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Have you found yourself experiencing a lot of stress recently? Do you want to be more creative? Stewart Alsop interviews successful creatives to find out how they work with and manage the stress that is inherent in creative work. He investigates the questions: "What is the connection between stress and creativity?"

Crazy Wisdom Stewart Alsop

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Have you found yourself experiencing a lot of stress recently? Do you want to be more creative? Stewart Alsop interviews successful creatives to find out how they work with and manage the stress that is inherent in creative work. He investigates the questions: "What is the connection between stress and creativity?"

    Why Will We Mine Our Own Garbage? w/ Bill Lawrence

    Why Will We Mine Our Own Garbage? w/ Bill Lawrence

    Bill Lawrence from ReStore
     
    What did Zaire used to be called?
    What is River Blindness?
    What is less effective than DDT?
    Why would you dissect a fly?
    How do you dissect a fly?
    Why will we mine our own garbage?
    What items require special recycling?
    What is a “transfer station”?
    What is “planned obsolescence”?
    Who is leading the way with a “cradle-to-grave” philosophy?

    • 49 min
    Can You Be a Stoic and a Sex Worker at the Same Time? w/ Dashielle Bark Huss

    Can You Be a Stoic and a Sex Worker at the Same Time? w/ Dashielle Bark Huss

    Dashiell Bark Huss
    CEO, Wish Tender
    What is Wish Tender? Gifts from fans Gift registries It's a privacy company How do adult film stars know how to create boundaries? Is it hard for adult film stars to create boundaries? What is financial domination? A sub who likes to be submissive when it comes to money 90-Day Fiancee If someone comes to you and offers you gifts, what do you do? Why are you nervous about outsourcing? What is it like to do business with your life partner? Is Wish Tender a “no-code business”? Why is New Mexico a great place to do vanlife? Meow Wolf is Pee Wee’s Playhouse on acid What do you know about Urbit so far? What is the deal with Linkedin’s search? What do we know about lucid dreaming What do we not know about lucid dreaming? We don’t know any biomarkers during lucid dreaming Why don’t we know what is physically happening in lucid dreaming? What do the electrodes measure? EMG muscle tone EOG electric ocular graphing  EEG electroenchephalograph Alpha Beta Gamma Theta Lucid Dreaming lab at NorthWestern Send them an eye signal through the dream REM you can detect What about your 100 days of discomfort like? Vanlife (37 minutes in) Why does Stewart have a fear of wearing silly stuff? What was it like asking people to play Rock Paper Scissors? What is the feeling like of having someone confront strangers? What types of attention are fun to get? What is the difference between political swag and political garb? What happens when you wear both a Trump shirt and a Bernie shirt? What happens when you wear a Trump shirt at a college campus? (40 minutes in) What are some other things that will get you stereotyped that aren’t political? Why do both Dashielle and Stewart have so many idiosyncrasies when other people? What is relationship between stoicism and sex and/or sex word? Can you be both a sex worker and a stoic at the same time? What is it like to be a contrarian? What is the relationship between crying and stoicism? What are crocodile tears? How do you fire people? What are the differences between sympathy and empathy? What is metacognition? What does it improve in relation to lucid dreaming? What is the inner monologue’s connection to lucid dreaming? What does it take to be a good lucid dreamer? Why do people disagree about what just happened? What is a reality check? Awake What do you think of the deep sleep state? What are the stages related to deep sleep? Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 What is the difference between REM and deep sleep? What is the relationship between cannabis and lucid dreaming? Should I do an OnlyFans account? How do you get a lot of attention for a good cause? How can I get arrested for something silly? How do you find an old law to test? How do I create a mugshot for myself? What is the difference between satirical news and fake news? How can I get more magical realism in my life? Read the book from Gabriel Garcia Marquez? @dashbarkhuss on twitter

    • 1 hr 26 min
    What Will Urbit Look Like in 1,000 Years? w/ Time from Uqbar

    What Will Urbit Look Like in 1,000 Years? w/ Time from Uqbar

    An experiment I'm running to live tweet my interviews in the forms of questions: The first try is with ~timluc-miptev on Urbit He is constructing and coordinating a DAO that will be a Layer 1 that will start as a ZK roll-up in the Urbit ecosystem.


     













     








    What is a program running on the Urbit operating system?
    What does it mean to write to the ETH blockchain?
    What are the main constructs in building what you are building?











    What will it take to build a full layer 1 on Urbit?
    What is the deal with hype-farming?
    What do you need for a full layer 1? 
    How do you get people on board?
    How do you make sure its secure?











    How many years does it take to build trust in an layer 1?
    What use cases can be solved by a layer 1?
    Why is Urbit the best environment for staying productive and happy as a programmer?











    How do you balance the money-making hype-farming with staying grounded?
    How do you not pump and dump?
    What are the hype-farming paths? What is your marketing strategy?
    Does Urbit have the most high end mind share like Quora did but no longer has?
    How can this be nurtured?











    What is starkware?
    How do you get developer mind-share in an age when the best is already post-economic?
    Is raising money for crypto companies better to do in a venture style as opposed to crowdfunding?











    How do you become an accredited investor?
    Who do you show the money to?
    What is the impact of devs being post-economic and post location?
    How do you do due diligence when people like being anon?











    Whtat is the value prop of Urbit?
    What is the future of gaming on Urbit?
    What is the difference between production programming and fun/tinkering programming?
    Urbit is the unifying software behind the fun factor for programmers?
    What is a networking operating system?











    What will Urbit look like in a thousand years?
    Behind the scenes network operating system that no one notices.
    Will your thing eventually work on hardware?
    What is it like to live in a world of bits?
    What is your long-term physical location ideal? Nomad?











    What is the main challenge of building a ZK roll-up?
    How does it work in ETH? How can we think about in terms of state when it comes to ETH?
    How do you build a small ETH program as a ZK roll up?











    What are the main use cases that are being created right now with ZK roll-ups?
    Make transactions cheaper ZK roll ups seem like strange distributed bots straight out of a Gibson Cyberpunk Novel.











    What is the metaverse?
    What will happen to real estate when crypto is fully embodied in our physical life?
    What does it mean to be Will-maximalist?
    What are the upsides to living a fully remote work life?
    How do you balance the upsides and downsides?











    What is the difference between being grounded and dependent on a physical location?
    What were doing in Ukraine?
    Why are you a Russophile?
    What was it like to be ungrounded quickly by war in Ukraine?











    How is news different when you are actually in the physical location where the news is taking place?
    What are input/output matches?
    Track what the inputs were and what they said.
    Test whether it turned out to be true.
    Say to yourself what you think is going on and test it.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What Is the Current State of Psychedelics? w/ Woody Wiegmann

    What Is the Current State of Psychedelics? w/ Woody Wiegmann

    What is the current state of psychedelics?
    Is it legal to use psilocybin in a controlled treatment framework in Oregon?
    What state will be next?
    What does it mean to be a Schedule One Drug?
    What will the FDA do next year in terms of psychedelics?
    Why is Ibogaine illegal?
    What is Habitat for Humanity?
    What percentage of the population has P.T.S.D.?
    Who is on the cutting edge of research in this area?

    • 47 min
    God is Real, Now What? w/ Jacob Rudolph

    God is Real, Now What? w/ Jacob Rudolph

    Jacob Rudolph
    Executive Director of Pride Network
    What does it mean to develop leadership?
    What does it mean to have a third-party mediator?
    What are the main challenges when it comes to communication?
    What does it mean to serve?

    Do you still feel like you have to learn lessons about humility?
    What does it mean to open your heart?
    What is the relationship between the nervous system and emotional growth?
    God is real, now what?
    I’m not alone, and the connection between being divergent and finding others who are like us.
    What turn-keys have you found recently?
    How do you find equations that unlock everything?
    How many books has David Hawkins written?
    How do you find holy company?
    How do you not identify with trauma in groups?
    How do you find healing alone?
    Trauma bonding in groups.
    What have you learned of forgiveness?
    How did the U.S. Federal Government stop Native Americans from practicing their religion?
    How many people are in chronic pain?
    Can you forgive people while alone?
    What is the relationship between the God-realm and forgiveness (look at you, Jesus and crew)?
    Is pain socially mediated?
    What is the relationship between collective and individual pain?
    What can we learn about safe spaces?
    How do you lead groups without getting enwrapped by the dark triad?
    What is the value or utility of suffering?
    How do you get to the unmitigated experience of their own pain?
    What do you think of my idea of MDMA therapy?
    How can you tell the difference between CPSTD and someone on the dark triad?
    How do you help people become their own self healers?
    What is a basic education on trauma?
    The holistic psychologist on Instagram, Dr. Nicole Pera.
    What is the window of tolerance?
    How can we feel into our bodies and notice the symptoms of anxiety?
    Let's talk about drugs. 
    (27 minutes)
    What is the fawn response?
    How do you recontextualize things?
    What do you know about MDMA therapy and the FDA?
    What are your thoughts on pharmacology?
    Stepping stones for healing, not the end point
    How do you stop becoming a people pleaser?
    What is the relationship between involvement and alignment?
    How do you stop fixing, contro,l and caregiving when it’s not beneficial?
    The difference between love.
    What are the limitations of my own power?
    What is the Pride Network?
    What have you learned about running a Pride Network?
    How many people are at the Pride Network?
    Are you the one raising money?
    What have you learned about humility from raising money?

    Who do you mostly raise money for?
    How do you use social media to raise money?
    1% of GDP goes to philanthropy.
    (45 minutes)
    What have you learned about being comfortable asking for money?
    Nonprofits doing money laundering.
    What is pathos (the emotional self)?
    What percentage of the non-profit funding comes from the middle class? Upper class?
    How do you find the people to get money for?
    Find the people who already do it and ask them.
    What are the legal requirements for the board structure? 501(3) status
    Can I serve as a channel?
    What percentages of fundraising streams in a non-profit organization?
    What are the causes that you care about?
    Pride Network, offering assistance to 18-29 LGBQT youth.
    Heart-centered leadership development.
    How can people volunteer?
    Corporate connections
    What do you look for in a board member?
    Pridenetwork.org

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How Do We Enable More People to Run Their Own Servers? w/ Stuart Christoph

    How Do We Enable More People to Run Their Own Servers? w/ Stuart Christoph

    Stuart Christoph
    Director of the Urbit Foundation Grant Program
    What is the grant program for Urbit?
    Is that for technical people?
    2 years from now we will be able to build businesses.
    What small businesses have you started?
    What are the security problems?

    How does Urbit scale?
    How much is a Star?
    How can I set up a Star?
    How do you enable more people to run their small businesses?
    What is a system admin? 
    Can we get the instructions of how to set up a star for my show notes? 
    https://operators.urbit.org/
    To run a star, you don’t need to know any Hoon?
    To do a youtube video while doing a star..
    On the deeper technical side, Urbit is not really great at serving large files
    Discoverability on Urbit for the Youtube videos.
    What are they tracking with the spaghetti URL’s?
    UTM parameters
    What do they absorb it in?
    How badly did GDPR impact small businesses?
    What is ownership?
    How did value generation change for labor to compute?
    What year did labor change to compute?
    Late 90’s to early 2000’s
    How does the equity ownership framework play into that?
    What type of things should someone be aware of when it comes to exchange of equity and relationships?
    What are psychopaths doing in terms of Gamestop and Crypto? What is happening behind the scenes?
    How do we align will and intent?
    How do you know the right person to go to for the reality check?
    What is the difference between manipulation and positive influence?
    Once you define a computer system it can be gamed.
    What are the first principles of building healthy working relationships? How is that different from love relationships?
    Are you using smart contracts to hire anonymous employees?
    What is the Sword of Damocles?
    What is the Hack-A-Thon that you are creating? Unconference in Miami 22nd-25th
    This is where they show off stuff
    1 a week for new Urbit applications
    Books Bounty, Dalton Collective
    Hack-A-Thon that culminates at Assembly
    Hoon school live has 61 new Hoon developers
    How do I find one of the new Hoon developers?
    Teams of 2-3 people that cover an array of skill sets for the hackathon
    Competent Hoon dev, front end (javascript), and vision/user experience/ideation
    How can you build trust and relationships between the users on the Urbit network?
    What is TC/IP?
    What is an apprenticeship for Urbit development?
    How do I find the devs for the Assembly?
    Mars Invisible College
    Who to follow if you liked this episode:
    @urbitfoundation on Twitter
    urbit.org/grants
    DM ~sarlev-sarsen

    Join the Urbit Foundation’s group: ~wolref-podlex/foundation

    • 1 hr

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Whether you’re already deep into your journey of unpacking first principles, or just getting started orienting towards a higher vibration lifestyle - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Stewart does an incredible job leading conversations that cover the entire range of mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural challenges we all face learning to navigate the transition to an awakened life. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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