Andrew Lakoff on Trust & Information

Premiere DateMay 10, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:55 Andrew Lakoff
03:14 Finding Rationale
04:46 Collective Responsibility
06:25 More Info = More Doubt
08:13 Achieving Greater Trust
11:54 Outro
12:41 Tender Alex Napping
18:03 Finish

Andrew Lakoff joins the show to talk about why some people don’t vaccinate their children, the idea of collective responsibility, achieving greater trust in authority, and more.

Andrew Lakoff is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Souther California. He is the author of several books, essays, and articles, and his newest book “Unprepared: Global Health in a Time of Emergency” is forthcoming from the University of California Press. His essay “Vaccine Politics and the Measurement of Public Reason,” as referenced in the podcast, was published in 2015 by Duke University Press.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…