Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Episode 25: The Four Human Desires

Try as we might, we can't escape from our past, from the visceral nature of what it means to be human. Advances in communication, technology, and living conditions may separate us from our ancestors, but deep down, we want the same things.

We look at the four human desires as outlined by Bertrand Russell in his acceptance speech for the 1950 Nobel Prize in Literature, showing that while we can't overcome them, we can use them for good.

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Theme song: "The Liberty Bell," by John Philip Sousa, performed by the United States Marine Band and shared under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

Incidental music: "One More Stripper" by APAMusic, royalty-free license from

Voice over: Toni Deckers

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Image credit: Vincenzo Camuccini - La morte di Cesare (Wikipedia)


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