Brigid Schulte is the director of the Better Life Lab at New America.
For many couples, the pandemic has exposed inequality in the home: Many women take on twice as much housework and childcare as their male partners, even when both partners are home full time. We talk with Brigid Schulte about women's visible (and invisible) labor, and how to create a more equitable household. Schulte is a journalist and author and the founder of the Better Life Lab. Also, we remember filmmaker Lynn Shelton. She died suddenly last Saturday at age 54. She wrote and directed the award-winning indie films 'Humpday,' 'Your Sister's Sister,' and 'Touchy Feely.' She spoke with Terry Gross in 2012.
Brigid Schulte is a speaker, New York Times bestselling author, former reporter for the Washington post, and director of the Better Life Lab at the non-partisan think tank, New America. Join us as Brigid talks about redesigning work cultures, re-imagining gender roles, and the value of leisure to improve our daily lives. Listen in!
      Brigid Schulte is an award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and Washington Post magazine. She was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize. She is also a fellow at the New America Foundation. She is a regular contributor to the She The People blog and has written for Style, Outlook, and other outlets. She writes about work-life issues and poverty, seeking to understand what it takes to live The Good Life across race, class and gender. Her recent book is called Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time In This Interview Brigid and I Discuss... The One You Feed parable. How being overwhelmed never goes away. What "The Overwhelm" is. How it's not the amount of stress but how we feel about it. Busyness as a badge of honor. For more show notes see our website    
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May 27th, 1962
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
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