Loyalty and Dissent

Loyalty is an interesting and elusive concept. As much as we may profess our loyalty to a certain organization, institution, person, belief system, etc. if that bond–as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, –is only as strong as your last dissenting act, it may be time to rethink that relationship.


We may think we understand history from the classes we took in school. Yet, there is so much more to the events and the players than we memorized in class. In this episode of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how biographies add a missing dimension to the psychology of history.

Perception and Affordance

When we see something, like a chair, we are not only seeing the chair but our brains are also making calculations as to what that chair can afford us; give us a place to sit perhaps.

It turns out that we are making those types of calculations all the time. In fact, the relationships change as we learn new skills, develop keen insights, or just grow up.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about perception and affordance

Failure (Rebroadcast)

Failure is a word that carries a lot of baggage, arousing emotional responses that we’d usually rather avoid. But what about success? Why does the thought of success conjure images and feelings of comfort and satisfaction?

This week,  Two Guys on Your Head‘s  Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke examine how the heights of success and the “training wheels” of failure impact our everyday lives.

David Alvarez Retires

The stalwart engineer for Two Guys on Your HeadDavid Alvarez is throwing in the towel and turning his attention to the finer things in life.

David has worked at KUT since 1982 and has been the engineer for Two Guys since our first recording back in 2013.

In this edition of the show Dr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke, and Rebecca McInroy talk with David about the role of the engineer and about what he’ll miss about his time at KUT.

Happy retirement David! We’ll miss you!

The Storyline

We create stories for many reasons. Stories help us remember things, stories add meaning to our lives, and stories also create hierarchies of value–that much of the time hide more than they reveal about the past.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of the storyline.

Writer’s Block (Rebroadcast)

Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a familiar experience. It’s a very common phenomenon. So what is it?

In this edition of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain the ins and outs of how and why we sometimes get stuck – and what we can do to help ourselves in those difficult situations.

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