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Life lessons from the smartest people on the planet.

Including guests like Dr Jordan Peterson, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Balaji Srinivasan, Steven Pinker, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Michael Malice, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more.

Modern Wisdom Chris Williamson

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Life lessons from the smartest people on the planet.

Including guests like Dr Jordan Peterson, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Balaji Srinivasan, Steven Pinker, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Michael Malice, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more.

    #561 - More Plates More Dates - Inside The Liver King's Lie

    #561 - More Plates More Dates - Inside The Liver King's Lie

    Derek is a YouTuber, founder of Gorilla Mind and a fitness expert.
    The Liver King has seen one of the fastest rises to internet fame ever. Documenting his ancestral lifestyle generated millions of followers and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for his businesses, but it turns out that the physique he displayed in his content was built on massive amounts of performance enhancing drugs, despite him denying it on many occasions.
    Expect to learn what Derek thinks of the Liver King's apology video, just how extreme the number of drugs he was talking were, whether there is more information still to come out, the risks for anyone of taking TRT, Derek's thoughts on NoFap, how to develop confidence when approaching someone you like and much more...
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    #560 - Max Lugavere - How To Optimise Human Nutrition

    #560 - Max Lugavere - How To Optimise Human Nutrition

    Max Lugavere is a health and wellness expert, author and a diet advocate.
    Working out what to eat is hard. Which is odd because everybody does it. You'd think that the science of nutrition, a thing the entire human race relies on multiple times per day, would have some definitive answers. Thankfully Max can explain why it's such a mess and give some solid principles we can all use.
    Expect to learn whether carnivore is an optimal diet for us all to follow, whether organic and non-GMO actually makes that much of a difference, what to look for in a magnesium supplement, the actual science of seed oils, whether sunscreen is a danger, why nutrition science is so contested, why calories matter but they aren't all that matter and much more...
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    #559 - David Puts - What Use Is The Female Orgasm?

    #559 - David Puts - What Use Is The Female Orgasm?

    David Puts is a Professor of Anthropology at Penn State whose research focuses on the evolution and development of human sexuality and sex differences.
    Apparently women orgasm. Why they do it however, has been a mystery for a long time. They don't need to in order to get pregnant. And sometimes they don't do it at all, for ages. So what use is the female orgasm, and what predicts the sort of partner who'll make it happen?
    Expect to learn if the female orgasm is just a gatekeeper for oxytocin, whether more dominant male faces predicted earlier orgasm, why men competed for women through contests rather than sexual selection, how male-male aggression, not female selection drove the evolved differences between men and women, whether you can tell a person's personality from their voice pitch and much more...
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    #558 - Tim Urban - How To Take Charge Of Your Life's Direction

    #558 - Tim Urban - How To Take Charge Of Your Life's Direction

    Tim Urban is one of the internet's most popular writers and the founder of Wait But Why.
    When we look to our past, many of us believe that we could have behaved differently, perhaps that we should have behaved differently. Yet when we look to the future we believe that our path is locked in and genuine change is difficult, this couldn't be more backward and Tim explains it in a number of obvious, face-palm-inducing ways.
    Expect to learn what Tim thinks about Elon's takeover of Twitter, why leisure time when you're not supposed to be having leisure time is a curse, why you should absolutely not marry the wrong person, Tim's best advice for dealing with procrastination, how he copes with criticism from strangers and peers, how to avoid dwelling on decisions you didn't make and much more...
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #557 - Douglas Rushkoff - How Billionaires Are Preparing For Doomsday

    #557 - Douglas Rushkoff - How Billionaires Are Preparing For Doomsday

    Douglas Rushkoff is a media theorist, futurist, writer and documentarian.
    The world's richest people are preparing for the end. They're buying up farming land and below-ground bunkers in New Zealand. What catastrophe is it that they think is about to happen? And what happens if technology creates a techno-hell instead of a techno-utopia?
    Expect to learn what happens when you're invited to brief billionaires on the future downfall of the earth, whether having your own sovereign nation at sea is a realistic idea, whether it's possible to live in an underground missile silo with an indoor infinity pool, what mindset is driving this techno-paranoia and much more...
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #556 - Rob Henderson - How Men Compete For Status

    #556 - Rob Henderson - How Men Compete For Status

    Rob Henderson is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and a US Air Force Veteran.
    Men fight. Sometimes they look silly when they fight. But they also collaborate and team up to take on common enemies. Women fight in very different ways that are less obvious, but no less vicious, and they sometimes try to even scupper their own teammates.
    Expect to learn how men's judgements of formidability are better at predicting future sexual partners than women's judgements of attractiveness, why male intrasexual competition is so much more obvious, my theory around why men hate to hear that women like dad bods, why there are rules in a "no rules" street fight, what happens if you get kidnapped by an Amazonian tribe and much more...
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    • 1 hr 26 min

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You may have some smart people on your podcast but you have a lot to learn. The reason that you don’t see obese people in Rome is that Italy has a food culture as do France and Spain. The UK does not. The biggest danger in the UK comes from ultra processed food and there are plenty of self styled nutritionists (meaningless and unqualified) lobbyists working for a multi billion pound junk food industry telling you that you should not fat shame people etc. Have you seen how the oil companies spent 40 years convincing us that global warming did not exist. This is the same buddy.

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