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How to have a more meaningful social life, with Priya Parker

How to have a more meaningful social life, with Priya Parker

By Pandora Sykes

Welcome to the last episode of Series 3! I really hope you have enjoyed the series and it’s given you some pause for thoughts. Don’t forget to rate and review the show on iTunes to help other people find me.


Priya Parker is a conflict resolution strategist, based in the States and the author of a 2018 book, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters. I’ve wanted to speak to her since I read her book in 2019 , because so many of us - myself included! - struggle to maintain our social lives. What to say yes to, what to say no to, what to seek out and what to avoid. 


Priya talks about gatherings big and small in a way that she calls “small p political” - because it is deeply political, she says, to decide what we celebrate, elevate and value through who, why and when we come together. I think Priya offers a really unique perspective on what gathering actually means. I hope you enjoy it - and thanks for joining me, for series 3!


How should we meet? And who decides? by Priya Parker for The New York Times


The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker 


When do we actually need to meet in person? By Rae Ringel for The Harvard Business Review 


Hosted & Exec Produced by Pandora Sykes

Production by Joel Grove

Heart UK