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Jul 12, 2017

Sam Berkson is a poet and blogger. Sam is a really passionate and active writer, performer, and organizer (of culture and politics) in London. We recorded this podcast in Sam’s flat in Tottenham at 3am on a Friday night.

Sam's recent book, Settled Wanderers, is out now with Influx Press. You can find more of Sam's work on his website and you can hit him up at @AngrySamPoet.

Notes with timestamps

general patterns of the universe!!! 00:01

full automation or nah? 00:03

what’s up with Red Bull owning the whole world of extreme sports? 00:06

the crazy growth in performance in extreme sports 00:07

linguistic invariance, principles and parameters 00:14

even educated people basically don’t know shit 00:16

how natural human mental functioning is really faulty 00:18

the metaphor of the elephant and its rider 00:19:30

right-wing vs. left-wing models of human needs 00:24

the problem of aggregating from individualism to tribalism to global community  00:28

nobody does anything great out of desperation 00:44

why you have to be realistic about what thinking can do - 00:46

talking with people isn’t about solving problems but doing something meaningful 00:47

if listeners don’t like my podcasts then they're fired! 00:49

1 Comments
  • almost two months ago
    Arwen King
    Definitely need to understand ourselves but rational/emotional split just an artificial abstraction inherited from cartesian dualism?