In this episode, “Alex meets a scientist (Peter Dodds) who has built a tool meant to do the impossible — measure the world's overall happiness and sadness. Plus, Alex volunteers for a risky and strange experiment.”

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In episode #168 of popular podcast “Reply All,” co-hosts Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt take a look at the Hedonometer and speak with Peter Dodds, professor and co-director of the https://www.uvm.edu/cems/mathstat/profiles/peter_dodds, about our happiness — and sadness — over time. Recent data from the Hedonometer reveals that May 31, five days after the killing of George Floyd, was the saddest day ever recorded by the Hedonometer.

“Alex meets a scientist who has built a tool meant to do the impossible — measure the world's overall happiness and sadness. Plus, Alex volunteers for a risky and strange experiment,” reads the episode’s description. Dodds examined a new, specific datat set just for this episode. Listen for results: #168 Happiness Calculator vs. Alex Goldman from Reply All, Gimlet 

PUBLISHED

10-29-2020
University Communications