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Doing It Right with Pandora Sykes

Yoda wasn‘t chill all the time, with Alain de Botton

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Alain de Botton is a philosopher who has written on work, sex, leisure, architecture - and every other subject in between. I first discovered Alain's work in the early noughties, when I inhaled his debut novel, Essays in Love, which he wrote aged just 23 and which sold over 2 million copies. Whether you're a fellow fangirl, or new to his philosophy, you're in for his treat - Alain's pragmatism (and his vast bank of wisdom) are so extremely comforting and clarifying in these muddling times. We discuss the difference between interior and exterior progress, the perils of instant gratification and why no-one is Yoda, all of the time. Not even Alain.

How Do We Know We're Doing It Right is out now in both hardback

and audiobook, narrated by Pandora.


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Episode 7

Season 1

by Pandora Sykes