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Zachary Elwood
People Who Read People
A Behavior and Psychology Podcast
A podcast about understanding and predicting human behavior, hosted by Zachary Elwood (twitter: @apokerplayer). Interviews with people from a wide range of fields. An occasional focus on political polarization.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 67 ratings
I have enjoyed listening to this podcast the past few years. I had a role in mitigating workplace conflict via mediation and found the podcast in my quest to improve my skills in interpreting subtext and non-verbal cues. I like Zach's interviewing style and appreciate his efforts to edit...Read full review »
bruin1962 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/21
Excellent.
An intelligent and original point of view on psychology and behaviour, especially interesting as it is purely curiosity-driven rather than academic in its approach.
Terp in Tokyo via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 08/01/21
Zachary Elwood shows us the deftness for detail and ability to engage in on the spot and unconventional analysis that a professional poker player has, while interviewing guests ranging from political extremists, to political and psychological theorists. He is always well read of his guests going...Read full review »
SocalSum41Fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/21
Recent Episodes
A talk with Emily Kubin, who recently, with her co-researcher Christian Von Sikorski, did a comprehensive review of 121 studies on social media effects on political polarization. We talk about her research, why polarization is a problem, the different types of polarization (affective vs...
Published 10/14/21
An interview with Ben Tyler, a professional musician and musical educator based in Portland, Oregon, about reading and understanding people in the musical world. Topics include: reading fellow band members' gestures and eye contact in jazz and other musical performances; being able to tell when...
Published 10/03/21
A talk with Jannine Lasaleta, who has researched the psychological effects of nostalgia, including how nostalgic feelings make people more loose and uncaring with money.  We talk about the connection between our desire for nostalgia and our desire to engage in old-fashioned or ancient or...
Published 09/16/21
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