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Designing your life 14 MIN, 14 SEC

When you hear the word "design," what comes to mind? Maybe something tangible like graphics, architecture, fashion, furniture and products. Or the virtual realm -- websites, apps and video games. But according to Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, there’s a less tangible problem that can be solved with "design thinking": your life. They’re authors of Designing Your Life, a book based on a course they teach at Stanford University.

Guests:
Bill Burnett, Stanford University (@wburnett)
Dave Evans, Stanford University / Electronic Arts

More:
Fast Company on the Stanford course 'Designing Your Life'
Five steps to help you to design your life
Read an excerpt from 'Designing Your Life'

Designing Your Life

Bill Burnett

Ghostland 14 MIN, 14 SEC

Haunted spaces have become a tourism bonanza, with ghost hunters and thrill-seekers traveling the world to wander through supposedly haunted houses, hotels, prisons and factories. But what are the ingredients of a building that feels spooky, and what do these stories tell us about our own cultural attitudes? Colin Dickey explores all this in his new book Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places.

Guests:
Colin Dickey, journalist and author (@colindickey)

More:
LA Times review of 'Ghostland'
'All Things Considered' interviews Colin Dickey
Read an excerpt from 'Ghostland'

Ghostland

Colin Dickey

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