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Amanda Montell on the Age of Magical Overthinking

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Amanda Montell

The author Amanda Montell says magical thinking is everywhere. If you’ve ever wondered if you could manifest your way to wealth, this one’s for you.

Really, most of us engage in magical thinking of some kind or another. Think about using good vibes to ward off illness. Or insisting that your positive belief in some outcome will make it happen. It’s irrational, sure, but the why of it all makes sense: magical thinking is all about restoring balance to a chaotic world. And in the information age, our brains are on overdrive. Montell joins us to talk about how to slow down.


Amanda Montell | Author of “The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality” [Amazon|Bookshop].

Airdate: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 11 a.m.

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