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Episode Info: Help crowd-sponsor Future Fossils Podcast on Patreon and score subscriber-only perks and exclusive extra content! This week we chat with science journalist Jessa Gamble, author of The Siesta and The Midnight Sun: How Our Bodies Experience Time, about time in the body, circadian rhythms, lunar cycles, and the science of sleep. – Topics We Discuss: • Cultural dimensions of human communities at different latitudes; • Organic human rhythms versus high-frequency trading algorithm digital rhythms; • The evolutionary history of circadian rhythms and sleep; • What are we going to do when we settle on other planets with days of different lengths?  (Like Mars, with a 24 hour and 25 minute day…) • NASA scientists trying (and failing) to live on Earth on Martian time; • The natural history of biphasic human sleep and the (VERY RECENT) cultural construction of the “8 hour night”; • How the lengths of our circadian cycles actually differ from person to person; • The ethical complexities and possible social consequences of research into human enhancement; • How Douglas Rushkoff learned to hack his monthly schedule to align with lunar cycles and increase his productivity by 40% by doing LESS work; • The differences between how humans and dolphins sleep; • How and WHY we might want to defeat sleep once and for all… • …and WHAT ABOUT DREAMING??   – Media We Reference: (Links are for my Amazon affiliate account - buy ANYTHING on Amazon through these links and a % of the sale supports this podcast, at no cost to you.) • The SRead more »

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