#039 Questions vs. Stories w/ Tyler CowenSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Economist and New York Times Bestselling Author, Tyler Cowen, on Stubborn Attachments, how stories can inspire questions that make life better for all.
#038 What is Gender? w/ 2DWGSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Julian and Andrew discuss the origins of biological sex, its evolutionary purpose, and more!
#037 WTF is Money? w/ 2DWGSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Two Damn White Guys on the origins of money, taxes, interest + how global economies interact.
#036 Deism & The American Revolution w/ Matthew StewartSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Philosopher, historian, and author Matthew Stewart on wealth distribution + the origins of deism in the American Revolution.
#035 What is Language? w/ 2DWGSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Two Damn White Guys on the origin of language + best practices for effective communication.
#034 Michael Shermer on Skepticism & The POV SelfSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Scientist and Best Selling Author, Michael Shermer, on the basis of superstition + what to expect if you’re cloned.
#033 What is Happiness? w/ 2DWGSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Andrew Rader (PhD, MIT) talks happiness on a chemical level. Julian reviews the World Happiness Report’s criteria for happy societies.
#032 Is Snopes Biased? w/ David MikkelsonSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Snopes Founder David Mikkelson on the nature of bias and the inner-workings of its fact checking process.
#031 Why You Should Eat Meat & GMOs w/ Alison Van EenennaamSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Agricultural scientist and USDA advisor Alison Van Eenennaam makes an unconventional case for conventionally grown produce and meat + their environmental trade-offs.
#030 Is There Any Perfect Diet? w/ Valter LongoSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
World renowned cell biologist and best-selling author of The Longevity Diet, Valter Longo, talks about his 30-year effort to rid the world of fad dieting.
#029 The Origins of Boredom w/ 2DWGSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Two Damn White Guys on the origins of boredom + boredom as the impetus for evolution and self-improvement in general.
#028 Globalization vs. Globalism w/ Ian BremmerSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Political Scientist and NY Times Bestselling Author Ian Bremmer breaks down the stark difference between these two buzz words and demonstrates the positive effects free trade has had on the world at large.
#027 Pros & Cons of Recreational Weed w/ Mark BourrieSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Canadian lawyer Mark Bourrie discusses Canada’s recent legalization of cannabis and whether or not it should be treated like a drug.
#026 Why The Universe is Probably a Simulation w/ Andrew RaderSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Andrew Rader breaks down the logic behind the concept of reality as a simulation.
#025 Mental Health & Suicide w/ Ray DoktorSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Dr. Ray on the importance of — and the road map to — mental health.
#024 Why Nations Fail w/ Daron AcemogluSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
MIT Professor/NY Time Best Selling Author Daron Acemoglu on inclusive and extractive institutions.
#023 Should We Care About Our Personal Data? w/ Ramona Pringle & Andrew RaderSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Ramona Pringle, journalist and professor of interactive media for Ryerson University talks about your personal data, who has it, and how they want to use it.
#022 Meditation: 10% Happier w/ Dan HarrisSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Award winning ABC journalist and author of NY Times Bestseller, 10% Happier on the science behind meditation.
#021 Diversity & Uniformity w/ Claire LehmannSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Quillette Founder/Editor-in-Chief Claire Lehmann on sexism, racism + other matters of cultural diversity and uniformity.
#020 Brave New World w/ Andrew RaderSpellbound w/ Julian Smith add
Part III in our civilization series. Discussing Aldous Huxley's 1933 novel which depicts an advanced technological society dependent on social conditioning and hierarchy.