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On a grey, WisconsinÂ dayÂ two years ago, Kristin Russo's life changed forever. â€” Kristin Russo is a writer, speaker, educator, and consultant with a focus on LGBTQ issues. SheÂ is CEO of the website My Kid Is Gay and co-authored This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. She also co-directsÂ A-Camp, and co-hosts and produces the podcastsÂ Buffering the Vampire SlayerÂ andÂ To L and Back. â€” You can read Kristin's article on her miscarriage,Â The Might-Have-Been, onÂ Autostraddle, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kristinnoeline. Episode art byÂ Isabella RotmanÂ and courtesy of Autostraddle. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Lee Rosevere ("I Wanted to Live"), andÂ David Keifer ("Another Mark"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today atÂ Nancypodcast.org/donate.
Aired 11 months ago 57:01
161: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
"We should be humble in the face of temptations to engineer society in opposition to our instincts. Fortunately, we do not need to exercise any such authority in order to have a good life. The arc of our evolutionary history is long. But it bends toward goodness." --Â Nicholas Christakis Today we have Nicholas Christakis on the podcast. Christakis is a physician and sociologist who explores the ancient origins and modern implications of human nature. He directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, where he is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science in the departments of Sociology, Medicine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Statistics and Data Science, and Biomedical Engineering. He is also the codirector of the Yale institute for Network Science, the coauthor ofÂ Connected, and most recently, author of the bookÂ Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society,which on its first week became a NY Times bestseller. In this episode we discuss: Why breadth of knowledge across fields is important The evolutionary forces that have shaped our capacity for living socially Can you love your own group without hating everyone else? How can crowds be a force for good? How the capacity for friendship is connected to the evolution of cooperation Can you love your own group and evenloveother groups as well? Framing group dynamics in terms of collective narcissism The Ã¢â‚¬Å“social suiteÃ¢â‚¬ of human nature The Ã¢â‚¬Å“forbidden experimentÃ¢â‚¬ Experiments on artificial societies How long will Homo Sapiens last? The importance of elephant friendships How evolution has shaped our societies The importance of recognizing our common humanity
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You won't bee-lieve your ears! Join Detective Mindy and Inspector Raz, an un-bee-table crime fighting duo, as they try to crack the case of the missing bees! It's all in this episode as we explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of buzzing bees! Originally Aired July 9th 2018.