Can people actually change their minds? Why does anyone do anything? And what do genies (yes, like the wish-granting-guys-that-live-in-lamps) have to do with it? David McRaney is an author, journalist, lecturer, and the creator of the blog You Are Not So Smart, which became an internationally bestselling book, later followed by You Are Now Less Dumb. David currently hosts the popular You Are Not So Smart podcast and speaks internationally about irrational thinking and delusion. He joins me for an unforgettable conversation about opening a pet store after a life-altering car crash, the truth about people with off-the-chart IQs, the origin of birthday parties, and so much more. For more from David, check out his latest book, How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion.