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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

    • Philosophy
    • 4.9, 58 Ratings

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?"

    What is the relationship between the mind and the Self? - Joscha Bach: Cognitive Scientist

    What is the relationship between the mind and the Self? - Joscha Bach: Cognitive Scientist

    Here are some other questions we discuss:

    What is the best way to take drugs?
    What is the relationship between creativity and drugs?
    What is the relationship between
    What is the ego?
    What is the difference between civilization and culture?
    What are accuator impulses?
    What is the control state?
    What is the motor state?
    What is the effect of the abundant virtual environments and how will that change evolution?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    How did you go from neuroscience to writing for a tech company? - Courtney Nash

    How did you go from neuroscience to writing for a tech company? - Courtney Nash

    Here are some more questions we discuss:

    How did Ochem break you?
    Why is organic chemistry so hard?
    What is the neuroscience of cross country skiing?
    What living environment can you not stand (geographical)?
    How do you pick a career?
    Did academia stifle you?
    What is the model in neuroscience right now that you suspect is wrong yet everyone still believes?

    • 54 min
    What are the undisocovered parts of iboga? - Clare S. Wilkins: Founder and Director of Pangea Biomedics

    What are the undisocovered parts of iboga? - Clare S. Wilkins: Founder and Director of Pangea Biomedics

    Here are some questions we discuss:

    What is Iboga?

    Why did Gabon get so much bwiti or Iboga rather than its neighbors Cameroon?

    What is different about hunting at night versus at hunting at the day?

    How does TCM use Ibogaine related plants?

    What is it like to have a waking dream state?

    What is the main receptor that iboga interacts with?

    Why is the mind so good at compartmentalizing?

    • 34 min
    What is the connection with survival situations and mindfulness? - Jessie Krebs: Survivalist at The Prepared

    What is the connection with survival situations and mindfulness? - Jessie Krebs: Survivalist at The Prepared

    Here are some questions we talk about:

    How do people in the woods hurt themselves?
    How does poor decision making manifest itself in the survival situations?
    What is the connection with survival situations and mindfulness?
    How important is knowing how to move in different environments essential to survival?
    Why is travel so different?
    What are the core components of wilderness therapy?

    • 1 hr 2 min
    How can technology make education more abundant? - Hla Hla Win: CEO and Cofounder of 360ed

    How can technology make education more abundant? - Hla Hla Win: CEO and Cofounder of 360ed

    We also talked about the following questions:

    How does education work different in different countries?

    How has internet connectivity changed in Myanmar?

    How does an authoritarian government affect education and creativity?

    What does it take to learn?

    What does it mean to learn?

    What was it like to grow up in a dictatorship that is based on Buddhism?

    • 40 min
    What happens when a system gets too big? - Matt Maier: Complexity Thinker

    What happens when a system gets too big? - Matt Maier: Complexity Thinker

    Here are some of my favorite questions:

    What is the lifespan of an average system?

    Why does a system prioritize its own existence?

    How do adaptable systems manage inertia?

    Why is real estate so stable?

    Why are corn and soybeans such a good investment in the mid-west?

    What is regulatory capture?

    Why humans are so crazy about curiosity?

    How does consciousness help us eat, have sex, poop, and sleep better?

    What is the point of subconsciousness?

    Follow Matt on Twitter: @thatmatt

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Marco Fuxa ,

Recidivist

In a world where everything is scripted to a synthetic end, allowing organic threads to settle into their own purposefull web of complexity and meaning is the goal itself. Crazy Wisdom folks!

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

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!

Rob ryan ,

Thought provoking & insightful

Stewart is a bright young mind inside and old soul - he’s having conversations with wide array of ppl on important topics. Worth the listen

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