#79 Eric Weiner (One man’s fascinating search for happiness, genius and wisdom)

  • 00:02:51 How Eric set out to write entertaining books about serious subjects.
  • 00:07:53 What Eric learned from Henry Miller and Ernest Hemingway? How much of an influence is travel for his discoveries?
  • 00:14:11 Has Eric found a way to recreate clusters of geniuses in his journeys?
  • 00:29:55 Why are philosophers from the last few hundred years so miserable? Is pondering about the ‘Big Questions’ risky and it makes it harder to enjoy life?
  • 00:40:24 Why philosophy is so hard to scale?
  • 00:50:37 What happened to journalism? Will the ‘good journalism’ ever come back and be sustained?
  • 01:17:18 Why do some cultures developed differently and more than others?
  • 01:31:15 Is philosophy actually the science of realizing we are in a simulation?
  • 01:33:54 What is Eric’s next book about?

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Eric Weiner is a former foreign corespondent and New York Times journalist and is the author of several best selling book incl. Man Seeks God, The Geography of Bliss, The Geography of Genius and The Socrates Express.

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