#34 The Importance of Doing Nothing, with Jenny Odell

2Aug

Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, talks about wandering, observing without judgment, and letting go of the idea that time is money. Part four of The Lonely Hour's mini-series, Inner Lives. 

 

Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

#33 How Loneliness Tells You Where to Go, with David Whyte

1Aug

Poet and philosopher David Whyte discusses his inner life and the importance of loneliness: "I've always felt that when you do feel loneliness, it's always a kind of inverse measure of what you actually belong to." Part three of The Lonely Hour's mini-series, Inner Lives. 

 

Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

#32 How a Healthy Inner Life Improves the Outer Life, with Priya Parker

31Jul

Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering, shares how discussing her childhood dreams with her mother equipped her with the tools to deeply understand what it is that she desired. Part two of The Lonely Hour's mini-series, Inner Lives. 

 

Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

#31 Why Boredom Leads to Creativity, with Manoush Zomorodi

29Jul

Manoush Zomorodi, host of the Note to Self podcast, makes the case for rethinking our digital habits and being more purposeful about putting boredom into our lives. Part one of The Lonely Hour's mini-series, Inner Lives.

Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

#30 The Loss of Faith and a Marriage, the Gaining of an Identity

3Apr

Having grown up in a born-again Christian community with strict rules governing how best to live, James finally woke up to the fact that he didn’t know himself—and that his marriage was crumbling. He turned inward, retreating to a cabin in the Catskills, to figure it all out.

This episode is sponsored by Audible and Away. Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

#29 Facing Dead-of-Winter Maine Alone in a Tent

27Mar

Brandon Baltzley is the chef and co-owner of a restaurant called the Buffalo Jump. Determined to kick his substance abuse issues, he climbed a snow- and ice-covered hill in the dark to reach his home for the next month of his life: a yurt with no heat or running water.

 

This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh and Care/of Vitamins. Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

#28 One Month—No Schedule, No Internet, and No Electricity

20Mar

How losing both parents, navigating the transition of her only sibling, and extreme burnout led film producer Annabelle Dunne to seek solitude in Sri Lanka with just a cot and 17 books—and what it taught her about how she should lead her life now that she’s back home. 
 
This episode is sponsored by Audible and Away. Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

Alone Together: Spend Valentine’s Day With Yourself If You Want To

14Feb

Comedian Lane Moore, host of Tinder Live author of the new essay collection How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't, talks about “stranger luck” and how she plans on spending Valentine's Day with her dog, Lights.

#27 Looking for Clarity Halfway Around the World

6Feb

After a decade in New York working as a talent agent and a producer in fashion and a loss in her family, Kamey Butler sacrificed leaving her friends and familiar places to try to regain control the only way she knew how: She bought a one-way ticket to Cape Town. 
 
Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

We’re baaaaaccckkkkk!

15Jan

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