Julia Galef | How to Stop Deluding Ourselves

Julia GalefWe tend to think we’re smart, rational beings, making good choices based on clear information. In truth, we’re anything but. We are pretty much walking, talking bundles of delusion and bias, much of it utterly hidden from our consciousness, by no one other than our subconscious. How do we get past this, how do we learn to see more clearly, not just what’s going on around us, but also within us? To help answer this question, today I’m sitting down with Julia Galef, author, podcaster, and speaker with a passion for good reasoning, and host of Rationally Speaking, a biweekly podcast featuring interviews with scientists and other thinkers, about everything from “Should the United States have open borders?” to “Has scientific progress slowed down?” to “What have you changed your mind about?” She’s also the author of an eye-opening new book, The Scout Mindset, which is a deep dive into the learnable skill of looking at things honestly and objectively — why that’s so valuable, why it doesn’t come naturally to humans, and how we can get better at it.

You can find Julia at: Website | TwitterRationally Speaking podcast

If you LOVED this episode:

  • You’ll also love the conversations we had with Susan David about the role of emotions in how we think, feel and live.

Check out our offerings & partners: 

  • Theragun: A deep muscle massage treatment unlike anything you’ve ever felt. Feel better, move better, and recover faster with tension and soreness relief. Try Theragun for 30-days starting at only $199. Go to Therabody.com/GOODLIFE right now and get your Gen 4 Theragun today. 
  • Lovevery: Award-winning, Montessori-inspired toys and subscription boxes for babies and toddlers. Designed by child development experts and sustainably made. Take the guesswork out of your child’s play. Choose Lovevery today and get free shipping when you sign up to receive your Play Kits at Lovevery.com/GOODLIFE
  • My new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive is now available for pre-order at https://sparketype.com/book/

Don’t Miss Out!

Subscribe Today.

Apple Google Play Castbox Spotify RSS