The Case for Boredom

October 13, 2011

Hour 1: Is boredom an important part of human existence? If so, why is it almost universally accepted that being bored is a bad thing? We’ll talk this hour with Peter Toohey [1], Professor of Classics at the University of Calgary, who argues for the great benefits of being bored in his new book “Boredom: A Lively History” [2] (Yale, 2011).

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[1] Peter Toohey: http://grst.ucalgary.ca/profiles/peter-toohey

[2] “Boredom: A Lively History”: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300141108

[3] Download: http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/141328619/KERA_141328619.mp3

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