What happens when teenagers are shipwrecked on a deserted island? Can you find the fingerprint of God in warzones? Why was the concept of zero so revolutionary for humanity? A year into a pandemic that has completely upended the lives of people around the world, we look at how we cope with chaos, how we're primed to make order out of randomness, and why the stories we're taught to believe about our propensities for self-destruction may not actually be true.
If you would like to learn more about our guests:
- The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by David Morris
- Humankind: A hopeful History by Rutger Bregman
- The Nothing That is: A Natural History of Zero by Robert Kaplan
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