Do you want to understand people better? The things they do, the things they say? People-reading skills can help us in our work, our personal lives, and in many everyday situations.
I’m Zach Elwood. On this podcast I talk to people from a wide range of fields about how they read behavior and use psychology in their work. Popular episodes include: interrogation techniques, poker tells, relationship tells, spotting fake online reviews, and analyzing statements for hidden meaning, to name a few. There are more than 90 episodes.
I also sometimes tackle political polarization-related topics. See all my politics-related episodes.
This is a podcast aimed at better understanding other people, and better understanding ourselves. For more info and for how to subscribe, see www.behavior-podcast.com. On this podcast the host, Zach Elwood, talks to people from a wide range of fields about how they analyze and interpret human behavior in their work. The show also sometimes focuses on understanding political polarization. Popular episodes include: indicators of healthy/unhealthy relationships, analyzing statements for hidden meaning, reading poker tells, indicators of fake online reviews, and interrogation techniques (to name a few). The host’s main claim to fame is his poker tells work. His first book, Reading Poker Tells, has been translated into 8 languages. His research on deceptive online activity has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and more.
A talk with Brian Dunning, who you might call a professional skeptic. He has been doing the Skeptoid podcast since 2006, and is the creator of multiple books and video projects aimed at promoting critical thinking and skepticism. We talk about the reasons why we're so often drawn to pseudoscience, bullshit, and no/low-evidence ideas in general. I also get his takes on assorted ideas, such as chiropractic work, acupuncture, UFOs, eye movement desensitization therapy, the placebo effect, and more.
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- About this podcast: why I do it and why I think it’s important
- Questioning if body language is useful for detecting lies, with Tim Levine
- Reading and predicting jury behavior, with Christina Marinakis
- How to spot fake online reviews, with Olu Popoola
- Group psychology, polarization, and persuasion, with Matthew Hornsey
- Behavioral indicators of healthy or unhealthy relationships, with Brandi Fink
- Cryptocurrency, problem gambling, and addiction, with Paul Delfabbro
- Reading poker tells, with poker pro Dara O’Kearney
- Why do so many people “want to watch the world burn”?, with Kevin Arceneaux
- Understanding and coping with anxiety, with editor of The Atlantic Scott Stossel
I’m most well known for my work on poker tells (aka, poker behavior). My first poker tells book, Reading Poker Tells, has been translated into eight languages and is regarded by many as the best book on the subject. I’ve also done research on deceptive online activity that’s been featured in NY Times, Washington Post, and elsewhere. Here’s my Twitter.
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