Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor! We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them."Rationally Speaking was co-created with Massimo Pigliucci, is produced by Benny Pollak, and is recorded in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village.


Title Date published
Rationally Speaking #238 - Razib Khan on "Stuff I've Been Wrong About" 2019-08-20
Rationally Speaking #237 - Andy Przybylski on "Is screen time bad for you?" 2019-08-06
Rationally Speaking #236 - Alex Tabarrok on "Why are the Prices So D*mn High?" 2019-07-23
Rationally Speaking #235 - Tage Rai on "Why people think their violence is morally justified" 2019-06-25
Rationally Speaking #234 - Dylan Matthews on "Global poverty has fallen, but what should we conclude from that?" 2019-05-28
Rationally Speaking #233 - Clive Thompson on "The culture of coding, and how it’s changing the world" 2019-05-13
Rationally Speaking #232 - Tyler Cowen on "Defending big business against its critics" 2019-04-30
Rationally Speaking #231 - Helen Toner on "Misconceptions about China and artificial intelligence" 2019-04-16
Rationally Speaking #230 - Kelsey Piper on “Big picture journalism: covering the topics that matter in the long run” 2019-04-02
Rationally Speaking #229 - John Nerst on "Erisology, the study of disagreement" 2019-03-19
Rationally Speaking #228 - William Gunn and Alex Holcombe on "Is Elsevier helping or hurting scientific progress?" 2019-03-05
Rationally Speaking #227 - Sarah Haider on "Dissent and free speech" 2019-02-18
Rationally Speaking #226 - Rob Wiblin on "An updated view of the best ways to help humanity" 2019-02-05
Rationally Speaking #225 - Neerav Kingsland on "The case for charter schools" 2019-01-21
Rationally Speaking #224 - Rick Nevin on "The long-term effects of lead on crime" 2019-01-07
Rationally Speaking #223 - Chris Fraser on "The Mohists, ancient China's philosopher warriors" 2018-12-17
Rationally Speaking #222 - Spencer Greenberg and Seth Cottrell on "Ask a Mathematician, Ask a Physicist" 2018-12-03
Rationally Speaking #221 - Rob Reich on "Is philanthropy bad for democracy?" 2018-11-14
Rationally Speaking #220 - Peter Eckersley on "Tough choices on privacy and artificial intelligence" 2018-10-28
Rationally Speaking #219 - Jason Collins on "A skeptical take on behavioral economics" 2018-10-15

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