Episode 157 — Materialism
Posted 26 May 2014 - 07:38 PM
Posted 27 May 2014 - 12:01 AM
Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:49 AM
Great show. Liked it a great deal.
Another good podcast he's been on is The Infinite Monkey Cage, which is all about the science-and-evidence based.
Also, Ben Goldacre is great at debunking detoxes and other unnecessary things we think are science-y and beneficial, but are generally not.
Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:44 AM
Posted 28 May 2014 - 12:51 PM
YES!!! TIMC is such a great show!
I, too, have been a Minchin fan. His look on life has greatly simplified and made my own much more happy. I used to be such a superstitious person and now just tell myself, "There's nothing in physics which states doing X will make Y a success. Just enjoy and focus on what you have right now." .. Thanks Tim! And thanks PB for having him on!
Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:47 AM
I would most definitely agree. My favourite guest for quite some time I think. He had a nice energy amongst the group as well as being clearly knowledgable and passionate about the subjects he discusses and is (uderstandably) an incredibly able communicator of his thoughts, making it an all round enjoyable discussion and episode.
Though sometimes I wonder what on Earth David is talking about
Also an old TIMC fan.
I remember reading Ben Goldacre's Bad Science book some years ago and enjoying his debunking, another very clear and articulate man like Minchin, always enjoyable.