In this episode, I'm joined by one of my favorite contemporary thinkers, John Vervaeke, a professor at the University of Toronto where he lectures on psychology, cognitive science, and Buddhism. John has a phenomenal series on Youtube called 'Awakening From the Meaning Crisis,' where he explores how science and spirituality have lessons of ancient wisdom and knowledge that can help us through our epidemic of depression, ennui, and nihilism. We explore concepts from this series heavily, which includes an exploration of the culture wars, religion, video games, the flow state, and much more.
You can also find his recent co-authored book: Zombies in Western Culture.
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