I talk to writer and activist Mia Birdsong about why the ideals of the American Dream are keeping us lonely, isolated, and disconnected.
As we begin to cautiously emerge, I talk to gathering guru Priya Parker about how to create gatherings that transform our communities.
We’re emerging from the pandemic on wobbly legs — with much to integrate. It’s a uniquely vulnerable and promising moment.
A deep dive into the painful new consciousness the pandemic has called forth, and why I’m leaving “productivity talk” behind.
Hurry Slowly listeners share stories of the “strange gifts” that emerged out of the hardship, pain, and uncertainty of 2020.
A talk & live Q&A on how to build a practice of “tender discipline” to help you move through your workday w/ gentleness and confidence.
Writer Sean Blanda on the WFH revolution and why it’s over-hyped, unproductive, and maybe even a little bit inhumane.
Why you’re feeling so depleted right now, and how to develop a new — more tender — attitude toward productivity.
Meditation teacher Sebene Selassie on living in a culture of domination, the pathology of productivity, and finding our way to belonging.
Massage therapist Rich Mhlanga on how to be embodied and stay emotionally grounded in a world without touch.
How overwork, self-criticism, and creative misalignment create layers of anxiety that suppress your intuitive voice.
Therapist and meditator Mark Epstein on how to reckon with uncertainty and take a deep dive into the self.
On healing, being present, and how to stop postponing self-acceptance and see yourself as “enough.”
Journalist Courtney E. Martin on how to find your “first question” — the core curiosity that carries you through life.
Astrologist Chani Nicholas on how to uncover your life’s purpose and set the boundaries you need to protect it.
A simple practice that will help you nurture your ideas, find your purpose, and heal in the new year.
Activist adrienne maree brown on how we define pleasure, the wisdom of the body, and what it looks like when you have “enough.”
Writer Mira Jacob on creativity, self-promotion, and transforming the hardest conversations of her life into a stunning graphic memoir.
A deep conversation about healing, self-transformation, and how to unpack the neurotic stories we tell ourselves about who we are.
An intro to the new season of Hurry Slowly on waking up, letting go, and the ups and downs of pursuing personal transformation.
Journalist Rob Walker on attention, originality, and why noticing the things other people are missing is essential to the creative process.
Artist Jenny Odell on the power of actions that can’t be optimized and withholding your attention as an act of resistance.
How the desire to be “productive” metastasizes into a toxic form of work shame that makes you feel like you’re never doing enough.
Debbie Millman on the challenges of being an over-achiever, synthesizing your success too quickly, and making a 10-year plan.
Scott Barry Kaufman on the benefits of quieting your ego and how having more faith in humanity leads to greater faith in yourself.
How acknowledging that transformation is slow and subtle — not dramatic and overnight! — will help you be kinder to yourself.
Sebene Selassie on confronting your inner critic, finding emotional clarity, and asking: “What am I not willing to feel?”
Forget about other people’s rules. Why working from personal principles is the best approach to productivity.
Paul Jarvis on why more isn’t better, staying small is good for business, and setting “upper bounds” reduces your stress.
BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen on errand paralysis, fake burnout cures & why we’re all obsessed with being better workers.
Jocelyn K. Glei on why inefficiency is a strength when it comes to making remarkable creative work.
Deep Work author Cal Newport on why we need a digital declutter, his new theory of attention, and the magic of “analog social media.”
Jocelyn K. Glei on her “busyness breakdown,” why 50% of Americans are experiencing burnout, and what we can do about it.
Thomas Page McBee on fighting implicit gender bias at work, creating better power dynamics, and facing your “shadow self.”
Tim Harford on why your bad habits are good again. Procrastination, letting stuff pile up & slow-motion multitasking all have an upside.
Jocelyn K. Glei on our obsession with getting things done, and how a more “tender discipline” can unlock clarity and creativity.
Priya Parker on how to get off auto-pilot, let go of our scripts, and create gatherings that make space for transformation.
Adam Grant on the untapped potential of appreciation, how to ask for help, and the dangers of “generosity burnout.”
Host Jocelyn K. Glei on offering feedback that supports creativity and the pitfalls of living in an advice-driven culture.
Adam Greenfield on the startling ways the smartphone is changing our behavior, our awareness, and even our vulnerability.
Writer Jonathan Fields on how “exquisite attention” can unlock new possibilities for luck, connection, and creation.
Psychologist Mary McNaughton-Cassill on why your media diet is driving you mad, and what you can do to find peace of mind.
Philosopher Renata Salecl on how choice anxiety damages our creativity and why we need to embrace the idea of chance.
Designer Paula Scher on how to keep taking risks once you’re established and why big sloppy failures are a great idea.
Writer David Sax on how analog objects and ideas feed our creativity, help us learn, and make memories stick.
Hurry Slowly’s most popular guests comment on how speeding out of control fuels our feelings of anxiety, and what to do about it.
Tami Forman on creating an office culture that supports work-life balance and the tacit gender biases that hold us back.
Sleep and dream psychologist Rubin Naiman on living in a wake-centric world, the problem with “hyperarousal,” and why sleep should be sacred.
Host Jocelyn K. Glei explains why overlooking maintenance tasks is at the root of our toxic relationship with overwhelm.
Designer Matias Corea on the transformative power of travel, long journeys, and taking a break from your work routine.