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83. Friendliness and Meaning in Life

My guest on this episode is Hillary Webb. She has a background touching on very diverse aspects of life and living. Her bachelor’s degree is in journalism from New York University, her masters is in philosophy from Goddard College, and her doctorate is in existential psychology from Saybrook University. Hillary now teaches at Goddard and is a cultural anthropologist. She also writes books (four so far) and studies, as she puts it, “cross-cultural perspectives on human consciousness.” And so her latest book is called The Friendliest Place in the Universe: Love, Laughter, and Stand-Up Comedy in Berlin: An Anthropological Memoir. I found her really fascinating to talk to. She combines a deep knowledge of her subjects with a very clear, accessible, and personal way of expressing it in both writing and speaking. Please listen.