Steve Stewart-Williams – Why Are Differences Between Men & Women Being Denied?

Modern Wisdom | 20 May 2024 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Steve Stewart-Williams about his book The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve. Discusses evolutionary psychology, what most people get wrong about understanding sex differences, the gender equality paradox, why humans have such strange sexual desires, why men tend to insult their intimate partners, how to deal with the discomfort of learning evolutionary psychology, dysgenic gene erosion, and more.

I really liked this book and also recommend Stewart-Williams’ Substack The Nature-Nurture-Nietzsche Newsletter. He is a great follow on Twitter, in part, for his curation and retweeting of other excellent content.

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Roanne van Voorst – The Scary Future Of Robot Sex & Artificial Love

Modern Wisdom | 11 May 2024 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Roanne van Voorst about her book Six in a Bed: The Future of Love – from Sex Dolls and Avatars to Polyamory. Discusses sex robots and what the future of sex work may look like, whether polyamory is going to become more popular, why young people aren’t having as much sex as they used to, what it’s like to go to a sex doll brothel, what a better definition of love is, what it’s like to be in a virtual relationship and more.

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Daniel Cox – Why Are Young Men Becoming More Right Wing?

Modern Wisdom | 25 April 2024 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daniel Cox about his research on the growing political divide between young men and women. Discusses why there is such an ideological divide between men and women, whether #MeToo had anything to do with this change, what roles abortion and LGTB campaigns play in this, whether conservative men are struggling to find a partner, the implications of the gender political divide on dating and more.

See also the episode The Gender War Within Gen Z.

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Jonathan Haidt – The Hidden Dangers Of Social Media On Mental Health

Modern Wisdom | 4 April 2024 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Haidt about his book The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness. Discusses the role of social media and helicopter parenting in the declining mental health of children.

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Christine Emba – Talking to a Feminist About Masculinity

Modern Wisdom | 7 August 2023 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Christine Emba about her essay Men Are Lost. Here’s a map out of the wilderness. Discusses why it’s come down to a woman to raise the topic of men’s issues, why making men and women equal is good but overreaching into making men and women the same is terrible, whether it’s harder to be a man in 2023, the biggest issues that boys and men are facing, why it is women who are dominating the narrative on what it means to be masculine, why the only “non-toxic” suggestions for masculinity just look a lot like traditional femininity, and more.

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Malcolm Collins – Why Do So Many People Not Want To Have Children?

Modern Wisdom | 12 June 2023 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Malcolm Collins about the perils of collapsing global fertility. Discusses the drivers of falling fertility and the implications of using new technology for gene-editing and birthing via artificial wombs and more. Draws from his book The Pragmatist’s Guide to Crafting Religion: A playbook for sculpting cultures that overcome demographic collapse & facilitate long-term human flourishing.

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Jean Twenge – Why Do Young People Seem So Fragile?

Modern Wisdom | 4 May 2023 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jean Twenge about her book Generations: The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents―and What They Mean for America’s Future. Discusses her work researching the characteristic differences between generations, covering whether millennials had it harder than boomers, which generation has the most robust mental health and why, the massive effect of technology across age groups, why 60% of Gen Z girls have mental health problems, why young people aren’t getting their drivers’ licenses, why there is such a big decline in sexual activity and alcohol consumption, and more.

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David Geary – Why Are Differences Between Men & Women Being Denied?

Modern Wisdom | 1 May 2023 | 1h 30m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Geary about his book Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences. Discusses his research assessing differences between men and women in every domain from physical to psychological and behavioural to cognitive. Covers the underrepresentation of women in STEM, the drivers of gender inequality, trans athletes in female sports, the increase in transgender youths, and more.

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