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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, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Michael Malice, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Steven Pinker, 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, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Michael Malice, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Steven Pinker, Mark Manson and more.

    #510 - Zack Telander - Men Are Taking More Viagra Than Ever

    #510 - Zack Telander - Men Are Taking More Viagra Than Ever

    Zack Telander is a weightlifter, coach & YouTuber.
    More serious problems are afoot. The number of men using viagra is at al time highs, BatGirl has been cancelled, Beyonce has become an ableist abuser, a basketball star gets jailed in Russia and TikTokers are wearing blasphemous bikinis. Obviously, me and Zack must fix all of this.
    Expect to learn how long you can flog a dead franchise before it stops making money, how men can think themselves into performance anxiety, whether a Russian arms dealer is worth a WNBA player, how many times Demi Lovato can announce a change of pronouns, whether Addison Rae would wear an Adidas Burqa and much more...
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    #509 - Colin O'Brady - The Man Who Walked Across Antarctica

    #509 - Colin O'Brady - The Man Who Walked Across Antarctica

    Colin O'Brady is a 10-time world record breaking explorer and one of the world's best endurance athletes.
    The things we believe can act like a glass ceiling. It's an imaginary limit that we place on what we can achieve in life because of our age or experience or money or self trust. Colin is a man who has annihilated his way through that glass ceiling and is here to show us what's on the other side.
    Expect to learn what it's like to have to drag a 375lb sled 1000 miles across the Antarctic, why having a British Special Forces Soldier breathing down your neck can help you move faster, why the chasm of comfortable complacency is a place we all can fall into, what it feels like to get third degree burns over a third over your body in Thailand, how to rid yourself of limiting beliefs and much more...
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #508 - Nate Hagens - The World's Coming Energy Catastrophe

    #508 - Nate Hagens - The World's Coming Energy Catastrophe

    Nate Hagens is the Director of The Institute for the Study of Energy & Our Future.
    Energy drives our entire world. It keeps our GDPs growing, our cars moving and our hospital's working. If there was a shortage of energy, life would change very dramatically. Nate has spent 20 years researching the state of our current energy reliance and creating an assessment and philosophy for the future.
    Expect to learn how energy is intrinsically linked to our economy,  why solar and wind are not a solution, why the things that humans value needs to change if we want to continue flourishing, what would happen if the price of energy went up by even a small margin, the real reason that the USA has a ton of bases in the Middle East and much more...
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    #507 - Dr Julie Smith - Overcoming Stress And Anxiety

    #507 - Dr Julie Smith - Overcoming Stress And Anxiety

    Dr Julie Smith is a Clinical Psychologist, online educator and an author.
    Bad days will come. Stress and burnout and feeling down is always a potential threat. So, it's vital that you understand the right tools to recognise this, deal with it and bring yourself back to a balanced mindset.
    Expect to learn whether depression is actually caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain, what most people misunderstand about anxiety, the most important things to avoid when you're feeling down, how a bad morning can be turned around, how to improve from a place of growth not a place of fear and much more...
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #506 - Elizabeth Stokoe - The Science Of Analysing Conversations

    #506 - Elizabeth Stokoe - The Science Of Analysing Conversations

    Elizabeth Stokoe is a Professor of Social Interaction at Loughborough University studying conversation analysis.
    The discussions we have usually seem to flow seamlessly. That's until you transcribe and scientifically analyse them to show up all the pauses, filler words, mistakes, stutters and half-finished sentences. Then, the fact that we can communicate at all seems to become a miracle.
    Expect to learn what not to say on a first date, why the word like has taken such a hold over people's mouths, just how big of an impact language has on our behaviour, why the words that people say often are the most important contributor when determining of our opinion of them, what Elizabeth learned from hostage negotiations, whether our use of technology and smart speakers is changing our language and much more...
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    #505 - James Smith - Can Men & Women Be Friends Again?

    #505 - James Smith - Can Men & Women Be Friends Again?

    James Smith is an author, podcaster, online trainer and not a life coach.
    Many men and women no longer see each other as on the same team with a common goal, and instead view them as adversaries who don't play well together. But given that humanity has continued successfully for hundreds of thousands of years, this can't be how it's always been, so why is it now?
    Expect to learn why James got in trouble for saying "she's a 10 but...", how convenient activities often get mistaken for enjoyable activities, whether guys can look at girls in the gym or not, whether Elon Musk not buying Twitter is a huge win for him, whether TikTok is a dangerous influence, what you can learn about yourself from the tasks you're avoiding, why people fearing ignorance is making them stupid and much more...
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    • 1 hr 20 min

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Keeps me sane

I’m a SAHM, I left my career to enhance my partners (which worked better than we could have hoped). This podcast is the intellectual stimulus I need whilst running a house of 3 boys, a dog and a weekend husband. It is mind broadening, informative, honest and incredibly helpful in parenting my children. Thank you Chris for doing all the reading and research then giving the headlines on all these fascinating subjects.

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Unfortunately this podcast is replete with misogynistic points of view. Incredibly negative and shallow host. Avoid.

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Hmmm not as good as I first thought

I recently discovered this podcast and initially I found it really engaging and full of interesting concepts from interesting people. After listening for a while, however, it became obvious that the majority of guests had a very singular viewpoint I.e.that all left-leaning political thought = woke/radical/bad. The presenter has put a lot of work into presenting himself and his guests as intellectuals but the concept of critical thinking seems slightly alien to him. All guest opinions are presented as fact and never questioned. Listeners who aren’t great at critical thinking themselves will probably love it and come away from each episode thinking they know it all. Those with more enquiring minds will be left unsatisfied by its inability to tackle very interesting subjects with depth and nuance.

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