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The weekly podcast about happiness, creativity, and the human condition. It's us, Ali and Taimur Abdaal, occasionally joined by guests, talking about things to help us think, do, and be better.
Things like social interaction, lifestyle design, mental models... Things that are hard to examine, but important to explore. And hopefully, things that make for a fun and interesting chat every week.
We'd love for you to join us.

Not Overthinking Ali & Taimur Abdaal

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 393 Ratings

The weekly podcast about happiness, creativity, and the human condition. It's us, Ali and Taimur Abdaal, occasionally joined by guests, talking about things to help us think, do, and be better.
Things like social interaction, lifestyle design, mental models... Things that are hard to examine, but important to explore. And hopefully, things that make for a fun and interesting chat every week.
We'd love for you to join us.

    How authentic are we on this podcast?

    How authentic are we on this podcast?

    In this episode, Ali moans about how he always comes across poorly in podcasts while Taimur always comes across well, and how this doesn't accurately represent how we are in real life.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    John O'Nolan on Life as a Nomad, Ghost and Optimising for Happiness

    John O'Nolan on Life as a Nomad, Ghost and Optimising for Happiness

    John O'Nolan is the developer, founder and CEO at Ghost which he has grown to a $2.7m/year business. He has become a digital nomad in recent years and has been working remotely whilst travelling the world for well over a decade. John shares the lessons he’s learnt over the past decade, from setting up Ghost to successfully living the nomad life to why we should optimise for happiness rather than revenue.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Austin Kleon on Writing, Creativity and The Importance of Idleness

    Austin Kleon on Writing, Creativity and The Importance of Idleness

    This is an 'inbetweenasode' and features an interview Ali did with Austin Kleon as part of his Deep Dive series last month.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Is it immoral to publicly share revenue numbers?

    Is it immoral to publicly share revenue numbers?

    In this episode, we discuss Taimur and Mack's setup of coliving in the Caribbean while Ali's stuck in rainy England. We then wonder aloud at length about whether Ali is a bad person for posting his revenue numbers on social media.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Book Discussion - The Psychology of Money Part 2

    Book Discussion - The Psychology of Money Part 2

    This is the second part of our discussion of Morgan Housel’s book The Psychology of Money. We continue to explore some of the key points, like the role that luck plays in success, why poor people buy lottery tickets, and the differences between getting wealthy and staying wealthy.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Book Discussion - The Psychology of Money

    Book Discussion - The Psychology of Money

    In this episode, we discuss Morgan Housel’s book The Psychology of Money. We explore some of the key points, like the role that luck plays in success, why poor people buy lottery tickets, and the differences between getting wealthy and staying wealthy.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
393 Ratings

393 Ratings

barrel__rider ,

“Not Over Thinking” 😐

Leaving a review was as easy as you said 😂 Your guys banter is my favorite way to not over think when I’m starting too 👌 Keep chugging along and know I’ll always be a supporting fan of you guys! Also the support of a women in your podcast just adds curtain touch to the videos! Speaking from the perspective of a married man who needs the input of my wife on everything.

cowmother ,

Fantastic starter podcast

Hi Taimur and Ali,

How are you guys? This is the first podcast I ever heard in my life. I feel bad that I did not start doing this way early. I love my drive to work these days because of you guys. But, I found that the earlier episodes to be way better in quality of content than the recent ones. I think it might be because of the lack of preparation from Ali. Lol! Please take care of that. If you still wonder why I am giving 5 star, I can tell you why. Listening to you guys’s podcast on productivity 3 months ago provided me with so much of confidence and I recently obtained the exact job I wanted. You guys changed my life. Like Taimur, I also have started reading more books and changed persectives to other commarades. Thank you for that! I hope you guys keep up the great work! Looking forward to more outstanding episodes!

Amal

Calculator321456789 ,

Insightful Conversations. Great Stuff!

Love the podcast. You guys provide many relatable insights and the banter is hilarious. It does seems like the microphone turns off a little bit too often, but it’s always a funny moment when one of you realizes it’s not recording.

Keep up the good work!

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