Erling Kagge is a Norwegian explorer, lawyer, art collector, entrepreneur, politician, author, and publisher.
Silence can seem quite frightening to many people - but not Erling Kagge. You wouldn't think the explorer, lawyer, art collector, entrepreneur, politician, author and publisher has any time on his hands to sit in silence but, as he tells Fearne, that's the secret of his many successes. For 25% off your first 4 boxes at Mindful Chef, plus a free recipe book from its founders Myles & Giles, go to or use the code HAPPYPLACE at checkout.
Guest Erling Kagge Norwegian explorer, lawyer, art collector, entrepreneur, author and publisher. Erling Kagge - Wikipedia Graham talks to explorer and author of Philosophy for Polar Explorers, Erling Kagge about the characteristics needed to become an explorer. Erling also shares his thoughts on what we’re missing by sticking to our screens. Erling approaches pain – be it physical or mental – as a gift, and believes we should use it to our benefit. In a nutshell: “nobody achieved anything by being happy and cozy”. Graham Allcott is the founder of time management training company Think Productive. This podcast is produced by Radio Burrito. Links How to be a Productivity Ninja Subscribe to Think Productive’s monthly tips newsletter Philosophy for Polar Explorers -- Erling's latest book Walking: One Step at a Time -- Erling's previous book Silence: In the Age of Noise -- Erling's previous book The Graham Allcott Productivity Masterclass
Walking. It can seem, well, rather pedestrian. But my guest today makes the case that walking can act as a gateway to explore memory, meaning, and what it means to be human. His name is Erling Kagge, he’s an adventurer and philosopher, and we had him on the show last year to discuss his book Silence (that's episode 433). Erling’s latest book is called Walking, and we begin our conversation discussing the connection between bipedal locomotion and silence and how walking instead of driving can help slow down time and deepen our memories. Erling makes the case that embracing voluntary hardship can enrich your life and how walking can be a step towards that. He then shares why going for a walk can help you solve problems, why most great philosophers were also committed walkers, what the Adam and Eve story can teach us about the need for exploration, and how walking can be one of the most radical things you can do in the modern age.You'll want to take a walk after listening to this show, or maybe you'll walk while you're listening.Get the show notes at
Norwegian writer and explorer Erling Kagge joins us to discuss his book ‘Walking: One Step at a Time’. We also hear from Tamara Rojo, artistic director of the English National Ballet, and speak to the talents behind ‘Rouleur’ magazine about the upcoming Paris–Roubaix bike race.
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Jan 15th, 1963
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3 hours, 57 minutes