Nordic By Nature

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Summary

The fifth episode of Nordic By Nature, On Happiness, presents two guests who have dedicated their careers to understanding the relationship of values to our behaviour, sense of wellbeing and impact on the wider world; Tim Kasser, who has extensively researched values and authored a book on Hypercapitalism, and Karma Ura, head of Gross National Happiness in Bhutan.

Show Notes

First, we hear Tim Kasser, currently a professor of psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, USA. He has authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters on materialism, values, goals, well-being, and environmental sustainability, among other topics. In 2018, he collaborated with the cartoonist Larry Gonick to create HyperCapitalism: The modern economy, its values, and how to change them. 
Then we hear Dasho Dr. Karma Ura, President of the Centre for Bhutan & GNH Studies located in Bhutan’s capital city, Thimphu. The Centre has a mandate to research Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness, Culture and History of Bhutan, and policy related studies.

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What is Nordic By Nature?

Nordic By Nature is inspired by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. Each episode is spacious, mindful soundscape, created for you to listen with your headphones. Transcripts available on imaginarylife.net/podcast and foundnature.org/podcast