THE BOREDOM EXPERIMENT
THE BOREDOM EXPERIMENT
wearetheparsons
The Boredom Experiment is co-hosted by us: married couple photographers Jeremy and Ashley Parsons of wearetheparsons.com. Every month we share an honest chronicle of our thoughts, relationships, and creative endeavors as we take a year off social media and embrace a resurgence of boredom...and whatever it leads to.
The Good The Bad & The Ugly (Part 2)
This is Par 2 of our two year anniversary episode special.. we enlisted the help of our people and we love what happened. musical genius in this episode: Whot’s Happenin’ - The Mar-Keys Back That Thang Up - Juvenile Dearly Departed - Shakey Graves Early Morning Light - Sarah Jarosz Joy - Talib Kweli Wanna be happy - Kirk Franklin
Apr 21, 2017
38 min
The Good The Bad & The Ugly (Part 1)
It's been two. years. y'all. This is part one of a two episode anniversary special.. we enlisted the help of our people and we love what happened. musical genius in this episode: Death with Dignity - Sufjan Stevens All We Got - Chance The Rapper Brandi Carlisle - The Eye
Apr 20, 2017
25 min
Lifeguard
Season Two . Episode Two In this second episode of Season two of the Boredom Experiment, we talk about our move, living a more simple life, and interview a seventeen year old lifeguard about cell phones. Music by the following geniuses: Big Rock Candy Mountain: Harry McClintock Changes: Lanhorne Slim & The Law This Magic Moment: The Drifters Hotline Bling: Drake Breakable: Ingrid Michaelson
Jul 7, 2016
23 min
dos!
The Boredom Experiment is back for our second season - dos! in this short episode we gather our family of five in our little shasta trailer to share about what's coming this season.. it's going to be a fun one, and we hope you'll join us! music thanks/credit to the following geniuses: intro: excerpt from My Fair Lady Big Rock Candy Mountain: Harry McClintock Intro to "Sorry": Beyonce' High-Speed French Train: Alexandre Desplat Shine: Leon Bridges Move, Move, Move: Alan Hawkshaw & Alan Parker
Jun 29, 2016
8 min
THE YEAR IS UP
It's been one year since we vacated social media and began the boredom experiment. In this episode, we write a letter to you and let you know what happens next.
Apr 1, 2016
9 min
Aware
It's been SIX MONTHS since we vacated social media. find out some of the things we have become increasingly aware of in this time, as well as answers to FAQ's from others. music with thanks to: Art Tatum (Night and Day) The Welcome Wagon (I'm Not Fine) The Wood Brothers (Postcards from Hell) Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (S.O.B.)
Sep 16, 2015
20 min
Play
Creativity in adults and play in children both use the same parts of the brain. What happened this month without social media as a focal point of our lives? New creativity...and play!
May 7, 2015
22 min
Preteen
In this episode of the boredom experiment, we interview our two oldest kids. What affect has our social media use had on them, what regrets do we have, and can we embrace joy in its wake?
Apr 9, 2015
16 min
THE BOREDOM EXPERIMENT PREVIEW
On April fools day, 2015, Jeremy and Ashley Parsons sat in a coffee shop and decided to give up social media for a year. This is the beginning of the boredom experiment. music used this episode thanks to: “Take me to the water” The Blind Boys of Alabama “Put on your sunday clothes” Michael Crawford & Company “From the mouth of Gabriel” Sufjan Stevens
Apr 2, 2015
8 min