Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rationally Speaking 126 - Preston Bost on Crazy Beliefs, Sane Believers

RS126 - Preston Bost on Crazy Beliefs, Sane Believers
Release date: January 25, 2015


Can it be rational to believe conspiracy theories? On this episode of Rationally Speaking, Julia and Massimo welcome Prof. Preston Bost, a professor of psychology at Wabash College who investigates what kinds of people latch onto conspiracy theories, and why. The three discuss evolutionary reasons for conspiracy theories' appeal, and ask: how do you determine whether a belief is "rational," anyway?

Friday, January 2, 2015

FRONTLINE - Stickup Kid

FRONTLINE tells the story of Alonza Thomas -- sent to adult prison in California at the age of 16 -- and how spending more than a decade behind bars impacted him.