A deep dive into the stories, habits, ideas, strategies and methods that drive fulfilled people and create enormous success for them. The guests are diverse, but they share profound similarities. They’re guided by purpose, live with intense joy, learn passionately, and see the world with a unique lens. Each episode lets us soak in their hard-earned wisdom and apply it to our lives. Guests include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth Godin, and Tyler Cowen.
Seth Godin: Writing Every Day
My guest today is Seth Godin, the author of nineteen international bestsellers that have been translated into more than 35 languages. My all-time favorite is Purple Cow, which I discovered in college and became my nickname. This is my second interview with Seth, who has published an article every day now for more than a decade. If you want to be a prolific creator, Seth is one of the best teachers you can possibly find.
David Nemetz: Founding Bleacher Report
My guest today is Dave Nemetz, the Founder of Bleacher Report which was one of my favorite media companies as a kid. We spoke about what it's like to lead your company through a merger, why you can think of media businesses like a supply & demand equation, and one of Dave's favorite quotes from Hunter S. Thompson: “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
Rabbi David Wolpe: Jewish Wisdom
Newsweek Magazine once called Rabbi Wolpe the most influential rabbi in America. He is the Senior Rabbi at Sanai Template in Los Angeles and he's the author of eight books including one about King David and another gem called Why Be Jewish? I don't remember the last time I enjoyed preparing for an interview so much. I'm named after King David, but until this interview, I hadn't explored the history of my name in more than a decade.
Joe Henrich: What Makes Society Smart?
My guest today is Joseph Henrich, a professor at Harvard and an expert on the evolution of human cooperation and culture.
In this episode, we talk about the role big Gods play in cultural evolution, the time Joe spent living with small-scale societies in rural Peru and Fiji, and what economists can learn from anthropologists and the evolution of attraction. Please enjoy my conversation with Joseph Henrich.
Grant Sanderson: Math For The Masses
My guest today is Grant Sanderson, the man behind one of the world's largest math-focused YouTube channels: 3blue1brown. We talk about ideas like prime numbers, the Twin Primes conjecture, and pop culture's role in advancing mathematics. Later in the episode, we talk about mathematical constants and the rate of progress in mathematics. Then, we close by talking about Grant's process for writing scripts, note-taking, and researching ideas for each episode.
Eric Jorgenson: Lessons from Naval Ravikant
My guest today is Eric Jorgenson, a Product Strategist at Zaarly and the author of the Almanack of Naval Ravikant: a guide to wealth and happiness. The book collects and curates Naval's wisdom from Twitter, podcasts, and essays over the past decade. Naval is the founder of Angel List, an angel investor who has invested in companies like Twitter and Uber, and the man behind one of the most popular Twitter accounts in the world.