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Tangentially Speaking

444 – Eric Weiner (Author of The Socrates Express)

By October 19, 20202 Comments

Eric Weiner is a popular speaker and author of the New York Times bestseller The Geography of Bliss, Man Seeks God, The Geography of Genius and The Socrates Express. He is a former foreign correspondent for NPR and the author of numerous articles about travel and culture. He spent a decade overseas for NPR, based in New Delhi, Jerusalem and Tokyo.

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Intro music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range,“Big Jet Plane,” written by Angus and Julia Stone, performed by Tuka.


  • Jennifer says:

    I believe women’s wisdom IS represented… but not in women’s names because it was absorbed and appropriated by the men they talked to. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been talking to a man who visibly has a lightbulb go off in his head and two days later I’m hearing my words coming out of his mouth.

  • I really liked how Eric said it is a grave mistake to view Philosophy as inferior to Science. That is actually a gripe I have with the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson, who once dared to say Philosophy was useless in our times, since all the “big questions” proposed by the great thinkers of the past had either been already answered by scientists, or were in the process of being answered. What arrogance.

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