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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