David McRaney
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David McRaney

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David McRaney is a science journalist fascinated with brains, minds, and culture. He created the podcast You Are Not So Smart based on his 2009 internationally bestselling book of the same name and its followup, You Are Now Less Dumb. Before that, he cut his teeth as a newspaper reporter covering Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and in the Pine Belt region of the Deep South. Later, he covered things like who tests rockets for NASA, what it is like to run a halfway home for homeless people who are HIV-positive, and how a family sent their kids to college by making and selling knives. Since then, he has been an editor, photographer, voiceover artist, television host, journalism teacher, lecturer, and tornado survivor. Most recently, after finishing his latest book, How Minds Change, he wrote, produced, and recorded a six-hour audio documentary exploring the history of the idea and the word: genius.
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    • Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
    • By: David McRaney
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 12-09-11
    • Language: English
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    • By: David McRaney
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 07-30-13
    • Language: English
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    • The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion
    • By: David McRaney
    • Narrated by: David McRaney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 06-21-22
    • Language: English
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