Recommended by Cody Kommers
Some people are interested in the world, and some people less so. And then there's David Epstein—in a class of his own. He's interested in EVERYTHING, and not only that: he has the generosity to share his curiosity with readers through his writing (particularly this newsletter). Highly recommend!
Tim Kreider has a Substack, thank goodness. Now I no longer have to his go back through his blog archives on his website, like it's 2004, to satisfy my Kreider-kravings. I get the latest dose beamed straight to my inbox—because, blessedly, we live in the future.
Adam studied as a grad student under Dan Gilbert, the eminent psychologist and author of 'Stumbling on Happiness'. I often wonder whether Adam through some devious means siphoned out Prof Gilbert's soul and has since been using it to power his own writing. Adam's work is easily among the most interesting and entertaining I've come across since having my world rocked by Stumbling on Happiness many years ago. Failing to subscribe to his Substack would be a big mistake.
Books! When I say this word, one of two things comes to your mind: either novels or non-fiction. That's okay, but thankfully—it's not the case for Erik. He's fully at home in worlds both real and imagined. It gives his thinking a texture that's both unique and profound. This is a Substack you very much want to be reading.
Anne Helen Petersen is what your favorite professor would be like if that professor were simultaneously 3x more insightful, experienced, wise, and friendly than any teacher you've ever had. Culture Study 101 is a class in which you should most certainly enroll.