123 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 69 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.

    Pills & Paradigm Shifts

    Pills & Paradigm Shifts

    In this episode, we discuss the discourse around pills - Blue Pills, Red Pills, Black and White Pills - and share some of the ‘pills’ that we’ve taken in our own life that have led to paradigm shifts in our perspectives. Enjoy xx

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Exploring Taimur's New Relationship

    Exploring Taimur's New Relationship

    In this episode, we discuss Taimur's new relationship! If you've got any questions about it, please do leave a comment down below and we'll maybe discuss them on a future episode. Enjoy xx

    • 39 min
    Eye Surgery, Mind Chatter and Spirituality

    Eye Surgery, Mind Chatter and Spirituality

    In this episode, we do our usual life update (Taim’s just been to Turkey, Ali’s had Laser Eye Surgery), followed by a discussion of ego, which somehow segues into a conversation about mind chatter, and aspects of spirituality. Enjoy xx

    • 53 min
    Thriving in Life

    Thriving in Life

    In this episode, we discuss the various ways in which both our lives seem to be going swimmingly at this point, and then meander around various business-type things around hiring, organisational design, culture and a few other bits. Enjoy xx

    • 49 min
    Trying to Understand Crypto

    Trying to Understand Crypto

    In this episode we go over our histories with crypto, how we understand it, plans for the future and a short overview of NFTs.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Critiquing Ali's life choices

    Critiquing Ali's life choices

    In this episode we discuss angel investing and going back to school. Taimur analyzes my life choices and offers some insight on my future plans. Enjoy!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

zombotreker ,

Awesome podcast!

I’ve been a real fan of Ali’s ever since I stumbled across one of his YouTube videos - I feel that his channel and videos have added a really substantial amount of value to my life.
From reviewing the human condition, discussing productivity tips, to reviewing tech from a fresh perspective, his videos never fail to impart a newfound gem of knowledge to me.
And so I was thrilled to discover this podcast some time back, with me listening to every podcast since then. It’s great to hear Ali and Taimur having an intellectual discussion, through which I gain much knowledge, insights, as well as a great start to the day.
Keep the top-notch content rolling out Ali!

Parent in Singapore ,

Worth listening to.

I have always watched Ali’s youtube videos, and have heard you both mention your podcasts, however didnt find the time to listen to it.

so glad i did! You guys talk about really interesting topics in such measured way, ways which i never thought of before, which is very intriguing.

thank goodness i watch your videos with your brother or else i would have thought it was one person speaking to each other 😂
your voices are really similar!

Fortmilitant ,

A happy stumble

I stumbled on you guys by accident. My first episode was a book discussion of The courage to be disliked. It was so intriguing that I had to get the book and read it myself. You guys are now my best source for new book recommendations and other interesting topics. Keep up an amazing work!

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