New York Times Bestselling author Scott Carney discusses the role of pattern interrupts in developing human resilience. Scott shares his personal experiences covered in his latest book The Wedge.
Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. His work blends narrative non-fiction with ethnography. What Doesn’t Kill Us was a New York Times bestseller; other works include The Red Market and The Enlightenment Trap. Carney was a contributing editor at Wired for five years and his writing also appears in Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. His work has been the subject of a variety of radio and television programs, including on NPR and National Geographic TV. In 2010, he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for his story “Meet the Parents,” which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring. Carney has spent extensive time in South Asia and speaks Hindi. He attended Kenyon College and has a masters degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently lives in Denver, CO.
[4:01] Climbing Kilimanjaro Half-Naked
[10:21] What does it mean to be human?
[17:51] Defining the Wedge and neuro symbols
[28:56] Gaining control over your neuro symbols
[34:27] Throwing kettlebells at your significant other
[40:12] Sensory Deprivation Tanks
[48:13] Using Psychedelics as a Wedge
[53:47] Pirts and Saunas Experiences
What Doesn't Kill Us by Scott Carney
The Red Market by Scott Carney
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