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How to change people’s minds on social issues with "deep canvassing"

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Oddly enough, we don’t know very much about how to change people’s minds on social issues, not scientifically. That’s why the work of the a group of LGBT activists in Los Angeles is offering something valuable to psychology and political...Show More Summary

How the "separate spheres" ideology is still affecting us today

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Common sense used to dictate that men and women should only come together for breakfast and dinner. According to Victorian historian Kaythrn Hughes, people in the early 19th Century thought the outside world was dangerous and unclean and morally dubious and thus no place for a virtuous, fragile woman. Show More Summary

The most logical logical fallacy of them all, the existential fallacy

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Hypothetical situations involving dragons, robots, spaceships, and vampires have all been used to prove and disprove arguments. Statements about things that do not exist can still be true, and can be useful thinking tools for exploring...Show More Summary

How you can avoid committing the "conjunction fallacy"

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Here is a logic puzzle created by psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. “Linda is single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with the issue of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in demonstrations. Show More Summary

Podcast: How we'll kill all the DRM in the world, forever

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I'm keynoting the O'Reilly Security Conference in New York in Oct/Nov, so I stopped by the O'Reilly Security Podcast (MP3) to explain EFF's Apollo 1201 project, which aims to kill all the DRM in the world within a decade. (more…)

Star Trek white noise machine/starfield projector/alarm clock

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Really, Thinkgeek's $150 Star Trek White Noise Sleep Machine does it all: projects a moving starfield on your ceiling, plays starship-like white noise loops while you drift off, presents a goofily plausible UI and form-factor straight out of the Roddenverse, and can even play the red alert klaxon as its alarm-tone. (more…)

We dedicate today’s Podcast to Chive Nation!!

2 weeks agoHumor : theChive

LISTEN HERE: iOS, Android, Desktop John and I like to bring the Podcast back to the people every now and then, so today it's time to get back to all things theCHIVE!! We talk of the Olympic frenzy and our thoughts on the games thus far;...Show More Summary

Jeff Bridges & Chris Pine mosey into theCHIVE Podcast!!

3 weeks agoHumor : theChive

LISTEN HERE: iOS, Android, Desktop Hollywood heavyweights Jeff Bridges, and Chris Pine, joined us here in while they promote their new film 'Hell or High Water,' and we got to pick the mind of two fascinating guys. Everything from the...Show More Summary

Interview with hardware hacker Star Simpson

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Our guest on the Cool Tools show this week is Star Simpson. She is an electronics designer whose greatest joy is designing objects and tools that are useful to others, which inspire and delight. Her previous work includes research on...Show More Summary

Wool author Hugh Howey shares his favorite tools

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Our guest on the Cool Tools Show this week is Hugh Howey. Hugh is the New York Times bestselling author of WOOL, SAND, BEACON 23, and over a dozen other novels. He lives on a catamaran he custom built in South Africa and is now sailing...Show More Summary

Jeff Garlin talks new season of ‘Curb’, L.D., and marriage time limits

4 weeks agoHumor : theChive

LISTEN HERE: iOS, Android, Desktop Jeff Garlin, the actor, comedian, producer, and co-creator of a little show called 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' was an absolute delight to sit down and talk with. And Jeff had a few tricks up his sleeve we never saw coming which really made our conversation all the more enlightening. Show More Summary

Danny Trejo: From San Quentin to iconic actor & role model

last monthHumor : theChive

LISTEN HERE: iOS, Android, Desktop Boy, does acting legend Danny Trejo ever have a story to tell. From his early years bouncing in and out of the world’s most notorious prisons, immersed in a life of crime and drugs, to a revelationShow More Summary

Jim Breuer is the comedy rockstar we all deserve!!

last monthHumor : theChive

LISTEN HERE: iOS, Android, Desktop Comedian Jim Norton once described Jim Breuer as the greatest storyteller in comedy today, and after our discussion with him I can honestly say we too are believers. Jim talks about everything fromShow More Summary

Comedian Jim Norton talks ‘PC police,’ sex psychology, & more!

2 months agoHumor : theChive

LISTEN HERE: iOS, Android, Desktop Comedian Jim Norton is revered by other comedians for his candid/no-nonsense take on the world. In his own words, sometimes he's right, sometimes he's wrong, but he ALWAYS has his reasons. In our discussion,...Show More Summary

Mushroom coffee, Voodoo Floss, and more – Tim Ferriss's favorite tools

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This week, Kevin Kelly and I spoke with author Tim Ferriss for the Cool Tools podcast. We had a great time chatting about his favorite tools, including a microphone with a built-in recorder, a food-expiration app, sports injury tape,...Show More Summary

Unpleasant Design: design that bullies its users

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Selena Savi? and Gordan Savicic (previously) have published Unpleasant Design, their long-awaited book on "design that bullies its users" -- that is, devices, street furniture, tools and products designed to control humans. (more…)

"Security is what happens to people, not machines"

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Eleanor Saitta (previously) -- a security researcher who's done extensive work training vulnerable groups in information security and now security architect for Etsy -- appears on the most recent O'Reilly Security podcast (MP3), discussing...Show More Summary

Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Baron Vaughn talks about the epic reboot and beyond

2 months agoHumor : theChive

LISTEN HERE: iOS, Android, Desktop Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn is voicing the bubble gum headed robot, Tom Servo, on the cult-hit show Mystery Science Theater 3000 thanks to the biggest crowdfunding campaign ever launched. We talked to him about why a show featuring two robots & a human ripping on crappy B-movies makes for such an entertaining and satisfying experience.

Adam Savage describes four unusual and useful tools he loves

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

On the Cool Tools Show podcast, Kevin Kelly and I had a wonderful, wide-ranging discussion with Adam Savage, the former co-host of Mythbusters and the editor-in-chief of Tested. Adam is erudite, funny, and very smart. Check out our show...Show More Summary

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