“If I died right now, I’d still be self-Googling in hell.” – George Saunders, in this episode.
George Saunders' new book - his first novel, after many acclaimed collections of short stories including the NY Times bestselling 10th of December – is called Lincoln in the Bardo. A kind of play for voices about the death and afterlife of Abraham Lincoln’s son Willie, who died at age 10. It's a strange, wise, funny and beautiful book about impermanence and the tenacity of the self.
In this episode, George and Jason talk writing, death, and how much easier it is to talk about kindness than to live it.
Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives.
Charley Grant joins Miriam Gottfried and Ken Brown to talk about the public scrutiny Mylan is facing over its pricing of EpiPen--and how a tweet from Hillary Clinton sent things into overdrive. Then, Anjani Trivedi joins the show to discuss why investors are turning to risky emerging-market bonds in the global quest for yield.
What's up with the explosion of borrowed money in America?