In-depth interview on the slow fix

A thorough and wide-ranging interview on The Slow Fix on a radio show called The Public.

The Public is a weekly radio program exploring arts & contemporary society through in-depth conversations with today’s most compelling thinkers, writers and artists. Hosted by Kevin Caners and produced for CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto.

Slow Sunday Profile

Richard Aedy is a fine interviewer. Here he puts me through my paces on his Sunday Profile show on ABC radio in Australia. Recorded in June 2013 in Sydney.

The Slow Coach on BBC Radio 4

Liz Barclay follows three busy people on a bold experiment to slow down their pace of life. Their ‘slow coach’ is Carl Honoré. He argues that our increasing obsession with speed means we race through life instead of actually living it – by finding a better balance between fast and slow, we’ll increase our wellbeing, creativity and productivity. It’s a compelling theory, but does it work?

Three volunteers have agreed to put Carl’s theories to the test by following his advice over the course of one month –  business owner Steve, working mum Lizzie and volunteer Scott.

Follow their successes and struggles through Episodes 1 and 2…


BBC Radio 4 “Inheritance Tracks”

In this BBC Radio 4 programme, guests discuss one song they have inherited and another they wish to bequeath. Listen here to find out my choices…

CBC Sunday Morning

One of the highlights of my 2013 book tour for The Slow Fix was a one-hour interview I did with the CBC’s Michael Enright in front of a live audience in Toronto. You can watch the video here. Or you can listen to the boiled-down version which was broadcast on CBC Radio’s flagship program, Sunday Morning. It lasts a mere 30 minutes…

In Praise of Slow audiobook (opening chapter)

In Praise of Slow was a BBC Radio 4 “Book of the Week.” That means an abridged version was read on the airwaves over five days.

This is the first instalment, which condenses the opening chapter of the book into 15 minutes.