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Kevin Rose explores the forefronts of the AI, investment hacking, optimizing wellness, technology of the future, and the world's lastest cultural trends. Each episode is packed with valuable insights to fuel personal and professional growth, from technologists and scientists to zen masters and productivity hackers; this variety show will always provide you with an abundance of unconventional wisdom.

Kevin has been recognized as one of Time Magazine's 'Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web' and a 'Top 25 Angel Investor' by Bloomberg, highlighting his impact in the tech and investment spheres. His influence extends to the cover pages of prestigious publications like Businessweek, Red Herring, 7x7, and Inc. Magazine. Further highlighting his versatility and widespread recognition, Kevin has also made notable appearances on the Jimmy Fallon Show and Charlie Rose.

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Kevin Rose explores the forefronts of the AI, investment hacking, optimizing wellness, technology of the future, and the world's lastest cultural trends. Each episode is packed with valuable insights to fuel personal and professional growth, from technologists and scientists to zen masters and productivity hackers; this variety show will always provide you with an abundance of unconventional wisdom.

Kevin has been recognized as one of Time Magazine's 'Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web' and a 'Top 25 Angel Investor' by Bloomberg, highlighting his impact in the tech and investment spheres. His influence extends to the cover pages of prestigious publications like Businessweek, Red Herring, 7x7, and Inc. Magazine. Further highlighting his versatility and widespread recognition, Kevin has also made notable appearances on the Jimmy Fallon Show and Charlie Rose.

    Never Feel Burnout Again with Cal Newport (#61)

    Never Feel Burnout Again with Cal Newport (#61)

    Kevin Rose sits down with Cal Newport a New York Times best-selling author, to dissect productivity fundamentals, including three core principles: doing fewer things, working at a natural pace, and obsessing over quality. They explore the historical context of productivity, the impact of technology on work habits, and the role of AI in productivity. Cal shares insights from his latest book, Slow Productivity, and gives practical tips for maintaining deep focus.
    Guest Bio and Links:
    Cal is an MIT-trained computer science professor at Georgetown University who also writes about the intersections of technology, work, and the quest to find depth in an increasingly distracted world. Cal is known for his unique stance of not using any social media. This decision underscores his deep work philosophy and adds an intriguing layer to his productivity and digital wellness expertise.
    Listeners can learn more about at his website, on YouTube @CalNewportMedia 
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    Show Notes: 

    (0:00) Introduction

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    (2:10) CoPilot: Free 2 months of Kevin’s favorite personal finance app 

    (4:25) Cal’s latest book: Slow Productivity 

    (4:45) Defining productivity 

    (7:30) Pseudo productivity and the impact of remote work 

    (11:20) The Front Office IT revolution 

    (14:05) ”Time and space are needed to craft important things” -Cal Newport 

    (15:30) Task switching and multitasking  

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    (18:45) Why productivity tools don’t stick

    (19:40) The introduction of AI in the knowledge workspace  

    (31:40) The role of intentional AI  

    (38:00) Three adaptable principles in the 21st century  

    (46:00) How to prioritize commitments 

    (48:55) Importance of environmental cues in cognitive work

    (53:30) Handling small tasks and preventing fragmentation

    (1:02:10) Importance of obsessing over the quality of work

    (1:02:50) “The other thing that happens when you really start to care about craft, slowness no longer seems artificial or unattainable, but instead begins to seem necessary.” -Cal Newport

    (1:07:05) Day in the life of Cal Newport

    (1:15:20) Takeaways from Slow Productivity


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Start Doing The Right Thing Now with Ryan Holiday (#60)

    Start Doing The Right Thing Now with Ryan Holiday (#60)

    Kevin Rose sits down with Ryan Holiday, a best-selling author and modern Stoic philosopher to discuss Stoic virtues, focusing on the importance of justice as a guiding principle for all other virtues. They discuss how individual actions, even small ones, contribute to a greater societal good. Ryan shares insights from his new book, Right Thing, Right Now, which is out June 11th, 2024. Ryan also explains how justice should be viewed as a verb, not a noun, and gives practical applications explaining why. Kevin and Ryan also speak on the challenges of modern information dissemination, audience capture, and maintaining ethical standards in business and personal life.
    Guest Bio and Links:
    Ryan Holiday is a writer and media strategist renowned for his stoicism and modern philosophy expertise. He had a successful marketing career at American Apparel. He later founded Brass Check, a creative agency that has advised high-profile clients like Google and bestselling authors such as Neil Strauss, Tony Robbins, and Tim Ferriss. Ryan is the author of twelve books, which have sold over two million copies in thirty languages. 
    Listeners can learn more about Ryan Holiday at his website, on IG @ryanholiday, and on YouTube @DailyStoic 
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    (0:00) Introduction

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    (5:30) Right Thing, Right Now out June 11th, 2024 

    (5:40) Series on the cardinal virtues  


    (6:30) Ryan’s inspiration for his latest book, Right Thing, Right Now  

    (9:00) Justice as a virtue

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    (15:30) Defining justice as a verb and its practical applications

    (21:10) Harry Truman an example of fairness and justice in everyday decisions  

    (28:30) ‘Audience capture’ as an under-discussed problem   

    (30:40) “The decision to do what you think is important, even when it's going to be controversial or painful or cost you some money. I don't even think it's a choice for me. That's the obligation of art in any of the forms that you do it.” -R. Holiday

    (41:00) Question: How do you further yourself? How do you start to embody more of these things over time and practice what you preach? 

    (44:30) Cost of success and the cost of ‘work-life balance’ 

    (46:00) Question: Would you ever write a book on relationships?

    (48:00) Breaking down societal assumptions 

    (52:20) Difference between a great man and a good one

    (58:45) Amor fati 

    (1:03:00) Tribalism explained - politics being the example

    (1:14:10) Takeaways from Right Thing, Right Now 

    (1:14:30) “Purpose of life is good character and then acts for the common good.” -M.Strelitz

    (1:17:30) Twitter/X and closing thoughts  


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Why More Will Never Make You Happy with Arthur Brooks (#59)

    Why More Will Never Make You Happy with Arthur Brooks (#59)

    Stop chasing happiness, start cultivating it, and here is how! Kevin sits down with Arthur Brooks, a renowned social scientist and Harvard professor to talk about the science of happiness. Arthur discusses the elusive nature of happiness, explaining how evolutionary biology and societal expectations shape our pursuit of joy. They cover the concept of the hedonic treadmill, practical strategies to achieve lasting fulfillment, and the four principles of happiness. They also discuss five things you can do with money to increase happiness. Lastly, Arthur emphasizes that true happiness comes from a balance of enjoyment, satisfaction, and meaning, all of which require embracing both positive and negative experiences. 

    Guest Bio and Links:
    Arthur C. Brooks is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership and happiness. Brooks is the author of 13 books, including the 2023 #1 New York Times bestseller Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier with co-author Oprah Winfrey.
    Listeners can learn more about Arthur Brooks at his website, on IG @arthurcbrooks, and X @arthurbrooks

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    (0:00) Introduction

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    (6:36) The hedonic treadmill explained  

    (8:30) Hacks to satisfaction  

    (10:24) The concept of the reverse bucket list  

    (13:27) Arthur on religion and his relationship with Dalai Lama 

    (16:55) Transcendence and the four core practices of happiness 

    (20:05) Forms of transcendence - one hour walk before dawn

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    (28:50) Notion: Try Notion AI for free


    (29:54) Fitness and its impact on health and happiness 

    (33:00) Four types of emotional intensity profiles  

    (43:15) “Happiness. It requires and contains unhappiness.” -A. Brooks


    (47:40) Causes of a downward path of happiness worldwide  

    (51:30) Ways to find happiness in jobs and career paths that are not ‘socially accepted’ 

    (58:00) Three downdrafts of happiness in the last 25 years 

    (58:10) The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt


    (1:01:20) Things to complement real-life experiences 

    (1:05:40) Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck 

    (1:06:45) Question: What’s your opinion on doing psychedelics to increase happiness?  

    (1:12:14) Concept of human time travel  

    (1:14:45) The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh


    (1:17:30) Question: How does an atheist build on the religious practice of happiness?   

    (1:18:57) The Awakened Brain by Lisa Miller


    (1:20:06) Kevin’s story on bankruptcy & the ultimate question: can money buy happiness? 

    (1:21:00) Chasing behavior explained

    (1:24:40) Five things you can do with money to increase happiness

    (1:28:29) How To Not Be Bored When You Have To Wait


    (1:30:10) Mindfulness by Ellen Langer


    (1:30:30) How boredom plays on your dopamine 

    (1:35:44) Arthur touches on his book in the works: All Things New

    (1:37:13) Recommendations on how to raise conscious kids

    (1:38:49) The #1 thing to do to take the edge off the “sh*tty day feeling”

    (1:41:32) Build the Life You Want by Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey   


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    How to Speak to Anyone With Charles Duhigg (#58)

    How to Speak to Anyone With Charles Duhigg (#58)

    Why can some people effortlessly connect with anyone, while others struggle to converse? Conversations are skills that can be learned, practiced, and mastered. Kevin sits down with Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and the author of his latest book, Supercommunicators, to discuss the practical tips to become relevant in a conversation. They cover how to master social anxiety, ask deep questions, and avoid surface-level garble. Charles provides listening techniques, ways to walk away from the conversation, and what readers can gain from Supercommunicators. 

    Guest Bio and Links:
    Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and the author of Supercommunicators, The Power of Habit, and Smarter Faster Better. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards. He writes for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications, and is the host of the podcast How To! with Charles Duhigg.
    Listeners can learn more about Charles Duhigg at his website and on X @cduhigg  
     
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    Show Notes: 

    (0:00) Introduction

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    (4:22) Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection  

    (8:30) Ways to start an authentic conversation 

    (8:50) Deep questions: what they are, and how to ask them 

    (10:49) “The way to think about deep questions is I want to ask you not about the facts of your life but about how you feel about your life.” -Charles Duhigg

    (12:00) Kevin and Charles do a conversation roleplay 

    (14:40) Strategies to build trust in conversation  

    (16:05) Listening method: looping for understanding  

    (19:45) Elon Musk Interview + Kevin Reboots the Old Foundation Series (#3) 

    (22:10) How to avoid dead ends in conversation  

    (22:45) Surefire ways to gracefully walk away from a conversation

    (24:00) DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web


    (25:10) Join Kevin’s newsletter 

    (29:55) It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: Question-Asking Increases Liking


    (32:35) Three types of conversations: practical, social, emotional  

    (35:35) How to handle conflict in conversation 

    (43:10) Charles on writing Supercommunicators 

    (45:20) The concept of neural entrainment 

    (48:30) The role of humor in communicating  

    (55:45) Hypothesizing what made Steve Jobs's talks hit so well

    (59:00) What readers can gain from Supercommunicators  

    (1:02:00) Closing thoughts  


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless Health, Dr. Casey Means (#57)

    Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless Health, Dr. Casey Means (#57)

    Are you struggling with your health despite following all the "right" advice? The answer may lie in a surprising place: your metabolism. In this episode, Kevin sits down with Dr. Casey Means to explore the connection between metabolism and limitless health, and how understanding your unique metabolic needs can unlock your potential for optimal wellness. They discuss the latest research on metabolism and health, six biomarkers that predict metabolic disease, and practical tips for optimizing your metabolic function.

    Guest Bio and Links:
    Dr. Casey Means is a medical doctor, writer, tech entrepreneur (Levels Health), aspiring regenerative gardener, and outdoor enthusiast who lives in a state of awe for the miracle and mystery of existence and consciousness. During her training as a surgeon, Casey saw how broken and exploitative the healthcare system is and left to focus on how to keep people out of the operating room. Casey is passionate about working towards a healthier and happier planet by empowering people to understand their health and the limitless potential within.
    Listeners can learn more about Dr. Casey Means at her website and on IG @drcaseyskitchen.

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    (4:00) Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless Health


    (4:20) Levels Health 

    (5:30) The metabolic health crisis  

    (11:15) Overview of metabolism   

    (12:30) Question: How do you define metabolic dysfunction? 

    (13:35) “Nothing could be scarier to the body than a cell that can't do its work.”


    (14:50) The CDR: the cell danger response 

    (14:55) Root causes of metabolic dysfunction

    (17:35) “Every leading cause of death in the United States, other than suicide is fundamentally in some way related to the immune system being on overdrive all the time.” 


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    (25:40) Question: is metabolic dysfunction a healthcare problem or an individual problem? 

    (26:13) Core problems with the current healthcare system

    (34:00) Hello Lingo - your personalized metabolic coach

    (34:20) Upcoming healthcare trends 

    (35:50) Six biomarkers that predict deadly diseases 

    (37:20) What is ApoB testing 

    (51:00) What is gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)   

    (59:00) How to take back your health

    (1:04:15) Potential dangers of glucose tolerance tests    

    (1:07:45) Functional medicine doctors and how individuals can access relevant health tests

    (1:09:30) What is homocysteine? 

    (1:12:45) The barbaric truth about pollutants 

    (1:18:25) Question: What are your thoughts on personal skincare items?

    (1:23:50) “I think one of the easiest ways to get rid of the most toxins is simply to shop at the farmer's market..”


    (1:31:30) Practical strategies and practical tips to get out of Good Energy 

    (1:35:35) Question: What is the catalyst to take back control and make real change? 

    (1:36:38) The connection between spirituality and health  


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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Carolina Reis Oliveira & Alessandra Zonari | OneSkin: Aging Myths, Senescent Cells, and How to Age Slower (#56)

    Carolina Reis Oliveira & Alessandra Zonari | OneSkin: Aging Myths, Senescent Cells, and How to Age Slower (#56)

    Are any of the so-called anti-aging products on the market actually effective? Kevin sits down with two experts, Carolina Reis Oliveira and Alessandra Zonari from OneSkin to get the latest on the complex process of aging, senescent cells aka “zombie cells”, types of collagen and how collagen production is affected, the #1 offender of skin, how sugar plays a role in aging and much more. This episode is packed with all you need to know to uncover the truth about skin aging and learn how to take care of your skin for a healthier and younger-looking appearance.

    Guest Bio and Links:
    Carolina Reis Oliveira is the Co-founder and CEO of OneSkin, a biotechnology company dedicated to developing solutions that extend skin health and, thereby, longevity. With a biochemistry degree and a Ph.D. in Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering, Carolina has led her team to innovate in the realm of skincare by tackling aging at its source. Her work not only encompasses scientific research but also bridges the gap between science and consumer skincare products. Carolina is an alumnus of IndieBio, the world's largest seed biotech accelerator. She moved from Latin America to Silicon Valley in 2016 to found OneSkin and has been actively engaged in the longevity ecosystem in the Bay Area.
    Alessandra Zonari, co-founder of OneSkin, brings her expertise in immunology, stem cell biology, and bioinformatics to the forefront of the skincare industry. Her scientific acumen and dedication have been instrumental in the foundational research that led to the creation of OneSkin and its revolutionary products.
    Listeners can learn more about OneSkin at https://www.oneskin.co/ 

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    (0:00) Introduction

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    (3:00) Get $150 off at kevinrose.com/plunge   

    (4:40) Overview of today’s episode 

    (8:00) Introduction to skin health  

    (10:30) The science of skin aging and senescent cells  

    (13:00) Fasting and autophagy benefits   

    (19:30) Join Kevin’s newsletter


    (20:30) The role of sugar in aging 

    (25:40) Collagen production and aging 

    (29:00) How to spot an optimal vitamin C 

    (36:30) Supplementation for skin 

    (38:15) The start of OneSkin

    (46:40) Scientific ways to measure wrinkles 

    (53:40) OS-01 FACE Topical Supplement


    (58:00) Probiotics and skin microbiome 

    (58:30) Benefits of red light therapy 

    (1:05:00) The latest on OneSkin 

    (1:08:50) Common skincare myths  


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    • 1 hr 11 min

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Thought inducing topics

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