Yuval Harari, What Is the Meaning of Life?
Historian and author Yuval Harari, one of the most influential intellectuals of our time, is our guest on the second English-language episode of "Alles gesagt?" ("Nuff Said?"), ZEIT's never-ending podcast. Harari's book, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind", was originally published in Hebrew in 2011 and is based on a series of 20 lectures from an undergraduate world history class he had taught. It has sold over 12 million copies and was in the top three of The "New York Times" bestseller list for 96 consecutive weeks. Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Angela Merkel, among others, are all admirers of Harari's work. In 2016 he wrote "Homo Deus", this time focussing on the future of humankind; his third book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, was published in 2018. Both have become international bestsellers. This week his latest book will be released: the graphic novel "Sapiens – The Birth of Humankind". The hosts of "Alles gesagt?", Jochen Wegner and Christoph Amend (both based in Berlin) me