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The Next Big Idea

Author: Wondery

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Think bigger. Create better. Live smarter. Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. Where do you even start? Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, THE NEXT BIG IDEA brings you the most groundbreaking ideas that have the power to change the way you live, work, and think. Each episode dives deep into one big idea through immersive storytelling, narration and curator interviews with the most interesting authors at work today.

6 Episodes
Conventional wisdom tells us that real joy comes from within: from exercise or meditation, acts of service or the way we look at the world—pretty much anything except material possessions.But author/designer Ingrid Fetell Lee has a different opinion. In her book, "Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness," Lee offers tangible evidence of the powerful relationship between the way we feel and the objects that surround us, and explains how we can harness that relationship to live healthier, happier lives.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Zip Recruiter — Try it for free at — To get a 30-day trial, visit — Go to and use the code BIGIDEA to get $100 off accessories
Our world is awash in code, and those zeroes and ones aren't as impersonal as you might think. In his new book, "Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World," journalist Clive Thompson provides an up-close look at the "invisible architects" of our digital age, revealing the ways they're shaping our society for better and worse.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Policy Genius — Go to to get quotes and apply in minutes.LinkedIn — Visit for a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit to launch your first campaign.Skillshare — Go to to start your two months now.
Stanford psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt has spent years studying how racial bias affects all of us — yes, all — in ways we don't realize. In her new book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do,” Eberhardt explains how bias shapes our perception, our decisions, and our culture. And what we can do about it.Support us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter — Try ZipRecruiter for free at Harvest — Go to and enter promo code BIGIDEA $25 off your first box
Nir Eyal’s last book, “Hooked,” taught Silicon Valley how to make addictive technology. In his new book, “Indistractable,” he gives you the tools to take back control of your attention and your life.Join the conversation at Get an additional 10% off with promo code PODCAST.Support us by supporting our sponsors!LinkedIn — Get a free $100 ad credit by going to — Visit or text BIGIDEA to 500500 to start your 30day Audible trialNative — For 20% off your first purchase, visit and use promo code BIGIDEA
You know Malcolm Gladwell's “10,000-Hour Rule.” But did you know that, according to David Epstein, it doesn't work? That's what Epstein argues in his new book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World.” In this episode, Malcom Gladwell talks with Epstein about why a broad range of experience in life is actually the best way to find success.Join the conversation at and get an additional 10% off with promo code PODCAST.Support us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter — Try ZipRecruiter for free at — For $20 off an Away suitcase, visit and use the promo code BIGIDEAQuartz — To get 50% off your first year membership, go to, click become a member, and enter the code BIGIDEA
The Next Big Idea premieres October 15th.
Comments (16)

Kathleen Fuller

It's a joy to listen to this! 😄

Nov 8th

phil desoyjeb

In a passing sentence you grossly mischaracterized the contents of the Google memo by James Damore indicating that you did not read it. How are we now supposed to take this podcast as credible?

Nov 7th

Nonya Business

Same old pyscobable crap I've heard in 1 format or another for 40 years. Far from the next big idea just a bunch of recycled obvious concepts "curated" by a "club" of people trying to sell books. Nothing remotely new or interesting here folks.

Nov 2nd

jesus avz


Nov 1st

Navya Acharya

mono ko

Oct 31st

Stijn Mannaerts

Funny. In the podcast the speaker says "like linked in, where there are no ads". 2 seconds later the podcast sponsor talk states "advertise on linked in now" 🤔🤭😉

Oct 30th


the host needs to stop saying 'right' while the guest is talking!

Oct 24th

Chathuraka Kannangara (CK)

thanks for this session. valuable stuff 👌

Oct 22nd

R man

i didnot understand

Oct 21st
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x kitten

Such a great episode

Oct 16th

Lucas Allen

too many ads and too culty with the self help stuff

Oct 16th
Reply (1)

Anindo De

This podcast really got me hooked. I hope this show include people from all spectrum like scientists, economist s, authors...

Oct 15th
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