Published on:

6th Jul 2024

Supplementary Materials 9: Galaxy Brains Collide

We get put in our place by an old champion, who reminds us why they are the king. Also this episode:

  • Chris' post-conference thoughts on the UK
  • Matt's Great American Burger Giveaway
  • Non-Tribal Joe Rogan meets Jimmy Dore
  • Lex Fridman meets Ivanka Trump
  • The UK election and the heterodox response
  • Jordan Peterson and the spiritual kingdom of Farageism
  • Russell Brand and Alex Jones pray together
  • Galaxy Brains Collide: Eric Weinstein meets Terrence Howard
  • Still wearing a jacket to save the world
  • Eric is the one who knocks
  • Eric the scientist defends his colleague Neal deGrasse Tyson
  • The hidden layers
  • Gold-tier criticism and cultish subreddits
  • Bad faith Matt and Good faith Chris say Farewell

The full episode is available for Patreon subscribers (1hr 29mins).

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About the Podcast

Decoding the Gurus
A psychologist and an anthropologist try to make sense of the world's greatest self-declared Gurus.
An exiled Northern Irish anthropologist and a hitchhiking Australian psychologist take a close look at the contemporary crop of 'secular gurus', iconoclasts, and other exiles from the mainstream, offering their own brands of unique takes and special insights.

Leveraging two of the most diverse accents in modern podcasting, Chris and Matt dig deep into the claims, peek behind the psychological curtains, and try to figure out once and for all... What's it all About?

Join us, as we try to puzzle our way through and talk some smart-sounding smack about the intellectual giants of our age, from Jordan Peterson to Robin DiAngelo. Are they revolutionary thinkers or just grifters with delusions of grandeur?

Join us and let's find out!
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Christopher Kavanagh

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A Northern Irish cognitive anthropologist who occasionally moonlights as a social psychologist. Chris has long standing interests in the psychology of conspiracy theorists and pseudoscience. His academic research focuses on the Cognitive Science of Religion and ritual psychology. He lives happily in Japan with his family.

Matthew Browne

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An Australian psychologist and numbers-guy. He does research on all kinds of stuff, but particularly enjoys looking into why people believe the things they do: religion, conspiracy theories, alternative medicine and stuff. He's into social media in the same way people slow down for car accidents.