Because Survival is Insufficient

Aug 02, 2015

Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven is a very unique take on the post-apocalyptic genre. It depicts a desperate world where survival would seem to be a person’s sole priority. Yet, one of the story’s major ideas is that true life is so much more than mere survival. This podcast looks at what it is that keeps us going. Are we just sophisticated animals trying to stay alive? Do we live by bread alone?

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