299 episodes

As kids, we're like little sponges blindly copying culture from the people around us. The cultures into which we were all born evolved to fit very old agricultural environments. Each contains timeless wisdom about human affairs but none of them is ideally suited to navigating the ever-changing environment in which we find ourselves.

The goal of Mixed Mental Arts is to steal the best cultural software from everywhere and apply the core principle of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do "Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own." Welcome to the dojo! We're excited to learn from you.

Mixed Mental Arts Bryan Callen, Hunter Maats

    • Education
    • 4.7, 328 Ratings

As kids, we're like little sponges blindly copying culture from the people around us. The cultures into which we were all born evolved to fit very old agricultural environments. Each contains timeless wisdom about human affairs but none of them is ideally suited to navigating the ever-changing environment in which we find ourselves.

The goal of Mixed Mental Arts is to steal the best cultural software from everywhere and apply the core principle of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do "Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own." Welcome to the dojo! We're excited to learn from you.

    Ep 365 - Caroline Criado Perez

    Ep 365 - Caroline Criado Perez

    Bryan Callen and today's guest, Caroline Criado-Perez, have very different feeeeeeelings about the word feminism.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 364 - Mark Manson

    Ep 364 - Mark Manson

    In this interview, we discuss Mark's latest book "Everything is F*cked."

    • 49 min
    Ep 363 - Cailin O'Connor

    Ep 363 - Cailin O'Connor

    In an age of fake news and alternative facts, Cailin O'Connor's "The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread" could not be better timed. With fantastic historical examples and the latest science, this episode forces everyone to reflect on how we form our beliefs and how we can all play our role in creating a healthier information space.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep 362 - Jonathan Haidt

    Ep 362 - Jonathan Haidt

    Although Bryan and Hunter talk about Jon Haidt all the time, this is actually only Jon's second appearance on the podcast. It was well worth the wait. Having read Jon's books many times and interviewed many of his peers, this podcast was a fantastic opportunity to get stuck in and re-examine the world through the lens of both ancient wisdom and modern science.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Hiatus is Over!

    Hiatus is Over!

    While Bryan has been busy filming his new spinoff Schooled, Hunter has been working hard to figure out how to take Mixed Mental Arts to the next level. We've had so much fun sharing the best ideas we've found in books. We can't wait to share them with an even wider audience. But in the meantime, we will be releasing new episodes every so often.

    • 58 sec
    Ep 361- Dan Siegel

    Ep 361- Dan Siegel

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
328 Ratings

328 Ratings

Alexander.Storm ,

Entertaining

Bryan Callen is well read and has a humble personality humorously masked by a combination of arrogance and pride.If you like laughing and feeling at ease while picking up useful knowledge whispered through a “confident perv tone” here and there then try this podcast

Hellooooookitty ,

LOVE Bryan Callen

I’m so glad Bryan does a podcast by himself because he’s brilliant and funny. This is definitely worth listening to for anyone interested in self help.

Nick Kinney ,

Great Book Reviews

Overall it’s a great podcast. My one gripe is the co-host seems to view himself as complete and comes off as preachy.

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