WHFR Music Performances
In this hour of Freakonomics Radio, we’ll dream of the day when bad predictors pay – when the accuracy rate of pundits appear next to their faces on TV, when the weatherman who botches the 5-day forecast by 20 degrees has to make his next appearance soaking wet. We’ll also look at the deep roots of divining what tomorrow brings, from the invention of religion to new understandings of how we make decisions about the future.
EarthSky22--"Richard Feynman is still awesome"; EarthSky8--"Joseph DeSimone on being an inventor"; and Planetary Radio--"Ending the World with a Song at Dragon Con." All science, always provocative!
"Skepticality" is a frequent podcast produced by The Skeptics Society, founded by professor and author Michael Schermer. Fear is a complex and a mysterious force that can, at times, sabotage our ability to think clearly, drive us to blind panic, or give us seemingly superhuman speed, strength, and powers of perception.
There are more than twice as many suicides as murders in the U.S., but suicide attracts far less scrutiny. This current episode of Freakonomics Radio, hosted by bestselling author Stephen J. Dubner, writing "Freakonomics" with Steven D. Levitt, digs through the numbers and finds all kinds of surprises, supported by psychology professor David Lester, considered to be "the dean of suicide studies."