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Expert insight on health, performance, longevity, critical thinking, and pursuing excellence. Dr. Peter Attia (Stanford/Hopkins/NIH-trained MD) talks with leaders in their fields.

The Peter Attia Drive Peter Attia, MD

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Expert insight on health, performance, longevity, critical thinking, and pursuing excellence. Dr. Peter Attia (Stanford/Hopkins/NIH-trained MD) talks with leaders in their fields.

    #93 - AMA with Jason Fried: Work-life balance, avoiding burnout, defining success, company culture, and more

    #93 - AMA with Jason Fried: Work-life balance, avoiding burnout, defining success, company culture, and more

    In my first interview with Jason Fried, Jason explained his overall philosophy about work-life balance and how exactly he optimizes for efficiency. For this special follow-up AMA, we've decided to release the full episode to everyone (including non-subscribers), so all can hear Jason answer questions from listeners that dive deeper into topics such as work-life balance, the role of luck versus hard work in success, specifics around Basecamp’s unique process-oriented approach to projects, 4-day work weeks, practical tips for people searching for the right company culture, tips on writing and parenting, and a whole bunch more.
    If Jason had taken his own advice about work-life balance at the start of his career, would he have achieved the same level of success? [2:05];
    What is Jason’s definition of success, and what is he optimizing for? [10:10];
    Basecamp’s policy on email and expectations for a quick response, and why Jason believes in sleeping on big decisions [14:30];
    How Jason implements “true” work-life balance in his life and at Basecamp [19:15];
    Does work and life have to be separated in order to have balance? [32:00];
    How Jason makes time the fixed component to avoid the compulsion to keep pushing forward on a project perpetually [34:15];
    Jason’s tip for physicians who may be facing burnout [45:00];
    Signs of “burnout” if you do the same thing for work and pleasure, and tips to avoid and manage that feeling [49:45];
    Is a 40-hour work week the correct amount? [53:45];
    How to evaluate a company’s culture when looking for a job with the right work environment [59:00];
    Jason’s take on salaries and alternate incentives like equity, profit sharing, etc. [1:06:45];
    What traits does Jason look for when hiring new employees? [1:13:45];
    Does Jason believe in process-oriented work or outcome-driven work, and Basecamp’s unique process for completing projects [1:16:15];
    How does Jason handle a project that results in a failure? [1:20:00];
    Advice for people in situations where they don’t have full control of their time and work demands [1:23:50];
    How much of success should be attributed to skill versus luck? [1:29:30];
    The importance of writing skills, and tip to improve your writing [1:43:15];
    Lessons learned from parenting, and Peter’s top priority when it comes to raising kids [1:52:15];
    An important skill: the ability to say “no” to things [2:01:15]; and
    More.
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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Qualy #109 - How does one select the right physician as a patient?

    Qualy #109 - How does one select the right physician as a patient?

    Today's episode of The Qualys is from podcast #04 – AMA #1: alcohol, best lab tests, wearables, finding the right doc, racing, and more.
     
    The Qualys is a subscriber-exclusive podcast, released Tuesday through Friday, and published exclusively on our private, subscriber-only podcast feed. Qualys is short-hand for “qualifying round,” which are typically the fastest laps driven in a race car—done before the race to determine starting position on the grid for race day. The Qualys are short (i.e., “fast”), typically less than ten minutes, and highlight the best questions, topics, and tactics discussed on The Drive.
    Occasionally, we will also release an episode on the main podcast feed for non-subscribers, which is what you are listening to now.
    Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/qualys/  
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    • 9 min
    92 - AMA #12: Strategies for longevity (which don't require a doctor)

    92 - AMA #12: Strategies for longevity (which don't require a doctor)

    In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter explains the various levers one can pull to affect longevity with a specific focus on the strategies and tactics one can implement that do not require the help of a physician. Once again, Bob Kaplan, Peter's head of research, will be asking the questions. If you’re not a subscriber and listening on a podcast player, you’ll only be able to hear a preview of the AMA.

    If you’re a subscriber, you can now listen to this full episode on your private RSS feed or on our website at the AMA #12 show notes page.


    We discuss: The five levers you can pull to affect longevity [1:15];
    Nutritional biochemistry: Framework, 3 nutritional interventions, and how to approach your goals, and what you should be tracking [4:30];
    Exercise for brain health, and the 4 components of exercise [20:45];
    Exercise component—Stability [24:30];
    Exercise component—Strength [29:00];
    What is Peter optimizing for with his exercise? [30:30];
    Exercise components—Zone 2 and zone 5 training [33:15];
    More about DNS, and why we need to be careful with rushing kids through neuromuscular development stages [45:00];
    Sleep: How to improve quantity and quality [48:15]; and
    More.
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    • 15 min
    Qualy #106 - Does LDL cause heart disease?

    Qualy #106 - Does LDL cause heart disease?

    Today's episode of The Qualys is from podcast #03 – Ron Krauss, M.D.: a deep dive into heart disease.
     
    The Qualys is a subscriber-exclusive podcast, released Tuesday through Friday, and published exclusively on our private, subscriber-only podcast feed. Qualys is short-hand for “qualifying round,” which are typically the fastest laps driven in a race car—done before the race to determine starting position on the grid for race day. The Qualys are short (i.e., “fast”), typically less than ten minutes, and highlight the best questions, topics, and tactics discussed on The Drive.
    Occasionally, we will also release an episode on the main podcast feed for non-subscribers, which is what you are listening to now.
    Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/qualys/  
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    • 9 min
    #91 – Eric Topol, M.D.: Can AI empower physicians and revolutionize patient care?

    #91 – Eric Topol, M.D.: Can AI empower physicians and revolutionize patient care?

    In this episode, Dr. Eric Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, shares how artificial intelligence and deep learning is currently impacting medicine and how it could transform the healthcare industry, not only in terms of the technological advancements, but also in restoring the patient-doctor relationship for better patient outcomes and experiences. We also discuss Eric’s rich and fascinating career in cardiology as well as his involvement as one of the first outspoken researchers to question the cardiovascular safety of Vioxx.
    We discuss:

    Eric’s background and his source of interest in cardiology [3:15];
    The US medical field’s resistance to technological change and learning from other healthcare models [11:15];
    Eric’s mission at the Cleveland Clinic [20:15];
    How Eric helped to elucidate the issues with Vioxx (and why he came to regret it) [29:45];
    How Eric came to found one of the most influential research centers in the world [47:30];
    How AI and deep learning is currently impacting medicine, and the future possibilities [56:30];
    Gut microbiome—Its role in health, impact on glycemic response and fuel partitioning, and how deep learning could improve our research and treatment [1:17:45];
    Why machines combined with human doctors is superior to one without the other [1:32:00];
    How AI and machines can reinstate medicine as an attractive career (and alleviate physician burnout) [1:36:45];
    Eric’s dream experiment [1:47:15] and;
    More. Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/

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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Qualy #102 - Is the food industry still saying that all calories contribute equally to adiposity and insulin resistance?

    Qualy #102 - Is the food industry still saying that all calories contribute equally to adiposity and insulin resistance?

    Today's episode of The Qualys is from podcast #14 – Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.: fructose, processed food, NAFLD, and changing the food system.
     
    The Qualys is a subscriber-exclusive podcast, released Tuesday through Friday, and published exclusively on our private, subscriber-only podcast feed. Qualys is short-hand for “qualifying round,” which are typically the fastest laps driven in a race car—done before the race to determine starting position on the grid for race day. The Qualys are short (i.e., “fast”), typically less than ten minutes, and highlight the best questions, topics, and tactics discussed on The Drive.
    Occasionally, we will also release an episode on the main podcast feed for non-subscribers, which is what you are listening to now.
    Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/qualys/  
    Subscribe to receive access to all episodes of The Qualys (and other exclusive subscriber-only content): https://peterattiamd.com/subscribe/ 
    Connect with Peter on Facebook.com/PeterAttiaMD | Twitter.com/PeterAttiaMD | Instagram.com/PeterAttiaMD 

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I’ve been listening religiously since the podcast originally aired, and though don’t have access to a doctor in order to implement some of the practices/lessons medically, I’ve been able to piece applicable takeaways together by brute force- listening over and over and scrutinizing the impeccable show-notes. I hope to hear more in the style of AMA#12. I’m a contributor, regular listener, yet fall in the category of dilettante who has no geographic or economic access to doctor.

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Most consistantly interesting podcast I've found yet.

Peter Attia is great. He is incredibly smart, consciencious, friendly, level headed and interesting, and he manages to have a ton of smart, interesting people on, to talk about a huge range of fascinating topics. He also happens to be a great interviewer and communicator of complex topics. Highly recommended!

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