Becoming Better Episode 0: A Pitch for Your Time and Attention

by | Mar 26, 2019 | Podcast

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Note: I’m currently submitting the podcast to various podcasts hosts, including Apple Podcasts. It should be up there in the next day or two.

There are a lot of podcasts out there. So why should you subscribe to this one?

I’m a big fan of podcasts—in my podcast app, I just counted 13 that I listen to on a regular basis. For years I’ve wanted to start one myself, but haven’t, for a simple reason: I wasn’t sure what would make my show different from all the others.

But finally, a few months back, I arrived at an idea. Here’s the basic premise behind my new show, which I’ve named Becoming Better. Each episode of the podcast is devoted to making you a better human being. The show features tactics to help you do things like save money, quit procrastinating, and exercise more—any idea that, in one way or another, will help you become better.

I’ll be interviewing friends of mine who are world-class authors, chatting about experiments I’m in the middle of conducting, and I’ll also try to rope my lovely fiancée into recording a few episodes with me. (Maybe over a glass or two of wine.)

Here’s the format. Each episode:

  • Will respect your attention. I’ll be editing down each episode myself, in order to boil it down to the most essential nuggets that will help you become better.
  • Will respect your time. Each episode will be 20-30 minutes long—about the length of a commute or a short workout. I’ll publish new episodes every second Tuesday, while I get the hang of the editing process (between giving talks and working on fun new writing projects). Quality over quantity!
  • Will contain a unique blend of fun interviews, experiments, and strategies.
  • Will conclude with a few practical, tactical strategies for becoming a better human being.

There are a lot of great podcasts out there. I hope you find Becoming Better to be worthy of your time and attention.

Hope to see you in two weeks for Episode 1!


Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of three books: How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in more than 40 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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