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Hurry Slowly

73 EpisodesProduced by Jocelyn K. GleiWebsite

How to be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down.

73 Episodes | 2017 - 2022

Nkem Ndefo: Coming Home to Yourself

January 20th, 2022

52:22

I talk with Nkem Ndefo, founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of the Resilience Toolkit, about the power of coming home to the body, how doing so …

Miki Kashtan: Aliveness & Flow

December 23rd, 2021

44:28

What is true abundance? And how have the ideals of our capitalistic culture separated us from it?

In this episode, I take a deep dive into …

Oliver Burkeman: What if I never change?

November 17th, 2021

58:04

What if we never get over our greatest flaws?

In this episode I talk with writer Oliver Burkeman, author of the excellent new book Four Thousand …

Kat Vellos: The Doorway to Connection

October 14th, 2021

55:12

Spending time with friends IRL feels more important (and more high-stakes) than ever.

I sit down with designer and community builder Kat Vellos — …

Mia Birdsong: The Longing to Be Known

September 16th, 2021

1:03:27

Why the toxic individualism of the American Dream isn’t working anymore.

In this episode, I sit down with writer and activist Mia Birdsong, who recently authored the revelatory book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, …

Priya Parker: Discerning the Need

August 19th, 2021

48:55

Priya Parker holds an incredible wealth of knowledge about creating transformative gatherings as well as working through conflict.

In 2018, she …

Jocelyn K. Glei: What’s Your Wobbly

June 18th, 2021

30:00

Artwork by Stamatis Laskos.

We are emerging from the pandemic on wobbly legs — with much to recalibrate and integrate.

During the past year, we all experienced a fundamental realignment. We tuned back into what really …

Jocelyn K. Glei: R.I.P. Productivity

January 12th, 2021

20:22

Artwork by Katherine Lam.

It’s time to let go of our focus on productivity and lean into a new way of being.

In this final episode of season 3 of the podcast, I reflect on my own journey into the world of …

Jocelyn K. Glei: Strange Gifts

December 22nd, 2020

44:52

Illustration by Sebastian Curi.

What unexpected blessings did you receive in 2020?

It goes without saying that 2020 has been an incredibly trying, …

Jocelyn K. Glei: Tender Discipline

November 24th, 2020

1:01:19

Artwork by Ana Miminoshvili.

What if it didn’t matter how productive you were today?

In this episode, I take a deep dive into a concept that I call “tender discipline,” which is the practice of taking a gentler …

Sean Blanda: The Angst of WFH

October 13th, 2020

50:18

Writer Sean Blanda on the WFH revolution and why it’s over-hyped, unproductive, and maybe even a little bit inhumane.

Jocelyn K. Glei: A Call for Rest & Tenderness

September 15th, 2020

20:27

Why you’re feeling so depleted right now, and how to develop a new — more tender — attitude toward productivity.

Sebene Selassie: The Delusion of Separation

August 11th, 2020

52:54

Meditation teacher Sebene Selassie on living in a culture of domination, the pathology of productivity, and finding our way to belonging.

Rich Mhlanga: Your Check Engine Light Is On

July 14th, 2020

43:28

Massage therapist Rich Mhlanga on how to be embodied and stay emotionally grounded in a world without touch.

Jocelyn K. Glei: Anxiety vs Intuition

May 19th, 2020

29:30

How overwork, self-criticism, and creative misalignment create layers of anxiety that suppress your intuitive voice.

Mark Epstein: The Importance of Uncertainty

April 21st, 2020

58:28

Therapist and meditator Mark Epstein on how to reckon with uncertainty and take a deep dive into the self.

Jocelyn K. Glei: What if you’re not broken?

March 24th, 2020

16:50

On healing, being present, and how to stop postponing self-acceptance and see yourself as “enough.”

Courtney E. Martin: Asking Better Questions

March 10th, 2020

57:11

Journalist Courtney E. Martin on how to find your “first question” — the core curiosity that carries you through life.

Chani Nicholas: Boundaries Are Everything

February 11th, 2020

45:29

Astrologist Chani Nicholas on how to uncover your life’s purpose and set the boundaries you need to protect it.

Jocelyn K. Glei: Holding Space for Yourself

January 14th, 2020

16:04

A simple practice that will help you nurture your ideas, find your purpose, and heal in the new year.

Adrienne Maree Brown: Are You Satisfiable?

December 31st, 2019

57:13

Activist adrienne maree brown on how we define pleasure, the wisdom of the body, and what it looks like when you have “enough.”

Mira Jacob: Difficult Conversations

December 17th, 2019

59:30

Writer Mira Jacob on creativity, self-promotion, and transforming the hardest conversations of her life into a stunning graphic memoir.

It Doesn’t Matter What You Do, It’s Who’s Doing It

December 3rd, 2019

1:13:08

A deep conversation about healing, self-transformation, and how to unpack the neurotic stories we tell ourselves about who we are.

Jocelyn K. Glei: Letting Go Isn’t Easy

November 19th, 2019

20:02

An intro to the new season of Hurry Slowly on waking up, letting go, and the ups and downs of pursuing personal transformation.

Rob Walker: It Hurts to Be Present

June 11th, 2019

55:32

Journalist Rob Walker on attention, originality, and why noticing the things other people are missing is essential to the creative process.

Jenny Odell: How To Do Nothing

May 28th, 2019

45:45

Artist Jenny Odell on the power of actions that can’t be optimized and withholding your attention as an act of resistance.

Jocelyn K. Glei: Productivity Shame

May 14th, 2019

15:46

How the desire to be “productive” metastasizes into a toxic form of work shame that makes you feel like you’re never doing enough.

Debbie Millman: The Speed of Achievement

April 30th, 2019

56:25

Debbie Millman on the challenges of being an over-achiever, synthesizing your success too quickly, and making a 10-year plan.

Scott Barry Kaufman: The Quiet Ego

April 16th, 2019

42:50

Scott Barry Kaufman on the benefits of quieting your ego and how having more faith in humanity leads to greater faith in yourself.

Jocelyn K. Glei: Transformation Is Hard

April 2nd, 2019

18:40

How acknowledging that transformation is slow and subtle — not dramatic and overnight! — will help you be kinder to yourself.

Sebene Selassie: Unravelling Your Inner Critic

March 19th, 2019

56:13

Sebene Selassie on confronting your inner critic, finding emotional clarity, and asking: “What am I not willing to feel?”

Jocelyn K. Glei: Nothing Important Comes with Instructions

March 5th, 2019

11:13

Forget about other people’s rules. Why working from personal principles is the best approach to productivity.

Paul Jarvis: Small Is Beautiful

February 19th, 2019

54:32

Paul Jarvis on why more isn’t better, staying small is good for business, and setting “upper bounds” reduces your stress.

Anne Helen Petersen: Errand Paralysis

January 29th, 2019

46:30

BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen on errand paralysis, fake burnout cures & why we’re all obsessed with being better workers.

Jocelyn K. Glei: Creativity vs Efficiency

January 15th, 2019

13:45

Jocelyn K. Glei on why inefficiency is a strength when it comes to making remarkable creative work.

Cal Newport: Using Technology with Intention

January 1st, 2019

55:05

Deep Work author Cal Newport on why we need a digital declutter, his new theory of attention, and the magic of “analog social media.”

Jocelyn K. Glei: To Burnout and Back

December 18th, 2018

13:09

Jocelyn K. Glei on her “busyness breakdown,” why 50% of Americans are experiencing burnout, and what we can do about it.

Thomas Page McBee: The Power Balance

December 4th, 2018

55:46

Thomas Page McBee on fighting implicit gender bias at work, creating better power dynamics, and facing your “shadow self.”

Tim Harford: Slow-Motion Multitasking

November 20th, 2018

56:21

Tim Harford on why your bad habits are good again. Procrastination, letting stuff pile up & slow-motion multitasking all have an upside.

Jocelyn K. Glei – Who Are You Without the Doing?

November 6th, 2018

11:56

Jocelyn K. Glei on our obsession with getting things done, and how a more “tender discipline” can unlock clarity and creativity.

Priya Parker: How to Have Transformative Gatherings

October 23rd, 2018

56:27

Priya Parker on how to get off auto-pilot, let go of our scripts, and create gatherings that make space for transformation.

Adam Grant: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Appreciation

October 9th, 2018

48:28

Adam Grant on the untapped potential of appreciation, how to ask for help, and the dangers of “generosity burnout.”

Jocelyn K. Glei – The Feedback Rush

May 15th, 2018

12:38

Host Jocelyn K. Glei on offering feedback that supports creativity and the pitfalls of living in an advice-driven culture.

Adam Greenfield – Phoning It In

May 8th, 2018

36:50

Adam Greenfield on the startling ways the smartphone is changing our behavior, our awareness, and even our vulnerability.

Jonathan Fields – Attention Is Life

May 1st, 2018

43:44

Writer Jonathan Fields on how “exquisite attention” can unlock new possibilities for luck, connection, and creation.

Mary McNaughton-Cassill – What To Do About Your Media Diet

April 24th, 2018

52:08

Psychologist Mary McNaughton-Cassill on why your media diet is driving you mad, and what you can do to find peace of mind.

Renata Salecl – The Tyranny of Choice

April 17th, 2018

15:10

Philosopher Renata Salecl on how choice anxiety damages our creativity and why we need to embrace the idea of chance.

Paula Scher – The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking One

April 10th, 2018

39:14

Designer Paula Scher on how to keep taking risks once you’re established and why big sloppy failures are a great idea.

David Sax: Revenge of the Analog

April 3rd, 2018

47:15

Writer David Sax on how analog objects and ideas feed our creativity, help us learn, and make memories stick.

The Anxiety Cure

March 27th, 2018

8:42

Hurry Slowly’s most popular guests comment on how speeding out of control fuels our feelings of anxiety, and what to do about it.

Tami Forman: What Gets Measured, Gets Managed

March 20th, 2018

39:31

Tami Forman on creating an office culture that supports work-life balance and the tacit gender biases that hold us back.

Rubin Naiman: Wired & Tired

March 13th, 2018

36:38

Sleep and dream psychologist Rubin Naiman on living in a wake-centric world, the problem with “hyperarousal,” and why sleep should be sacred.

Jocelyn K. Glei: Can You Maintain It?

March 6th, 2018

12:24

Host Jocelyn K. Glei explains why overlooking maintenance tasks is at the root of our toxic relationship with overwhelm.

Matias Corea: The Road Less Traveled

February 27th, 2018

51:55

Designer Matias Corea on the transformative power of travel, long journeys, and taking a break from your work routine.

Julie Zhuo: Visualizing Your Day

February 20th, 2018

34:07

Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on how she stays calm amidst a daily schedule that demands constant context switching.

Bill Duggan: You Can’t Rush Aha Moments

February 13th, 2018

15:39

Intuition researcher Bill Duggan breaks down the mechanics of how we arrive at aha moments — and why speed only slows us down.

Fanny Auger: Conversation Isn’t About Talking

February 6th, 2018

38:34

What are the key ingredients in a great conversation? Fanny Auger, from the School of Life in Paris, talks about listening, open-ness, and silence.

Oliver Burkeman: Against Time Management

January 30th, 2018

41:40

Writer Oliver Burkeman debunks the myth of “time management” and explains why getting more efficient just makes you busier.

The Key Ingredient in Work-Life Balance

January 23rd, 2018

8:26

A supercut of Jason Fried, Austin Kleon, Wendy MacNaughton & more answering the question: “What’s the key ingredient in work-life balance?”

Alissa Walker: Walking Is the Best Way to Go Slow

January 16th, 2018

40:04

Alissa Walker on how walking changes your relationship to everything — time and the rhythms of your day, your community, and your creativity.

Alex Pang: Prioritizing Rest & Reflection

January 9th, 2018

44:41

Writer & futurist Alex Pang on the 4-hour workday, the necessity of “inward focus,” and the role of rest & reflection in the creative process.

Jocelyn K. Glei: Living Life on Auto-Pilot

December 19th, 2017

10:58

In this mini-meditation, host Jocelyn K. Glei articulates how understanding what your brain is doing on “auto-pilot” is the key to unlocking your …

Sigrid Veasey: The Science of Sleep

December 12th, 2017

36:57

Scientist Sigrid Veasey on why sleep loss is the silent creativity killer, what to do about middle-of-the-night anxiety, and why you need a “sleep vacation.”

Tyler Cowen: The Quiet Dangers of Complacency

December 5th, 2017

43:49

Economist Tyler Cowen on how technology is making us more complacent and less willing to take the risks that drive self-transformation.

Wendy MacNaughton: Activating Your Empathy Muscle

November 28th, 2017

31:00

Graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton on listening, empathy, and the many benefits of shutting up and taking the spotlight off yourself.

Scott Belsky: Quick Decisions vs Wise Decisions

November 21st, 2017

35:04

Entrepreneur Scott Belsky on the speed of decision-making. When should you be bold? When should you trust your gut? And when should you let it …

Ann Friedman: The News Is Not Good

November 14th, 2017

30:10

Journalist Ann Friedman on staying sane in the face of a relentlessly negative news cycle and why you don't need to process everything in “real time.”

Austin Kleon: Pencil vs Computer

November 7th, 2017

45:06

Artist Austin Kleon on when to use analog tools vs digital tools in your creative process, and why constraints (and slowness!) can super-charge your …

Kim Chambers: Calculated Risk, Stretch Goals, and Sharks

October 31st, 2017

45:41

Marathon swimmer Kim Chambers on stepping outside your comfort zone, calculated risks, and the calm that lives on the other side of fear.

Craig Mod: I Want My Attention Back!

October 24th, 2017

45:21

Designer Craig Mod on how you can break free from the shackles of “attention slavery” and regain control over your powers of concentration.

Florence Williams: This Is Your Brain on Nature

October 17th, 2017

37:02

Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix, on how spending more time outside boosts your creativity, reduces stress, and counteracts negative thinking.

Jason Fried: Whose Schedule Are You On?

October 10th, 2017

55:19

Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried on how to find a slow and steady approach to work in a world of constant interruptions.

Hurry Slowly Trailer

August 15th, 2017

4:36

A sneak preview of Hurry Slowly—a new podcast about how to level up by slowing down—featuring clips from upcoming interviews w/ Ann Friedman, Jason Fried, Craig Mod, and Florence Williams.

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