#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...

#51x: Can Multiple Religions be True?

#51x: Can Multiple Religions be True?

Here are the notes for episode #51x of Naked Humanity. A listener writes in and asks, can multiple religions be true at the same time? I respond by describing what I think are four different ways of thinking about religious truths and beliefs: metaphysically...

#51: Making Meaning Before you Die with Jessie Dezutter

#51: Making Meaning Before you Die with Jessie Dezutter

Here are the notes for episode #51 of Naked Humanity. This week I have on experimental psychologist Jessie Dezutter of KU Leuven University in Belgium, who studies how people make meaning, with a focus on how people deal with existential concerns later in life. We...

#50x: Pros and Cons of Eckhart Tolle & Other Spiritual Gurus

#50x: Pros and Cons of Eckhart Tolle & Other Spiritual Gurus

Here are the notes for episode #50x of Naked Humanity. Eckhart Tolle is the famous spiritual guru who wrote “The Power of Now” - a book about being present, letting go of your ego, and becoming a happier and better person. Is it all BS? Or is it worthwhile? In this X...

#49x: Why You Shouldn’t Rely Only on Reason

#49x: Why You Shouldn’t Rely Only on Reason

Here are the notes for episode #49x of Naked Humanity. A listener writes in and asks, why are some people so obsessed with reason? He asks the question because “prioritizing reason to know the world” is listed as a mission statement of a church he tried going to. I...