Why Do We Hoard? (NSQ Ep. 28)

Also: do you spend more time thinking about the past, the present, or the future?

How Should You Ask for Forgiveness? (NSQ Ep. 27)

Also: why is behavior change so darn hard? 

Do Checklists Make People Stupid? (NSQ Ep. 26)

Also: what’s so great about New York City anyway?

How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully) (Ep. 438)

John Mackey, the C.E.O. of Whole Foods, has learned the perils of speaking his mind. But he still says what he thinks about everything from “conscious leadership” to the behavioral roots of the obesity epidemic. He also argues for a style of capitalism and politics that at this moment seems like a fantasy. What does he know that we don’t?

Is Hedonism Better Than Self-Control? (NSQ Ep. 25)

Also: is it wrong to feel inured to the pandemic?

Why Do We Forget So Much of What We’ve Read? (NSQ Ep. 24)

Also: do we overestimate or underestimate our significance in other people’s lives?

Is It Wrong to Crave Praise? (NSQ Ep. 23)

Also: should everyone have their own trauma score?

Why Do We Buy Things We’ll Never Use? (NSQ Ep. 22)

Also: how is social media like a knife?

How Can You Identify Hidden Talent? With Eric Schmidt (NSQ Ep. 21)

Also: is there a downside to billionaire philanthropy?

Should We Separate the Art From the Artist? (NSQ Ep. 20)

Also: what is the meaning of life?