I’ve enjoyed this podcast on and off for a few years. Unfortunately, I can’t take it for more than a few episodes at a time because David, much like many amateur Hosts, he fills about 50% of the interview with his thoughts instead of letting the expert speak. It’s normal to want to engage, share...Read full review »
kcdrummer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/24
Wish I’d discovered this podcast sooner. It’s so insightful and well put together. So many unexpected and intriguing revelation.
immelda marcos via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/24
Very interesting and informative, covering a different topic each episode, which leaves you with a lot to think about, and a want to learn more on the issue. Even while discussing heavy topics, they’re presented in a simplified easy to digest, no -boring way.
GalPug via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 03/01/24
David McRaney’s podcast has led me to read many books (including his) and introduced me to one of my passions (trying to learn how to listen to and learn from those who disagree with me—Braver Angels). I used to mainly read historical fiction—now I just can’t get enough social psychology and...Read full review »
MWOTR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/24
Great podcast but I wish there wouldn’t be a political slant with it.
@therealhunnterbiden via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/23
This podcast presents in a way that causes me to stop, think… sometimes reframe. I always appreciate it.
Sonneveldt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/23
Super interesting and insightful.
RobinSAR41 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/14/23
This podcast likes to make claims on how the way other people think (pick your group) is wrong and that they don’t do research in an unbiased matter, while then spewing out opinions that are not proven or backed by facts or studies. Even some of the joke fringe groups they go after are more...Read full review »
Trippy T 44 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/23
Like my grandmother’s butcher knife, you voice is extremely dull.
mHense via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/23
Much of my understanding of identity, belief, critical thinking, and all around what it is to be a good, contemplative human being has been deeply influenced by this podcast. I find myself recommending it a /lot/
Serack Ex Betai via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/23
I don’t usually leave reviews but for this podcast, I really have to. I’ve only got to episode 20 right now so I may need to adjust my review in the future as I binge more episodes, but for now, here goes: This is an excellent podcast. Really excellent. It’s very informative, well researched and...Read full review »
Kung Fu Panda 73 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/30/23
David, I cannot begin to count the number of books I have purchased because of listening to your podcast. You bring so many interesting guests and points of view, and you feed my desire for learning. I even appreciate the rebroadcasts as they recall ideas that I can then consider with new eyes...Read full review »
Long Time User is Disappointed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/23
Maddieleigh61496 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/23
Local advertising popping in at loud volume. Cant listen anymore.
Unterdemkeller via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/17/23
I don’t leave reviews, it’s just not something I do. But Episode 256: The Persuaders was so fantastic I had to make an exception. I always find YANSS’ topics to be excellent, but the guest on this episode, Anand Giridharadas, was so compelling and really explains the big problem with today’s...Read full review »
SatansToast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/23
No other podcast has kept me so fascinated over such a long period of time as this one. And nothing else has so influenced my thinking about inter-personal communication. David seems to have an endless list of interesting speakers. Congratulations David! Nigel
Ntmj via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 04/04/23
The show is interesting when the host sticks to his knowledge base. There is a strong undercurrent of contempt, bordering on hatred, of everything and anything conservative thinly veiled by intellectual jargon and moral grandstanding.
Center Right Guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/23
This is my favorite podcast. The topics and conversations are always interesting and enlightening.
LCTCM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/23
I have been listening to this podcast for years after listening to the book YANSS, which literally changed my life in a drastic way. It’s the only podcast that year after year continues to keep me engaged and excited for new episodes. Thanks for making it David!
ctothe2nd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/23
I stumbled upon this podcast and have loved it. The shows really make me think about how to apply learnings in the real world! Great work
$eriously? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/22
I’ve seen a lot of recently negative reviews, so I just wanted to say, the oldest episodes are from 2012/2013. It’s a great way to connect back to the world 10 years ago and the host is the most genuine enthusiastic person ever, which is just awesome! Also just gonna say #leftisbest
I8akaratekid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/22
this podcast is the reason i started listening to podcasts brilliant, intriguing, fun, enthusiastic, accurate, enlightening and so much more
ibisiki via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 11/15/22
So many of these podcasts have led me to life-changing books, including McRaney’s own recent one. And each time his enthusiasm is matched by that of the interviewees, so you feel like you’re brought along on this journey of joyful learning.
scarfie the scarf via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/09/22
I first saw David on the Atheist Experience, he has since introduced me to so many good books, thoughts, and ideas. This podcast makes me think. Thank you, David!
Dingo's Mother via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/22
I love that David does a great job at manufacturing Aha moments. I love looking backward at a topic to see that I completely failed to acknowledge that there was an alternative to the way I was thinking. I am also rejuvenated by David’s sense of empathy. This comes up strongly in the episodes on...Read full review »
Nickname1792804 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/22
I’ve seen this show mentioned and discussed and I can’t get over how little this show has to offer compared to other podcasts (especially other Science podcasts). If you like science and the content of this show, check out The Jordan Harbinger Show, which is similar but heaps better in terms of...Read full review »
Jason Presagio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/22
My favorite topic in a great podcast. ..And the intro music is amazing!
vern mihill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/22
Love the contents. Also, David has a great voice which is easy for my ear.
Fin and Munch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/22
This is a great podcast that deals with issues as how you get to at least recognize your bias (in other words, how you get to fool yourselves). The initial programs had some issues with sound quality, which got getter along time.
Skjayanthi via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 05/26/22
CailynThistle via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/27/22
I just wish I could have more episodes quicker. Love this podcast
sc_78 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/22
When it came out, this was one of my top 3 podcasts. Somewhere along the line, somethimg happened. More guests using the "this is what I think" style with little data. Lots of obvious material (maybe, I'm getting smarter, but don't think so). There's some politics and...Read full review »
Marcus517 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/22
I have an uncanny urge to punch him in his throat and I just can’t get over it.
hvfdgbjk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/22
Love the discussions and guests! The one down side? The music 😩 Clear winner of the award for Most Annoying And Unnecessarily Long Intro And Interlude Music. But the content is great so I keep coming back, just with my finger never far from that fast forward button.
Paul17264 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/22/22
Really like this podcast. It has introduced me to do many mind opening topics. I especially love the episode “how to talk to people about things”. I am getting frustrated with the amount of padding to each episode. It spends gobs of time giving way too much context and background when that can...Read full review »
NONEEE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/22
I think about and talk about this podcast all the time because it relates to everything we do in life. It has helped me become a better person because I understand people—including myself—so much better.
Edna Normandy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/22
I credit this show with making me more humble and realizing where my motivations come from and how to better relate to others. I’ve learned so much here.
nseibt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/22
I can’t quantify how much I continue to learn from this wonderful podcast. I might get smart if I could remember a great portion of it! Thank You!!
niasurv1ve via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/21
I love David’s curiosity and attitude. I love the deep dives into relevant psychology topics. Thank you for making these podcasts.
bethbee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/21
Why would we need to convince individuals of this. Disregarding very valid reason for a person not getting a vaccine. You should have kept this as a vague changing people’s mind podcast. I listened but felt badly that we need to convince people to inject something experimental into their bodies...Read full review »
kaarenep via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/21
This podcast always makes me consider so something new. Love the long format and challenging questions
maggiem79 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
An episode that attempts to nudge the to “hesitant” to get the vaccine? Another episode that trivializes outside the box thinkers as “conspiracy theorists”? Could the nefarious intentions behind this show be any more clear? If you are indeed smart and value thinking critically, avoid stuff like...Read full review »
McZod via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/22/21
Love this podcast. The host, David is an all-around awesome interviewer with his guests. He asks great questions and let’s each guest shine during episodes. Thanks for the great work!
C from Alberta, Canada via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/31/21
I have done the gorilla test. I did not see it. And I really am observant. I now watch out for gorillas when driving, so far haven’t hit any.
Dynamo Dianna via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/16/21
More trash along political lines. When you say it’s fact be science regarding masks and vaccines that is not 100% accurate. The WHO does not talk about natural immunity it does not talk about getting outside it does not talk about eating right it’s solely focused on the vaccine and therefore...Read full review »
Wu tang for ever via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/21
Tag line “You are not so Smart” brought me in as we all need to listen and have more empathy and reasoning. Was disappointed as the words “cognitive science” are used to describe the show but in reality this is a pop-science with a heavy dose of personal beliefs (left leaning), logic fallacies...Read full review »
GL888.888 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/21
This is almost certainly the most important podcast for anyone to listen to. Before understanding anything one must understand oneself and one’s limitations. While simply know what your cognitive biases are will not stop you from being affected by them, you can start to understand why you and...Read full review »
Felixmeister via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/03/21
If I had to choose one podcast to listen to for the rest of my life, and would not be allowed to listen to anything else, this would be the one podcast I would choose. It’s entertaining to listen to, but most importantly it made a really profound impact on my life!
Situation Normal: All ... via Apple Podcasts · Lithuania · 04/22/21
This is a fascinating and thought-provoking show. Highly recommended.
Lorna Mabe via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/07/21
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