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ML187: Larry Grobel on The Art of the Interview, Lessons from Hollywood Stars and Writing Great Stories
Larry Grobel is a writer and interviewer who has interviewed every big name in Hollywood from Robert de Niro to Angelina Jolie. In this episode we discuss:
- The art of a great interview informed by Larry’ work with the world’s biggest stars
- Techniques for building rapport to make people open up
- Larry’s principles for storytelling that he’s used in his writing & interviewing
We also talk about Larry’s 10 days on Marlon Brando’s private island and his close 30 year friendship with Al
ML186: Gary Lachman on Lost Knowledge of the Imagination, Meme Magic in Politics and Life as a Rockstar
Gary Lachman is a writer and philosopher, whose work focuses on human imagination and the history of occult ideas. In this episode we discuss:
- Moving between the rational and the imaginative modes of consciousness
- The rise of meme magic in politics
- How to make sense of a world dominated by philosophies of nihilism
We also discuss Gary’s experience in the rock band Blondie in the mid 70s, how the internet shapes reality and the history of some of the most important ideas about consciousness.
ML185: Andrea Domenichini on Weaponised Autism, Exploring Consciousness and Lessons from Dungeons & Dragons
Andrea Domenichini is a media producer and podcaster who runs his own show Voices in the Dark. In this episode we discuss:
- The role curiosity plays in learning and how to cultivate it in yourself and others
- The nature of knowledge and the thread running between science and the arts
- What Dungeons & Dragons has taught Andrea about storytelling & creativity
We also talk about growing up in different cultures, neurodivergence and the TV Series Westworld and what it teaches us about consciousness.
ML184: James Hollis on Creating The Life You Want, Lessons from Jung and Understanding Your Mind
James Hollis is Jungian analyst and author of 16 books, including his latest work Prisms and Living Between Worlds. In this episode we cover:
- How to deal with competing desires and create the life you want to live
- The meaning of Jung’s big ideas like the shadow and what they mean for you
- How James has written a book every two years for the last 3 decades
This was a wide ranging, deep conversation that will give you a fresh perspective on how to live a meaningful life.
ML183: Sergey Young on Living to 200, Investing in the Longevity Revolution and The Science & Technology of Growing Young
Sergey Young is the Founder of the Longevity Vision Fund and author of the book The Science and Technology of Growing Young. In this episode we discuss:
- How using health data will eventually enable us to reverse aging
- The current state of aging research and progress made in recent years
- The simple things you can do to extend your lifes and stay healthy
This episode will give you a broad overview of the longevity field and unique insights into what you can do to live a longer, healthier life.
ML182: Tom Chatfield on Overcoming Cognitive Biases, Finding Trustworthy Sources and How To Think Better
Tom Chatfield is a philosopher and author of the books Critical Thinking and How To Think. In this episode we discuss:
- How to avoid common thinking mistakes and deal with your biases to be less wrong
- The three characteristics of valuable information sources
- How to understand statistics and form an accurate picture of reality in a data driven world
This episode will help you overcome thinking mistakes and make sense of the world around you.
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Nasos hosts such a fun and educational podcast. Always finding great guests and giving me new ways to think about learning and improving myself. 🏋️♂️
Give your brain a gift and listen to a few episodes! 🧠
Entertaining, informative and through-provoking
I always enjoy listening to the varied topics covered in this podcast, and the conversations are invariably interesting and dynamic. As someone interested in education, it’s great to have this curated collection of perspectives and schools of thought. Thank you, Nasos!
Feel like I am in a gripping conversation
It’s like being at one of those dinner parties where fortune sits you next to interesting people that you could learn from, and there are plenty of times I’ve wanted to chip into the conversation.