Episode 53 – In Praise of Walking with Shane O’Mara
The topic of this week’s episode is walking, and my guest is Shane O’Mara, author of In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration. Shane is a professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin and he’s an expert on the physical, psychological and social benefits of walking. We talk about why walking is the trait that makes us “uniquely human” and what that means for us personally. And given that walking is the fundamental way we experience the world, Shane guides us on how to get more walking in our day and more benefit from each walk.
Episode 52 – How to Keep Our Cool with James Romm
The topic this week is How to Keep Your Cool, and my guest is James Romm, a Professor of Classics at Bard and the author of the book, How to Keep your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management. This is James’ second appearance on The Good Life, he was a guest on episode #9 where he talked about Seneca.
Episode 51 – How to Live a Good Life with Massimo Pigliucci
Today’s guest is Massimo Pigliucci, a professor of Philosophy at the city College of New York. Massimo talks about why he thinks everyone should have a "philosophy of life" and we discus his new book, "How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy." Our discussion covers Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism & Stoicism.
Episode 48 – Time Management with Paul Burton
The topic this week is time management and productivity – how to get more out of each day. Time is our most precious resource. It is the currency of our lives. Your host, Sean Murray talks with time management expert Paul Burton. Paul offers great advice on strategies on how to stay focused, avoid distraction, get the most important work done and feel better about what we’ve accomplished.
Episode 23 – Money & Happiness with Jonathan Clements
On today’s show, I talk with Jonathan Clements, the author of How to Think About Money, and runs the HumbleDollar.com website. Prior to that, he wrote the Personal Finance column in the Wall […]
Episode 22 – Designing a Joyful Life with Bill Burnett
Today’s guest is Bill Burnett, a former designer from Apple who is now the Executive Director of the Stanford Design Program, and he teaches a hugely popular course at Stanford […]
Episode 21 – Aristotle with Edith Hall
On today’s show, I talk with Edith Hall, the author of Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life, and she is a Professor at King’s College in London. […]
Episode 20 – Meditation, Resilience & Contentment with Sam Morris
On today’s show, I talk with Sam Morris, the founder of Zen Warrior Training. Sam coaches business executives on meditation and building resilience and mental toughness. When he was 19, […]
Episode 19 – William James with John Kaag
On today’s show, I talk with John Kaag, an American philosopher and writer, and the author of the book “Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James can save your life.” […]
Episode 18 – Time Management, Productivity & Happiness with David Finkel
On today’s show, I talk with David Finkel, time management and productivity expert, and author of the book, The Freedom Formula: How to Succeed in Business without Sacrificing Your Family, Health, […]