Tim Urban, writer/illustrator and co-founder of Wait But Why , a long-form, stick-figure-illustrated website, sits down with Bridget to discuss his new book What's Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies . In a fun and free-wheeling conversation they talk about Tim's decision to write the book because the defining characteristic of our time is mass confusion and smart people falling for incorrect and fake narratives and he wanted to parse what was going on in our culture. They cover how his Left wing/Right wing thinking fell apart and where it led him, why it’s liberating to not have to pretend you know everything, vertical vs horizontal thinking, how people develop a preference for what they want to be true, why it would be so fun to be a culture warrior, how to know when you've slipped into tribalism, why unearned righteousness and hypocrisy are so annoying, why AI is a magic wand, and how Instagram knows exactly how old your child is.
Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.
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