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Cal Newport is a computer science professor and a New York Times bestselling author who writes about the impact of technology on society, and the struggle to work and live deeply in a world increasingly mired in digital distractions. On this podcast, he answers questions from his readers and offers advice about cultivating focus, productivity, and meaning amidst the noise that pervades our lives.

Deep Questions with Cal Newport Cal Newport

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Cal Newport is a computer science professor and a New York Times bestselling author who writes about the impact of technology on society, and the struggle to work and live deeply in a world increasingly mired in digital distractions. On this podcast, he answers questions from his readers and offers advice about cultivating focus, productivity, and meaning amidst the noise that pervades our lives.

    Ep. 241: The Virality Trap

    Ep. 241: The Virality Trap

    Why does Twitter maintain such a strong grip on those who produce things with their minds for a living? Is it really so critical that we all spend so many hours spreading our output on this particular platform? In today’s episode, we explore this question, seeking new, more sustainable and humane ways to be an online creative professional.

    Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). Get your questions answered by Cal! Here’s the link: bit.ly/3U3sTvo

    Video from today’s episode:  youtube.com/calnewportmedia

    Today’s Deep Question: Given all the advantages of controlling your own digital press, why do so many content producers rely on Twitter? [5:39]

    - Does Twitter’s new view count feature make the service even worse? [27:10]
    - Why do so many important business/thought leaders spend so much time on Twitter? [35:14]
    - Does this professor need Twitter? [43:00]
    - Does Mastadon stand a chance against Twitter? [53:26]

    SOMETHING INTERESTING:

    Started From the Bottom podcast [1:01:04]
    pushkin.fm/podcasts/started-from-the-bottom

    Australian senators backing 4-day work week [1:03:12]
    theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/mar/09/australia-four-day-work-week-labor-greens-senators-support


    Thanks to our Sponsors:

    hensonshaving.com/cal
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    cozyearth.com (Promo code: Deep)

    Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

    • 1 Std. 9 Min.
    Ep. 240: Disciplined Laziness

    Ep. 240: Disciplined Laziness

    You can’t just turn a “work harder” or “relax” knob. Once you realize that productivity ideas can offer you great autonomy in shaping your life - however you decide to do that - your relationship with it becomes more nuanced and fruitful. Productivity can be understood as applying organization tools and deliberate processes to take back control of your obligations.

    Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). Get your questions answered by Cal! Here’s the link: bit.ly/3U3sTvo

    Video from today’s episode:  youtube.com/calnewportmedia

    Today’s Deep Question: Is productivity about optimization or autonomy? [6:06]

    - Should I start a blog to prepare to write a book? [23:18]
    - How do I recover from burn out? [30:11]
    - How do I prioritize when I have too many interests? [35:15]
    - Should I ditch my side hustle? [39:25]
    - How do I convince my self-focused colleagues to participate in more efficient group systems? [43:24]

    Something Interesting:

    - The five books I read in February 2023 [53:24]

    Links:

    vice.com/en/article/akdyje/the-relentless-rise-of-the-productivity-influence
    youtube.com/watch?v=YctcDlPixb8

    Thanks to our Sponsors:

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help: betterhelp.com/deepquestions
    blinkist.com/deep
    expressvpn.com/deep
    ladderlife.com/deep

    Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

    • 1 Std. 4 Min.
    Ep. 239: On Time and Stress

    Ep. 239: On Time and Stress

    The relationship with time is one of the more interesting things going on in work culture. Many knowledge workers take on too much work and become overloaded. If we have less to do, our relationship with time can be repaired. So we have to think very concretely about building systems and mindsets that reduce how much we have to do.

    Life of Focus link here: life-of-focus-course.com

    Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). Get your questions answered by Cal! Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/3U3sTvo

    Video from today’s episode:  https://youtube.com/calnewportmedia

    Today’s Deep Question: Is our relationship to time broken? [16:12]

    - Do we need AI-driven time management tools? (Rant alert) [39:39]
    - Is slow productivity compatible with becoming world class in a competitive field? [47:46]
    - What deep accomplishments are Cal and Jesse most proud about? [50:15]
    - CASE STUDY: A composer embraces slow productivity [59:40]

    Something Interesting:

    - Quiet quitting in academia? [1:08:35]

    Links:

    https://www.ft.com/content/176c104a-32c0-4267-b122-add10e5405f9
    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/04/books/time-jenny-odell-.html
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-00633-w

    Thanks to our Sponsors:

    https://www.hensonshaving.com/cal
    https://www.huel.com/questions
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    Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

    • 1 Std. 14 Min.
    Ep. 238: The Joys of the Reading Life

    Ep. 238: The Joys of the Reading Life

    The reading life is a deep life. The screen-filled life can be primitive and exhausting. Which one do you want?

    Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). Get your questions answered by Cal! Here’s the link: bit.ly/3U3sTvo

    Video from today’s episode:  youtube.com/calnewportmedia

    Today’s Deep Question: Why is it important to read books? [7:23]

    - Should I buy physical copies of books I enjoyed on my kindle? [30:45]
    - How should I organize my notes when writing a non-fiction book? [34:38]
    - How do I train myself to become a reader? [40:34]
    - How should I build a library? [50:25]
    - What does Cal think about Sam Bankman-Fried’s claim that books are worthless? [55:12]

    Something Interesting: [1:02:21]

    - Napoleon’s solution to inbox overload
    - Rethinking productivity: impact vs. velocity

    Links:

    abc.net.au/religion/maryanne-wolf-cultivating-deep-reading-in-a-digital-age/102001224

    reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/11fphcy/til_napoleon_bonaparte_refused_to_open_his_mail/

    itamargilad.com/velocity-vs-impact/


    Thanks to our Sponsors:

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    Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

    • 1 Std. 9 Min.
    Ep. 237: Reimagining the Internet

    Ep. 237: Reimagining the Internet

    Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). Get your questions answered by Cal! Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/3U3sTvo

    Video from today’s episode:  https://youtube.com/calnewportmedia

    Today’s Deep Question: Should we consider a radically reimagined internet? [7:03]

    - Can we build a better internet? [29:20]
    - Will the coming augmented reality make the deep life impossible? [36:18]
    - How do I become more disciplined about shutting down my phone? [44:26]
    - Is the internet alive? [49:35]
    - How does Cal see the connection between his professor and writer roles? [55:40]

    Something Interesting: Michael Cera Doesn’t Use a Smartphone [1:10:47]

    Links:

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/mychalthompson/michael-cera-smartphone-social-media
    https://urbit.org
    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/21/us/google-supreme-court-youtube.html
    Elevate Your Team  


    Thanks to our Sponsors:

    https://www.hensonshaving.com/cal
    https://www.huel.com/questions
    https://www.mintmobile.com/deep
    https://www.policygenius.com

    Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

    • 1 Std. 17 Min.
    Ep. 236: Hacking Remote Work

    Ep. 236: Hacking Remote Work

    Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). Get your questions answered by Cal! Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/3U3sTvo

    Video from today’s episode:  https://www.youtube.com/calnewportmedia

    Today’s Deep Question: How can I significantly decrease the footprint of my remote job (without anyone noticing)? [10:46]

    - How do I leverage a shift to remote work to gain a deeper life? [39:23]
    - How can I work deeply in a remote job that requires me to be available? [43:16]
    - How do I make time for my individual projects while working remotely? [53:47]
    - How do I avoid being promoted out of a nice remote position into a miserable management role? [55:35]

    CASE STUDY: Alternative Workflow Pitfalls [1:00:07]

    Something Interesting: The five books I read in January, 2023 [1:09:54]

    Links:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/02/04/return-to-office-occupancy-status


    Thanks to our Sponsors:

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help:
    https://www.betterhelp.com/deepquestions
    https://www.ladderlife.com/deep
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    Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

    • 1 Std. 20 Min.

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J0hannes T. ,

Practical advice from Well-Rounded thinker

Especially the Q&A format makes the podcast worthwhile. Listeners ask real questions und Cal provides practical answers.

bdrach ,

One of the most intelligent people out there

Even if you aren't a hard core productivity fan, the insights here are worth it

vetterflo ,

Perfect input to stay in the right mindset

Since I found the podcast I basically listend to it whenever I wanted to listen to a podcast. The format of just answering questions is really nice since it makes it really interesting and you can get some take aways for yourself.
Highly recommend it to everyone trying to get into deep working

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