Ricky Gervais refreshing on parenting

Ricky Gervais, with about 10 mins left, on what’s actually important to impart as a parent.

“Give your kids a sense of humor.”

He is interesting throughout on the importance of comedy and free speech.


In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Ricky Gervais. They discuss fame, the effect of social media, the changing state of comedy, offensive jokes, Louis CK, political hypocrisy, Brexit and Trump, the state of journalism, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.

* Duration: 2:11h, Played: 2:02h

* Published: 2019-07-12 12:23:50

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* Show Notes: http://wakingup.libsyn.com/163-ricky-gervais

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Taking your life back from technology

I’ve always been a reluctant consumer of twitter and social media in general, with a strong preference for RSS feeds that allow for batching incoming information. This was a very practical discussion of implications of social media addiction in the business world. Apparently the average American adult between 16-64 spends 3 hours / day on social media sites! At the very least the author is spot on suggesting one of the easiest decisions to make is to at least remove social media apps from your phone..

Cal Newport on taking your life back from technology

Check out TwitRSS.me if you’re stuck wondering how to get off the Twitter escalator but not lose some great content that gets posted there.

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Bertrand Russell podcast

Skinny on time to do anything interesting online lately of a personal nature..

But I have to give special mention to one of my staple podcasts, BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time, covering Bertrand Russell in a Dec 2012 episode.

The focus is largely on his contributions to the field of logic, but I am a Russell fan more so for just being such an interesting character. His autobiography, I think having to do with when I read it, grabbed me like almost nothing else I have read. Conquest of Happiness, and countless essays also gold..

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The Top 4 Podcasts about the Environment

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