Hurry Slowly is a podcast about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down.

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Start with these must-listen episodes.

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried on how to find a slow and steady approach to work in a world of constant interruptions.

Designer Paula Scher on how to keep taking risks once you’re established and why big sloppy failures are a great idea.

Futurist Alex Pang on the 4-hour workday, the necessity of “inward focus,” and the role of rest in the creative process.

Artist Austin Kleon on when to use analog tools vs digital tools and how constraints can super-charge your creativity.

Designer Craig Mod on how to break free from “attention slavery” and regain your powers of concentration.

Marathon swimmer Kim Chambers on taking calculated risks and the calm that lives on the other side of fear.

Season One Guests:

Jason Fried — Founder, Basecamp

Paula Scher — Designer, Pentagram

Scott Belsky — VC + Entrepreneur

Wendy MacNaughton — Graphic Journalist

Bill Duggan — Intuition Researcher

Oliver Burkeman — Writer, The Guardian

Sigrid Veasey — Sleep Researcher

Jonathan Fields — Writer + Podcaster

Mary McNaughton-Cassill — News Expert

David Sax — Author, Revenge of the Analog

Fanny Auger — Conversationalist

Craig Mod — Writer + Designer

Tyler Cowen — Author, The Complacent Class

Austin Kleon — Writer, Steal Like an Artist

Julie Zhuo — VP of Product Design, Facebook

Ann Friedman — Writer + Podcaster

Renata Salecl — Philosopher

Alex Pang — Author, REST

Adam Greenfield — Writer + Urbanist

Tami Forman — Director, Path Forward

Matias Corea — Entrepreneur + Designer

Alissa Walker — Urbanism Editor, Curbed

Kim Chambers — Marathon Swimmer

Rubin Naiman — Dream Specialist

Latest Episodes

023: The Anxiety Cure

Hurry Slowly’s most popular guests comment on how speeding out of control fuels our feelings of anxiety, and what to do about it.

021: Rubin Naiman – Wired & Tired

Sleep and dream psychologist Rubin Naiman on living in a wake-centric world, the problem with “hyperarousal,” and why sleep should be sacred.

Photo by Paul Jun

About the Show

Hurry Slowly is a podcast — hosted by Jocelyn K. Glei — about how pacing yourself is the key to avoiding burnout, improving your productivity, and activating your creative mind.

Pushing back against the conventional wisdom that “busy is better,” Hurry Slowly explores how we make smarter decisions, feel more comfortable taking risks, and manage our attention more intelligently when we learn to take our time.

If you’re a curious, ambitious person who is always striving to achieve more, but could use an occasional reminder to take it easy, this is the show for you.

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About the Host

Jocelyn K. Glei is obsessed with how we can find more meaning and creativity in our daily work.

In search of the answer, she has interviewed hundreds of designers, researchers, and entrepreneurs about how they stay productive and inspired. Along the way, she’s published numerous books designed for creative professionals, including Unsubscribe, Manage Your Day-to-Day, and Make Your Mark.

Previously, Jocelyn was the Founding Editor of 99U, which comprised a Webby Award-winning website, a popular annual conference at Lincoln Center, and a bestselling book series. Her books and ideas have been featured in outlets including NPR, New York, Fast Company, BuzzFeedSELF, Harvard Business Review, and Brain Pickings.

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