Our “post-truth, post-shame” world needs the comedian’s ruthless clarity and respect for the audience. This post is inspired by wise words from Nitin Sawhney, Whitney Cummings, Matt Stoller and Sean Jones QC.
My second pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in 2019 (so far!), featuring: Joe Rogan and Naval Ravikant; Samira Ahmed and Katherine Ryan; Adam Buxton and Marlon James; Rich Roll and Kevin Smith; and Cariad Lloyd and Sali Hughes.
When the final word of the final sentence of the book of your life is written, what will your story be?
In this post, I celebrate Adriene Mishler’s Yoga With Adriene videos, look at how yoga can help everyone, and share my top five Yoga With Adriene videos.
What’s the most beautiful thing about Twitter? Where were you when Stephen Fry got stuck in a lift? It’s unbelievable, but we are now more than a decade into the Twitter era. Just this past Sunday (3 February 2019), Stephen Fry tweeted that it was a decade to the day since his moment of elevator […]
“You can prove anything with facts,” as the excellent Stewart Lee would remind us*. And that is no bad thing. Approached correctly, fact begets knowledge, knowledge begets wisdom, and wisdom begets insight. All of these things are in critically short supply. The world (at least, the western world – or, at least, the western world […]
When you are on a winning streak, there will inevitably come a moment when you are not. The forces of the universe are all conspiring in your favour. Then they are not. You are still you. The sum total of you remains. The essence of you, what makes you you is still there. So what […]
I’m giving #Inktober a go this year – a 31-day challenge created by one Jake Parker to help “develop positive drawing habits”. The idea is to produce one ink drawing a day throughout the month of October. This post collects my scrawlings since the first selection – entitled My #Inktober Symphony – which I posted […]
Are you content with your level in life? No-one owes you a single, solitary bean. It’s all down to you: The level you are on, what you make of it, and the gratitude you feel. It’s fair to say that podcaster Joe Rogan and his friend, bowhunter Cameron Hanes, are on a different level to […]
Every day of your life (no matter how unexceptional) contains perfect moments (no matter how fleeting). My friend Nicholas Creswell tweeted something wonderful to me the other week: “I do find my most treasured and vivid memories […]