Bullshit jobs

Wow! Incredible podcast about “bullshit jobs”. How I have related to this from my professional (pre-counselling) life!

“Have you ever had a job where you had to stop and ask yourself: what am I doing here? If I quit tomorrow, would anyone even notice? This week on Hidden Brain, we talk with anthropologist David Graeber about the rise of what he calls ‘bullshit jobs,’ and how these positions affect the people who hold them.”

https://player.fm/series/series-1324366/bullshit-jobs-Dm6UsFMVTQOxZQUh

Psychology and interaction with nature

This psychology podcast discusses the influence of “greenery” – nature – on psychological outcomes, reduction in crime and other psycho-social factors.

“If you live in a big city, you may have noticed new buildings popping up — a high-rise here, a skyscraper there. The concrete jungles that we’ve built over the past century have allowed millions of us to live in close proximity, and modern economies to flourish. But what have we given up by moving away from the forest environments in which humans first evolved? This week, we discuss this topic with psychologist Ming Kuo, who has studied the effects of nature for more than 30 years.” (Accessed 14 Sept 2018, https://player.fm/series/series-1324366/our-better-nature)

https://player.fm/series/series-1324366/our-better-nature