Where Can We Find Genius? with Eric Weiner


Our guest today is Eric Weiner. He is a former correspondent for NPR and the bestselling author of Geography of Bliss. We talk with him about his second book, Geography of Genius. This is where I could write about his great travel writing, philosophical thoughts, and humor, but I prefer to equate reading one of his book to an experience. Imagine you see a large painting that is askew. You walk by this painting everyday, but upon noticing that it is out of kilter you also notice that you’ve never seen the painting. And the painting is in your house. It’s not that it wasn’t there before, you just never stopped to see it. Weiner’s writing is fun and thought provoking. To learn more about him, you can visit ericweinerbooks.com.

Weiner also has writing workshops coming up this fall, one is in Arizona and another in Nepal.

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Resilience Is a Muscle with Rick Hanson


We’re talking today with bestselling author Rick Hanson about his book Resilient. Dr. Hanson is a therapist. He has a PhD in clinical psychology and a lot of his writing is at the intersection of psychological science, neuroscience, and mindfulness. He shares insights with us about how to manage stress, as well as the origins of it, and what it really takes for most of us to reduce it. Toward the end of the interview we talk about motivation: how it works and how we can refuel.

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Rick Hanson Author

How Power Changes Us


Dacher Keltner is a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkley and the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center. He has authored several books on human emotion and he is here today to talk with us about his most recent book: The Power Paradox.

Keltner has been featured in:

The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal

The London Times
Time Magazine

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