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Life lessons from the greatest thinkers on the planet with Chris Williamson. Including guests like David Goggins, Dr Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Dr Julie Smith, Steven Bartlett, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Balaji Srinivasan, Steven Pinker, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Chris Bumstead, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more. Understanding the world is hard. This podcast will help.

Modern Wisdom Chris Williamson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Life lessons from the greatest thinkers on the planet with Chris Williamson. Including guests like David Goggins, Dr Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Dr Julie Smith, Steven Bartlett, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Balaji Srinivasan, Steven Pinker, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Chris Bumstead, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more. Understanding the world is hard. This podcast will help.

    #772 - Oliver Burkeman - Why Our Obsession With Productivity Is All Wrong

    #772 - Oliver Burkeman - Why Our Obsession With Productivity Is All Wrong

    Oliver Burkeman is a journalist, a writer for The Guardian and an author.
    We often find ourselves caught in a productivity spiral, feeling as though we aren’t accomplishing enough and scalding ourselves when we fall short of impossibly high bars. What drives this constant pursuit of perfection? Is it truly beneficial to continuously seek efficiency?
    Expect to learn why so many of us have a ruthless obsession with being productive, the problem with trying to optimise efficiency as much as possible, why control is such a point of tension in our lives, what the relationship is between productivity and emotions, whether there is power in embracing your limitations instead of trying to fix them, why it’s so hard to cut ourselves some slack, how we can make writing less hard and much more...
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    #712 - Dr Jordan Peterson - How To Destroy Your Negative Beliefs: http://tinyurl.com/2rtz7avf
    #700 - Dr Andrew Huberman - The Secret Tools To Hack Your Brain: http://tinyurl.com/3ccn5vkp
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    #771 - Dr Peter Attia - Scientifically Proven Ways To Build Muscle & Boost Longevity

    #771 - Dr Peter Attia - Scientifically Proven Ways To Build Muscle & Boost Longevity

    Dr Peter Attia is a physician, longevity expert, podcaster and an author.
    There is essentially an unlimited amount of health advice available on the internet. Working out what is legit science and what is broscience is difficult, but thankfully decades of experience means Peter can help cut through the noise about what is actually most effective to improve your fitness and longevity.
    Expect to learn why a simple hospital visit can cost $6000 in America, how to improve your cognition, the best supplements everyone should be taking, whether there is any safe dose of melatonin to take, why so many young men are now on TRT, how worried we should be about processed foods, suncream, alcohol and all of your other favourite vices, how we can better deal with mental decline as we age, how to improve your self-talk and much more...
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    #712 - Dr Jordan Peterson - How To Destroy Your Negative Beliefs: http://tinyurl.com/2rtz7avf
    #700 - Dr Andrew Huberman - The Secret Tools To Hack Your Brain: http://tinyurl.com/3ccn5vkp
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    • 3 hrs 31 min
    #770 - David Brooks - Why Is Everyone So Emotionally Detached?

    #770 - David Brooks - Why Is Everyone So Emotionally Detached?

    David Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times and an author.
    We’re often told to control our emotions, but is that actually what we want? Or do we want to be confident enough to feel them fully? Instead of becoming too detached, how can we reconnect with our feelings and actually embrace our experience and connections?
    Expect to learn why men have been conditioned to be so emotionally cut-off, why being stoic or aloof is perceived to be attractive, why so many people are repressed, how to accurately see people and make them feel comfortable, how to open up without triggering your fear, how to improve the energy you enter a room with and much more…
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    #712 - Dr Jordan Peterson - How To Destroy Your Negative Beliefs: http://tinyurl.com/2rtz7avf
    #700 - Dr Andrew Huberman - The Secret Tools To Hack Your Brain: http://tinyurl.com/3ccn5vkp
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #769 - Dr Shanna Swan - Why Are Men’s Testosterone Levels Plummeting?

    #769 - Dr Shanna Swan - Why Are Men’s Testosterone Levels Plummeting?

    Dr. Shanna Swan is a Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist and an author.
    Many of us have heard about about harmful chemicals in plastics, food and water that can mess with our hormones. But just how much truth is in this? How much of our health is disrupted by our modern environment?
    Expect to learn what is happening to male and female reproductive health, how important testosterone is for everyone, the problems with male fertility rates and sperm count, the chemicals that are most impacting reproductive health, what men can do to improve and increase their sperm count, how to limit your exposure to bad chemicals and much more...
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    #577 - David Goggins - This Is How To Master Your Life: http://tinyurl.com/43hv6y59
    #712 - Dr Jordan Peterson - How To Destroy Your Negative Beliefs: http://tinyurl.com/2rtz7avf
    #700 - Dr Andrew Huberman - The Secret Tools To Hack Your Brain: http://tinyurl.com/3ccn5vkp
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    #768 - Dr K HealthyGamer - How To Control Your Emotions & Become Mentally Strong

    #768 - Dr K HealthyGamer - How To Control Your Emotions & Become Mentally Strong

    Dr K is a psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School instructor, co-founder of Healthy GamerGG, Twitch streamer and a YouTuber.
    Humans face a predicament that has never been seen before, a massive overload of stimulation. The effect of constant exposure to social media, video games, and porn is not good, but thankfully Dr K has developed a ton of powerful ways to finally take back control of your attention.
    Expect to learn what social media is doing to our brains, how much we can attribute the mental health crisis to screens, why anxiety and depression are so prevalent, how to let emotions into your life more, why therapy so often sucks for men, why high profile YouTubers are quitting, how to separate your self worth from your accomplishments and much more...
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    #700 - Dr Andrew Huberman - The Secret Tools To Hack Your Brain: http://tinyurl.com/3ccn5vkp
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    • 2 hrs 10 min
    #767 - Josh Szeps - Is It Time For Gay Pride To Go Away?

    #767 - Josh Szeps - Is It Time For Gay Pride To Go Away?

    Josh Szeps is a journalist and the host of "Uncomfortable Conversations with Josh Szeps".
    What are the things you can't criticise? What about Gay Pride in Australia? What if you're a gay man? What about criticising the cringe of the anti-woke Right? Everyone is getting the heat today, including Josh's ex-employer the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
    Expect to learn what the difference is between getting cancelled by the left and right, why we feel the need to forensically pick through public figures' lives, why so many people believe the world is ruined, the problem with the anti-anti woke, what JK Rowling has been up to, what happened to the indigenous Australian people apology trend and much more...
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