133 episodes

The weekly podcast about happiness, creativity, and the human condition. It's us, Ali and Taimur Abdaal, occasionally joined by guests, talking about things to help us think, do, and be better.
Things like social interaction, lifestyle design, mental models... Things that are hard to examine, but important to explore. And hopefully, things that make for a fun and interesting chat every week.
We'd love for you to join us.

Not Overthinking Ali & Taimur Abdaal

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 526 Ratings

The weekly podcast about happiness, creativity, and the human condition. It's us, Ali and Taimur Abdaal, occasionally joined by guests, talking about things to help us think, do, and be better.
Things like social interaction, lifestyle design, mental models... Things that are hard to examine, but important to explore. And hopefully, things that make for a fun and interesting chat every week.
We'd love for you to join us.

    Should we Platform Controversial Guests?

    Should we Platform Controversial Guests?

    In this episode, we ramble a bit about what’s going on in our lives, Ali’s recent discovery of Alan Watts, and the idea around whether or not we should give a ‘platform’ to potentially-controversial guests on our podcast. Enjoy xx

    • 49 min
    Taimur got Married: Life Update

    Taimur got Married: Life Update

    In this episode, we discuss Taimur’s biggest life update in a long time. We explore the feelings behind being engaged vs being married, try to work out whether an expensive wedding is worth it, and a few other bits. Enjoy!

    • 47 min
    When is enough, enough?

    When is enough, enough?

    In this episode, we discuss the idea of ‘enough’ and where our drive for ‘numbers go up’ comes from. Enjoy xx

    • 39 min
    Faffing, Hiring and General Life Updates

    Faffing, Hiring and General Life Updates

    In this shorter episode, we discuss some general life updates, the issue of faffery and how it relates to procrastination, and some stuff around hiring people for our respective businesses. Enjoy xx

    • 31 min
    The Case Against the Sexual Revolution

    The Case Against the Sexual Revolution

    In this episode, we discuss a book Taimur’s recently read called The Case Against the Sexual Revolution by Louise Perry. Please note that the content in this episode may be upsetting to some viewers or listeners, so please heed the trigger warning at the start of the episode.

    • 49 min
    How Our Lives Have Changed Through 3 Years of this Podcast

    How Our Lives Have Changed Through 3 Years of this Podcast

    In this episode, we take a look back over the past 3 years of doing this podcast, and how our lives have changed since that fateful day in March 2019 when we decided to start recording “Not Overthinking”. Enjoy!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
526 Ratings

526 Ratings

DestinyMiyo ,

Love this pod :)

Probably one of my favorite podcasts to listen to while on a walk or cleaning up. I love hearing you guys’ viewpoints on work and life, and I really like how you two aren’t afraid to challenge each other’s decisions, which makes for very enticing conversation. I especially like how you tend to keep it civil and respectful, which is a problem other podcasts that do the same thing seem to fail at.

Keep up the consistency, I’m excited for season 2!

Puka Luke ,

Season two!

The comfortable and seemingly intellectual banter is incredibly engaging ;) Their steeze(style & ease) within their own realms of knowledge and experience captivate my attention. I am excited for the return of my favorite podcasting duo! I can’t wait to make this podcast a part of my regular listening once again.

grandmaster grey ,

A little more effort couldn’t hurt.

I love this podcast. I also feel as though a little more effort could go into the planning. I realize this is a side hobby for both host but that’s just my opinion. Also, after listening to the last episode I appreciate Ali trying to get taimur to be more open. I think their openness is what makes me want to listen over other podcast. So I appreciate what you guys share. Keep up the great work

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