Tom Mustill: Soul Curriculum

Meditative Story

Dec 20 2022 • 26 mins

How can we maintain a sense of freshness, awe, and wonder in our perspective on the world? Today’s Soul Curriculum episode finds Rohan diving deeper into this question with nature filmmaker and author Tom Mustill. Tom shares more about his experiences living close to our animal kin, and what he’s learned from their behavior, both spectacular and mundane. With great warmth and heart, Tom talks about how a breaching humpback whale gave him a much-needed wake-up call — and how this encounter helped him know when to put down his camera to see the world with fresh eyes.

Listen to Tom Mustill's full episode of Meditative Story, "The beetle and the whale":

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Tom's book, How To Speak Whale, an Amazon Editors top 10 Science book of 2022, can be purchased here:

Find Tom on Instagram and Twitter @tommustill.

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