Brené Brown, Karen Russell, David Linden: best podcasts episodes of my weekend

If you like an informative, insightful podcast episode every now and then, try the three below; they each enthralled me this snowy weekend. (In case you’re wondering why Invisibilia isn’t mentioned, I’m saving the latest episode for an evening of sheer exhaustion.)

Fingertips To Hair Follicles: Why ‘Touch’ Triggers Pleasure And PainFresh Air discusses various facets of the sense of touch with neuroscience researcher David Linden.

The Courage to Be Vulnerable—shame & vulnerability researcher expert guru Brené Brown converses thought-provokingly with On Being‘s Krista Tippet.  

Karen Russell On Balancing Writing, Technology, and Boredom—host of his eponymous show Leonard Lopate and author Karen Russell talk about technology, writing and boredom.

“If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked…

…then I’m not interested in your feedback. Period.”

That’s from Brené Brown’s 99u talk. And there’s so much more good perspective packed in there as well. Love the storytelling approach and the good humor. Give it whirl by hitting the link below.

Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count

Update: pairs quite nicely with this Anna Akana video on sucking, criticism and practice.