Overinformed | Why are we so afraid of boredom?

A historian, a technologist and a philosopher walk into a recording studio and talk about boredom? What do they say? Listen here to the latest episode of Overinformed.

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People would rather be electrically shocked than left alone with their thoughts By Nadia Whitehead, Sciencemag.com
Paper mentioned:
“Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind” by Timothy D. Wilson, David A.Reinhard, Erin C.Westgate, Daniel T. Gilbert, Nicole Ellerbeck, Cheryl Hahn, Casey L.Brown and Adi Shaked SCIENCE 04 JUL 2014 : 75-77

Jams Williams. Stand out of our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy. Cambridge University Press. 2018

Peter Toohey. Boredom: A Lively History. Yale University Press, 2011.

Lars Svendsen. A Philosophy of Boredom. Reaktion Books. 2005.

Opening Music: Make Believe by oDDling
Closing Music: Say Goodbye by Hiroshi Satoh