Welcome to exploring reality.
A podcast by two guys on the search for a more objective view on life.
Reality is complex. Whereas science provides us with endless knowledge about nature and ourselves, it's hard to connect all the dots. Why? A big reason is perception. No two people see things the same way.
We discuss the topics that influence our perception, from cognitive biases and thought patterns, to systems thinking and mass psychology.
Each episode we focus on one theme we've found to be significant in our life. We'll dance around this theme by connecting it with personal experiences, global events, and insightful resources. The idea is to provide you with some mental models and enough associations that you can define your own reality for each theme.
#7 - Mindset of an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship is a gladiator sport and with it comes many trials and tribulations. Beirem and Kosta walk through some of the highlights and lowlights of their entrepreneurial journey and discuss some of the lessons they have learnt in their journey.
#6 - Belief Systems
Belief systems are like the OS for our identity, they start being built when we are children and often we are unaware of them. Beirem and Kosta deep-dive into some of their own personal belief systems and how they have gone around trying to change and augment some of their behaviours and identity.
#5 - How News & Social Media Affect Us
The news has become a merchant of chaos, drip-feeding cortisol (and sometimes dopamine) non stop 24 hours a day. Beirem and Kosta discuss the origins of the news, how fits into the evolutionary biology and the role social media has started playing in all this as well.
#4 - Mindfullness & Meditation
Mindfulness has spread across the western world like wildfire in recent years, together with a broader set of modern Buddhist philosophies. Beirem and Kosta talk about their own journeys with mindfulness as well as some of the underlaying science and research to the effects it has on the mind and body.
#3 -Books for the Brain
Every nerd loves a good book, especially a brain book. In this episode Beirem and Kosta got through their bookshelves and review and discuss their favourite books on psychology, behavioural economics, neuroscience and more.
#2 - Personal Transformative Experiences
This episode is all about transformative experiences and how they can rewire the brain and change our sense of identity. Beirem and Kosta look back at their lives and discuss moments where that helped shape their lives and beliefs. They go from the impact of being immigrants to their relationships with parents to karate World Championships.