Two Special Podcasts
Last week I released my 100th episode of the Nature & Nurture Podcast. For this special milestone, I sat down and recorded my first in-person episode with my PhD advisor, Leah Somerville. (Unfortunately, I’ve heard feedback that the audio is worse than normal. I’ll aim to fix this for future in-person recordings. At least we got a nice face-to-face video!)
We talk about my own PhD research, the importance of adolescence as a sensitive period for brain development, myths and facts about puberty, hormones, sex differences, and teenage risk-taking, and where developmental neuroscience fits into juvenile justice and our legal conceptions of rational agency.
This week, I released an episode with another special guest, John Delony. I have been a fan of John’s for a long time, ever since listening to his podcast with Jordan Peterson, which radically redefined the way I look at relationships.
We discuss big questions concerning nature and nurture, free will and determinism, child development and parenting, puberty and hormones, finding a balance between motivation and perfectionism, the neuropsychology of anxiety, and John’s book Own Your Past, Change Your Future.