SIO170: Panel on Neil deGrasse Tyson Allegations, Part 2

The panel with Kristi Winters and Chantelle Boduel continues! Since our recording, BuzzFeed has put out an excellent article with another accuser and also some more info on the first few. I highly recommend reading it. If you haven’t heard part 1 of our discussion, definitely listen to that first!

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SIO170: Panel on Neil deGrasse Tyson Allegations, Part 2

The panel with Kristi Winters and Chantelle Boduel continues! Since our recording, BuzzFeed has put out an excellent article with another accuser and also some more info on the first few. I highly recommend reading it. If you haven’t heard part 1 of our discussion, definitely listen to that first!

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SIO169: Panel on Neil deGrasse Tyson Allegations, Part 1

I’m joined by Chantelle Boduel and Kristi Winters as the nation’s favorite astrophysicist and host of the reboot of Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson, has been accused of sexual harassment by (at the time of recording) 3 women (and 1 more shortly after recording, see here.) The oldest accusation is of a horrifying date rape in college, the other two involve a woman who says he touched her inappropriately and an assistant who has an alarming story of Tyson attempting to seduce her. We go over the facts, Tyson’s response, and discuss how we feel about the accusations and work our way through some deeper #metoo issues.

HuffPo article on deeper history of 1st accuser; Tyson’s statement; Patheos article

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SIO169: Panel on Neil deGrasse Tyson Allegations, Part 1

I’m joined by Chantelle Boduel and Kristi Winters as the nation’s favorite astrophysicist and host of the reboot of Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson, has been accused of sexual harassment by (at the time of recording) 3 women (and 1 more shortly after recording, see here.) The oldest accusation is of a horrifying date rape in college, the other two involve a woman who says he touched her inappropriately and an assistant who has an alarming story of Tyson attempting to seduce her. We go over the facts, Tyson’s response, and discuss how we feel about the accusations and work our way through some deeper #metoo issues.

HuffPo article on deeper history of 1st accuser; Tyson’s statement; Patheos article

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SIO168: Tear Gas Was Used Under Obama, and More Rants

And some listener email. Some topics: climate change is going to kill us; simply being ‘not a Republican’ is more than enough; comparing Obama and Trump on the border; Avenatti the liberal version of Trump; listener not voting for Democrats because they are too cozy with Islam; and mansplaining mansplaining mansplaining!

Tear gas fact check; Trump’s border crisis

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SIO168: Tear Gas Was Used Under Obama, and More Rants

And some listener email. Some topics: climate change is going to kill us; simply being ‘not a Republican’ is more than enough; comparing Obama and Trump on the border; Avenatti the liberal version of Trump; listener not voting for Democrats because they are too cozy with Islam; and mansplaining mansplaining mansplaining!

Tear gas fact check; Trump’s border crisis

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SIO167: Studying Sexism and Video Games with Johannes Breuer

Johannes Breuer is the co-author of a study which looked into the relationship between sexist attitudes and video game playing. To be as precise as possible and not misrepresent it, here is what they found in their words: “We found that the amount of overall video game use at time 1 was not predictive of sexist attitudes/beliefs about gender roles at time 2 (i.e., 2 years later) and that (sexist) beliefs about gender roles at time 1 were equally not predictive of video game use at time 2 (for sample of German players aged 14 and older).” So that’s the bland tl;dr version, but we talk through the study, methodology, and what the implications are. We also talk a lot about what this study does NOT show, which is equally important and is easy to lose track of sometimes.

Here are the links to the book chapters where Johannes’s work is featured, and here’s a good writeup on the original study.

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SIO167: Studying Sexism and Video Games with Johannes Breuer

Johannes Breuer is the co-author of a study which looked into the relationship between sexist attitudes and video game playing. To be as precise as possible and not misrepresent it, here is what they found in their words: “We found that the amount of overall video game use at time 1 was not predictive of sexist attitudes/beliefs about gender roles at time 2 (i.e., 2 years later) and that (sexist) beliefs about gender roles at time 1 were equally not predictive of video game use at time 2 (for sample of German players aged 14 and older).” So that’s the bland tl;dr version, but we talk through the study, methodology, and what the implications are. We also talk a lot about what this study does NOT show, which is equally important and is easy to lose track of sometimes.

Here are the links to the book chapters where Johannes’s work is featured, and here’s a good writeup on the original study.

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SIO166: Evidence Based Mental Health Panel at QED

Really proud to have been a small part of this excellent panel at QED! The discussion centers around mental health challenges, de-stigmatization, communication, and which treatments actually work.

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SIO166: Evidence Based Mental Health Panel at QED

Really proud to have been a small part of this excellent panel at QED! The discussion centers around mental health challenges, de-stigmatization, communication, and which treatments actually work.

Leave Thomas a voicemail! (916) 750-4746, remember short and to the point!

Catch it on the RSS feed or download here!