Humans at their most naked

Existentialist philosophers such as Albert Camus and Hannah Arendt once said the modern world has rendered us naked:

we are stripped of traditional beliefs, grasping for truths constantly out of reach, awash in late stage capitalist consumerist frenzies, and devastatingly aware of our own, ugly limitations. It’s frankly kind of awful, but also beautiful at the same time? 

My life’s work is understanding what this nakedness has done to us. Who are we? Who COULD we be? For Season I of this podcast (episodes 1-73) I ask historians, psychologists, sociologists, and biologists: what does it mean to be human in the modern world? Season II will debut in 2021 and will focus on my own solution to the problem of our modern existential crises, which will be epic.

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#54x: Intersectionality: Truths vs. Misconceptions

#54x: Intersectionality: Truths vs. Misconceptions

Here are the notes for episode #54 of Naked Humanity. A listener writes in and asks me to unpack intersectionality (which is basically the idea that categories of marginalisation on the basis of things such as gender, race, and ability can intersect to create unique...

#53x: Why You Think You’re Right but Probably Aren’t

#53x: Why You Think You’re Right but Probably Aren’t

Here are the notes for episode #53x of Naked Humanity. A listener writes in and asks, how do I know if I’m objective? I say right off the bat: you aren’t. Period. No such thing truly exists. BUT, this doesn’t mean you should take offense (because we’re all just...

52x: 4 Steps to Overcome Alienation and Nihilism

Here are the notes for episode #52x of Naked Humanity. Alright, four steps might be a *hair* of an oversimplification, but not by too much. In this episode, a listener writes in and tells me she feels listless, uninterested in life, meaningless, and alienated from the...