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A good podcast: If Books Could Kill

The cover image for If Books Could Kill, with an illustration of a bleeding book

Michael Hobbes and Peter Shamshiri take us through some of the biggest "self-help"/pseudoscience books from the last few decades and deservedly tear them apart.

Some of the worst relationship books are here – Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, The 5 Love Languages, The Rules and The Game (yes, that dreadful pickup artist one) – alongside pop-economics and pop-psychology rubbish such as Freakonomics and Atomic Habits. One of the funniest podcasts I've listened to in a while, and honestly gobsmacking that these books were so well-received in the first place. I feel like this should be called "Citation Needed: The Podcast".

Listen now: If Books Could Kill


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