139 – Kids These Days

Running with the theme of childhood/adolescent responsibility, we start off with a brief live-feedback section from esteemed guest Charlie and then move on to discuss Johnathan Haidt and Greg Lukianov’s 2015 Atlantic essay (mostly informed by Haidt’s subsequent podcast appearances) The Coddling of the American Mind, which was turned into a book 3 years later. We didn’t quite hit all the beats we wanted to, but we still had fun and hope you do too. 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Elephant in the Brain

Jonathan Haidt discussing this on Sam Harris’s podcast

Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
Also merch!

Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:


Expecting Short Inferential Distances — hear audio version of it here

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Explainers Shoot High. Aim Low!

Double Illusion of Transparency

No One Knows What Science Doesn’t Know

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