Yoel and Mickey welcome Northeastern University research scientist and science critic James Heathers to their show. Yoel, Mickey, and James discuss science reform and the need for robust science criticism. Why is it so hard for some (older) scientists to admit their mistakes? Do science critics feel empathy for the scholars they criticize? Is there a danger of science criticism going too far, even over-correcting? What exactly is Yoel drinking this episode?
Bonus: James discusses his fascinating research on people who can control their goosebumps.
Bonus Bonus: Yoel and Mickey submit to James's break-music request.
Yoel Inbar and Michael Inzlicht have started a new podcast called, Two Psychologists Four Beers. The premise of the show is that Yoel and Michael slowly get (mildly) drunk while discussing news and controversies in science, academia, and beyond.
Here is where you can find the podcast: https://fourbeers.fireside.fm/
You could also follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/fourbeerspod