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The JOMOcast with Christina Crook
70 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
(Replay) The JOMO Origin Story, with Anil Dash
Today’s show is a replay of a conversation I had with Anil Dash. Anil is the person who coined the term ‘JOMO’, and hearing him explain what JOMO means to him in this episode makes me beam at the impact the JOMO movement has. Anil is the Founder of Glitch, an app that helps developers code. We spoke about the origin of how the word ‘JOMO’ came to be and the beauty of missing out on the urgency of responding to messages and emails instantly. We also discussed why it’s important to not let people project their personal views onto us or choose who we should be, and how he advocates for ethical tech within the industry. Get more JOMO at jomocast.com and bonus content at www.patreon.com/jomocast Check out the new JOMO Goods shop at www.jomogoods.com Book a 15-minute coffee chat with Christina - https://calendly.com/christina-crook/call Connect with Christina here: @thechristinacrook Connect with Anil at: @anildash @glitchdotcom www.anildash.com www.glitch.com Music by Thomas J. Inge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
49 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
(Replay) JOMO for the Very Online, with Aaron Reynolds
Today’s show is a replay of a conversation I had with Aaron Reynolds back in 2019. Our interview took place in my home office, which really felt like a meeting of friends. Aaron is a humourist, professional speaker, and the man behind the @EffinBirds and @swear_trek Twitter accounts. When he's not on Twitter, you can find him producing a series of podcasts and at ComicCons dressed as George Lucas. Aaron states that his mission in life is “to make social media less of a hellscape, by making it more fun and playful”. We spoke about how we can learn from our passion projects and our pain points, and slowly but surely steer ourselves towards something more sustainable and joy-filled. Get more JOMO at jomocast.com and bonus content at www.patreon.com/jomocast Check out the new JOMO Goods shop at www.jomogoods.com Connect with Christina here: @thechristinacrook Connect with Aaron at: Twitter: @EffinBirds and @swear_trek Music by Thomas J. Inge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
(Replay) The Joy of Time Well Spent, with Cristian Villamarin and Alanna Harvey
Todays show is a replay of a conversation I had with Cristian Villamarin and Alanna Harvey. They are the creative minds behind Flipd, the app that demonstrates how digital well-being and productivity are naturally compatible. We talk about effective tech habits, tech addiction, as well as how JOMO can be about changing your relationship with tech to one that’s intentional, healthy, and positive. Get more JOMO at jomocast.com and bonus content at patreon.com/jomocast Learn more about Flipd at www.flipdapp.co Music by Thomas J. Inge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
49 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
(Replay) The Joy of Missing Out on Loneliness, with Salimah Ebrahim
This week I replay a conversation I had back in season one of the JOMOcast with Salimah Yvette Ebrahim. Salimah is the co-founder of Artery.is, which matches performers with hosts of spaces to create unique neighbourhood experiences. She has been profiled by CBC Television as one of 25 Canadians who are changing the world, and declared by Chatelaine magazine one of 80 amazing Canadian women to watch. Get more JOMO at jomocast.com and bonus content at patreon.com/jomocast Learn more about Artery at artery.is Music by Thomas J. Inge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
45: The Joy of Staying Human in an Online World, with Emma Gannon
Today, we welcome Sunday Times Bestselling author and Ctrl Alt Delete podcast host Emma Gannon, creativity personified. We’re talking about how she strikes a balance online and off as a multi-hyphen entrepreneur and go deep on her brand new book, “Disconnected: How to Stay Human in an Online World.” Get more JOMO at jomocast.com and Bonus content at patreon.com/jomocast Find Emma Gannon at emmagannon.co.uk Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
44: Four Thousand Weeks, with Oliver Burkeman – A Guest Episode From Freedom Matters
This week is an episode from a podcast I love called Freedom Matters. It's a conversation between host Georgie Powell and her guest, Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman, author of the best-selling “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Humans.” Oliver talks about making the most of our radically finite lives in a world of impossible demands, relentless distraction and political insanity (and 'productivity techniques' that mainly just make everyone feel busier). Four Thousand Weeks (the approximate number we each have to live) is really about the power of embracing our limitations – about the difficult but life-giving choices we must make to miss out on some things to make space for what matters most. Get more JOMO at jomocast.com Find Oliver Burkeman at oliverburkeman.com Listen to Freedom Matters wherever you get your podcasts Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
43: The Joy of Creative Focus, with Freedom
Fred Stutzman is the founder of the Freedom app, a suite of tools to help people limit and block distracting content and activities on their devices with the goal of gaining- and regaining- creative and productive focus. If you’re a full-time creative professional or have #creative goals, this is the episode for you. Join the #JOMO movement by getting your FREE Guide at jomocast.com Learn more about Freedom at freedom.to Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
42: Keep Moving, with Maggie Smith
Many of us are entering 2022 optimistic but wary. I have felt this weariness in my bones. But you know the good thing about weariness? We must lay down our load and ask for help. We must surrender. And on the other side, we can find a fresh kind of freedom. I can’t think of a better guest to kick off the new year than poet Maggie Smith, author of the runaway success Keep Moving and the new Keep Moving journal. In true poetic fashion, her focus is less on achieving and more on trying. Because all we can ever do is try, right? Try to write a few good lines, try to launch a business, try to love better. Let’s begin 2022 with a simple commitment: to do more of those things that bring joy. Keep moving. Join the JOMO movement by getting your FREE guide at jomocast.com. Learn more about Maggie Smith at maggiesmithpoet.com. Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
41: The Joy of Missing Out on Taking Things Too Seriously, with Mary Lemmer
Over the course of over a decade, with improv comedy and other techniques, Mary Lemmer retrained herself to find the fun, humour, and joy in life, which has helped her reduce anxiety and improve her health and overall life. Will you say “yes, and” (it’s an improv thing) to the Joy of Missing Out on Taking Things Too Seriously? Get your FREE JOMO Guide and more at jomocast.com. Learn more about Mary Lemmer at chooseimprove.com. Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
39 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
40: The Joy of Being Unfussy, with Jacqueline Fisch
Intuitive entrepreneur Jacquie Fisch joins Christina to talk about the joys of living an unfussy life. Listen in. Get your FREE JOMO™ Guide and more at jomocast.com. Learn more about Unfussy by Jacquie Fisch at jacquelinefisch.com. Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
39: The Power of Subtraction in a Culture of More, with Leidy Klotz
Leidy Klotz joins me today to talk about the power of subtraction in a culture of more. In his new book SUBTRACT: The Untapped Science of Less, Klotz shows how we systematically overlook the simple act of removing things when trying to improve elements of life, work, and the world. Listen in. Get your FREE JOMO Guide and more at jomocast.com. Learn more about Subtract by Leidy Klotz at leidyklotz.com. Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
38: The Joy of Missing Out on the Metaverse, with Georgia Dow
Psychotherapist and Apple Talk podcast host Georgia Dow joins Christina to unpack Mark Zuckerberg's Meta announcement. What is the Metaverse and how will it affect our culture, humanity, and lives? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
37: The Joy of Being Amazed, with Sarah Selecky
Sarah Selecky is a force of nature. She is the author of the novel Radiant Shimmering Light and the short story collection This Cake Is for the Party, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize, and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She earned her MFA from the University of British Columbia. In 2011 she founded the Sarah Selecky Writing School, which has become a creative community for more than 13,000 writers from around the world. Her mission? To inspire us to embrace the power of wonder and write what we most want to read. Get your FREE JOMO™ Guide and more at jomocast.com. Learn more about Sarah Selecky at sarahselecky.com. Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
36: The Opposite Of Scrolling, With Kerry Clare
“With the people I choose to follow online, I don’t feel a lack. I feel inspired.” Kerry Clare doesn’t have the experience so many people have on social media: scrolling, comparing, and feeling inadequate. One huge reason is that she doesn’t use these platforms passively. Active engagement is the key to joy. Get your FREE JOMO™ Guide and more at jomocast.com. Learn more about Kerry Clare at MyBlogSchool.ca. Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
35: The Joy of Turning OFF, with Chris Colin
We all dream about it: a life free of scrolling, tweeting, liking, faving, streaming, replying, apologizing for not replying, and other assaults on our poor, saturated brains. But what would an analog world actually look like? Award-winning writer, Chris Colin, paints a picture in his bedtime fantasy book for adults titled OFF: The Day the Internet Died. Get your FREE JOMO™ Guide, Show Notes, and more at jomocast.com. Learn more about OFF by Chris Colin at chriscolin.com. Music by Thomas J. Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Season 3 Trailer - Good Burdens: How to Live Joyfully in the Digital Age
Season 3 coming soon! jomocast.com NEW BOOK! Pre-order Good Burdens christinacrook.com/goodburdens Christina Crook Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmcrook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechristinacrook Learn The JOMO Method™ Read The Joy of Missing Out Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
37 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
34: The Joy of Designing A World Worth Wanting, with Erin Peace
“The individual user is not the one who should solve the problem.”Erin Peace is a product and service designer for Method, with user experience being her particular passion. Technology is both a vital tool in her work, but also the subject matter of every project - how can humans have a more joyful, or at least a less uncomfortable, experience engaging with technology? A few years ago, Erin began thinking about how concepts like the attention economy and social media informed the worlds that designers like her were creating. Influenced at the time by the Time Well Spent campaign and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, she began to consider the impossible trap created by this ecosystem: that no amount of personal efforts can ultimately resist a pervasive system that one cannot reasonably escape, if that system remains harmful. In this episode, Erin shares how this exploration informs her work and led to the creation of the site Dopamine.fun and the interactive story “Terms and Conditions,” darkly funny looks at the ubiquitous tools used to manipulate user behavior in unconscious and inescapable ways. Key Takeaways: The harmful aspects of social media and the attention economy more broadly must ultimately be addressed by the forces that design and foster them; end users cannot “wellness” their way out of a toxic environment that won’t change. User experiences that engage the attention economy profit from capturing the maximum amount of your time and focus- but this model need not be of reciprocal value; wasting your time is as desirable as spending it. “Speculative Design” is Erin’s prescription for addressing the harm of unbridled, profit-driven innovations: designing with a process of envisioning the potential futures, positive and negative, that a development could bring about. Favorite Quotes: “You can read about something all you want, you can hear politicians talk about it, but it’s not until you physically experience it or get a sense of it through some kind of experiential design that you really internalize it.” “Facebook’s not the first person to make obscure terms and conditions but the fact that they’re hard to read, the fact that they’re put in teeny little text, widescreen… I don’t read them all. No one reads them all, but you’re signing away a lot of your data protection.” “What should our future world be like, rather than how do we get there?” ERIN PEACEDopamine.fun Terms and Conditions: wrong-hands.netlify.app Medium.com/@erinmpeace GO DEEPERLearn More: jomocast.com Write a Review: ratethispodcast.com/jomocast Support: This podcast is made possible by you — our listeners all over the world — from Brazil to Australia, the USA to Singapore. Please support the JOMO(cast) for just $3 a month at patreon.com/jomocast. Christina Crook Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmcrook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechristinacrook Credits Hosted by Christina Crook Produced by Christina Crook and Thomas J Indge Editing and Music by Thomas J Indge (www.tindge.com) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
33: The Joy of Breaking Free, with James Williams
“I can never underestimate the creativity of people who want to take part of your life and monetize it.”SummaryJames Williams is the author of “Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy,” and cofounder of the ‘Time Well Spent’ campaign, a project that aims to steer technology design toward having greater respect for users’ attention, goals, and values. Previously, James worked for over ten years at Google, where he received the Founder’s Award, the company’s highest honor. He is also a frequent speaker, consultant for companies and governments, and commentator on technology issues in the media.In this episode, James shares his firsthand experience of the inner workings of the attention economy and habit-forming technology, and his motivations to craft his passionate message for us to find a better way. Key Takeaways: It was designed this way. Social media and every facet of digital marketing, overt and covert, are designed to manipulate our emotions and maximize their hold on our attention- and its creators, when pressed, admit it. The current generation of online technology, such as smartphones and social media, is intended to shape us as consumers. The business incentives that modern consumer technology create specifically incentivize the invention of systems that steer human behavior and shape our psyches in ways that favor their profitability. Taking intentional, mindful control of our inputs is central to improving our individual situations. The fundamental source of nearly all harm from new media is the information overwhelm and the overconnectedness that disrupts our natural human instincts to find meaning and form bonds. The only solution is to change the dynamic to one of strictly thoughtful, rather than passive, consumption. Favorite Quotes:“As the Web matured, and these tech titans emerged… I saw that we were doing the same thing as before the internet… persuasion and manipulation as the business model amped up times a million because of the algorithmic logic and proliferation of data of everything we know about human psychology.”“The core thing these platforms are doing… is shaping the human will and charting people’s paths through their lives.”“The technologies that play the dirtiest are going to get the greatest part of our attention.”“In terms of the sustainability of the attention economy, I don’t know if it worries me more whether it’s sustainable or unsustainable.”-- jomocast.com Support This podcast is made possible by you — our listeners all over the world — from Brazil to Australia, the USA to Singapore. Please support the JOMO(cast) for just $3 a month at patreon.com/jomocast. Christina Crook Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmcrook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechristinacrook Credits Hosted by Christina Crook Produced by Christina Crook and Thomas J Indge Editing and Music by Thomas J Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
32: Navigate the Digital World with Joy, with Christina Crook
Here in 2020, we’re all confronting the challenges of technology more intensely than ever. Digital capitalism is working very hard to use our psychology and social environment against us - to hijack our attention and redirect it towards whatever they’re pushing. And it’s been working. These challenges are so new, it hasn’t been clear what the best solutions are. That’s why I created Navigate - a brand new digital well-being membership to provide you with the ongoing support you need to thrive with tech. We are going to live with technology for the rest of our lives but we get to decide how. Exclusive Offer: JOMO(cast) listeners save 20% off an ANNUAL membership of Navigate with code: jomocast. Join today at christinacrook.com/navigate -- offer ends December 12, 2020. -- jomocast.com Support This podcast is made possible by you — our listeners all over the world — from Brazil to Australia, the USA to Singapore. Please support the JOMO(cast) for just $3 a month at patreon.com/jomocast. Christina Crook Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmcrook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechristinacrook Credits Hosted by Christina Crook Produced by Christina Crook and Thomas J Indge Editing and Music by Thomas J Indge Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
42 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
31: The Joy of Making It, with Jen Duffin
“It’s so important for folks to carve out time to be creative in their lives. I think it’s something that’s missing right now.”Jen Duffin’s nom commercial is the imagination-stirring Nova Mercury, derived from her youngest daughter of the same name whose birth precipitated the maternity leave during which Jen launched her entrepreneurial venture. Creating a home business was the perfect pivot for Duffin, whose fibromyalgia made a traditional 9-to-5 job unsustainable. Today, Nova Mercury is thriving, due in large part to Duffin’s social media positioning- with over 90,000 Instagram followers and over 3500 sales and a People’s Choice Award on Etsy, the digital marketplace is central to her success. On the JOMO(cast), Jen discusses her entrepreneurial journey and the careful blending of creativity, business, and family she learned along the way. Key Takeaways: Creative art-making is accessible to everyone. You don’t have to sell what you make or be a virtuoso; everyone can create something. Creative art-making is inherently a mindful activity. Creative activity at any level gives huge dividends in better mental health, improved focus, centering, stress reduction, patience, discipline, and more. Entrepreneurs use social media as a tool, not as a place to spend their creative and personal time. Successful creative merchants like Nova Mercury draw bright lines around the time they need to spend on social media building their brand and doing community engagement- and make sure their priority is on the creative work itself and other sources of genuine joy. Favorite Quotes: “It was this huge leap of faith, and all I can say is that my intuition was overwhelmingly telling me to do it.” “I’m really lucky in the sense that I get to do a creative grounding process as a big chunk of… how I make my living.” “...the tactile experience of making things can really double as a mindfulness practice. It’s very grounding, it requires you to be really present in the moment with what you’re doing so I think there are so many mental health benefits to art-making of any kind.” “I’m in a space in my life right now where I try to have pretty firm boundaries on my online time. It can get away from you very quickly.” jomocast.com SupportThis podcast is made possible by you — our listeners all over the world — from Brazil to Australia, the USA to Singapore. Please support the JOMO(cast) for just $3 a month at patreon.com/jomocast. Christina CrookTwitter: https://twitter.com/cmcrook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechristinacrook CreditsHosted by Christina Crook Produced by Christina Crook and Thomas J Indge Editing and Music by Thomas J Indge, www.tindge.com Executive Produced by Christina Crook and Rebecca Wigaard, with production assistance from Natalie Semotiuk Go DeeperSign Up for 7 Days of JOMO Quests, a free series of science-backed challenges to reclaim joy: experiencejomo.com/free-resources. Follow @experiencejomo on Instagram, Facebook + Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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