Stuffocation

Oct 1, 2015

Thursday, we’re talking about your “stuff” and whether it makes you happy. The writer and futurist James Wallman says that over the 20th century we moved from a problem of scarcity to a problem of “stuffocation.” It’s that overwhelmed feeling when you open your bursting closet or walk into a room stacked with belongings. Wallman argues that we’re reaching a tipping point though, and he joins Doug to explain how more people are focusing on what they do rather than what they have to bring them joy.

James Wallman is a writer, journalist and futurist. His book is called Stuffocation: How We've Had Enough of Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever [Indiebound|Amazon]. You can also visit him at stuffocation.org