23: W. H. R. Rivers, Polymaths, and the Disappearance of Useful Arts

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In this episode, we discuss whether or not there are more, or fewer polymaths today than in the past, using the example of W. H. R. Rivers, an English anthropologist who also made contributions in neurology, and psychiatry.

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Disappearance of Useful Arts by WHR Rivers.

Secrets of our Success, by Joe Henrich (affiliate link-we get a cut if you buy this book on amazon with this link. It helps us make awesome shows like this one!).

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