More About David McRaney
David McRaney is a science journalist fascinated with brains, minds, and culture.
He created the blog/book/podcast You Are Not So Smart to get a better understanding of self delusion and motivated reasoning, and before that he worked in construction, selling leather coats, and even owned two pet stores for a few years.
He started the blog in 2009, and it became an internationally bestselling book shortly after, now available in 17 languages. It then became a podcast that was once part of Boing Boing. On that podcast he continues to interview scientists who study the psychology of reasoning, decision-making, and judgment. His second book, You Are Now Less Dumb, was released in 2013, and his third book, How Minds Change was released in June of 2022.
He has been an editor, photographer, voiceover artist, television host, journalism teacher, lecturer, and tornado survivor. He also worked for several years as the head of digital media for WDAM-TV where he produced The Green Couch Sessions, a TV show about the music of the Deep South. He’s done some commercial work as well, writing for Heineken, Duck Tape, and a few others. He recently appeared in a Reebok ad that I also helped write.
Most recently, after finishing How Minds Change, he wrote, produced, and recorded a six-hour audio documentary exploring the history of the idea and the word: genius.
“The biggest problems in organizations are usually caused by the fact that some really important conversations haven’t happened yet”
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The Enigma of Reason by Dan Sperber and Hugo Mercier
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You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney
You Are Not So Smart blog and podcast
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