The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation
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.

95. Pat Dodson on reconciliation, Catholicism and Yawuru country

95. Pat Dodson on reconciliation, Catholicism and Yawuru country

August 8, 2019

Pat Dodson on reconciliation, Catholicism and Yawuru country.

94. Nicholas Jans on leadership secrets of the Australian Army

94. Nicholas Jans on leadership secrets of the Australian Army

July 19, 2019

Nicholas Jans on leadership secrets of the Australian Army.

93. Jane Jose on places women make

93. Jane Jose on places women make

July 12, 2019

Jane Jose on places women make.

You can learn more about Jane's book Places Women Make here.

92. Michelle Knox, death expert and mortal realist

92. Michelle Knox, death expert and mortal realist

July 4, 2019

Michelle Knox, death expert and mortal realist.

Good Book 2: Discussing The Vanishing American Adult with Macgregor Duncan

Good Book 2: Discussing The Vanishing American Adult with Macgregor Duncan

June 27, 2019

Good Book 2: Discussing The Vanishing American Adult - our coming of age crisis and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance with Macgregor Duncan

91. Wendy McCarthy on mentoring, bravery and when to say yes

91. Wendy McCarthy on mentoring, bravery and when to say yes

June 20, 2019

Wendy McCarthy on mentoring, bravery and when to say yes.

90. Flipped episode – Andrew Leigh on the Unforgiving60

90. Flipped episode – Andrew Leigh on the Unforgiving60

June 13, 2019

Flipped episode – Andrew Leigh on the Unforgiving60.

89. Julia Gillard on friendship, purpose and the cone of silence

89. Julia Gillard on friendship, purpose and the cone of silence

June 7, 2019

Julia Gillard on friendship, purpose and the cone of silence.

88. Emily Oster on data, pregnancy and parenting

88. Emily Oster on data, pregnancy and parenting

May 30, 2019

Emily Oster on data, pregnancy and parenting.

For more information on Emily's recently released book Cribsheet, click here.

Photo by Dana Smith.

87. Marie Coleman on feminism, trailblazing and a good retirement

87. Marie Coleman on feminism, trailblazing and a good retirement

April 5, 2019

Marie Coleman on feminism, trailblazing and a good retirement.

86. Tim Minchin on free will, anger, success and failure

86. Tim Minchin on free will, anger, success and failure

March 21, 2019

Tim Minchin on free will, anger, success and failure.

Photo by Damian Bennett.

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

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

March 14, 2019

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

To find Rob's 80,000 Hours podcasts, and learn more about his work with 80,000 Hours, click here

84. Barry Jones on Pick-a-Box, Science and Poetry

84. Barry Jones on Pick-a-Box, Science and Poetry

February 22, 2019

Barry Jones on Pick-a-Box, Science and Poetry.

You can find details about Barry's book The Shock of Recognition, here. Or read a review here.

Click here for an excerpt of the Berliner Philharmonike performing Bach's St Matthew Passion. Directed by Peter Sellars, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with chorus master Simon Halsey.

83. Leigh Sales on luck, doubt, trolls and what makes a great interview

83. Leigh Sales on luck, doubt, trolls and what makes a great interview

November 22, 2018

Leigh Sales on luck, doubt, trolls and what makes a great interview.

82. Eddie Woo on the joy of maths

82. Eddie Woo on the joy of maths

November 15, 2018

Eddie Woo on the joy of maths.

To experience Eddie's story telling approach to mathematics, visit his YouTube channel.

81. Morris Gleitzman on writing big stories for little people

81. Morris Gleitzman on writing big stories for little people

November 8, 2018

Morris Gleitzman on writing big stories for little people.

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