Jesse Singal

Episode 8: Is Power-Posing Getting A Bad Rap? (Spencer Greenberg)

Episode 8: Is Power-Posing Getting A Bad Rap? (Spencer Greenberg)

In today's episode, I spoke with Spencer Greenberg ( about the personality differences between men and women, the different intrinsic values liberals and conservatives find most meaningful, power-posing, and social-science reform efforts. Spencer is a mathematician and entrepreneur, as well as s the founder of Spark Wave, a "startup foundry" which creates software designed to help solve problems in the world using social science, and to accelerate and improve social-science research. He also founded (, which offers free tools and training programs geared at improving decision-making, increasing positive behaviors, and reducing cognitive biases. Spencer has a PhD in applied mathematics from NYU, with a specialty in machine learning, and his work has been featured in media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, the Independent, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Fast Company, and the Financial Times. (Music: Intro: Why? - “The Vowels, Pt. 2” (; break: Dropkick Murphys - "The Dirty Glass" (; outro: Field Mouse - "Happy" (

Duration: 50 min

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