Friday, 23 November 2018

Podcast: Polarisation

Brazil, Trump, Brexit. Is it the 1930s all over again? Is shit gonna get real? Are we more polarised than ever before?


Things mentioned in this episode:

Recent Pew Research on polarisation: http://www.pewresearch.org/topics/political-polarization/2018/ 

Jonathan Wheatley on voter clustering: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/the-polarisation-of-party-supporters-since-2015/

Poole and Rosenthal’s original paper proposing metrics for polarisation in the US legislature: http://k7moa.com/pdf/Upside_Down-A_Spatial_Model_for_Legislative_Roll_Call_Analysis_1983.pdf

American Interest article proposing causes of polarisation: https://www.the-american-interest.com/2018/05/16/the-top-14-causes-of-political-polarization/

Brookings Institute on polarisation: https://www.brookings.edu/research/thinking-about-political-polarization/

YouGov survey of unrepresented views: https://yougov.co.uk/news/2018/08/01/where-most-fertile-ground-new-party/





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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Podcast: Cyclists

Would you wear cycling shorts to the office? Do you find cyclists annoying?

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Friday, 9 November 2018

Podcast: Tinder lies

Lies damn lies and profiles! You're going to exaggerate, that's a given. So what's the best strategy?

Deception in Mobile Dating Conversations, Markowitz & Hancock, 2018

The Elephant in the Brain, Simler & Hanson, 2018


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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Podcast: Film Remakes

Why do we have so many remakes? Why are some movies remade and others are not? Why are some so bad?
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