So far in our podcast, we’ve been encouraging people to break out of their bubble through discourse, good questions, and a careful awareness of bias in media and how we consume news. But we’d be remiss to not point out the obvious bias we often see in ourselves when we’re seeking out information.
This week, we tackle the idea of “confirmation bias” at all its levels– in how we ask questions and sometimes skew the responses we get, in how we think about what is “given” and what we can question, and even how searching for positivity can result in being happier.
Listen to “Grey Swans” (and how we adapted Nassim Taleb’s concept of Black Swans for our title) :
You can download the episode here.
And here are links for some of the things we mentioned:
- Michel Martin and Jonathan Ellis on Confirmation Bias
- Nassim Taleb on Black Swans
- USAFacts and more information on that from the NYTimes
- Drawings For My Grandchildren