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Bo takes a critical thinking-, reason-, and science-based approach to issues that matter with the goal of educating and entertaining. You create the show by submitting your questions here. Bo has a PhD in social psychology, but covers a broad range of topics including: Science Education (scientific method, what is / is not science, etc.), Success, Entrepreneurship, Motivation, General Psychology, Social Psychology, Positive Psychology (well-being, flourishing, happiness, etc.), Cognitive Psychology (belief, cognitive biases, memory, our flawed brain, etc.), General Social Science, Critical Thinking, Logical Fallacies, Humanism / Secularism, and even some Philosophy. All (reasonable) questions will be answered here, and some will be the material for the Dr. Bo Show.

The first two years of shows have been compiled into the book, Reason: Book I. This book is available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook through Amazon and all major ebook retailers.

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Podcast

All Podcast Episodes

The Difference Between Being Nice and Being Kind Oct 26, 2016
Why Donald Trump Seems Impervious To Bad Press Oct 08, 2016
Dismissing Whitey: The Voice of the Non-Marginalized in a World Full of Marginalized Groups May 23, 2016
Is "Sex Addiction" a Myth? May 03, 2016
Who do you give thanks to, if not God, for all the blessings in your life? Nov 26, 2015
Are Genes Linked to Psychopathy? Nov 23, 2015
How Can Deterministic Behavior Explain Soldiers Jumping On Grenades? Oct 20, 2015
How You Can Help Solve the Problem of Mass Shootings Oct 15, 2015
How Important Is Scientific Literacy? Sep 16, 2015
The Point of Reason and Rationality Aug 29, 2015
Has America Lost It's Sense of Humor? Aug 23, 2015
#BlackLivesMatter and Racism Today in America Aug 15, 2015
Do Atheists Fear Hell? Jul 30, 2015
Don't Be Manipulated by Loaded Language Jul 28, 2015
Woo or Communication from Beyond? Jul 20, 2015
Dead Men Don't Tell Tales: Understanding the Survivorship Bias Jul 05, 2015
Seven Reasons Why We Find Fad Diets Irresistible Jun 20, 2015
Encouraging Obese People to Get In Better Shape... or Not. Jun 05, 2015
If Zombies Eat Brains, Do They Eat Minds, Too? May 29, 2015
Baby I Was Born This Way... or Not. May 26, 2015
Willpower, Smillpower. A Better Alternative. May 22, 2015
Increasing Your Well-Being Through Emotional Responses May 18, 2015
Money and Science: Just How Skeptical Should One Be? May 15, 2015
To Blame or Not To Blame: A Look at Victim Blaming May 09, 2015
Personal Religious Experiences: Real or Imagined? May 08, 2015
What You Can Do About Political Polarization May 07, 2015
The Secret To Success May 06, 2015
The Placebo Effect Explained May 05, 2015
The Psychology Behind the Anti-Vaccine Movement May 04, 2015
Should Women Stick To Their Gender Roles? May 03, 2015
Why Trust Science When It Keeps Changing Its Mind? May 02, 2015
How to Stop Self-Licensing from Ruining Your Health and Fitness Goals May 01, 2015
Why Trust Scientists? Apr 30, 2015
The Science Behind "Group Levitation" Apr 29, 2015
Do You Believe in Karma? Should You? Apr 28, 2015
A Guide for Trusting Sources of Science, for the Non-Scientist Apr 27, 2015
How To Tell If Someone Likes You (or Not) Apr 26, 2015
Doubting Science Because of Unknown Possible Long-Term Effects Apr 25, 2015
The "All Things In Moderation" Myth Apr 24, 2015
The Problem with Relying on Your Own Common Sense and Ignoring Scientific Consensus Apr 23, 2015
How To Avoid Being Seen as "Creepy" Apr 22, 2015
Don't Blame Science for Bad Doctors Apr 22, 2015
Introducing Dr. Bo and His New Show Apr 22, 2015
All Questions

Questions Ordered by Date

How to Handle Reductio ad Hitlerum (Nov 20, 2016)
What are some good unbiased sources for news? (Nov 10, 2016)
What is the difference between being nice and being kind? (Oct 26, 2016)
Can you help me understand why Donald Trump seems to be impervious to bad press? (Oct 08, 2016)
Social justice is important to me, however, I often get dismissive and sometimes hostile responses t. . . (May 23, 2016)
Is sex addiction a myth? (May 03, 2016)
Do atheists celebrate Christmas? (Dec 04, 2015)
Will future advances in technology be helpful or harmful to humanity? (Dec 04, 2015)
Who do you give thanks to, if not God, for all the blessings in your life? (Nov 26, 2015)
Are any genes linked to psychopathy? (Nov 22, 2015)
Does philosophy have anything useful to offer in the 21st century? (Nov 14, 2015)
Please speak about the various meanings of the word "reality". (Nov 12, 2015)
If our will is determined in predictable ways, then why do people act so unpredictably and not in their best interest? (Oct 20, 2015)
Is Using the Socratic Method the Best Way to Belief Revision (Oct 16, 2015)
Given the number of mass shootings in the United States, does America have a gun problem or a mental health problem? (Oct 15, 2015)
How important is scientific literacy and what are some good ways to promote it? (Sep 16, 2015)
What are some advantages of being a rational/more rational person? (Aug 27, 2015)
Can a person really achieve expertise on wide range of domains/disciplines? (Aug 25, 2015)
Has America lost it's sense of humor? (Aug 23, 2015)
Why people are against GMOs even though science says they are safe? (Aug 19, 2015)
Is racism still a problem today in the US? Do the #BlackLivesMatter people have the more reason/scie. . . (Aug 15, 2015)
Is fear of Hell a common experience in ex/non-religious people? Can we overcome it? How does one approach it? (Jul 29, 2015)
What is "loaded language" and why is it a problem for critical thinking? (Jul 28, 2015)
Is there a logical explanation for a toy that flies off dresser after my only child's suicide? (Jul 20, 2015)
Why do so many people appear to have amazing supernatural stories of escaping death? (Jul 05, 2015)
Why do so many people believe in conspiracy theories? (Jun 21, 2015)
Why do so many people follow fad diets? (Jun 20, 2015)
Should we accept obese people for who they are or encourage them to get in better shape? (Jun 05, 2015)
Are the brain and the mind different things? (May 29, 2015)
Are people born gay? (May 26, 2015)
How can I increase my willpower? (May 22, 2015)
Why do some people seem unaffected by what others would consider a traumatic event? (May 18, 2015)
Isn't it reasonable to question the legitimacy of a study if the ones responsible for the study have. . . (May 15, 2015)
Why do people feel the need to publicly/privately blame victims? (May 09, 2015)
How can I tell if a personal (religious) experience I had was authentic, or just in my mind? (May 08, 2015)
What is the best thing we can do to combat the problem of political polarization? (May 07, 2015)
What's the secret to success? (May 06, 2015)
How does the brain create "pain" in association with empathy? (May 05, 2015)
What is the placebo effect and how does it work? (May 05, 2015)
Why are so many people against vaccines despite overwhelming support from the medical and scientific communities? (May 04, 2015)
Don't intimate relationships work better when women stick to their gender roles and men stick to theirs? (May 03, 2015)
Why should we trust science when it keeps changing its mind? (May 02, 2015)
What is the "licensing effect" and why is it a problem when it comes to losing weight? (May 01, 2015)
Why should we trust scientists since they have been known to skew their findings either to support t. . . (Apr 30, 2015)
As a teenager, my church friends and I actually levitated someone. How do you explain that? (Apr 29, 2015)
Is there any reason to believe there is life after death? (Apr 28, 2015)
Is there any truth to the idea of "Karma"? (Apr 28, 2015)
How could I, a non-scientist, know what sources I can trust for scientific information? (Apr 27, 2015)
How can I tell if someone likes me or not? (Apr 26, 2015)
Is it reasonable to be wary of a recent scientific consensus because of unknown possible long-term effects? (Apr 25, 2015)
When it comes to diet and recreational drug use, isn't "all things in moderation" a good rule of thumb? (Apr 24, 2015)
What's it called when a person makes another persons situation about them? (Apr 23, 2015)
What's wrong with using my own brain and common sense in deciding what scientific conclusions I want to accept or not? (Apr 23, 2015)
How can I avoid being seen as "creepy"? (Apr 22, 2015)
Why should I trust science since doctors are often wrong and disagree on so many science-based issues? (Apr 22, 2015)
Who are you and what is the Dr. Bo Show all about? (Apr 22, 2015)
What are your thoughts on traditions? (Mar 04, 2015)
What if the current scientific consensus turns out being wrong? (Dec 31, 2014)
Is free will really free? (Dec 31, 2014)
Who is to say what is delusional or not? Don't we all create our own realities? (Dec 31, 2014)
Is psychology an irreligious profession? (Dec 31, 2014)
Is it true that studies have shown that religious people are happier than those who are not religious? (Dec 31, 2014)
Milgram Experiment on obedience - Ethical? Why or why not? If not, is there a version of this that c. . . (Dec 31, 2014)
You have said that the less one understands naturalistic explanations, the more likley they are to a. . . (Dec 31, 2014)
What is "Regression to the Mean" and why does knowing this important to critical thinking? (Dec 31, 2014)
Don't we all have a desire to have a relationship with God? (Dec 31, 2014)
Are the terms "Psychopath" and "Sociopath" obsolete? (Dec 31, 2014)
What's wrong with anecdotes as evidence for a claim? (Dec 31, 2014)
Is there a proper place for the study of soul or a theory of soul within psychology? (Dec 31, 2014)
Is there anything that is really "impossible," or is anything possible? (Dec 31, 2014)
What's so wrong with believing that God is love? (Dec 31, 2014)
What is the difference between science and pseudo-science? (Dec 31, 2014)
Are eating disorders caused by media? (Dec 31, 2014)
Is there a similarity between an exorcism and schizophrenia? (Dec 31, 2014)
Are people happier living in a fantasy? For example, what if I believe that today that a fairy godmo. . . (Dec 31, 2014)
What is Insanity? (Dec 31, 2014)
How can you be so sure that some unknown universal law does not explain what we currently think is a. . . (Dec 31, 2014)
Should we still try to help people who don't want our help? (Dec 31, 2014)
Is Wikipedia a valid source? (Dec 31, 2014)
How can I avoid scams, cons, and being "played" on Facebook? (Dec 31, 2014)
Psychology can change the mind but through spiritual development we can change the heart. Thoughts? (Dec 31, 2014)
When can we reasonably say that one thing caused another? Is this the same for establishing a motive? (Dec 31, 2014)
Do we secretly love negativity? (Dec 31, 2014)
What is the source of imagination? (Dec 31, 2014)
What is boredom? (Dec 31, 2014)
We know nightmares as something that is seen as negative or "bad" but, can their be any benefits from them? (Dec 31, 2014)
Can you give an example of a heuristic we might use that leads us to false conclusions? (Dec 31, 2014)
What's the effect of religious belief in pacifying the heart of human being? (Dec 31, 2014)
Is Western psychology 'dropping the ball' when it comes to an acceptance or integration of Eastern psychological insights? (Dec 31, 2014)
How do we know things intuitively from birth, which implies knowing and not learning, and they are a. . . (Dec 31, 2014)
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