Episode 13: Also discussed is the role luck plays in our lives, and why some people rely more on superstitions and the supernatural instead of logic and science.
Episode 11: Scott Rada and Richard Kyte talk about how their different life experiences frame how they each look at firearm safety. Later, they discuss a recent poll that shows most Americans no longer belong to a church.
Episode 9: From COVID-19 to the threat of natural disasters, we examine how people can cope with these and other risks — some real and some overblown — and why people react the way they do.
Episode 8: Also discussed is whether boycotts are an effective tactic to get companies to change their policies and why we should consider increasing the pay of our politicians to get a better slate of candidates.
Episode 7: Other topics include whether news stories about relatively minor crimes should stay online forever, and which tactics work best when dealing with unreasonable people.
Episode 6: We ask a physician whether challenge trials — intentionally exposing people to the virus — would have sped up vaccine development and ultimately saved lives.
Episode 5: We also discuss whether the Republican Party would be in a stronger place today had Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in 2016.
Episode 2: In addition, Scott Rada and Richard Kyte talk about whether people are expressing relief now that the presidential election is over and if vaccines will be the next big political fight.
Topics discussed include confirmation bias, the role social media plays in how we consume information and the important questions we need to ask each other to hopefully get at the truth.