Podcasts & Videos
Thinking Allowed, Exhaustion
Exhaustion. Interview with Laurie Taylor.
26 July 2017. 28 minutes.
Listen to the fabulous host Laurie Taylor interview me about my book Exhaustion: A History.
Together, we reflect on melancholia, acedia, and burnout, and reflect on the shifting meanings of exhaustion.
Documentary. 25 November 2019. 28 minutes.
In this thought-provoking documentary, based on my book Exhaustion: A History, the fantastic writer and broadcaster Philip Ball charts the forgotten story of exhaustion, from desert monks to today’s world of work. To find out whether we are really more tired now than ever, Philip interviews a range of exciting guest speakers.
This conversation centres around the philosopher Jonathan Rowson's recent essay 'Tasting the Pickle: Ten Flavours of Meta-Crisis and the Appetite for a New Civilisation'.