Hurry Slowly

Hurry Slowly
How to be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down

Jocelyn K. Glei: Anxiety vs Intuition
May 19 • 29 min
How overwork, self-criticism, and creative misalignment create layers of anxiety that suppress your intuitive voice.
Mark Epstein: The Importance of Uncertainty
Apr 21 • 58 min
Therapist and meditator Mark Epstein on how to reckon with uncertainty and take a deep dive into the self.
Jocelyn K. Glei: What if you’re not broken?
Mar 24 • 16 min
On healing, being present, and how to stop postponing self-acceptance and see yourself as “enough.”
Courtney E. Martin: Asking Better Questions
Mar 10 • 57 min
Journalist Courtney E. Martin on how to find your “first question” — the core curiosity that carries you through life.
Chani Nicholas: Boundaries Are Everything
Feb 11 • 45 min
Astrologist Chani Nicholas on how to uncover your life’s purpose and set the boundaries you need to protect it.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Holding Space for Yourself
Jan 14 • 16 min
A simple practice that will help you nurture your ideas, find your purpose, and heal in the new year.
Adrienne Maree Brown: Are You Satisfiable?
Dec 31, 2019 • 57 min
Activist adrienne maree brown on how we define pleasure, the wisdom of the body, and what it looks like when you have “enough.”
Mira Jacob: Difficult Conversations
Dec 17, 2019 • 59 min
Writer Mira Jacob on creativity, self-promotion, and transforming the hardest conversations of her life into a stunning graphic memoir.
It Doesn’t Matter What You Do, It’s Who’s Doing It
Dec 3, 2019 • 73 min
A deep conversation about healing, self-transformation, and how to unpack the neurotic stories we tell ourselves about who we are.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Letting Go Isn’t Easy
Nov 19, 2019 • 20 min
An intro to the new season of Hurry Slowly on waking up, letting go, and the ups and downs of pursuing personal transformation.
Rob Walker: It Hurts to Be Present
Jun 11, 2019 • 55 min
Journalist Rob Walker on attention, originality, and why noticing the things other people are missing is essential to the creative process.
Jenny Odell: How To Do Nothing
May 28, 2019 • 45 min
Artist Jenny Odell on the power of actions that can’t be optimized and withholding your attention as an act of resistance.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Productivity Shame
May 14, 2019 • 15 min
How the desire to be “productive” metastasizes into a toxic form of work shame that makes you feel like you’re never doing enough.
Debbie Millman: The Speed of Achievement
Apr 30, 2019 • 56 min
Debbie Millman on the challenges of being an over-achiever, synthesizing your success too quickly, and making a 10-year plan.
Scott Barry Kaufman: The Quiet Ego
Apr 16, 2019 • 42 min
Scott Barry Kaufman on the benefits of quieting your ego and how having more faith in humanity leads to greater faith in yourself.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Transformation Is Hard
Apr 2, 2019 • 18 min
How acknowledging that transformation is slow and subtle — not dramatic and overnight! — will help you be kinder to yourself.
Sebene Selassie: Unravelling Your Inner Critic
Mar 19, 2019 • 56 min
Sebene Selassie on confronting your inner critic, finding emotional clarity, and asking: “What am I not willing to feel?”
Jocelyn K. Glei: Nothing Important Comes with Instructions
Mar 5, 2019 • 11 min
Forget about other people’s rules. Why working from personal principles is the best approach to productivity.
Paul Jarvis: Small Is Beautiful
Feb 19, 2019 • 54 min
Paul Jarvis on why more isn’t better, staying small is good for business, and setting “upper bounds” reduces your stress.
Anne Helen Petersen: Errand Paralysis
Jan 29, 2019 • 46 min
BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen on errand paralysis, fake burnout cures, and why we’re all obsessed with being better workers.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Creativity vs Efficiency
Jan 15, 2019 • 13 min
Jocelyn K. Glei on why inefficiency is a strength when it comes to making remarkable creative work.
Cal Newport: Using Technology with Intention
Jan 1, 2019 • 55 min
Deep Work author Cal Newport on why we need a digital declutter, his new theory of attention, and the magic of “analog social media.”
Jocelyn K. Glei: To Burnout and Back
Dec 18, 2018 • 13 min
Jocelyn K. Glei on her “busyness breakdown,” why 50% of Americans are experiencing burnout, and what we can do about it.
Thomas Page McBee: The Power Balance
Dec 4, 2018 • 55 min
Thomas Page McBee on fighting implicit gender bias at work, creating better power dynamics, and facing your “shadow self.”
Tim Harford: Slow-Motion Multitasking
Nov 20, 2018 • 56 min
Tim Harford on why all your bad habits are good again. Procrastination, letting stuff pile up & slow-motion multitasking all have an upside.
Jocelyn K. Glei – Who Are You Without the Doing?
Nov 6, 2018 • 11 min
Jocelyn K. Glei on our obsession with getting things done, and how a more “tender discipline” can unlock clarity and creativity.
Priya Parker: How to Have Transformative Gatherings
Oct 23, 2018 • 56 min
Priya Parker on how to get off auto-pilot, let go of our scripts, and create gatherings that make space for transformation.
Adam Grant: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Appreciation
Oct 9, 2018 • 48 min
Adam Grant on the untapped potential of appreciation, the dangers of “generosity burnout,” and how to build cultures of helping.
Jocelyn K. Glei – The Feedback Rush
May 15, 2018 • 12 min
Host Jocelyn K. Glei on offering feedback that supports creativity and the pitfalls of living in an advice-driven culture.
Adam Greenfield – Phoning It In
May 8, 2018 • 36 min
Adam Greenfield on the startling ways the smartphone is changing our behavior, our awareness, and even our vulnerability.
Jonathan Fields – Attention Is Life
May 1, 2018 • 43 min
Writer Jonathan Fields on how “exquisite attention” can unlock new possibilities for luck, connection, and creation.
Mary McNaughton-Cassill – What To Do About Your Media Diet
Apr 24, 2018 • 52 min
Psychologist Mary McNaughton-Cassill on why your media diet is driving you mad, and what you can do to find peace of mind.
Renata Salecl – The Tyranny of Choice
Apr 17, 2018 • 15 min
Philosopher Renata Salecl on how choice anxiety damages our creativity and why we need to embrace the idea of chance.
Paula Scher – The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking One
Apr 10, 2018 • 39 min
Designer Paula Scher on how to keep taking risks once you’re established and why big sloppy failures are a great idea.
David Sax: Revenge of the Analog
Apr 3, 2018 • 47 min
Writer David Sax on how analog objects and ideas feed our creativity, help us learn, and make memories stick.
The Anxiety Cure
Mar 27, 2018 • 8 min
Hurry Slowly’s most popular guests comment on how speeding out of control fuels our feelings of anxiety, and what to do about it.
Tami Forman: What Gets Measured, Gets Managed
Mar 20, 2018 • 39 min
Tami Forman on creating an office culture that supports work-life balance and the tacit gender biases that hold us back.
Rubin Naiman: Wired & Tired
Mar 13, 2018 • 36 min
Sleep and dream psychologist Rubin Naiman on living in a wake-centric world, the problem with “hyperarousal,” and why sleep should be sacred.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Can You Maintain It?
Mar 6, 2018 • 12 min
In this mini-meditation, host Jocelyn K. Glei explains why overlooking maintenance tasks is at the root of our toxic relationship with overwhelm.
Matias Corea: The Road Less Traveled
Feb 27, 2018 • 51 min
Designer Matias Corea on the transformative power of travel, long journeys, and taking a break from your work routine.
Julie Zhuo: Visualizing Your Day
Feb 20, 2018 • 34 min
Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on how she stays calm amidst a daily schedule that demands constant context switching.
Bill Duggan: You Can’t Rush Aha Moments
Feb 13, 2018 • 15 min
Intuition researcher Bill Duggan on the mechanics of how we arrive at aha moments - and why speed only slows us down.
Fanny Auger: Conversation Isn’t About Talking
Feb 6, 2018 • 38 min
What are the key ingredients in a great conversation? Fanny Auger, from the School of Life in Paris, talks about listening, open-ness, and silence.
Oliver Burkeman: Against Time Management
Jan 30, 2018 • 41 min
Writer Oliver Burkeman debunks the myth of “time management” and explains why getting more efficient just makes you busier.
The Key Ingredient in Work-Life Balance
Jan 23, 2018 • 8 min
A supercut of Jason Fried, Austin Kleon, Wendy MacNaughton & more answering the question: “What’s the key ingredient in work-life balance?”
Alissa Walker: Walking Is the Best Way to Go Slow
Jan 16, 2018 • 40 min
Urbanism editor Alissa Walker on how walking changes your relationship to everything — the rhythms of your day, your community, and your creativity.
Alex Pang: Prioritizing Rest & Reflection
Jan 9, 2018 • 44 min
Writer & futurist Alex Pang on the 4-hour workday, the necessity of “inward focus,” and the role of rest & reflection in the creative process.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Living Life on Auto-Pilot
Dec 19, 2017 • 10 min
In this mini-meditation, host Jocelyn K. Glei articulates how understanding what your brain is doing on “auto-pilot” is the key to unlocking your focus.
Sigrid Veasey: The Science of Sleep
Dec 12, 2017 • 36 min
Scientist Sigrid Veasey on why sleep loss is the silent creativity killer, what to do about middle-of-the-night anxiety, and why you need a “sleep vacation.”
Tyler Cowen: The Quiet Dangers of Complacency
Dec 5, 2017 • 43 min
Economist Tyler Cowen on how technology is making us more complacent and less willing to take the risks that drive self-transformation and serendipity.
Wendy MacNaughton: Activating Your Empathy Muscle
Nov 28, 2017 • 31 min
Graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton on listening, empathy, and the many benefits of shutting up and taking the spotlight off yourself.
Scott Belsky: Quick Decisions vs Wise Decisions
Nov 21, 2017 • 35 min
Entrepreneur and investor Scott Belsky on the speed of decision-making. When should you be bold? When should you trust your gut? And when should you let it marinade?
Ann Friedman: The News Is Not Good
Nov 14, 2017 • 30 min
Journalist Ann Friedman on staying sane in the face of a relentlessly negative news cycle and why you don’t need to process everything in “real time.”
Austin Kleon: Pencil vs Computer
Nov 7, 2017 • 45 min
Artist Austin Kleon on when to use analog tools vs digital tools in your creative process, and why constraints (and slowness!) can super-charge your creativity.
Kim Chambers: Calculated Risk, Stretch Goals, and Sharks
Oct 31, 2017 • 45 min
Marathon swimmer Kim Chambers shares her remarkable story of overcoming adversity and becoming an elite athlete in her mid-30s. We discuss risk-taking, stepping outside your comfort zone, and the calm that lives on the other side of fear. Plus, sharks!
Craig Mod: I Want My Attention Back!
Oct 24, 2017 • 45 min
Designer and technologist Craig Mod on how you can break free from the shackles of “attention slavery” and regain control over your powers of concentration. Plus, why sharing pithy thoughts on social media shuts down your creativity and how meditation can…
Florence Williams: This Is Your Brain on Nature
Oct 17, 2017 • 37 min
Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix, on how spending more time in the natural world can sharpen your memory, increase your creativity, lower your stress levels, and even counteract negative thought loops. Plus, the science of awe, the Japanese art…
Jason Fried: Whose Schedule Are You On?
Oct 9, 2017 • 55 min
Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried on the expectation of immediate response, how to set boundaries and put “hard edges” in your day, why shared calendars are an evil invention that steals your time, and tons of other insights on finding a slow and…
Hurry Slowly Trailer
Aug 15, 2017 • 4 min
Launching in October 2017, Hurry Slowly is a new podcast hosted by Jocelyn K. Glei about how to find more creativity & meaning in our daily lives. Preview the Season One guestlist, including Jason Fried, Paula Scher, Austin Kleon, Ann Friedman, Tyler…