Made You Think

Made You Think is a podcast by Nat Eliason and Neil Soni where the hosts and their guests examine ideas that, as the name suggests, make you think. Episodes will explore books, essays, podcasts, and anything else that warrants further discussion, teaches something useful, or at the very least, exercises our brain muscles.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h35m. Bisher sind 67 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 9 hours 33 minutes


episode 56: 56: What Is It Like To Be A Bat by Thomas Nagel

“A Martian scientist with no understanding of visual perception could understand the rainbow, or lightning, or clouds as physical phenomena,  though he would never be able to understand the human concepts of rainbow, lighting, or cloud, or the...


 2018-09-25  1h1m

episode 55: 55: The Qur'an

The truly good are those who believe in God and the Last Day, in the angels, the Scripture, and the prophets; who give away some of their wealth, however much they cherish it, to their relatives, to orphans, the needy, travellers and beggars, and to...


 2018-09-18  1h54m

episode 54: 54: Never Forget Anything. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

Dom DeLuise, celebrity fat man (and five of clubs), has been implicated in the following unseemly acts in my mind’s eye: He has hocked a fat globule of spittle (nine of clubs) on Albert Einstein’s thick white mane (three of diamonds) and delivered...


 2018-09-11  1h23m

episode 53: 53: The Devil is in The Data: How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff

“When you hear a statistic say that the average American brushes their teeth 1.02 times a day, ask yourself how could they have figured it out? Does it make sense that it could have been researched effectively? In this case they would have had to...


 2018-09-04  1h38m

52: Privilege is Being Understood. The Tower - Hotel Concierge

"Not long ago kids would argue over which console was better now teenagers whisper cuckold and Nazi like it's considered good manners. We are in the midst of a profound rearrangement of what traits are to be incentivized and rewarded, driven by some 7...


 2018-08-28  1h48m

episode 51: 51: The War on Weed: Smoke Signals by Martin A. Lee

“The prestige of the government had undoubtedly been lowered considerably by prohibition”, Albert Einstein observed when he visited the United States in the early 1920s. “Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of...


 2018-08-21  1h18m

episode 50: 50: Your Fate Belongs to You. The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and Nat discuss The...


 2018-08-14  1h42m

episode 49: 49: The Power of Serendipity. Happy Accidents by Morton A Meyers

“Discovery requires serendipity but serendipity is not a chance event alone. It is a process in which a chance of event is seized upon by a creative person who chooses to pay attention to the event, unravel its mystery and find a proper application...


 2018-08-07  1h45m

episode 48: 48: UBI Q&A. A Conversation with Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

“That's really one of the most powerful things about Universal Basic Income. You start to believe in a sense of abundance and possibility.” In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and Nat speak to Andrew Yang, the author of The War on Normal...


 2018-07-31  1h4m

episode 47: 47: Free Money for All. The War On Normal People By Andrew Yang

"The normal American did not graduate from college and doesn't have an associate's degree. He or she perhaps attended college for one year or graduated from high school. She or he has a net worth of approximately $36,000, about $6,000 excluding home...


 2018-07-24  1h40m