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Jun 19, 2019

Johann Hari is a British Journalist and two-time NYT Best-Selling Author! His two books, Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs and Lost Connections: Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope form the basis of today's conversation. Zach and Johann talk about what it means to overcome adversity....

May 28, 2019

David Pizarro is a Psychology Professor at Cornell University. He is also co host (with Tamler Sommers) of "Very Bad Wizards"-- one of our favorite podcasts! 

In this episode, David and Zach discussed moral judgement and decision-making (from personal decisions to widespread policies). They also explored mental...

May 14, 2019


Zach speaks with Mark Scheeren. Mark is an addiction expert. He is the coauthor (with Steven Slate and Michelle Dunbar) of "The Freedom Model For Addictions" and the founder of The Freedom Model Retreats. He is also founder of The Baldwin Research Institute. 

Today we talk about the utility as well...

Apr 29, 2019

This is a rebroadcast of Zach's 2016 interview with Dr. Marc Lewis. Marc is a neuroscientist and the author of two New York Times best selling books, Memoirs of an Addicted Brain and The Biology of Desire. 

Zach and Marc discuss the limitations of the disease model of addiction.

This is the end of season 3 and the last...

Apr 15, 2019

Charles Murray responds to Zach's questions about IQ, ethnicity, and race-- as told in "The Bell Curve"-- and expresses his frustration at the mischaracterization of the book's message.  



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