The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation
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.

80. Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on anger, envy, disgust & love

80. Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on anger, envy, disgust & love

October 11, 2018

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on anger, envy, disgust & love.

79. Genevieve Bell on AI, anthropology and the obligation to make things better

79. Genevieve Bell on AI, anthropology and the obligation to make things better

September 28, 2018

Genevieve Bell on AI, anthropology & the obligation to make things better.

78. David Marr on corruption, truth-telling and big lives

78. David Marr on corruption, truth-telling and big lives

September 14, 2018

David Marr on corruption, truth-telling and big lives.

77. Sisonke Msimang on exile and home, hatred and belonging

77. Sisonke Msimang on exile and home, hatred and belonging

September 7, 2018

Sisonke Msimang on exile and home, hatred and belonging.

You can find out more about Sisonke, her recent book Always Another Country, and her other writing here.

76. Ben Pronk on SAS leadership, elite fitness and why specialisation is for insects

76. Ben Pronk on SAS leadership, elite fitness and why specialisation is for insects

August 31, 2018

Ben Pronk on SAS leadership, elite fitness and why specialisation is for insects.

75. David Sinclair on the Science of Anti-Aging

75. David Sinclair on the Science of Anti-Aging

August 17, 2018

David Sinclair on the Science of Anti-Aging.

74. David Gonski, the chairman of everything

74. David Gonski, the chairman of everything

August 9, 2018

David Gonski, the chairman of everything.

73. Louise Taylor on Justice and Aboriginal Identity

73. Louise Taylor on Justice and Aboriginal Identity

August 3, 2018

Louise Taylor on Justice and Aboriginal Identity.

72. Joshua Gans on Parentonomics

72. Joshua Gans on Parentonomics

July 27, 2018

Joshua Gans on Parentonomics.

71. Grant Wardell-Johnson on Shakespeare, King Roger II of Sicily & the backward-looking 1970s
70. Yuki Kawauchi, Japan’s citizen runner

70. Yuki Kawauchi, Japan’s citizen runner

July 12, 2018

Yuki Kawauchi, Japan's citizen runner.

My thanks to Brett Larner of Japan Running News, for helping me connect with Yuki, and Yoshimi Kobayashi of Destination Gold Coast for translating our conversation.

69. Oz Harvest founder Ronni Kahn on kibbutz life, gratitude and the colour yellow

69. Oz Harvest founder Ronni Kahn on kibbutz life, gratitude and the colour yellow

July 6, 2018

Oz Harvest founder Ronni Kahn on kibbutz life, gratitude and the colour yellow

(Photo by Anthony Geernaert)

68. Tim Soutphommasane on racism, patriotism & culinary multiculturalism

68. Tim Soutphommasane on racism, patriotism & culinary multiculturalism

June 29, 2018

Tim Soutphommasane on racism, patriotism & culinary multiculturalism.

67. Anne Aly on discrimination, terrorism & the shiny kettle

67. Anne Aly on discrimination, terrorism & the shiny kettle

June 22, 2018

Anne Aly on discrimination, terrorism & the shiny kettle.

To find out more about Anne's book, Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman

click here.

66. Libby Lyons on gender equality, mortality and public life

66. Libby Lyons on gender equality, mortality and public life

June 15, 2018

Libby Lyons on gender equality, mortality and public life.

65. Clyde Rathbone on Karma, Wallabies and the Black Dog

65. Clyde Rathbone on Karma, Wallabies and the Black Dog

June 8, 2018

Clyde Rathbone on Karma, Wallabies and the Black Dog.

 

64. Robert Putnam on Bowling Alone and living together

64. Robert Putnam on Bowling Alone and living together

June 1, 2018

Robert Putnam on Bowling Alone and living together.

63. Natalie Jeremijenko on feral robotic dogs, texting fish and inverted trees

63. Natalie Jeremijenko on feral robotic dogs, texting fish and inverted trees

May 24, 2018

Natalie Jeremijenko on feral robotic dogs, texting fish and inverted trees.

Photo by Robert P. Cohen

62. GetUp co-founder Jeremy Heimans on New Power

62. GetUp co-founder Jeremy Heimans on New Power

May 18, 2018

GetUp co-founder Jeremy Heimans on New Power

During our conversation, i asked Jeremy for tips for Australians visiting New York for the first time. He replied that the popular new restaurants are too hard to get into, but that there are plenty of eateries which are still good, even though they're no longer the new thing. After the interview, he gave me the list of New York eateries that he gives to visitors, which is Shun Lee, Il Cantinori, Kanoyama, Veau d'Or, Peppe Rosso to Go, and Abraco (a coffee shop).

You can find out more about Jeremy's book New Power  here.

61. Julian Le Grand on revamping social policy, advising leaders and the danger of perfectionism

61. Julian Le Grand on revamping social policy, advising leaders and the danger of perfectionism

May 11, 2018

Julian Le Grand on revamping social policy, advising leaders and the danger of perfectionism.

60. Kate McClymont on dirt, death and determination

60. Kate McClymont on dirt, death and determination

May 4, 2018

60. Kate McClymont on dirt, death and determination.

59. Alex Hutchinson on sweat science

59. Alex Hutchinson on sweat science

April 26, 2018

Alex Hutchinson on sweat science.

If you'd like to learn more about Alex and his book Endure, visit his website here

58. Dalton Conley on growing up Honky, genetics and experimental parenting

58. Dalton Conley on growing up Honky, genetics and experimental parenting

April 20, 2018

Dalton Conley on growing up Honky, genetics and experimental parenting.

57. Terry Waite on solitary confinement, hatred and forgiveness

57. Terry Waite on solitary confinement, hatred and forgiveness

April 12, 2018

Terry Waite on solitary confinement, hatred and forgiveness.

56. Heather Garriock, Rob De Castella and Sue Read on training hard and living well

56. Heather Garriock, Rob De Castella and Sue Read on training hard and living well

April 6, 2018

Heather Garriock, Rob De Castella and Sue Read on training hard and living well.

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