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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#27: The Subconscious Impact of Language with Samantha Morse

Here’s the notes for episode #27 of The Meaning of Everything show. How do words affect you? How does grammar and punctuation affect you? It does a whole lot more than you might think. In today’s episode, specialist in English literature and affect theory Samantha...

26x: Americans Increasingly Distrust Science: Here’s Why

Here’s the notes for episode #26x of The Meaning of Everything show. Science may be imperfect, but it’s honestly pretty great. Why do so many people hate and distrust it, then? In this episode Stefani gets to the bottom of it by exploring 1) how science often...

#26: How Science Can Save Democracy with Harry Collins

Here’s the notes for episode #26 of The Meaning of Everything show. We can hardly trust  anything anymore. We can’t trust our banks, our media, our governments. But what about science? Even though it has its problems, science has remained more trustworthy than other...

#25x: Why Do We Believe What We Believe?

Here’s the notes for episode #25x of The Meaning of Everything show. You might THINK that objectivity exists and that you rationally find your way to truth with the powers of pure reason, but in this episode Stefani demonstrates why that’s false. Philosopher David...

#25: Why Do We Believe in Gods? with Connor Wood

Here’s the notes for episode #25 of The Meaning of Everything show. Why do we believe in Gods? Why is belief in supernatural deities found universally around the world? This is a question that has baffled scientists and scholars for centuries. Dr. Connor Wood comes on...

#24x: How Self-Esteem Can Save the World

Here’s the notes for episode #24x of The Meaning of Everything show. Building on conversations with recent guests, Stefani argues that there are two different kinds of self-esteem. One has the power to melt our societies to the ground; the other has the power to lift...