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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.

    #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
    #577 - David Goggins - This Is How To Master Your Life

    #577 - David Goggins - This Is How To Master Your Life

    David Goggins is a retired United States Navy SEAL, ultramarathon runner, triathlete, public speaker and an author. 
    The ability to overcome challenges in life is one we will all need sooner or later. Make no mistake, discomfort is coming for you whether you're ready or not. Goggins happens to be one of the best individuals on earth at dealing with hard things and after a long time without any podcast appearances, I met him in Vegas to find out what new insights he's uncovered.
    Expect to learn what most people get wrong about motivation, Goggins' thoughts on claims that SEAL selection is too hard, what the most painful experience of his life was, the danger of success making you soft, why he ran the MOAB 240 twice with no knee cartilage, why he recorded a mixtape of insults from the internet, how to overcome laziness, what David's entire daily routine looks like and much more...
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    #576 - Dr John Barry - Does Psychology Have A Negative View Of Masculinity?

    #576 - Dr John Barry - Does Psychology Have A Negative View Of Masculinity?

    Dr John Barry is a Chartered Psychologist and Professional Researcher, Co-Founder of The Centre for Male Psychology and a leading expert in men’s mental health.
    Men and women both need help with their mental wellbeing, now more than ever. Yet there seems to be a particular blindness when it comes to men's psychology and how to treat it, plus how to effectively communicate with men about their issues.
    Expect to learn why traditional masculinity is seen as problematic by the American Psychological Association, the most important factors that impact the wellbeing of a sample of over 4,000 men, the unique challenges that male psychology poses, how important it is for men to have a partner in life, whether men staring at women should be made illegal and much more...
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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