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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 • 1.8K 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.

    #808 - Dr David Kipping - Black Holes, Alien Civilisations & How The World Ends

    #808 - Dr David Kipping - Black Holes, Alien Civilisations & How The World Ends

    Dr David Kipping is an astronomer, a professor at Columbia University and a YouTuber.
    Expect to learn David’s thoughts on Terrence Howard’s appearance on Joe Rogan, what actually happens as you approach the speed of light, if there is any chance of finding intelligent life out there in the universe, how big the universe actually is, the biggest questions we still have about black holes, how the moon was created, whether time is infinite or if the universe will ever end and much more...
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    #700 - Dr Andrew Huberman - The Secret Tools To Hack Your Brain: https://tinyurl.com/3ccn5vkp
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    • 2 hrs 24 min
    #807 - Alex O'Connor - Why Is Cultural Christianity On The Rise?

    #807 - Alex O'Connor - Why Is Cultural Christianity On The Rise?

    Alex O’Connor is a YouTuber, writer and a podcaster.
    Christianity is nothing new. But it's seeing a resurgence in popularity among some unexpected groups - public intellectuals and Gen Z. What is going on that only shortly after it was cool to be an atheist, it's now cool to go to church on a Sunday again?
    Expect to learn whether we are actually seeing a Christian revival, if the new wave of Christianity is just right wing conservatism in disguise, whether you can ‘choose’ to believe in God, if new atheism was a failure, why there is not a current muslim revival, what happened to the gospels that were missing from the original bible, whether there's two Gods in the Old Testament and much more...
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    #712 - Dr Jordan Peterson - How To Destroy Your Negative Beliefs: https://tinyurl.com/2rtz7avf
    #700 - Dr Andrew Huberman - The Secret Tools To Hack Your Brain: https://tinyurl.com/3ccn5vkp
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    • 2 hrs 16 min
    #806 - Brian Klaas - Chaos Theory: The Hidden Force That Secretly Controls Your Life

    #806 - Brian Klaas - Chaos Theory: The Hidden Force That Secretly Controls Your Life

    Brian Klaas is a political scientist, a professor at University College London and an author.
    Small, seemingly insignificant events can have profound effects on the world. But how much of our fate is truly determined by chance, and if chaos plays such a huge role, how much control do we actually have over anything?
    Expect to learn the chance story of the atomic bomb's targeting, the difference between contingency and convergence, why our brains are so good at distorting reality, the link between Donald Trump's election and the dinosaurs, how a cigar changed the course of the American Revolution, why floorboards in New England are 23 inches wide and much more...
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    #805 - Gurwinder Bhogal - 14 Uncomfortable Truths About Human Psychology

    #805 - Gurwinder Bhogal - 14 Uncomfortable Truths About Human Psychology

    Gurwinder Bhogal is a programmer and a writer.
    Gurwinder is one of my favourite Twitter follows. He’s written yet another megathread exploring human nature, cognitive biases, mental models, status games, crowd behaviour and social media. It’s fantastic, and today we go through some of my favourites.
    Expect to learn why our mental model of the world assumes people are just like us, why Narcissists tend to inject themselves into every story no matter how unrelated or tenuous, the role of Postjournalism in a world of fake news, why we navigate the world through stories and not statistics or facts, why people specialise in things they are actually bad at and much more...
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    #700 - Dr Andrew Huberman - The Secret Tools To Hack Your Brain: https://tinyurl.com/3ccn5vkp
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    #804 - Dr Mike Israetel - Exercise Scientist’s Masterclass On Losing Fat

    #804 - Dr Mike Israetel - Exercise Scientist’s Masterclass On Losing Fat

    Dr Mike Israetel is a Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at Lehman College and the Co-Founder of Renaissance Periodization.
    If you’ve ever wondered “is this diet actually working” then you're probably not alone. However there are now scientifically proven optimal methods for losing fat in the most efficient way possible. And today we get a full breakdown of the optimal approach for fat loss from the best teacher on the planet.
    Expect to learn how the physiology of fat loss actually works, whether calories actually matter in your weight loss journey, if you need to count macros when trying to lose fat, how to actually build and keep 6-pack abs, whether there are any fat loss supplements worth your time to take, how long you should stay on a diet for before taking a break and much more...
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    • 2 hrs 24 min
    #803 - Nick Bostrom - Are We Headed For AI Utopia Or Disaster?

    #803 - Nick Bostrom - Are We Headed For AI Utopia Or Disaster?

    Nick Bostrom is a philosopher, professor at the University of Oxford and an author
    For generations, the future of humanity was envisioned as a sleek, vibrant utopia filled with remarkable technological advancements where machines and humans would thrive together. As we stand on the supposed brink of that future, it appears quite different from our expectations. So what does humanity's future actually hold?
    Expect to learn what it means to live in a perfectly solved world, whether we are more likely heading toward a utopia or a catastrophe, how humans will find a meaning in a world that no longer needs our contributions, what the future of religion could look like, a breakdown of all the different stages we will move through on route to a final utopia, the current state of AI safety & risk and much more...
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    • 1 hr 32 min

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