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The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin

May 26, 2022

In this episode, author of well-known books Sex at Dawn and Civilzed to Death, Christopher Ryan, and Dr. Anthony Gustin explore the misconceptions that everything in civilization is better. 


To do that, they compare our modern Western life to that of an egalitarian hunter-gatherer society and they discuss what our current civilization has right, what’s dragging it down, what can be done about it, and more.


Chris and Dr. Gustin also answer questions like, are we really better off than previous generations? And, what does it mean to be human?


This is one of those episodes that may change what you previously thought and it’ll open your eyes to a completely new perspective.


You’ll also hear these other topics when you check this episode out:

  • Why the statistics aren’t all they’re cracked up to be
  • Did Chris have an “aha” moment that led him down this path?
  • What does it mean to be human?
  • Chris’ thoughts on our current state of agriculture  
  • How tech is negatively creeping in like a parasitic infection
  • Are we really better off than previous generations?
  • What hunter-gatherer tribes have shown us
  • Actual objective measures that determine quality of life
  • Do things need to get bad before people look for better alternatives?
  • How our planet’s carrying capacity is at its max
  • How Chris balances being social and taking time away from people
  • Other ways you can help contribute to creating a better world
  • Chris also shares his experience buying land with friends to create a community that takes only the best parts of the modern world