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Wild with Sarah Wilson
Wild with Sarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson chats wild ideas for a fired up life.The multi-New York Times bestselling author, activist, minimalist and former news journalist who... more

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AMA: Sarah, what's your take on dating apps?

OK, this week is a kind of personal and also sociological muse-fest (from someone who's been on ALL the apps... more

20 Jun 2024 · 29 minutes
FRANK OSTASESKI: How to live fully when it feels like so much is dying

Frank Ostaseski (Buddhist; end-of-life teacher; elder) helps people die best. He has accompanied over 1,000 people through the dying process... more

18 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
AMA: BONUS menopause questions answered, plus my BIG announcement

I need to give everyone here a bunch of updates…Plus, the BONUS video episode I promised with Dr Louise Newson... more

13 Jun 2024 · 15 minutes
DR LOUISE NEWSON: A wild chat about menopause

Dr Louise Newson (British GP; hormone specialist) is regarded as the “medic who kickstarted the menopause revolution”. For two decades women have... more

11 Jun 2024 · 57 minutes
AMA: What is the best gear to pack for a minimalist camping trip?

Today’s question is one I always love answering…what do I stuff into my backpack, and what backpack do I actually... more

06 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
PARAG KHANNA: Where should we move to as climate collapses?

Parag Khanna (climate migration expert; AI founder) is a global strategist who forecasts human movement around the world and has... more

04 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
AMA: What is hypergamy? And explain why older women are dating younger men

In today’s AMA, I cover an intriguing phenomenon in male-female dynamics playing out in the dark, twisted underworld that is... more

30 May 2024 · 25 minutes
OLIVIA LAZARD: The big fat renewable energy blindspot NO ONE wants to talk about

Olivia Lazard (peace mediator; rare minerals expert) exposes missing chunks in the “green” energy transition that many of us assume... more

28 May 2024 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
AMA: Is it doomist to talk about civilisational collapse?

A cracking Ask Me Anything question this week that gives us a chance to talk about crazy-making tech bros and... more

23 May 2024 · 16 minutes
KATE RAWORTH: Doughnut economics as the antidote to “death by growth”

Kate Raworth (“renegade” economist; inventor of the “doughnut” systems model) has one of the most dynamic and controversial theories for... more

21 May 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
AMA: How do you manage information overload PLUS should white women activists get out of the arena?

On today's AMA, I share my hacks and my “mindset” for sifting through, retaining and managing all the data inflow... more

02 May 2024 · 28 minutes
JOHANN HARI: Is Ozempic a miracle drug or something darker?

Johann Hari (bestselling author Stolen Focus and Lost Connections) has written another system-rattling book, this time about the new weight... more

30 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
AMA: How do you plan your life financially in a collapsing world? Do you bother?

As we become aware of climate collapse and its ripple effect on the financial and energy systems, and as houses... more

25 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
ANNABEL ABBS: The subversive, creative upside of insomnia (oh joy!)

Annabel Abbs (English novelist; author of Sleepless) was crippled with insomnia. Rather than fight it she looked for its productive... more

23 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The “Uncles” climate case that could change EVERYTHING

Isabelle Reinecke (founder Grata Fund) is leading a super exciting landmark legal case that could force the Australian Government to... more

18 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
ANNA FUNDER: On Wifedom (and calling out Orwellian “doublethink”)

Anna Funder (international bestselling author of Wifedom) pens books about power. She is the author of the international bestsellers Stasiland, about the Stasi, which... more

16 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
A FUN BACKSTORY: Because I promised it…

In last week’s interview with a Palestinian and an Israeli Father, I promised to share how we met, a story... more

11 Apr 2024 · 11 minutes
HELEN LEWIS: A heterodox update from TERF island

Helen Lewis (The Atlantic columnist, BBC podcaster, pop culture decoder) has become a darling of the heterodox podcasting community (and... more

09 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
A PALESTINIAN AND AN ISRAELI FATHER: “We must all stop being victims; victimhood causes the violence!”

Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan (peace activists with Parent’s Circle) are the two protagonists from Colum McCann’s Booker-Prize-longlisted book Apeirogon. Both lost their... more

04 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
LIV BOEREE: Explaining Moloch, the mysterious game theory force breaking the world (plus a fix!)

Liv Boeree (world poker champion; astrophysicist; game theorist) is on a mission to explain why we are all trapped in... more

26 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
AMA: How do you, Sarah, deal with a broken heart?

Substack subscribers have posed some beautiful thought-provoking questions this week. Do I suffer from a broken heart and how do... more

21 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
PROF JOEL PEARSON: Gut feeling is (scientifically) real; this is how to use it

Prof. Joel Pearson (Neuroscientist; AI and intuition expert) developed the first scientific test to measure intuition, dragging it out of... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
PETER FRANKOPAN: How climate collapsed civilisations (and will it ours?)

Peter Frankopan (Silk Roads author, Oxford historian) has just written a mega-history book called The Earth Transformed that reframes human history... more

12 Mar 2024 · 53 minutes
AMA with a Palestinian peace broker: What should we be doing to help, not hinder, the crisis? Does posting on social media do ANYTHING?

Today’s question has come in from many of you over recent weeks. It’s an important one to ask as we... more

07 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
KELLY WEINERSMITH: Why settling Mars is a really dumb idea

Dr Kelly Weinersmith (behavioural ecologist and space expert) and her husband Zach have just spent four years researching a subject... more

05 Mar 2024 · 55 minutes
DEVIN MOSS: An atheist death row chaplain on how to die without God

Devin Moss (atheist chaplain and humanist) late last year ministered a convicted murderer to his death by execution in the... more

27 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
AMA: Do we create art in the apocalypse?

I’ve been doing a bunch of Substack meetups around Australia over the past few weeks (the Sydney and Northern NSW... more

22 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
MAGGIE JACKSON: Why “not knowing” is 2024’s survival superpower

Maggie Jackson (award-winning author and journalist) has just written a book - Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure –... more

20 Feb 2024 · 1 hour,
AMA: Why does hiking “work”?

More than 43,000 studies have been done to show how and why walking in nature (hiking) has so many mental... more

15 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
MAGGIE DENT: What to do about boys (‘cos you asked)

Maggie Dent (the “queen of common sense”;  parenting expert) raised four sons, largely solo, and went on to write about her... more

13 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
AMA: Why are girls flocking Left and boys are flopping Right?

Did you see the results of the survey published in the Financial Times that showed there is a growing political... more

08 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN: Exposing the Ultra-Processed Food Trap

Chris van Tulleken (doctor, TV host) is a London infectious diseases specialist known for his popular BBC health TV programs that... more

06 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
AMA: Do you regret not having kids?

A quick, breezy episode that talks about how to navigate decision-making regret, honing in on landing in one's post-repro years... more

02 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
ALAIN DE BOTTON: A philosophical fix for anxiety

Alain de Botton (School of Life founder; author) has written 15 books about the philosophy of living – such as... more

30 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
BEST OF: BEAU MILES: How to be a backyard adventurer

Over the Australian summer, I’ve been picking out some cracker eps that you might have missed or would benefit from... more

23 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
BEST OF: TIM BROWN: Sarah’s interview with her meditation teacher

Wild is having a bit of a break as the New Year gets started and we’ll be running a bunch... more

16 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
BEST OF: JULIA CAMERON: How to live the artist's way

Wild is having a break for a few weeks as the New Year gets started and we’ll be running a... more

09 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
BEST OF: AZIZ ABU SARAH: A radical Palestinian peace broker on how to solve wicked conflicts

Wild will be taking a pause for a few weeks over the summer period and we’ll be running a bunch of... more

26 Dec 2023 · 56 minutes
BEST OF: BAYO AKOMOLAFE: The times are urgent, let’s slow down and become a fugitive

Wild will be taking a pause for a few weeks over the summer period and we’ll be running a bunch of... more

19 Dec 2023 · 49 minutes
BEST OF: DAN BUETTNER: Sarah chats with her friend about all things Blue Zones

Wild will be taking a pause for a few weeks over the summer period and we’ll be running a bunch of... more

12 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
DAVID BROOKS: How to be humanist in cruel times

David Brooks (New York Times columnist; best-selling author) is both one of America’s best-known conservative commentators and one of its... more

05 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes

Recently I was interviewed on the popular British podcast A Life More Wild which interviews prominent (mostly British) folk about... more

30 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
HANNAH BARNES: We need to think through the transgender kids debate

Hannah Barnes (BBC journalist; exposed the “Tavistock Clinic” scandal) has become the somewhat reluctant global voice on the raging child... more

28 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
AMA: How should I (ethically) do a massive clean-out (to "Kondo" or to "Wilson”)?

In this episode of Ask Me Anything I answer three questions: How should I do the massive cleanout of my life... more

23 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
CONNOR BEATON: The confronting reason why men watch porn

Connor Beaton (men’s coach, porn addict mentor) helps men face their shadows. The US author and podcaster has coached thousands... more

21 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
AMA: My climate activist son needs your help!

This week’s question comes from concerned mum Emma, but it’s one that is cropping up a lot - What to... more

16 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
PAUL HAWKEN: We’re ending the climate crisis in one generation

Paul Hawken (Project Drawdown founder) is the climate activist who, for decades, has shown us how we can *actually* make... more

14 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
BONUS EP: Sarah + Oliver Burkeman chatting on Intelligence Squared

Figured many of you here would like to hear the conversation I had recently with Oliver Burkeman, author of Four... more

09 Nov 2023 · 1 hour,
MARGARET WHEATLEY: An episode on civilization collapse (warning: truly confronting)

Margaret (Meg) Wheatley (collapse theorist, global leadership consultant) is something of a legend in her field. She has worked for 50 years helping... more

07 Nov 2023 · 50 minutes
AMA: How do you make your podcast?

This week’s question comes from long-time reader, frequent and generous commenter Kei Ikeda, but it’s one I’ve been asked a few... more

02 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
ANAND GIRIDHARADAS: How to persuade people in a polarised world

Like many of us, Anand Giridharadas (American political commentator, bestselling author) despaired how the world had become stuck in a fractured... more

31 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
BONUS EP: Sarah + Berry Liberman talk Sensemaking in the Metacrisis

For something a bit different this week, I’m posting an important conversation I had a few days ago via the... more

26 Oct 2023 · 54 minutes
TRACEY SPICER: AI is the new frontier of feminism!

There are many ways to challenge the AI juggernaut that has been unleashed on the world, but Tracey Spicer (multi-Walkley... more

24 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
AMA: Sarah, What do you think of marriage?

Continuing with this new weekly format, each week I’m answering a hoary question from my Substack community (you can join... more

19 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
ANNIE MURPHY PAUL: We don’t think with our brains, we think with the world!

Annie Murphy Paul (US science writer and author of The Extended Mind) recently came out with a bold theory about... more

17 Oct 2023 · 47 minutes
AMA: Sarah, why did you move away from Australia?

News! Sarah is now answering your questions.No fanfare here…I’m just launching into this by announcing I’ll publish an extra 10-15... more

12 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
MISSY SIMS: The TikTok star suing Big Oil

Missy Sims (TikToker, Republican, lawyer taking down Fossil Fuel companies) could be described as the modern-day Erin Brockovich. Late last... more

10 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
NATE HAGENS: On the “Great Simplification”

Nate Hagens (mindblowing energy futurist) was working on Wall Street when he realised…we don’t have enough energy to fund the... more

03 Oct 2023 · 52 minutes
ADAM MASTROIANNI: Do we need to make the world great (and kinder) again?

Adam Mastroianni (experimental psychologist, Substacker) recently published a study in Nature that hit headlines. The paper, co-published with happiness expert Daniel Gilbert, demonstrated... more

26 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
EMILY M. BENDER: AI won’t kill us any time soon (don’t believe the bro’ hype!)

Emily M. Bender (ChatGPT expert) is a linguist, a scholar of the societal impact of language AI and a professor at the University... more

19 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
IAN LESLIE: Why your future depends on getting curious

Ian Leslie (British journalist, curiosity expert) is worried the world has become too fixated on absolutes and predictability just as... more

12 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
DR GLADYS MCGAREY: “I’m 102, here’s how to spend your energy wildly”

Dr Gladys McGarey (102 years old, founder of the “holistic” medicine movement) has lived a big, wild life and joins... more

05 Sep 2023 · 46 minutes
JONATHAN ROWSON: Welcome to the “metacrisis”. Now what?

Jonathan Rowson (chess Grandmaster, metamodernist philosopher) is one of Britain’s biggest minds and I have invited him onto Wild to... more

29 Aug 2023 · 1 hour,
GAYA HERRINGTON: Complete global collapse by 2040? The prediction is “right on track”...

Gaya Herrington (Club of Rome adviser, “global collapse” expert) hit headlines when she showed that a world-stopping 1972 MIT study... more

22 Aug 2023 · 53 minutes
LUKE BURGIS: How humans “want”: Mimetic desire explained

Luke Burgis (ethical entrepreneur, mimetic desire expert) reckons none of us knows what we want. We like to think we... more

15 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
CLANCY MARTIN: How not to kill yourself

Clancy Martin (professor of philosophy, multiple suicide survivor) has tried – unsuccessfully, obviously – to depart this mortal coil a... more

08 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
SUSAN NEIMAN: Left is not woke!

Susan Neiman (world-leading moral philosopher, socialist, Einstein Forum director) joins me to clear up a wholly frustrating and destructive dialogue... more

01 Aug 2023 · 47 minutes
FRANCES HAUGEN: In which I speak to the Facebook whistleblower

Frances Haugen (globally renowned whistleblower, author of The Power of One) singlehandedly created social media’s Big Tobacco moment. In 2021,... more

27 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
PICO IYER: The spiritual case for travel

Pico Iyer (bestselling travel writer; author of The Art of Stillness; Leonard Cohen’s close mate) studies the paradox of our... more

20 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
TYSON YUNKAPORTA: Indigenous knowledge can save the world!

Tyson Yunkaporta (Indigenous knowledge expert and renegade) is an Aboriginal scholar and founder of the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lab at... more

13 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
WILL STORR: How to play the status game (a fresh way to fix the world!)

Will Storr (award-winning UK journalist and author) writes about humans in fun ways, and goes to lengths to do this,... more

06 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
TIM WINTON: On wild colonial boys + Big Daddy Gas

Tim Winton (author + climate activist) is a four-time winner of Australia’s most prominent literary award, the Miles Franklin, several... more

30 May 2023 · 48 minutes
INGRID NEWKIRK: The PETA founder challenges my meat eating

Ingrid Newkirk (founder of PETA, radical stuntwoman) is one of the most controversial – and wild - humans on the... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour,
GENEVIEVE BELL: Will AI wipe out humanity?

Genevieve Bell (“superstar” Silicon Valley futurist, cybernetician) is possibly the world’s best-placed human to tell us what the future of... more

16 May 2023 · 54 minutes
ROY BAUMEISTER: How the female orgasm shapes the world

Roy Baumeister (infamous willpower psychologist + NYT bestseller) ​is one of the world’s most prolific and influential psychologists. He has published... more

09 May 2023 · 52 minutes
THOMAS MAYO: The beautifully wild Voice to Parliament, explained

Thomas Mayo (maritime union worker, author, official advocate for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament) joins me to answer your questions... more

02 May 2023 · 47 minutes
ANGELA SAINI: How men came to rule the world

Angela Saini (One of the “World’s Top 50 Thinkers”, a leading UK Science Journalist + Author) is a misinformation expert... more

25 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
ETHAN KROSS: How to tame your head chatter

Ethan Kross (University of Michigan neuroscientist, author of bestseller Chatter) is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the... more

18 Apr 2023 · 42 minutes
BO SEO: How to fix polarization? By disagreeing…more!

Bo Seo (world champion debater, author of Good Arguments) knows how to argue really very well. The Australian immigrant, now... more

11 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
MARCUS BUCKINGHAM: What do the “happiest women in the world” get right? They tilt!

Marcus Buckingham (British pop trend researcher, New York Times bestselling author of Standout Strengths) has researched the paradox of female... more

04 Apr 2023 · 49 minutes
STEPHEN JENKINSON: How to die well

Stephen Jenkinson (Harvard-trained theologian, activist and elder) is an expert in dying. During his 20 years working in “the death... more

28 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF: Navigating the sad “Mindset” of the billionaire tech bros

Douglas Rushkoff (author, cyberpunk OG (!) and documentarian) is named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT,... more

21 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
DR MICHAEL E MANN: There is a new climate war and you need to get armed

Dr Michael E. Mann (super notorious climate scientist; El Niño expert) is a Presidential Distinguished Professor of Earth & Environmental... more

14 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
MARGARET ATWOOD: The Doyenne of Dystopia turns to creating climate utopias

Margaret Atwood is best known for her mega-bestselling dystopian fiction, including the Booker Prize-winning novels “The Blind Assassin” and “The... more

07 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
HELEN LEWIS: On slaying Jordan Peterson + declining Andrew Tate

Helen Lewis (internet famous for her GQ interview with Jordan Peterson, pop culture expert) is a British journalist, BBC broadcaster... more

28 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
REBECCA GIBLIN: Chokepoint capitalism is screwing creatives…and you!

Rebecca Giblin (author Chokepoint Capitalism, media academic) joins me to explain how the Big Tech squillionaires are choking creatives –... more

21 Feb 2023 · 48 minutes
NICK RIGGLE: A philosophical case for being awesome

Nick Riggle (Ex-pro skater, philosophy professor at the University of California, YOLO expert) has become known for dissecting contemporary phenomena... more

14 Feb 2023 · 45 minutes
DR SIMON LONGSTAFF: The world needs ethical heroes (here’s how to be one)

Dr Simon Longstaff (Philosopher, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, The Ethics Centre) is one of Australia’s most ethical thinkers. He mindfully... more

08 Feb 2023 · 44 minutes
YAEL STONE: On loving the messiness of wokism and being wrong

Yael Stone (Star of Orange is the New Black, Founder of Hi Neighbour, Climate Activist) and I have been IG... more

01 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
BEST OF: TIM BROWN. This chat with my meditation teacher is one of the most

It’s the time of year when we all need some inspiring, expansive perspectives and I reckon this chat with Tim,... more

24 Jan 2023 · 46 minutes
BEST OF: OLIVER BURKEMAN. Because his 4000 weeks theory became very hot.

This interview got a lot of (shocked!) feedback, so I figured I’d run it again as we start thinking about... more

17 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
BEST OF: DR JILL BOLTE TAYLOR. Learning to live in the right brain – possibly the best New Year hack ever.

I discovered Jill's story in her viral TED Talk from 2008 (it became the most-watched TED talk ever!) in which... more

10 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
BEST OF: DAVID POCOCK. Want to know more about the Australian Senator making waves in Canberra?

He was the captain of the Wallabies, the only Australian player to be included in World Rugby's team of the... more

03 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
BEST OF: SIA.The chat where I make the artist cry.

Sia is one of the most gifted and wild creatives on the planet, best known for the hundreds of hit... more

27 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
I FOUND MAMMOTH DUDE: Special episode

I share a glorious, wild, life-affirming story in this special episode. Some of you might have read my book This... more

20 Dec 2022 · 38 minutes
AZIZ ABU SARAH: A radical Palestinian peace broker on how to solve wicked conflicts

How to find peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in one podcast episode? Ha! You 210% can’t. But if there is... more

13 Dec 2022 · 55 minutes
SETH GODIN: Ratcheting up the climate fight...with capitalism!

Seth Godin never does anything the normal way. The prolific marketing guru and disrupter joins us here on Wild for... more

06 Dec 2022 · 48 minutes
BAYO AKOMOLAFE: The times are urgent, let’s slow down and become a fugitive

This week’s guest will “shock you into noticing the world differently.” The glorious Bayo Akomolafe is a Nigerian-born Yoruba poet, author... more

29 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
HOLDEN KARNOFSKY: The most important century is now. Blimey

This episode continues the fascinating-slash-frightening journey I’ve been on with you, to understand what we should prioritise as we face... more

22 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
CLARE PRESS: There is no such thing as sustainable fashion. Now what?

The fashion industry produces 20% of global wastewater and more carbon emissions than ALL international flights and ALL maritime shipping... more

15 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
JENNIFER ROBINSON: Public educated kids speak out!

There’s a young Australian human rights lawyer and barrister who has been at the centre of the most era-defining legal... more

08 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
BEAU MILES: become a backyard adventurer.

We crave adventure to break up the ho-hum of our everyday lives. But busting ruts doesn’t have to be all... more

01 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
KIERAN SETIYA: How to love living a hard life

Life is hard. And yet so much of contemporary life compels us to fight this fundamental reality. We are meant... more

25 Oct 2022 · 54 minutes
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON: The greatest living sci-fi author goes hiking

He is regarded as the greatest science fiction writer alive and his most recent book, set in the climate catastrophe-wracked... more

18 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
MATT BROWNE: The rise of the bro-caster guru (it’s a thing!)

Do you listen to Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Joe Rogan, Russell Brand or maybe a bit of Lex Freidman? They... more

11 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
MARY ANN SIEGHART: Smash the authority gap!

There is a massive “authority gap” that exists in the world today, where women are taken way less seriously than... more

04 Oct 2022 · 47 minutes
ELISE BOHAN: Ah shit, transhumanism….

What if we could bioengineer our bodies to live forever, would we and should we? What if we could avoid... more

27 Sep 2022 · 55 minutes
JOELLE GERGIS: How an IPCC lead author does climate grief

You know the latest IPCC* Assessment Report? The one that came out at the end of 2021 that the UN... more

20 Sep 2022 · 48 minutes
JOSH SZEPS: In which the Joe Rogan regular interviews ME!

Right, we’re doing something different this episode. Uber-talented radio/TV/podcast host and contrarian Josh Szeps has me on his Uncomfortable Conversations... more

13 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
A.C. GRAYLING: How to have your own life philosophy

If only we all learned to think more we might solve the problems of the world. This is a thesis... more

06 Sep 2022 · 51 minutes
ANDREW QUILTY: “I chose to live in a war zone” (possibly the most intimate pod chat so far)

This episode is an intense one. It’s with multi-Walkley Award-winning Australian photographer Andrew Quilty who has spent the past eight... more

30 Aug 2022 · 45 minutes
MARK O’CONNELL: Meet the apocalypse preppers

In exclusive pockets around the world rich, white (mostly) men are prepping for end times. They are hoarding resources and... more

23 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
WILLIAM MACASKILL: On “longtermism” and moral responsibility

Our existential risk – the probability that we could wipe ourselves out due to AI, bio-engineering, nuclear war, climate change,... more

16 Aug 2022 · 51 minutes
ROB HENDERSON: Woke “luxury beliefs” are the new Birkins and Bentleys

The wealthy elite once signalled their status with expensive handbags and super yachts. Now they do it with what Rob... more

09 Aug 2022 · 51 minutes
Ask Me Anything: In which British National Treasure Melissa Hemsley fires your questions at me

Breaking things up a bit this episode with an AMA from London where I'm staying with my good friend Melissa... more

02 Aug 2022 · 41 minutes
KATHERINE MAY: The power of “Wintering”

Wintering is the process of resting and withdrawing in dark, or fallow, periods, respecting the rhythm of the cycles of... more

26 Jul 2022 · 46 minutes
DAVID FULLER: Sensemaking 101

We can’t make sense of the world anymore, right? How can we when our leaders lie, the media publishes non-truths,... more

19 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
DAVID WALLACE-WELLS: “The climate crisis might not be as bad as we thought” (a slight retraction)

He famously wrote the New York magazine essay that told us “it is worse, much worse than you think” and... more

12 Jul 2022 · 53 minutes
KYLIE MOORE-GILBERT: How to survive 804 days captured and tortured by Iranian militants

She spent two years and three months in a brutal Iranian prison. In solitary confinement for half of it. For... more

05 Jul 2022 · 51 minutes
JOSEPH HENRICH: You are weird! Here’s the scientist who can explain why

I really love the wild theory we explore in this episode. About 1500 years ago some obscure Catholic pope declared... more

30 Jun 2022 · 37 minutes
LECH BLAINE: The death of "blokes" (strap in for this one!)

I have been wanting to talk blokedom for a very long time: How and why it defines so much about... more

21 Jun 2022 · 46 minutes
JULIA CAMERON: How to live the artist's way

In 1992 Julia Cameron published a book that saw the whole world (it seemed) suddenly writing "morning pages", these free-from... more

14 Jun 2022 · 40 minutes
PROF GEORGE PAXINOS: Are our brains "good" enough to save the planet?

In this brain-bending ep we explore this wild idea: are there good brains and can we find a way to... more

07 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
SHEENA IYENGAR: How to choose the best option

Sheena Iyengar’s The Art of Choosing – the book and the wildly popular TED talk – posits a profoundly paradoxical... more

31 May 2022 · 49 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 12, Last thoughts…with Betoota Advocate

THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 12, Last thoughts…with Betoota AdvocateIt's been a wild ride but here ends our journey together. Wendell... more

19 May 2022 · 53 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 11, Why we must vote for a First Nations Voice, with Prof Megan Davis

For 15 years, successive governments have kicked the Indigenous Voice to Parliament can down the road. A referendum to enshrine... more

16 May 2022 · 32 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 10, How will a hung Parliament work? Will it be chaos? Tony Windsor sets us straight

It’s looking very possible that this election will result in a hung parliament, where one of the parties must form... more

12 May 2022 · 32 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 9, Who has the best policies for women with Jane Caro and CheekMedia's Kristen Perissinotto

Australia has become a country with one of the worst records for gender equality in the world. A picture worsened... more

10 May 2022 · 37 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 8, How to #voteclimate, with Richie Merzian

Climate is the #1 issue this election for Australian voters. And yet politicians are making a meal of it and... more

08 May 2022 · 32 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 7, A dead simple guide to voting (tag and share!)

Here, all your granular questions about voting answered in one spot. A great 101 for first timers or a primer... more

05 May 2022 · 38 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 6, What if Anthony Albanese becomes PM? with Karen Middleton

Who is “Albo"? The Labor leader has been in politics for 26 years and yet many Australians struggle to name... more

04 May 2022 · 47 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 5, Who *actually* is Scott Morrison? Sean Kelly explains

There’s a lot we don’t know about our current Prime Minister. And what we do know - daggy dad, makes... more

01 May 2022 · 35 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 4, Things have got dodgy, we need an ICAC with teeth, with Mike Seccombe

On today’s ep we pull apart the corruption, lies, the removal and defunding of crucial bodies that hold governments to... more

28 Apr 2022 · 29 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP3, So what are these independents about, with Grattan Institute CEO Danielle Wood

This is where things get a bit fun! And, actually, this episode explains WHY i decided to do this election... more

26 Apr 2022 · 36 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: EP 2, You’re not imagining it, things have got pretty bad... with Jan Fran and Zara Seidler

In this episode, we lay out where things are at as we head into the election campaign proper. Consider it... more

24 Apr 2022 · 32 minutes
THIS WILD ELECTION: Ep 1, I’m doing an election mini-series for everyone who gives a sh*t about where Australia is heading!

Yep, a one-stop pod that shows how we can make our vote count toward a more caring, humane, vibrant Australia... more

21 Apr 2022 · 18 minutes
SARA NESS: How to “win" difficult conversations

Frankly, if the world needs anything right now it's better, more authentic, and discerning communication. In so many ways we seem... more

05 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
PETE DAVIS: A scientific (and spiritual) case to quit flaking... and commit already!

It's time to give a shit. To fire up. To say yes — and mean it. Whether you're endlessly scrolling... more

31 Mar 2022 · 47 minutes
JASON HICKEL: Degrowth economics! It’s wild, it could save us…

Economic anthropologist Jason Hickel is possibly the leading voice in the degrowth movement that's bubbling about the place. Heard of... more

22 Mar 2022 · 50 minutes
PETER SINGER: How much should you be giving to charity to be a 'good person'?

The 'world's most influential philosopher' loves to whack us around the head with our own morality. Aussie-born Peter Singer, the guy... more

14 Mar 2022 · 50 minutes
JOHANN HARI: THIS is why you're finding the world too much

Author, Johann Hari reckons our ability to focus didn't just disappear — it was stolen! This is a crisis and... more

08 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
AMY REMEIKIS: Decodes the sexual violence clusterf*** in Parliament House

Political reporter for The Guardian and sexual assault survivor Amy Remeikis joins me for International Women's Day to give an... more

01 Mar 2022 · 43 minutes
BRIAN KLASS: Why so many leaders in 2022 are dodgy, awful humans

Leading international political scientist Brian Klass answers the Big Questions we're all asking: Why does it seem everyone in charge... more

22 Feb 2022 · 44 minutes
SISTER HELEN PREJEAN: The radical (!) nun who wrote ‘Dead Man Walking’

Meet the 82-year-old radical Catholic nun who's the most prominent campaigner against the death penalty in the US. Sister Helen... more

15 Feb 2022 · 47 minutes
BONUS EPISODE 3: Tips and guided meditation for anxiety

This is the third in a series of bonus episodes of Wild for the holiday period, as inspired by my... more

25 Jan 2022 · 19 minutes
BONUS EPISODE 2: How to do a morning routine plus a guided meditation

Ahead of season 3 of Wild, here's another bonus episode for the holiday period, a time we tend to reserve... more

18 Jan 2022 · 17 minutes
BONUS EPISODE 1: Tips and guided meditation for travel

Before we launch season 3 of Wild, here's a few bonus episodes for over the holiday period.They're inspired by my... more

11 Jan 2022 · 15 minutes
Wild with Sarah Wilson, season 3 announcement

Wild is returning for season 3 February 2022, until then:Follow Wild with Sarah Wilson: https://podfollow.com/1548626341 Find out more about Sarah... more

28 Dec 2021 · 1 minute
EMILY ATKIN: The best case ever for climate rage!

Emily Atkin is America's foremost climate journalist and founder of the Heated newsletter, awarded Best Environmental Journalism of 2020.. I remember... more

21 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
DAN BUETTNER: The Blue Zones guy shows us the trick to adding 10 years to our lives

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times-bestselling author. He holds three Guinness records for various ludicrous... more

14 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
ABBIE CHATFIELD: Millennial feminism, a mind blowing introduction.

Have you heard Abbie Chatfield let rip? You must. The 26-year-old is a reality TV star and vibrator saleswoman with... more

07 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
FEARNE COTTON: A chat with the British ‘It’ girl’ about the struggle for happiness

Today we travel to the UK to chat with one of my favourite representatives of humanity. Fearne Cotton is British... more

30 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
THE LADY IN RED: special episode

Ok this is a little bonus we've thrown into the series. Going forward I'll do some random episodes where I... more

23 Nov 2021 · 30 minutes
DAVID WHYTE: The insta-calm of poetry and asking beautiful questions

David Whyte is the guy who got me into poetry; Steven Spielberg has said the same of the Irish poet... more

15 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
SAUL GRIFFITH: Biden’s renegade climate advisor from Wollongong drops the best ever climate bomb!

Saul Griffith is a mad inventor, an official “genius” (as per the prestigious Macarthur Fellowship, um, wait for it, for... more

09 Nov 2021 · 58 minutes
OLIVER BURKEMAN: 4000 weeks…it’s all we got in this lifetime, folks!

British writer Oliver Burkeman has investigated pretty much every productivity hack, mindfulness trick, list-making system and happiness boost we've ever... more

02 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Ask Me Anything...about climate change

Ahead of COP26, the most important climate conference of our times, I called out to listeners to ask me whatever... more

26 Oct 2021 · 46 minutes
CLARE DUBOIS: How victim consciousness is destroying the planet (fire up, people!)

Six months ago my friend linked me to an interview with British entrepreneur and troublemaking activist Clare Dubois because he reckoned... more

19 Oct 2021 · 1 hour,
TIMOTHY MORTON: My favourite hobby is making sure people don’t feel like dying

British philosopher and environmentalist Timothy Morton is regarded as the most powerful figure in the contemporary art world. Tim -... more

12 Oct 2021 · 56 minutes
TARA JUNE WINCH: Being Aussie is a mental health crisis

Tara June Winch is the Miles Franklin winning author of The Yield and a proud Wiradjuri woman.I reached out to... more

05 Oct 2021 · 47 minutes
Wild with Sarah Wilson
SAUL GRIFFITH: Biden’s renegade climate advisor from Wollongong drops the best ever climate bomb!
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