E2: Memory Palace

Memory Palace

Meik Wiking is one of the world’s leading happiness experts.

The founder of the Happiness Research Institute, he’s also the author of two New York Times bestsellers — The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke — which have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold over a million copies worldwide.

But when Meik turned 40, he realised that, statistically speaking, as a Danish man, he’d lived half his life. Which got him thinking: how many of the 14,610 days he’d lived could he remember?

His latest book is The Art of Making Memories, a lighthearted but thought-provoking series of tips about how to create happy memories.

We discuss the book with Meik and discover why Andy Warhol changed his perfume every three months, why we should take more photos of our cereal, and how to memorise the order of a deck of cards in just minutes.

Further reading:

Happiness Research Institute

The Art of Making Memories

Archipelago is produced for Mothertongue Media.

The music is by two local artists: Squares and Triangles and Scenery.

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