Welcome to Basecamp, where we distill the science of wellness and human potential into actionable steps so that you can live your best life. Basecamp is hosted by Pat Dossett, a former Navy SEAL and co-founder of Madefor, a global community made up of thousands of Members taking small steps each day to bring out the best in themselves and the world around them. Basecamp is a series of conversations with scientists, psychologists, peak performers and other experts about how to make neuroscience practical and put it into action in pursuit of a more flourishing life. www.getmadefor.com
James Nestor: The New Science Of A Lost Art
Award-winning author and scientific researcher, James Nestor, has written for numerous world-renowned publications and in 2014 received Amazon’s Best Science Book Award for his book Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves.
In this Basecamp, James will share scientific insights from his most recent book, Breath, a masterfully researched and written work on the science of breath and the power we all possess to improve our lives using this simple internal tool.
Dr. Lisa Miller: The Science of Spirituality and How to Cultivate an Awakened Brain
Pat sits down with renowned psychologist, professor, best-selling author, and founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, Dr. Lisa Miller, to discuss the science of spirituality. They discuss how we are all innately spiritual beings, the differences between religion and spirituality, the science-backed benefits of building our spiritual core, and three keys to leveraging the awakened brain. Dr. Lisa Miller also takes us through a 90 second practice to awaken your spiritual brains.
Angela Duckworth, PhD: How to Gain a Grittier Mindset
In this episode, Pat sits down with world renowned research psychologist, professor, and best-selling author, Angela Duckworth, to discuss her research advancing the scientific insights that help us thrive. Angela talked about grit, the connection between grit and happiness, the benefits of being goal-driven, and how talent and skills are not mutually exclusive to one another. Dr. Duckworth also gave the group some tips on how to gain a grittier mindset -- at any age!
Dr. Andrew Huberman: Tools for Mental Health and Resilience
Pat Dossett sat down with neuroscientist and Madefor’s Lead Advisor, Dr. Andrew Huberman to talk about mental health. Dr. Huberman talked about gauging your individual risk for mental illness, how mental health affects us all every day, and the eight critical habits for mental wellness: quality sleep, sunlight each day, movement, nutrition, hydration, social connection, deliberate decompression (NSDR or Physiological Sigh), and gratitude.
The best news is the 8 habits are all free and easy to do, however, consistency is key. Dr. Huberman also talked about how to reset when you’re feeling a little low, stressed, or anxious, and reaching that higher level of living with purpose, mattering, and coherence.
For a summary recap, check our Madefor's blog here.
Pink Spoons: Finding Perspective In An Unlikely Place
Today's episode is part of our campfire series where former Navy SEAL and Madefor Co-founder, Pat Dossett, shares brief stories and insights from his life experiences. In this mini-episode, Pat Dossett recounts a story from Navy SEAL Hell Week (the ultimate test in physical and mental endurance) and the importance of finding humor in challenging situations.
Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman: The Science of Self-Actualization and How to Get On The Path to Transcendence
Madefor Co-Founder and former Navy SEAL, Pat Dossett, sat down with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist, as well as host of The Psychology Podcast to talk about what it means to be self-actualized. Dr. Kaufman discussed how our deficiencies drive us, the ever-important need for connection, how security plays a role in self-esteem and self-actualization, and getting on the path to transcendence.
Learn more about Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman here.
A gem of a podcast
You can instantly tell what a genuine and kind soul Pat is. These interviews are engaging, informative, and heartwarming. Glad I discovered this show and can’t wait to listen to more.
Love all of the topics and information that Madefor pushes out! They always make sure to leave you with an action step, which I think is so important. Right away, we’re encouraged to apply what we’ve learned which reinforces the learnings. Great podcast.
Great guests and love the scientific breakdown of so many cool topics. Have learned so much valuable information!