Entries by Danny Whittaker

Science and Snake Oil

World renowned psychological skeptic and evidence-based treatment advocate Scott Lilienfeld joins us to explore the topic of pseudoscience and misleading claims in the field of mental health.

Preventing Child Abuse

Psychosexual therapist and director of StopSO (Specialist Treatment Organisation for Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offences) Juliet Grayson, joins us to discuss the causes and treatment of pedophilia.

Why Psychotherapy is Bullshit

Dr. William Epstein joins us to explain why he believes psychotherapy is not only ineffective, and possibly even harmful, but why it is little more than a civil religion reflecting the principles of radical self-invention and self-reliance deeply embedded in the modern psyche.

The Anatomy of Humor

Comedian and psychologist Dr. Brian King joins us to discuss the evolutionary origins of humor, whether being funny is a natural ability or a skill that anyone can learn, the mental and physical benefits of laughter, and why humor can be the perfect antidote to some of life’s darkest moments.