45: He’s Seen the Wires
In this episode, David eats Linguini, we have a silly ad and read an iTunes review, and of course correct ourselves in follow up. Typical.
For our main topic, we discuss the Dunning-Kruger effect—or why incompetent people think they’re amazing. It’s a deep dive into our show, when you think about it. Anyway, we discuss the idea that expertise has been devalued in our culture and how easy it is to learn five chords or three Photoshop filters. Then David talks a little about how his awareness of this concept has pushed him to take a hands-off approach to things he doesn’t know a lot about.
Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing (Video)
The episode where David talks about his fear of incompetence.
The episode where David talks about his distaste for Christian publishing.