June 20, 2021

Drunk: How Alcohol Shaped Society w/ Edward Slingerland and Juan Miles


Fresh from his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Edward Slingerland joins us to discuss his new book "Drunk: How we sipped, danced, and stumbled our way to civilisation" a book that offers a deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization — and the evolutionary roots of humanity’s appetite for intoxication.
On this episode we get to scratch the surface on the importance of alcohol historically, how it's used now, comparison to other intoxicants and how philosophy and alcohol mix.

Expert guest:
Edward Slingerland is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, where he also holds appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Asian Studies. Educated at Princeton, Stanford and UC Berkeley, he is an expert on early Chinese thought, comparative religion and cognitive science of religion, big data approaches to cultural analysis, cognitive linguistics, digital humanities and humanities-science integration. 
An avid ocean kayaker, gardener, cook and appreciator of wine, Edward splits his time between Vancouver, Canada and Northern California.

Comedian guest:
 
Juan Miles, is here for a 4th time. Juan is an Argentinian born, Berlin based stand-up comedian via Melbourne, Australia. He's one of the most wickedly funny people I know. As always, you can stay up-to-date with his news on his Instagram.