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The podcast about the mind for people who think

Nov 9, 2017

There has been a lot of recent attention on gender pay equity, the re-emergence of racism in western societies, and how youth mental health has been an increasing concern in recent years. However, the way we talk about older people, and indeed, how older people view and talk about themselves is also revealing of...


Oct 24, 2017

Most people will experience a relationship break up. They can be hard to get over. One way to manage this is to try to actively decrease the feelings of love you have for your ex-partner? But does this work? Do people believe they can control their feelings of love in this way? Can you actually do this? 

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Aug 30, 2017

Hi all,

Just a quick update for you. I'm lucky enough to have recently become a dad again, and I'm also a candidate in the NZ General Election for the Labour Party. 

So, I'll be taking a break from podcasting for a few weeks, but I'll be back again in the middle of October. Until then, be sure to have a listen to my...


Aug 15, 2017

You might be familiar with the often quoted statistic that 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 people experience mental health difficulties. What you might not be aware of is that is the answer if people are answering about what they are experiencing at that particular point in time. Long-term studies following the same people over time...


Aug 3, 2017

In July 2011, Anders Breivik killed 77 adults and children in a bombing in Oslo and a subsequent shooting on a nearby island where the Norwegian Labor Party's youth organisation was having their summer camp. I talk with Dr Bertel Hansen of the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark...