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ChickenPodPie: A Sciencey Book Club
31 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
EP-5 | The Moral Animal Pt3
Part 3 of the Moral Animal by Robert Wright. How did friends and social circles develop? Can evolutionary psych provide a plausible explanation for inner city crime? Also, an intro to game theory, non-zero sums and a technological twist on urban anonymity.
33 minutes | Aug 13, 2019
EP-4 | The Moral Animal Pt2
Part 2 of the Moral Animal by Robert Wright. What does Evolutionary Psychology have to say about marriage? Are men responsible for failed marriages? What is Kin Selection? More Parental Investment!
25 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
EP-3 | The Moral Animal by Robert Wright Pt1
Part One of our discussion of the Moral Animal by Robert Wright, an introduction to Evolutionary Psychology written in 1994. This episode covers: what age is the worst to lose a child? Why do men lead women on? And why are more ‘active’ men celebrated as studs while women are castigated as sluts?
18 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
EP-2 | BIG Data: Everybody Lies by Seth Stevens-Davidowitz Pt2
The second part of our discussion on the book Everybody Lies. This episode covers Freudian Slips in the digital age, what pop-tarts people want during natural disasters, and why it’s so god-damn hard to take a decent picture these days. link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/Everybody-Lies-Internet-About-Really-ebook/dp/B01AFXZ2F4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548978105&sr=8-1&keywords=everybody+lies
28 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
EP-1 | BIG Data: Everybody Lies by Seth Stevens-Davidowitz Pt1
Our first episode (woot!) is the first part of our discussion on Everybody Lies, a 2017 book that covers what data science is, and a million different examples of how “big data” can be used to uncover some of humanities hidden truths (like what kind of porn your watching). link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/Everybody-Lies-Internet-About-Really-ebook/dp/B01AFXZ2F4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548978105&sr=8-1&keywords=everybody+lies
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