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Oliver Burkeman: How to Spend Four Thousand Weeks of Life


If each of us lives to be 80, we’ll have spent about four thousand weeks being alive on this planet — which isn’t really much time at all. So, how should we spend it?


17 Sep 2021

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Chris Evans with Oliver Burkeman

The Best of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show

In this podcast special Chris speaks to journalist and writer Oliver Burkeman, who mildly terrifies us with how little time we’re here for, in his extraordinary new book Four Thousand Weeks. Drawing on modern and ancient philosophies, Oliver reveals to us how to embrace our limitations!You can catch Chris and the team live weekdays 6:30-10am on Virgin Radio UK. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Sep 2021

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#42 - Oliver Burkeman


And just like that, we're back for another episode of How To Wow with the incredibly eloquent journalist, writer and now guru Oliver Burkeman. His new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How To Use It stems from the fact that our lifespan lasts for 4,000 weeks, if we are fortunate to live until 80. What he says about time and how we pass through it is fascinating will make you want to re-think your day-to-day and make the most of every single moment.Thanks again to our sponsor:Athletic Greens: ONE tasty scoop of Athletic Greens contains 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food-sourced ingredients, including a multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, greens superfood blend and more, that all work together to fill the nutritional gaps in your diet, increase energy and focus, aid with digestion and supports a healthy immune system, all without the need to take multiple products.  Simply visit athleticgreens.com/howtowow and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.  Subscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts). This really helps our podcast! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Sep 2021

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Oliver Burkeman: ...that I didn'thave to justify my existence through productivity

Nobody Told Me!

According to our guest on this episode, British journalist and author Oliver Burkeman, “The average human life span is absurdly, terrifyingly, insultingly short.” It’s about 4,000 weeks or 77 years. Oliver has written a new book called, 4000 Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, which Adam Grant calls, “The most important book ever written about time management.” ****** Thanks to our sponsor of this episode! --> AirMedCare: If you're ever in need of emergency medical transport, AirMedCare Network provides members with world class air transport services to the nearest appropriate hospital with no out of pocket expenses. Go to http://www.airmedcarenetwork.com/nobody and use offer code 'nobody' to sign up and choose up to a $50 eGift Card gift card with a new membership! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


28 Aug 2021

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Get your priorities straight with Oliver Burkeman

How I Work

Hear me out - what if you stopped trying so hard to be productive? Most of us only get a total of four thousand weeks on this earth. Do you really want to spend them answering emails? Oliver Burkeman is a “recovering productivity geek” and he wants you to make peace with the reality that you'll never get everything done. He says once you’ve accepted that hard truth, you’ll finally be free to focus on what’s truly important.Oliver Burkeman is a journalist and the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking and the forthcoming Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals.  He shares why it’s valuable to recognise and wrestle with your limitations head-on, why it’s worth keeping a “Done List,” and gives you permission to decline to clear the decks. Connect with Oliver on Twitter or via his website.  Get a copy of Oliver’s book 4000 Weeks. Connect with me on the socials:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanthaimberTwitter: https://twitter.com/amanthaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/amanthai/ Visit amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co CREDITS Produced by InventiumHost: Amantha ImberProduction Support from Deadset StudiosSound Engineer: Martin Imber Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Aug 2021

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Journalist Oliver Burkeman on Making the Most of the Time That We Have

The Daily Stoic

On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to journalist and author Oliver Burkeman about his new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals which releases August 10th, practicing the Stoic concept of memento mori, facing the harsh state of the reality that surrounds us, and more. Oliver Burkeman is a British journalist (principally for the British newspaper The Guardian) and writer. Between 2006 and 2020 Burkeman wrote a popular weekly column on psychology, This Column Will Change Your Life, and has reported from London, Washington and New York. He has his own blog and has published several books including The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking and HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More DoneGet the Memento Mori Coin to remind yourself of the shortness of life: https://store.dailystoic.com/products/memento-moriThe Jordan Harbinger Show is one of the most interesting podcasts on the web, with guests like Kobe Bryant, Mark Manson, Eric Schmidt, and more. Listen to one of Ryan's episodes right now (1, 2), and subscribe to the Jordan Harbinger Show today.LMNT is the maker of electrolyte drink mixes that help you stay active at home, work, the gym, or anywhere else. Electrolytes are a key part of a happy, healthy body. As a listener of this show, you can receive a free LMNT Sample Pack for only $5 for shipping. To claim this exclusive deal you must go to drinkLMNT.com/dailystoic. If you don’t love it, they will refund your $5 no questions asked.Beekeeper’s Naturals is the company that’s reinventing your medicine with clean, effective products that actually work. Beekeepers Naturals has great products like Propolis Spray and B.LXR. Visit beekeepersnaturals.com/STOIC or enter code “STOIC” to get 20% off your first order.Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: http://DailyStoic.com/signupFollow us: Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, FacebookFollow Oliver Burkeman: Homepage, Twitter See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 10mins

7 Aug 2021

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Happiness & Productivity w/ Author Oliver Burkeman

The BadChristian Podcast

Oliver is the author of several books on happiness and productivity, including his new book, “Four Thousand Weeks”. He’s a journalist and writer that is making the case for rediscovering unfashionable old school psychoanalysis, and also writes about the discomfort surrounding creative work and relationships among other things. His new book is available for pre order now at OliverBurkeman.com Links & Sponsors: ziprecruiter.com/badchristian stamps.com/badchristian BadChristian.com thebcclub.com Marriage Supply: marriagesupply.com use code BCPOD for 10% off Emeryland: emerymusic.com/emeryland

1hr 28mins

17 Jun 2021

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How to stop trying to do everything, with Oliver Burkeman

Beyond Busy

Oliver is the author of Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done, and has been writing his Guardian column about self-help literature, This Column Will Change Your Life since 2006, so he and Graham begin by discussing the origins of the column, and how it has evolved.'There’s always too much to do.'Oliver lays out one of the first core principles in his book, and states that we don’t have to be resigned to the fact we’ll never get everything done, but instead pivot to focusing on the things that are most essential. 'Choose enlargement over happiness.'Oliver challenges the idea of happiness as a goal, instead choosing to ask the question of whether what we undertake enlarges or diminishes us.'The solution to imposter syndrome is to see that you are one.'Using the Covid pandemic as an example, Graham and Oliver discuss the idea that each of us is winging it, and that no-one really has the ultimate answer. 'You don’t start each morning in a kind of “productivity debt”.'On the subject of productivity, Oliver renounces the idea that we're obligated to perform a certain number of tasks at a certain level of efficiency to reach an arbitrary productivity score by the end of the day, presenting instead the notion of accepting the consequences of what we do, or don't do each day. Graham Allcott is the founder of time management training company Think Productive. This podcast is produced by Origin.✔ Links: Subscribe to Graham's Newsletter: https://www.grahamallcott.com/sign-up​​ Buy “How to be a Productivity Ninja”: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/1785784617​​  Our Show Sponsors: Think Productive - Time Management Training:http://www.thinkproductive.com​​ Useful links:https://www.grahamallcott.com/links See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 8mins

7 Jan 2021

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Oliver Burkeman | A Contrarian Approach to Setting Your Goals for the New Year

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Oliver Burkeman challenges our age-old pursuit of happiness with a surprising way of thinking about life. Is it our very pursuit that brings us misery? Perhaps setting the best goals for the new year requires a contrarian approach.Visit Oliver Burkeman's website | https://www.oliverburkeman.comFollow Oliver on Twitter | https://twitter.com/oliverburkemanListener TribeWe have our own private social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative podcast. You can meet other listeners, discuss episodes, and engage with the creative community! Just visit https://the-unmistakable-creative-podcast.mn.co/ to sign up.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

5 Jan 2021

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IP by Phoebe Lovatt - Oliver Burkeman

Phoebe Lovatt

An interview with the journalist Oliver Burkeman. Recorded in New York City in 2019.Intellectual Property is a multimedia platform offering a new model for creative discourse and self-education. Using conversation as its foundational medium, IP explores the ideas and references that have shaped our world's most influential thinkers. These conversations are presented in audio format and also as easily-referenced digital and physical resources, with the aim of creating an accessible academic framework for the open source principle of our times. Intellectual Property is hosted and produced by Phoebe Lovatt.


12 Sep 2020