Research Perspectives / Public Policy / Social Science

Pandemic Lingo | Shaking a Contact Tracer | Bacon Maldito Interview | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #135 [Livestream]

[Podcast] Guest Bacon Maldito talks about new terms since the COVID19 pandemic, shaking Contact Tracers, closing city streets for green space, permanent protocol changes for a temporary event, & deals at Dissmore’s IGA. DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: https://tinyurl.com/SDP135-AUDIO PANDEMIC LINGO – 15 NEW TERMS SINCE MARCH In a mere sixty days, Americans have…

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Return of Chuck Mak: Face Validity from Pittsburgh | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #133

[Podcast] Chuck Mak delivers face validity from Pittsburgh, describing the rapid scale up of University of Pittsburgh Medical’s campus for influx of coronavirus patients; the biggest IT challenges; essential worker papers; COVID19 GIS hotspots tracked by phone; economic smash landing; and locus of control.  DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: https://tinyurl.com/SDP133-AUDIO SCALING UP ONE OF…

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect | What It Is And How To Fight It | Overton Window Has Shifted | LIVESTREAM 4-24-2020 [Podcast]

[Podcast] In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger Effect is a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot…

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Escaped Prisoners Near Me | Finite Voltage | Civilian Morale | Pranking Steve | SAFETY DOC LIVESTREAM 4-16-2020 [Podcast]

[Podcast] Escaped Prisoners Near Doc’s House | Humans’ Finite Voltage of 100 Days | Civilian Morale | Pranking Steve in this livestream of The Safety Doc Podcast. Doc was decked out in military fatigues and Navy cap as he went full smoke-out mode securing the neighborhood from fugitives. DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: https://tinyurl.com/SDP130-AUDIO…

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Sir Bryan Bowden | NYC Pandemic Epicenter Face Validity | Protecting Your Right to Privacy | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #128

[Podcast] New Yorker Bryan Bowden describes what’s happening in his city with a face validity update; the intersection of privacy and government surveillance of its citizens; debt forgiveness; self-sufficient mindsets; liberation and innovation; and monitoring the encroachment of social credit scores for Americans. DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: https://tinyurl.com/SDP128-AUDIO ABOUT BRYAN BOWDEN Born and…

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CORONAVIRUS CRUSHES CAMPUS | Interview with University Student Nick Schulaner | Safety Doc Podcast #127

[Podcast] Nick Schulaner’s keen situational awareness enabled him to make the right decisions and safely navigate the rapid, unanticipated closing of his university campus due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this exclusive interview, Schulaner deconstructs the frantic shut down of his campus, migration to online learning, and overlooked electronics that are crucial to surviving in…

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Drastic Austerity Measures for K-12 | Preparing for Deep Cuts to Education | THE SAFETY DOC PODCAST #126

[Podcast] Schools brace for brutal 20% (or greater) slash to funding as coronavirus crashes economies; Doc’s face validity check in; Washington State’s “report your neighbors” website; the basics of school funding; austerity measures for the 2020-2021 school year; what will get cut; what will get funded; what happens to school safety? DIRECT LINK to MP3…

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