Modern Wisdom

By Chris Williamson

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Subscribers: 604
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Claire
 Aug 18, 2021
the episode on breathing is so enlightening!

Marcus
 Jun 5, 2019
Discovered this podcast a few months back and is now my favourite to listen to. Some great guests from a variety of backgrounds. I really enjoy the life hacks episodes too. I highly recommend you give this podcast a listen.

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Life lessons from the smartest people on the planet. Including guests like Dr Jordan Peterson, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Aubrey Marcus, Seth Godin, Douglas Murray, Michael Malice, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more.

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#424 - Steven Pinker - The Problem With Trying To Be Rational
46:55

Steven Pinker is a Cognitive Psychologist at Harvard University, a psycholinguist and a Best Selling Author.

It would be nice to always make the right decision. To escape the prison of human emotions and biases and operate from a purely rational place. Steven's new book breaks down rationality into it's components in an attempt to understand just what we're all missing from our mental makeup.

Expect to learn why betting websites are the most accurate forecasters of the future, why learning lists of cognitive biases won't always make you more effective, whether smart people are more or less rational on average, whether politics makes you dumber, how to balance rationality with a desire to be intuitive and present and much more...

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Jan 20, 2022
#423 - Life Hacks 207 - The Gym Edition
01:10:14

Jonny & Yusef from Propane Fitness join me for another Life Hacks episode.

It's the new year and everyone is back in the gym so I figured that we'd go through some of our favourite exercise variations and training hacks to add a bit of spice into whatever your new program is.

Expect to learn how to make bench press even more focussed on your chest, the ultimate skull crusher variation, Jonny's favourite Rep Scheme for muscle growth, how to get motivated if you're not feeling like training, what research shows as the most effective exercises for glute growth, how to make an even better pull-down machine and much more...

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Bring your feet up for Bench Press to increase chest focus.

Barbell chest-supported rows.

Floor lying skull crushers.

MYO Reps.

Single arm rear foot elevated split squats.

Step-ups for Glute development.

Commit to some exercises for quality, rather than for load.

Single arm pull downs.

Landmine Press for shoulders.

Reduce weight for one session if you’re struggling with motivation.

Use small plates to deload a bar on the floor.

Train at the same time every day, and the same day every week.

Have 3 sections of a training session, A, B & C.

Add calves in in between sets. They take a long time to grow.

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Jan 17, 2022
#422 - Dr Joe Henrich - Evolution, Psychology, Monogamy & Culture
01:04:50

Joe Henrich is Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and an author.

Humans like to think that we're sovereign individuals with agency over our preferences and actions. But we are also a part of our social environment and Joe has teased apart some fascinating trends which explain how our location and culture have huge impacts on the way we behave, our preferences on everything from dating to work and family life to religion.

Expect to learn why the things we consider to be human nature could just be cultural conditioning, the dangerous future if there's lots of sexless men, how the choice between growing rice and wheat impacts family life, what having diplomatic immunity from parking tickets can teach us about human nature, how Joe's lab can use language to archaeologically tell us about social trends from history and much more...

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Jan 15, 2022
#421 - Hamza - How Men Can Survive The Modern Dating World
01:23:35

Hamza is a personal development coach and a YouTuber.

Many young guys would rather watch porn and play video games than connect with the real world. This creates swathes of lonely, disconnected men and leaves women with fewer and fewer good options in the dating market. Meanwhile, Red Pill YouTube and the Manosphere can be a negative influence which keeps men stuck and demonises women, rather than helping everyone become better, happier, more attractive people.

Expect to learn the biggest mistakes Hamza made when improving himself, why Fresh & Fit need to take food out of their mouth, Hamza's thoughts on Britney Spears getting naked on Instagram, how to avoid being Black Pilled with a growth mindset, if Hamza thinks the future of dating will be polygamous, why the manosphere sees women as the enemy, Hamza's reaction to Mikhaila Peterson and Rollo Tomassi's debate and much more...

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Jan 13, 2022
#420 - Charlie Houpert - How To Build Genuine Charisma And Confidence
01:50:17

Charlie Houpert is the Founder of Charisma on Command, a podcaster and a YouTuber.

Most people wish that they were better communicators. More engaging, more confident, and more charming. Charlie runs the biggest charisma channel on YouTube, Charisma on Command, with more than 5 million subscribers and has taught thousands of people how to be more attractive and compelling in their communication.

Expect to learn the 5 archetypes of charismatic communication, how to greet someone with genuine energy, how to overcome being shy, the principles of communicating attractively to women, how to be better at small talk, how to add more humour into your conversations, why Charlie got his entire family to take MDMA, who Charlie thinks is the most charming communicator on the planet and much more...

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Jan 10, 2022
#419 - Meghan Sullivan & Paul Blaschko - A Philosopher's Guide To The Good Life
01:13:55

Meghan Sullivan & Paul Blaschko are Philosophy Professors at the University of Notre Dame and authors.

How to lead a good life is one of the biggest quandaries that humans struggle with. How to think about status and money and love and death are huge challenges. Today we get to find out some of philosophy's answers to life's most fundamental questions.

Expect to learn the role of truth in leading a good life, what history has to teach us about responsibility and agency, why Socrates was the world's first troll, how generosity is linked to fulfilment, what Marcus Aurelius says about fears of the future, Paul & Meghan's issues with Stoicism and much more...

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Jan 08, 2022
#418 - Johann Hari - Why You Can't Pay Attention And Focus
01:59:15

Johann Hari is a writer & a journalist.

You probably struggle to focus on the task you're doing. You probably wish that you could pay attention for longer and that you were less easily distracted. Why is this such a common problem? Is this a byproduct of the modern era? Technology? Social Media? Johann has travelled the world trying to work out what is going on.

Expect to learn how your attention system works, whether attention loss is reversible, whether modern life is going to further decrease our productivity, the relationship between sleep and focus, what impact stress and diet has, whether phone addiction is to blame, the single biggest influence Johann found which no one is talking about, the strategies which help to regain focus and much more...

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Jan 06, 2022
#417 - 250k Q&A - Habits, Happiness & Red Pill
01:28:03

I hit 250k Subscribers on YouTube!!

To celebrate I asked for questions. Yet again I was blown away by how good the questions were so I tried to fit as many in as I could. This cult really is very insightful.

Expect to learn which 5 guests from the podcast I'd start a business with, my opinion on blending a desire for improvement with happiness, what belief I hold that most people disagree with, why thots are selling Bitcoin, my thoughts on the manosphere, how I limit phone use, why I'm ethically conflicted about growing a moustache, when me & Michael Malice will travel to Russia and much more...

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Jan 03, 2022
#416 - End Of Year Review: 2021's Lessons, Hacks & Fails
01:35:12

Jonny & Yusef join me to recap our favourite lessons, hacks and stories from 2021.

Expect to learn why Yusef spent Christmas praying to Hasbullah, Jonny's strategy for becoming more productive by taking things out of your life, the ultimate reason to do simple tasks as soon as they appear, why moral tastes explain the explosive reactions we've seen this year, how extracting yourself from your business might make it more effective and much more...

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Dec 30, 2021
#415 - Leo Kearse - JK Rowling, Trans Athletes & Blackfishing
01:11:21

Leo Kearse is a comedian, writer and a YouTuber.

I brought Leo on to discuss the most important news stories of the last few weeks. Real hard hitting stuff today like why JK Rowling has been written out of the new Fantastic Beasts trailer, how Sainsbury's are signalling their virtue by telling shoppers that they're racist on Twitter, why Jessie from Little Mix has been accused of appropriating black culture because she has ginger curly hair, how Nicki Minaj is rehabilitating people's personal brands over Instagram Live, why Leo got involved in a debate about censorship in comedy which descended into the historic oppression of women's football and much more...

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Dec 27, 2021
#414 - Aaron Alexander - Engineer Your Body To Improve Your Mind
01:19:11

Aaron Alexander is a manual therapist and movement coach, founder of the Align Method and an author.

Health & fitness has been broken down into a very compartmentalised, reductionist view. Muscles are trained in isolation, mindfulness practise doesn't occur in the gym, physicality isn't thought of when you sit down at your desk.

I wanted to speak to Aaron to explain how we can take a global, aligned, macro-view of our body's wellness to impact more than just how we look but how we feel, think, sit, sleep, have sex and everything else...

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Dec 23, 2021
#413 - Cory Allen - How To Use Mindfulness In Daily Life
01:07:33

Cory Allen is an audio engineer, meditation coach and author.

Mindfulness meditation is great. But it is supposed to be in service of a mindful life, rather than simply a way to spend 15 minutes of your day. I wanted to ask Cory about how he advises people to take their practise off the meditation cushion and into their daily life.

Expect to learn how to use touch to bring yourself back to the present moment, Cory's favourite cues for reinforcing daily mindfulness, why the clothes you're wearing offer endlessly interesting sensations to meditate on, how to recognise when you've become lost in thought, how to reframe unwanted emotions and much more...

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Dec 20, 2021
#412 - Zack Telander - Doping Scandals & Olympics Corruption
01:08:09

Zack Telander is a weightlifter, coach & YouTuber.

ZT joins me to discuss my recent trip to Nashville to see Mikhaila & Jordan Peterson, why I think Canada has committed an act of international sabotage by poisoning me, the International Olympic Committee's newest bombshell threat to the entire weightlifting world, why corruption is so rampant in weightlifting, what Zack thinks can be done about drugs in sports and much more...

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Dec 18, 2021
#411 - Eddie Jones - Lessons In Elite Leadership
01:07:27

Eddie Jones is the Head Coach of England Rugby Union Team.

Eddie has played for Australia and coached the South Africa, Australia, Japan and England national teams. And after decades at the peak of elite sport, he's picked up a tip or two about how to lead a team and deal with setbacks.

Expect to learn the 5 values that every leader needs to have, Eddie's non-negotiables for making him the best leader he can be, why he bought a samurai sword to attack some fruit with, his tips on how to make a good first impression, how to deal with pressure, how he copes with media scrutiny and much more...

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Dec 16, 2021
#410 - Vincent Harinam - Why Is The Modern Dating Market A Mess?
01:38:34

Vincent Harinam is a data scientist, law enforcement consultant and writer on social phenomenon and the dating market.

Between Tinder and OnlyFans, polyamory and Red Pill, incels, simps, sugar daddies and gold diggers, it's difficult to say that romance is alive and well in modern culture. Vincent has written some of the best articles and done huge deep data dives to uncover why the modern dating market is such a mess.

Expect to learn why smart women are less likely to get married, why simping is such an unsuccessful dating strategy, how women's modern dating advice is mostly total trash, what Vincent's data uncovered around what women and men look for in a partner, how asymmetries in the dating market can create men who are dangerous for public safety and much more...

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Dec 13, 2021
#409 - Andrew Chen - An Angel Investor's Secrets For Rapid Growth
01:05:20

Andrew Chen is a General Partner at Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz, an author and Board Member at Maven, Substack and Clubhouse.

Andrew has worked with some of the fastest growing companies on the planet. He was head of Global Driver Acquisitions at Uber and an early investor in Clubhouse, plus he's spent 3 years researching companies like Tinder and Substack to deconstruct how they use network effects to supercharge their growth.

Expect to learn how running college parties can help launch a dating app, Andrew's biggest lessons from his time at Uber, the strategic differences between launching and growing an audience, the most pointless metrics that businesses focus on, the most common mistakes companies make when launching and much more...

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Dec 11, 2021
#408 - Jake Humphrey - How To Build A High Performance Mindset
58:03

Jake Humphrey is a television presenter, journalist and host of the High Performance Podcast.

Jake has spent a career talking to some of the highest performing humans on the planet, but it wasn't until he began his podcast that he really started to unpack their tools, tactics and mindsets. Today we get to hear some of the most important lessons he's uncovered.

Expect to learn why holistic high performance is so important, who Jake was most shocked by on the podcast, the most important insights Jake has applied to his own life, why taking responsibility for everything is the only strategy that matters, how to focus on being present, why Jake is leaving everything on the table and much more...

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Dec 09, 2021
#407 - Jamie Metzl - China's Plan For Global Domination
01:22:52

Jamie Metzl is a futurist, geopolitical expert and Founder and Chair of the global social movement OneSharedWorld.

The war between East and West is unfolding in front of our eyes. From Chinese land grabs in the South China Sea to bugged electronics and squeezed trade sanctions, tensions seem to be rising below the surface.

Expect to learn what China's anti-US propaganda looks like, why tennis star Peng Shuai's disappearance is so disturbing, why the CCP has stopped children from playing computer games for more than 3 hours per week, how much the civil discontent in the West is Chinese-created, Jamie's predictions for the next few decades of relations and much more...

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Dec 06, 2021
#406 - Rob Pope - The Man Who Ran 15,000 Miles Across America
01:41:28

Rob Pope is an ultra endurance runner and an author.

For 20 years, Forrest Gump's famous route across America 5 times has stood as pure fiction. Not only had no one completed it, but many runners claimed it would be physically impossible and that the punishing 15,000 miles would claim any athlete who attempted it. Then Rob came along.

Expect to learn why Rob committed to one of the toughest races of all time, how Twixes and Gas Station Sandwiches fuelled his performance, why he got chased down by a neo-Nazi, how it feels to watch a lorry jackknife in front of you as you're running toward it, the most brutal and most beautiful conditions Rob ran in and much more...

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Dec 04, 2021
#405 - Scott Capurro - How To Survive Thanksgiving & LGBT Politics
01:09:55

Scott Capurro is a comedian, writer and an actor.

I needed some advice for how to survive my first thanksgiving in America and also to try and make sense of what I've been seeing since I've been out here. Scott started shouting about the British but I think he tried his best to help.

Expect to learn why Scott got banned from Australian TV, why the Women's March sent out a problematic email, how the internal politics of the LGBT community are messed up, why a focus on race is causing people to ignore real issues of class, the best way to avoid causing a ruckus during the holidays and much more...

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Dec 02, 2021
#404 - Adam Lane Smith - 13 More Harsh Psychology Truths
01:27:46

Adam Lane Smith is a psychotherapist and an author.

Adam wrote one of the best threads on Twitter which I've seen this year, our first episode on this ended up being an absolute favourite so here we go again with some more uncomfortable psychology insights.

Expect to learn why RedPill alpha gurus are taking advantage of you, why "I love you but I'm not in love with you" is a red flag, how men & women bond differently during sex, why needing to be right will keep you friendless and stupid, why you should never tweet for midwits, how women in hookup culture don't realise they're being used and much more...

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Nov 29, 2021
#403 - Richard Betts - Why Is Climate Science So Disputed?
01:03:52

Richard Betts MBE is Head of the Climate Impacts strategic area at the MET Office, the lead author on several reports from the IPCC and a Professor at the University of Exeter.

There are few areas of science as contested as the climate. I wanted to speak to someone who has been researching this area for more than 3 decades to discover out why there is so much disagreement over fundamental questions like whether the earth's warming is actually caused by humans? Can we stop it? How accurate are climate models? Should we switch to renewables? What does Richard think of Extinction Rebellion? How much are China to blame? And much more...

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Nov 27, 2021
#402 - Paul Bloom - Why Pain & Suffering Are Necessary For A Good Life
01:24:01

Paul Bloom is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale University and an author.

People do strange things to feel pleasure. Eating spicy food, having rough sex, watching scary movies. On top of that, they make huge sacrifices to find meaning, like having children or starting a business or training for a marathon. This suggests that perhaps there is more to living a good life than simple hedonistic pleasure.

Expect to learn the four ways that we enjoy suffering, how the sexual fantasies of men & women differ, the true red pill around whether more money will make you happier, what you can learn about mindfulness from a dominatrix, why people love to watch sad movies, how a life without discomfort will become hell and much more...

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Nov 25, 2021
#401 - Rory Sutherland - The Psychology Of Transport, Google Maps & Bear Attacks
01:35:26

Rory Sutherland is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Advertising and an author.

Transportation is getting quicker. As we reach close to terminal velocity for getting from A to B, behavioural scientists should be looking at how journeys can be made more enjoyable, not quicker. Yet Google Maps and public transport never takes this into account.

Expect to learn why all Indian restaurants deserve a Michelin Star, why the crema on your coffee was a branding stunt, why Rory is in love with his new Ford Mustang Mach-E, how a glass-sided toaster can change your life, Rory's thoughts on Insulate Britain, how stepping on pavement cracks can increase bear attacks and much more...

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Nov 22, 2021
#400 - Special: 19 Lessons From 400 Episodes
01:13:14

To celebrate 400 episodes on Modern Wisdom, I broke down some of my favourite lessons, insights and quotes from the last 3 and a half years.

Expect to learn why perfectionism is procrastination masquerading as quality control, Seth Godin's best advice for beating imposter syndrome, the biggest lessons I took from Jordan Peterson, how Ryan Long can predict the future of the internet, why framing is everything, Morgan Housel's best investment advice, why I'm adamant that Jonny Wilkinson has taken ayahuasca, how to keep promises to yourself and much more...

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Nov 20, 2021
#399 - Rob Orchard - Terrible Journalism & Interesting Statistics
01:26:43

Rob Orchard is a journalist and the co-founder and editor of Delayed Gratification Magazine.

Journalism isn't working. Media outlets are more concerned with being first than being right and stories are built to create outrage rather than insight. Customers aren't happy with this setup, so Rob and his team began a Slow Journalism project which focuses on finding signal from the noise, rather than speedy delivery. Then he found a ton of fascinating statistics about the world.

Expect to learn what the most popular crossbreed of dog was in 2020, how the Amanda Knox story shows how modern journalism is totally broken, what you should statistically do if you want to win an Oscar, why the 2010's was a terrible year for original cinema, why there's 2 golf balls on the moon and much more...

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Nov 18, 2021
#398 - Life Hacks 206
01:45:45

Jonny & Yusef from Propane Fitness join me for another Life Hacks episode.

Sit back & enjoy as we run through our favourite tools, apps, websites, strategies & resources for a productive and efficient life.

Expect to learn why I'm moving to Texas, how to track your barbell speed, how to get free golf club trackers, why Yusef thinks that snidely charging VAT is reprehensible, how to hack ASOS sizing, how to stop yourself from buying junk in the supermarket, why you only need one foreign plug converter and much more...

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Nov 15, 2021
#397 - Dr Benjamin Hardy - A High Achievers' Guide To Happiness
01:06:29

Dr Benjamin Hardy is an organisational psychologist and an author.

Many high achievers are unhappy because the same motivation which drives exceptional performance often also leads to feelings of insufficiency, jealousy and comparison. So how can driven people reframe their worldview to come from a place of gratitude and happiness, whilst still keeping that competitive edge?

Expect to learn how comparing your performance to your potential is a recipe for disaster, why success without happiness is a pointless pursuit, Ben's best triggers for realising when you've fallen into The Gap, how to protect yourself against complacency when feeling happy with your performance and much more...

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Nov 13, 2021
#396 - Sebastian Junger - The Brutal History Of Freedom
01:19:20

Sebastian Junger is a journalist, author and filmmaker.

Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily: we value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs.

Expect to learn how having kids in your 50's can give you more freedom than you might think, what happens when you lose 10 pints of blood and have a near death experience, why fighting to the death was most common in free societies, how countries with freedom always get tempted toward tyranny and much more...

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Nov 11, 2021
#395 - Alfie Brown - Not Sucking At Fatherhood, DIY & Halloween
01:34:39

Alfie Brown is a comedian and a podcaster.

Adulting is hard. I had hoped to discover that Alfie, a dad of 3, would have worked out how to do it properly. But alas, no, it seems we are both condemned to flail around in the liminal purgatory of "just about getting by" for at least another few years.

Expect to learn why being a comedian doesn't mean that you can perform effectively as a compere for a 7 year old's birthday party, what it's like entering the world of fitness at 34, why my obsession with candles was cut short, at what point after becoming a father that your DIY skills improve and much more...

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Nov 08, 2021
#394 - Carl Zimmer - What Are The Weirdest Types Of Life?
01:01:48

Carl Zimmer is a science writer, journalist and an author who specialises in evolution, parasites, and heredity.

Life is the thing which illuminates our corner of the universe. It gives colour to an otherwise cold, brutal void. But what is life? How is it defined? Despite seeming obvious at first glance, this question is one of the most contested in science.

Expect to learn what are the most extreme forms of life which can live in the vacuum of space, how life might have begun in rock pools, why aliens might be so different to us that we don't even recognise them, how a slimemould that looks like dog vomit can learn its way through a maze and much more...

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Nov 06, 2021
#393 - Ali Abdaal - 12 Simple Ideas To Earn Passive Income
01:08:54

Ali Abdaal is a Doctor and a YouTuber.

Money makes the world go round. After the last 12 months, everyone should have realised that relying on a single source of income is not a very antifragile way to construct a financial set up. Creating multiple revenue streams is a great way to de-risk yourself, and today we get to find out 12 of Ali's favourites.

Expect to learn why the S&P500 almost always beats expert hedge fund managers, how Ali makes his money on YouTube, why Coinbase is great for crypto investing, the easiest way to create an online course, why houses are still a great investment idea, how to automate a business, the best and worst ways to make affiliate marketing money and much more...

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Nov 04, 2021
#392 - Anna Lembke - How To Reset Your Brain's Dopamine Balance
01:08:26

Anna Lembke is a psychiatrist who is Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University and an author.

Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter in our reward pathway. It tells us when to feel pleasure and pain, it can cause depression and anxiety, and it's being hijacked by the modern world. Phones, video games, porn, food, our world is filled with cheap dopamine, which in turn is making us miserable.

Expect to learn how dopamine creates a see-saw balance of pleasure and pain, why cravings to use your phone are driven by dopamine, the truth about dopamine detoxing, how to reset your brain's dopamine balance, the most successful interventions for changing your relationship to dopamine long term and much more...

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Nov 01, 2021
#391 - Tim Stanley - Why Are We Yearning For Tradition In 2021?
01:11:26

Tim Stanley is a historian, author and leader writer for the Daily Telegraph.

The modern world has given us a lot. Safety and warmth, lighting at night, medicine, new age religions, Deliveroo and OnlyFans, but a lot of people feel unhappy with the life that modernity has handed them and are pulled toward a different style of living, one where they embrace values of the past rather than the future.

Expect to learn why The West is as war with its own history, how Notre Dam nearly became a swimming pool, why Liberalism is the primary villain, why conservatives are terrible at conserving things, how men's roles in society have been eroded, why all revolutions look the same and much more.

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Oct 30, 2021
#390 - John McWhorter - How Does Anti-Racism Hurt Black People?
56:37

John McWhorter is a linguist, associate professor of linguistics at Columbia University and an author.

The last 5 years has seen race become a primary flash point for culture, news, protests, social justice, hiring, firing, media and politics. But why have race relations come back to the forefront and who is driving this new religion of Woke Racism forward?

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Oct 28, 2021
#389 - Joe Navarro - An FBI Agent's Guide To Body Language
01:19:49

Joe Navarro is a former FBI agent, author and a world expert on body language.

Becoming an exceptional communicator is a superpower. No matter your job or goals in life, the better you are at communicating, the better your outcomes will be. Joe led the FBI's non-verbal communication division and SWAT operations whilst catching and turning spies for 25 years, today we get to hear his best advice.

Expect to learn the biggest mistakes people make when setting up to talk to someone in a room, why self-awareness can save lives, how to control your emotions more effectively, how to de-escalate an intense confrontation, how to be better at small-talk and much more...

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Oct 25, 2021
#388 - David Pakman - Moving Politics Past Identity
01:07:45

David Pakman is a political commentator and host of The David Pakman Show.

The Left and The Right really aren't talking very well at the moment. It feels like if people don't have the same political leaning, they see the world in an entirely different way, whether that's disagreements on identity, health, policy, priorities or babymaking.

Expect to learn David Pakman's explanation for why communication from Left to Right seems so strained, whether identity politics really takes up as much focus among the Left as it seems, whether Donald Trump is an own goal for Conservatives, the biggest problems with political commentators refusing to communicate and much more...

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Oct 23, 2021
#387 - Paige Harden - Are Human Genetics An Unfair Lottery?
01:13:37

Kathryn Paige Harden is a psychologist and behavioural geneticist, Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas and an author.

The goal of social equality is to give everyone a fair opportunity to achieve in life. But even if advantages and disadvantages in the environment are equalised, all of us are starting at different positions genetically because we get far more than just environment from our parents. Paige is trying to work out how DNA can be integrated into social equality.

Expect to learn why people are so uncomfortable talking about behavioural genetics, why your failures might be less of your fault than you think, why hitting puberty early makes girls bad at maths, whether genetic markers for working hard should be accounted for when evening out the playing field and much more...

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Oct 21, 2021
#386 - Daniel Sloss - How To Stop Hating Your Love Life
01:13:28

Daniel Sloss is a comedian, podcaster & now an author.

Everyone you hate is going to die. But so is everyone you love. And so are you. Before that happens, you need to live and breathe and make some friends and hopefully find a partner and start a family and have fun. Today we get to hear Daniel's best advice for how to avoid total failure at this.

Expect to learn why boomers would probably get rekt on Tinder, what Daniel's thoughts are on his Netflix Special Jigsaw now as a happily engaged man, how you should break up with someone, why Dave Chappelle's controversy should surprise nobody, whether leaving a relationship because you want to sleep around is a good reason and much more...

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Oct 18, 2021
#385 - Gurwinder Bhogal - 15 Mental Models To Understand Psychology
01:33:45

Gurwinder Bhogal is a programmer and a writer.

I got tagged in a monstrous thread of Gurwinder's on Twitter exploring human nature, cognitive biases, mental models, status games, crowd behaviour and social media. It's one of the best things I've read this year, so I just had to bring him on.

Expect to learn how saying ridiculous things can be a test of loyalty, why people can be too stupid to know that they're stupid, why million-to-one odds happen 8 times a day in New York City, why The Bullshit Principle is actually a thing, why everyone is seeing racism everywhere and much more... 

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Oct 16, 2021
#384 - Zack Telander - The Female Orgasm, CrossFit & Vasectomies
01:21:43

Zack Telander is a weightlifter, coach & YouTuber.

ZT joins me to talk about the world's most pressing issues like whether men should be forced to get vasectomies at age 40, if Jon Jones can ever find redemption, why New Zealand's football team name is problematic, why the female orgasm is so elusive, how Zack got involved in internet beef with a big Texan man, whether CrossFit has rampant steroid use and much more...

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Oct 14, 2021
#383 - Robert Greene - 12 Laws Of Power & Human Nature
01:11:42

Robert Greene is an author and historian.

Many people want and need power in life, but almost none of us admit it. Robert's new book compiles 366 of his best lessons on power, seduction, human nature and mastery, and today we get to go through my favourites.

Expect to learn how remaining absent can increase respect, why you should suffer fools gladly, why focussing on actions not words is the best way to judge someone's character, how to avoid losing your sanity in a group and much more...

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Oct 11, 2021
#382 - Charles Eisenstein - Why Is The Climate Debate Such A Mess?
59:09

Charles Eisenstein is a public speaker and author specialising in the ecology movement.

The climate debate is chaos. Activists and skeptics can't talk to each other and for every article suggesting one point of view there's another refuting it. People are either malicious world-killers or useful idiot dupes.

Expect to learn why the climate change debate is so difficult to navigate, why it's supposedly impossible to find an impartial climate scientist, Charles' suggestions for how to navigate this conversation while not losing your mind and much more...

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Oct 09, 2021
#381 - General Stanley McChrystal - Military Strategies For Dealing With Risk
01:04:49

Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general, the former commander of the US and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, a CEO and an author.

Risk is a constant throughout life. It's permanently shaping our individual and organisational behaviour but humans are inherently bad at judging and adapting to risk. After 34 years of dealing with mortal risk in the field of combat, Stanley has a good insight into a better approach.

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Oct 07, 2021
#380 - Dan Jones - Is Genghis Khan Harder Than Jocko Willink?
01:16:29

Dan Jones is a historian, TV presenter and an author.

Dan took a break from walking about great British castles to write a book about the 1000 years of the Middle Ages. Knights and Templars and Monks and Mongols and Barbarians.

Expect to learn why Genghis Khan was harder than Jocko Willink, Dan's best ever finish in Peloton, why I won't be allowed to go as a wizard to his imaginary medieval fancy dress party, just how bad a pandemic in the Middle Ages was, why Rome got rekt by climate change and much more...

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Oct 04, 2021
#379 - Rupert Sheldrake - Does Nature Have A Hidden Memory?
01:10:26

Rupert Sheldrake PhD is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of Morphic Resonance.

Morphic Resonance is the idea of mysterious telepathy-type connections between organisms and of collective memories within species. Rupert has spent 30 years investigating and researching this phenomenon, much to the annoyance of the scientific community.

Expect to learn why it is that rats who are taught to escape from a maze have children who are able to escape it more quickly and why rats in other areas of the world learn to escape more quickly as well, why are dogs able to predict when their owner is coming home 15 minutes before they arrive at the house, how blue tits drowning in milk can be explained by Morphic Resonance and much more...

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Oct 02, 2021
#378 - Ryan Holiday - Finding Courage & Overcoming Fear
01:12:26

Ryan Holiday is a podcaster, marketer and an author.

Ryan's next series of books are on the four cardinal virtues of the Stoics with courage being the first and most fundamental. Courage isn't the sort of trait you consider as modern or sexy or massively advantageous when the world isn't at war. But having the ability to overcome your fears is a superpower no matter who you are.

Expect to learn how to deal with self doubt in the face of fear, how to overcome social pressure, why Winston Churchill showed the courage of both restraint and aggression during World War 2, how to deal with deliberating about a decision, why the most repeated phrase in the bible should comfort everyone and much more...

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Sep 30, 2021
#377 - Brad Stulberg - 6 Principles To Stop Feeling So Frantic
01:17:03

Brad Stulberg is an expert in peak performance, a coach and an author.

The pressure we put on ourselves to achieve can be intense. But what is the point of success if it crushes your spirit while you're doing it? Brad has coached some of the world's top performers and come up with 6 principles for groundedness - a path to flourishing which feeds rather than crushes your soul.

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Sep 27, 2021
#376 - Beau Lotto - The Neuroscience Of Awe, Distraction and Anxiety
01:23:03

Beau Lotto is is a professor of Neuroscience at the University of London and an author.

Beau is the founder of the Lab Of Misfits which he describes as "lunatic fringe neuroscience". He's created nightclubs in his lab where every action people take is measured, he's locked people in dark rooms and waited to see what happens and he's got actors to have a fit on the floor to observe how people respond.

Expect to learn the neuroscience of why awe makes us feel so connected to the world around us, how donating a lot of money to charity can turn off that girl you're trying to impress, why unanswered questions cause so much anxiety, how distraction occurs in our brains and much more...

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Sep 25, 2021
#375 - Aubrey Marcus - Succeeding In Life, Business & Marriage
01:18:32

Aubrey Marcus is a podcaster, author and founder.

Aubrey just sold his company Onnit to Unilever for a huge undisclosed amount and he just got married after years of polyamory. How do you find fulfilment in life when all the pursuits which used to give you meaning are now completed?

Expect to learn what it feels like to wake up with millions and millions of dollars in your bank account one day, the dangers of constantly desiring validation, how Aubrey would suggest someone get into psychedelic therapy, his opinion on polyamory as a newly married man and much more...

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Sep 23, 2021
#374 - Will Storr - How To Play The Status Game
01:20:38

Will Storr is an award winning author and journalist.

Status is the original human currency. Prestige, renown, respect and admiration are all sought after because it gave our ancestors better access to mates, safety and resources. Now the modern era has arrived, the lions are no longer chasing us but our desire for status is a strong as ever.

Expect to learn why growing a huge yam can make you the favourite in your tribe, why tall poppy syndrome exists, the reason for our conscience, the risks of radically gaining or losing status, the winning qualities to develop if you want to enhance your status, how the status game relates to cancel culture and much more...

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Sep 20, 2021
#373 - Patrick Moore - Greenpeace's Ex-President - Is Climate Change A Hoax?
01:40:48

Patrick Moore is the Co-Founder & Ex-President of Greenpeace and an author.

Climate change has been at the forefront of political, cultural and social battles for the last 40 years. Patrick had a front-row seat as he organised the environmental movement's first ever major demonstration, but now he has some real problems with the direction it's heading in.

Expect to learn Patrick's thoughts on humanity's impact on global warming temperatures, his opinion on Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg, what people mean when they say we've only got 50 harvests left, whether we should be worried about rising sea levels and much more...

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Sep 18, 2021
#372 - Zack Telander - Elon Musk, Texas & Men Leaving College
01:14:41

Zack Telander is a weightlifter, coach & YouTuber.

ZT joins me to talk about the world's most pressing issues like why Elon Musk's silence is violence, why The Satanic Temple is stepping into Texas' abortion debate, why I got involved in TikTok drama, the implications of men leaving college at record rates, whether Joe Rogan will sue CNN, why the new Matrix trailer is so good, my new obsession with AirSoft YouTube and much more...

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Sep 16, 2021
#371 - Ollie Marchon - Identity Change & Personal Growth
01:10:52

Ollie Marchon is a coach, Nike Master Trainer and business owner.

The last year has caused everyone to ask some big questions about life direction. Change is often good but always scary and learning to find your place in a new world takes a lot of work, so how has Ollie managed to balance his family, work, business, coaching and training with finding a new identity.

Expect to learn what happens when you've outgrown an old version of you but don't know who you are next, how to ruthlessly chase down goals when the pressure is on, why a support system is crucial if you're driven, where Ollie's confidence comes from and much more...

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Sep 13, 2021
#370 - James Bloodworth - Understanding The Modern Dating Economy
01:20:24

James Bloodworth is a journalist, podcaster and an author.

The modern dating market is a mess. From polyamory to OnlyFans, Tinder to Trad Wives. No one really knows the best approach for navigating these waters, and the lessons from our parents no longer apply. James has dedicated an entire podcast series to the most interesting parts of the dating economy and today we're going through them.

Expect to learn whether porn addiction is really a thing, why sexual inequality is the only inequality no one wants to campaign for, James' insights around what Tinder is doing to dating, why 17% of people think that approaching anyone is harassment and much more...

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Sep 11, 2021
#369 - Mark Williams-Thomas - The Story Of Exposing Jimmy Savile
01:06:17

Mark Williams-Thomas is an investigative journalist, an author and former police detective.

True crime documentaries are everywhere, and you've probably seen Mark in many of them. He was the man responsible for investigating and exposing Jimmy Savile which then lead to an avalanche of other abusers being arrested. Today we get an insight into what it's like to be a real life Sherlock Holmes.

Expect to learn who are the most disturbing criminals that Mark Williams-Thomas has ever met, what the biggest difficulties were when investigating Jimmy Savile, how Jimmy Savile got away with abuse for so long, what it was like interviewing Oscar Pistorious, how accurate life in Line Of Duty actually is, what Mark thinks about Making A Murderer and much more...

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Sep 09, 2021
#368 - Unjaded Jade - How To Study For Any Exam
01:04:00

Jade Bowler is a YouTuber and an author.

It's weird that we spend the first 18 years of our lives desperately trying to study and revise for exams, but no one ever actually teaches us how to study or revise. Thankfully Jade is kind of a professional nerd and StudyTuber, and today she breaks down exactly what science says are the best ways to own an exam.

Expect to learn the fundamental principles for remembering anything, Jade's most effective strategies for revision, how to prepare for the final 24 hours before an exam, the biggest productivity mistakes which pretty much everyone makes and much more...

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Sep 06, 2021
#367 - Dr Dan Engle - How MDMA Is Transforming Mental Health
01:37:57

Dr. Dan Engle is an MD, the Founder and Medical Director of Kuya Institute for Transformational Medicine and an author.

For the last 50 years, MDMA has been illegal whilst psychological trauma and depression has mostly been treated by trying to negate their symptoms through medication. After decades of research and lobbying, we are finally on the verge of being able to treat the root causes of psychological pain, by using the very same drug which has been around since 1912.

Expect to learn what an MDMA-assisted psychotherapy session is actually like, what makes MDMA such a useful therapeutic tool, the difference in effectiveness between MDMA and current psyche-meds, what the future of its availability looks like and much more...

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Sep 04, 2021
#366 - Dr Clay Routledge - A Psychologist's Tips To Find Meaning
01:19:35

Dr Clay Routledge is a Professor of Management at North Dakota State University and an author.

How to find meaning in life is a question that's been grappled with for thousands of years. As an Existential Psychologist, Clay uses modern methods to answer these ancient questions and provides an awesome overview of our current understanding of what meaning is, why it's important and how to attain it.

Expect to learn why nature would design a creature that requires meaning to feel fulfilled, the most robust ways to add meaning to your life, why religion might have answered a lot of the questions we're now asking, Clay's views on the importance of nostalgia and much more...

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Sep 02, 2021
#365 - Oliver Burkeman - How To Properly Manage Your Time
01:10:37

Oliver Burkeman is a journalist and an author.

Time is something we all wish we had more of and tons of productivity gurus have proposed strategies to stop it from slipping through our fingers. After years of investigating and reporting on cutting-edge productivity for The Guardian, Oliver has arrived at a slightly different worldview of time and how we should manage it.

Expect to learn why becoming more efficient often just leads to you getting more useless work done, the fundamental problems which all time management strategies fail to address, how deciding what you're going to fail at is a superpower, the danger of seeing your leisure time as an arena for self-improvement and much more...

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Aug 30, 2021
#364 - Stuart Russell - The Terrifying Problem Of AI Control
01:53:29

Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California and an author.

Programming machines to do what we want them to is a challenge. The consequences of getting this wrong become very grave if that machine is superintelligent with essentially limitless resources and no regard for humanity's wellbeing. Stuart literally wrote the textbook on Artificial Intelligence which is now used in hundreds of countries, so hopefully he's got an answer to perhaps the most important question of this century.

Expect to learn how AI systems have already manipulated your preferences to make you more predictable, why social media companies genuinely don't know what their own algorithms are doing, why our reliance on machines can be a weakness, Stuart's better solution for giving machines goals and much more...

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Aug 28, 2021
#363 - Naama Kates - Investigating The Incel Community
01:18:26

Naama Kates is a writer, producer and creator of the Incel Podcast.

The world of involuntary celibates continues to be thrust into the public limelight with incidents in the United States and most recently in the UK with Jake Davison's shooting in Plymouth. Naama has spent years investigating incels so I figured she would be a good place to go to understand what's happening.

Expect to learn whether the incel community is a terrorist organisation, why the incel culture can trap members inside of it, how the incels relate to the Mens Rights Movement, the problems associated with driving these communities underground and much more...

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Aug 26, 2021
#362 - James Smith - Dating, Finances & Happiness
01:29:33

James Smith is a PT and not a life coach.

It's a weird time to be alive. The rules are completely out of the window for dating, finding a balance between socialising and work is basically impossible, there are a million different ways to organise your personal finances and that's before you even start to throw Tinder into the mix.

Expect to learn why James is actually glad to be back from Australia, the optimal approach for getting a kangaroo to tap out in BJJ, what's interesting about being a guy in your 30's without kids, why James doesn't want to invest his money into property and much more...

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Aug 23, 2021
#361 - Darren Grimes - What The Right Is Getting Wrong
01:27:12

Darren Grimes is a political commentator and a YouTuber.

Conservatism might be the least sexy political viewpoint there is. The righthand side of the aisle is hardly setting anyone's pants ablaze and almost of feels like a movement that should come wrapped in a flat cap and a smoking jacket. Is this just the way things are?

Expect to learn whether olympic athletes should be figureheads for politics, why Darren still receives so much Brexit hate 4 years later, whether UK Political Commentator Celebrity Boxing could be a successful business, the reason that young people aren't seduced by Conservative politics and much more...

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Aug 21, 2021
#360 - Incels, Afghanistan & Apple's Privacy Blunder
01:20:08

Jonny & Yusef join me today as we discuss recent news stories including why breastfeeding now needs recategorising to be more inclusive, how being injected with the flu might improve your lifting numbers, whether the incel movement caused the Plymouth shooting, why Apple's new privacy updates are problematic for privacy and much more...

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Aug 19, 2021
#359 - Stephen Davis - The Secrets Of British Airways Flight 149
01:13:56

Stephen Davis is an investigative reporter and an author.

On August 1st 1990, a British Airways flight departed London for Kuwait, on board were nearly 400 passengers including 9 secret service operatives. They landed in a war zone as Sadam Hussein's army rolled into Kuwait and took them hostage.

For the next 5 months they were used as human shields, and for the last 30 years BA and the UK Government has covered up why they were really there and what happened. Stephen has been investigating this story since it happened and today we get to hear what 30 years of research has uncovered.

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Aug 16, 2021
#358 - Dr Samantha Boardman - Positive Psychology's Lessons For Coping With Stress
01:06:14

Dr Samantha Boardman is a psychiatrist and an author.

Divorces, bankruptcies and moving house are major stresses. But what about the micro-stressors we deal with every day, how much do they contribute to diminishing our wellbeing and what can we do to stop that from happening?

Expect to learn which activities studies say are most effective for making you resilient to stress, how to break a downward spiral in your growth, why discomfort is a feature not a bug, how creating a persona can give you confidence and much more...

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Aug 14, 2021
#357 - Christopher Mason - A 500-Year Plan To Reach Other Worlds
01:04:41

Christopher Mason is a Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, founding Directors of the WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction and an author.

Eventually, the sun is going to engulf the earth. This means that if we want human and animal life to not be snuffed out within a billion years, we need to reach other worlds and Christopher has put together a 500-years roadmap for how we could do it.

Expect to learn why space flight is so harsh on the human body, how genetic manipulation could assist us with survival, whether locking generations of humans on a spaceship is ethical, if zero gravity birth is possible, whether anyone has had sex in space yet, why we should bathe in yoghurt and much more...

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Aug 12, 2021
#356 - Yeonmi Park - What It's Truly Like Living In North Korea
01:12:26

Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector, an author and a YouTuber.

North Korea is the most shrouded, dictatorial and walled-off nation on earth. The only press who are permitted access are get shown a performance masquerading as real life and leaving the country is essentially impossible. At 13 years old, Yeonmi escaped along with her sister & mother.

Expect to learn how North Korea's citizens are conned into spying on each other, why it's better to die than go to prison, how the state has managed to get the total escapees down to 0 in the last few years, if Yeonmi is scared about retribution from Kim-Jong Un and much more...

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Aug 09, 2021
#355 - Andrew Gold - Exorcisms, Rockstar Priests & Dangerous Taboos
01:35:48

Andrew Gold is a documentary maker and podcaster.

In the depths of the Buenos Aires suburbs is a priest who is warding off vampires, levitating followers and battling demons. Or maybe he's kidnapping schizophrenic patients from a local psychiatric ward. Andrew traipsed through Argentina to find out.

Expect to learn what it's like to fear 5000 people are going to kill you in South America, how Andrew infiltrated an underground network in Germany, why the BBC's diversity quota might be protecting the top jobs, how brutal it is to work in Amazon's warehouse and much more...

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Aug 07, 2021
#354 - Rich Diviney - Perform Like A Navy Seal
01:22:17

Rich Diviney is a retired Navy SEAL Commander and an author.

The Navy Seals are one of the most hardened military groups in the world. During 13 tours and over a decade of service, Rich researched and tested his favourite ways to improve and enhance the mental and physical performance of himself and his unit.

Expect to learn how to immediately move your system from a sympathetic to parasympathetic state, why optimal performance is preferable to peak performance, why understanding the relationship between skills and attributes is crucial, how to cope with fear and much more...

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Aug 05, 2021
#353 - Robert Plomin - How Do Genes Influence Our Behaviour?
01:47:39

Robert Plomin, is a psychologist, geneticist and an author.

Separating the influence of nature and nurture is something everyone considers. Robert is the 71st most cited psychologist of the 20th century and has run the largest and most clinically detailed twin and adoption studies in history to finally provide definitive answers to these fundamental questions.

Expect to learn how much of who we are can be attributed to our environment and how much was predisposed by our genetics, why parenting doesn't make a difference, why the choice of school your child goes to only impacts 1% of their outcomes, whether penis size is heritable, if there is a gay gene or not and much more...

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Aug 02, 2021
#352 - Ben Aldridge - How To Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
56:45

Ben Aldridge is an author, musician and teacher.

After finding himself increasingly anxious and suffering regular panic attacks, Ben purposefully spent an entire year doing things which really pushed the limits of his comfort in an effort to regain control of his mindset.

Expect to learn what Ben's Mrs thought of him sleeping on the floor next to the bed, what he discovered when he climbed Everest up and down his house's stairs, why acupuncture in the face can be useful, how exposure therapy spills over into regulating your daily emotions and much more...

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Jul 31, 2021
#351 - Stephen McGinty - The World's Deepest Submarine Rescue
01:03:46

Stephen McGinty is an author, journalist and documentary producer.

In 1973, two British men, Roger Chapman & Roger Mallinson were 1500ft below the surface laying trans-Atlantic telephone cables in the Pisces III submarine.

What happened next is one of the longest, most dangerous, complex and daring rescues ever attempted as America, Canada, Ireland and Britain marshalled their forces in the air and beneath the sea to save the two men, all while their oxygen, food and power was rapidly running out.

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Jul 29, 2021
#350 - James Nestor - Change Your Breath, Change Your Life
01:20:45

James Nestor is a journalist and an author.

We get more energy from our breath than we do from food or hydration or sleep. And yet most people have never considered assessing how properly they breathe. Thankfully James has spent years speaking to the world's leading researchers, breathwork teachers, monks and free divers to find out exactly what we need to know.

Expect to learn why computer use is affecting your breath, how poor breathing can cause diabetes, why snoring is a dangerous habit, James' tips for optimising your daily breathing, the best strategies to use for athletic performance, how to improve your breathing while you sleep and much more...

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Jul 26, 2021
#349 - Rupert Spira - Enlightenment, Happiness & Non-Duality
01:04:18

Rupert Spira a teacher of the Non-Dualism Direct Path, an author and a potter.

Non-dualism is a state of consciousness that many contemplative practitioners aim to achieve. A dissolving of a barrier between the observer and the experience, it's incredibly complex but thankfully Rupert is one of the clearest and most direct teachers of non-duality.

Today we tackle some of the biggest questions in enlightenment practice, like what are we at our essence? What is consciousness? What does it mean to say that you are the same person that you were 20 years ago? What are we referring to when we say "I"? What happens if you take away everything that we identify with?

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Jul 24, 2021
#348 - Daniel Schmachtenberger - Building Better Sensemaking
02:09:52

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project and works in preventing global catastrophic risk.

Having accurate sensemaking is a superpower in the 21st century. As the volume of information we need to sort through increases, the ability to distinguish signal from noise becomes ever more important. Given this, I wanted to ask Daniel exactly how he would advise someone to become an adept sensemaker.

Expect to learn the characteristics that a good sensemaking agent should have, why the relationship between sense, meaning and choice making is so crucial, whether Daniel thinks that humanity is too emotional to reach our full potential, at what stage of personal actualisation we should begin to help the world and much more...

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Jul 22, 2021
#347 - Danny Trejo - The Most Killed Man In Hollywood
01:04:27

Danny Trejo is an actor and restaurateur.

Danny is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood history. He's just written a new memoir about his life and today we get to hear his craziest stories.

Expect to learn what it was like to meet Charles Manson in jail, who was the hardest guy on-set at Con Air, how Danny nearly ended up with the death penalty, whether he actually robbed Antonio Banderas, how he saved Keifer Sutherland from a psychopath and much more...

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Jul 19, 2021
#346 - Rob Reid - How To Avoid Destroying Humanity
02:16:29

Rob Reid is an entrepreneur, podcaster and an author.

The last 15 months have been a terrifying taster of just what a global crisis is like, except it wasn't lethal enough to be a threat to our long term survival - but just because this one wasn't, doesn't mean that more deadly existential risks aren't out there.

Expect to learn how synthetic biology might be the biggest risk to our survival, what we should have learned from 2020, whether Artificial General Intelligence is an immediate threat, Rob's opinion on my solution for saving civilisation, whether we should totally stop all technological development and much more...

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Jul 15, 2021
#345 - Ryan Long - Annihilating The Culture
01:17:40

Ryan Long is a comedian, director and podcaster.

What do Whiteclaw, Elon Musk, Andrew Cuomo's daughter's sexuality, Juule, OnlyFans, Dan Bilzarian, John McAfee, Winston from Mumford & Sons, Oli London and a kinky Thanksgiving Parade have in common?

Absolutely nothing but we talk about them all today. Enjoy.

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Jul 12, 2021
#344 - Luke Burgis - Mimetic Desire: Why Do We Want?
01:02:27

Luke Burgis is an entrepreneur and author.

We feel like we are in charge of our wants. Like we're the creator of our desires. But Rene Girard's theory of Mimetic Desire suggests an alternative - all we are doing is copying and modelling other people's wants, and then spitting them back out as our own.

Expect to learn why you're going to die of a Brazilian butt lift, why mimesis is a kind of alchemy, how mimetic desires cause people to become scapegoats, why Lamborghini's creation story is explained by Rene Girard and much more...

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Jul 08, 2021
#343 - Dr David Sinclair - Defeating Ageing & Living Longer
01:06:00

Dr David Sinclair is a Professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and co-Director of the Paul Glenn Centre for the Biological Mechanisms of Ageing.

The longevity movement is huge, people all around the globe are trying to discover how to live longer and slow down ageing. It's been 2 years since Dr Sinclair was last on the show, so I figured it was time to invite him back on and find out what he's been up to.

Expect to learn why having a dog can make you live longer, how fasting can slow down ageing, what the longevity research says about loneliness, what Dr Sinclair's new supplement regime looks like, whether he's worried about 5G phones or Bluetooth headphones and much more...

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Jul 05, 2021
#342 - Jim Poole - The Neuroscience Of Stress
01:27:19

Jim Poole is the President and CEO of Solace Lifesciences.

The last year has been one of the most stressful in memory, add on top our always-on technology, poor sleep schedules, alcohol, political tensions and it's no surprise that the second great wave of stress is upon us.

Expect to learn how the balance of your autonomous nervous system is constantly being hijacked, how the crazy technology underpinning Jim's flagship product NuCalm works, why the sleep industry is in such a mess, how manipulating your brainwaves can impact your mood and much more...

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Jul 03, 2021
#341 - Life Hacks 205
01:29:37

Jonny & Yusef from Propane Fitness join me for another Life Hacks episode.

Sit back & enjoy as we run through our favourite tools, apps, websites, strategies & resources for a productive and efficient life.

Expect to learn how to crush singing happy birthday, why Yusef is leaving Evernote, the most fun way to spend £12, how to get YouTube Premium for 94p, the ultimate warmup routine, why Jonny is now the most interesting person in the room, how to sleep in Amsterdam Airport and much more...

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Jul 01, 2021
#340 - Mark Manson - 11 Uncomfortable Truths About Life
01:15:53

Mark Manson is an author and blogger.

Mark is the king of telling people things they don't want to hear, but need to hear. I couldn't bring him on without using this as an opportunity to dig out some of his most insightful and painful lessons about life, so here we go - hold on tight.

Expect to learn why almost nothing is ever about you, why there's a fundamental selfishness attached to anxiety, how Mark transitioned from partyboy to fatherhood, why you're probably the problem in all your relationships, why contrarians aren't as smart as they think and much more...

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Jun 28, 2021
#339 - Jeremy McDermott - Hunting An Invisible Drug Lord
01:09:12

Jeremy McDermott is an investigative reporter and the Director of Insight Crime.

Modern drug lords in South America learned that anonymity is a better defence than a well armed militia. Jeremy has spent the last decade of his life chasing one of the most notorious members of The Invisibles, Memo Fantasma "The Ghost".

Expect to learn how the Vice President of Colombia was implicated in a drug lord's operations, how The Ghost deleted his entire identity, why Jeremy turned up on a kingpin's doorstep in Madrid, why the DEA probably had Memo on their payroll and much more...

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Jun 26, 2021
#338 - Robert Wright - Psychology, Aliens & Averting The Apocalypse
01:16:26

Robert Wright is President of the Nonzero Foundation, an author and Visiting Professor of Science and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Bob's book The Moral Animal has changed my thinking more than pretty much any other over the last few years, so naturally I wanted to bring him on to discuss whether aliens are real and how we can avoid existential risks.

For real though, expect to learn the role that evolutionary psychology plays in mindfulness practice, why Bob thinks that aliens are probably enlightened, how global coordination can be improved by everyone meditating, whether we're doomed for civilisational collapse and much more...

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Jun 24, 2021
#337 - 200k Q&A - Jordan Peterson, Bitcoin & Harsh Truths
01:19:55

I hit 200k Subscribers on YouTube!!

To celebrate I asked for questions on Instagram and YouTube. Yet again I was blown away by how interesting, challenging and insightful the questions were so I tried to fit as many in as I could. You guys really are incredibly smart and uncommonly reasonable on an internet of idiots mud slinging at each other.

Expect to learn who the hardest podcast guest to prepare for was, whether I'm worried about being over 30 and single, if I'll shave my head and wear a Tim Pool beanie for 300k, what 5 pieces of advice I'd give someone in their early 20's, what my Spotify looks like and much more...

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Jun 21, 2021
#336 - Richard Lang - What It Feels Like To Have No Head
55:09

Richard Lang is the Co-ordinator of the Shollond Trust, a UK charity focussed on sharing the Headless Way.

If you see a person from 6 feet away, they're a person. From 100,000 miles away they're a planet. From a few microns away they're cells. So what are they at their very centre? Who are we?

This is the central question of The Headless Way and today Richard takes us through Douglas Harding's work to answer it along with some meditations and experiments you can do to illuminate these insights for yourself.

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Jun 19, 2021
#335 - Nicole Arbour - Dating, Haters & Mental Health
01:07:42

Nicole Arbour is a comedian and YouTuber.

Nicole has been through her fair share of controversy, so what insights has she gained from a decade of public attention, haters, success and failure?

Expect to learn what Nicole discovered after 10 years of chronic pain, what Americans Canadians and Brits can learn from each other, why Canadian politeness has ben weaponised, what the right are getting wrong, how to deal with criticism, Nicole's dating advice to her younger self and much more...

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Jun 17, 2021
#334 - Shane Parrish - Mental Models, Good Decisions & Better Content
53:38

Shane Parrish is the Founder of Farnam Street, an ex-Canadian Intelligence Agency Operative and an author.

Farnam Street is one of the best blogs on the planet. Shane has been a huge contributor to increasing the popularity of mental models and effective decision making over the last few years, today we get to dig into some of his favourite insights.

Expect to learn how to pursue growth without feeling insufficient, why everyone in Shane's company gets august off work, how to know when your ego is deceiving you, why making a ton of money on Bitcoin doesn't make you a genius and much more...

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Jun 14, 2021
#333 - Chris Walsh - How Does The Cannabis Industry Work?
01:03:25

Chris Walsh is the CEO and President of Marijuana Business Daily and an industry trend analyst.

People are claiming that cannabis will be the next gold rush industry. After it grew by nearly 50% in 2020, that seems even more likely. Chris knows everything about the world of weed, so we get the inside scoop on this rapidly growing industry.

Expect to learn how weed is somehow illegal federally but legal at the state level, why THC suppositories are a thing, whether there will be a psychedelics industry, what to expect from the next few years of legalisation and much more...

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Jun 12, 2021
#332 - Julia Galef - Learn To Improve Your Decision Making
56:56

Julia Galef is the co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, a podcaster and an author.

Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings said that tens of thousands of Covid deaths could have been prevented if the Government had read Julia's book. Why is it that he swears by Julia's rationalist manifesto?

Expect to learn what most people get wrong about confidence, the difference between a solider and scout mindset, why attitude is more important than knowledge for effective judgement, how to avoid being self-deceptive, what the rationality movement has got most wrong and much more...

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Jun 10, 2021
#331 - Michael Knowles - The Problem With Political Correctness
01:32:10

Michael Knowles is a political commentator, podcaster, and an author.

Ostensibly, political correctness is the right thing to do if you're a  responsible human that is respectful of other people's emotions.

Encouraging people to be mindful and precise of the words they use makes sense. But demanding for tolerance becomes undermined when the people doing the demanding are overbearing and intolerant. It’s like punching people in the name of peace. Something is obviously amiss...

Expect to learn why people who respect free speech may need to restrict free speech, how political correctness lays a trap for everyone, whether Michael thinks we're closer to a Brave New World or 1984, his thoughts on Steven Crowder's situation and much more...

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Jun 07, 2021
#330 - Theo Priestley & Bronwyn Williams - What Will The Future Look Like?
01:16:38

Theo Priestley and Bronwyn Jones are futurists, trend analysts and authors.

The future is supposed to be ours to choose, but who is educated enough to tell us if we're going in the wrong direction?

Theo & Bronwyn brought together the world's leading futurists to articulate, clarify and predict the current trajectories in all the areas of life that you care about, like the future of warfare, education, transport, politics, economics, space travel, relationships and more.

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Jun 05, 2021
#329 - Michael Malice - Is Anarchy The Answer?
01:30:37

Michael Malice is an author, political commentator & podcaster.

No matter your perspective, politics isn't working very well at the moment. The world is divided along more lines than we can count and the powers that be don't seem to have the electorate's best interests at heart. Is the solution just to tear it all down?

Expect to learn why Michael refuses to vote, what the hardest question for anarchy to answer is, why a democracy doesn't give you choice, why I've been forgetting words recently, what we're going to do about our cancelled Russia trip and much more...

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Jun 03, 2021
#328 - Jack Butcher - Visualising Value & Constant Creativity
01:22:22

Jack Butcher is a designer, entrepreneur and the founder of Visualize Value.

Jack has gone from being a normal agency designer to becoming the one-man-army behind Visualize Value - a business that generates over $100,000 a month at a 99% profit margin.

Expect to learn how to avoid getting distracted by shiny object syndrome, how Jack prioritises creativity in a hectic business environment, what becoming a father teaches you about algorithms, how to sustain exponential growth and much more...

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May 31, 2021
#327 - Peter Crone - Defeat Your Limiting Beliefs
01:03:13

Peter Crone is a performance coach to athletes, professionals and celebrities.

The beliefs and subconscious narratives we hold shape our behaviour, health, relationships and performance. But by its very definition, the subconscious is difficult to tap in to.

Expect to learn how to step into the narrative loop of your self-image, why not feeling like you're enough is such a common occurrence, how to be less hard on yourself, what our most dangerous inner monologues are and much more...

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May 29, 2021
#326 - Jim O'Shaughnessy - Surviving The Great Reshuffle
01:27:03

Jim O'Shaughnessy is an investor and the founder, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of O'Shaughnessy Asset Management.

Time, space and geography are collapsing. The richest people on the planet are no longer in charge of labour or buildings, they're symbol manipulators. The skillsets we need today are completely different to what was needed 50 years ago, let alone 500. Jim is here to give us some advice on how we can survive this catastrophic reshuffling.

Expect to learn why 2020 was the best thing to happen to talented people in the developing world, the danger of grade-inflation in top flight universities, why we both have a man-crush on Rory Sutherland, why Isaac Newton was a dick and much more...

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May 27, 2021
#325 - Lauren Johnson - The Mindset Secrets Of Elite Athletes
01:12:57

Lauren Johnson is the New York Yankees ex-Performance Psychologist and a mental toughness expert.

We all have a lot to learn from people who are performing at the limits of their ability. As the person in charge of the New York Yankees' mindset for 4 years, Lauren has seen first hand just how important mindset and mental toughness are for enabling peak output.

Expect to learn how we can improve our self talk, how athletes deal with pain & discomfort, Lauren's best advice for dealing with criticism, what the difference is between a good and elite performer, how to avoid being too outcome-focussed and much more...

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May 24, 2021
#324 - Alex Epstein - Can Fossil Fuels Save The World?
01:29:39

Alex Epstein is an energy theorist, the founder and president of the Center for Industrial Progress and an author.

During any discussion about fossil fuels, the focus only ever seems to be on the negative side effects, but what about the positives? Alex believes that we need more, not less fossil fuels to improve global human flourishing, and today he makes his case.

Expect to learn why solar & wind energy can't fix our energy problems, how nuclear plants have become so demonised, why Alex thinks that climate change activists fundamentally hate humanity, his views on Extinction Rebellion, why fossil fuels reduce environmental catastrophes and much more...

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May 22, 2021
#323 - Michio Kaku - Black Holes, Big Bangs & Quantum Theory
01:04:04

Michio Kaku is the Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York, a futurist and an author.

What happened before the big bang? Is there a white hole on the other end of a black hole? Can time go backwards? Are there other dimensions? Are there other parallel universes? Is there a multiverse of universes?

These are all questions that are beyond our current understanding and can't be resolved using the Standard Model and General Relativity. Michio Kaku is on the quest for The God Equation - a theory of everything and today, we get to find out how close he is to discovering it.

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May 20, 2021
#322 - Mohamedou Ould Slahi - Surviving 14 Years In Guantanamo Bay
01:36:18

Mohamedou Ould Slahi is the subject of the film The Mauritanian and has been called "the most tortured man in Guantanamo Bay".

Mohamedou lived for 14 years in Guantanamo Bay, was subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques, otherwise known as torture, was sexually assaulted by prison officers, was force-fed food, water boarded, subjected to a mock-execution, and spent nearly 20 years away from his home country. Without being charged once.

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May 17, 2021
#321 - Dr Alexander Lee - The Story Behind Machiavelli's Philosophy
01:06:04

Alexander Lee is a renaissance historian at the University of Warwick and an author.

Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most famous political philosophers of all time. His work is often considered ruthless, brutal and manipulative, but who was the man behind the words?

Alexander has just written one of the most insightful and comprehensive biographies of Machiavelli ever, so let's return to 15th century Florence and find out what Niccolo was really like, how he continually failed in his own political career, why he threw up on an old woman after having sex with her, the truth underpinning his views on human nature and much more...

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May 15, 2021
#320 - Robb Wolf - Eat, Sleep & Train Like Your Ancestors
01:12:39

Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic Nutrition and Ancestral Health.

The world which our genetics evolved in is very different to the one we exist in now. Rob's work tries to undo this by applying an evolutionary lens to our training, diet, recovery and socialisation.

Expect to learn why the Guinness book of world records has banned unbroken sleep challenges, Rob's best tips for easily getting more protein into your diet, how losing just 1 hour of sleep can ruin your relationship, how Rob approaches his training methodology after 20 years in the CrossFit world and much more...

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May 13, 2021
#319 - David Buss - The Hidden Psychology Of Sexual Conflict
01:16:14

David Buss is one of the founders of the field of Evolutionary Psychology, Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas and an author.

The topic of sexual deception, harassment and assault are an emotive, highly charged conversation. Men are accused and women are afraid. But why do these conflicts even arise? Why is it that men and women's sexual desires diverge? David's new book opens Pandora's Box to this murky world.

Expect to learn the key differences to men & women's sexual desires, how the over-perception bias explains much of why we are confused, why women are attracted to bad boys, how men are mentally hardwired to objectify women, how mate-value discrepancy can cause all manner of catastrophes, whether all men are rapists and much more...

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May 10, 2021
#318 - Steven Laureys - The Neuroscience Of Meditation
01:03:59

Steven Laureys is a neurologist, Professor of Neurology & Director at Coma Science Group and an author.

Meditation and mindfulness practise has gained a lot of popularity over the last few decades. But the effects are inherently difficult to observe because they're internal, thankfully Steven is one of the leading clinicians and researchers in the field of neurology and has scanned the brains of some of the world's heavyweight meditators.

Expect to learn what structural changes occur in the brain after consistent meditation practise, why meditation impacts happiness, what Steven learned from "the happiest man alive", what neuroscience can tell us about happiness from deep sea divers and much more...

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May 08, 2021
#317 - Cal Newport - How To Master Your Email Overload
01:15:21

Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and an author.

Email has changed the way we collaborate and work. Free, frictionless, instant communication sounds great, but many workers are tyrannised by their email inbox, no matter how many productivity tools they add in. Cal is proposing a new type of solution to this overload.

Expect to learn why workers checking their email every 6 minutes is neutering productivity, how reducing your email can improve how good you are at your job, why you need more than 5 email addresses, Cal's advice for changing your company culture around email and much more...

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May 06, 2021
#316 - Steven Dudley - MS-13: America's Most Notorious Gang
01:14:41

Steven Dudley is the Director of InSight Crime, a crime & public security reporter and an author.

MS-13 are one of the best known gangs in the world. President Trump declared war on them and called them a national security threat. Today we get to hear exactly how the gang works from the most informed MS-13 expert on the planet.

Expect to learn how MS-13 have become so dangerous without any single leader, how the gang initiates new members, the terrifyingly difficult prospect of trying to leave the organisation, how the gang are both victimisers and victims, the danger of them entering into politics and much more...

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May 03, 2021
#315 - Melody Wilding - Succeed If You're Empathetic & Driven
01:12:47

Melody Wilding is an executive coach and an author.

Being a driven but sensitive individual is a fairly interesting blend. You have all the desire for high achievement and go-getting but also overthink pretty much everything which slows you down. Thankfully, Melody is a specialist at coaching what she calls Sensitive Strivers.

Expect to learn how to channel your emotions into an advantage, why trusting your gut is a skill, how to let go of being a perfectionist, how to stop over-thinking, why empathy can help you to beat the competition and much more...

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May 01, 2021
#314 - Greg McKeown - How To Make Life Effortless
01:36:40

Greg McKeown is a public speaker, leadership & business strategist and an author.

Is the toughest path always the right one? Is the more important a thing is, the harder it has to be? Or is there a way to make the execution of what matters most in your life a little easier?

Expect to learn why the usefulness of working runs out more quickly than you might think, how Effortless relates to Essentialism, why burnout is not a badge of honour, how to decide what "done" looks like, how to build the courage to be rubbish, how to get the highest return on the least effort and much more...

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Apr 29, 2021
#313 - Cancel Culture, Sobriety & Identity Change
01:13:09

This episode was originally recorded on Sean Spooner's podcast Life and Lessons.

I enjoyed this discussion so much, I figured I'd put it on Modern Wisdom too. Lots more talking by me on this one, which you'd better enjoy, or else.

Expect to learn why identity change is so hard, what being club promoter without nightclubs for a year has been like, why going sober is still a red pill everyone needs to take, my thoughts on cancel culture, what chapters I would include in my book, why social justice warriors fundamentally hate themselves and much more...

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Apr 26, 2021
#312 - Gabrielle Bluestone - The World's Biggest Scammers
01:03:48

Gabrielle Bluestone is the Executive Producer of the FYRE Documentary, an author & journalist.

From failed festivals to fake blood tests, the grifters and scammers of the world seem to be having their time in the spotlight right now.

Expect to learn how Billy McFarland the founder of Fyre Festival has got himself into even more trouble since he's been in jail, why Elizabeth Holmes from Theranos made her voice lower, what we learned from Mike Bloomberg's Presidential Campaign, whether you can influence your way to a best selling product, why we're so obsessed with these car crash individuals and much more...

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Apr 24, 2021
#311 - Life Hacks 204
01:35:30

Jonny & Yusef from Propane Fitness join me for another Life Hacks episode.

Sit back & enjoy as we run through our favourite tools, apps, websites, strategies & resources for a productive and efficient life.

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Apr 22, 2021
#310 - Adam Lane Smith - 15 Harsh Psychology Truths
01:34:02

Adam Lane Smith is a psychotherapist an author.

Humans are not transparent to ourselves. We are complex creatures who operate on ancient programming. Having spent years and years as a practicing psychotherapist for men, women and couples, Adam has come to learn some insights about us which he put into an epic Twitter thread and that's what we go through today.

Expect to learn why women are disgusted when they learn how the male sex drive works, why having an asshole for a child is your fault, why performative sex stops a woman from orgasming, why depressed men probably don't need medication, the truth about overcoming sexual trauma, how your brain stops you from having sex with your sister and much more...

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Apr 19, 2021
#309 - The Fitness Chef - The Biggest Myths About Fat Loss
01:18:30

Graeme Tomlinson is an evidence based diet coach and an author.

Let's face it, pretty much everyone is fat right now. If lockdown has left us with anything, it's pasty skin which is a bit softer than usual. As the world gets back into a fitness regime, it's important to learn the fundamentals around how dieting and weight loss actually work.

Expect to learn the principles of dieting and losing weight, whether juicing or detoxes work, what low carb & keto actually do, how intermittent fasting works, why slimming clubs don't work, how to keep your fat loss sustainable and much more...

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Apr 17, 2021
#308 - Brian Greene - The Mind-bending Physics Of Eternity
01:29:55

Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist, mathematician, an author and the Director of Columbia University’s Centre for Theoretical Physics.

Nothing short of fascinating stuff today with one of the most popular public physicists of our age. Brian is an absolute titan. Expect to hear answers to some of the biggest and most fundamental questions we have.

What happens if the universe is infinite? When will time end? What is time? What is the relationship between entropy and evolution? What do people get wrong about the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum physics? Just how finely tuned for life is our universe? Why does the Planck Scale exist? Is there such a thing as meaning in a universe which doesn't care if we live or die? How will ultra-advanced civilisations behave in the future?

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Apr 15, 2021
#307 - Dr Jordan B. Peterson - Take Control Of Your Life
01:35:24

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and an author.

The last year has been incredibly challenging. It's times like this when we need one of the most popular and insightful voices of our generation to come and give us some advice, welcome to the show Dr Jordan B. Peterson.

Expect to learn how to deal with the pain of unlived potential, Jordan Peterson's thoughts on the productivity movement, his reaction to being featured in Marvel's Captain America Comic, how to add a sense of urgency to your life, why losing friends as you grow is desirable, what Jordan is going to do next and much more...

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Apr 12, 2021
#306 - Thomas Moynihan - A History Of Existential Risk
01:30:22

Thomas Moynihan is a historian and an author.

Humans may have only had the ability to destroy ourselves for the last hundred years or so, but thinkers have been hypothesising about the potential end of existence for thousands of years. Today Thomas explains the history of how humanity came to realise its potential for extinction.

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Apr 10, 2021
#305 - Steven Kotler - A Complete Recipe For Peak Performance
01:28:19

Steven Kotler is a peak performance expert, entrepreneur and an author.

The mystery of achieving peak performance is what many people are striving toward in life. Steven is a world expert in Flow and through years of cutting edge research, has finally created the recipe.

Expect to learn how to break & build your motivation, the best way to hack your creativity, why Salvador Dali literally WAS drugs, the universal triggers you can use to drop yourself into flow, how to integrate peak performance protocols into your routine and much more... 

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Apr 08, 2021
#304 - Victor Wooten - The Spirit Of Music
01:22:28

Victor Wooten is one of the greatest bass players of all time and a 5-times Grammy Award Winner.

After a career of writing, teaching and performing at the highest levels on earth, Victor has come to gain some insights around how music affects us and what we might be losing if we don't properly nurture it.

Expect to learn how Victor deals with his internal critic, what he does to open up his students' creativity, what fast food and modern music have in common, how Victor overcomes nerves when performing and much more...

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Apr 05, 2021
#303 - Chrissie Mayr - All The Big Mistakes Women Make
01:20:21

Chrissie Mayr is a comedian and a podcaster.

A lot of success in life can be achieved by simply avoiding failure. I wanted to bring Chrissie on to discuss all the lessons she'd give her younger self from her years of dating, family life, career prospects and oestrogen in general.

Expect to learn why no one under 60 years old should write relationship advice columns, why "you deserve it all" is a dangerous ideology, the biggest challenges Chrissie sees women facing in their careers, how to stop being single, why dating multiple men to learn the same lesson is a waste of time and much more...

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Apr 03, 2021
#302 - Ryan Bush - A Guide To Mental Self-Mastery
01:09:51

Ryan Bush is systems designer and an author.

Redesigning your mind is hard because there are a lot of influences at play. A very comprehensive approach is needed to really impact our mindset. Today I think I might have found someone who has all the tools.

Expect to learn how to design your mind to work with you not against you, how to cultivate meta-cognition, how to rewire your mental biases, how to restructure your emotions, how to modulate your desires, how to build self control and much more...

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Apr 01, 2021
#301 - Steven Bartlett - Lessons In Creating A Successful Life
01:02:28

Steven Bartlett is the Founder of Social Chain, an entrepreneur and an author.

Building a business, buying fast cars and becoming a millionaire is the peak of some people's dreams. But does achieving that actually satisfy you and create success? Or does it leave you hollow inside? And is it possible to achieve material success alongside meaningful fulfilment?

Expect to learn why £13 in chicken shop feels more satisfying than Social Chain being listed on a stock exchange, why Steven's billionaire friends are miserable, how to develop the skill of quitting, why Steven left dinner to do a bodyweight workout in his hotel room and much more...

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Mar 29, 2021
#300 - Greg Everett - How To Truly Build Toughness
01:10:04

Greg Everett is a weightlifting coach and an author.

We're in the middle of a toughness revolution. From David Goggins motivational videos to cold showers, it seems like becoming tough is a skill many people want to develop right now, but what IS toughness and how do you cultivate it?

Expect to learn how character, capacity, capability and commitment combine to create a truly tough human, how you can develop your resilience to adversity, why Greg says confidence can be built like any other physical pursuit, how to become more disciplined and much more...

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Mar 27, 2021
#299 - Chris Baber - How To Cook Amazing Fitness Food, For Idiots
01:13:30

Chris Baber is a Chef and a Marks & Spencer food ambassador.

The cells in our body are made up of what we put in our mouth. Although we all cook for ourselves, most people have no idea what they're doing in the kitchen. Chris is coming to the rescue.

Expect to learn how to meal prep healthy fitness food in no time, how spices work and which ones you need, what Chris says every stock cupboard needs, what the best minimal kitchen equipment setup is, how to plan your shopping and your meals to never waste anything and much more...

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Mar 25, 2021
#298 - Polina Pompliano - David Goggins & Elon Musk's Performance Secrets
01:14:17

Polina Pompliano is a writer, author & founder of The Profile.

Polina spends her time assessing the world's highest performing & most interesting individuals. Today we break down some of the common traits of her favourite subjects.

Expect to learn how David Goggins used post-it notes to change himself, why Elon Musk is able to have truly unique thoughts, what Polina learned from The Rock, how the highest performers on earth spend their time wisely and much more...

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Mar 22, 2021
#297 - Brian Christian - The Alignment Problem: AI's Scary Challenge
01:22:43

Brian Christian is a programmer, researcher and an author.

You have a computer system, you want it to do X, you give it a set of examples and you say "do that" - what could go wrong? Well, lots apparently, and the implications are pretty scary.

Expect to learn why it's so hard to code an artificial intelligence to do what we actually want it to, how a robot cheated at the game of football, why human biases can be absorbed by AI systems, the most effective way to teach machines to learn, the danger if we don't get the alignment problem fixed and much more...

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Mar 20, 2021
#296 - Kalle Sauerland - The Life Of A Global Boxing Promoter
01:18:16

Kalle Sauerland is one of the most successful promoters in world boxing, Co-Founder of Sauerland Events and Co-Founder of the World Boxing Super Series.

Boxing is a legendary sport which captures global attention, but the entire industry is held together by the promoters who make the matches and create the events we love to watch, how does it all work?

Expect to learn Kalle's thoughts on Jake & Logan Paul's YouTube boxing careers, his wildest stories from press conferences, how terrifying Derek Chisora really is, when he's been most nervous before an event, what he thinks about Dana White and much more...

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Mar 18, 2021
#295 - Ben Bergeron - Creating A Life Of Excellence
01:29:08

Ben Bergeron is a CrossFit Coach and the Owner of CrossFit New England.

As far as we know, we only get one shot at life, so we'd better make it count. Fulfilling our potential and making the most of our abilities is the name of the game, but how do you do this?

Expect to learn why core values are so important to achieving your goals, how Ben focusses on maximising his minutes, how to embrace adversity in your life, why intentionality and focus are so crucial and much more...

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Mar 15, 2021
#294 - John Vervaeke - Creating A Life Of Meaning & Wisdom
01:24:52

John Vervaeke is an Associate Professor at the University Of Toronto.

There is a meaning crisis upon us. People are revisiting Stoicism and Buddhism and mindfulness and psychedelics in an attempt to understand themselves and connect with the world around them. John joins me today to try and give us a route out of this trench.

Expect to learn the different types of learning, how John would construct a person who is ready to become wise and find meaning, the daily practises that John uses to continue to grow every day, what the relation is between being too cerebral and lacking wisdom and much more...

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Mar 13, 2021
#293 - Adam Alter - The Psychology Of Phone & Tech Addiction
01:10:46

Adam Alter is a Professor of Marketing at New York University's Stern School of Business and an author.

Most adults report that they are within an arm's reach of their phone for 24 hours a day. Our devices have slotted themselves into our lives seamlessly, but controlling our screentime is becoming increasingly difficult.

Expect to learn the psychological tricks tech companies are using to keep you hooked, what Adam thinks the best strategies are to control screentime, what our concerns should be with VR technology, why cliffhangers are so powerful and much more...

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Mar 11, 2021
#292 - Rob Henderson - Signalling: Why You Do The Things You Do
01:31:25

Rob Henderson is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and a US Air Force Veteran.

Signalling is something everyone is doing all of the time. We are constantly leaking information about ourselves and our motives, but most of that information is involuntary.

Expect to learn why signalling and status are intrinsically linked, how a standing next to a Lexus can increase a man's attractiveness, why putting 20 expensive pens on your desk is a smart idea, why young men play loud music out of their car and much more...

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Mar 08, 2021
#291 - John Danaher - What Happens If Robots Automate The World?
01:17:29

John Danaher is an author and a lecturer at the National University of Ireland.

Having a job is valorised in modern society. But if our jobs are taken over by robots, will we find a sense of purpose in other things outside of work, or are we just going to lead meaningless lives?

Expect to learn why technological unemployment might be desirable, what a cyborg utopia might look like, why John thinks losing work might not result in loss of purpose, the risks of sacrificing human values in pursuit of utopia and much more...

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Mar 06, 2021
#290 - Dr Diana Fleischman - How Catching Covid Can Change Your Personality
01:12:49

Dr Diana Fleischman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth and an author.

When we get sick with a virus like Covid-19, our bodies respond, but our behaviour and personality also change in a number of important ways and sometimes, it doesn't change back.

Expect to learn why avoiding new foods when ill makes evolutionary sense, whether needing the bathroom reduces your belief in free will, why extraversion is reduced when you're sick, what Diana thinks about Evolutionary Psychology's place in mindfulness and much more...

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Mar 04, 2021
#289 - 100k Q&A - Sam Harris, Brian Rose & Podcast Tips
01:05:27

We hit 100k Subscribers on YouTube!!

To celebrate I asked for questions on Instagram and Twitter. I was going to just make a short YouTube-only video but the questions were so good, I couldn't cut enough out, so here I am, answering your questions for an hour.

Expect to learn whether I think Brian Rose is a sham, whether Sam Harris will ever get rid of his Trump Derangement Syndrome, my biggest tip for starting a successful podcast, whether I get annoyed by people calling me Chris Wills and much more...

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Mar 01, 2021
#288 - Diane Rehm - Do We Have The Right To Die If We're Terminally Ill?
54:27

Diane Rehm is a former radio presenter, producer and an author.

Talking about the end of life is uncomfortable, but watching someone you love be forced to live on through pain is even worse. Diane has interviewed hundreds of people on the topic of assisted dying from Doctors to Priests, terminally ill patients and ethicists.

Expect to learn why Right To Die Laws are so complex, problematic and applied differently across the world. what the difference is between euthanasia and assisted dying, how to broach the subject with someone you love and much more...

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Feb 27, 2021
#287 - Sven Nyholm - Are Sex Robots And Self-Driving Cars Ethical?
01:09:18

Sven Nyholm is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Utrecht University.

Robots are all around us. They perform actions, make decisions, collaborate with humans, be our friends, perhaps fall in love, and potentially harm us. What does this mean for our relationship to them and with them?

Expect to learn why robots might need to have rights, whether it's ethical for robots to be sex slaves, why self-driving cars are being programmed to drive with human mistakes, who is responsible if a self driving car kills someone and much more...

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Feb 25, 2021
#286 - Dr Zach Bush MD - Why We Shouldn't Aim For A New Normal
01:03:54

Dr Zach Bush MD is a physician and educator specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care.

The last 12 months have been a challenge. Everyone has come up against difficulties and can't wait to get back to some sense of normality, but by aiming for normal, are we missing out on an opportunity to become something better?

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Feb 22, 2021
#285 - The Freemans - How To Have Better Arguments With Your Partner
57:39

Aaron and Jocelyn Freeman are relationship coaches and authors.

Success in relationships can be as much to do with dealing with disagreements as finding common ground, so arguing well might actually be an important skill we need to develop.

Expect to learn what an argument hangover is, how you can make a disagreement with your partner better before it's even begun, how you can turn conflict into a good thing, why emotional triggers are a danger and much more...

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Feb 20, 2021
#284 - Hamilton Morris - Creating The Future Of Psychedelics
01:25:36

Hamilton Morris is a journalist, documentary producer and a chemist.

Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is one of the most interesting documentaries around chemistry, psychoactive drugs, psychedelic culture and traditional uses for plant medicine ever.

Sadly Season 3 is the last one, but Hamilton joins me today to talk about his interest in consciousness, why chemistry hasn't captured culture like other sciences, why Mkat failed because of a branding issue, why we should be synthesising DMT ourselves instead of squeezing Bufo Alvarius the psychedelic toad of the Sonoran Desert and much more...

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Feb 18, 2021
#283 - Andrew Doyle - Free Speech And Why It Matters
01:19:18

Andrew Doyle is Titania McGrath, a comedian and a writer.

Free speech is one of the core tenants of a modern liberal society, and yet we are seeing restrictions being placed on it across the West. In the UK Hate Speech Laws have been introduced and even America is looking at amending the amendment.

Expect to learn what Andrew thinks about Donald Trump being removed from Twitter, whether cancel culture exists, why Miley Cyrus' genital preference is dangerous, what future humans will think when they look back on this period of history and much more...

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Feb 15, 2021
#282 - Dylan Werner - How To Breathe Like A Yogi
01:35:18

Dylan Werner is a yoga teacher and an author.

Breathing is one of the few ways we can directly interact with how our physiology is operating, and yet no one ever taught us how to do it.

Dylan Werner is one of the world's best known yoga teachers and today he gives us a breakdown of not only how the breath can impact our mood and performance but also explains the biology of how our breathing works, how you can implement breathwork into your daily routine, plus he guides us through an entire breathwork sequence at the end of the episode.

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Feb 13, 2021
#281 - Life Hacks 203
01:18:10

Jonny & Yusef from Propane Fitness join me for another Life Hacks episode.

Sit back & enjoy as we run through our favourite tools, apps, websites, strategies & resources for a productive and efficient life.

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Feb 11, 2021
#280 - Carl Benjamin - Making Sense Of 2021's Madness
01:06:20

Carl Benjamin is the YouTuber formerly known as Sargon Of Akkad, a political commentator and host of The Lotus Eaters Podcast.

It feels like a decade of history has happened already in 2021, so I invited Carl on to try and make sense of the madness.

Expect to learn Carl's opinion on Steven Crowder suing Facebook, what a future with WallStreetBets in will look like, whether there is a common thread between JK Rowling and Jordan Peterson, whether American national pride is dwindling and much more...

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Feb 08, 2021
#279 - How Not To Start An Online Business
01:21:43

Jonny joins me (without Yusef) to discuss the wild west of creating money on the internet.

Given the living hell that real businesses have been through with Covid, many budding entrepreneurs are trying to get some of that sweet, sweet internet money.

Expect to learn, the biggest tips Jonny has learned over 10 years of working on the internet, the fundamentals of creating an online business, why traffic & conversions are life, the most common problems everyone makes and much more...

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Feb 06, 2021
#278 - Professor W Keith Campbell - The Psychology Of Narcissism
01:17:06

W Keith Campbell is Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia's Franklin College and an author.

Expect to learn what The Dark Triad is, how narcissists and psychopaths are linked, what social media's influence has been on narcissism, why you might want to increase narcissistic tendencies and much more...

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Feb 04, 2021
#277 - Michael Malice - Connecting The Dots Of Chaos
01:13:22

Michael Malice is an author, political commentator & podcaster.

The first few weeks of 2021 have been madness. Michael joins me today to connect the dots of chaos and give us an insight into why the world is slowly turning upside down.

Expect to learn what a modern anarchist's perspective is on politics, what Michael thinks about the WallStreetBets and Gamespot debacle, what his predictions for a Biden presidency are, why the Capitol Hill Siege will never be forgotten and much more...

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Feb 01, 2021
#276 - Brian Muraresku - The Psychedelic Origins Of Western Civilisation
57:14

Brian Muraresku is a lawyer and an author.

The Mysteries of the ancient world are just getting stranger and stranger. Did Plato, Marcus Aurelius and thousands more attend a secret psychedelic ceremony which formed the basis for the Christian Sacrament?

Expect to learn why an annual parade finished with a secret ceremony in ancient Greece, why the Christians may have wanted to keep this secret, what it was like to research in the Vatican secret archives, the implications if all this is true and much more...

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Jan 30, 2021
#275 - Andy Ngo - Unmasking Antifa: Inside America's Anarchy
01:04:58

Andy Ngo is a journalist and an author.

Andy has been on the front lines to observe some of the most radical, intense rioting in America, including the barricading of cities downtown, shootings, calls to defund the police and attacks on federal buildings.

Expect to learn what it was like going undercover with Antifa in Seattle's CHAZ, how it feels to live in Portland where Antifa are most prevalent, whether Andy thinks the Capitol Hill Riots would have happened if Trump had won and much more...

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Jan 28, 2021
#274 - Donald Robertson - Stoicism: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor
01:35:41

Donald Robertson is a Psychotherapist and an author.

People are getting tattoos of Marcus Aurelius, copies of his Meditations sold out at the beginning of the pandemic and yet he was just some bloke two thousand years ago. What made him so special and what is there to learn from his life?

Expect to learn how stoicism and cognitive behavioural therapy are intrinsically linked, why an existential crisis can be useful, how Marcus Aurelius dealt with his anger, why Donald thinks we lost the wisdom of ancient Greece and much more...

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Jan 25, 2021
#273 - John Sweeney - Alexei Navalny: Putin's Enemy Explained
01:15:22

John Sweeney is an investigative journalist and a writer.

There is a fascinating and incredibly dangerous poker game going on in Russia at the moment. The establishment versus the newcomer.

Expect to learn why Navalny is galvanising such support, how he survived poisoning with novichok, how he convinced one of his own assassins to admit to trying to kill him and why he once nearly became a pirate...

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Jan 23, 2021
#272 - Philip Goff - What Is Consciousness?
01:11:46

Philip Goff is a Professor of Philosophy at Durham University and an author.

Consciousness is the most evident of all phenomenons. It's the one thing we can actually be sure of, and yet we have a very limited understanding of what it is and why it's here.

Expect to learn the main philosophical positions on consciousness, why Philip thinks the old proposals are insufficient to explain our awareness, what time racism means, why Deepak Chopra just won't me alone and much more...

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Jan 21, 2021
#271 - Dr Rangan Chatterjee - Building A New Mindset On Success
01:33:32

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a British physician, author, television presenter and podcaster.

How can we create the life where we don't just look fulfilled but genuinely are fulfilled? What does it mean to truly be successful? What use is fame if you don't like the person you see in the mirror?

Expect to learn Rangan's most important daily routines, his biggest insights about personal development over the last year, what he thinks about Cosmopolitan's new campaign, how Tiger Woods' story is a warning to us all and much more...

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Jan 18, 2021
#270 - Dr Stu McGill - Protecting Spinal Health When Working From Home
01:15:47

Dr Stuart McGill is a professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo and a world expert in back pain.

In the new WFH world, many people are changing their routines, desk setups and posture. Combined with limited access to gyms and less chance to move and exercise, this is a perfect storm for creating back pain.

Expect to learn the number one cause of back pain Stu sees in his patients, why most physicians are wholly unprepared to deal with spinal injuries, why social media can stop you from being a master of your craft, whether our ancestors suffered with back pain and much more...

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Jan 16, 2021
#269 - Richard Meadows - Optionality: How To Make Your Own Luck In Life
01:24:53

Richard Meadows is a journalist and author.

Life doesn't come with an instruction manual. How to organise our lives to be efficient but have options, to be take advantage of routine and enjoy variety is one of the hardest balancing acts we face.

Expect to learn why you should earn as much money as you can when you're young, how to make life changing choices under uncertain conditions, protect against financial disaster, develop a system to create our own luck and much more...

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Jan 14, 2021
#268 - Brian D. Earp - The Ethics Of Using Drugs To Fall In & Out Of Love
01:17:09

Brian D. Earp is a Research Fellow at Oxford, philosopher and writer.

Love is a feeling many of us yearn to feel, but the medical developments of the 21st century is moving love out of the personal and into the medical realm.

Expect to learn if we can make ourselves fall in or out of love with drugs, whether we can turn a straight person gay, how anti-love drugs can help reduce domestic violence, the ethics of changing your attractiveness with drugs and much more...

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Jan 11, 2021
#267 - Jordan Shallow - Protecting Your Body & Mind From Your Personality
01:08:26

Jordan Shallow is a Chiropractor, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Powerlifter.

Given that we should hopefully be returning to normality this year, I wanted to ask Jordan about how he balances his desire for improvement with protecting his body and mind from becoming damaged.

Expect to learn whether Jordan thinks there is a balanced way to use social media, how we can avoid injury when re entering the world of training in 2021, why being obsessive about balance can counteract an all-or-nothing mentality and much more...

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Jan 09, 2021
#266 - Noreena Hertz - Is There A Loneliness Epidemic?
01:05:01

Noreena Hertz is an author and economist.

Even before social distancing was a word, loneliness was a huge crisis. More people than ever before feel detached in a world that's never been so connected.

Expect to learn the dramatic health impacts of loneliness, the extreme lengths some people are going to in an effort to feel connected with other humans, why 16-24 year olds are at highest risk and much more...

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Jan 07, 2021
#265 - Dr Andrew Steele - Why We Get Old & How We Can Stop It
01:22:07

Andrew Steele is a scientist, writer and presenter.

Ageing is a phenomenon we're all familiar with and is completely taken for granted as a fact of reality, but do we have to accept it?

Expect to learn why curing ageing might be easier than curing cancer and all other diseases, the unfortunate truth of fasting for longevity, why the next decade will be the most exciting for lifespan research and much more...

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Jan 04, 2021
#264 - Joel Jamieson - An Expert Guide To HRV & How To Improve It
01:24:35

Joel Jamieson is a performance architect.

Heart Rate Variability is everyone's favourite new health metric. Joel is one of the world's leading coaches for HRV and today he takes us through what HRV is, why it matters and his best strategies and workouts for improving yours.

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Jan 02, 2021
#263 - Reflecting On My Mental Flaws & Strengths
01:01:17

Charlotte Fox-Weber is a Psychotherapist and an author.

As a therapist of many years, Charlotte saw an opportunity to turn the mic around on me for once and ask some questions about how I see myself and why I do what I do.

Definitely a change of pace today but I really enjoyed opening up. There are some takeaways in here which might illuminate your own mental state and thought patterns.

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Dec 28, 2020
#262 - Chris Sparks - How To Properly Do An End Of Year Review
01:08:07

Chris Sparks is a Productivity Coach and a Former Top 20 Online Poker Player.

Many people use the end of the year as a breakpoint to check in with how life is going and plan what they want to achieve in the following 12 months.

Today Chris gives us the exact process he takes his high performance clients through to achieve maximum clarity and prepare for a year of success.

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Dec 26, 2020
#261 - Our Biggest Lessons From 2020
01:06:12

Jonny & Yusef join me today to talk through our biggest lessons from 2020.

Expect to learn what we've learned from the weirdest year ever, how Yusef's insight on the front-lines of a hospital has changed his worldview, how Jonny has improved his personal development by removing most of the things he does, how hot a hot potato can be and much more...

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Dec 21, 2020
#260 - Diren Kartal - Finding Your Why
01:09:04

Diren Kartal is an online coach and speaker.

As we approach the end of 2020, many people will be looking to make changes in their lives. As a coach who assists 100's of clients with their lifestyle design, Diren has a unique insight into this process.

Expect to learn why your why is so important, the most common issues Diren is seeing his clients encounter, how he broke off an engagement in Australia with no one to support him, his advice for a successful relationship and much more...

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Dec 19, 2020
#259 - Rob Lipsett - The Most Positive Man On Earth
01:15:20

Rob Lipsett is a YouTuber and Fitness Model.

While I was in Dubai I managed to get hold of the loudest, friendliest and most positive Irish man in history.

Expect to learn Rob's advice for anyone trying to start a YouTube channel, why he can't wait for our robot overlords, what he's learned from a decade of bodybuilding, how he deals with haters and much more...

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Dec 17, 2020
#258 - Paul Evans - Living An Alternate Reality During A Coma
01:09:48

Paul Evans is an entrepreneur and author.

Out of body experiences during operations are bizarre but at least semi-common, living an entire new life in an alternate reality for two years during a seven month coma is something else entirely.

Expect to learn how childhood bullying can set the tone for your entire life, what it was like to live through the Arab Spring revolts in Egypt, the mind bending detail that Paul can remember his "other life" in and much more...

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Dec 14, 2020
#257 - Harold McGee - The Science Of How Smells Work
57:44

Harold McGee is an author and food expert.

Our sense of smell sits at the front of our daily experience and yet our understanding of what smells are and how they're processed is almost non existent.

Expect to learn why smell may be the oldest of our senses, how our brains combine what hits our nose to create sensations, whether smell will be the new frontier for the entertainment industry, what an opera singer smells like and much more...

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Dec 12, 2020
#256 - Nims Purja MBE - Climbing The Fourteen Highest Mountains On Earth
54:53

Nims Purja MBE is a mountaineer and former SBS Operative.

The fastest anyone had previously climbed the 14 Death Zone mountains greater than 8000m was 8 years. Nims Purja did it in 7 months.

Expect to learn what the human body is truly capable of, how purpose can overcome fatigue, the truth behind "that Everest photo", what effect Nims has noticed climate change has made to the mountains and much more...

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Dec 10, 2020
#255 - Rory Sutherland - The Psychology Of Irrationality
01:10:30

Rory Sutherland is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Advertising and an author.

2020 is the year of change. Human behaviour is far less rational and sophisticated than we might claim. Combine these two and you have the ideal breeding ground for a Rory episode.

Expect to learn what Rory thinks about my new Bear or Bull game, his opinions TikTok and OnlyFans, why sticking your genitals in a Dyson AirBlade is a bad idea, how Rory would advise Boris, why credit card numbers are ridiculous and much more...

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Dec 07, 2020
#254 - Cory Allen - The Story Behind Binaural Beats
01:19:43

Cory Allen is an audio engineer, meditation coach and author.

Binaural Beats have been brought into popularity over the last few years for assisting meditation, deep focus, sleep and more. But what are they and how do they work?

Big thanks to Cory for his insights and for cutting some of his awesome tracks into this episode for a very unique listening experience where you'll get to hear exactly how Binaural Beats sound.

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Dec 05, 2020
#253 - George Mack - Mental Models 104 - Bear Or Bull?
01:10:08

George Mack is a writer and a growth marketer.

If you imagine your mind as an operating system, mental models are apps that you can install to give yourself extra functionality and improved decision making.

Expect to learn about our brand new game Bear Or Bull, how you can use anchoring to get laid, why numeracy is a superpower, whether remote working is a blessing or a curse and much more...

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Dec 03, 2020
#252 - Tom Otton - You Are Not A Victim
01:14:55

Tom Otton is the Managing Director at Create Group and an Ultra Endurance Athlete.

Everyone experiences negative self talk and doubt, how you deal with it is what makes the difference, and the choice is yours.

Expect to learn what it's like to run for 50 hours without sleep, how to create the perfect company culture, why a victim mindset is the most important thing to overcome, how to lean into your fears to overcome failures and much more...

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Nov 30, 2020
#251 - Colin Wright - The Battle Between Gender & Biology
01:11:29

Colin Wright is an Evolutionary Biologist and the Managing Editor at Quillette.

The debate around gender and sex differences has taken longer to work out than Jordan Peterson's rehab. We're nearly at the end of 2020 and what constitutes a man and a woman are still being discussed. Hopefully Colin can shed some light on this.

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Nov 28, 2020
#250 - Marcus Smith - Build An Unbreakable Mindset
01:19:15

Marcus Smith is an ultra endurance athlete and gym owner.

From breaking his body in a cycling accident to running 30 marathons in 30 days, Marcus embodies an Ultra Mindset, the man is an animal.

Expect to learn the framework Marcus uses to overcome any obstacle, how it feels to hit a wall at 54km/h, what it's like to run for 24 hours straight, why your parents were right to tell you to relax, how to maintain motivation when life gets hard and much more...

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Nov 26, 2020
#249 - Mike Thurston - Travelling, Steroids & How To Build An Audience
01:28:31

Mike Thurston is a YouTuber and Fitness Model.

Mike is one of the biggest fitness YouTubers in the UK and a good buddy of mine, given that we're both in Dubai right now, it made perfect sense to catch up for the first time in years on the show.

Expect to learn Mike's thoughts on the steroid accusations, his core principles for training, where he sees the future of social media going, what he's learned about relationships from travelling the world, how he grows his social media channels and much more...

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Nov 23, 2020
#248 - Tim Campos - Doubling Facebook's Workforce Productivity & Fixing Your Calendar
58:40

Tim Campos is the CEO of Woven and Ex-CIO of Facebook.

We live in a world with a surplus of information. How we cut through that noise and arrive at a place where we can make effective decisions quickly is the job of productivity systems.

As someone who doubled the productivity of Facebook's workforce, Tim knows the limitations of high pressure, high growth, high information environments.

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Nov 21, 2020
#247 - Hamilton Souther - A Master Shaman's Guide To Ayahuasca
01:16:11

Hamilton Souther is a Master Ayahuasca Shaman.

Psychedelics are the cool kid on the block in 2020, from plant medicine holidays to recreational DMT trips. Today we get to learn from a 20 year veteran of over 4000 ceremonies.

Expect to learn what it's like to learn shamanism from the greatest masters in history, why plants have a place in a medicalised modern world, what sort of life a full time shaman lives in the jungle, Hamilton's full length description of how plant medicines work and much more...

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Nov 19, 2020
#246 - Jay Morton - Developing A Special Forces Mindset
54:10

Jay Morton is a Former SAS Operator and Two-time Everest Summitee.

Becoming a soldier means dealing with fear, coping with pressure and performing with excellence. The SAS is the best of the best and today we learn the key lessons from Jay's 14 year career.

Expect to learn how humour can help with fear, whether climbing Everest is harder than the SAS Selection Process, the coolest operation Jay was a part of, how to take advantage of opportunity and much more...

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Nov 16, 2020
#245 - Rob Bell - Is Spirituality Compatible With Modern Life?
55:50

Rob Bell is a MegaChurch Pastor and an author.

When you're compelled to discover why we are here there are a number of potential routes you can go down, becoming the pastor of a church with 10,000 people in it which takes over a mall to fit them all in is one of them.

Expect to learn how spirituality can be compatible with a modern rational life, how Rob breaks the preconceptions of pastors, why our emotions feel so spiritually compelling, why we can learn insights from our heart and not just our head and much more...

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Nov 14, 2020
#244 - Diana Rodgers - The Case For Eating Better Meat
55:48

Diana Rodgers is a dietitian, author and a film producer.

The case for veganism is often made, today we get to hear the other side of the argument.

Expect to learn whether vegans or meat eaters live longer, the environmental, nutritional and ethical reasoning behind Diana's justification for eating meat, if you truly can get all your nutrients from plants and supplements, who meat has become a scapegoat for and much more...

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Nov 12, 2020
#243 - Sevan Matossian - A Growth-Minded Guide To Raising Superhuman Kids
01:31:38

Sevan Matossian is a filmmaker and a parent.

90% of people will have children at some point in life, yet we're never given the same insights for raising kids that we learn for our own personal growth.

Expect to learn the key principles that Sevan focusses on when parenting 3 young boys, how to keep your relationship stable when having children, why a home birth might be your best option and much more.

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Nov 09, 2020
#242 - John Roa - The Dark Side Of The Startup World
01:00:21

John Roa is an entrepreneur and an author.

We often hear about the galactic successes of high growth startups, but what is the price that the founders pay to enable it?

Expect to learn what the real culture of silicon valley is, how your business can cause a psychotic breakdown, what John realised is truly valuable in life, how market sentiment and true value have become detached and much more...

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Nov 07, 2020
#241 - Seth Godin - Weaponise Your Creativity
47:04

Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, marketer and an author.

“Process saves us from the poverty of our intentions” - Elizabeth King. Seth is an absolute boss and fully delivers on this episode as we discuss how to overcome creative hurdles and ship your work.

Expect to learn what learning to juggle can teach us about achieving goals, how to deal with criticism, what we can do to get past imposter syndrome, how we can avoid becoming a hack and why intentional action helps you to be accountable...

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Nov 05, 2020
#240 - Sheldon Solomon - Does The Fear Of Death Drive Everything We Do?
01:18:13

Sheldon Solomon is a social psychologist at Skidmore College and an author.

Humans are a unique animal in that we are aware of our own mortality. One day we will die, and we know it. This fact has a huge impact on how we live our lives, perhaps it's the most important fact we know.

Expect to learn how Sheldon's experiments have proven that death anxiety is a crucial driver of behaviour, why we can hate somebody for the shape of their nose, how death anxiety causes people to be tribal, what would happen if a child grew up without any human contact and much more...

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Nov 02, 2020
#239 - Massimo Pigliucci - The Stoic Guide To A Happy Life
01:05:54

Massimo Pigliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at City College and an author.

The stoic teachings have helped people for thousands of years, Massimo is undertaking the not-so-small task of attempting to update and improve the body of work.

Expect to learn Massimo's favourite lessons from stoicism, how to apply the dichotomy of control to your life, why Epictetus was so cool, why Plato might have had a big forehead and much more...

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Oct 31, 2020
#238 - Reeves Wiedeman - The Catastrophic Story Of WeWork
01:05:35

Reeves Wiedeman is an author and a Contributing Editor for New York Magazine.

At one point, WeWork was one of the world's highest ever valued private companies. Now it's in free fall.

Expect to learn why WeWork was so overvalued, where it got all it's capital from, the fundamental flaw in the business model, how personality & charm can overcome objections, what we can learn from Silicon Valley's biggest failures and much more...

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Oct 29, 2020
#237 - Chris Voss - How To Negotiate Like An FBI Agent
01:07:47

Chris Voss is the Ex Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator for the FBI, a CEO & author.

Chris is someone who has negotiated under the highest imaginable pressure with kidnappers, bank robbers and terrorists.

Expect to learn the single most powerful phrase in communication, how to say no more effectively, how to improve your confidence during a discussion, Chris' best strategies for de escalating a disagreement, his opinion on Trump's communication style and much more...

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Oct 26, 2020
#236 - Robert Glazer - Elevate Yourself & Reach Your Potential
59:28

Robert Glazer is a CEO and an author.

Closing the gap between where we are and where we could be is one of the most important pursuits in life.

Today expect to learn Robert's best advice for elevating your spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional capacities, why looking for a cerebral answer to every problem can be a poor strategy, the most powerful changes you can make to impact your growth and much more...

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Oct 24, 2020
#235 - Konstantin Kisin - Approval To Speak Freely
01:06:28

Konstantin Kisin is a comedian and podcaster.

Growing up in Russia gives you a unique insight into culture, identity and politics. Hopefully this episode doesn't end up with us in the Gulag.

Expect to learn why Darren Grimes being called in by the MET Police is bad for everyone, what the current day and the Soviet Union have in common, who Konstantin thinks will win the US Election, how empathy is being weaponised and much more...

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Oct 22, 2020
#234 - Life Hacks 202
01:43:16

Jonny & Yusef from PropaneFitness.com join me for another Life Hacks episode.

Sit back & enjoy as we run through our favourite tools, apps, websites, strategies & resources for a productive and efficient life.

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Oct 19, 2020
#233 - Annie Duke - How To Make Better Decisions
01:32:58

Annie Duke is a professional poker player and an author.

The quality of our life depends upon the quality of our decisions. As a poker player who has competed at the biggest tournaments in the world, Annie understands the value of making good decisions under pressure.

Expect to learn how to become a great decision maker, why trusting your gut is dangerous, how to account for luck, Annie's framework for making successful & repeatable decisions and much more...

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Oct 17, 2020
#232 - Andrew Doyle - I'm Not Exaggerating The Problem
01:09:55

Andrew Doyle is Titania McGrath, a comedian and a writer.

More clairvoyant prophecy today from Andrew as he reminds us all that everything he said in late 2019 has now come true.

Expect to learn whether we need to decolonize Mars, who Andrew thinks will win the 2020 Election, why "whiteness" is a problematic term, what's happened with gay activism, whether creating a slave-themed workout routine is a clever idea and much more...

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Oct 15, 2020
#231 - Ali Abdaal - How To Learn & Remember Anything, Fast
01:06:57

Ali Abdaal is a Doctor and a YouTuber.

The ability to consume and retain information quickly is one of the most important skills of the 21st century and yet very few of us actually understand the way our brains learn & remember.

Expect to learn how to design your perfect study schedule, why discomfort is a good sign when studying, the golden rule of memory, Ali's best tools & apps to augment your learning, how to automate spaced repetition and much more...

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Oct 12, 2020
#230 - Mark Walsh - How To Get Out Of Your Own Head
58:11

Mark Walsh is the Director of the Embodied Facilitator Course & Founder of the Embodiment Conference.

We all spend a lot of time being cerebral. But by celebrating the powers of cognition, are we missing out on the wisdom accessible in our body?

Expect to learn Mark's framework for improving your embodiment, his favourite tactics for how to get yourself out of your head, how embodiment can be used every day to benefit your personal growth and much more...

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Oct 10, 2020
#229 - Mara Cortona - Why Is No One Talking About Existential Risk?
01:11:31

Mara Cortona is the Executive Director of the Astropolitics Institute and Founder of Nöonaut.

The world is going to end. Eventually. For most of us that concern is far away, but the smartest minds in the world of existential risk put the likelihood that we survive the next century at 1 in 3.

With this hugely terrifying statistic hanging over our heads, why is no one focussing on the big problems? Poorly aligned Artificial General Intelligence, Biotechnology and other risks are significantly more dangerous than global warming or the 2020 election but get paid far less lip service.

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Oct 08, 2020
#228 - Daniel Sloss - The Biggest Lessons From 2020
01:01:29

Daniel Sloss is a comedian.

2020 has been chaotic to say the least. Daniel joins me to break down his biggest lessons from a year without comedy shows, Netflix Specials or the adoration of 1000's of strangers.

Expect to learn why Daniel started going to therapy, his advice for couples who struggled during lockdown, the challenges of life slowing down, how to deal with a catastrophic ego and much more...

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Oct 05, 2020
#227 - Heather Morris - Lessons In Listening From The Tattooist Of Auschwitz
01:04:40

Heather Morris is an author.

Heather's first book The Tattooist Of Auschwitz was a global phenomenon and the process of creating that work involved years and years of delicate, patient, attentive listening - a skill which many of us could benefit from learning.

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Oct 03, 2020
#226 - Ryan Holiday - Taking Wisdom From The Lives Of The Stoics
01:05:19

Ryan Holiday is a marketer and an author.

Stoicism is the hot new girl in school. Increasingly we're being exposed to the lessons of ancient Athens 2000 years ago but without the context of knowing the lives that these philosophers lived, our insights can hit a ceiling.

Expect to learn Ryan's 3 favourite stoics of all time, why the stoic writings still sound so relevant today, why ancient Athens was an ideal place for philosophy but an awful place to live, what the stoics would be most upset by in modern society and much more... 

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Oct 01, 2020
#225 - Eric Jorgenson - The Wisdom Of Naval Ravikant
01:31:56

Eric Jorgenson is a growth marketer and product strategist.

Naval Ravikant has risen to wisdom-stardom over the last 10 years but is far more aloof than most of us would like. Eric has spent 3 years compiling the best of Naval's insights into a single book, and today we get to fanboy about it.

Expect to learn the most impactful quotes from Eric's research on Naval, the fundamentals of how wealth is created, how to productise yourself, why happiness is a skill not a state, why desires are a weakness, how you can get more lucky and much more...

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Sep 28, 2020
#224 - Erin Zammett Ruddy - All The Adulting Skills You Were Never Taught
58:49

Erin Zammett Ruddy is an author.

Life doesn't come with an instruction manual, and yet we're all meant to muddle through it anyway without setting ourselves on fire or blowing up the vacuum cleaner.

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Sep 26, 2020
#223 - Fiona Murden - How Role Models Change Our Lives
01:01:48

Fiona Murden is a psychologist, executive coach and an author.

We might think we're sovereign beings with independent will & agency, but the examples set by those around you are constantly shaping your behaviour, let's find out how much...

Are you really the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with? How important is your teacher in primary school? What impact do your parents' beliefs have on you when you reach adulthood? How useful are bad actors at identifying behaviour you should avoid?

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Sep 24, 2020
#222 - Morgan Housel - How To Become Wealthy, Stay Wealthy & Be Happy
01:16:08

Morgan Housel is a writer and investor.

It doesn't matter if you earn £10m a year, if you spend £11m then you're not creating any wealth. How can people who are so rich be so stupid with money? Cue Morgan, the no-BS finance guy.

Expect to learn Morgan's golden rule of becoming wealthy, why luck & risk are the same thing, why buying a Ferrari is often a terrible idea, what the stock market was thinking in 2020, whether we'll have a mud wrestling match and much more...

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Sep 21, 2020
#221 - Justin Tosi - The Abuse Of Moral Talk For Self Promotion
01:14:23

Justin Tosi is the Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas Tech University & an author.

Moral grandstanding is the easiest way to signal your virtue without having to actually do anything virtuous. Why has it recently become so prevalent?

Expect to learn why wishing that someone would get cancer isn't a good debating tactic, the different forms that grandstanding takes, why it is a moral problem, how hierarchies play into people's desire to grandstand & much more...

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Sep 19, 2020
#220 - Steven Pressfield - How To Turn Pro
01:05:50

Steven Pressfield is an author.

Many people's lives are split into two parts; before and after they Turn Pro. Steven's work has helped millions of people overcome Resistance, find their passion and have the courage to take the leap into an activity they love.

Hopefully by the end of this episode you'll have all the information you need to make your own transition to leave the amateur life behind.

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Sep 17, 2020
#219 - Douglas Murray - Permission To Think Differently
01:20:16

Douglas Murray is a journalist, author and associate editor of The Spectator.

Gender, race & identity have been the most inflammatory topics of 2020, Douglas returns today in an effort to throw some sand on the fire of social justice.

Expect to learn whether Douglas is bored of talking about identity politics, whether looting is an effective method for political change, whether Ben Shapiro is a better rapper, what Douglas' gym routine looks like & much more...

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Sep 14, 2020
#218 - Matthew Yglesias - Is One Billion Americans A Good Idea?
01:05:17

Matthew Yglesias is a writer and the Co-Founder of Vox.

There is an impending economic and social threat from China and India to America's global dominance. Is the answer to import and breed a billion Americans? Let's find out...

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Sep 10, 2020
#217 - Gad Saad - The Death Of Truth And How To Revive It
01:10:29

Gad Saad is an Evolutionary Psychologist, Professor of Marketing at Concordia University and an author.

Bad ideas are infecting every area of society, it's time to discover how to inoculate ourselves.

Expect to learn what is the grandaddy of bad ideas, why people are so easily persuaded, whether Gad is bored of spending his time arguing on Twitter, what he thinks of Nassim Taleb, who he predicts will win the 2020 election and much more...

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Sep 07, 2020
#216 - Matthew Kobach - Evolution, Meaning and Managing The NYSE's Social Media
01:41:13

Matthew Kobach is a content strategist.

Matthew transformed the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) into a social media behemoth. Plus he's a very interesting guy with a fantastic moustache. 

We get into everything today including evolutionary signalling, psychology, ancient philosophy, social media strategy and much more...

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Sep 03, 2020
#215 - Josh Kaufman - The Key Principles Of Running Any Business
01:05:06

Josh Kaufman is a skill acquisition expert and an author.

The Personal MBA is one of the best selling business books from the last 10 years and today we revisit the key lessons Josh has uncovered through his research and experience.

Expect to learn why you don't need to go to business school, the 5 things every business needs to be able to do, how your personal development can limit your business development and much more...

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Aug 31, 2020
#214 - Cosmic Skeptic - How Do We Define What Is Good & Bad?
01:30:38

Alex O'Connor is a philosopher & YouTuber.

Get ready for a mental workout today as Alex poses some of the most famous and most difficult questions in ethics.

What does it mean to say that something is good? Why SHOULD you do one thing instead of another thing? Why should we care about wellbeing? What is the definition of suffering? On whose authority is anything good or bad?

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