The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation
Morris Gleitzman on writing big stories for little people (Rebroadcast)

Morris Gleitzman on writing big stories for little people (Rebroadcast)

October 22, 2020

Morris Gleitzman on writing big stories for little people.

134. Ginger Gorman on Dealing With Online Trolls

134. Ginger Gorman on Dealing With Online Trolls

October 15, 2020

Ginger Gorman on dealing with online trolls.

Tim Flannery on fossils, adventure and Indigenous mentors (Rebroadcast)

Tim Flannery on fossils, adventure and Indigenous mentors (Rebroadcast)

October 8, 2020

Tim Flannery on fossils, adventure and Indigenous mentors.

Rob Wiblin on effective altruism and making the most of your 80,000 hours (Rebroadcast)

Rob Wiblin on effective altruism and making the most of your 80,000 hours (Rebroadcast)

October 2, 2020

Rob Wiblin on effective altruism and making the most of your 80,000 hours.

133. Tayla Harris on AFL, boxing and that kick

133. Tayla Harris on AFL, boxing and that kick

September 24, 2020

Tayla Harris on AFL, boxing and that kick.

132. Bruce Pascoe on Understanding Australia’s Indigenous Past (and Why It Matters to Our Future)

132. Bruce Pascoe on Understanding Australia’s Indigenous Past (and Why It Matters to Our Future)

September 18, 2020

Bruce Pascoe on Understanding Australia's Indigenous Past (and Why It Matters to Our Future).

131. Astrid Jorgensen on Pub Choir

131. Astrid Jorgensen on Pub Choir

September 11, 2020

Astrid Jorgensen on Pub Choir.

Brad Chilcott on compassion, altruism and activism (Rebroadcast)
Robert Putnam on Bowling Alone and living together (Rebroadcast)

Robert Putnam on Bowling Alone and living together (Rebroadcast)

August 27, 2020

Robert Putnam on Bowling Alone and living together.

130. Craig Foster on Socceroos, SBS and Human Rights

130. Craig Foster on Socceroos, SBS and Human Rights

August 20, 2020

Craig Foster on Socceroos, SBS and Human Rights.

129. Markus Zusak on stories that mean everything

129. Markus Zusak on stories that mean everything

August 14, 2020

Markus Zusak on stories that mean everything.

128. Sheridan Harbridge on cabaret, comedy and creativity

128. Sheridan Harbridge on cabaret, comedy and creativity

August 7, 2020

Sheridan Harbridge on cabaret, comedy and creativity.

127. Massimo Pigliucci on Stoicism

127. Massimo Pigliucci on Stoicism

July 31, 2020

Massimo Pigliucci is a professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. His books include ‘How to Be a Stoic’ (2017) and ‘A Field Guide to a Happy Life’ (2020). Photo by Simon Wardenier.

Kurt Fearnley on Kokoda, struggles and gratitude (Rebroadcast)

Kurt Fearnley on Kokoda, struggles and gratitude (Rebroadcast)

July 24, 2020

Kurt Fearnley on Kokoda, struggles and gratitude (Rebroadcast).

126. Ally Watson on coding like a girl

126. Ally Watson on coding like a girl

July 16, 2020

Ally Watson on coding like a girl.

125. Tony Wheeler on Making the Planet Less Lonely

125. Tony Wheeler on Making the Planet Less Lonely

July 9, 2020

Tony Wheeler on Making the Planet Less Lonely

With excerpts from Joe Cocker's song Space Captain from the album Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

124. Jessie Porteus on learning law, mentoring and 1990s rock

124. Jessie Porteus on learning law, mentoring and 1990s rock

July 2, 2020

Jessie Porteus on learning law, mentoring and 1990s rock.

123. Cordelia Fine on Female Brains, Boys’ Toys & Other Delusions of Gender

123. Cordelia Fine on Female Brains, Boys’ Toys & Other Delusions of Gender

June 25, 2020

Cordelia Fine on Female Brains, Boys' Toys and Other Delusions of Gender

122. Nat Heath on Ironman Triathlons and Indigenous Identity

122. Nat Heath on Ironman Triathlons and Indigenous Identity

June 18, 2020

Nat Heath on Ironman Triathlons and Indigenous Identity

121. Lindsay Oades on happiness and positive psychology

121. Lindsay Oades on happiness and positive psychology

June 11, 2020

Lindsay Oades on happiness and positive psychology.

120. Nikki Stamp on fixing broken hearts

120. Nikki Stamp on fixing broken hearts

June 4, 2020

Nikki Stamp on fixing broken hearts.

Tim Minchin on free will, anger, success & failure (Rebroadcast)
119. Ellen Broad on what makes a good online life

119. Ellen Broad on what makes a good online life

May 21, 2020

Ellen Broad on what makes a good online life.

Michelle Knox, death expert and mortal realist (Rebroadcast)

Michelle Knox, death expert and mortal realist (Rebroadcast)

May 15, 2020

Michelle Knox, death expert and mortal realist.

118. Malcolm Turnbull on the big picture

118. Malcolm Turnbull on the big picture

May 8, 2020

Malcolm Turnbull on the big picture. 

Photo credit - Peter Brew-Bevan

117. Ben Vasiliou on respecting and supporting homeless Australians

117. Ben Vasiliou on respecting and supporting homeless Australians

April 30, 2020

Ben Vasiliou on respecting and supporting homeless Australians.

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on anger, envy, disgust & love (Rebroadcast)
116. Eitan Hersh on why local service beats political hobbyism

116. Eitan Hersh on why local service beats political hobbyism

April 16, 2020

Eitan Hersh on why local service beats political hobbyism.

You can find out more about Eitan's book Politics Is for Power - How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change here.

115. Toby Ord on Longtermism

115. Toby Ord on Longtermism

April 10, 2020

Toby Ord on Longtermism.

You can learn more about Toby's book The Precipice here.

Randolph Sparks on chronic pain and positive psychology (Rebroadcast)

Randolph Sparks on chronic pain and positive psychology (Rebroadcast)

April 4, 2020

Randolph Sparks on chronic pain and positive psychology

Debra Rickwood on mental wellbeing (Rebroadcast)

Debra Rickwood on mental wellbeing (Rebroadcast)

March 27, 2020

Debra Rickwood on mental wellbeing

114. Justin Wolfers on impact, feminism and economics

114. Justin Wolfers on impact, feminism and economics

February 28, 2020

Justin Wolfers on impact, feminism and economics.

(With occasional accompaniment by Senate bells.)

 

113. Serina Bird the Joyful Frugalista

113. Serina Bird the Joyful Frugalista

February 21, 2020

Serina Bird the Joyful Frugalista.

You can learn more about joyful giving and building abundance at Serina's website

 

112. Jihad Dib on racism, role models and respect

112. Jihad Dib on racism, role models and respect

December 12, 2019

Jihad Dib on racism, role models and respect.

111. Steve Biddulph on the secret to happy children

111. Steve Biddulph on the secret to happy children

November 28, 2019

Steve Biddulph on the secret to happy children.

110. Flipped Episode - Andrew Leigh with Joe Walker.

110. Flipped Episode - Andrew Leigh with Joe Walker.

November 21, 2019

Flipped Episode - Andrew Leigh with Joe Walker.

You can find Joe's other interviews on The Jolly Swagman Podcast, on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and Listen Notes.

 

 

109. Michelle Simmons on working at the frontier of quantum computing

109. Michelle Simmons on working at the frontier of quantum computing

November 15, 2019

Michelle Simmons on working at the frontier of quantum computing.

108. Frank Ostaseski on what death can teach us about living fully

108. Frank Ostaseski on what death can teach us about living fully

November 7, 2019

Frank Ostaseski on what death can teach us about living fully.

Frank's website, The Five Invitations, is here.

107. Erna Walraven on what wild animals teach us about leadership

107. Erna Walraven on what wild animals teach us about leadership

October 31, 2019

Erna Walraven on what wild animals teach us about leadership.

You can learn more about Erna and find details about her book Wild Leadership here.

106. Andy Macqueen on exploring the Australian bush

106. Andy Macqueen on exploring the Australian bush

October 24, 2019

Andy Macqueen on exploring the Australian bush.

Find out more about Andy's books here.

105. Bill Crews on Exodus, Talkback and Compassion

105. Bill Crews on Exodus, Talkback and Compassion

October 17, 2019

Bill Crews on Exodus, talkback and compassion.

104. Violet Roumeliotis on welcoming refugees

104. Violet Roumeliotis on welcoming refugees

October 11, 2019

Violet Roumeliotis on welcoming refugees.

103. Alain de Botton on How to Live

103. Alain de Botton on How to Live

October 3, 2019

Alain de Botton on How to Live.

To learn more about Alain's latest book The School of Life, click here.

To learn more about Alain's organisation The School of Life, click here.

102. Jamil Jivani on Young Men and the Allure of Violence

102. Jamil Jivani on Young Men and the Allure of Violence

September 26, 2019

Jamil Jivani on Young Men and the Allure of Violence.

You can find out more about Jivan's book Why Young Men here.

101. Rick Morton on 100 Years of Dirt

101. Rick Morton on 100 Years of Dirt

September 19, 2019

Rick Morton on 100 Years of Dirt.

You can find more information about Rick's memoir here.

100. Jonathan Haidt on the Coddling of the American Mind

100. Jonathan Haidt on the Coddling of the American Mind

September 12, 2019

Jonathan Haidt on the Coddling of the American Mind.

To mark The Good Life's 100th episode, we're conducting a listener survey.

The survey is HERE. It will take you about a minute, and gives you a chance to suggest who you'd like to hear from in future episodes.

Thanks in advance for sharing your insights and helping shape future episodes. 

 N.B. in our conversation, Jonathan recommends an illustrated edition of John Stuart-Mill's writings on free speech, you can download it HERE

99. Tim the Yowie Man on extraordinary exploration

99. Tim the Yowie Man on extraordinary exploration

September 5, 2019

Tim the Yowie Man on extraordinary exploration.

98. Jono Lineen explains why walking makes us wise

98. Jono Lineen explains why walking makes us wise

August 29, 2019

Jono Lineen explains why walking makes us wise.

You can learn more about Jono's book Perfect Motion here.

97. Laya and Dovid Slavin on cooking to build community

97. Laya and Dovid Slavin on cooking to build community

August 23, 2019

Laya and Dovid Slavin on cooking to build community.

96. Munjed Al Muderis on his refugee journey and bionic surgery

96. Munjed Al Muderis on his refugee journey and bionic surgery

August 16, 2019

Munjed Al Muderis on his refugee journey and bionic surgery.

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