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Curious with Micael Dahlen

Written by: Micael Dahlen
Length: 5 hrs
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The world is a complex place. A complex place where answers are sometimes hard to find. But in this podcast the economy professor Micael Dahlen asks the seemingly simple questions that lead you on a winding journey into the core of what it means to be a human being.

It might feel like social media is making us dumber, that our nightly scrolling through our phones makes us lesser human beings - but what if the behavior has more to do with distance and empathy to the people that we are trying to connect with than intelligence? After the 'Fast and the Furious' films were released, studies indicate that we actually started speeding faster than before the Premiere. If a film with fast cars makes us drive faster - what happens if we start to "speed-watch" (watching things at double the speed)? And why does the abundance of choice make us less satisfied in life?

In the first three episodes, Micael Dahlen meets some of the worlds most renowned experts and scientists on human behavior and by being compulsively curious, he gets the answers to the questions we never even realised we wanted to ask.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download the first 8 episodes now. New episodes will arrive in your Library every Friday.

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Informative, current and easy to relate

I found the whole series interesting and very relating to todays events. I pretty much finished it within one sitting.

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Very enjoyable

It was interesting to listen to. I also found myself quite liking Micael. I found myself smiling about things he said quite often. He seems like a kind man.

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Witty and entertaining

Fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the approach to the subject matter... intelligent and humourous conversation supported by psychological and scientific aspects of human nature.

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Thought invoking and relatable

Excellent content. Very easy to listen to and extremely interesting. Micael brings scientific thought experiments delivered by himself and experts around the world to approach questions that you've likely asked yourself throughout your daily routine.

I couldn't recommend this podcast series enough!

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verbal diarrhea

dribble, a frustrated sheep spreading useless information to the dumbed down sheeple herd. God help us all.