What is well-being and how do we achieve it? Well-being is a state of being, while happiness is a fleeting emotion. This podcast playlist explores flourishing, stoicism, how we can approach well-being without being misguided by the wellness industry’s nefarious marketing tactics, and the ways government can encourage well-being over productivity.
If you look around your space right now, you are likely to be surrounded by SO. MUCH. STUFF. What is it about capitalism, materialism, and consumerism that compels us to keep acquiring more things, most of which—let’s be honest—we don’t really need? These episodes explore that question and proposes a few ways forward, including minimalism and the repair economy.
What is it about celebrity and fame that captivates us? Imagining them as regular humans who experience the same things as we do is simultaneously fascinating to consider and impossible to believe. This playlist covers the theme of celebrity from a variety of angles: from the outlandish stories to a discussion of the classism that […]
It’s that time of year when gratitude and thinking of others is top of mind, so we thought a playlist all about Kindness would be a nice way to end the year. Not to mention the fact that we simply need more kindness in the world these days. As we’ll hear on this playlist, kindness doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; it can be as simple as offering a hug or teaching someone a cool card trick.
This playlist will examine what the future of work might hold for all types of workers, and provide some insight on broader questions about work and identity.
Propaganda and misinformation, aka fake news, are not new. However, social networking has eased the deployment of these weapons to the political and cultural war front. How can we fight fake news in a post-truth world? Listen to this playlist to find out.
Adela and Sara discuss the podcast playlist on Language, which included episodes from The Allusionist, Ologies, Twenty Thousand Hertz, and Hidden Brain. Then, as usual, they diverge from the assigned listening list to talk about the recent Podcast Brunch Club meetings that happened in Houston and Chicago and some of the recommendations that came out of those meetings.
There are somewhere around 7,000 languages in the world, but only 23 languages account for more than half of the world’s population and nearly 2/3 of all languages are from Asia and Africa. Languages can be born, invented, change, and die. They can also unite or divide. There is some controversy about whether languages can change the way we think, but there is no doubt that language and identity are inextricably linked. This podcast listening list explores language from a variety of angles.