In this long-form podcast, I got the chance to talk with Joe Rogan about the Mental Immunity solution: an exciting new way to inoculate minds against viral nonsense. Great conversation!
Loved discussing the ideas of Mental Immunity with KERA's Krys Boyd, winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award. She'd really done her homework, and gave a great interview. This show aired in 22 states!
In this episode of Ann Fisher's award-winning public radio show, she asks all the key questions about the new science of mental immune health. Succinct and touches all the bases. Check it out!
Host Gillian King-Cargile talks with authors "whose books ignite enthusiasm for reading and learning." In this episode of her NPR show, we discuss an exciting new approach to teaching critical thinking.
I spoke at length with radio legend Leonard Lopate on WBAI about the book and its implications.
In this interview with Salon, Mary Elizabeth Williams asks me to spell out the ideas that have driven Mental Immunity into the national conversation. How do we combat misinformation and hinged thinking? By understanding the infectious nature of viral nonsense and developing our immunity to it!
David Pakman's keen questions and insights made this a lively and productive conversation. It was an honor to appear on his nationally syndicated show and dig into the ideas of Mental Immunity.
In this succinct and substantive interview, David Shuster of The Young Turks and I cover the basics of Mental Immunity and talk about some practical applications in today's world.
Really enjoyed this conversation with Chris Boutte. In it, we talk about how crazy ideas spread like viruses, how we can develop our minds' immune systems, and how to avoid autoimmune disorders of the mind.
It was an honor to appear on the Inquiring Minds podcast with Indre Viskontas. We had a great conversation about how the ideas of cognitive immunology can help our society get past this point of division and disordered thinking.
I delivered a talk entitled "Five Ways to Inoculate Against Viral Nonsense: Practical Lessons from the Science of Mental Immunity" for the Center for Inquiry's Skeptic's Toolbox series. It was a pleasure to discuss the concepts of mental immunity with CFI's Jennifer Beahan, who hosted the event.
This lecture with the renowned Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures organization marked the official book launch for Mental Immunity. A brief online lecture was followed by a Q&A session with PA&L Executive Director, Stephanie Flom.
It was a pleasure to speak with Demetri Kofinas of Hidden Forces about the concepts of mental immunity at play in our culture, our minds, and our history.
I spoke with Emily Newman as part of Speaking of Humanism, a program run by the AHA's Center for Education, discussing Mental Immunity and outlining the dangers of mental immune collapse.
Arjun Sachdev & Jay Beaulieu, hosts of the Rising Laterally podcast, asked a lot of insightful question about mental immunity and its applications. I was so pleased to be able to have this in-depth conversation with them about the book.
I enjoyed this thoughtful and in-depth conversation with Leigh Martinuzzi about Mental Immunity and its applications. The Hidden Why is a lifestyle podcast dedicated to finding meaningful ways of being.
Host Sam Kleckley and I had a great conversation about the principles of cognitive immunology and what we need to do to build mental immunity in ourselves and our society.
It was a true pleasure to talk about the intersections between mental immunity and culture with Eli Rebich. We talked about philosophy, disinformation, and the divisions that dominate today's public discourse.
My conversation with Jamie Woodhouse at the Sentientism Podcast was full of philosophy and probing questions. I was honored to share the ideas of Mental Immunity with the Sentientist audience.
Jake Newfield and I explore some deep philosophical questions in this podcast, including "Why do people believe conspiracy theories?" and "What is evidence, anyway?"
On this podcast, Cory Allen and I talked through the mechanisms of reasoning and idea-testing and discussed how they can help build mental immunity.
I sat down with Michael Fynan to talk about the academic applications of Mental Immunity and its underlying principles.
Psychology Today asked me to blog on their platform, and this is my inaugural post. It covers the basics of cognitive immunology, the emerging science of mental immunity
"Infodemic Inoculation: Exercising Thought Intelligence Through Whole Brain Thinking" - I appeared on this episode with Dr. John Cook, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Climate Change Communication Research Hub at Monash University.
I was pleased and proud to appear on Aaron Watson's podcast Going Deep with Aaron Watson. We got into the finer details of mental immunity and the implications for our society.
Henri Mattila asked a lot of thoughtful, probing questions as we explored the ideas of Mental Immunity and their application in the context of current events.
Leighann Lord and her team at Skeptical Inquirer Presents were wonderful hosts for this talk I gave on March 18th. I understand it was very well attended, and I was gratified by the feedback.
My friends at the Secular Student Alliance hosted this zoom event. I got to share my research with a lively group, then answer questions about my book. Thanks to Kevin and team at SSA!
I gave this talk to Houston Oasis, a community of freethinkers from Texas, then another version of the same talk to a counterpart community in Toronto. Got some great questions each time!
My review of Rutger Bregman's Humankind will appear in Free Inquiry magazine in April/May 2021! Check out what I have to say about a truly important contribution to our understanding of human nature!
In this October event sponsored by the CMU College Democrats, I got to discuss how unregulated Big Tech is unhinging many minds. It was fun sharing my ideas about mental immunity with Congressman Mike Doyle, among others. We even discussed applying them to forge novel solutions!
In this 2019 event at Carnegie Mellon University, I offered a humanist's point of view on faith. My counterpart was Professor of Biology David Lahti, who offered a Christian point of view. Sponsored by my friends at the Veritas Forum and attended by about 200.
In this 2018 symposium in Free Inquiry magazine, Yuval Noah Harari and I defend competing views of humanism and its historical legacy.
As part of Carnegie Mellon University's 2017 Sagan Fest, I got to present our Carl Sagan Award to Richard Dawkins. We then discussed some of the philosophical issues raised by his work. Among other things, I invited him to explain his (largely overlooked) "Atheists for Jesus" essay!
I was glad for the chance to speak with Ricardo Lopes of The Dissenter at length about the philosophy and psychology behind Mental Immunity.