Conversation with Dan Ariely — Why People Believe Irrational Things

Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, joins Scott to discuss what makes rational people believe seemingly irrational things. He also shares how we avoid certain facts when we don’t like the solution, as well as how a lack of trust in one area can spiral into others.

Follow Professor Ariely on X, @danariely.

Scott opens with his thoughts on the podcast space and then discusses why tech companies are still laying people off in droves.

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