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#246: Oliver Burkeman - A Guide For Managing The Time That We Have

Oliver Burkeman is a feature writer for The Guardian. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association's Young Journalist of the Year award, and has been short-listed for the Orwell Prize. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology, "This Column Will Change Your Life," and has reported from New York, London, and Washington.

Oliver's latest book, is the fantastic: 'Four Those weeks: Time Management For Mortals' which draws on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management.

In the episode today, we discuss:
- What is time?
- Why we can never really control time
- The perils of not accepting our mortality
- Why trying to control our time only leads to more anxiety and stress
- Cosmic insignificance therapy
- The worst self-help advice
- More

Oliver's book:

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