We all believe honesty is generally a good thing, right? But we all agree to keep secrets, whether for our country or for the company we work for. Sam and Simon think this is bullshit. Honesty surfaces data, and helps people to make better decisions.
Except if there’s an axe murderer coming to kill a member of your family. Then we think maybe lying isn’t a terrible idea.
In other news: hey, we launched a Patreon page! If you like what we do, we’d be grateful if you could support us. This will help us to create more betterer podcasts, and one day move into a room without a taxidermied duck in it.
Stuff mentioned in this episode:
- The (blessedly quite boring) leak of South African spy cables
- Speculation about whether Julian Assange is still living in the Ecuadorian embassy (apparently he is)
- The Tor browser, which is a safer way to rummage around in the Internet’s dirty underwear
- Lying by Sam Harris
- Kant’s idea of the categorical imperative
- A post from Buffer’s Joel Gascoigne about why they’ve embraced salary transparency in their business
- Maverick by Ricardo Semlar
- The UK’s proposed amendment to the Small Business Bill, requiring companies to disclose gender pay-gap details
- Simon’s wonderful piece lamenting the ways little boys are told they’re not allowed to be like little girls
- An app that calculates your Lobola value (bride price)
- Be Not Content by William Craddock
- You can now play Cards Against Humanity on the Internet – hoorah!
- Simon’s new favourite podcast app, Overcast