PODCAST: To Buddhify, or not to Buddhify

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Carl speaks to Rohan Gunatillake, a modern maven of mindfulness. His company created buddhify, the bestselling meditation app, and Wired magazine put him on its Smart List of 50 People Who Will Change the World. Rohan talks about his new book, This Is Happening, a manifesto for mindfulness in a busy, digital world.

 

(Recorded in London on March 23, 2016)

 

Topics covered include:

1. How to build mindfulness into a busy schedule

2. Are people becoming too dependent on apps to meditate?

2. Can you be mindful without being spiritual?

3. Does mindfulness have to be a solo experience or can it also be a communal?

4. What would it mean to design wellbeing into technology?

5. Advert Jujitsu, the Mouse Sweep and other mindfulness techniques for modern life.

6. How to use a smartphone mindfully.

7. Can you experience pain without suffering?

 

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You Have Mail, almost

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Carl speaks to Michel Tombroff, CEO of Jack, an app that lets you send messages that arrive instantly but can only be opened at a later time that you decide. You can send a Jack (text, audio, video, etc) that’ll open in one hour, one month, 5 years or even 20 years from now.

(Recorded in London on March 1, 2016)

 

Topics covered include:

1. How technology shapes the way we communicate

2. The pleasure of waiting in a world of instant gratification

3. Why the power of a message comes from content and timing

4. What message you might send yourself two years from now

5. Why even digital natives love the idea of slower messaging

6. Whether instant messaging is here to stay

7. How delayed messaging could be used for marketing

 

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PODCAST: Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing

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Carl speaks to David Bond, who made Project Wild Thing, the film that helped spark a worldwide movement to get children back outside and reconnecting with nature.

(Recorded in London on May 19, 2015)

 

Topics covered include:

1. Benefits of playing outdoors

2. How to persuade children to unplug and go outside

3. The right balance of technology in childhood

4. How Silicon Valley parents handle screen time with their own kids

5. Why so many successful entrepreneurs climbed trees as children

6. How Nature reduces racism and other forms of prejudice

7. Whether games like Minecraft can ever rival the natural world

8. Differences (and similarities) between urban and rural children

 

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