About This Show
In a typical weekly episode of Vernacular, we talk with different people about current events, tech, art, food, and other things. We curate the opinions, ideas, and stories of all kinds of people, regardless of how ordinary or extraordinary they think they are. You can listen online at vernacularpodcast.com/episodes.
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s5e4: 'the one where we talk about meaning'
4 days ago
When Emily Esfahani Smith joined us in Season 2, she gave us a sneak preview of the book that she was working on, and how she believed that finding meaning in your life came down to four "pillars": belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. In episode 4 of season 5, we continue the Vernacular Book Club with a discussion of Emily's finished work, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters. Susan Cain, author of Quiet (our first book club title), calls Emily's book "a life-transforming experience." We dive a little bit more into this "pillars" framework, exploring the merits of the approach and discussing whether or not it is the best way to conceive of meaning. Join us for a discussion that involves a lot of the fun anecdotes in Emily's book, and join the conversation here, here, here, or in the comments!
Rated 5 out of
This show has so much variety, with a new guest each time...I learn something new every time I listen.
Date published: 2015-06-20