#20 - Inflation, Mark 'Metaberg' and why philosophy is like athletics | Curio

#20 - Inflation, Mark 'Metaberg' and why philosophy is like athletics

33 mins | Nov 19, 2021

Your audio magazine curated by Ryan Broderick to help you sail into the weekend. We begin by reflecting on the flurry of announcements at the COP26 climate summit, which ended last week. Then we head into the Features section with a rational, cool-headed explainer about inflation, which might help you feel a little more comforted about the cost of living. Next, you've all probably heard of Meta by now. If you haven't, it's what Facebook is calling itself as it announced its commitment to bring forward the metaverse. We have a tongue-in-cheek guide on what this new virtual world is. Finally, it was World Philosophy Day this past week, so we reflect on how the ancient Greek stoic Epictetus saw athletes as the archetype of self-improvement. 00:00:19 - Section 1 - Weekly Roundup 00:01:09 - Section 2 - Features - Vox 00:17:18 - Section 3 - Conversation Starters - Financial Times & Psyche Magazine

publisher logo

From The Weekend Edit

Read along