Podcast 16/52 – on courage

Until now I’ve given you recommendations from the One you feed, On Being, RSA, Invisibilia (from NPR), Good Life Project, Peak Prosperity and London Real. Today I give you a new podcast in this Sunday podcast tip-series of mine.

A while ago I discovered the TED radio hour on NPR. It’s an hour long radio show, where they find four TED Talks that have a common theme, and make it all into great radio. I’ve been listening to a few episodes lately. Several of them are now on my tip-list in Evernote, where I keep track of the podcasts I’ve already recommended and the ones I want to recommend.

BoldomaticPost_Do-you-notice-the-small-actsOne of the episodes is on courage, and that’s a word and a concept that I think a lot about. What is courage? What makes people act courageously? Here are four takes on courage, from the ability to speak up, to work in war zones, to risk ones life by taking a stand for justice and by simply being a transparent physician and urging others to do the same. Four stories well worth listening to, I know I’m gonna check out the full TED Talks as well, that’s for sure!

And it makes me even more fascinated about the concept of courage. Spotting the grand gestures, the blatantly obvious courageous acts that make the headlines, that’s easy. No wonder we do that. Being easy to spot, they become the talk of the town.

But do I spot the small acts of courage, the ones I’m surrounded with on a daily basis?

This blog post, number 50 of 100, is a part of the #blogg100 challenge currently running in Sweden

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