The Fallacy of Normal

On this week’s podcast, we delve into neurodiversity. The truth is, that as organisms, we are all different. It’s a bit like currency, there are hundreds of different currencies in the world, and it is the value that a collective group of people give to a piece of paper that gives it its worth. The…

No, It’s Not a Placebo, I Actually Interviewed Another Mitchell Smolkin in the Family Business: Pain

As my guest today, Dr Mitchell Smolkin says, “Placebo gets a bad rap”. Yes, that’s right, I interviewed Mitchell Smolkin, another Mitchell Smolkin, who has also had a lifelong interest in how human beings suffer and wrote a book about it over 30 years ago entitled “Understanding Pain: Interpretation and Philosophy”.   What was most…