If you’ve never spent any time browsing the highly addictive Brain Pickings website, (otherwise known as Maria Popova’s masterfully curated ode to meaningful living), you should just do that now. Then sign up for her newsletter. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

After you do that, though– be sure to take a listen to this episode of the On Being podcast, where host Krista Tippett interviews Popova on the wisdom she’s gleaned from her past 11 years crafting  and curating her own personal “human-powered discovery engine for interestingness.” This interview is riveting and inspirational and illustrates everything I love about the human pursuit of a meaningful life. This one is guaranteed to leave you wanting more (both from the interview, and your life).


From the On Being website: She has called Brain Pickings, her invention and labor of love, a “human-powered discovery engine for interestingness.” What Maria Popova really delivers, to hundreds of thousands of people each day, is wisdom of the old-fashioned sort, presented in new-fashioned digital ways. She cross-pollinates — between philosophy and design, physics and poetry, the intellectual and the experiential. We explore her gleanings on what it means to lead a good life — intellectually, creatively, and spiritually.

Click here for a transcript of the interview or here to subscribe on On Being on iTunes.