Episode 15: Nick Riggle
Nick Riggle is a writer, skater and philosophy professor. His first book—On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck—comes out with Penguin Books on September 19. He teaches philosophy at the University of San Diego, and he's currently writing a novel about a beard and a philosophy book about YOLO.
Discussed In This Episode
What it is to be awesome (and to suck). The messy work of writing clearly. Writing as refuge. Staying in touch with the value of what you're doing. Antonyms. Restructuring. Writing your way to a theory. Hi-Phi Nation and philosophy through storytelling. "I am a motivational opportunist." YOLO, skating and talking facial hair. Creative dissatisfaction. "Why shouldn't a novel have a theme song?" Time. Lots of time.
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