In this episode Chris chats to Professor Tim Kasser about his book Hyper Capitalism. They explore the difference between buying and consuming, the negative effects that materialism has on our long term wellbeing and marketing in our consumer society. If spending money on materialistic values doesn't make us happy, what we can do to increase our wellbeing?
When Kurt Cobain was growing up in the Pacific Northwest, he lived on the edges of society. He was a grungy independent music kid, and his currency of coolness would have been finding records that nobody else had heard of, and then sharing them with his friends. He formed the band Nirvana out of a [...]