David Pakman's keen questions and insights made this a lively and productive conversation. It was an honor to appear on this show and dig into the ideas of Mental Immunity.
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.
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.
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.
In this long-form podcast, I got the chance to talk with host Joe Rogan about all the ins and outs of Mental Immunity. We covered a lot of ground.
I sat down with Michael Fynan to talk about the academic applications of Mental Immunity and its underlying principles.
I spoke at length with radio legend Leonard Lopate on WBAI about the book and its implications.
Mila Atmos hosts the exceptional podcast Future Hindsight,
and her interview questions prompted me to delve deep into the science of mental immunity.
This short clip from my Future Hindsight interview cautions against adversarial conversation styles.
Here's a short clip from my Future Hindsight interview to give you a taste of our conversation.
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.
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
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.
Thanks to the Nebraska Citizen Science Forum for hosting my (online) talk about mind-parasites and mental immune systems. Great questions from the audience!
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.