#38x: The Busyness Epidemic

#38x: The Busyness Epidemic

Here are the notes for episode #38x of Naked Humanity. Are you constantly busy? Stressed? Over-worked and over-committed? In this episode, a listener asks Stefani how to balance commitments so she can be less stressed and feel better. Stefani responds by questioning...

#37x: How to Quit Religion

#37x: How to Quit Religion

Here are the notes for episode #37x of Naked Humanity. This week, X episodes turn into listener questions! Our first listener question is from Suzy. Suzy gave up Catholicism, but now she’s worried about losing her friendships and finding her way without traditional...

#36x: Exclusion in Academic Publishing: A Rant

#36x: Exclusion in Academic Publishing: A Rant

Here are the notes for episode #36 of Naked Humanity. In this episode Stefani shares some facts and figures about the horrifying charade of academic journal publishing. If you want to read any of most journal articles today you have to pay between thirty and sixty...

#36: Why We Don’t Care about the Environment with Siobhan Senier

#36: Why We Don’t Care about the Environment with Siobhan Senier

Here are the notes for episode #36 of Naked Humanity. Why are we so indifferent and passive when it comes to protecting the environment? Today Stefani chats with specialist in Native American literature Siobhan Senier, and they lean into Senier’s keen insights about...

#35: Why Spirituality Needs Science with Ursula Goodenough

#35: Why Spirituality Needs Science with Ursula Goodenough

Here are the notes for episode #35 of Naked Humanity. We tend to think that science robs the world of meaning. But today’s guest, world famous biologist (who’s met with the Dalai Lama) Ursula Goodenough has changed the way that we see nature forever. This is because...

#34x: The Philosophy of Power

#34x: The Philosophy of Power

Here are the notes for episode #34x of Naked Humanity. Power is the most important but least talked about part of what it means to be human. Power is everywhere and in everything in your life, from your romantic relationships to your religion and to your political...

#34: The New Spirituality of the 21st Century with Linda Woodhead

#34: The New Spirituality of the 21st Century with Linda Woodhead

Here are the notes for episode #34 of Naked Humanity. Surveys just confirmed that as of 2019 exactly the same number of Americans claim “no religion” as evangelical Christianity--a first in all of our history. Spirituality has transformed in extraordinary ways in...

#33x: The Importance of Suffering

#33x: The Importance of Suffering

Here are the notes for episode #33x of Naked Humanity. We often talk about ending suffering--but would that really be good for us? In this podcast, Stefani argues that suffering is necessary for a good, meaningful, and happy life. Be sure to check back every Monday...