How to Detect Bullshit
In this episode we're talking about bullshit: what it is, how to detect it, and how to call it out. First, staff writer Nick Douglas joins us for a rousing game of "Two Truths and a Lie." Then we talk to Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, professors at the University of Washington who teach a course called
Finally, Alice talks about why we're so susceptible to bullshit with staff writer Beth Skwarecki, who writes the
Bullshit Resistance School
column right here on Lifehacker.
Discussed in This Episode
Why you might get a
Mensa for Kids
How to lie convincingly
The categories of bullshit
Brandoloni's Bullshit Asymmetry Principle
can help you identify bullshit
Why yoga mats were
- Causal fallacies and other ways to determine whether a study is bullshit
And so much more. Honestly.
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