135 episodes

Where genuine curiosity meets genuine guests.

The Primalosophy Podcast features genuine questions from writer, firefighter, and interviewer Nick Holderbaum and genuine guests on all things health, longevity, and philosophy.

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The Primalosophy Podcast Nick Holderbaum

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Where genuine curiosity meets genuine guests.

The Primalosophy Podcast features genuine questions from writer, firefighter, and interviewer Nick Holderbaum and genuine guests on all things health, longevity, and philosophy.

Shikoba.








Podcast music by Dirty Art Club - https://dirtyartclub.bandcamp.co

    #135: Henry Shukman — Finding Zen in Chaos, Discovering Infinite Support, and Tuning into the Stillness of Nature

    #135: Henry Shukman — Finding Zen in Chaos, Discovering Infinite Support, and Tuning into the Stillness of Nature

    Henry Shukman (@mountaincloudzencenter) is an appointed teacher in the Sanbo Zen lineage and is the Guiding Teacher of Mountain Cloud Zen Center. He has an MA from Cambridge and an MLitt from St Andrews and has written several award-winning books of poetry and fiction. His essays have been published in The New York Times, Outside, and Tricycle, and his poems have been published in The New Republic, The Guardian, The Sunday Times (UK), and London Review of Books. He has taught meditation at Google, Harvard Business School, UBS, Esalen Institute, Colorado College, United World College, and many other venues. He has written of his own journey in his memoir One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen Memoir.



    Connect with Henry Shukman:

    https://www.mountaincloud.org/

    https://www.instagram.com/mountaincloudzencenter/

    http://originallove.org/

    https://www.amazon.com/One-Blade-Grass-Finding-Memoir/dp/1640092625/?tag=offsitoftimfe-20



    Podcast Info:

    https://www.nickholderbaum.com/

    Nick Holderbaum’s Weekly Newsletter: Sunday Goods

    Twitter: @primalosophy

    Instagram: @primalosophy

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBn7jiHxx2jzXydzDqrJT2A

    The Unfucked Firefighter Challenge

    • 49 min
    #134: Kim Scott on Creating B******t-Free Zones at Work, the Art of Listening, Rockstars and Superstars, and the Beauty of Bookclubs

    #134: Kim Scott on Creating B******t-Free Zones at Work, the Art of Listening, Rockstars and Superstars, and the Beauty of Bookclubs

    Kim Scott is the author of Just Work: Get *t Done Fast and Fair as well as Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. She co-founded two companies that help organizations put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. Kim previously held leadership roles at Apple and Google. Earlier in her career Kim managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow.



    Connect with Kim Scott:

    Just Work: How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity

    Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

    https://kimmalonescott.com/

    https://twitter.com/kimballscott



    Podcast Info:

    https://www.nickholderbaum.com/

    Nick Holderbaum’s Weekly Newsletter: Sunday Goods

    Twitter: @primalosophy

    Instagram: @primalosophy

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBn7jiHxx2jzXydzDqrJT2A

    The Unfucked Firefighter Challenge

    • 56 min
    #133: Suzanne O’Sullivan - A Neurologist on Mystery Illnesses

    #133: Suzanne O’Sullivan - A Neurologist on Mystery Illnesses

    Suzanne O'Sullivan is an Irish neurologist working in Britain who is the winner of the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize. She won for her first book, It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness, published by Chatto & Windus in 2015. The book also won the Royal Society of Biology General Book Prize. In her latest book, The Sleeping Beauties, Dr. Suzanne O’Sullivan investigates psychosomatic disorders, traveling the world to visit communi­ties suffering from so-called mystery illnesses. 



    Connect with Suzanne O'Sullivan:

    https://twitter.com/suz_osullivan

    https://www.amazon.com/Sleeping-Beauties-Stories-Mystery-Illness/dp/1524748374



    Podcast Info:

    https://www.nickholderbaum.com/

    Nick Holderbaum’s Weekly Newsletter: Sunday Goods

    Twitter: @primalosophy

    Instagram: @primalosophy

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBn7jiHxx2jzXydzDqrJT2A

    The Unfucked Firefighter Challenge

    • 40 min
    #132: Catherine Gildiner — A Therapist on Her Most Heroic Patients, the Hierarchy of Suffering, and the Indomitable Human Spirit

    #132: Catherine Gildiner — A Therapist on Her Most Heroic Patients, the Hierarchy of Suffering, and the Indomitable Human Spirit

    Catherine Gildiner is a American-born and Toronto-based memoirist, novelist, and former psychologist. In her latest book Good Morning, Monster, she focuses on five patients who overcame their personal trauma, a process Gildiner defines as being heroic.



    Connect with Catherine Gildiner:

    http://www.gildiner.com/

    Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Morning-Monster-Therapist-Emotional-ebook/dp/B084M1M1DZ



    Podcast Info:

    https://www.nickholderbaum.com/

    Nick Holderbaum’s Weekly Newsletter: Sunday Goods

    Twitter: @primalosophy

    Instagram: @primalosophy

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBn7jiHxx2jzXydzDqrJT2A

    The Unfucked Firefighter Challenge

    • 43 min
    #131: Christie Aschwanden on the Science and Pseudoscience of Sports Recovery

    #131: Christie Aschwanden on the Science and Pseudoscience of Sports Recovery

    Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times best-seller Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery. She’s producer and co-host of “Emerging Form,” a podcast about the creative process. Previously the lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight, she’s an Ideal columnist at Wired and a regular contributor to The Washington Post and The New York Times. Her work also appears in publications including Discover, Popular Science, Slate, Consumer Reports, New Scientist, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, NPR, Smithsonian, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Aschwanden is a lifelong endurance athlete, having been a high school track star, collegiate cycling champion, and elite Nordic skier.



    Connect with Christie Aschwanden:

    https://www.goodtogobook.com/

    https://christieaschwanden.com/

    @CragCrest

    LastWordOnNothing.com

    https://emergingform.substack.com/



    Podcast Info:

    https://www.nickholderbaum.com/

    Nick Holderbaum’s Weekly Newsletter: Sunday Goods

    Twitter: @primalosophy

    Instagram: @primalosophy

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBn7jiHxx2jzXydzDqrJT2A

    The Unfucked Firefighter Challenge

    • 39 min
    #130: Luke Burgis on How to Stop Imitating, Mastering Our Desires, the Power of Paying it Forward, and More

    #130: Luke Burgis on How to Stop Imitating, Mastering Our Desires, the Power of Paying it Forward, and More

    Luke Burgis (@lukeburgis) has co-created and led companies in wellness, consumer products, and technology. He’s currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Director of Programs at the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship and also teaches business at The Catholic University of America and is author of a new book, Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life, the philosophy of French polymath René Girard



    Connect with Luke Burgis:

    https://lukeburgis.com/

    https://twitter.com/lukeburgis

    https://www.instagram.com/lukeburgis/

    https://www.facebook.com/LukeBurgis/

    https://www.amazon.com/Wanting-Power-Mimetic-Desire-Everyday/dp/1250262488/



    Podcast Info:

    https://www.nickholderbaum.com/

    Nick Holderbaum’s Weekly Newsletter: Sunday Goods

    Twitter: @primalosophy

    Instagram: @primalosophy

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBn7jiHxx2jzXydzDqrJT2A

    The Unfucked Firefighter Challenge

    • 47 min

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