Thursday, July 20, 2017

Episode 21: Asch, Milgram, and Stanford

I've always been interested in three psychology experiments that study human behavior. They are the Asch Experiment, the Milgram Experiment, and the Stanford Prison Experiment. Dave Brodbeck joins me to actually about the field that he actually teaches (he also teaches statistics, which we've discussed) at Algoma University is Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. We also discuss how the latter two of these experiments shaped research ethics today.

Wikipedia Links:
Asch Conformity Experiments
Milgram Experiment
Stanford Prison Experiment

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Episode 20: What's Up With Technology These Days

My Smooth Sailing and Showhole co-host, Jason, joins me for a conversation about technology. We discuss the past and the present and maybe even look at where it's heading in the future. Don't worry, it's a more lighthearted conversation than you might think.

Jason on Twitter

Smooth Sailing Podcast

The Showhole

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Episode 19: Never Break the Chain

I return with a solo episode to discuss chain letters, and one in particular that nearly fooled someone I know. This one seems to imply great fortune to anyone who mails it out and claims that it is perfectly legal to the point of using that term several times throughout the letter. It is illegal, and it will cost a lot of money with no real return. I have attached links to the images of the letter.

Chain Letter Pictures

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Episode 18: Food Fauxtrition

We've all been handed some really bad nutrition advice throughout our lives. Food bloggers, TV doctors, and Aunt Janet have all given us really bad advice. For me, to follow the advice I was given by a trainer at the gym would have been an inconvenience, but for my guest, Stephanie, could have been fatal.

Stephanie on Twitter: @heavydishongry

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Episode 17: Creepy Clowns

Jason Reese joins me once again to discuss the rash of creepy clown sightings that seemed to begin in the UK and have taken hold in the US. Are they real, fake, dubious, or something else? We don't come to any conclusions, but we have some fun with this topic.

Jason can be found on Twitter @upinthisbrain

In Search Of...Other Voices (Season 1, Episode 1) for the first panel discussion.

Clown sighting reported in another part of Arkansas, sheriff's office says

Psychology Reveals Why Clowns Are So Creepy--QZ

Social media post prompts lockouts at Antioch, Glencliff high schools

Creepy clown sightings reported in Washington

Clown threats: 1 arrest; Schools closed after attack reported

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Episode 16: Anti-Science Echo Chambers

I'm back with a new episode after six months away. This episode discusses the ideas of groups on the Internet that promote ideas that go against the accepted science and use various tactics to further their cause. Dave Brodbeck joins me (again) to discuss these anti-science echo chambers and help to explain how science works.

Dave Brodbeck is a professor of psychology at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. He can be found on Twitter @dbrodbeck,, and Spit and Twitches: The Animal Cognition Podcast

Exposing Pseudoastronomy Podcast

The Illuminati Social Club is now on Twitter @IlluminatiPod

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Episode 15: Cranberry Sauce

Up In This Brain Jason joins me again to discuss celebrities who may or may not be alive. We cover Elvis, Andy Kaufman, Tupac, Paul McCartney, Jim Morrison, Paul Walker, Bill Hicks, and David Bowie. It's a fun episode that doesn't accomplish much, but it was still fun to record.

Up In This Brain