Sapiens Episode 3

Episode 3 August 16, 2021 00:42:55
Sapiens Episode 3
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Sapiens Episode 3
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Show Notes

In this episode of Book Interrupted, the women continue their discussion on “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari and share their personal journals while reading the book. Among other topics, they chat about: the word ‘natural’ and body modifications; the extinction of big animals; gossip and stories; sociopaths; and the transition of power from family and community to the market and state.

 

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Book Interrupted Website 

Book Interrupted YouTube Channel

Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life by Jill Bolte Taylor

We Are Lady Parts

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