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The Knowledge Project Podcast unlocks your potential. We interview world-class doers and thinkers so you can better analyze problems, seize opportunities, and master decision-making. Every episode is packed with wisdom you can use at work and home. Learn more at https://fs.blog/podcast

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish Farnam Street

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The Knowledge Project Podcast unlocks your potential. We interview world-class doers and thinkers so you can better analyze problems, seize opportunities, and master decision-making. Every episode is packed with wisdom you can use at work and home. Learn more at https://fs.blog/podcast

    #128 Ryan Holiday: A Stoic Life

    #128 Ryan Holiday: A Stoic Life

    Stoic philosopher and author Ryan Holiday shows us how to use the ancient philosophy to calm our mind and create a foundation for lasting success. Listen as Holiday takes us behind the scenes, revealing how he not only reads books and what he looks for, but his process for writing and retaining information he can later put to use. He also discusses what he writes and reads, why he journals, and the four virtues of Stoicism.
     
    Holiday is a New York Times bestselling author. He has written a combined 10 books, covering both the fundamentals of Stoicism as well as key elements of modern-day marketing and media, and his books have sold more than 2 million copies in 30 languages. His most recent release is entitled Courage is Calling. 

     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #127 Best of 2021: Conversations of the Year

    #127 Best of 2021: Conversations of the Year

    The Knowledge Project closes 2021 with a look back at some of the best conversations of the year. Featuring interviews from 10 of the most downloaded and acclaimed episodes of 2021, this collection of conversations offers a variety of insights into how to make crucial decisions, how to spark creativity, the best ways to avoid distraction, how to deal with loneliness, what traits to look for in a leader, the value of re-thinking your position, the importance of personal relationships, and much more.
     
    Guests on this episode include: business leader Kat Cole, NBA basketball player Chris Bosh, loneliness expert Noreena Hertz, organizational psychologist Adam Grant, NASA astrophysicist Thomas Zurbuchen, video game expert Jane McGonigal, author Nir Eyal, author and entrepreneur Seth Godin, psychologist Angela Duckworth, and business expert Jim Collins.
     
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    #126 Nancy Sherman: Soldiers and Stoics

    #126 Nancy Sherman: Soldiers and Stoics

    What can we learn from the intersection between the fundamental tenets of Stoicism and military heroism? Author and professor Nancy Sherman uses her extensive experience in both subjects to discuss why there’s much to gain from examining ancient Greek and Roman philosophies and how to use their teachings today. On this episode Sherman explores how to gain control of your emotions, Stoic techniques for decision making, building resilience, the difference between honor and virtue, and much more.

    Sherman is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, and she is also the inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the United States Naval Academy. She has written extensively during her career on the Stoics, and her most recent book is Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #125 Paul Rabil: Confidence and Competition

    #125 Paul Rabil: Confidence and Competition

    Paul Rabil knows what it takes to reach the top in both sports and business. In this episode, he teaches us the mindsets to succeed, where confidence comes from, and even tells us about the time Bill Belichick recruited him to play in the NFL.
     
    Rabil spent 14 years as a professional lacrosse player in the United States and in 2019 co-founded the Premier Lacrosse League, where he played for the final three seasons of his career before retiring in 2021. He was a 10-time All-Star in Major League Lacrosse, where he also won two league titles. He also won two World Lacrosse Championship gold medals.
     
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    • 55 min
    #124 Douglas Rushkoff: The Perils of Modern Media

    #124 Douglas Rushkoff: The Perils of Modern Media

    Douglas Rushkoff is obsessed with technology and how it impacts our lives. In this interview, he offers insight into how we shape and are shaped by technology, what’s happening with mainstream media, and some tips on remaining sane online.
     
    Rushkoff is an author, professor, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, culture, and institutions create, share and influence each other's values. He is the author of 17 books including the 2019 release Team Human, and he is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens.
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #123 William Irvine: How To Live a Stoic Life

    #123 William Irvine: How To Live a Stoic Life

    Author and philosophy professor William Irvine goes in-depth on Stoicism, and why the fundamental tenets of this ancient philosophy can provide answers to some of the toughest problems in today’s society. On this episode Irvine offers a definition and some useful background on Stoicism and its origins, the original Stoics, their thoughts on failure, their advice on decision making, and how we can train ourselves to be more stoic.
     
    Irvine has written seven books including the wildly popular 2008 release A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, and the 2019 follow-up, The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient. Irvine also teaches philosophy and logic courses at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

discoteo ,

love it

this is absolutely the best podcast ever. i was looking for a podcast that will make me want more and more. knowledge project is definitely the one. i love the broad spectrum of guests.
keep up the good work Shane!
looking forward to future episodes ☺️

czoks ,

Super insightful

I have just finished listening to the episode with Robert Greene and I will totally read his book - mastery! Also, Shane good job on being an amazing host. I feel like the fact that I have talked about your guest first shows that you are really good at hosting people :)

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