Midwestern Social Scientists



Keith Mcintosh, M.A. (Sociology) and Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D. (Psychology) are a couple of midwestern raised social scientists. In this podcast they discuss world news, pop culture, important people, and the world of social science.


  • Joe Rogan. Ultimate Alpha Male - Episode 56 Social Scientists Show

    28/03/2019 Duración: 52min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith discuss whether Joe Rogan is the ultimate alpha male, the influence of the Joe Rogan experience, why it is successful...and a whole lot more!

  • Jordan Peterson, Interrupted - Episode 54

    02/04/2018 Duración: 35min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith discuss how Dr. Jordan Peterson was interrupted at Queens College by protestors. This episode is the first of a three part series

  • Sam Harris - Social Scientists - Episode 53

    05/02/2018 Duración: 01h22min

    In this episode Keith and Kipp discuss Sam Harris. Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, new atheist, and celebrity intellectual who hosts The Waking Up Podcast. Kipp and Keith discuss his views on religion, meditation, logic, lying, and Trump.

  • The Dark Side of Academia - Episode 52

    29/01/2018 Duración: 01h01min

    In this episode Keith and Kipp discuss the dark side of academia. They cover the flaws with peer reviewed research, shortcuts professors take, biases toward funding opportunities, bad sampling, and a whole lot more.

  • Net Neutrality: Episode 51

    05/01/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith discuss Net Neutrality with Colin Spears (IT Project Manager). They discuss the implications of Net Neutrality changing, effects on privacy/business, international internet standards, and long term predictions. Check it out!

  • Episode 50: LIVE on Facebook and Youtube

    05/01/2018 Duración: 57min

    Kipp and Keith do it Live to celebrate their 50th episode of the podcast. In this episode they take questions from the internet and reflect on what it means to have made it to the 50th episode milestone.

  • Episode 49: #MeToo #HarveyWeinsteinIsGross

    09/12/2017 Duración: 58min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith discuss Time Magazines decision to make "The Silence Breakers" the person of the year, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Louis CK, and a range of societal and cultural factors that lead to sexual assault.

  • Episode 48: Psychotherapy

    13/11/2017 Duración: 01h08min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith doing something a little different. Keith interviews Kipp about performing psychotherapy. They discuss learning therapeutic techniques, commonalities across clients, the ups and downs of treatment, and a whole lot more.

  • Episode 47: The Alt Right and Richard Spencer

    22/09/2017 Duración: 01h06min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith dive into the new "alt right" movement as well as their anointed but controversial figure head; Richard Spencer. They discuss Spencer's background, youtube videos, as well as the psychology and sociology of racism and right wing movements.

  • Episode 46: The Beatles with Columbus Music Expert Jack Wolfe

    17/09/2017 Duración: 01h08min

    In this episode Keith and Kipp talk about the Beatles with local music expert Jack Wolfe. Jack is a media connoisseur of sorts and his favorite band is The Beatles. Jack shares stories about the band, their music, and their ongoing influence.

  • Episode 44: Self Driving Cars

    05/07/2017 Duración: 56min

    In this episode Keith and Kipp discuss self driving cars. They touch on what a self driving car is, the impact on jobs and the economy, how it will impact transportation needs, and the psychological impact of giving up driving.

  • Episode 43 - Mindfulness with Dr. James Beauchemin

    19/06/2017 Duración: 01h01min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith interview James Beauchemin, Ph.D. national expert on Mindfulness. Dr. Beauchemin is an assistant professor at Boise State University. Topics covered include discussing Dr. Beauchemin's background, what mindfulness is, mindful surfing, and some of the science behind becoming more mindful. Great episode!

  • Episode 42 - Snapchat!

    09/06/2017 Duración: 59min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith discuss the social media platform Snapchat. They cover the evolution of technology, implications for it's success, interface and personal experience, and future for the platform.

  • Episode 41 - Pronouns and Peterson - Discussion of Clinical Psychologist Jordan Peterson

    30/05/2017 Duración: 01h17min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith discuss the Clinical Psychologist Jordan Peterson, Ph.D. Peterson has gained recent fame for standing up against a proposed Canadian Law that would mandate people to use preferred pronouns. Kipp and Keith provide background on the topic, critique Peterson's philosophy, and answer some social media questions!

  • Episode 39: South Park

    08/02/2016 Duración: 01h01min

    In this episode, Kipp and Keith invite back Kelsey Short to discuss her favorite thing! South Park. They discuss the cultural impact, satire, and legacy of the show.

  • Episode 38: Terror in Paris

    16/01/2016 Duración: 57min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith discuss terrorism in light of the recent attacks in Paris (and across the world) perpetrated by ISIS.

  • Episode 37: Neoliberalism - "Your Mind Makes it Real"

    01/11/2015 Duración: 58min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith catch up and discuss Philadelphia, Neoliberalism, Economics, and Globalization.

  • Episode 36: Buzzfeeding Clickbait

    27/08/2015 Duración: 55min

    In this episode Kipp and Keith discuss internet lists/quizzes, buzzfeed.com, Harlow monkeys, and the effect of snacksize news/entertainment consumption on internet quality

  • Episode 33: The Curious Case of Donald Trump: Discussion of Donald Trump's Presidential Run

    26/07/2015 Duración: 01h04min

    In this episode we discuss the history of Donald Trump, the Trump Brand, his success so far in gaining support, and whether he could truly be elected president

  • Episode 32: Liberal Confessions - Problems with Liberal Thinking

    20/07/2015 Duración: 58min

    In this episode confessed Liberals Kipp and Keith discuss what they believe are the flaws in being a tree hugging liberal.

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