Radio Headspace

Radio Headspace

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Inspiration for a healthier, happier life. Hosted by Georgie Okell.

Episodes

Radio Headspace Final Episode - The Best of  

Our final episode of Radio Headspace looks back at the great times we've had.

Radio Headspace #58 - Getting older feeling happier  

Does life get better as we get older?

Radio Headspace #57 - Being mindful of yourself and others  

Radio Headspace #57 - Being mindful of yourself and others by Headspace

Radio Headspace: Bonus Episode - Living Without Time  

Shannon and I set out to understand what it was to live without time, and it was an experiment that had a profound impact on me.

Radio Headspace #56 - On Death and Life  

This week on the podcast, I wanted to take on a topic that scared me. I decided this week that it was time to talk about death, no matter how uncomfortable that made me. It seems like the more we’ve started to acknowledge ideas around mindfulness, presence, living day to day, the more we’ve had to acknowledge our mortality, and dying, and how death affects the way we live our lives.

Bonus episode: International Women's Day  

This week we are celebrating International Women’s Day right across Headspace, so I wanted to return to the podcast archives for an episode that I found particularly inspiring. There have been some incredible women on the podcast to date: marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, comedian Ruby Wax, Brainpickings founder Maria Popova, aspiring astronaut Kellie Gerardi, the list goes on. But I wanted to return to a conversation that profoundly impacted me in terms of understanding what it means to take risks. Natalie Wellington decided in her thirties to trade in her comfortable life and retrain as an airline pilot. As a woman, and at 32, this was a huge decision that took guts, determination, and a steadfastness that really resonated with our listeners. This is an episode that really made me question the risks I was prepared to take in my own life, so I hope you too are motivated by Natalie’s story. As always, you can get in touch with me at radio@headspace.com.

#55 On Charity & Community- L.A. Kitchen  

This week on Radio Headspace I’ll be speaking to Robert Egger, founder of DC Central Kitchen and more recently, the L.A. Kitchen. Robert is known for his innovative approach to food charity and volunteerism, and the L.A. Kitchen is a real example of this. Alongside volunteers, students and graduates from the L.A. Kitchen’s culinary program work together to make healthy meals (predominantly from leftover and discarded produce) to feed those most in need, and feed them well. We talk about kindness and charity a lot on this podcast, and this episode explores the idea of charity done in a different and more collaborative way. As well as speaking to Robert in our studio, I also went to the L.A. Kitchen during a volunteer event to ask some of the volunteers and graduates of the program about their experiences. As always if you want to get in touch with us please do at radio@headspace.com, and if you enjoyed this episode, please take a second to subscribe to Radio Headspace on iTunes.

#54 How to Be pt. 3: Hugo MacDonald  

This week on Radio Headspace, we’ll be breaking the episode into three parts, and I’ll be speaking to three authors who have written books for an exclusive series commissioned by The School of Life. Each book in the series explores a particular aspect of living healthier and happier daily lives. I’ll be talking to the authors of ‘How to Make a Home’ (Edward Hollis), ‘How to be Bored’ (Eva Hoffman) and ‘How to Live in the City’ (Hugo Macdonald). If you like what you hear, Ed, Hugo and Eva, the authors featured in this podcast, will all be speaking at The School of Life Live in London on the 9th of March. And if you enjoy Radio Headspace, please do take a second to subscribe on iTunes. You can get in touch with us on radio@headspace.com

#54 How to Be pt 2: Eva Hoffman  

This week on Radio Headspace, we’ll be breaking the episode into three parts, and I’ll be speaking to three authors who have written books for an exclusive series commissioned by The School of Life. Each book in the series explores a particular aspect of living healthier and happier daily lives. I’ll be talking to the authors of ‘How to Make a Home’ (Edward Hollis), ‘How to be Bored’ (Eva Hoffman) and ‘How to Live in the City’ (Hugo Macdonald). If you like what you hear, Ed, Hugo and Eva, the authors featured in this podcast, will all be speaking at The School of Life Live in London on the 9th of March. And if you enjoy Radio Headspace, please do take a second to subscribe on iTunes. You can get in touch with us on radio@headspace.com

#54 How to Be pt. 1: Edward Hollis  

This week on Radio Headspace, we’ll be breaking the episode into three parts, and I’ll be speaking to three authors who have written books for an exclusive series commissioned by The School of Life. Each book in the series explores a particular aspect of living healthier and happier daily lives. I’ll be talking to the authors of ‘How to Make a Home’ (Edward Hollis), ‘How to be Bored’ (Eva Hoffman) and ‘How to Live in the City’ (Hugo Macdonald). If you like what you hear, Ed, Hugo and Eva, the authors featured in this podcast, will all be speaking at The School of Life Live in London on the 9th of March. And if you enjoy Radio Headspace, please do take a second to subscribe on iTunes. You can get in touch with us on radio@headspace.com

#53- on Changing the World: Miki Agrawal  

This week’s episode focuses on one specific entrepreneur and her ideas for making the world a better place. That individual is Miki Agrawal, founder of THINX (one of Time Magazine’s “25 Best New Inventions of 2015″.) Miki’s work won her the TriBeCa Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and got her listed as one of the “Top 20 Millenials on a Mission” by Forbes. I talk to Miki about the importance of breaking taboos, and how talking about the things no one else is talking about can have a positive impact on the world. This episode is the last of a series of interviews conducted in New York City. Next week, we have a special episode in collaboration with The School of Life. As always, you can get in touch with us at radio@headspace.com. Thanks for listening, and please take a second to subscribe to Radio Headspace on iTunes.

#52 On Reconnecting: Levi Felix & Alexandra Horowitz  

This week on Radio Headspace, I was inspired to take a deeper look at how we can take a realistic and rewarding break from our screens, and spend better time with the people and places around us. This is a conversation that we’ve touched on previously on the podcast, but it came up again on a recent trip to New York. While I was there I was introduced to Levi Felix, the founder of Camp Grounded and of the digital detox movement. On my return to Los Angeles, I decided to look for simple ways to put my phone away and find more presence in my day to day routine. This episode follows that journey, through conversations with Levi Felix as well as the excellent author of ‘On Looking’, Alexandra Horowitz. I also spend time with friends on activities that take us away from the devices we are too often tethered to. Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of this week’s podcast and thanks for listening. As always, if you want to get in touch with us you can at radio@headspace.com and please do take a second to subscribe to RHS on iTunes if you can, it means a lot. I’ll see you here next time for another episode of Radio Headspace.

#51- Maria Popova on Finding Meaning  

This week on Radio Headspace, I’m in Brooklyn talking to Maria Popova, founder of Brain Pickings, a digital inventory of interestingness. Brain Pickings was launched a decade ago, originally as an email to a group of seven friends, and now boasts seven million visitors every single month. In 2012, the site was added to the Library of Congress’ permanent web archive.

Bonus Episode: Game Changers  

Radio Headspace Bonus Episode: Game Changers Radio Headspace has been in a very snowy New York this week, seeking out the people who are making this world a healthier, happier place. Some of those people have inadvertently become the inspiration for millions around the world, like Maria Popova, founder of Brainpickings.org- a digital library of interestingness. I also met with Levi Felix, who started the digital detox movement. His summer camp for adults, Camp Grounded, now draws thousands of people from around the world every year. And then there’s people like Miki Agrawal, who are actively trying to make the world a better place, both at home and in other countries where they can really make a difference. I’ll be bringing you all of these conversations in full over the coming weeks, make sure you subscribe to RHS on iTunes so you don’t miss any of those episodes, beginning next week in Brooklyn, with Maria Popova.

#50 Add One Thing: Coach Jim White  

This week we release episode 50 of Radio Headspace, an exciting milestone which we celebrate with a very special episode. As part of our Add One Thing, Change Everything series, I got to interview a true local legend this week. Coach Jim White is the real life inspiration behind the 2015 Disney movie, McFarland USA, about a team of unlikely high school cross country runners who managed to change their town forever. I went to McFarland High School to interview Danny Diaz, a former cross country runner who now works as a councillor at the school, and Coach White himself, who is widely regarded by the community of McFarland as a hero. I’ll be back next week speaking to Maria Popova, creator and curator of Brain Pickings. As always, if you want to get in touch with us you can: r​adio@headspace.com,​ and don’t forget to subscribe to Radio Headspace on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode.

#49 -Add One Thing: Film Director David Bond  

#49 - Add one thing: David Bond As I mentioned on the last episode, for the next few weeks on Radio Headspace, I’ll be talking to the people who’ve added one thing to the world, and changed it for the better. From creatives to inventors, artists to scientists, we’ll be hearing from those who’ve had a lasting impact on their community, country, or even the world. This week, documentary filmmaker, David Bond, is on the show. His film Project Wild Thing was heralded as having a huge impact on the way children relate to nature and the outdoors. We talk about why he wanted to make it, and what the response has been. If you want to get in touch or tell us about someone you think has changed everything in your community, your field, your country, please do. You can contact us at radio@headspace.com, and don’t forget to subscribe to Radio Headspace on iTunes.

#48- Add one thing, change everything  

For the next few weeks on Radio Headspace, I’ll be talking to the people who’ve added one thing to the world, and changed everything. Whether that’s an invention, an idea, a film, a movement- i’ll be talking to the people who have changed everything, for the better. Whether that’s in their community, their home town, their country, or even the world. I’ll be bringing you these stories throughout this month, but I wanted to start with that one thing we can all do as individuals to make a difference. So this week, we’re going to revisit an episode called 100 kinds of kindness. If you want to know more about the 100 kinds of kindness project or see the list and try it yourself, go to headspace.com/blog If you want to get in touch or tell us about someone you think has changed everything in your community, your field, your country, please do. You can contact us at radio@headspace.com, don’t forget to subscribe to Radio Headspace on iTunes, and I will see you back here next week for another episode of Radio Headspace

#47- If we weren't afraid  

Radio Headspace launched in January of this year, and almost a million of you have tuned in since then, so thank you to all of you who’ve supported us in 2015. This is our last episode of the year, and going into the new year, change is often at the forefront of our minds. I wanted to use this episode to prove that change is possible and doesn’t need to be so scary. This episode features a conversation with Natalie Wellington, whose name may sound familiar if you’re a reader of the Headspace blog. Natalie was living a comfortable and seemingly happy life when she decided, in her thirties, to gamble it all and retrain as an airline pilot. I also spoke to people out and about in Los Angeles to find out what we consider our best decisions, and what chances we’d take if we weren’t afraid. Have a happy holiday and I’ll be back in the new year talking about how when we change one thing, we change everything. Thanks so much to all of you for tuning in this year. Please do take a second to subscribe to Radio Headspace on iTunes, and you can always get in touch with us radio@headspace.com.

Bonus Episode on Change  

Why are we sometimes so afraid of change? And what makes us more likely to take a risk? This week on Radio Headspace, I talk to Dr. Claudia about our fear of the unknown, and what risk looks like in the brain. Next week, we’ll be taking a deeper look into what it takes for people to make a life-changing decision, and what gets in the way. As always, you can get in touch at radio@headpsace.com, or @get_headspace on Twitter, and please do take a second to subscribe to Radio Headspace on iTunes so you never miss an episode.

#46 - On fearing loneliness  

Radio Headspace #46: On Fearing Loneliness This month on Radio Headspace we’re going to be talking about our fears - fear of the unknown, fear of starting something new and fear of what other people think of us. We start this week by talking about our fear of loneliness, particularly around this time of year. Loneliness appears as the one of the things we’re most scared of, according to our online search history, but there are people trying to do something about that. On this episode, I’m joined by Sean Seepersad, CEO and President of the Web of Loneliness Institute. As always if you want to get in touch please do radio@headspace.com or @get_headspace on Twitter, and please take a second to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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