Episode 38 with MARIA KONNIKOVA: The Biggest Bluff, Psychologist Turned Poker Player


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Maria Konnikova is psychologist and author of two New York Times best selling books, Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. She is a regularly for The New Yorker whose writing has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Excellence in Science Journalism Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. Maria’s writing has been featured in and has been translated into over twenty languages. Maria also hosts the podcast from Panoply Media, a show that explores con artists and the lives they ruin, and is currently a at NYU’s School of Journalism. Her new book, , will be out from Penguin Press on June 23, 2020. While researching Maria became an international poker champion and the winner of in tournament earnings—and inadvertently turned into a professional poker player. What? You may be wondering? … How do the skills learned at the poker table translate to the skills required to live a better, more thoughtful and, ultimately, successful life? The Biggest Bluff isn’t about how to play poker. It’s about how to play the world.

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