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Life lessons from the greatest thinkers on the planet with Chris Williamson. Including guests like David Goggins, Dr Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Dr Julie Smith, Steven Bartlett, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Balaji Srinivasan, Steven Pinker, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Chris Bumstead, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more. Understanding the world is hard. This podcast will help.

Modern Wisdom Chris Williamson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 67 Ratings

Life lessons from the greatest thinkers on the planet with Chris Williamson. Including guests like David Goggins, Dr Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Dr Julie Smith, Steven Bartlett, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Balaji Srinivasan, Steven Pinker, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Chris Bumstead, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more. Understanding the world is hard. This podcast will help.

    #774 - MrBallen - Navy SEAL To True Crime: Insane Stories Of Courage, Fear & Resilience

    #774 - MrBallen - Navy SEAL To True Crime: Insane Stories Of Courage, Fear & Resilience

    MrBallen is a storyteller, YouTuber and a former United States Navy SEAL.
    Why are we drawn to fear? This fascination often balances us the edge of life and death, infused with a dash of excitement. From his beginnings as a Navy SEAL to becoming a renowned YouTuber, Mr. Ballen possesses a unique storytelling talent. He captivates us with some of the most spine-chilling true stories, drawn both from his experiences and the lives of others.
    Expect to learn why so many people are obsessed with True Crime and scary stories, the 3 terrifying but true stories MrBallen has prepared in this episode today, what being a NAVY Seal taught MrBallen about life & the backlash he has gotten from the NAVY Seal community by sharing his story, what it means to live a good life, if there is life after death, how to reinvent your entire life, what it takes to tell a good story and much more...
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    • 3 hrs 28 min
    #773 - Abigail Shrier - Debating Modern Therapy Culture & Gen Z

    #773 - Abigail Shrier - Debating Modern Therapy Culture & Gen Z

    Abigail Shrier is a journalist, a writer for The Wall Street Journal, and an author.
    Therapy use is becoming more prevalent while mental health is getting worse. Are these two things causing each other? Or just happening at the same time? It's a lively one today as I try to get to the bottom of this.
    Expect to learn what is happening with modern mental health, the typical timeline of mental health for young people, what the current statistics are around therapy, which kinds of people see therapists the most, if there are any dangers to psychotherapy, why there might be an over-diagnosis and pathologisation of normal human emotions, why Abigail thinks there is such an increase in mental health disorders and much more...
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    #772 - Oliver Burkeman - Why Our Obsession With Productivity Is All Wrong

    #772 - Oliver Burkeman - Why Our Obsession With Productivity Is All Wrong

    Oliver Burkeman is a journalist, a writer for The Guardian and an author.
    We often find ourselves caught in a productivity spiral, feeling as though we aren’t accomplishing enough and scalding ourselves when we fall short of impossibly high bars. What drives this constant pursuit of perfection? Is it truly beneficial to continuously seek efficiency?
    Expect to learn why so many of us have a ruthless obsession with being productive, the problem with trying to optimise efficiency as much as possible, why control is such a point of tension in our lives, what the relationship is between productivity and emotions, whether there is power in embracing your limitations instead of trying to fix them, why it’s so hard to cut ourselves some slack, how we can make writing less hard and much more...
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    #771 - Dr Peter Attia - Scientifically Proven Ways To Build Muscle & Boost Longevity

    #771 - Dr Peter Attia - Scientifically Proven Ways To Build Muscle & Boost Longevity

    Dr Peter Attia is a physician, longevity expert, podcaster and an author.
    There is essentially an unlimited amount of health advice available on the internet. Working out what is legit science and what is broscience is difficult, but thankfully decades of experience means Peter can help cut through the noise about what is actually most effective to improve your fitness and longevity.
    Expect to learn why a simple hospital visit can cost $6000 in America, how to improve your cognition, the best supplements everyone should be taking, whether there is any safe dose of melatonin to take, why so many young men are now on TRT, how worried we should be about processed foods, suncream, alcohol and all of your other favourite vices, how we can better deal with mental decline as we age, how to improve your self-talk and much more...
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    • 3 hrs 31 min
    #770 - David Brooks - Why Is Everyone So Emotionally Detached?

    #770 - David Brooks - Why Is Everyone So Emotionally Detached?

    David Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times and an author.
    We’re often told to control our emotions, but is that actually what we want? Or do we want to be confident enough to feel them fully? Instead of becoming too detached, how can we reconnect with our feelings and actually embrace our experience and connections?
    Expect to learn why men have been conditioned to be so emotionally cut-off, why being stoic or aloof is perceived to be attractive, why so many people are repressed, how to accurately see people and make them feel comfortable, how to open up without triggering your fear, how to improve the energy you enter a room with and much more…
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #769 - Dr Shanna Swan - Why Are Men’s Testosterone Levels Plummeting?

    #769 - Dr Shanna Swan - Why Are Men’s Testosterone Levels Plummeting?

    Dr. Shanna Swan is a Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist and an author.
    Many of us have heard about about harmful chemicals in plastics, food and water that can mess with our hormones. But just how much truth is in this? How much of our health is disrupted by our modern environment?
    Expect to learn what is happening to male and female reproductive health, how important testosterone is for everyone, the problems with male fertility rates and sperm count, the chemicals that are most impacting reproductive health, what men can do to improve and increase their sperm count, how to limit your exposure to bad chemicals and much more...
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    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Superdunx ,

Amazing

I listen to a lot of different podcasts and this is one of my favorites. Chris is amazing and his interviewing is fantastic.

Dave Pahl ,

Refreshing

Loving your courage, the diversity of topics you cover and the candid manner in which you approach certain possibly sensitive issues. It’s refreshing to see someone who is clearly comfortable in his own skin going about doing this. The world certainly could do with more of the same. Bravo Chris … and thank you.

GerhardVDSchyff ,

Make it available for South Africa please

Love listening to you on YouTube, however, unable to listen to your podcast via Apple. Would love to be able to listen while at the office too but having the video play isn’t great while at work.
Amazing stuff! Keep up the work man.

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