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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.

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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.

    Habit Tune-Up: Time Blocking, Document Collaboration, Protecting Time and Doing Too Much

    Habit Tune-Up: Time Blocking, Document Collaboration, Protecting Time and Doing Too Much

    In this mini-episode, I take "calls" from listeners asking for advice about how best to tune-up their productivity and work habits in a moment of increased distraction and disruption.(Going forward, I plan to occasionally augment my standard full length...

    • 25 min
    Balancing the Personal and Professional, Unreasonable Email Expectations, and Avoiding Hard Creative Work | DEEP QUESTIONS

    Balancing the Personal and Professional, Unreasonable Email Expectations, and Avoiding Hard Creative Work | DEEP QUESTIONS

    In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions on balancing the professional and the personal, unreasonable email expectations and using the internet to escape hard creative work. I also play some question roulette and attempt a lightening...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Tackling Procrastination, Building a Productivity System from Scratch, and the Intellectual Shallowness of Social Media | DEEP QUESTIONS

    Tackling Procrastination, Building a Productivity System from Scratch, and the Intellectual Shallowness of Social Media | DEEP QUESTIONS

    In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions on tackling procrastination, building a productivity system from scratch, and the intellectual shallowness of social media. I also play some question roulette, and in a new segment, provide an...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Promoting Books without Social Media, Facebook's Fatal Flaw, and Escaping Soul-Crushing Jobs | DEEP QUESTIONS

    Promoting Books without Social Media, Facebook's Fatal Flaw, and Escaping Soul-Crushing Jobs | DEEP QUESTIONS

    In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions on book publicity without social media, Facebook's fatal flaw, and escaping soul-crushing jobs. I also try out a new segment where I answer on the fly randomly selected questions I have not...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Origin of my Productivity Obsession, Analog Relationships, and Detaching from Digital Judgment | DEEP QUESTIONS

    Origin of my Productivity Obsession, Analog Relationships, and Detaching from Digital Judgment | DEEP QUESTIONS

    In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader queries on the origin of my productivity obsession, how digital minimalists can form relationships in a distracted world, and how to care less about what people thing about you (hint: stop using social...

    • 50 min
    Improving Concentration, Influential Books, and Figuring Out What to Focus On | DEEP QUESTIONS

    Improving Concentration, Influential Books, and Figuring Out What to Focus On | DEEP QUESTIONS

    In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader queries on how to improve your ability to concentrate, books that proved influential on my thinking (including the origin of the term “deep work”), the complex process of figuring out what to devote your...

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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176 Ratings

176 Ratings

yaxomoxay ,

Cal Newport is the best

Cal Newport’s podcast is just like his books and his blog: insightful, useful, honest, and clear.

jim20216 ,

listened to this podcast many times

I listened this podcast multiple times. It is one of the best!

M in CT ,

Just twice a week?

I chomp at the bit to hear what Cal has to say in his podcasts. They are truly so good they can’t be ignored! Thank you Cal for taking the time to give us access to your deep ideas. You are a refreshing educator in a superficial world.

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