Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker, PhD

57 Interviews
As an evolutionary psychologist, Steven Pinker advances the idea that humans are getting along better over time – despite what we see on the nightly news. As a linguist, he knows how the mind learns and a psychologist, he knows how the mind feels. On the About page on his personal website, Pinker has posted an X-ray of his brain and a spreadsheet of his genome.

Steven Pinker's Interviews

On tonight's episode of Piers Morgan Uncensored, Piers is joined by Rupert Everett on Bradley Cooper backlash. Piers speaks to a British Army Colonel who was forced out of the military after saying 'men cannot be women'. Piers is also joined by rock star psychologist Steven Pinker. Watch Piers Morgan Uncensored at 8 pm

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Ian Bremmer & Steven Pinker 23 Sep 2023 • EN

The case for global optimism with Steven Pinker

War in Ukraine. Global poverty on the rise. Hunger, too. Not to mention a persistent pandemic. It doesn't feel like a particularly good time to be alive. And yet, Harvard psychologist Stephen Pinker argues that things are getting better today than ever across the world, based on the metrics that matter. Like laundry.  

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Joe Walker & Steven Pinker 14 Dec 2022 • EN

Rationality And Its Opposite — Steven Pinker

How rational are we? How can a species smart enough to set foot on the moon also be prone to conspiracy theories that the moon landing was fake? Joe speaks with Steven Pinker to discuss rationality — and its opposite. Steven Pinker is the Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He is a two-time Pulitze

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Stephen Fry & Steven Pinker 04 Oct 2022 • EN

Stephen Fry Meets Steven Pinker - Enlightenment Now

In anticipation of our next in-person live event with Steven Pinker in conversation with Richard Dawkins, we wanted to share a previous appearance from 2019, in conversation with actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Iona Italia & Steven Pinker 05 Jul 2022 • EN

131 - Steven Pinker - Rationality

General Visit Steven’s website, which includes information about all his books, including his latest, ‘Rationality’, and how to purchase them: Follow Steven on Twitter: Timestamps 00:00 Opening and introduction. 2:17 The conventional wisdom that humans are irredeem

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Lawrence Krauss & Steven Pinker 02 Feb 2022 • EN

Steven Pinker on Rationality, Psychology, Language, & More

On this episode of The Origins Podcast, experimental psychologist, Steven Pinker shares an excellent conversation with Lawrence Krauss. Steven and Lawrence cover a variety of topics, including rationality, evolutionary psychology, and language. Get full access to Critical Mass at

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