Keep your ears peeled, this summer
What do you mean, dolce far niente?
Holidays are for empty schedules and mails that happily remain marked ‘unread’. Holidays are for forgetting about all the back-and-forth, but also—especially—to create some space for all things new. For fresh stories, insights that may or may not be rosé-induced, and novel looks on that same old world.
So keep your ears peeled, this summer
In need of some pointers for content that will perk up your ears? Here’s what we’ll be listening to by the pool:
Freakonomics; How to Get Anyone to Do Anything - A master class in the seven psychological levers that bewitch our rational minds and lead us to buy, behave, or believe without a second thought.
Dead Ringer - An intriguing story about a farmer who walked through a pork processing plant in Oklahoma with a friend who managed it. He came across boxes stacked on the floor with labels that said "artificial calamari."
The secret history of the future - Another way of looking at the modern world. Every week the journalists dig up a story from the history books that gives a hint about where we might heading in the future.
Heavyweight #2: "20 years ago, Gregor lent some CDs to a musician friend. The CDs helped make him a famous rockstar. Now, Gregor would like some recognition. But mostly, he wants his CDs back.” (that Musician friend is Moby)