EP 71: Designing Recovery Through Surfing | Thad Ziolkowski

Is surfing the most addictive sport? How did surfing help a writer with a substance use disorder enter into recovery? What activities can be a form of therapy for you? Thad Ziolkowski is a lifelong surfer, person in recovery, and the author, most recently, of The Drop: How the Most Addictive Sport Can Help Us Understand Addiction and Recovery, which was published in 2021 by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins. His memoir On a Wave (Grove/Atlantic) was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award in 2003 and his novel, Wichita (Europa Editions) appeared in 2012 to critical acclaim. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, Bookforum, Artforum, Travel & Leisure, Interview Magazine and Index. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has a PhD in English Literature from Yale University. Episode website link: ​​https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/thadziolkowski More episode sources & links Sign-up for Design Lab Podcast’s Newsletter Newsletter Archive Follow @DesignLabPod on Twitter Instagram and LinkedIn Follow @BonKu on Twitter & Instagram Check out the Health Design Lab Production by Robert Pugliese Cover Design by Eden Lew Theme song by Emmanuel Houston

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Does living in a well-designed city make you healthier? How can surfing increase your creativity? Have you ever wondered why hospitals are so ugly? Bon Ku is a physician and an avid fan of design, food, surfboarding and Medicine. In each episode of DESIGN LAB, Bon and his guests tell stories about how the worlds of design, art, science and health intersect. Listen and learn new insights, hacks and design principles that you can apply to your own life. ISSN 2833-2032