Becoming Better is a podcast dedicated to making you a better human being. Hosted by Chris Bailey, the author of two productivity books, and Ardyn Nordstrom, a nerdy economist, the show covers topics as diverse as productivity, procrastination, money, happiness, giving back, travel, gratitude, and disconnecting.
49: The Power of Novelty
Novelty is a key ingredient to living a good life.
48: A World Without Email
Cal Newport, our “Founding Guest,” hops back on the horn to talk about his new book.
47: Mini Productivity Experiments
On this episode, we chat about five productivity experiments you can try out while stuck at home.
46: All or Something Thinking
Things aren't as black and white as you might think.
45: Generating Ideas
Not all those who wander are lost.
44: Capturing Ideas
Our favorite tricks and tools for how to capture ideas—and why you should do it in the first place.
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Smart, funny, calm—and still married!
Chris Bailey and Ardyn Nordstrom share life-changing ideas in an entertaining way. Their spousal repartee is adorable and helps advance understanding of topics such as how to avoid perfectionism or generate new ideas by letting the mind wander. As an American listener, I enjoy the calming Canadian rhythms of their dialogue. Their audio quality is top notch. They are gifted with perfect his and her radio voices— his like maple syrup, hers like an angel’s bell. Highly recommended!
A hidden gem
I’ve told several friends about this show and don’t think I’m gonna stop. Content can be a bit repetitive, but I like how that helps me remember and internalize a lot of the things they talk about. Great work Ardyn and Chris!
Thank you Chris for sharing this podcast with us. This podcast convinced me to order a copy of both of his books. Podcasts help me more than books because they’re more personal, but after listening I can’t wait to explore them. Thank you!!