68 episodes

Weekly interview show with people at the forefront of transformational technologies, scientific research, and bold new thinking that enables humans to operate at higher levels — better able to achieve whatever each person values most in life.

This could be in fields as diverse as neuroscience, computer science, psychology, bio-tech, augmented reality, nutrition & fitness and so many more areas of pioneering work.

MIND & MACHINE: Science & Tech of Maximizing Human Capability August Bradley

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 137 Ratings

Weekly interview show with people at the forefront of transformational technologies, scientific research, and bold new thinking that enables humans to operate at higher levels — better able to achieve whatever each person values most in life.

This could be in fields as diverse as neuroscience, computer science, psychology, bio-tech, augmented reality, nutrition & fitness and so many more areas of pioneering work.

    Notion & Software Creation by Everyone with Notion COO Akshay Kothari

    Notion & Software Creation by Everyone with Notion COO Akshay Kothari

    My guest today is Akshay Kothari, the Chief Operating Officer at Notion. As COO, Akshay is one of the top people driving the ship at this next-generation software platform that's enabling everyday users to create their own software tools instead of settling for what's provided on the market. 
    Despite Notion being a young and small company of around 50 people, it has received a valuation of $2 billion dollars in its latest venture capital funding round — making it one of the fastest moving ventures in Silicon Valley. In today's discussion with Akshay we explore the future of Notion and this new movement of democratizing software development, enabling anyone to create their own software tools. 
    More at http://mindandmachine.io

    • 48 min
    The Medical Futurist on Fighting Pandemics with Emerging Technologies, Now & In The Future

    The Medical Futurist on Fighting Pandemics with Emerging Technologies, Now & In The Future

    My guest today is Dr. Bertalan Mesko, also known as The Medical Futurist. He's the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute, delivers keynote addresses all over the world, and runs a popular magazine and YouTube channel on the future of medicine with an emphasis on how technology will shape healthcare. Dr. Mesko is a physician with a PhD in genomics, and an Amazon Top 100 author. With the Coronavirus pandemic underway, we get into the nature of pandemics, what stages to look for in the evolution of the COVID-19 crisis, and what we can expect with future pandemics. Then we discuss how emerging technologies are being used to fight the virus, and how we can better prepare to fight future pandemics by leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Genomics, 3D Printing, and other advanced technologies.
     
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    More on Bertalan Mesko:
        - Website:  https://medicalfuturist.com/
        - Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Berci
        - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/medicalfuturist
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    MIND & MACHINE features interviews by August Bradley with bold thinkers and leaders.
     
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    • 49 min
    The Psychology of Attention with Nir Eyal, Author of "Indistractable"

    The Psychology of Attention with Nir Eyal, Author of "Indistractable"

    My guest today is Nir Eyal, who writes and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The MIT Technology Review dubbed Nir, "The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology." Nir has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Institute of Design at Stanford. He's the author of two bestselling books, "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" and "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life". We explore the the psychology of focus, and how to channel your mind to achieve more.
     
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    More on Nir Eyal:
        - Website:  https://www.nirandfar.com
        - Book Website: http://www.indistractable.com
        - Twitter:  https://twitter.com/nireyal
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    MIND & MACHINE Website: https://www.MindAndMachine.io

    • 58 min
    Skill Mastery & Peak Performance through Deliberate Practice with Psychologist Anders Ericsson

    Skill Mastery & Peak Performance through Deliberate Practice with Psychologist Anders Ericsson

    My guest today is Anders Ericsson, author of the renowned book "Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise". He is among the world's leading authorities on how to new master skills. Anders is a Professor of Psychology and conducted much of the research on expertise and peak performance that Malcolm Gladwell famously referenced to develop the 10,000 hour rule in Gladwell's book Outliers. However, as we discuss today, Malcom Gladwell mis-interpreted much of the science behind the 10,000 hour rule. Anders demonstrates that talent is overrated and peak achievement is dependent on a specific type of learning called "deliberate practice", and that your skill in any area is a function of the quantity and quality of “mental representations” you have for that activity.
    We explore the science of learning and of skill mastery -- how it happens, and how to do it.
    Subscribe to the MIND & MACHINE future-tech newsletter: https://www.mindandmachine.io/newsletter 
     
    MIND & MACHINE Website: https://www.MindAndMachine.io

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Flow States for Ultimate Human Performance with Steven Kotler

    Flow States for Ultimate Human Performance with Steven Kotler

    My guest today is Steven Kotler. Steven is one of the world's leading experts on achieving Ultimate Human Performance through Flow States. "Flow" is the cognitive state of full immersion and focus in which brain activity changes to enable peak human capability across an intellectual or physical activity. It's characterized by rapt attention so deep that one loses their sense of space and time, tapping into radically heightened performance, creativity, and learning.
     
    Steven is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, and a New York Times bestselling author. His books include The Rise of Superman, Tomorowland, and Stealing Fire. Along with Peter Diamandis, he co-authored the books Bold, Abundance, and most recently The Future is Faster than you Think. We go deep into the neurological causes of flow states, what it enables, and how to achieve it.
     
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    https://www.MindAndMachine.io

    • 55 min
    Team Human: Tech, Media, Culture with Douglas Rushkoff

    Team Human: Tech, Media, Culture with Douglas Rushkoff

    My guest today is Douglas Rushkoff, who has been named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT. He's an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. He's written over twenty books include the recently-published "Team Human", and he hosts a popular podcast, also called "Team Human", focusing on the economic, technological, and social programs that determine how we live, work, and interact.
    His perspective challenges conventional thinking, often calling out both sides of polar debates. We explore modern life in the digital age, and how to come together as "Team Human".
    Subscribe to the MIND & MACHINE newsletter: https://www.mindandmachine.io/newsletter
    More on Douglas Rushkoff:
       - Twitter: https://twitter.com/rushkoff
       - Website: https://rushkoff.com
       - Podcast: https://teamhuman.fm
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

GearGrinder5311 ,

Fantastic resource for coaches

As a coach who is constantly trying to find an edge for his athletes I have found this podcast’s focus on the development of human performance to be eye opening and thought provoking. Coach Rob - The Endurance QuickCast

blablayaddayadda ,

Fantastic

The tone and insight is spot on. Love it.

Marty@thecrib ,

Extremely interesting

Just wish the content was a little more frequent

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