Thursday, October 21, 2021

Adventures in Mind Management: Media Consumption

Sometime last year, I was discussing podcasts with a friend. I sent her a screenshot of my subscriptions, and she commented that everything was so heavy. 

At the time, I thought I had to listen to all the serious podcasts. But although it took me time, I finally realized that these were not making me happier (just the opposite) or better able to make the world a better place.

Since then, I've started skipping a lot of podcasts that would, to a first approximation, just make me angry. I've added in:

I still listen to things like Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, but have completely cut Bill Maher and most Sam Harris (the meditation ones are good).

I've done a similar analysis of TV / movie, although we are really liking Madam Secretary (so not all fun and games).

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