E82: Johann Hari - Everything You Think You Know About Meaning & Happiness Is Wrong

E82: Johann Hari - Everything You Think You Know About Meaning & Happiness Is Wrong

By Steven Bartlett

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Monday, 31 May

This podcast is a real treat and a podcast that you cannot miss!

Johann has come back and what honour it was to record. He has to be my all-time favourite guest ever! His book ‘Lost Connections’ had such a positive, transformative impact on my life and truly changed my perspective on how I viewed depression & addiction. I am sure that the information shared today will be valuable and important topics that our society needs to hear. 

Johann is a very successful and inspirational British-Swiss writer and journalist with 2 books hitting The New York Times best sellers list. Born in Glasgow Scotland then relocated to London when he was young, Johann experienced some childhood trauma having suffered from being physically abused as child and his mother suffering from an illness.

Starting his career as a journalist he won many awards such as Journalist of the year and was named by the Daily Telegraph as one of the most influential people. Johann then went to onto being an author writing the worldwide known “Lost Connections” and “Chasing the Scream”. He also released a TED talk back in 2015 “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong” which has now over 17 million views.

This honest conversation lasted around 2 hours and we even went on into the evening off air. I genuinely think that this might be the most important podcast you choose to ignore.
 
I’m not giving much away, but you will thank me after.

Topics:

Why do you like writing books?  Rat Park Working from home, living through screens  Finding meaning within the machine Are we struggling to form meaningful connections   How good are you at making connections Psychedelics  Is Social media helping us rally together   Your new book & your writing style Social media
Johann:
https://www.instagram.com/johann.hari/ 
https://twitter.com/johannhari101 

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