This was my first introduction to Yuval Harari, but it made quite an impression — so much so, in fact, that I immediately had to drop everything else to read Sapiens (iBooks link here). In this episode, Yuval Harari talked about his vipassana meditation practice and how it informs his thinking about his work, as well as the power of myths in modern human society. Really fascinating.
Listen to the episode here. While I’m on the subject, though, the Ezra Klein Show podcast is one that I highly recommend — very good guests, and I think Ezra Klein is a good interviewer.