Episode Date June 15, 2021
Featured Guest Ximena Vengoechea
Featured Book "Reclaiming Conversation" by Sherry Turkle

Episode Summary

Ximena Vengoechea reading from Sherry Turkle’s Reclaiming Conversation and discussing the essence of healthy communication.

There are times when I feel sad. My sadness is often accompanied by feelings of loneliness – I feel disconnected from people and what’s really vital in my life. Perhaps, you also experience this. Today’s guest is Ximena Vengoechea, someone with unique insights into connection. She works in the tech industry as a ‘user researcher,’ but this is not Ximena’s sole title; she is also an artist, a facilitator, and a writer. In this episode, she shares the essence of productive conversation and how to ensure that neither party is left feeling lonely.

Ximena reads two pages from ‘Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age’ by Sherry Turkle. [reading begins at 16:02]

Hear us talk about:

  • The importance of boredom. [21:12]
  • Navigating loneliness: “It’s hard to feel lonely when you feel understood and seen in a conversation.” [25:35]
  • Becoming someone that others listen to: “Conversations come with needs.” [28:04]

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Ximena Vengoechea book: Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection

Sherry Turkle | Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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