As a Museum of Conscience and thought-leader in the areas of equality, diversity, and inclusion the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is committed to overcoming all forms of discrimination using the best methods and practices, which now include the idea not all discrimination is done consciously, intentionally, or only by bad people.
The main goal of our implicit bias podcast is to open people up to new ideas, new perspectives & new experiences. We want to change the way people think about the way they think about the brain, about discrimination, and, hopefully, about themselves. Using real-world examples, dynamic guests and practical demonstrations of implicit bias, in addition to various interactive, “hands-on” activities like riddles, illusions and various brain-teasers, we help people appreciate both the power—and limits—of the human mind.
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 with a degree in communications, Ryan Wynett spent the first two years out of college contributing to a pair of self-help books rooted in cognitive and evolutionary biology—YOU: Staying Young and YOU: Having A Baby—both of which made the New York Times best-seller list. From 2009-2011 Ryan worked for the New York Consulting Practice (NYCP) in Manhattan, focusing primarily on preserving the life and furthering the legacy of the late management theorist Peter F. Drucker. From 2012 to mid 2014, he pursued a PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of Texas at Austin before joining the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati) in mid-2014. He is currently the museum’s manager of implicit bias initiatives, including "OPEN YOUR MIND," an exhibit and interactive learning lab devoted to articulating the concept of the implicit bias to the general public.