Sanity, with Tanmoy

When you superimpose [curiosity as a colonial construct] onto how curiosity is sought to be actively stifled in the mental health ecosystem, you realize how little things have changed.” ~ Tanmoy

This started as a conversation about how curiosity shows up in mental health, but New Delhi-based independent journalist Tanmoy took us to post-colonialism property ownership, sussing out the boundaries of allowable questioning, our bias toward answers, and what we can learn from our kids.

Curiosity and sanity, through a whole new set of lenses.

With the pandemic, we’ve realized that when you don’t get accurate information — when you don’t get the right answers to life or death questions — how deadly that can be. So we have a real chance of appreciating curiosity as the quite literal life blood that it is.

Listen to Choose to be Curious #161: Sanity, with Tanmoy

This episode first aired on WERA-LP in January 2022. It has been refreshed for distribution via Pacifica Radio Network for June 2023.

Looking for a mind at work? To revel in Tanmoy’s, visit Sanity by Tanmoy. (On air, I can’t make an endorsement, but I’m not so limited here: please join me as a subscriber!)

DIG IN: Tanmoy read from the work of Simon Jarrett, Those They Called Idiots.

Theme music by Sean Balick. “Mind Body Mind” by BodyTonic via Blue Dot Sessions.

I am honored that Choose to be Curious has been selected as the 2021 Best Informational Talk Show in Community Radio by the Alliance for Community Media’s annual Hometown Media Awards. Please check out other winners and support community media!

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