iProcrastinate Podcast
Why we procrastinate and what we can do about it.
Teenagers, Identity Crises and Procrastination What am I? Who am I? Not surprisingly, if you can't answer these questions, you're more likely to procrastinate. In this podcast, I review a recent study that explores how identity development is related to procrastination.
Direct download: PRG_podcast_016_2008.mp3
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Structured Procrastination: When all else fails I am working on this podcast as a way of not doing other things that I should be doing - reading final papers, editing manuscripts, writing a letter of reference - at least that's what John Perry would argue. This is the essence of his concept, structured procrastination. Perry, a professor of philosophy at Stanford University, will even sell you the t-shirt! Learn more about how structured procrastination may allow you to harness a liability to create an asset in your life. Get some tasks done while you're trying to avoid others.
Direct download: PRG_podcast_015_2008.mp3
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Existentialism and Procrastination (Part 2): Self-deception and Bad Faith Here is the second part of my thoughts on existentialism and procrastination with a focus on self-deception - "I'll feel more like doing this tomorrow." Sartre calls this bad faith as we try to escape our own freedom to choose. It's an inauthentic way of living. It certainly seems to describe chronic procrastination well.
Direct download: PRG_podcast_014_2008.mp3
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Existentialism and Procrastination (Part 1): The Anguish of Procrastination At the request of many listeners, I am presenting some thoughts on existentialism and procrastination. This podcast, the first of two parts, explores how the notion of "choice" is at the heart of existentialist thought and procrastination.
Direct download: PRG_podcast_013_2008.mp3
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Procrastination in the Workplace: An Interview with CareerJoy.com This podcast is a little different from the others. I am rebroadcasting an interview that I did with Alan Kearns of CareerJoy.com. Alan interviewed me last fall about procrastination in the workplace, and he published the podcast on the CareerJoy Web site. At his suggestion, I'm offering it to iProcrastinate Podcast listeners, as Alan and I covered a wide range of topics, some of which overlap with my topics in the previous podcasts. As you'll hear in this podcast, I'm using a new digital recorder, the Zoom H2, to make my recordings. I'm hoping that this technology will provide me with more flexibility so that I can use spare moments to create more episodes (life continues to be hectically busy!). Feedback would be welcome regarding the recording quality, sound volume, etc.
Direct download: PRG_podcast_012_2008.mp3
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