ON WISDOM Podcast – World After Covid series: Wisdom for Now (Part II) – What’s important, Living in the moment, Social connectedness, and Shared humanity

The On Wisdom podcast features a social-cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discussing the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom. Igor Grossmann runs the Wisdom & Culture Lab at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Charles Cassidy runs the Evidence-Based Wisdom project in London, UK. The podcast thrives on a diet of freewheeling conversation on wisdom and decision-making, and includes regular guests spots with leading behavioural scientists from the field of wisdom research and beyond. Welcome to The On Wisdom Podcast.


Welcome to the World After Covid series of the On Wisdom Podcast, with Igor Grossmann and Charles Cassidy, in collaboration with the World After Covid project. You’ll be hearing insights and forecasts from some of the world’s leading thinkers on what our post-pandemic world may look like, for good and for bad, and what kinds of wisdom may best help us navigate this new world.


What one piece of wisdom is important to give to people now to help them make it through the pandemic?

Igor and Charles share and discuss responses given to this critical question by 57 of the world’s leading behavioral and social scientists, collected as part of the World After Covid project. Each episode, four responses are selected. This time, the conversation covers themes of what’s important, living in the moment, social connectedness, and shared humanity in the midst of the pandemic.

Yukiko Ushida, Professor of Social and Cultural Psychology at the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Greater Good Science Center
Wendy Mendes, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco
Michael Bond, Cross-cultural Social Psychologist

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