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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.

    #583 - Stephen J. Shaw - Is Population Collapse A Real Risk?

    #583 - Stephen J. Shaw - Is Population Collapse A Real Risk?

    Stephen J Shaw is a data scientist and filmmaker.
    Over the last 7 years, Stephen has visited 24 countries and analysed millions of piece of data to work out what is happening with global birthrates and predict the earth's future population. The answer is shocking and literally every person needs to be aware of it.
    Expect to learn how 70% of countries on earth are below the population tipping point, what the cause of such rapidly changing birthrates can be attributed to, why women seem to find motherhood less attractive in 2023, whether marriage rates need to be raised, if cost of living, hormonal birth control or environmentalism is to blame and much more...
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    #582 - Zack Telander - TikTok Dancing Through The Apocalypse

    #582 - Zack Telander - TikTok Dancing Through The Apocalypse

    Zack Telander is a weightlifter, coach & YouTuber.
    TikTok may be a colossal waste of time, but at least most people consider it to be harmless. A recently blog post made me think differently and today we look at the world's first digital weapon of mass-destruction through pleasure rather than pain.
    Expect to learn why Digital Dementia is a real phenomenon, how young girls are developing tourettes-like tics from watching videos, the dangers of atrophying focus through watching too much TikTok, why Grammarly and ChatGPT are no longer impartial, the awkwardness of vlogging a day in the life at Google when you get laid-off, whether calling a man bald is sexual harassment and much more...
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    #581 - Neil deGrasse Tyson - Understanding The Wonders Of Science

    #581 - Neil deGrasse Tyson - Understanding The Wonders Of Science

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author and science communicator.
    The universe is filled with mystery. Science has answered a lot and yet there's still so many fundamental questions which we seem no closer to understanding. What is consciousness? Are we alone in the universe? And why do people argue so much on the internet?
    Expect to learn what would happen if the moon disappeared, how Neil has dealt with the fallout from Patrick Bet David's podcast, why Sir Christopher Wren was an architect troll, Neil's best answer to the fermi paradox, why the world of astropolitics will be very complicated, why your colon bacteria doesn't think very highly of you and much more...
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #580 - Dr Tania Reynolds - What Use Are Female Friendships?

    #580 - Dr Tania Reynolds - What Use Are Female Friendships?

    Dr Tania Reynolds is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of New Mexico whose research focuses on women's intrasexual competition, biases in moral evaluations and social and sexual selection.
    Ancestrally, men needed to go to war and hunt. Given this, it would be rather useful to be friends with the spear-wielding bloke next to you so that you know he's got your back. Women's use case for friends is much more subtle and difficult to determine however, and today we try to decipher the underpinnings of female friendships.
    Expect to learn why women dislike working underneath a female boss, the painful social existence that very attractive women have to endure, why both men and women bias seeing women as victims and men as perpetrators, why women develop opposite-sex friendships, the most common ways women derogate their rivals, why sexual gossip is a ruthless precision engineered tool and much more...
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #579 - Peter Diamandis - The Mindset Secrets Of Elite Performers

    #579 - Peter Diamandis - The Mindset Secrets Of Elite Performers

    Peter Diamandis is an engineer, physician, founder of the X Prize Foundation and cofounder of Singularity University.
    If you got rid of Elon Musk's money, or Steve Jobs' factories, they would likely still end up in a successful place because of their  mindset. Peter has incubated some of the fastest growing and most innovative CEOs, businesses and performers and developed a number of rules around how to optimise your mental state.
    Expect to learn the practises that Peter teaches his students to maximise their mindset's effectiveness, the most important principles of developing a big vision for life, how to overcome negativity and limiting beliefs, whether Peter believes humans are going to be able to live to 120 soon, what's happening with space tourism and much more...
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #578 - Dr Robert Waldinger - Lessons From The World's Longest Study On Happiness

    #578 - Dr Robert Waldinger - Lessons From The World's Longest Study On Happiness

    Robert Waldinger is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Zen priest and Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest-running study of adult life ever conducted.
    What makes for a good life? That was one of the main questions I asked myself when I began this podcast. A far easier solution would have been to speak to Dr Waldinger as his team has been researching thousands of the same individuals for 75 years to answer this question definitively.
    Expect to learn how you operate a longitudinal study that spans more time than any researcher's career, just how in depth this study went with brain scans and blood tests, what the most important factors which determined life happiness were, how many friends people should have, whether being married makes you live longer, what role achievement has on happiness and much more...
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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