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"A Spiritual Atheist and Scientific Theist Have A Chat' - Mark Vernon - #Ep 59

Season 1, Ep. 59

Mark Vernon is psychotherapist and writer, with a keen interest in spirituality and inner life. He has a PhD in ancient philosophy, as well as degrees in physics and in theology. His latest book, A Secret History of Christianity, is out now.


He has contributed to and presented a number of programmes on the radio, writes as a journalist, with his work being published by the BBCAeonChurch Times, and elsewhere. He teaches at The Idler Academy and also lead workshops and give talks.


He's recently started working with the think tank Perspectiva on renewing our sense of relating to the spiritual aspects of life, be that at an individual or social level.

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'The Neuroscience of Pandemic Grief' w/ Dean Burnett - #Ep 65

Season 1, Ep. 65
We love Dean Burnett: neuroscientist, comedian, author, journalist and general spreader of wisdom. On the pod we talk to him about the neuroscience of grief, which became a major focus when he lost his father to CovidHearing how he had to say goodbye over the phone to his unconscious Dad will leave you in bits (or at least it got to me). What makes Dean such a great guest is that he can switching between exploring the deep pain, to discussing a key academic finding, and then he'll throw in a joke.We discuss:Socially distant funeralsThe importance of funerals in grievingThe power of grief journals The death of Robin WilliamsSeparating science writing from politicsMore about Dean:Dean Burnett is a Welsh neuroscientist and author. He is best known for writing the book ‘The Idiot Brain’, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Goodreads Best Science & Technology Book Award. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He began his writing career as a result of his satirical science column ‘Brain Flapping‘ at the Guardian, which ran from 2012 to 2018 which was the most read on the Guardian science network, with over 15 million views since 2012. The blog now runs at the Cosmic Shambles network.Lifefulness CommunityWe always talk about the Lifefulness Community because that is what we're all about. The next intake of Lifefulness Small Groups is open now.Thanks so much for listening!Lifefulness Small Groups