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The podcast that explores the pros and cons of slowing down in a fast, impatient world. In each episode, Carl Honoré, leading advocate of the Slow Movement, interviews someone who is putting Slow into action. Topics range from work, medicine and education to food, sports and design to relationships, travel and technology. And more.

The Slow Revolution Carl Honoré

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The podcast that explores the pros and cons of slowing down in a fast, impatient world. In each episode, Carl Honoré, leading advocate of the Slow Movement, interviews someone who is putting Slow into action. Topics range from work, medicine and education to food, sports and design to relationships, travel and technology. And more.

    Finding the Tempo Giusto

    Finding the Tempo Giusto

    Carl chats with David Pearl, innovator, musician and maestro of corporate creativity. A free-wheeling and wide-ranging conversation. 
    (Recorded March 3, 2017 in London, UK)
     
    Topics covered include:
    1. How to slow down in a fast city
    2. How does an awareness of mortality affect our feelings about time?
    3. How changing our tempo affects our relationships with others. 
    4. Can we act quickly while remaining calm and slow on the inside?
    5. A hack for dealing with low moments in life.
    6. Why we need to embrace uncertainty.
    7. Why is a slow fix often preferable to quick fix?
    8. How is slowness linked to spirituality and meaning?
    9. Finding gaps and spaces for slowness in a busy day
    10. Why does slowing down help us become more ourselves?
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    • 56 min
    Teaching, Fast and Slow

    Teaching, Fast and Slow

    Carl travels to Blackburn, England to visit St. Silas Primary School, a jewel in the Slow Education crown. He interviews Hillary Hinchliff, then the headteacher, and Chris Boyce, the architect who built the school.
    (Recorded March 11, 2016 in Blackburn, UK)
     
    Topics covered include:
    1. What is Slow Education?
    2. How can a Slow School thrive in a system that prizes speed?
    3. What happens when designers and architects team up with teachers to build a school?
    4. How can the fabric of a school help deliver the curriculum?
    5. What is the right balance between structure and freedom, slowness and speed, in the classroom?
    6. What do Slow Schools have in common with workplaces in Silicon Valley?
    7. Why does Slow Education work especially well for children from under-privileged backgrounds?
    8. The role of play in the classroom
     
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    • 46 min
    To Buddhify, or not to Buddhify

    To Buddhify, or not to Buddhify

    Carl speaks to Rohan Gunatillake, a modern maven of mindfulness. His company created the bestselling meditation app buddhify and Wired magazine put him on its Smart List of 50 People Who Will Change the World. Rohan talks about his first 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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    Visit Rohan's website.
     
     
     
     

    • 53 min
    European Vacation 2.0

    European Vacation 2.0

    Carl talks to Vincent Dupin, founder of Into The Tribe, an online travel agency that organises smartphone-free holidays in tranquil corners of Europe. 
     
    (Recorded July 20, 2016 via Skype)
     
    Topics covered include:
    1. How real-world activities help us switch off
    2. Can anyone learn to go phone-free for a few days?
    3. What role does nature play when we unplug?
    4. Tips for taming technology back home after an unplugged vacation
    5. Is the art of doing nothing dead and buried?
     
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    • 18 min
    Slow Furniture in a Fast World

    Slow Furniture in a Fast World

    Carl speaks to Oona Bannon and Russell Pinch, the couple behind PINCH, a London design studio famous for making furniture and lighting that combine the finest craftsmanship with a quiet aesthetic and respect for the environment. In other words, they fit into what has come to be known as the Slow Furniture Movement.
     
    (Recorded in London on October 21, 2015)
     
    Topics covered include:
    1. How to work with wood in ways that care for the environment
    2. How traditional craftspeople fit into modern manufacturing
    3. Scaling up a company without losing its soul
    4. The role of the internet and 3D printing in Slow design
    5. Whether Slow design will always be a luxury for the affluent
    6. How furniture can be designed to slow us down
    7. The difference between young and older designers
     
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    Visit the PINCH website.
     
     
     
     

    • 50 min
    You Have Mail, almost

    You Have Mail, almost

    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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    Visit the Jack website.

    • 32 min

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