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Introducing: The way to Hold Time

Introducing: The way to Hold Time

Co-hosts Becca Rashid and contributing author Ian Bogost study our relationship with time and what we are able to do to reclaim it.

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Why can it really feel like there’s by no means sufficient time in a day, and why are so many people conditioned to imagine that being extra productive makes us higher folks? On The way to Hold Time, co-hosts Becca Rashid and Atlantic contributing author Ian Bogost discuss with social scientists, authors, philosophers, and theoretical physicists to be taught extra about time and how you can reclaim it. The way to Hold Time launches December 2023.

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The next is a transcript:

Becca Rashid: Ian, I’ve been studying about this idea known as the social clock, and it’s kind of this invisible timetable that tells us what we needs to be doing at totally different levels of our lives.

Ian Bogost: So, Becca: Are you on time? Are you on observe on the social clock?

Rashid: I’m off the social clock, and it’s not simple.

Bogost: I’m unsure if I used to be on or off the social clock after I was your age, however I believe there’s some extent at which, perhaps, the social clock breaks down. The query I face isn’t whether or not I’m on time, however what ought to I do with my time?

Sarah Manguso: The diary actually helped me suppress a few of that: a few of that fear, a few of that nervousness.

Rashid: , given time is finite, it could possibly really feel nearly unattainable to not compulsively attempt to make each waking minute productive.

Oliver Burkman: The one possible way to make use of time to really discover that means within the current is, by some definition of the time period, to waste it.

Bogost: Is that this a uniquely American phenomenon? Are there different cultures the place busyness has the identical social standing because it does in America?

Rashid: Ian, what’s the one factor you would like you had extra time for?

Bogost: I want I had extra time to determine how you can use the restricted time I’ve.

Rashid: Existential dread about our restricted time is on the core of my curiosity. And I actually wish to know why so many people are conditioned to imagine that being environment friendly makes us higher folks.

This season, we’re going to get into our advanced relationship with time and what makes us really feel like we’re operating towards the clock.

Rashid: I’m Becca Rashid, producer and co-host of the How To sequence.

Bogost: And I’m Ian Bogost, co-host and contributing author at The Atlantic.

Rashid: That is The way to Hold Time. The season begins this December.


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