About me

Hi, I’m Julia — an author, podcaster, and speaker with a passion for good reasoning. 

My first book, The Scout Mindset, will be published in April 2021 by Portfolio / Penguin Random House. It’s about the skill of looking at things honestly and objectively — why that’s so valuable, why it doesn’t come naturally to humans, and how we can get better at it.

For over a decade, I’ve been the host of Rationally Speaking, a biweekly podcast featuring interviews with scientists and other thinkers, about everything from “Should the United States have open borders?” to “Has scientific progress slowed down?” to “What have you changed your mind about?”

I have, on occasion, been accused of “overthinking” things. I am still deliberating over whether that accusation has any merit.