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Life lessons from the smartest people on the planet.

Including guests like Dr Jordan Peterson, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Michael Malice, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Steven Pinker, Mark Manson and more.

Modern Wisdom Chris Williamson

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Life lessons from the smartest people on the planet.

Including guests like Dr Jordan Peterson, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Michael Malice, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Steven Pinker, Mark Manson and more.

    #531 - Russ Roberts - An Economist’s Guide To Life’s Big Decisions

    #531 - Russ Roberts - An Economist’s Guide To Life’s Big Decisions

    Russ Roberts is an economist, a research fellow at Stanford University, an author and a podcaster.
    Economics promised us a model which works for all of life's decisions. From what to buy for lunch to investing in a company. But when you're faced with decisions like where to live, how many children to have, whether to get married or what sort of person you want to be, it falls short. Thankfully Russ has a new toolkit.
    Expect to learn why Charles Darwin made a checklist before marriage which said his wife was slightly better than a dog, why the decision about whether to have children is so difficult to predict, whether rationality is totally incompatible with the decisions that define us, why happiness is overrated as an optimising function, whether tradition is any use and much more...
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #530 - Shawn Ryan - Navy Seal To CIA Contractor

    #530 - Shawn Ryan - Navy Seal To CIA Contractor

    Shawn Ryan is a former US Navy SEAL, former contractor for the CIA and a podcaster.
    The world's special operations are done in the darkness. If Navy SEALs are a spectre then CIA Contractors are their shadows. Shawn spent decades working behind enemy lines all over the world and has some crazy insights into that life, plus how it feels to re-integrate back into normal society.
    Expect to learn what it's like to train Keanu Reeves for John Wick, why physical abuse from your fellow SEALs might be just what you need, the crazy breadth of tasks CIA contractors are asked to complete, why the establishment elite are losing touch with every day people, Shawn's reflections on sobriety after drinking to deal with his anger and much more...
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    #529 - Life Hacks - Desk Bikes, Spotify Tricks & Airport Exploits

    #529 - Life Hacks - Desk Bikes, Spotify Tricks & Airport Exploits

    Jonny & Yusef from Propane Fitness join me for another Life Hacks episode.
    Sit back & enjoy as we run through our favourite tools, apps, websites, strategies & resources for a productive and efficient life.
    Expect to learn why I've become fully obsessed with my new desk bike, Jonny's solution for protein cereal, how to get free Amazon delivery within a couple of hours, the best tricks to get the most out of Spotify, why Yusef is obsessed with his new pressure cooker, Apple's fantastic new iPhone Background Sounds feature and much more...
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    #528 - Kristina Durante - Can Women Have A Career And A Family?

    #528 - Kristina Durante - Can Women Have A Career And A Family?

    Kristina Durante is a professor of marketing at Rutgers Business School and a social psychologist who studies the biology of decision-making and evolution of female psychology.
    For the first time in history, many women have the opportunity to pursue a career as their primary life path. But does this prohibit them from also having a family? Do women actually want to be mothers or was it their only option? Do women actually want careers or is it just a shiny new opportunity?
    Expect to learn if women have an impulse to actually have children or just to have sex, whether careers make women happy, whether the marriages of career women are more or less successful, whether women's ovulatory cycles change their preferences for badboy mates, what buying expensive bags and shoes signals and much more...
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    #527 - Ben Greenfield - How To Biohack Your Sex Life

    #527 - Ben Greenfield - How To Biohack Your Sex Life

    Ben Greenfield is a Biohacker, Coach, Author, Speaker and Ironman Triathlete.
    Boosting your performance in the bedroom is a goal many people want. Thankfully Ben experimented with pretty much every strategy there is from gas station pills to penis stem cell injections, soundwave treatment and red light therapy so we don't have to.
    Expect to learn why turning your penis black and blue might not be a bad thing long term, why Zevia is as healthy of a soda drink as you can get, how my friend decided he's a 95th percentile semen producer, whether I should get injected with loads of stem cells in Colombia, the most important diet and training protocols everyone is missing and much more...
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    #526 - William Costello - Are Incels A Threat To Society?

    #526 - William Costello - Are Incels A Threat To Society?

    William Costello is an evolutionary psychologist, writer and Ph.D. student at the University of Texas.
    Men being hopeless with women is not a new phenomenon. But them self-identifying and creating a subculture around being "genetic dead ends" definitely is. William conducted some of the world's first research into the underlying psychological profile of incels to find out just what's going on.
    Expect to learn why 45% of working age women will be single and childless by 2030, why many incels would rather bond over failure than over trying to improve, why women dating down is causing huge problems, whether Leonardo DiCaprio should date people his own age, whether incels are alt-right, why the claim that incels are all white men is superbly wrong and much more...
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    • 1 hr 32 min

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Consistently outstanding

Chris reliably finds great thinkers to have really interesting conversations with. Refreshingly zero audience capture, he follows his own curiosity.

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Highly recommend. He always packs the most punch of information out of his guests. Sometimes other folks get caught up in long convos about nothing but Chris keeps the convo stimulating with many insights!

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