Laugh Your Cry Out with Aja Raden

(Episode 6) Aja Raden takes a deep dive with Joey to unravel how the mind processes information and how easily it can be manipulated into thinking what we want it to think. They go on to talk about some of the longest (and most famous) cons you’d be surprised to know still exist today!

Aja Raden

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The thing about lies in general, and long cons in particular, is if they’re successful enough they have a weird way of becoming true.”

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In this Episode:

  • Lies that we believe

  • Art of neurons and how our mind processes information

  • Pyramid scheme

  • Placebo effect

  • Mind-body interface

  • Authority bias & honesty bias

  • Diamond industry

About Aja Raden:

Aja Raden studied ancient history and physics at the University of Chicago and, during that time, worked as the Head of Auction Division at the famed House of Kahn.

For over seven years, she has worked as the Senior Designer for Los Angeles-based fine jewelry company Tacori. Raden is an experienced jeweler, trained scientist, and well-read historian, and her expertise sits at the intersection of academic history, industry experience, and scientific perspective.

She lives in Beverly Hills, California, and is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World.

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