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Curious with Micael Dahlen

Written by: Micael Dahlen
Length: 5 hrs
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The world is a complex place. A complex place where answers are sometimes hard to find. But in this podcast the economy professor Micael Dahlen asks the seemingly simple questions that lead you on a winding journey into the core of what it means to be a human being.

It might feel like social media is making us dumber, that our nightly scrolling through our phones makes us lesser human beings - but what if the behavior has more to do with distance and empathy to the people that we are trying to connect with than intelligence? After the 'Fast and the Furious' films were released, studies indicate that we actually started speeding faster than before the Premiere. If a film with fast cars makes us drive faster - what happens if we start to "speed-watch" (watching things at double the speed)? And why does the abundance of choice make us less satisfied in life?

In the first three episodes, Micael Dahlen meets some of the worlds most renowned experts and scientists on human behavior and by being compulsively curious, he gets the answers to the questions we never even realised we wanted to ask.

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Loved it! Fun & educational.

I found these interactions entertaining and enlightening. From the problems caused by economies shifting from cash to electronic payments, to the issues of quantifying a largely qualitative world and its experiences, this has it all. It hits the soft-spot of being light and informative at the same time.

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  • Paresh's Reviews
  • 30-12-19

Thought provoki

Excellent podcast from a covering variety of topics. Well researched and enjoyable. The narration by Mr. Dahlen is extremely well laid out with the correct pitch, making the subjects covered, easy to comprehend and fun.

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  • tayto
  • 27-11-19

interesting

I really enjoyed this. Times are changing so quickly, it left me worring for the kind of world my children will live in

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  • WynneBritton
  • 18-11-19

Relatable

Great series, I could relate to everything said, I love how we go through our lives, our daily routines, subconsciously dealing with these sometimes small occurrences not knowing how they effect us on a much deeper level, and how these occurrences are a result of something happening much deeper within us. Great series, Narration, Experts, Perspectives, Background Music....

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  • Bex
  • 06-03-20

Great Sharing

Everyday experiences and thoughts that we all have at some time, being explored through the minds of researchers.

Fascinating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-02-20

Excellent reasonings....

Well considered views on well chosen topics just the right length to listen to in the car park excellent for keeping your mind open

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-20

Simply Fantastic!

Loved it and had a great time listening to it all the way thru, great work!

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  • Labrador with class
  • 30-10-19

Quite interesting...

Some great subjects covered, yes, I HAD actually wondered why do assholes drive expensive cars. Probably says more about me than the drivers. Nevermind. All stories told with humour and very easily understandable, almost childlike excitement. I think boys will enjoy the stories more than girls.

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