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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

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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.

    Should we donate to charity because it "feels good"?

    Should we donate to charity because it "feels good"?

    In this episode, we discuss some of the concepts behind effective altruism with our friend Lucia. We touch on her motivations for setting up a public health charity, the Giving What We Can Pledge, and a few other curiosities.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Book Discussion - The 4-Hour Work Week

    Book Discussion - The 4-Hour Work Week

    In this episode, we discuss some of Ali’s Kindle highlights from Tim Ferriss’ magnum opus, ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’, the single book that’s most changed Ali’s life. We break down some of the main points from the book, which turns into a lengthy discussion about excitement, challenge and adventure.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Bouncing Back, Finding Fulfilment and Being Productive ft. Noah Kagan

    Bouncing Back, Finding Fulfilment and Being Productive ft. Noah Kagan

    As we were away this week, this episode is an interview that Ali recorded with Noah Kagan as part of his Deep Dive series on YouTube.

    • 2 hrs
    Imposter Syndrome and Other Curiosities

    Imposter Syndrome and Other Curiosities

    In this episode, we sit down and have a chat about random topics on our mind. We touch on kids (as usual), and then we talk about our experiences of imposter syndrome and a few other bits.

    • 48 min
    How can we treat children morally? (Part 2)

    How can we treat children morally? (Part 2)

    In this episode, we talk some more about how we can treat children better. Specifically — what it means to "take children seriously", why we should take children more seriously, and how we can take children more seriously.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    How can we treat children morally? (Part 1)

    How can we treat children morally? (Part 1)

    In this episode, we review Ali's unemployment, talk about how to talk about workism, and Taimur finally elucidates some concrete ideas about how society treats children immorally, and how we treat children better.

    • 53 min

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