TRIP S1, E6: Eddie Harran

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Eddie Harran

The mysterious nature of time

Season 1, Episode 6

Think about your relationship with ‘time’ over the last few days. Chances are it’s flown when you were having fun and dragged when you weren’t. You’ve probably saved some, made some, lost some, bent some - maybe even killed some.

But what does this elusive concept of time really mean? Eddie Harran is a temporal (time) designer and futurist and he’s here to shine a light on its deeply mysterious nature.

Meet Eddie Harran

Eddie Harran studies time. To be exact, he is a temporal designer, futurist and researcher who studies chronosophy.

Eddie set up Temporal Labs as a dedicated research lab to investigate the impact of time on humanity. Through an alter ego persona, called Dr Time, Eddie shares his discoveries on world stages to build time literacy and encourage people to inquire about the nature of time.

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S1, E6: Shownotes

In this episode, we explore the mysterious nature of time.

As human beings, we have a complex and deeply connected relationship with time to the point that we can’t imagine how we could live without it. Join us as we sit down with Eddie Harran, a temporal (time) designer and futurist, for mind bending journey into the nature of time and how it has been moulding and shaping our lives for centuries.

Links mentioned in this show:

‘The Order of Time’, Carlo Rovelli (2017)

‘The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli review – a worthy heir to Stephen Hawking’, The Guardian (2018)

‘Present Shock’, Douglas Rushkoff (2014)

‘A Geography Of Time: The Temporal Misadventures of a Social Psychologist’, Robert V. Levine (1998)

‘The Good Ancestor’, Roman Krznaric (2020)

‘Bolder’, Carl Horoné

‘When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing’, Dan Pink (2018)

‘Tiny Habits’, BJ Fogg

Your hosts

Just when she thought her radio days were behind her, Cat found herself back behind the mic as the host of The Reinvention Podcast. Cat is energised about the creative and innovative potential of people who are changing the world. Bonus, you’ll probably see her cat, Toast, drop in on the show.

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Ever-curious Angie is TRIP’s co-host and researcher. She follows conversational clues and interesting new angles to join the dots. She’s a charming conversationalist and makes a killer margarita.

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The Reinvention Podcast takes a close look at the things that are broken in the world and explores ways to fix them through a series of conversations, stories and adventures with brave people who are doing things differently.

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