The Slaves of Time
Jun 18, 2018
Johannes Koch & Jacob Sundberg
I this episode, Johannes argues that the West's obsession with punctuality compromises relationships. In fact, in Germany it borders on the ridiculous – people actually lose friendships over being a couple of minutes late. Punctuality is to time what black Peter is to Santa Claus – a stern pedant that will whip you into shape. Kind of like a badass PT but without the benefit of giving you that beach-ready body.
(Jacob also mistakenly attributes a quote to Gandhi which actually seems to come from the Taliban. He always gets those two confused)
On "Black Peter": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet
Jacob Sundberg is a Swedish author (http://jacobsundberg.se) and Johannes Koch is a German journalist. Together they hypothesize, entertain and enlighten you about a wide variety of topics ranging from the trivial to the existential - and usually spin them out into their illogical conclusions. At times philosophical, at times psychological but hardly ever researched or serious, they jostle with a new (Un)cultured Hypothesis every other week.
Credit to Aaron Day for the new jingle and a spectacular sounding episode.