What I'm up to
June 29, 2022
After a year of silence on the Clerestory podcast, I have just announced my intention to resume podcasting. I’m excited to have posted an episode on the universal and particular, with Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire as a starting point.
I’m excited to be hosting conversations on Twitter Spaces. You can listen one to the very first one I recorded, on personal knowledge management with Achim Rothe. We spoke again last week about linking knowledge with keywords, which I really enjoyed. We may cut these together into a Podcast.
On 2 July, I will also be speaking to Sam Biagetti of the excellent Historiansplaining podcast, about how he researches and covers such vast and diverse periods of history. See this tweet for details.
If you’d like to speak with me on one of these spaces, which are casual but recorded, please sign up for a future Sunday conversation on any topic.
I will also be at the Interintellect picnic.
What I’m reading now
- How God Becomes Real: Kindling the Presence of Invisible Others (2020): Fantastic anthropology book about the phenomenology of religious practices.
- Talk to Me (2019): Really enjoyable memoir about how to ask questions.
- Stop Asking Questions (2021): Extremely practical advice on how to host good conversations.
- Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (1999/2015): Extremely useful guide to how to communicate needs and requests rather than criticisms.
What I’ve read recently
- Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific (2019): Phenomenal book about the puzzle of how people reached the most far-flung parts of the Pacific.