The Critical Thinking Initiative


“We’re here to chew bubblegum and talk about critical thinking … and we’re all out of bubblegum.” As savagely co-opted from They Live

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About The Pods

With thousands of subscribers worldwide, our podcasts serve our mission for elevating critical thinking everywhere. We distill research from education, neuroscience, psychology and other fields into ideas you can put into practice.

Steven J. Pearlman Ph.D.

Steven J. Pearlman Ph.D.

"There’s almost nothing more rewarding than helping people unlock their potential to see the world differently."

Author of America’s Critical Thinking Crisis: The Failure and Promise of Education, Steve’s recently been published in The Hill and MidlandsBiz, and he’s a sought after guest whose recent media appearances include The Nation Speaks, First Coast Connect Radio, Politics Edge Radio, Mike Mullaney, Ideasphere, and Rush to Reason.

Steve’s an avid martial artists and expert on women’s self-defense.  He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.