Episode 52: Confounding Factors

20 Apr

You will get smarter listening to this podcast. Listen, and I’ll prove it. (Results may vary).

The episode

  • Wait, what? Kent Hovind, creationist and evangelical preacher, is set to be released from prison in the summer of 2015!
  • Don’t forget about a related character: Ted Haggard, who, as it turns out, is completely heterosexual
  • Confounding Factors! (11:10)
  • Ice cream sales and drowning deaths
  • Cold weather and flu infection rates
  • Brain anatomy and schizophrenia
  • The Hawthorne Effect: the difference between how people act when being watched vs not being watched
  • Self reporting data
  • High schoolers self reporting drug consumption.
  • Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun of people at music festivals and fashion week, and also brings on doctors talking about vaccines
  • Self reported alcohol consumption during prohibition
  • Self reported data related to socially stigmatized sexual practices

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: