50 episodes

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.

Becoming Bette‪r‬ Chris Bailey

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

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

    49: The Power of Novelty

    Novelty is a key ingredient to living a good life.

    • 27 min
    48: A World Without Email

    48: A World Without Email

    Cal Newport, our “Founding Guest,” hops back on the horn to talk about his new book.

    • 29 min
    47: Mini Productivity Experiments

    47: Mini Productivity Experiments

    On this episode, we chat about five productivity experiments you can try out while stuck at home.

    • 32 min
    46: All or Something Thinking

    46: All or Something Thinking

    Things aren't as black and white as you might think.

    • 21 min
    45: Generating Ideas

    45: Generating Ideas

    Not all those who wander are lost.

    • 23 min
    44: Capturing Ideas

    44: Capturing Ideas

    Our favorite tricks and tools for how to capture ideas—and why you should do it in the first place. 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Len Edgerly ,

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!

Claud Kings ,

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!

Booker Gleeson ,

Thank you

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!!

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