Podcasts of note, pt. III

Very Bad Wizards, episodes 122 and 123: What Chilling Effect? (Intelligence Pt. 2) and Nothing but a “G” Thing (Intelligence Pt. 1). Tamler and David explore the concept of general intelligence (g), how it is measured and used, as well as the concept and usefulness of heritability as it pertains to intelligence.

Japan from Inside. A French documentary, with English subtitles, explores foreigners’ experiences in Japanese prison — usually for drug offenses. Although quite different from the warehousing and neglect found in American prisons, the Japanese experience is surprisingly harsh in its strictness and isolation.

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