DiscoverThe One You Feed360: Ella Frances Sanders on Musings on a Vast Universe
360: Ella Frances Sanders on Musings on a Vast Universe

360: Ella Frances Sanders on Musings on a Vast Universe

Update: 2020-11-032


Ella Frances Sanders is an internationally-bestselling author and illustrator of three books. Her third book, Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe, was the recipient of the 2019 Whirling Prize for Prose and has been translated into many languages.

In this episode, Eric and Ella have a delicious conversation about this lovely book that contains all sorts of interesting facts and beautiful illustrations about our universe and how we as humans relate to such things.

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In This Interview, Ella Frances Sanders and I Discuss her Musings on a Vast Universe and…

  • Her book, “Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe”
  • Her take on the wolf parable and how it’s about choosing possibility over panic
  • How moving slowly helps us notice a lot of what’s good
  • Our relationship to plants and to the sun
  • How giving plants human characteristics helps us connect and care about them
  • The challenge in understanding the scale of things
  • We see things through filters without thinking about it
  • How science works with laws and things that we know are true
  • Our choices are affected by how we are influenced by the world around us 
  • How the universe is moving toward ultimate chaos
  • Our memories are susceptible to alterations and get filtered through the present moment
  • How we are only remembering the last time we remembered
  • Stressful situations can affect memory
  • The half-life of facts is the amount of time it takes for a fact to become untrue

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360: Ella Frances Sanders on Musings on a Vast Universe

360: Ella Frances Sanders on Musings on a Vast Universe