On Wisdom

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

49 episodes of On Wisdom since the first episode, which aired on April 20th, 2018.

  • Episode 1: Wisdom vs Intelligence

    April 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    culture, intelligence, psychology, social psychology, wisdom

    What's the difference between someone who's smart and someone who's wise? If you can you be intelligent without being wise, can you be wise without also being intelligent? If wisdom's so essential for taking good decisions, what's driving our exclusive obsession with intelligence? And which is really more helpful in our daily lives? Igor describes some surprising fighter-plane-based scenarios when wisdom is as useless as intelligence and Charles explains how open-ended questioning in the classroom comes with its own unique set of risks. Welcome to Episode 1 of the On Wisdom podcast.