Good Thinking #352

January 15, 2016

This week, we're trying to better understand our human brain, it's quirky ways and unexpected processes, so we can use it better in daily life. We'll speak with Guy Harrison, author of "Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser", about how to cope with our brain's built-in pitfalls. And we'll speak to Ben Lillie about The Story Collider, a podcast that blends science and storytelling to show how science touches everyone, scientist and layperson alike.

Guests:

  • Guy Harrison
  • Ben Lillie

Guest Bios

Guy Harrison

Guy Harrison is an author and public advocate for science and reason. He has held numerous positions in the news industry, including editorial writer, world news editor, sports editor, photographer, and columnist. He is a veteran travel writer, having visited and written about more than 25 countries on five continents. He has won the World Health Organization Award for Health Reporting and the Commonwealth Media Award for Excellence in Journalism. He has written 6 books, including "Race and Realty: What Everyone Should Know About Our Biological Diversity" and "Good Thinking: What You Need To Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser".

Ben Lillie

Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district. He now writes and performs stories about science and being a scientist, and is a Moth StorySLAM champion. He is also a former writer for TED.com, and likes to say that life is different now, largely because it is.

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