132 episodes of Very Bad Wizards since the first episode, which aired on August 30, 2012.
Episode 62: Brain Jizz and "Black Mirror"
February 9th, 2015 | 1 hr 1 min
Dave and Tamler discuss a new study that, according to Tamler, offers decisive support for restorative approaches to criminal punishment (the only problem is he didn't read past the introduction). And speaking of justice, we talk about "White Bear"--the most disturbing episode of the UK series Black Mirror that doesn’t involve sex with a non-kosher animal.
Episode 61: Putting a Little Meaning in Your Life
January 19th, 2015 | 1 hr 15 mins
Dave and Tamler take a break from blame and responsibility to tackle a much easier subject: meaning in life.
Episode 60: Drunk on Intuitions
January 1st, 2015 | 1 hr 12 mins
Dave and Tamler argue some more about the role of emotion and intuition in blame judgments, and then offer some moral psychology-related recommendations for your New Year’s viewing and reading pleasure.
Episode 59: Tumors All the Way Down (With Sam Harris)
December 15th, 2014 | 2 hrs 32 mins
Bestselling author and friend of the podcast Sam Harris joins Tamler and Dave for a marathon podcast. (Seriously, pack two pairs of astronaut diapers for this one).
Episode 58: Do the Right Thing (with Yoel Inbar)
December 1st, 2014 | 1 hr 30 mins
Film critic, VBW regular, and social psychologist Yoel Inbar joins David and Tamler to talk about Spike Lee's controversial 1989 film "Do the Right Thing," a movie about a day in the life of a small Brooklyn community on the hottest day of summer, and how the day's events lead to a race riot.
Episode 57: Free Willie
November 17th, 2014 | 45 mins 38 secs
David and Tamler talk about a new study that links your belief in free will to the fullness of your bladder. How do our bodily states influence our metaphysical commitments? What's the best way to measure beliefs about free will? Can you get your prostate checked without having someone stick something in your private areas? Plus, an exclusive look at the shocking truth about social psychology experiments.
Episode 55: Rooting for Evil (With Paul Bloom)
October 20th, 2014 | 1 hr 18 mins
Paul Bloom joins us to talk all things villainous -why we sometimes root for the bad guys, why we admire them even when we don't, why they are much more compelling than some of our heroes.
Episode 54: Pooping on Ecstasy (Pain, Pleasure, and the Ethics of Breeding)
September 24th, 2014 | 1 hr 17 mins
Tamler and David get bullied into talking about "anti-natalism," (the view that it is unethical to bring a being into existence), and to defend our ethical position as "breeders." Well, one of us defends it, at least. The other one? Well, you'll have to judge for yourself...