Simplify

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 Dec 16, 2018

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Simplify is a podcast for anyone who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” Hear ideas that get you to better from Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, Rebecca Traister, Dan Savage, Seth Godin and many more. Hosted by Caitlin Schiller and Ben Schuman-Stoler. Brought to you by Blinkist.

Episode Date
Introducing: Self? Help! Episode One - featuring Susan Cain
00:23:43
Self? Help! is the new show out of Blinkist! In it, Terence Mickey, Moth Storyteller and creator of Memory Motel, asks people about the books that sparked their life-changing realizations.
Mar 14, 2019
Amanda Siebert: It's Just a Plant
00:38:51
Journalist and author of The Little Book of Cannabis, Amanda Siebert, explains the many health benefits of cannabis and its relatively recent bad rap.
Mar 07, 2019
Robin DiAngelo: Think impact, Not Intention
00:48:31
What does whiteness mean? If you're a white person, the occasions on which you've thought about it might be few. If you're a person of color, the time you spend reckoning with its meaning & consequences are likely far too many. Today's episode of Simplify is an invitation to grapple with what white means in the world, and how to have more generative, revelation-ready mindsets and conversations about racism as a system.
Mar 01, 2019
Jen Sincero: Believe Better Stories
00:35:00
The bestselling author of You Are a Badass talks with Caitlin about how to bust through self-defeating beliefs to get out of your own way, make more money, feel more fulfilled, and become the badass you were meant to be.
Feb 21, 2019
Melissa Hartwig Urban: Create Your Own Food Rules
00:39:12
The creator of nutrition phenomenon The Whole 30 on how to get free of diets forever, why your weight doesn't count, and how changing the way you eat can change everything.
Feb 14, 2019
Ayelet Waldman: Microdose, Maybe?
00:40:34
Bestselling writer Ayelet Waldman on how microdosing LSD saved her life, her work, and her marriage.
Feb 07, 2019
Dan Harris: One Minute Counts
00:37:38
Hear Emmy Award-winning journalist and NYT bestseller, Dan Harris, on meditation for the real world—no gong, flowing robes, or lotus position required.
Jan 31, 2019
Trailer: Simplify Season 5
00:02:03
Hear ye, hear ye! We're kicking off the New Year with Simplify Season 5: Blinkist’s hit podcast returns on January 31st. Here's what's in store...
Jan 17, 2019
Simplify Spotlight: Seth Godin on Meaningful Marketing
00:14:03
Tune in to this special episode of Simplify Spotlight to get the lowdown on Seth Godin’s new release, This Is Marketing.
Nov 15, 2018
Luvvie Ajayi: Speak Your Uncomfortable Truth
00:24:12
In this bonus episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to bestselling author, speaker and humorist Luvvie Ajayi on how we can all benefit from telling each other the ugly truth.
Oct 18, 2018
Kelly Leonard: Say Yes! To Funny Business
00:42:15
In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to The Second City executive Kelly Leonard about how improv-based skills and techniques can be applied to the business world.
Sep 27, 2018
Guy Winch: Heartbreak Hygiene
00:45:59
In this episode of Simplify, psychologist Guy Winch tells Caitlin why we should treat our emotional pain as seriously as physical pain and explains how to heal from common heartaches.
Sep 20, 2018
Benjamin Spall: Start Your Day Off Right
00:46:14
In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin gets important advice from author Benjamin Spall about how to develop a morning routine and start off your day inspired.
Sep 13, 2018
Sarah Knight: Care Less, Get More
00:38:12
In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to bestselling author and self-help “anti-guru,” Sarah Knight, about how to stop people-pleasing and get what you want — without becoming a jerk!
Sep 06, 2018
Dan Ariely: Saving Up Is Hard To Do
00:46:44
In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to behavioral economist and bestselling author Dan Ariely about how environment influences our financial decision-making and why saving is so hard.
Aug 30, 2018
Cheryl Strayed: Listen For The Truth
00:42:29
Simplify kicks off Season 4 with words of wisdom from Cheryl Strayed, a bestselling author widely known for her advice column, Dear Sugar, and the memoir that spawned the blockbuster hit, Wild.
Aug 23, 2018
Trailer: Simplify Season 4
00:01:36
The sun's a-shining, the iced coffee's cold, and Simplify is back with season 4! Here's what's in store.
Aug 16, 2018
Introducing Spotlight: Laura Vanderkam on Expanding Time
00:14:08
Feel like there's never enough time in the day? We've got the remedy. In this very first Spotlight episode of Simplify, Laura Vanderkam, time-management expert, offers surprising ideas from her new book Off The Clock to help you overhaul your relationship with time.
Jun 21, 2018
Alan Lightman: Wasting Time is Good For You (Bonus Episode)
00:38:37
Good news: you can stop beating yourself up about wasting time! In this bonus episode of Simplify, MIT professor and writer Alan Lightman shares the benefits of procrastination and how wasting time is essential to our productivity, creativity, and identity.
Jun 07, 2018
Janice Kaplan: Luck Isn’t Magic
00:47:18
In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to Janice Kaplan, bestselling author, TV producer, and magazine editor about how luck happens and how you can create it.
May 09, 2018
Christopher Ryan: Don’t Take Sex So Seriously
00:38:21
Author and psychologist, Christopher Ryan, talks with Caitlin about the prehistoric origins of human sexuality and how they influence our modern sexual behavior.
May 03, 2018
Dr. Lori Brotto: Make Sex More Mindful
00:42:59
In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to women’s sexual health expert, Dr. Lori Brotto, about how to elicit sexual desire and use your mind for better sex.
Apr 26, 2018
Daniel Levitin: Trick Your Brain, Treat Your Brain
00:39:00
In this episode of Simplify, neuroscientist Dr. Daniel Levitin unlocks the secret functions of the human brain and explains how to keep your mind healthy.
Apr 19, 2018
Emily Nagoski: Pleasure is the Measure
00:42:42
In this episode of Simplify, sex educator Emily Nagoski tells Caitlin about ways to improve sexual well-being and sustain a strong sexual connections.
Apr 11, 2018
Charles Duhigg: Thinking is the Killer App
00:32:50
Got goals and dreams? Charles Duhigg's methods will help you reach 'em. Hear the writer of The Power of Habit & Smarter, Faster, Better on why self-belief is the key to real change and to find out which productivity tips he's teaching his kids.
Apr 05, 2018
Trailer: Simplify Season 3
00:02:32
We made it through the Berlin winter! Here's what's to come on Season 3 of Simplify.
Mar 22, 2018
Simplify’s 2017 Sampler Episode
00:39:30
The must-hear moments from Simplify's 2017 interviews with Seth Godin, Dan Savage, Gretchen Rubin, and more.
Feb 08, 2018
Eli Finkel: Marriage Is Dead, Long Live Marriage (Bonus Episode)
00:44:59
Eli Finkel is a writer and social psychologist at Northwestern University. His new book is The All-or-Nothing Marriage.
Dec 28, 2017
Rebecca Traister: The Power of Being Single
00:31:48
Rebecca Traister is an author and writer-at-large for New York Magazine. Her most recent book is All The Single Ladies.
Dec 21, 2017
Julian Treasure: Make Good Noise
00:42:04
Julian Treasure is a sound designer, a musician, and a public speaker—his TED talks have been viewed more than 40 million times!—and he’s also a master of what he calls the “silent skill:" listening. In this episode, Treasure talks to Caitlin about the 7 deadly sins of speaking, how your listening shapes who you are, and why certain cities sound so delicious to our ears.
Dec 14, 2017
Jaclyn Friedman: No Pill Will Fix Your Sex Life (Ever)
00:44:51
Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, sex-educator, and activist. Her work helped establish the “yes means yes” standard of sexual consent. In this episode, Jaclyn breaks down “Fauxpowerment,” the politics of The Spice Girls, and what’s truly at stake in the effort to unscrew our sexual culture.
Dec 06, 2017
Michael Bungay Stanier: Be Lazy, Be Curious, Be Often
00:43:55
Coach of coaches Michael Bungay Stanier is a bestselling author and #3 coach worldwide according to Global Guru.
Nov 30, 2017
Ryan Holiday: Provoke With A Purpose
00:47:19
Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of Trust Me I’m Lying and The Obstacle Is The Way, is a media strategist, marketer, and entrepreneur. The New York Times credits him with making Stoicism relevant again.
Nov 23, 2017
Seth Godin: Do Bad Work
00:42:34
Seth Godin is one of the most influential thinkers around. He’s written 19 international bestsellers and some 7,000 blog posts (!!!).
Nov 16, 2017
Simplify Season 2: Trailer
00:02:46
We're back! Hear what's in store for Season 2.
Nov 09, 2017
Announcing Simplify Season 2
00:02:54
On November 16th, 2017, Ben and Caitlin return with a new season of Simplify! Tune in for 6 new guests and 6 new ways to look at your world.
Oct 23, 2017
Abby Marks Beale: Read Smarter (Bonus Episode)
00:32:38
Abby Marks Beale is a speed-reading expert, consultant, and the author of 10 Days to Faster Reading. She explains how to get the most out of what you read.
Aug 24, 2017
Jonah Berger: You Are Always Under the Influence
00:33:00
Jonah Berger is the New York Times bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. He is also a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. On this episode, Berger lays down uncomfortable truths about the way the external world shapes your behavior—and how you can use it to your advantage.
Aug 10, 2017
Laura Vanderkam: You Have More Time Than You Think
00:37:21
Laura Vanderkam is a time detective. Across her three books, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours, she’s investigated the time diaries of thousands of successful women to ferret out where all your time actually goes and how you can reclaim it.
Aug 03, 2017
Dr. Joel Fuhrman: The Salad is the Main Meal
00:36:57
Dr. Joel Fuhrman is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including Eat to Live and Super Immunity. He is a passionate advocate for nutritarianism, which focuses on optimizing your diet to include as many nutrient-rich, cancer-fighting, health-bolstering foods as possible.
Jul 27, 2017
David Allen: Your Brain is Not a Hard Drive
00:41:24
We talk to David Allen, who first published the international best-seller and productivity bible Getting Things Done in 2001. Now, it’s been published in over 28 languages, and TIME magazine calls it “the defining self-help business book of its time.”
Jul 20, 2017
Dan Savage: Keep Not Breaking Up
00:45:20
What does relationship utopia look like? Dan Savage, nationally syndicated sex and relationship advice columnist, shares what 26 years of giving advice has taught him about making good love, and making good love last.
Jul 13, 2017
Gretchen Rubin: You Do You
00:36:34
We talk to NYT bestselling author Gretchen Rubin about how to apply the ancient idea of “know thyself” to your fast-paced 21st-century life. Gretchen is the author of Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. Her books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide in over thirty languages.
Jul 13, 2017
Simplify Season 1 Trailer
00:01:43
Find out what's in store in the first season of Simplify.
Jul 05, 2017