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Decoder is a new show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future.
 
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Show's website: https://www.foxnews.com/shows/fox-news-primetime _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This chat was posted earlier today (October 19, 2021) …
 
This week we are talking to Jeep CEO Christian Meunier – and there’s a lot to talk about. Jeep just announced its second hybrid electric vehicle in the US, the Grand Cherokee 4xe. It also announced a plan for its first electric car in 2023, and to have EVs across the line by 2025, which is very soon. And it’s now part of a huge global car company c…
 
Topics include the honey badger mindset, successful immigration groups, the collapse of civilizations, democracy, globalization, ethnic conflict, parenting strategies, birth order effects, writing tips, mercantilism, resilience, academic elitism in the ivory tower, political tribalism, and cancel culture. _______________________________________ Amy…
 
If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This chat was posted earlier today (October 16, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1319: https://youtu.be/eLeKnY6WOUc ______________________________…
 
Topics covered include the promise of America, Ronald Reagan versus Barack Obama, Nicki Minaj versus Joy Reid, tips for good writing, career pivots, interdisciplinary pursuits, practical knowledge, academia and the ivory tower, postmodernism, personal regrets, Regnery Publishing, nature versus nurture, Darwinian literary criticism, and the miracle …
 
Mark Perry's article from which I cited the data: https://bit.ly/3p507gW Rampant Sexism at American Universities (THE SAAD TRUTH_52): https://youtu.be/XbotPwViiRo Global Sex Differences in Educational Attainment (THE SAAD TRUTH_648): https://youtu.be/T1mgyimOCc4 _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to sup…
 
Topics covered include astrophysics (theoretical and observational), the big bang theory, string theory, quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity, cosmic Darwinism, black holes, the hierarchy of the sciences, intellectual variety seeking, evolutionary theory, political tribalism, woke physicists, UFOs, and the importance of play. _______________…
 
Dr. Edith Eger is one of Kimi and Christy's new heroes, and they talk about their favorite "write it down on a post-it" moments. As a result of Dr. Edie's unimaginable story and circumstances, they explore the idea of comparative suffering and why it is so harmful. Christy explains why people measure and minimize their pain by comparing it to that …
 
My guest today is Dave Limp, the senior vice president of devices and services at Amazon – or, more simply, the guy in charge of Alexa. Dave’s group at Amazon also includes the Kindle e-reader, the Ring and Blink security camera systems, the Eero wifi router, and a host of other products that connect to Amazon services. We wanted to know what the b…
 
Correction: At the 7:47 mark, the third tweet was about my joking about the meaning of "Allahu akbar" in a Richard Dawkins tweet and not about Nancy Pelosi (which stems from another offended professor David Sloan Wilson; see later in the clip). Archived tweet thread: archive.is/9TYE1 _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work…
 
Regarding the new law: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/10/11/california-law-gender-neutral-children-toy-section/ _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad ___________________________________…
 
Topics covered include CRISPR (gene editing technology), the morality and bioethics of such interventions in the quest to treat or eradicate human diseases, the long-term effects of such interventions, pleiotropy, epigenetic effects, and the difference between proximate and ultimate explanations (in evolutionary theory). ___________________________…
 
Original link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x70Pd4LQIq8 _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This chat was posted earlier today (October 9, 2021) on my Y…
 
Topics covered include evolutionary psychology, sexual variety, sexual conflict, human mating, infidelity, sex differences, social constructivism, science denialism, the dark triad of personality, gift giving, intellectual variety, nomological networks of cumulative evidence, public engagement, regret in life, and Hammurabi's Code. ________________…
 
In Land of the Giants: The Apple Revolution, Recode’s Peter Kafka explores the company that changed what a computer is — and then changed what a phone is. From its beginnings as a niche personal computer company, Apple became the preeminent maker of consumer tech products, a cultural trendsetter, and the most valuable company in the world. And alon…
 
If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This chat was posted earlier today (October 6, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1310: https://youtu.be/wou-Bk7otQg _______________________________…
 
We discuss woke capitalism, interdisciplinary pursuits, entrepreneurship, the biotech and asset management industries, the need for passion in life, happiness, career changes, and life stages among other topics. _______________________________________ Vivek is the author of the recently released New York Times bestseller book Woke, Inc.: Inside Cor…
 
With so many losing so much during the pandemic, how should we think about the nature of suffering? Holocaust survivor and psychologist Dr. Edith Eger has some powerful words to offer us. Her message? Concentrate not on what you lost, but what you still have. In this inspiring conversation, Dr. Edie reveals her greatest lessons on loss, rejection, …
 
Gordon Klein's letter: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/why-i-am-suing-ucla _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This chat was posted earlier today (October…
 
Waymo is working on self-driving taxis. Which is a huge deal. Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft have remade cities, allowed people to give up their cars, and generally connected the buttons you push on your phone to real things happening in the world more directly than almost any other app. Nilay Patel talked to Tekedra Mawakana, co-CEO of Waymo,…
 
We discuss speech codes, the roots of political correctness, cancel culture, postmodernism, the importance of reading and of pursuing a liberal education among many other topics. Michael hosts The Michael Knowles Show at the Daily Wire, and is the author of two books, the satirical empty book Reasons to Vote for Democrats and the recently released …
 
Abigail Shrier is the author of the bestselling book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters as well as a freelance journalist who has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Federalist. She holds a law degree from Yale University. _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to supp…
 
The 2003 paper in question: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mar.10096 See also my 2009 Psychology Today article recounting the details of this study: https://bit.ly/3zWmhnr _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadS…
 
If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (September 29, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1304: https://youtu.be/oXxIoEHBXFo ____________________________…
 
Adam Carolla is a radio personality, comedian, actor, podcaster, and author. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show (most downloaded podcast back in 2011). He is the author of several books including In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks... And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy (2010); Not Taco Bell Material (2012); and I'm Your Emotional S…
 
In this mini-episode, Kimi and Christy discuss core values—what they are, what they are not, and why it’s worth knowing what matters most to you. Christy shares an example from her own life where returning to her core values helped her to lean into a new project with more courage and resilience. Kimi and Christy also share several simple strategies…
 
Nilay Patel talks to John Carreyrou about his reporting on Theranos from his Wall Street Journal articles that broke the scandal in 2015 to his podcast covering the trial of Elizabeth Holmes today. Links: Bad Blood: The Final Chapter https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bad-blood-the-final-chapter/id1575738174 Theranos’ greatest invention was Eliz…
 
If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (September 27, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1302: https://youtu.be/UwCOT93NKdE ____________________________…
 
Megyn Kelly is an attorney, journalist, and host of The Megyn Kelly Show (airing as a podcast and live on Sirius XM as of September 7, 2021). She is the author of the 2016 autobiography "Settle for More," and was listed in TIME’s 2014 list of the 100 most influential people. Her Twitter handle is @megynkelly. _______________________________________…
 
If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (September 25, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1300: https://youtu.be/jhKfhiEUOZQ ____________________________…
 
If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (September 25, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1299: https://youtu.be/WCWjvYUBveM ____________________________…
 
If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (September 24, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1298: https://youtu.be/cWWeZYtGk9w ____________________________…
 
At a ranch for the kids of Scientology’s most powerful members, you don’t get to see your parents for more than a few hours a week. In the military-style dormitories, children spend their days pulling weeds, hauling rocks, and evenings in Scientology studies. As the niece of Scientology’s most powerful leader, David Miscavige, Jenna didn’t know thi…
 
If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (September 21, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1297: https://youtu.be/TnZ0ak5yrkA ____________________________…
 
We talk a lot about the creator economy here on Decoder and one thing we’ve learned from all those conversations is that the creator economy is a market just like any other, with supply and demand, but that it’s also a market that is absolutely starved of information. So today I’m talking to Lindsey Lee Lugrin, the co-founder and CEO of a new platf…
 
Please note that I'm recording this clip whilst hiding under my desk. _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (September 20,…
 
Every public utterance made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau consists of the semi-random permutations of the following five key words: Tolerance; multiculturalism; diversity; community climate; change. _______________________________________ This clip was posted on my YouTube channel on September 16, 2016 as THE SAAD TRUTH_250: https://youtu.be/tYO…
 
OC Weekly article recounting the tale of Bijan Gilani: https://bit.ly/3lBvYSX Bijan's doctoral dissertation: https://bit.ly/3tTYF17 _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad ___________________________…
 
Topics covered include feminism, the nature-nurture debate, sex differences, evolutionary psychology, political correctness, postmodernism, Islam, immigration, Mark Zuckerberg's views on how to defeat terrorism, and the recent election of Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada. _______________________________________ This chat was originally po…
 
I comment about Nicki Minaj's right to express an opinion and not about the veracity of her statements. _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was p…
 
Secularism is the means by which Western liberal democracies protect the rights of all believers and non-believers alike. My Huffington Post article "Should Secular Societies Accommodate Religious Beliefs?": http://huff.to/1L0C7Qf _______________________________________ This clip was posted on my YouTube channel on September 13, 2015 as THE SAAD TR…
 
Topics that we covered include the importance of conducting meaningful research, viewing research as a form of play, the value of interdisciplinary science, several papers stemming from Darren's research career (food choices, contamination fears, speech characteristics, and condom use), the value of science outreach, political correctness on univer…
 
This week on Decoder we are doing something a little different. We're talking with Charlie Harding, co-host of the podcast Switched on Pop a podcast about pop music, about the state of the music industry particularly as it relates to copyright. The conversation is framed around Olivia Rodrigo's debut album Sour and why she keeps handing out songwri…
 
Kimi and Christy discuss the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and the impact this has on our lives. Christy shares the healing practice of expressive writing — putting pen to paper (or recording on your phone) to make sense of your darker thoughts and feelings. This 20-minute exercise helps you put difficult life experiences into perspecti…
 
Tweet in question: https://twitter.com/GadSaad/status/1436772283192946695?s=20 _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (Sept…
 
I share some personal thoughts and lessons to reap from the horrifying tragedy of that fateful day. _______________________________________ This clip was posted on my YouTube channel on September 11, 2015 as THE SAAD TRUTH_60: https://youtu.be/Zdtg0x8S93U _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it…
 
If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (September 10, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1292: https://youtu.be/onND_hXHBHE ____________________________…
 
Tommy Robinson (author of Enemy of the State) and I sit down to discuss his activism against Islamic extremism, immigration, charges of racism and bigotry, liberal secular values, freedom of speech, our respective views on Maajid Nawaz's efforts, among many other topics. _______________________________________ This clip was posted originally on Mar…
 
We discuss various facets of third-wave feminism, Oppression Olympics, the ethos of victimology, political correctness, among other topics. _______________________________________ This clip was posted originally on March 8, 2016 on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_144: https://youtu.be/wtlE32skcg4 _______________________________________ If you …
 
Peter Boghossian's resignation letter: https://bit.ly/3BTcLD2 _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (September 8, 2021) on…
 
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