The Age of Magical Overthinking

The Age of Magical Overthinking

Update: 2024-06-06
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In this podcast I talk to linguist, bestselling author and podcast host Amanda Montell about how cognitive biases impact the way we think about and show up in the world, how easy it is to fall into magical thinking, how impactful our perceptions are, why we tend to stay in bad relationships, and so much more!




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Amanda Montell is a New York Times-bestselling author and iHeart Radio Award-winning podcaster. Her nonfiction books include Cultish, Wordslut, and The Age of Magical Overthinking—an instant New York Times Bestseller 


A big part of Amanda’s work and her latest book The Age of Magical Overthinking is trying to answer the question that, even with so much information at our fingertips, why does the world make less and less sense? In many ways, our innate human superstitions and irrational decision-making, which in may have served us well in the past, clashes with the information age, mass loneliness and the capitalistic pressure to know everything under the sun, which exacerbates many cognitive biases we have in the digital age. 







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The Age of Magical Overthinking

The Age of Magical Overthinking

Dr. Caroline Leaf