Hypnotize Me (E51)

A conversation with hypnotist Dominique LaRoche about the importance of focus and attention, and the nature of consciousness.

The Safecracker (E48)

A conversation with Rodney Rourke, one of the best safecrackers in the world, about being your own boss, working with your hands, and staying free.

Mundia and Modia (E44)

A conversation with polymath David Boxenhorn about the two worlds we simultaneously live in: Mundia, the natural world of immutable laws, and Modia, the ever-changing social world.

Murder in Canada (E43)

A conversation with criminologist Tanya Trussler about violent crime in Canada. Professor Trussler teaches in Mount Royal University's sociology department.

Fathers and Sons (E42)

A conversation with Christopher "Wally" Wallace, a former gangster and ex-con with a history of violence. After getting shot by a crack dealer, Wally decided to turn his life around for his infant son and become the father he never had. He's spent the last few decades helping messed up guys turn their lives around. Wally has a unique, if decidedly rough-at-the-edges, perspective on what's wrong with men and boys in the 21st-century West.

Complex Systems (E41)

A conversation with Yaneer Bar-Yam, president of the New England Complex Systems Institute, about markets, pandemics, ecosystems, climate change, uncertainty, invasive species, and much else.

A Man In Full (E40)

A conversation with Andrew Mcclymont, a larger than life character who grew up in a farm in rural Australia, and went on to harvest crocodile eggs, fly helicopters, put out forest fires, work on oil rigs and lead mines, and much else. If you consult a list of the twenty most dangerous jobs, you'll find that Andrew has probably done at least half of them.

Virtue Signaling (E39)

A conversation with journalist and essayist Joshua Ostroff about the meaning of the concept of virtue signaling - Joshua has written for the Globe & Mail, The Walrus, CBC, and Vice.

Bin Laden's Legacy (E38)

A conversation with counter-terrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross about why we're still losing the War on Terror, the differences between ISIS and al Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden's legacy.

The Coddling of the American Mind (E35)

A conversation with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt about his new book, coauthored with Greg Lukianoff, The Coddling of the American Mind (2018), a timely investigation into the new "safety culture" on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and ultimately democracy.

Intersectionality (E33)

Amy Kaler is a sociology professor who has been teaching on intersectionality for years. In this episode of the podcast, she talks with us about what intersectionality is, what it isn't, and what problems it solves. Jonathan Haidt maintains that intersectionality is useful in theory but harmful in practice. Kaler responds to this criticism.