The Case for Boredom

Hour 1: Is boredom an important part of human existence? If so, why is it almost universally accepted that being bored is a bad thing? We’ll talk this hour with Peter Toohey, Professor of Classics at the University of Calgary, who argues for the great benefits of being bored in his new book “Boredom: A Lively History” (Yale, 2011).

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