Brigid Schulte, Washington Post journalist and author, talks with us on the latest The Modern Dads Podcast about her new book, Overwhelmed: How To Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. We also dig into her research for more insight on the evolving workplace, relationships and the importance of play for us big kids.
Whit Honea, an L.A. Dads Group member and author of The Parents’ Phrase Book, again joins us to encourage parents to make room for fun in our lives that is purely for ourselves.
Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time was named one of the notable books of the year by the Washington Post and NPR, and won the Virginia Library Association’s literary nonfiction award.
Schulte was an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and The Washington Post Magazine and part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. She now serves as the founding director of The Good Life Initiative at the nonpartisan think tank, New America, and director of The Better Life Lab, both of which seek to elevate the conversation, explore transformative solutions and highlight how work-life and gender equity issues are key to excellence, productivity and innovation, as well as a full, authentic and meaningful life for everyone. She has been quoted in numerous media outlets and has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs. In addition to the Post, her work has appeared in, among other places, the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, The Guardian, Slate, Time, CNN, The Toronto Globe & Mail and Quartz. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Tom Bowman, a reporter for National Public Radio, and their two children. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, and spent her summers with family in Wyoming, where she did not feel overwhelmed.