Book Club: Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes (October 2017)

  This month we read Daniel Everett’s Don’t Sleep There Snakes: Life & Language in the Amazonian Jungle. This book is a memoir of the famed linguist and anthropologist Daniel Everett and his journey into the Pirahã tribe in the Amazonian jungle.  Normally I invite a guest to discuss this topic but this time I’m […]

Book Club: Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman (August 2017)

Kalid Azad and I discuss August’s book, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman. This is the autobiography of the Nobel-prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman. As I make the case at the start of the video, the benefit of reading biographies is that you get to see how someone very accomplished lived and thought in ways different […]