Cal Newport is a computer science professor and the New York Times bestselling author of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work. He writes about technology and the way it can both support and impede our efforts to live more meaningful, productive lives. In this podcast, he answers questions from his readers about work, technology, and the deep life.
Ep. 87: Should I Switch Careers to Pursue my Dream?
Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.WORK QUESTIONS - What algorithm should I use to implement the Eisenhower Matrix? [6:21] - Should...
Ep. 86: LISTENER CALLS: Mastering the Art of Thinking While Walking
Below are the topics covered in today's listener calls mini-episode (with timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.- Transferring tasks from capture to configure tools. [4:07]- Getting better at...
Ep. 85: Are NFTs Frivolous or Fundamental?
Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.DEEP DIVE: Are NFTs frivolous or fundamental? [6:57]WORK QUESTIONS - Does a world without email...
Ep. 84: LISTENER CALLS: Prioritizing Projects and Deep Decor
Below are the topics covered in today's listener calls mini-episode (with timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast. - Scheduling multiple concurrent projects. [5:06] - Prioritizing projects. [12:03] -...
Ep. 83: Is Email Work?
Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.WORK QUESTIONS - How do I concentrate in an open office? [5:27] - Do professors need to work 60+...
Ep. 82: Habit Tune-Up: The Joys and Sorrows of Binge Working
Below are the topics covered in today's mini-episode (with timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.- Taming scattered schedules. [3:10]- Phantom part time work in the office. [11:04]- The joys and...
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A helpful companion on the road to genuine work-life balance
I’ve been a reader of Cal’s books for several years and have been putting his advice to good use in work and in my life generally. One of the ironies of the deep life is that, while you start to happily eschew the shallow distractions of much of the online world, you nonetheless hanker for a shared community of deep work adherents with whom you can share ideas, tips and support.
This podcast goes a long way to providing that sense of connection. Cal’s mix of written and audio questions, along with their short introductions from fellow deep workers, has helped me to get a feel for the life and work of people who are engaged in the same pursuit of deepness.
Podcasting is the ideal format for this. Distraction-free, time limited and delivered by planned subscription, it’s a mode of delivery that opens up the world of deep work without sacrificing its foundational aspe
It’s like having the mentor I never had
After 8 years as an automotive engineer I had started questioning my day to day job which reduced to an overstimulated project management role where you only react because you don’t have time to plan.
I was asking the cliched question, ‘Is this my calling? Is this my destiny? I want a better job.’ But I had no direction. Absolutely demotivated and lagging behind to say the least.
Deep Work came at the right time few months ago and helped me tame my unmanaged work from home life.
I am currently reading ‘So good they can’t ignore you’
And the podcast is that extra edge that makes every insight/suggestion into that practical step if you’re struggling.
Great thinking and great work Cal.
Gratitude and respect from Britain.
P.S: Adam Grant’s podcast introduced me to your works.
I’m a university student who would like to break in the Film/Animation industry, and I find Cal’s Newport podcast and books excellent. By following his advices I’ve become more productive as an artist and I’ve been exploring interests that I always had but could’t find time/organise myself to do. Thank you Cal, From an Italian in the UK!