The Huffington Post has referred to Carl Honoré as “The unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down.” His first book, In Praise of Slow, is an international best-seller, and his 2005 TedTalk on this topic has gotten over 3 million views. Before spearheading the Slow Movement, Carl spent a decade working as a journalist. He covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Time, National Post and other publications. Carl lives in London. While researching his first book on slowness he was slapped with a speeding ticket.
- In Praise of Slow* (2004)
- Under Pressure (2008)
- The Slow Fix (2013)
- Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives (2019)
*US title is In Praise of Slowness
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TED TALK 1: In praise of slowness-- TED Global 2005
TED TALK 2: In praise of aging- Ted Summit 2019
Carl’s book recommendations:
- In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell
- Slowness by Milan Kundera
- The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny
This episode’s book giveaway:
For the book giveaway for this episode, one individual who leaves a review on Apple Podcasts for Northstar Unplugged will receive a signed copy from Carl of his book, In Praise of Slow, which he’s shipping from London.