NSP037 – Story Reveals Truth

How’s your bullshit detector?

Despite most people thinking they have a pretty good one, science tells us that people are pretty bad at detecting lies. But the very fact that we care so much says something about the value of truth to your average human.

Why do we get angry when we’re lied to? Does it have utility to survival, or is there something deeper going on? Could it be that information is the fundamental building block of the universe itself?

Let’s get speculative!

Episode Links

Anchorman – Saint Diego

How good are people at detecting lies?

Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox

Is Information Fundamental?

Vlatko Vedral: Everything is information

How Facebook Tracks Your Data | NYT

NSP003 – Exploring Narrative Responsibility

Should a storyteller take responsibility for their effect on the collective consciousness? Do we as humans have a responsibility to share our own stories? And in a world with 8 billion people, are our individual voices really all that important?

Let’s discuss…

Memento clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1nvvaWX4gk

Music is story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpfuE1pgNsc

Photography is story: https://www.weareforward.uk/a-great-story-comes-with-great-responsibility/

Double-slit test explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOcPHOJ7GAQ

Jennifer’s body PCL review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmw0ZYUx_8I

Watchmen PCL Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Qksvp2C7Y

Sam Harris & Andrew Yang on Universal Basic Income: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-universal-basic-income/