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.
Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on how she stays calm amidst a daily schedule that demands constant context switching.
Intuition researcher Bill Duggan breaks down the mechanics of how we arrive at aha moments — and why speed only slows us down.
What are the key ingredients in a great conversation? Fanny Auger, from the School of Life in Paris, talks about listening, open-ness, and silence.
Writer Oliver Burkeman debunks the myth of “time management” and explains why getting more efficient just makes you busier.
A supercut of Jason Fried, Austin Kleon, Wendy MacNaughton & more answering the question: “What’s the key ingredient in work-life balance?”
Alissa Walker on how walking changes your relationship to everything — time and the rhythms of your day, your community, and your creativity.
Writer & futurist Alex Pang on the 4-hour workday, the necessity of “inward focus,” and the role of rest & reflection in the creative process.
In this mini-meditation, host Jocelyn K. Glei articulates how understanding what your brain is doing on “auto-pilot” is the key to unlocking your focus.
Scientist Sigrid Veasey on why sleep loss is the silent creativity killer, what to do about middle-of-the-night anxiety, and why you need a “sleep vacation.”
Economist Tyler Cowen on how technology is making us more complacent and less willing to take the risks that drive self-transformation.
Graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton on listening, empathy, and the many benefits of shutting up and taking the spotlight off yourself.
Entrepreneur Scott Belsky on the speed of decision-making. When should you be bold? When should you trust your gut? And when should you let it marinade?
Journalist Ann Friedman on staying sane in the face of a relentlessly negative news cycle and why you don’t need to process everything in “real time.”
Artist Austin Kleon on when to use analog tools vs digital tools in your creative process, and why constraints (and slowness!) can super-charge your creativity.
Marathon swimmer Kim Chambers on stepping outside your comfort zone, calculated risks, and the calm that lives on the other side of fear.
Designer Craig Mod on how you can break free from the shackles of “attention slavery” and regain control over your powers of concentration.
Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix, on how spending more time outside boosts your creativity, reduces stress, and counteracts negative thinking.
Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried on how to find a slow and steady approach to work in a world of constant interruptions.
A sneak preview of Hurry Slowly—a new podcast about how to level up by slowing down—featuring clips from upcoming interviews w/ Ann Friedman, Jason Fried, Craig Mod, and Florence Williams.