Episode 013 - Type I and Type II Errors

In formal science there is this thing called the "null hypothesis" and even though my may have never heard of it you're probably more familiar with it than you think.  Have you ever heard of false positives and false negatives?  Either way, this is the episode for you.

Wikipedia: Type I and Type II Errors

YT: Healthcare Triage - How Accurate Was That Test?

YT: Samsung Family Hub: Melon Baller

Homework (optional): Free Will by Sam Harris

Episode 008 - Unpopular Conclusions to Logical Thinking

Instead of my planned episode about the Apple/FBI situation, I had to transition to something else because the FBI withdrew their latest lawsuit in light of their successful entry into the most popular iPhone since the iPhone 4.  I still talk about tech, but I also talk about cars, guns, murder, gender identity, and other things.  Have a listen to hear how I wrap all of these ideas into one coherent episode.  But beware, you may get a bit of a headache.

When Corrections Fail: The Persistence of Political Misperceptions (Michigan/Georgia State paper)

The "Backfire" Effect: Why Facts Don't Win Arguments (BigThink)

Episode 007 - On Children and Parenthood

Everyone wants to be a parent at some point, right?  “Not I,” says me.  Kids are a drain on money, opportunity and time, and that’s just the start. 

Note: This episode does not contain any James Bond references.


CNN - Cost of Raising a Child (2013)

CNN - Cost of Raising a Child (2014)

Death, Sex & Money - Autism Isn't What I Signed Up For

Episode 006 - Zero Sums and Our Faulty Walnut

Episode 005 - The New Hero

What do The Hero's Journey, introversion and extroversion, YouTube, HBO, Ellen Degeneres, Michael Bay, Meatloaf, Enron, and introspection have to do with one another?  You'll just have to listen to find out, but I promise it makes some sense...I hope.  Enjoy!

The Hero's Journey



Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell

Blendtec - Will It Blend?


Michael Bay

Meatloaf - “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)"

Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"


Louis C.K. on Conan

Mental Floss on The Science of Friendship

Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows - Sonder

Episode 002 - Theories and Hypotheses

Have you ever wondered why science holds theories in such high regard if they’re just guesses?  Then step on in because I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

Newton and Universal Gravitation: http://bit.ly/1mAF3ur

Einstein and General Relativity: http://bit.ly/1Wlbn0F

It’s Okay To Be Smart: https://www.youtube.com/user/itsokaytobesmart

Theory vs Hypothesis vs Law…Explained!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqk3TKuGNBA

Episode 001 - Introductions and Apologies

Welcome everyone!

This is the first episode of Grey Matters, a podcast that I hope will explore the ins and outs of the world in which we live in fun, amusing, or otherwise interesting ways.  In this episode I talk about plans for the podcast and give you a few options for contacting me.  Also, I apologize at the end, but you'll have to listen to hear why. 

This episode of Grey Matters was planned and edited by me, Eric Crane.

Master of recording is my boy Reggie.

The intro music you heard was written and performed by me. 

Other audio you heard:

·      Dadaa be da Bada do bee by annabloom (c) 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial(3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/annabloom/52246 Ft: Mr.Yesterday, sunhawken

·      Honey Bear - Happy Tune by tinyruin (c) 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons CC0 (CC Zero) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/tinyruin/52879