Getting to the heart of what makes humans tick

Are we doomed to self-destruct? Do we have free will? Why is society so beautiful and so messed up at the same time?

At the core of Naked Humanity is the question: What does it mean to be human? To try to get to the bottom of this extraordinary question, I chat with experts in fields as wide ranging as anthropology, ethics, and string theory. We pontificate; we laugh; we philosophize; we cry. Join me twice weekly for an unapologetically candid look at human nature and modern culture. Walk away with refreshing wisdom about how to best be human in these extraordinary times.

Interview episodes air on Mondays and Q&As air on Thursdays. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play,  StitcherSpotify, and pretty much all podcasting apps actually, just search “Naked Humanity” (except for Soundcloud, sorry!), or watch on Youtube.

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Every week on the podcast I respond to one listener question about spirituality, philosophy, or the human condition generally. Do you have existential despair you’re trying to make sense of? A question about spirituality or psychology? Curiosity about what I think about a current event or other issue?

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#46x: The Insignificance of Humanity

Here are the notes for episode #46 of Naked Humanity. This week a listener asks Stefani, does humanity seem small and insignificant to you? Does it scare you? Stefani reflects on how modern humans are more worried about insignificance than any before, and describes...

44x: How Healthy are Your Coping Mechanisms?

Here are the notes for episode #44x of Naked Humanity. For this episode, a listener writes in and asks: is it a problem that I go shopping every time I get bad news or have a bad day? This listener isn’t alone - #primetherapy is a hashtag that trends on social media...

#43x: What Everyone gets Wrong about Political Differences

Here are the notes for episode #43x of Naked Humanity. A listener writes in and asks: I think my family’s political views are backwards--how do I deal? Stefani talks about her own experiences of dealing with political difference and describes how we can--no, must--use...