New on Remotely Curious
Remotely Curious Returns
Published on May 08, 2023
We’re excited to announce an all new season of Remotely Curious, the podcast that asks all the questions about remote, hybrid, or “Virtual First” work. This season, we’re exploring the NEW new realities of work life with some incredible guests.
We’ll talk to a fashion historian about unwritten dress codes, a time management expert about finding balance, a behavioral scientist about adapting to change, a research professor about focus in the digital age, and so much more. Whether you’re working from home, commuting half-time, navigating life back in the office, or just remotely curious, join us as we figure it out in a brand new season.
We caught up with Remotely Curious host, Tiffani Jones Brown, to ask her a few questions.
Can listeners expect anything different between season 1 and 2?
Hmm. I have my sea legs a bit more under me now, so you can expect fewer rookie interviewer mistakes. Does that count? Societally, we're at a different phase in our relationship to the pandemic and virtual work, so you'll notice Remotely Curious grappling with topics in a different way. Less "Help, I've lost all semblance of a daily schedule—how do I get my rituals back?" and more "I haven't worn the nice clothes in my closet for three years now. Am I doomed to sweatpants and athleisure forever?"
What topic are you most excited about?
I loved interviewing 4,000 Weeks: Time Management for Mortals author Oliver Burkeman about time management. Or rather, about embracing finitude and deciding to fail at what doesn't matter, so that you can really nail what does matter. Oliver's point is that life is absurdly short (roughly 4,000 weeks!) so it's important exercise some agency over what we choose to spend our time on.
What expert is the most unique in their field of study?
I think all our guests are unique but author and journalist Angela Garbes, best-selling writer of Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, sticks out as someone who's got an especially fresh take on the relationship between remote work life and family life. I loved her frank, humane way of explaining why caregiving work is so worthy of respect and dignity (not to mention policy change).
Learn more at remotely-curious.com, and listen to Episode 8 below.