Carl Honoré: The Wanderful Podcast LIVE with David Pearl

By Street Wisdom

‘I think of each year of my life now, as a level… in a game.’

Carl Honoré is a bestselling author, broadcaster and two-time TED speaker. He is also the voice of the Slow Movement.

After working with street children in Brazil, Carl covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, National Post (Canada), Time and other publications.

His first book, In Praise of Slow, chronicles the global trend toward putting on the brakes in everything from work to food to parenting. The Financial Times said it is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism”.

Carl’s second book, Under Pressure explores how to raise and educate children in a fast world and was hailed by Time as a “gospel of the Slow Parenting movement”.

Carl’s third book, The Slow Fix, explores how to tackle complex problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to business and politics, without falling for superficial, short-term quick fixes.

His fourth book, Bolder: How To Age Better And Feel Better About Ageing, is a spirited manifesto against ageism. Carl recently published his first children’s book, It’s The Journey Not the Destination Published in 35 languages, Carl has landed on bestseller lists in many countries.

In Praise of Slow was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and the inaugural choice for the Huffington Post Book Club. It also featured in a British TV sitcom, Argentina’s version of Big Brother and a TV commercial for the Motorola tablet.

Under Pressure was shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Award, the top prize for non-fiction in Canada. Bolder was also a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week as well as a Reader’s Digest (UK) Book of the Month.

Carl featured in a series for BBC Radio 4 called The Slow Coach in which he helped frazzled, over-scheduled people slow down. He also presented a television show called Frantic Family Rescue on Australia’s ABC 1. Carl lives in London.

While researching his first book on slowness he was slapped with a speeding ticket.

The Podcast was recorded live at The Kings Place London on the 27th February, 2023.



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