Getting to the heart of what makes humans tick

Who are we? Why do we do the crazy shit we do? 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 to learn from the smartest of the smart, figure out yourself and your world, and become the wisest person in your friend group. 

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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29x: The Big Myth About Social Media

Here’s the notes for episode #29x of The Meaning of Everything show. It is commonly assumed that social media creates echo chambers, which play a role in making us more polarized and entrenched in our own viewpoints. But today Stefani challenges this assumption, and...

Does the Internet Make Life Worse? with Chris Burr

Here’s the notes for episode #29 of The Meaning of Everything show. What are the impacts of technology on our health, wellness, and efforts to live a good life? Stefani chats with philosopher of cognition and technology Chris Burr to probe the depths of our...

#28x: Philosophy Has Died: Who Killed It?

Here’s the notes for episode #28x of The Meaning of Everything show. Philosophy was once the source of our world’s best solace. It was the source of our best advice, our best systems of meaning and beauty, and our best inspirations. Today it is an academic discipline...

#28: Individualism vs Identity Politics with Amod Lele

Here’s the notes for episode #28 of The Meaning of Everything show. Ever get the advice to just “find yourself”? In this fascinating podcast Stefani chats with scholar Amod Lele about how Western society romanticizes individualism. Why are we obsessed with being...

#27x: Why Fear Strangles the 21st Century

Here’s the notes for episode #27x of The Meaning of Everything show. Most people understand that we are easily manipulated by fear. But just how far does this reach? How pervasive is fear in today’s world, and how does it affect our politics, relationships, and...