Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight
Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight November 27, 2020

Engaged

Designing for Behavior Change

Amy Bucher

Hosted by Dan Hill
In her new book Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change (Rosenfeld Media, 2020), Amy Bucher analyzes both the barriers and levers to achieving behavioral change. Among the barriers are cognitive biases, like a …
Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight November 19, 2020

What's Your Problem?

To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Hosted by Dan Hill
Stop Solving the Wrong Problem! In this episode we discuss Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg's book What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve (HBR Press, 2020) and focus on …
Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight November 12, 2020

The Serenity Code

How Brain Plasticity Helps You Live Without Stress, Anxiety, and Depression (SAD)

Christophe Morin

Hosted by Dan Hill
In his book The Serenity Code: How Brain Plasticity Helps You Live Without Stress, Anxiety and Depression (SAD) (Depth Insights, 2020), Christophe Morin explains how you can rewire your brains …
American Studies October 29, 2020

Bleeding Out

The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets

Thomas Abt

Hosted by Dan Hill
How do we promote peace in the streets? In his new book Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets (Basic …
History October 22, 2020

The Kindness of Strangers

How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code

Michael E. McCullough

Hosted by Dan Hill
Why Give a Damn About Strangers? In his book The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code (Basic Books, 2020), Michael E. McCullough explains. McCullough …
Communications October 14, 2020

Alchemy

The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life

Rory Sutherland

Hosted by Dan Hill
What are the limitations of relying on logic as an upfront filter in pursuing ideas? Find out as I talk to Rory Sutherland about his new books Alchemy: The Dark …
Anthropology October 7, 2020

Threats

Intimidation and Its Discontents

David Barash

Hosted by Dan Hill
What are the similar ways in which animals and people try to intimidate others? In his new book, Threats: Intimidation and Its Discontents (Oxford UP, 2020), David Barash explains. Barash …
American Studies October 2, 2020

EQ Spotlight Special

Roundtable on the 2020 Presidential Race

John R. Hibbing and Jonathan Weiler

Hosted by Dan Hill
What are we to make of the year’s first presidential debate? Listen in as John R. Hibbing, Jonathan Weiler and I discuss this question and others surrounding the 2020 presidential …
Anthropology October 1, 2020

Hatred

Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotion

Berit Brogaard

Hosted by Dan Hill
What is it that makes hatred so addicting? In her new book Hatred: Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotion (Oxford University Press, 2020), Berit Bogaard explains. Berit is a Professor of …
Music September 10, 2020

The Power of Music

Psychoanalytic Explorations

Roger Kennedy

Hosted by Dan Hill
Today I discussed why music so powerful in eliciting emotions with Roger Kennedy, the author of The Power of Music: Psychoanalytic Explorations (Phoenix Publishing House, 2020) Now at The Child …
Economics September 3, 2020

Overkill

When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far

Paul Offit

Hosted by Dan Hill
Why Do Unnecessary and Often Counter-Productive Medical Interventions Happen So Often? Today I talked to Paul Offit about his book Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far (HarperCollins, 2020) Offit …
Communications August 27, 2020

Can You Hear Me?

How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

Nick Morgan

Hosted by Dan Hill
How is communicating virtually Is like eating Pringles forever? Find out as I talk to Nick Morgan about his new book Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People …
American Studies August 20, 2020

The Securitarian Personality

What Really Motivates Trump’s Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era

John R. Hibbing

Hosted by Dan Hill
What are the policy implications due to a fundamental distrust and dislike of “outsiders”? Today I talked to political scientist John R. Hibbing about his new book The Securitarian Personality …
Communications August 13, 2020

Bring Your Brain to Work

Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career

Arthur B. Markman

Hosted by Dan Hill
What does it take to both fit in and yet also prosper and grow as a person in the workplace? In this interview, I discuss this question and others with …
Communications August 6, 2020

The Apology Impulse

How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It

Cary Cooper

Hosted by Dan Hill
What are best-practices for alleviating stress in the workplace? Today I talked to Cary Cooper about his new book The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why …
African American Studies July 30, 2020

A City Divided

Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations

David A. Harris

Hosted by Dan Hill
How do we move police forces from a warrior culture to connecting better with communities they serve? Today I talked to David A. Harris about his new book A City …
Literary Studies July 16, 2020

Memories of the Future

Siri Hustvedt

Hosted by Dan Hill
How Do We Write Our Personal History at the Same Time That It’s Written for Us? Today I talked to Siri Hustvedt about this question and others as we discuss …
Economics July 9, 2020

Elephants Before Unicorns

Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company

Caroline Stokes

Hosted by Dan Hill
How does avoidance of conflict ultimately create more conflict in the workplace? Today I talked to Caroline Stokes, author of Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your …
Economics July 2, 2020

The Disruption Mindset

Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail

Charlene Li

Hosted by Dan Hill
What does it take for a company’s culture to enable ongoing growth? Today I talked to Charlene Li, author of The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others …
Psychology June 25, 2020

Clearer, Closer, Better

How Successful People See the World

Emily Balcetis

Hosted by Dan Hill
How can we improve our productivity by literally seeing the world differently than before? Today I talked to Emily Balcetis about her new book Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People …