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99% Invisible with Roman Mars

99% INVISIBLE
Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz talk with Roman Mars, host and creator of the 99% Invisible podcast. They discuss their new book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise.

 

Third Eye Drops

THIRD EYE DROPS
Authors Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn enter the mind meld to muse about the power and science of silence. We also riff on the neuroscience of well-being, mystical experiences, the importance of leaving room for a spiritual dimension in life, psychedelic medicine, and more!

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Directionally Challenged

DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED with CANDICE KING & KAYLA EWELL
Kayla is joined by Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz to share their knowledge that comes from countless discussions with scientists, engineers, and politicians on the importance of silence.

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Stay Grounded podcast

STAY GROUNDED with RAJ JANA
Episode 231: Justin & Leigh: The Deepest Silence You’ve Ever Known
If you’re ready to allow silence to be your greatest teacher, tune into this powerful episode to learn how to embody the practice of silence. In turn, you’ll discover how to access new depths of who you are through connectedness, slowness, and pristine quite.

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The Astral Hustle

THE ASTRAL HUSTLE
Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz join Cory Allen on his podcast to talk about loudness of the world and how silence and stillness can bring clarity and peace into our lives.

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THE STORY BOX
with Jay Fantom

Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz Unboxing | The Power of Silence In A Noisy World

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My Wake Up Call with Mark Goulston

MY WAKEUP CALL
In this episode host Dr. Mark Goulston speaks with Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz, whose wakeup calls were discovering the power of mindfulness, meditation and silence to break through logjams and obstacles.

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Jillian Michaels

JILLIAN MICHAELS
Quieting Internal and External Noise to Find Your Purpose and Live with Passion, with Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz on "Keeping It Real: Conversations with Jillian Michaels".

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Mind Love Podcast

MIND LOVE
Host Melissa Monte discusses the healing power of silence with Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn.

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BBC Radio Sunday Morning with Cathy MacDonald

BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
Host Cathy MacDonald talks with co-authors Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn about their new book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise.

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Trend Following with Michael Covel

TREND FOLLOWING
Host Michael Covel talks with Justin Zorn about introverted and extroverted personalities; silence for the nervous system, physical health, and cognition; how ambient noise affects our health; how to avoid distractions; and more.

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Total Potential Podcast

TOTAL POTENTIAL
We live in a world of overwhelming noise, “mistaking stress for aliveness.” It’s the outward distraction of media and technology. It’s the spinning internal thoughts that won’t let you go. Noise is everywhere. Authors Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz share insights from their new book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise. They also discuss how to find silence in busy family life.

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The Creative Superheroes Podcast

THE CREATIVE SUPERHEROES
Host Andrea Scher, CPCC, talks with Leigh and Justin about how silence is valuable as a creative tool.

 

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The Boston Globe

THE BOSTON GLOBE
A new book considers what silence is and how it can enrich us

By Christina Tucker

There was part of me that didn’t want to read “Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise,” didn’t want to hear what disservice I was doing myself by insulating myself in a semi-permanent cocoon of sound. But pushing through that type of resistance and discomfort is what this column, devoted to self-help books, is for. So I settled in, tried to move my skepticism to the side, and started to read. Spoiler: I loved it.

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Harvard Business Review

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
How to Build a Culture That Honors Quiet Time

by Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz

Across our society today, norms of noisiness run deep. Demands like constant connectivity and maintaining a competitive advantage still prevail in most office cultures. Few organizations prize or prioritize pristine human attention. But there are simple strategies we can employ in order to find our own personal sanctuaries and to shift broader cultures. By reclaiming silence in the workplace, we can create the conditions for reducing burnout and enhancing creative problem solving.

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FAST COMPANY
3 ways to find pockets of focus time during packed days

by Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz

Over the course of dozens of interviews with leaders in business, politics, science, and the arts for our book Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, we’ve heard about the importance of creating these quiet sanctuaries for health, cognition, and creativity. We’ve discovered a range of strategies for finding time and space for quiet in the midst of a busy schedule.

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THRIVE
Gandhi Had a Secret for Dealing With Bad News Burnout

by Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz

What’s the healthiest way to engage with the news in times like these? The scale and intensity of today’s headlines is leaving many people depressed and depleted in a perpetual doom-scrolling abyss. It’s driving many others to simply unplug and withdraw. It’s hard to be simultaneously informed and centered right now.

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SALON
By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Is noise bad for us? The authors of "Golden" on why silence is good for your brain.

While Justin Talbot Zorn and Leigh Marz's fascinating new book, "Golden: The Power of Silence In a World of Noise", does explore the physical and emotional toll of living in our noisy modern world, it understands that moving to a nice, quiet cave is not really an option for most of us. Instead, they explore the value of learning first to turn down the volume inside our own heads.

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Next Big Idea Club

NEXT BIG IDEA CLUB

Each quarter, Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink choose two groundbreaking, new nonfiction books for the Next Big Idea book club community. You then get their selections delivered to your door, via eBook, or as original video e-courses through the Next Big Idea App.

Justin and Leigh share 5 key insights from their new book. Listen to the audio version—read by Justin and Leigh themselves—in the Next Big Idea App.

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THRIVE
How the Power of Silence Becomes Magnified When It’s Shared

by Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz

In a world filled with noise, there’s an alchemy to experiencing silence with others.

Arianna Huffington's Thrive published an excerpt from their landmark book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise.

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NEXT BIG IDEA CLUB

5 Books About Finding Peace and Quiet in a Noisy World. From the honking cars on our morning commutes to the incessant pings from our smartphones, we live in a world of noise. And then there’s a second cacophony in our own heads—a swirl of thoughts and worries that won’t seem to die down.

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SHRM Best Business Books for Summer

SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SHRM)

Golden makes “The Summer’s Best Business Books” list by SHRM — the Society of Human Resource Management — the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces.

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Argus Courier

PETALUMA ARGUS COURIER

The top selling titles at Copperfield’s Books, in Petaluma, for the week of May 16 to May 22, 2022

Golden,’ by Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz – Subtitled “The Power of Silence in a World of Noise,” this nonfiction page-turner is an entertaining exploration of the importance of quiet, and how to cultivate it for emotional health and spiritual strength.

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MEDIUM

Social Impact Authors: How & Why Authors Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz Are Helping To Change Our World

"As part of my series about “authors who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz." — Yitzi Weiner, A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator

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The Alembic

THE ALEMBIC: OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH & BOOK TALK 

A discussion between Alembic co-founder Michael Taft and the authors of GOLDEN: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn. This was a live streamed event on May 17, 2022 in Berkeley, California.

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