Why Everybody Lies (Yes, Even You)


Photo from the new film, “(Dis)Honesty,” which is also the logo for the Dishonesty Project. (The Dishonesty Project)

On Point
Why Everybody Lies’ broadcasts December 29th at 11am on WSQX.

“Lying liars lie.  That’s clear.  But does everyone else lie too? Are we all liars? A new documentary called ‘(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies’ rounds up the research and lays out what we know. Little lies, white lies, big lies, whoppers. What we condemn and what we roll with. It’s quite a smorgasbord. You may think you’re above all that. But are you? And what about the power-brokers who frame our world? What happens when they lie? This hour On Point: the truth about lies.” — Tom Ashbrook

Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. Founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. Author of “Predictably Irrational,” “Irrationally Yours” and “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.” Featured in the new documentary film, “(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies.” (@danariely)

Dallas Denery, professor of history and chair of the history department at Bowdoin College. Author of the book, “The Devil Wins.”Guests


This program was originally broadcast on May 27, 2015.