In the past couple of weeks I have spoken several times with journalists about Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion. It’s a daunting experience to have smart people read what you’ve written and ask sharp questions about how you put together your argument… and all the more intimidating with a tape recorder running. But I think the basic ideas from the book come through pretty well in these pieces.
The Huffington Post had an article in its Sleep + Wellness section on March 17 by Carolyn Gregoire (@carolyn_greg) titled “How Dreams Shaped the Evolution of Spirituality and Religion.”
New York Magazine had an article in its online “Science of Us” section on March 25 by Mona Chalabi (@MonaChalabi) titled “I Keep Having Literal Nightmares About Trump. Am I Normal?” This interview focused on research I’ve done on dreams and politics, but it also drew on ideas from Big Dreams.
Time Magazine had an article in its “Quick Take” section on March that I wrote (with excellent editorial help) titled “The Surprising Link Between Dreams and Faith.” Here’s a pdf version of it: Time_Quick Take (1)