Podcast: Choiceology with Katy Milkman

How can disappointing outcomes lead to surprising opportunities?

If you’ve ever lost a job, or been through a breakup, or failed an exam, you’ll know that the aftermath can be painful and disorienting. But for some percentage of those who experience these disappointing outcomes, unforeseen opportunities will arise.

In this episode of Choiceology withKaty Milkman, we look at the occasional upside of being forced to quit a career, or a relationship, or even a favorite route to work.

 Annie Duke joins Katy to explain how events like a shutdown of the London subway system, or the COVID-19 pandemic, can sometimes surface new and previously unexplored options. She also discusses how our identities can be wrapped up in our choices, blinding us to alternatives that may actually serve us better.