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The Follow-Up Question

Dec 27, 2021

Can humans keep up with the accelerating pace of change we are collectively experiencing? An ironic question considering the change is the making of our own hands.


Despite all of the comforts that modern life affords human beings, we are more uncomfortable, more miserable, and more polarized than we've ever been.


My guest this week is Heather Heying, an evolutionary biologist who writes in her recent book (co-authored with her husband, Bret Weinstein) that the cause is clear: our minds and bodies are ill prepared for the world of "hypernovelty" we've created.


In our conversation, Heather and I discuss one question that begs to be asked more than ever these days: Just because we can...should we?


Check out Heather and Bret's book, A Hunter Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century, at Follow Heather's work at or at