Humans tend not to change their minds, so we’re going to see what we can learn from looking at people that have changed their minds about really big things: religion, politics and also psychic healing, criminal justice and more. We’ll examine historical accounts of converts, the ways we change our brain when we change our mind, and we’ll tell the stories of people who’ve been through it all. New episodes every Friday.
What happens when someone tells you something that challenges a deeply held belief? On the surface, it may feel annoying or uncomfortable, but turns out, there's a reason for that - your brain. We'll talk with Jonas Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Psychology at USC.
With Friends Like These returns with an all new season - Converts. We’ll be learning why and how people change their minds about what they believe — mostly because it just doesn’t happen that often. Ana talks with social psychologist Carol Tavris about choices that we make, and the idea of "confirmation bias."
This week, Alice Wong (@SFDirewolf) joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to talk about what it means to be a part of the disabled community during a pandemic. They talk about the grassroots activism being done within the community, and what able bodied folks can do to listen and be better.
Want to listen to anything NOT about COVID-19? We got the episode for you! Eduardo Porter (@portereduardo) joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to talk about a much lighter subject: the history of racism in class divides and how it still affects us today.