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Life lessons from the smartest people on the planet.

Including guests like Dr Jordan Peterson, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Aubrey Marcus, Seth Godin, Douglas Murray, Michael Malice, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more.

    #493 - David McRaney - Where Do Our Beliefs Come From?

    #493 - David McRaney - Where Do Our Beliefs Come From?

    David McRaney is a psychologist, journalist and author.
    Where do our beliefs come from? How do we form opinions? Why are we persuaded by some points of view but not by others? These are important to understand if we are to avoid developing a biased, unrepresentative worldview, they've also been the focus of the last few years of David's research.
    Expect to learn how everybody in a group can believe something that nobody believes individually, why arguing online so rarely works, whether people really are becoming more ingrained into their beliefs, how the Westboro Baptist Church convinces its members, the best ways to persuade someone who disagrees with you and much more...
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #492 - Louise Perry - The Sexual Revolution Has Failed Everyone

    #492 - Louise Perry - The Sexual Revolution Has Failed Everyone

    Louise Perry is a writer, Press Officer for the campaign group We Can’t Consent To This and an author.
    50 years ago there was a dream of women being released from the patriarchal shackles of stringent sexual norms. They should be able to sleep around like men, talk about sex like men and decouple their emotions from their bodies like men. Except it didn't quite work out, and now Louise thinks that both men and women are in a bad spot.
    Expect to learn why trying to not catch feelings when sleeping with someone is very dangerous, how TikTok is encouraging young girls into rough sex, whether sex work is real work, why men's porn addictions are ruining their sex lives, how the washing machine is more useful than most feminists, whether inventing the pill was an error and much more...
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    #491 - Chase Reeves - The Spirituality Of White Feral Girl Privilege

    #491 - Chase Reeves - The Spirituality Of White Feral Girl Privilege

    Chase Reeves is the founder of Matterful and Fizzle, a YouTuber and a brand strategy consultant.
    White Gay Privilege is now a thing. Feral girl summer is upon us. And Chase nearly got on the wrong side of a rhinoceros in South Africa. It's time to work out what's going on in the world.
    Expect to learn how to stop relying on your thinking so much, why intersectionality is creating hierarchies of dominance that no one can climb, how gay people are the straight people of queer people, why doing anything for a summer is only important when you're a teenager, why the only authenticity is authenticity about your inauthenticity and much more...
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    #490 - Alex & Leila Hormozi - The Secrets Of A $100m Business

    #490 - Alex & Leila Hormozi - The Secrets Of A $100m Business

    Alex and Leila Hormozi are founders of Acquisition.com, entrepreneurs, podcasters and authors.
    The last 18 months has seen Alex & Leila burst onto the business advice scene like pretty much no one else. Alex's book has been one of the wildest successes of the last decade and yet they made $100m before having any social media presence. Getting to dig into their philosophies around life, business, dating and productivity makes for a very interesting story.
    Expect to learn what drives you to keep going once you're worth $100m, why Alex refuses to rely on a daily routine, Leila's most important tasks to outsource in your life and business, whether Grant Cardone is a hero or a villain, how to avoid getting distracted by good opportunities, whether they want to have kids, how to avoid becoming bros with your business partner wife and much more...
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    #489 - Jessica Baum - How To Deal With Being Anxiously Attached

    #489 - Jessica Baum - How To Deal With Being Anxiously Attached

    Jessica Baum is a Licensed Mental Health Counsellor, Relationship Expert and an author.
    Attachment styles have become a hot topic recently, they underpin much of why we behave the way we do in relationships. Anxious attachment can be a serious challenge to overcome and gets in the way of everything, so working out how to defeat these dating demons is an important insight to uncover.
    Expect to learn what the science is behind attachment styles, why anxious attachment develops, whether you can fix your attachment style while you're single, how to communicate with an anxiously attached partner more effectively, how to control your body and mind if you feel anxious, why Love Island's promo photos aren't that bad and much more...
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    #488 - Nick Bare - Consistently Good Not Occasionally Great

    #488 - Nick Bare - Consistently Good Not Occasionally Great

    Nick Bare is the founder of Bare Performance Nutrition, an endurance racer, YouTuber and a podcaster.
    Being consistently good will beat being occasionally great. But consistency is hard to find when life throws setbacks, business failures, injuries and babies at you. However, Nick has found a way to balance everything and today we get to discover how.
    Expect to learn why doubters shouldn't affect your performance, why Go One More is a useful rule for everything in life, how Nick avoids burnout when juggling lots of projects, where the drive to get up at 5am every day comes from, how gut instinct can beat brain-power and much more...
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    • 1 hr 29 min

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