Everything Is Amazing

Mike Sowden
A newsletter about seeing more, feeling more, and asking better questions. Curiosity makes everything better - but can it be *learned*? Let's find out.
Created 25 Oct 2020
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  • What Did You Discover This Year?
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    In June of this year, I started doing something I’ve never done before because it looked a little too foolish & way too miserable: swimming in the North Atlantic. The sea temperature here in the UK ho...
  • The Science Of Seeing What Isn't There
    12 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 4 0
    Hello! Welcome to the 3rd season of Everything is Amazing, a newsletter about using curiosity to live better, think deeper and concoct semi-plausible excuses for doing really foolish things in public....
  • A Map Of The Internet, Part 2: Going The Wrong Way
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 2
    Hello! This is Everything is Amazing, a newsletter about curiosity. Quick thanks to Facebook this week for responding to recent accusations that it’s ruining our societies, democracies, children and h...
  • Here's Why You Won't Read This Newsletter
    27 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 6 5
    Hi! This is an interim edition of Everything Is Amazing, which is returning shortly for its third season. Paying subscribers are currently midway through a two-parter on mapping the Internet better, w...
  • A Map Of The Internet, Part 1: The Lies Of The Land
    18 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 8
    Hello! This is Everything is Amazing, a newsletter about curiosity. And this is its first subscribers-only post, where I start repaying your kindness at supporting this newsletter with…whatever this i...
  • Forward Into The Upside-Down
    26 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Hello! This is Everything Is Amazing, a newsletter about curiosity. For a change, this will be a short one. I’d already decided to keep it brief, but then I saw this (and laughed): Monica McLaughlin @...
  • Do It Because It's Fun
    23 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    Hello! This is Everything Is Amazing, a newsletter about curiosity - and occasionally maps, coffee and rainbows. Here’s a heartwarming story about buses. No, wait. COME BACK. Seriously. This is a fun ...
  • How To Have An Awesome Life
    20 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 1 7
    Hello! This is Everything Is Amazing, a newsletter about curiosity. I was initially reluctant to use the word “Amazing” because I’m British and we don’t go in for those kinds of reckless, unseemly dis...
  • The Story So Far (Season 2 Recap) - And An Announcement
    17 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    Hi again! We’ve reached the end of the second season of Everything Is Amazing. And as with the first season, it…stretched out a few weeks further than I originally planned (for the same reason as befo...
  • Four Amazing Ways To Live A Super-Awful Life
    16 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 2 7
    Hello! Welcome to Everything Is Amazing, a newsletter about the science, wonder and weirdness of curiosity. If you’re reading this on the Web and you can’t remember who to blame for ending up here, en...
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