99 episodes

Hi, I'm Alex Epstein.

I started the Human Flourishing project to tackle the problem I care about most: human beings lack reliable access to the knowledge we need to flourish.

The Human Flourishing Project Alex Epstein

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 78 Ratings

Hi, I'm Alex Epstein.

I started the Human Flourishing project to tackle the problem I care about most: human beings lack reliable access to the knowledge we need to flourish.

    Episode 98: How to not be tired

    Episode 98: How to not be tired

    Alex Epstein discusses how he is able to work long hours while rarely feeling tired or fatigued.

    He identifies four ways others can have the same experience:

    1. Develop deep nighttime empathy with “morning guy”
    2. Discover and liberally utilize “inevitable rejuvenation practices”
    3. Separate proactive and reactive time
    4. Cultivate a love of working energized and a hatred of working while tired

    • 16 min
    Episode 97: The Wisdom of Effortless

    Episode 97: The Wisdom of Effortless

    Alex Epstein discusses Greg McKeown's new book Effortless, how Alex had benefited from the chapters on Rest and Pace, and how separating proactive and reactive time can make the principles of Effortless even more effortless.

    • 21 min
    Episode 96: How lucky we are to be alive right now

    Episode 96: How lucky we are to be alive right now

    Alex Epstein discusses how to appreciate the many great things that exist today that didn't exist even in the recent past.

    • 20 min
    Episode 95: The joy of security

    Episode 95: The joy of security

    Alex Epstein discusses his equation for "time security"--expected resources outstrip current commitments + expected threats--and how keeping this equation positive has an enormous impact on happiness.

    • 21 min
    Best-of: The three ingredients of relaxed productivity (with bonus content)

    Best-of: The three ingredients of relaxed productivity (with bonus content)

    On this best-of-HFP, Alex Epstein discusses the three ingredients of relaxed productivity—inevitably productive processes, high-altitude planning, and real rejuvenation—along with one poison: focus-destroyers. This version features a new introduction in which Alex talks more about his recent experience with inevitably productive processes.

    • 26 min
    Episode 94: Dynamic, handwritten journaling

    Episode 94: Dynamic, handwritten journaling

    Alex Epstein discusses how the handwriting experience of the modern iPad makes possible an unprecedented form of journaling that can make your reflections on life far more effective.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

themetalmystic ,

Choose To Flourish

Alex is one of the most clear thinking individuals of our time. His concise articulation of the idea that the first principle in all we do is Human Flourishing said perfectly what I had intuited but never been able to so eloquently state. I am doing some cool things with my life, but never enjoyed the journey as much as I wanted. As part of my quest to enjoy and thrive in the process as much as the outcome, I found Alex's podcast and his series on Relaxed Productivity very useful and beneficial.

primemover1 ,

Let’s Flourish!

Alex is always incredibly lucid, his commitment to clarity and truth may just save the world, or perhaps lead us to understand it isn’t the world that needs saving.

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