Aired: June 15, 2018

Do The Right Thing

A fork in the road in a rural area. Image source: Pxhere. Licensed by CC0.

  • How To Be Good (14 min.)

    With: Duncan Richter (VMI)

    Duncan Richter says taking an ethics course is not necessarily transformative, but it will teach how to think through all sides of an issue and determine what resonates with you.

  • Building Consensus (13 min.)

    With: Steven Emmanuel (Virginia Wesleyan University)

    With a lot of political discourse in the media becoming adversarial, Steven Emmanuel encourages his students to acknowledge points of disagreement and explore ways of working together to achieve common goals.


  • Slo-Mo Bias (14 min.)

    With: Ben Converse (University of Virginia)

    Slow-motion playback is ubiquitous in the world of sports, but may be problematic when used in courts of law. Ben Converse has studied how viewing videos in slow motion can cause people to think an action is more intentional.

  • The Children of Incarcerated Parents (10 min.)

    With: Danielle Dallaire (College of William and Mary)

    The U.S. has the highest prison population rate in the world, and it’s taking a toll on the children of incarcerated parents. Danielle Dallaire has studied how having parents in prison can stigmatize children and lead to increased risk behavior.

  • The Short Listen: The Perils of Slow Motion

    With surveillance cameras on the rise and cell phones in every pocket, video evidence is increasingly common in courtrooms. But there’s a lot we don’t know about how effective video evidence actually is.

    From With Good Reason, the Short Listen combines short-form storytelling and compelling interviews to bring you the best of each week’s episode in under 5 minutes.


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