Leonard Shlain discusses his book, Sex, Time and Power: How Women’s Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution. Dr. Shlain is the author of several books including, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image and Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time & Light. He is the chief of laparoscopic surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area.
Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is the author of the book Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility, which attempts to answer the question: If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? Dr. Langer, a social psychologist, has been described as the “mother of mindfulness” and has written extensively on the illusion of control, mindful aging, stress, and decision-making. he is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness for over 35 years.
Joshua Wolf Shenk is the author of the new book, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs. He is also the author of Lincoln’s Melancholy, a New York Times notable book. A contributor to the Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Yorker and other publications, he directs the Arts in Mind series on creativity and serves on the general council of The Moth. He lives in Los Angeles.