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In each episode, we talk with inspiring scientists, thinkers, and other self-actualized individuals who will give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Scott Barry Kaufman explores the depths of human potential and tries to get a glimpse into human possibility in every episode.

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    • 4.4 • 1.7K Ratings

In each episode, we talk with inspiring scientists, thinkers, and other self-actualized individuals who will give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Scott Barry Kaufman explores the depths of human potential and tries to get a glimpse into human possibility in every episode.

    How To Be A Supercommunicator W/ Charles Duhigg

    How To Be A Supercommunicator W/ Charles Duhigg

    This week Scott is joined by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and best selling author, Charles Duhigg. Scott and Charles discuss why some conversations succeed while others fail, the 3 main types of conversations, and how to be a supercommunicator. 

    Timestamps

    2:15- How’d Charles Think of The Cover of his book?

    3:33- Are there super communicator prodigies

    6:40- When did Charles get interested in this topic?

    8:29- What are the three types of conversations?

    10:50- How can we apply super communication to politics?

    18:23- People who disagree historically come together

    20:36- Common mistakes people make when talking with each other

    23:12- Are great therapists great super communicators?

    25:01- What’s going on in “The Big Bang Theory” writer’s room?

    33:51- How can you improve connection if you’re shy?

    37:25- How can people who have trouble with social cues improve connection?

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    • 43 min
    Stop Worrying about What People Think of You w/ Michael Gervais

    Stop Worrying about What People Think of You w/ Michael Gervais

    This week Scott is joined by one of the world's foremost sports psychologists, Michael Gervais. Scott and Michael discuss FOPO (Fear of People's Opinions), the importance of grounding your actions in authenticity, and the dangers of performance-based identities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Play Is Learning w/ Yumi Kendall

    Play Is Learning w/ Yumi Kendall

    This week Scott is joined by Assistant Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yumi Kendall. They discuss classical music's role in human flourishing and human transcendence, how life changes once you're a mother, and the sublime coincidence of Yumi occupying the same chair as Scott's grandfather in the Philadelphia Orchestra. 
    2:01-The Suzuki Method
    7:53-What Is A Waldorf Education?
    12:19-Yumi's Crystalizing Experience With The Cello
    15:59-What Does Talent Mean?
    25:33-What Are The Characteristics Of A Creative Musician?
    32:28-What Are Tiers Of Transcendence?
    40:32-The Importance of Self Compassion
    42:12-How Can We Cultivate Healthy Organizations?
    48:59-How Motherhood Has Enriched Yumi's LifeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    Learning to Love Midlife w/ Chip Conley

    Learning to Love Midlife w/ Chip Conley

    This week Scott is joined Modern Elder Academy Founder and best selling author, Chip Conley. Scott and Chip discuss the joys of living in midlife, the importance of being a part of something bigger than yourself, and why life gets better with age.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    Mastering Clear Thinking w/ Shane Parrish

    Mastering Clear Thinking w/ Shane Parrish

    This week Scott is joined by author and creator of Farnham Street blog Shane Parrish. Scott and Shane discuss mastering the skill of clear thinking, taming emotions and one's ego, and practical tips for strength and resilience.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Think Bigger and Innovate w/ Sheena S. Iyengar

    Think Bigger and Innovate w/ Sheena S. Iyengar

    This week Scott is joined by Columbia business professor Dr. Shena Lyengar on how we make choices and innovate. Scott and Sheena discuss the essential tools of becoming a good chooser, the neuroscience of creativity and innovation, and how outsiders can come into a field and become an expert in it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Andrea722 ,

Informative

This podcast is pretty good, it covers a wide variety of topics but my only issue is that it’s a majority male guests. I’d love to see more diversity with female/non binary guests

pkk67351 ,

Guests are interesting, host not so much

This podcast brings to light a lot of highly qualified guests who have valuable ideas to discuss. Sometimes the host struggles to grasp the concept in order to engage fully. I sometimes need to skip sections in order to manage my annoyance, but maybe the juxtaposition can be helpful for others.

smoore7 ,

Painful

What a waste of Dr. Richard Schwartz’s time. Is this podcast about learning from the interviewee and being curious about his research or about making your own plugs, forcing unnecessary “connections” or disconnections, and clearly misunderstanding this work out loud? Did the interviewer read and sit with any of his 40 years of work or do any background research ahead of time? Where were you going with this interview and what was your point? It felt like you brought on a guest you weren’t actually listening to and instead were trying to mansplain his research to him. Why continue to make extended connections to this work when you do not seem to understand or seem to really be interested in actually understanding his model. Maybe if you could step out of your own work that you keep referencing it would help. A better interview guide with a story arc would also help—this was all over the place.

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