|⇦|| Episode #638 - Modern Human Self-Enslavement
(Understanding Addiction To The Consumer Treadmill)
|⌚ Sat 12 January 2013 ☻Gabor Maté, National Lampoon, Geoffrey Miller, Jonathan Chapman, Tim Cooper, Alistair McIntosh, Aimee Ploude|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2 This week two speakers give us a new angle on why so many people seem addicted to living lives that leave them unfulfilled. Firstly, doctor and addiction specialist Gabor Maté gives a personal reflection on the question "Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted?". After a musical break we hear a radio adaptation of Consumed - The Human Experience, which looks at how marketing is finely tuned to hijacking human evolutionary drives.
Music: Deteriorata by National Lampoon
The film, Consumed - The Human Experience, makes claims about the uniqueness of homo sapiens which directly contradict episode 606.
Episode 588, also featuring Gabor Maté, tackles similar themes, but focuses specifically on children..
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