“Confirmation Bias” – the tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses. This is the idea of surrounding yourself with yourself. Not a good practice, which is why i still listen to Carolla’s podcast, besides the fact that he’s actually funny. I don’t agree with all his thoughts and opinions, but he provides a good counterpoint and challenges my own views and beliefs.
To all the Nerds here, it’s good to expand your horizons beyond the Nerdist paradigm. That said, great ep, Chris.