Jocelyn K. Glei: Creativity vs Efficiency

Jocelyn K. Glei: Creativity vs Efficiency

Creativity resists efficiency. Yet we live in a world that insists everything can be made more efficient. So what happens when inspiration can’t be optimized? In this episode, I explore the tension between creativity and efficiency. I talk about how advances in...
Tim Harford: Slow-Motion Multitasking

Tim Harford: Slow-Motion Multitasking

We think of productive people as being tidy, organized, focused. But when it comes to the creative process, it turns out that these rules don’t apply. In this episode, I sit down with Tim Harford, author of the book Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our...
013: Alissa Walker – Walking Is the Best Way to Go Slow

013: Alissa Walker – Walking Is the Best Way to Go Slow

Walking is many things: A way to think, a way to daydream, a way to relax, a way to exercise, and a way to be less hurried. In this episode, I dig into the wonders of walking with the aptly named Alissa Walker, the urbanism editor at Curbed, a denizen of Los Angeles...
002: Florence Williams – This Is Your Brain on Nature

002: Florence Williams – This Is Your Brain on Nature

Nature really is the best medicine. Miraculously, even small doses of greenery — like a quiet stroll through a public park — can sharpen your memory, increase your creativity, lower your stress levels, and even counteract negative thought loops. In this episode, I...