalization (rebroadcast)

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151 - Behind the Curve

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150 - Belief Change Blindness (rebroadcast)

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149 - Bad Advice

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148 - Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

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146 - Tribal Psychology (rebroadcast)

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125 - Status Quo Rationalization

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124 - Belief Change Blindness

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