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The podcast about the mind for people who think

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...


Jul 17, 2017

Leaning drive has been a rite of passage in many societies for decades. For many, it is a central part of their everyday lives, especially if they live in rural areas, or where other alternatives aren't as practical or appealing. But what happens if we become anxious about driving? How might that shape our lives...


Jul 3, 2017

Consciousness is a curious and complex phenomenon. There are many ideas about what consciousness means and how it comes about, but I came across a compelling and relatively simple argument when I attended TEDFest this year - where the TED2017 conference was livestreamed for TEDx conference organisers from around the...