430 episodes

In each episode, we talk with inspiring scientists, thinkers, and other self-actualized individuals who will give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Scott Barry Kaufman explores the depths of human potential and tries to get a glimpse into human possibility in every episode.

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    • 4.4 • 326 Ratings

In each episode, we talk with inspiring scientists, thinkers, and other self-actualized individuals who will give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Scott Barry Kaufman explores the depths of human potential and tries to get a glimpse into human possibility in every episode.

    Vulnerable Minds and the Hope of Resilience w/ Marc Hauser

    Vulnerable Minds and the Hope of Resilience w/ Marc Hauser

    This week Scott is joined by evolutionary biologist and author, Dr. Marc Hauser. Scott and Marc discuss adverse child experiences and why it's important to distinguish them from trauma. They also discuss Marc's framework for thinking about childhood adversity and how to help all kinds of vulnerable minds.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min
    Why Social Health Is the Missing Key to Living Longer, Healthier, and Happier w/ Kasley Killam

    Why Social Health Is the Missing Key to Living Longer, Healthier, and Happier w/ Kasley Killam

    This week Scott is joined by author and social health expert Kasley Killam. Scott and Kasley discuss the importance of prioritizing social health and why cultivating relationships is as important as diet, exercise and sleep.  
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    • 53 min
    The Anxious Generation w/ Jonathan Haidt

    The Anxious Generation w/ Jonathan Haidt

    This week Scott is joined by NYU social psychologist and author Dr. Jonathan Haidt. Scott and Jonathan discuss the "great rewiring of childhood" and how it is negatively affecting the mental health of teenagers. They also discuss why a return to play based childhoods are better for kids in the long run and review the criticism of his research with an eye toward nuance and the recommendation of better studies to address one of the most pressing issues of our time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    What Would the Buddha Do? w/ Cory Allen

    What Would the Buddha Do? w/ Cory Allen

    This week Scott is joined  by author and podcaster, Cory Allen. Scott and Cory discuss how to live better through teachings on mindfulness, mental clarity, facing reality, and personal growth through the lens of Buddhism.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 55 min
    Are All Comedians Narcissists? W/ Krystyna Hutchinson

    Are All Comedians Narcissists? W/ Krystyna Hutchinson

    This week Scott is joined by standup comedian and co-host of the critically acclaimed "Guys We F**ed: The Anti Slut Shaming Podcast", Krystyna Hutchinson. Scott and Krystyna discuss the psychology of standup comedy, psychological theory about relationships, and what to do when you find out your father isn't actually your father.
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    • 52 min
    On Being Human w/ Cory Muscara

    On Being Human w/ Cory Muscara

    This week Scott is joined by author, former monk, spiritual mindfulness guide, and friend Cory Muscara. Scott and Cory discuss the value of self-connection, whether or not there is a "true self", and the role of mindfulness in the self actualization journey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
326 Ratings

326 Ratings

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Time stamps rock

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Disappointing lack of rigour

I felt a lack of intelectual rigour from some of the guests, where the arguments were clear fallacies and not addressed. Feels less like science than it seemed at first.

S-Habeen ,

Genuine, educative and enjoyable

I listen to several podcasts on long drives, but this one is the most probing, genuine, educative one. Feel like being in the company of warm and wise friends. Keep it up and comimg. Love it

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