There are some real bonuses to going to work in a car. One of them is that it’s way easier to listen to podcasts. When I was going into work by train every day my internet access would drop in and out all the way up to London. Now I’m driving the Michigan freeways I am constantly connected to the Webs so I can listen to my podcasts in uninterrupted bliss.
I have lots to recommend but the one I am enjoying most at the moment is Revisionist History which is Malcolm Gladwell’s latest creative outpouring. It’s a podcast that takes interesting incidents from the recent past and uses them to show how many views of a subject there are, and how mistaken we can be about our perspectives.
The one that has made the greatest impression on me is Episode 4 – Carlos Doesn’t Remember which tackles the myth of an equal society head on. It has a particularly US slant – Malcolm is American – but it exposes issues that affect many kids from low income families trying to thrive in difficult circumstances.
Listen to it.
Shake yourself up a bit. Shake up your complacency.
Then ask, is there anything I can do about this?