Episode 94: What’s Dividing the Country and the Placebo Effect


  • Evil villain reveal (see photo above)
  • CNN classic: Assume Trump is a racist and support that premise with fake news
  • Book recommendation: How Healing Works by Wayne B. Jonas
  • Placebo effect in larger controlled studies VERY CLOSE to effective results of the real drug
  • Results that far exceed the normally expected 30% which respond well to placebos 
  • Even if you’re a doubter, placebos can still help more than just 30% in some environments
  • Why?
  • What factors strengthen or weaken that surprising result?


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