RNZ: Saturday Morning | 29 November 2019 | 0h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Clive James has died at 80 (NY Times obituary). This replays highlights from a 2015 interview with Kim Hill about life, mortality and his poetry collection Sentenced to Life.
The Happiness Lab | 13 September 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
The first episode of a podcast series by Laurie Santos about the science of happiness, based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale – the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history. Starts with the evidence that we can change our happiness, notwithstanding our circumstances and personality.
Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books | 10 April 2018 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andre Agassi speaking candidly about his tennis career, fatherhood, pushing through pain, writing to make sense of his life, changing education, addressing dyslexia, and finding true meaning through his philanthropic work. Draws from his book Open.
Longform | 19 August 2015 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Paul Graham tweeted, that if you read, you must read William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. So I did and it was great. This podcast backgrounds Finnegan’s beautiful memoir of surfing, friendship and love, growing up and growing old.
Reader’s Corner | 26 August 2017 | 0h 29m | Listen Later
Interview with Lyanda Lynn Haupt about her book Mozart’s Starling. Tells the story of Mozart’s relationship with his pet starling during one of the most creative and productive periods of his life. Also describes the remarkable capabilities of Haupt’s own pet starling.
Invest Like the Best | 28 May 2019 | 1h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Epstein about ideas in The Sports Gene and Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Discusses the pros and cons of the generalist and specialist mindsets in the context of driving high performance.
The Art of Manliness | 1 April 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Laura Vanderkam about the ideas in Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. People aren’t as busy as they think. Unpacks what people who don’t feel oppressed by busyness do differently; why time goes by faster when you’re older; and how you can slow down time as an adult. Argues that what you really want is more memories, not more time, and suggests how to find more adventure in your ordinary life. Suggests tracking your time and keeping open spaces in your schedule.
The Longest Shortest Time | 13 March 2019 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dani Shapiro about her book Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. A moving account of uncovering her father’s identity after surprising results from a consumer DNA test.