Languishing, WHO air quality report, Favorite board games

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We talk to the author of a new book on the feeling of languishing, we learn more about the concerns arising from a World Health Organization report on air quality, and we ask Central Time listeners to share their favorite board games and card games.

Featured in this Episode

  • How to go from languishing to flourishing

    Do you feel empty, unmotivated, mentally weary, just kind of… meh, about life? If so, you’re not alone. It’s called languishing, and there is a way out—a path to flourishing. We talk to the author of the new book, Languishing: How to Feel Alive Again in a World That Wears Us Down.

  • The problems with our air quality and how to improve them

    The World Health Organization put out a new report on air quality. We explore what it revealed and how we can make our air more clean.

  • Best board games and card games

    We ask listeners of Central Time to call in and share their favorite board games and card games for chilly, grey days.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Corey Keyes Guest
  • Gaige Kerr Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director