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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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    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

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.

    #513 - 450k Q&A - Joe Rogan, NoFap & Andrew Tate vs Jordan Peterson

    #513 - 450k Q&A - Joe Rogan, NoFap & Andrew Tate vs Jordan Peterson

    I hit 450k Subscribers on YouTube!!
    To celebrate, I asked for questions and got nearly 1000 this time, so here's another 90 minutes of me trying to answer as many as possible. As usual there's some very cool questions in here about my experience on Joe Rogan's podcast, dating advice for young people and my thoughts on masculinity.
    Expect to learn whether I think Jordan Peterson should debate Andrew Tate, how to become a better speaker, whether I would rather fight Joe Rogan or Mike Tyson in an MMA match, if TikTok is a harbinger of the apocalypse, whether I'm worried about too much fame, my favourite supplements to stay sharp, how to make friends when you're growing as a person, how to succeed in dating without using apps and much more...
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    #512 - Will MacAskill - How Long Could Humanity Continue For?

    #512 - Will MacAskill - How Long Could Humanity Continue For?

    Will MacAskill is a philosopher, ethicist, and one of the originators of the Effective Altruism movement.
    Humans understand that long term thinking is a good idea, that we need to provide a good place for future generations to live. We try to leave the world better than when we arrived for this very reason. But what about the world in one hundred thousand years? Or 8 billion? If there's trillions of human lives still to come, how should that change the way we act right now?
    Expect to learn why we're living through a particularly crucial time in the history of the future, the dangers of locking in any set of values, how to avoid the future being ruled by a malevolent dictator, whether the world has too many or too few people on it, how likely a global civilisational collapse is, why technological stagnation is a death sentence and much more...
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    #511 - Max Dickins - Does Anyone Care About Male Loneliness?

    #511 - Max Dickins - Does Anyone Care About Male Loneliness?

    Max Dickins is a comedian, writer and a mental health advocate.
    Loneliness is as dangerous as smoking. And men are suffering worse than ever. This is bad for them, it's bad for their partners, it's bad for their employers, their children and society at large. Men are struggling to toe the line between manning up and opening up and many of them are doing neither.
    Expect to learn what Max learned from having no best man to choose for his wedding, how men's loneliness differs from female loneliness, the evolutionary explanation for shallower male friendships, how being in a shed can help you bond, why contributing to a project and doing things is crucial for bonding amongst men, whether the manosphere is helping and much more...
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #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

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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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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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