It’s a madcap, free-ranging episode where we go from figuring out how to get your important work done (and quit doom-scrolling through your phone) to embracing that same phone for its best use: nourishing conversations with the people you love and then launch into some fantastic tips for interviewing experts (or podcast guests!) that you won’t want to miss.
Links from the pod and the scoop on our guest: Celeste Headlee is an NPR journalist and the author of three books:
You can find her at: CelesteHeadlee.com
Celeste: Studs Terkel’s Race helped me understand race (as a black jew) like never before
KJ: Motherland by Leah Franqui
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