Sound advice: five podcasts to help you live better

Expert thinkers offer advice on modern life’s biggest quandaries, from the best way to wake up to the ideal number of friends to have

In this spin-off from her bestselling essay collection How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?, journalist and broadcaster Pandora Sykes interviews a varied range of thinkers to explore the myths, anxieties and trends of modern life. The most recent season is especially rich, with Sykes skilfully probing the latest theories on human behaviour and social norms. Topics covered include debates around pornography and hook-up culture with philosopher Amia Srinivasan, as well as a conversation with futurist and tech consultant Alex Pang that makes a convincing argument for the four-day work week.

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Category: Mental Health