SIO279: How ‘The Cut’ Dangerously Mishandled Recovered Memory, with Carrie Poppy

A recent article in The Cut discusses allegations of sexual abuse which were made based on “recovered memories.” Regardless of the truth or falsity of the accusations, the science of memory may have been very badly represented in this article, to harmful effect. Carrie of Oh No Ross and Carrie breaks it down for us! Complete with a Satanic Panic tie-in.

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SIO278: The Filibuster is F***ing Stupid

It is unfathomable to me that Senator Kyrsten Sinema wants to preserve this idiotic accident of history. It is not anything the founders intended. It’s not in the constitution. It’s pure crap that stands in the way of not just progress but basic governance. I do a mini break down of how we got here, and I have a few ideas of how we could get around the filibuster and not make liars out of Manchin and Sinema.

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SIO277: The GameStop Fiasco, with Phil Ferguson

The only thing that could possibly wrestle the internet back from Bernie Sanders’s warm mittened hands is the GameStop madness. Joining me to break it down and try to explain and comment on approximately 1 billionth of everything to it is Phil Ferguson of the Phil Ferguson Show!

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SIO276: Is the Dunning-Kruger Effect Real?

A recent article by Jonathan Jarry made a few waves on the internet recently, as it claims that the Dunning-Kruger effect might not actually be real! Official SIO Science-splainer Lindsey Osterman is on with a full breakdown! Is the effect real or is it just statistical noise? Tune in and find out!

Links: (Original paper) Kruger & Dunning (1999), (Review chapter) Dunning (2011), (Response to early statistical critiques) Kruger & Dunning (2002), (First Nuhfer paper): Nuhfer et al (2016), (Second Nuhfer paper): Nuhfer et al (2017)

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SIO275: President Biden! (marginal happiness warranted)

It’s a celebratory show! I’ve got some thoughts on it all, and why we shouldn’t waste any time being mad at Joe Manchin. Also, this election was closer than 2016 and that blew my mind.

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SIO274: A Pornhub Rebuttal with Tom Curry

A few weeks back I had Eli Bosnick on to talk about Nicholas D. Kristof’s Pornhub article. Eli attacked some of the fundamentalist Christian sources for the piece, and talked about the plight sex workers who had been left without income after the backlash. Tom, from Cognitive Dissonance and Citation Needed, has major disagreements with Eli on the topic and wanted to respond.

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SIO273: Sam Harris is Wrong Again

Harris recently released another both sidesy “I’m the only rational one” podcast episode about the recent insurrection at the Capitol. While he condemns Trump and the right, he also makes a series of terrible arguments in the name of anti-wokeness. Lindsey and I are here to set him straight!
*note I said 2 Capitol officers were arrested. They were only suspended.*

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Lindsey’s Links: Reporting on police response to January 6th vs. BLM –WaPo, ProPublica, nbc news, Business Insider, Uprising: A Guide From Portland

Articles contextualizing the “bending the knee” moment during the BLM protests: Metro Times, WaPo

Reporting/video of police instigating and escalating violence in BLM protests: Drone Video of the BLM protest in Richmond, Guardian, CNN

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SIO272: Sedition Special with Andrew Torrez and Allison Gill

I had a whole good news episode planned about Georgia. I have so much to say, and so many things to be positive about. And then some fascist f*cks stormed the Capitol building. Andrew and I just felt that we needed to get on the stream with our audience and talk it out. Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of time for the good news later!

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SIO270: NYT’s Kristof Duped by Christian Anti-Porn Group

Today’s show features fan-favorite Eli Bosnick explaining how much is completely wrong about an op-ed by Nicholas Kristof. The article claims that PornHub is “…infested with rape videos. It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being asphyxiated in plastic bags.” These are very serious claims, and reading the article might make you feel ill. However, there is a serious problem with it. Listen in and hear the breakdown!

Eli’s Links: http://Trafickinghub.com, Daily Beast article about them, Exodus Cry page, Open Democracy on Exodus Cry, Exodus Cry’s documentary on Netflix about how tinder leads to young teens getting kidnapped, Exodus Cry faq page, their Intervention manual, trafficking hub’s petition to shut the site down, Elevate Academy, their courses, their staff page, PornHub human screening, trusted flaggers, content removal form, digital systems for blocking content, PornHub best in class policies, Visa and other card companies pulled plug on PornHub.

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