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Tamler Sommers & David Pizarro
Very Bad Wizards
Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
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4.8 stars from 3,631 ratings
I believe in ghosts~
And I believe in both of you. Because of my direct experiences. In fact, my experiences with ghosts have been more direct and visceral than a couple of voices on a podcast are 😆. Honestly, though, your podcast is both entertaining and informative, glad I found it. You guys keep it fresher than...Read full review »
Zirrustriel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/21
5 star favourite
Dave Pizarro of Cornell University is a superstar psychologist, delving into contemporary conundrums with the aids of science, experience, research, film and literature. Tamler tries. 5 Stars
JeanXB via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/07/21
Great podcast
Only thing missing from this podcast is a live show from the mystical and secretive Philosophers Montana Ranch hangout. Otherwise a great podcast by some pretty cool dudes…
daveseansworld via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/21
Recent Episodes
David and Tamler hit the books and cram for their beloved Patreon listener-selected episode – this time on Thomas Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.” David thinks Kuhn is a great sociologist of science but recoils at the relativistic tenor of the final chapters. Tamler loves...
Published 07/20/21
We’ve promised you for years that we would do an episode on apologies and never got to it until today. So we both want to say from the bottom of our hearts: we’re sorry. We recognize we’ve let so many of our listeners down, and we feel just awful if you were offended by the delay. We hope this...
Published 07/06/21
David and Tamler argue about the philosopher L.A. Paul’s ideas on “transformative experiences” – big life decisions that will change you and your values so much that our normal decision-making models break down. Tamler is fully on board and hopeful for philosophy, but David sees Paul’s view as a...
Published 06/22/21
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