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Joe Virgillito
Erin McPherson joins the show to discuss her recent study entitled "Psychological consequences of the Dad Bod," exploring essentialism of fathers.
John Cook returns to discuss publishing 'The Consensus Handbook,' an online booklet detailing the importance of scientific consensus on climate change and the misinformation campaign to discredit it.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss John Bolton's appointment as National Security Advisor, how he fits in the Trump administration, what to expect, and how his Fox News appearances might've influenced the president.
Emma Gray joins the show to discuss her recent piece about Stormy Daniels, how she's used Twitter and TV news against Trump, and why shouldn't be quick to underestimate her.
Encountering a Koch Brothers-funded study inspires some journalistic soul searching.
Rich Hanley returns to discuss Stormy Daniels' '60 Minutes' interview, its news value, media coverage of Trump's behavior and extramarital affairs, and more.
Joe discusses his interview earlier this week with the Knight Foundation's Jon Stotsky, and how Koch Foundation funding can shed a bad light on legitimate, useful research.
Ryne Sherman joins the show to discuss his recent study how personal values were a greater predictor of Trump support than political ideology.
Trump's Twitter fingers vs. Biden's bold speeches. Who has the edge in an actual fight?
Matt Bruenig joins the show to discuss People's Policy Project recent content, building a supporter base, choosing content topics, and more.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to predict if President Trump will fire Robert Mueller, potential fallout, and much more.
For the first time, I don’t have a rooting interest in the most exciting sports betting event of the year. I’m feeling surprisingly OK.
Jon Stotsky joins the show to discuss the Knight Foundation's recent report exploring student opinions about freedom of speech on college campuses.
The bluetooth posture tracker alerts you of computer slouching in real time.
In Part II, Brandyn Lau discusses the reasons for the rise in gender-affirming surgeries, the specialized nature of it, and collecting data to create a medical demographic from scratch.
The YouTuber tried to discuss school shootings with the senator, but they ended up just shooting their mouths off.
Brandyn Lau joins the show to discuss his recent study chronicling the rise in gender-affirming surgeries over the last decade.
Julian Routh joins the show to recap the PA-18 special election, the significance of Connor Lamb's victory, what to expect with a recount, and more.
With a race in the national spotlight, Connor Lamb etched out a narrow victory by staying focused on his district, not DC.
Marc Jambon joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the development of empathetic concern in siblings.
When Twitter starts connecting dots, you might have a full-blown conspiracy on your hands.
During her '60 Minutes' interview the Education Secretary proved as grossly incompetent as we already knew she was.
Joe discusses Betsy DeVos' brutal "60 Minutes" interview, the Trump administration discussing death penalties for drug dealers, and the death of conservative ideology.
Joe is joined by fellow BTR staffers Bryan Bruchman and Elena Childers to discuss SXSW and what you can expect to see on the site.
The cold hard truth about what it takes to get all that snot out.
In Part II, Pavel Goldstein discusses the importance of empathy, how to measure it, and the potential clinical application of social touch analgesia.
Pavel Goldstein joins the show to discuss his recent study that explores brain-to-brain coupling and pain reduction in romantic partners.
Season 22 comes to a close. I made spicy popcorn and was there to write about every minute of it. Well, mostly.
In Part II, Dr. Steve Billet talks more about the White House operating in chaos, Trump's proposed tariffs on aluminum and steel, and the effects of a potential trade war on both the country and average consumers. 
He proposed to Becca and broke up with Lauren. Then he broke up with Becca and went back to Lauren. A season's worth of bashing wasn't enough.
Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss student reaction to the Parkland shooting, Hope Hicks' resignation, normalizing the Trump administration, and more.
In Part II, Andrew Jebb discusses the power of the perception of money and the limits income has on our overall happiness.
Andrew Jebb joins the show to discuss his recent study on income satiation and happiness.

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