Basketball, Happiness, And The Risk Of Misreading The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon (Ethan Strauss)

  
0:00
-1:03:03

For today's episode, I spoke with Ethan Strauss, a reporter at The Athletic and formerly ESPN. Ethan is working on a book about the Golden State Warriors which touches on the question of whether and to what extent professional success, even at the highest levels, brings lasting fulfillment. We discussed politics as well, and Ethan told me the story of the time he and the Aussie NBA center Andrew Bogut went to see Jordan Peterson in Los Angeles. We also talked about the time Kevin Durant got mad at him. (Overall, Ethan has better stories than I do.)

Singal-Minded Conversations is hosted by Fireside — the show’s URL is http://singalmindedconvos.fireside.fm, and you can go here to find this episode’s full show notes. If you enjoy the show, please consider subscribing on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotifyStitcherTuneIn, or your other podcatcher of choice. If you need an RSS feed, use this ‘official’ one, not the Substack one (it’s complicated, but the short version if that the Fireside RSS feed will get you the full show notes for each episode and ensure you keep getting each new one when it drops).

You can also become a Singal-Minded paid subscriber to help support the podcast:

Give a gift subscription