Matthew Walker

Book Shambles EXTRA

A Book Shambles EXTRA this week, free and unedited for everyone. Robin chats extensively with sleep expert and neuroscientists Matthew Walker about his new book, Why We Sleep, out this week. They chat about the evolution of sleep, dreams, Jung defecating on cathedrals, alien abductions, the writing of Carl Sagan, Knausgaard and more.

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Reading List

Matthew recommends:

The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard Feynman

The writings of Brian Cox

Robin recommends:

Why We Sleep by Matt Walker

The writings of Carl Jung

Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich

The My Struggle series by Karl Ove Knausgaard

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