People Who Read People: A Behavior and Psychology Podcast

By Zachary Elwood

A podcast about understanding human behavior, hosted by Zachary Elwood (twitter: @apokerplayer). Interviews with people from a wide range of fields about how understanding people aids them in their endeavors, with an occasional focus on the psychology of political polarization.

  1. 1.
    What does research say about how social media affects polarization?, with Emily Kubin
    49:35
  2. 2.
    Understanding behavior and psychology as a professional musician, with Ben Tyler (aka Small Skies)
    50:31
  3. 3.
    Nostalgia and our attraction to the past, with Jannine Lasaleta
    56:40
  4. 4.
    Is paying so much attention to politics hurting us?, with Chris Freiman
    1:09:30
  5. 5.
    How has polarization affected beliefs about election security?, with Jennifer Cohn
    1:04:05
  6. 6.
    Does blaming "media" help us avoid personal responsibility?, with Elizaveta Friesem
    41:49
  7. 7.
    Reading poker tells, with Dara O'Kearney
    1:04:29
  8. 8.
    What are the factors in American police violence? (pt 2), with police captain James Mitchell
    1:07:04
  1. 9.
    Why do so many people want to watch the world burn?, with Kevin Arceneaux
    1:00:12
  2. 10.
    What is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's tell?, with Jon Hoefling
    28:48
  3. 11.
    Can gender identity theory itself create gender dysphoria?, with Carey Callahan
    1:09:59
  4. 12.
    How might we better connect with people?, with Ted Brodkin and Ashley Pallathra
    49:07
  5. 13.
    Reading tells in the video game Apex Legends, with Brandon Singer, aka Nocturnal
    23:14
  6. 14.
    Reading opponent tells in tennis, with Carlos Goffi
    57:43
  7. 15.
    Why are American cops so violent? (pt 1), with police captain James Mitchell
    1:24:04
  8. 16.
    Living with anxiety, with Scott Stossel, national editor of The Atlantic
    1:01:52
  9. 17.
    Psychological and environmental factors in psychosis and schizophrenia, with Nathan Filer
    59:42
  10. 18.
    I talk to an 8-year-old kid
    15:44
  11. 19.
    Gina Assaf, who has "long haul" covid, discusses her research on it
    21:35
  12. 20.
    Why hasn't crowdsourcing of medical data from public disrupted healthcare?, with Jamie Heywood
    1:02:38
  13. 21.
    Reading online dating profiles (part 2), with Scott
    31:40
  14. 22.
    Reading online dating profiles (part 1), with Celia
    27:09
  15. 23.
    How does a disbelief in free will affect one's life?, with physicist Daniel Whiteson
    54:14
  16. 24.
    How does aphantasia (lack of mental imagery) impact one's life?, with Zach Elwood
    52:12
  17. 25.
    How do insults and hurt feelings affect political conflicts?, with Karina Korostelina
    31:17
  18. 26.
    Why does democracy fall apart and authoritarianism rise?, with Thomas Carothers
    51:11
  19. 27.
    Questioning how much social media plays a role in political polarization, with Levi Boxell
    37:56
  20. 28.
    Are some political party stances due to randomness and chance?, with Michael Macy
    45:15
  21. 29.
    Inherent aspects of internet communication and social media that amplify animosity and polarization
    52:55
  22. 30.
    How does Facebook increase political polarization and animosity?, with Jaime Settle
    42:21
  23. 31.
    Examining causes of polarization in the U.S. and other countries, with Jennifer McCoy
    1:13:34
  24. 32.
    Do violent protests and riots cause people to vote more conservatively?, with Omar Wasow
    1:08:56
  25. 33.
    Understanding violent protester behavior: an interview with a Portland antifa/BLM protester
    1:42:23
  26. 34.
    Did Cambridge Analytica exaggerate their abilities and not actually do anything impressive?, with Dave Karpf
    1:18:49
  27. 35.
    Evaluating psych patients in the ER, and discussion of personality disorders, with Rob Tarzwell
    1:18:10
  28. 36.
    Is some offensive behavior due to psychological conditions?, with Timothy Jay
    59:57
  29. 37.
    Can you predict schizophrenia by studying the language of teenagers?, with Neguine Rezaii
    45:10
  30. 38.
    Can you see what people are thinking with a scan of their brain?, with Marcel Just
    58:36
  31. 39.
    Indicators that English text is written by a native Russian speaker, with Brian Baer
    44:26
  32. 40.
    Interpreting brain imaging, with Rob Tarzwell
    1:14:12
  33. 41.
    Reading behavior in Rock Paper Scissors, with Jason Simmons, aka Master Roshambollah
    1:04:12
  34. 42.
    Driving a San Francisco city bus, with Brendan Bartholomew
    38:09
  35. 43.
    What does skin conductance (aka GSR aka EDA) tell us?, with Christopher Moyer
    1:08:06
  36. 44.
    Behavior in social deduction game Secret Hitler, with Polina Vorozheykina
    43:24
  37. 45.
    Indicators of fake Amazon reviews, with Olu Popoola
    57:13
  38. 46.
    Prison life and behavior, with Benjamin Moots
    1:31:14
  39. 47.
    Reading indicators of good and bad relationships, with Brandi Fink
    1:17:08
  40. 48.
    Reading customers in door-to-door sales, with Conrad Smith and Dave Mock
    1:13:34
  41. 49.
    Restaurant and service industry psychology, with Robin Dibble
    59:14
  42. 50.
    Psychology and behavior in MMA and jiu-jitsu, with Robert Drysdale
    59:01

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