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SLP227 Will Bitcoin & Dissident Tech Splinter Governments? Robert Breedlove and Jesse Lawler Debate

Stephan Livera Podcast

Will Bitcoin enable the Sovereign Individual thesis to play out? Or will the state successfully find some counter to retain the level of taxation, surveillance and control that they currently enjoy? Robert Breedlove and Jesse Lawler join me on the show to debate. Links: Twitter: @breedlove22 Parallax Digital: Parallax Digital Twitter: @lawlerpalooza Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Bitcoin Black Friday CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera

1hr 17mins

16 Nov 2020

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Read_395 - The Bitcoin v Govt War is Vaporware [Jesse Lawler]

Bitcoin Audible

"The world’s national currencies will offer Bitcoin only a sputtering resistance — more in word than deed — and they’ll dwindle into irrelevance as their defenders fail to defend, their battlements go unmanned, and the central banks’ centers will not hold." - Jesse LawlerAre we doomed for a massive battle between the monetary giants. The Federal Reserve and global powers pitted against the decentralized Bitcoin system? Or will Goliath simply fizzle out as the central banks fail to organize, find their personal interest at odds with institutional interest, and Bitcoin proves to be too distributed to even fight?Sci-Fi dystopia and a cypherpunk war, or no? A great, fun piece by Jesse Lawler, host of the Smart Drugs Smart podcast and fellow Crew member of the show, writes a really interesting piece on the potential conflicts, or lack thereof, in Bitcoin's future.Check him out on twitter with the tag @Lawlerpalooza and drop some applause on this article below:https://medium.com/@Lawlerpalooza/bitcoin-vs-government-b324fefd3e1aStart your Bitcoin savings at Swanbitcoin.com/guy to support your own future, and support this podcast! Keeping the Bitcoin Audible project alive! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


20 May 2020

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Smart Drugs And Biohacks With Jesse Lawler

Breaking Success

Brain hacking with Smart Drugs and Nutrition... Learn in this episode the quick steps to being smarter, improving memory and focus. JOIN THE FREE GROUP and SAY “HEY” TO ME Your comments, questions and just you joining me along in this ride mean a lot to me so please take a second and say ‘Hey’ :wink:. Simply join us here: http://www.chrisdufey.com/freegroup HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you’re digging the show, please subscribe in iTunes and write us a quick review! This is what helps us spread the word and get people to find the credible, helpful advice they need. Review the show in iTunes! We rely on it: http://www.chrisdufey.com/mobilereview Looking forward to chatting with you soon.


30 Jun 2018

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Jesse Lawler - Psychedelics As Nootropics

The Third Wave

Jesse Lawler, host of the Smart Drug Smarts podcast, joins us this week for a discussion on nootropics, transhumanism and the psychedelic experience. Jesse shares his opinions on using psychedelics for self-improvement, and where he sees the future of psychedelics in mainstream society. For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/jesse-lawler To support the podcast, join our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thethirdwave

1hr 17mins

28 Jun 2017

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Ep3 - Nootropics and other biohacking with Smart Drug Smarts’ Jesse Lawler

Head First with Dr. Hill

Biohacker Jesse Lawler joins us to talk about plasticity, fasting, how important dark chocolate is to him, and different ways to eat including Intermitten Fasting.  We also look at some of Jesse’s QEEG brain maps. Bio: Jesse Lawler is a pan-disciplinary enthusiast and biohacker, who has written enterprise software for beer companies, produced zombie films, been a featured speaker at business conferences, and slept outdoors at gas stations. He is curious and a do-it-yourself’er entrepreneur, and the founder of the Smart Drug Smarts podcast.  


8 Jun 2017

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097 Jesse Lawler: Willpower, Consciousness, & The Placebo Effect

Wellness Force

"Optimists tend to be stronger responders to placebos. The placebo effect is a pervasive phenomenon; in fact, it is part of the response to any active medical intervention. The placebo effect points to the importance of perception and the brain's role in physical health. The opposite of a Placebo Effect is a Nocebo Effect. A Nocebo effect causes the perception that the phenomenon will have a negative outcome to actively influence the result. Pessimism may now be correlated with the Nocebo Effect.' - Jesse Lawler on WFR 097    Brainpower Upgrade   For anyone who's ever been interested in increasing their brainpower and learning more about what their body is capable of and how to get started, this is a great Wellness Force Radio podcast episode for you to listen to! What an amazing time for all of us to be alive with all of this technology to help us enhance and improve our minds and bodies. On this week's episode, I had an incredible conversation with previous WFR guest, Axon Labs Founder, and Smart Drug Smarts (SDS) Podcast Host, Jesse Lawler about smart drugs, meditation, the placebo effect, and how we can take that next step forward to learning more about ourselves. If you tuned into last week's episode with Daniel Schmachtenberger, we dive even deeper this week to uncover how smart drugs like nootropics not only alter or state of consciousness, but how they can help benefit our lives and wellness as well.   Enhance Your Brainpower With Smart Drugs   "Smart drugs are a part of a wide family that doesn't really have a common starting point." - Jesse Lawler   Jesse explains that there is one main, common misconception about the origins of smart drugs. It's a popular disbelief that all of the smart drugs that are out there just operate in the same way. Many believe that they're similar to the drugs (Ritalin and Adderall ) that are used to help ADHD. However, there's so much more to smart drugs than we originally thought was possible.  Smart drugs don't have one common root and each one individually helps us to enhance different cognitive senses: Memory Mood Energy Focus How to Choose the Perfect Smart Drug for You If you're curious in trying a smart drug, don't rush into taking anything immediately without giving yourself enough time to think if it's right for you. A lot of us already take a common cognitive enhancer: Coffee. Consider if coffee already helps you achieve what you want more of: energy, focus, or mood. A lot of us already know our limits with coffee and we can only drink so much of it before we become over anxious and jittery. If the right amount of coffee (1-3 cups or more if need be) already gives you what you want when you need it, do you really need to add a nootropic to the combination? Today it's quite popular to add different substances to your coffee and Bulletproof Coffee is a great example of that.  Some people like adding aniracetam, coconut oil, and grass-fed butter to their coffee, but it might not be for everyone. When trying a new smart drug, you have to take it one step at a time to see how different combinations affect you. Keep in mind that  you don't have to try everything to see what affect it will have on you. If you already have a good idea of what can happen when you take a smart drug and you don't think it will benefit you, then you can avoid taking it without the trial period. Alternatives to Taking Smart Drugs As already mentioned, coffee is a great cognitive enhancer without someone needing to take additional smart drugs. Another one is green tea. Green tea contains ethylene and GABA which has the same effect on the body as coffee does except it's much more gentler. Green tea doesn't have caffeine so it will help you be focused and calm without the jittery side effects.   Achieve a New State of Consciousness   "Stay curious and be open to exploring different states of consciousness. Look for anything that will help you improve your health." - Josh Trent   Today, we are discovering that there is a large variety of different ways that we can achieve a new state of consciousness. How can smart drugs help us achieve consciousness? Specific smart drugs have been created help us improve our memory, creativity, and attentiveness. Jess said that in general, our brain is able to keep track of 7 ideas in our working memory at a time (some people are able to take on between 5-9 ideas, but 7 is the average). But if you're able to add just one more working memory to the mix, think about what else you could achieve! Why are tech CEOs in Silicon Valley microdosing on LSD? Psychedelics have been used regularly to help people be more creative in their field and it's certainly gaining momentum for top executives in Silicon Valley. This might appear to be just a hippie phenomenon, but CEOs are finding that small doses of LSD are helping them do more than they could have done before. Even former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, credited LSD to influencing his progress in the world of technology. We're not supporting the use of LSD, but it's fascinating that psychedelic use is now encouraging further research into how LSD affects the mind and our state of consciousness. Learn more in Jesse's interview with Dr. James Fadiman on the use of psychedelics to achieve a new state of consciousness. Using Oxygen to Enhance Our Consciousness: Holotropic & Wim-hof Breathing Believe it or not, oxygen is a natural drug that can take you to a new state of consciousness. There are two types of breathing techniques that you can use to get you to the state that you want to achieve: Grof's Holotropic Breathwork and the Wim-hof breathing technique. Ayahuasca: A Natural Smart Drug Jesse discussed the uses of Ayahuasca with Dr. Rick Strassman on the SDS episode, Breakthrough Work With "The Spirit Molecule." Ayahuasca is a DMT (di-methyl-triptamine). DMTs are actually all around us and they're even a naturally occurring psychedelic made in the body! Yes, you read that correctly. DMT is naturally found in small amounts in every living thing. Ayahuasca can have a negative effect on the body such as nausea and diarrhea, but plants can have an overall positive impact on our consciousness. In fact, Jesse believes that more people should be more open to experimentation. If something can lead to a positive outcome like it can for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) survivors, then it could be worth giving it a shot.   "If you have a condition like PTSD, then almost nothing should be off the table as a potential therapy. There are plenty of success stories with people treating depression, PTSD, and things like that with psychedelic therapies. If you've got a significant problem that you're trying to solve, it seems like it should be one of the things that you certainly can consider. " - Jesse Lawler on using plant medicines and psychedelics to help us heal our minds.    Achieve Mindfulness Through Meditation One of the easiest ways to naturally get to a different state of consciousness everyday is through the power of meditation. From beginners to the advanced, there's not just one way to meditate and you can use different apps or pieces of technology like the MUSE Headband. Silent meditation Vipassana Focusing on breathing Listening to be in the present moment A lot of people tend to go too fast, too quickly with meditation. Meditation won't be very effective for you if rush into doing hours of meditation compared to just a couple of minutes when you're a beginner. Meditation that helps to quiet the mind can be good for someone who is depressed. It helps to get rid of nagging negative thoughts inside the mind and shut out everything.   "The style of meditation that a person chooses is really going to affect what they're practicing and getting their brain to be better at. So to be aware of what your meditation goal is, you will gravitate towards a certain style."  - Jesse Lawler   When it comes to meditation, there is no one size fits all. Just try different forms of meditation until you come cross the best way for you to become more mindful.   The Connection Between Placebo Effect & Willpower   "You're either an abstainer or a moderator." - Gretchen Rubin on willpower   Can our willpower fatigue with too much use (like a muscle) or is it just something that we're born with?   "Willpower is probably something that does get exhaustive in a person, but I think that something that looks like willpower to an outsider might not actually be willpower to that person. A person can train themselves to avoid Doritos to the point that it takes zero willpower to avoid it now. Willpower's just not an option to that person." - Jesse Lawler   It can be very difficult for some people to control themselves and have the willpower to prevent themselves from eating unhealthy foods. Both the optimistic and negative mindset on health can impact our willpower. Those with a negative mindset will believe less in their own health and wellness than people who are overly optimistic that something like a smart drug or meditation can help them. Having an optimistic mindset will help you find something that works for you, but a negative  mindset can hinder your progress to look for something that can help you.   "Optimists tend to be stronger responders to placebos. The Placebo Effect is when we put thoughts into our mind that we do something or there will be a positive outcome. The opposite of a Placebo Effect is a Nocebo Effect in which case things will be bad and get worse. Pessimism might be correlated with the Nocebo Effect." - Jesse Lawler   Jesse's Own N=1 Self Experiment   "One of the greatest advantages of experimentation is just realizing that you can do it. It's a continuous reminder of our power to start changes in our own lives when you're just screwing with something to see if it works in your own life. It's a constant reminder that we're always in flux and flux can't change but at least you can direct it." - Jesse Lawler   An N=1 self experiment is understanding what works for you through a process of elimination or a process of strategic testing. During the experiment you might use self quantifying devices such as wearable trackers, apps, and more that allow for self-optimization. Josh shared his own N=1 self experiment on last week's episode, Emotional Resilience, Nootropics & Outsmarting the Modern World with Daniel Schmachtenberger Jesse's N=1 experiment ended up being a total crash and burn for him. He participated in the Uberman Sleep Schedule which meant he had to break up his sleep into 20 minute blocks that were separated by 3.5 hours throughout the day. However, that's way less hours of sleep than what the majority of us need in 24 hours!  The Uberman Sleep Schedule is for people who want to be more productive during the day. The main idea is that you train your brain to drop into REM really quickly, but it's not a restorative way to sleep at all.  Even though Jesse doesn't recommend this intense sleep schedule, he has been using the Oura Ring to keep track of his health. Why a ring instead of a bracelet? It's because the blood vessels are closer to the surface of the skin. Therefore, the ring is supposed to collect more accurate data than a bracelet. Whatever you may decide to purchase, make sure you invest in something that is: Safe Can help improve your health Usable for long term results Worth the investment Become your own citizen scientist. It's not about the app, bracelet, tracker etc. or anything you're using as long as it lines up with your main intentions. As a citizen scientist, begin your own N=1 self experiement by having a clear goal that something is going to help you perform better.   Brain Boost: Explore Nexus or Mitogen                                   Use code WELLFX to get 15% off both NEXUS and Mitogen from AXON Labs at http://smartdrugsmarts.com/wellnessforce/ About Jesse Lawler Jesse Lawler is the Founder of AXON Labs and the Host of Smart Drug Smarts. Smart Drug Smarts is a top ranked podcast that brings you actionable insights from world-leading experts in neuroscience and psychopharmacology — for the enhancement and protection of your greatest asset: your own brain. SmartDrugSmarts Podcast explores a range of health, wellness, fasting, cognitive enhancement, smart drugs, meditation, altered states of consciousness and basically anything or anyone that supports human and brain optimization.   Resources Mentioned by Jesse & Josh Listen to WFR episode #036 with Jesse Lawler: How to Build a Bulletproof Brain Dive right in with Smart Drug Smarts Podcast with this starter kit to enhance your mind Get started on smart drugs Enhance your mind with WFR episode #096 Emtional Resilience, Nootropics, & Outsmarting the Modern World with Daniel Schmachtenberger Check out the Smart Drug Smarts Podcast Learn more about Axon Labs Join the community to learn more about nootropics Discover how to do the Wim Hof breathing exercise Find out how to do the Grof breathing technique  Learn more about Vipassana Meditation with Josh Trent- WFR Tune into WFR episode no. 86 with Mark Divine: Creating the Unbeatable Mind Listen to SDS episode no. 162- The "Gut-Brain Axis" with Scott Anderson Listen to the SDS episode no. 155-Microdosing LSD with Dr. James Fadiman Find out more about Holotropic Breathwork – DIY Psychedelia with the SDS episode no. 89 Check out SDS episode no. 137- DMT: Dr. Rick Strassman’s Breakthrough Work With “The Spirit Molecule” Check out SDS episode no. 164- Placebo: The Power of the Mind to Heal Listen to SDS episode no. 145- Dennis McKenna: A 30-Year Psychedelic Education Check out this Forbes article, LSD Microdosing: The New Job Enhancer In Silicon Valley And Beyond? Learn more about Ayahuasca and DMT Track your wellness with the Oura Ring Read this article on 10 Interesting Facts About Caffeine Learn more about the Uberman Sleep Schedule Start meditating today with the MUSE Headband Go to the MAPS official website: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Read Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham Learn more about Gretchen Rubin   Rate & Review Wellness Force Aloha! Josh here. Listen, I deeply value your thoughts, now let your voice be heard. I live to serve the Wellness Force even better based on your words, feedback, and requests. (including how the WFR episodes can support you in forming new, healthy, wellness habits) Ask A Live Question For The Next Episode Click here to leave a voicemail directly to Josh Trent to be read live on the air.  You May Also Like These Episodes Food Freedom Forever With Melissa Hartwig Nir Eyal:Breaking Bad Habits, Technology Addiction, & Emotional Triggers Healthy, Happy & Harder To Kill w/ Steph Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo Beyond Meditation: How To Get A Better Brain With Ariel Garten Living A Healthy Lifestyle In A Modern World With Dan Pardi Creating A Life Worth Living With Michael Strasner Get More Wellness In Your Life Download Your Free Wellness Technology Guide: wellnessforce.com/radio Don't miss next week's show: Subscribe and stay updated Did you like this show? Rate and review Wellness Force on iTunes You read all the way to the bottom? That's what I call love! I do the same thing for the people, things, and movements I care about as well. PS: Looks like you and I share the same passion. I'm grateful for you and want to extend you my email address. Write to me and let me know what you'd like to have to get more wellness in your life. Lauren Bryant, Podcast Production Lauren Bryant is the Podcasting Assistant and Show Notes Writer for Wellness Force Radio. She has a BBA in both Marketing and Spanish for Business as well as certificates in Advanced Business Communications and International Business from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Lauren’s wellness journey began at a young age when she joined her local YMCA swim team, The Wave, of La Crosse, WI. One of the most profound views on wellness that anyone has said to her was when she was an assistant swim coach for that same YMCA swim team. One day during a practice, former head swim coach, Jon Brenner, shared with her that the most important thing about coaching the swimmers was that “It doesn’t matter if they become the best athletes in the world. What’s important is that we give them the tools and guidance they need to live a healthy, active lifestyle for the rest of their lives.” Since hearing those words, she has taken it to heart to not only focus on continuously living her own healthy lifestyle, but to help others pursue their wellness goals as well. Lauren’s not only an avid swimmer, but a fan of running, yoga, cooking, and doing any activity outside that involves being surrounded by nature. In the Fall of 2014, she completed a long-awaited goal of walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. According to Lauren, wellness is about finding gratitude and joy in doing any type of physical or self-care activity that we love. Wellness means providing ourselves with self-love, good nutrition, and the inner peace that our individual minds and bodies need.

1hr 8mins

31 Jan 2017

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Jesse Lawler, Founder of the Smart Drug Smarts podcast

The Kevin Rose Show

Jesse Lawler is the host of Smart Drug Smarts, a podcast for people interested in maximizing their brains, both in health and utility, using the latest findings in neuroscience. Kevin and Jesse talk all things brain enhancement.

1hr 8mins

31 Aug 2016

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FA130 - Kicking Apps And Taking Names With Jesse Lawler

The Foolish Adventure Show | Internet Business Radio

HOW TO BUILD AN APP IF YOU’RE NOT A PROGRAMMER: LESSONS FROM A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER I invited my friend and mastermind member, Jesse Lawler of Evil Genius Technologies, to come on the Show to answer a question I get frequently in my inbox, “How do I make an app if I’m not a programmer?” Jesse is in the business of making apps for other companies and for himself so I reckoned he would be able to tell us what process we should take to get our ideas turned into apps. Listen in as we cover some pitfalls of hiring developers and what you should do to have a successful outcome when working with a developer. I’m probably going to bring Jesse back for a part two since there was so much more for us to cover. Enjoy your Foolish Adventure, Tim “Kiss My App” Conley Join The Forge: A Group Of Entrepreneurs Creating A Life While Building A Business bit.ly/entertheforge New Training: How To Scale Your Business If you want to get in-depth training on operating and scaling your business check out The Bootcamp: TimConley.co/bootcamp/


18 Jul 2016

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Jesse Lawler Smart Drugs Smarts episode 52

The Paul Burgess Functional Medicine podcast

Jesse Lawler joins us today and we talk about how to optimise brain function, improve memory, understand how smart drugs work and why people should take their time when assessing how certain compounds work. Find out what is worth looking at in this field and follow Jesse's podcast at: http://smartdrugsmarts.com


27 May 2016

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Ep. 441: Jesse Lawler Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Michael Covel's Trend Following

Michael Covel interviews Jesse Lawler. Jesse is the host of Smart Drug Smarts, a podcast that is centered around supplements people can take to augment brain function. He has an out of the box perspective on health, fitness and enhancing cognitive performance.Michael and Jesse start the conversation off with the question, “What is healthy?” Some athletes that can perform amazing feats are actually destroying their bodies to get there, so are they really healthy? Mind and body can be at total odds when it comes to health. Jesse breaks open the idea of cognitive performance and where a good starting point is when trying to increase your performance. He says your brain is meant to do everything. It is a universal machine that does things that we are, and are not aware of. To improve performance of the brain, there are a variety of things one can do. He breaks it down into four categories: Mood, focus, creativity, and anxiety. Jesse goes in depth on different supplements you can take to improve your focus (in particular) such as increasing your dopamine.Jesse and Michael talk about how Jesse rode his bike from the west coast to the east coast in about 5 ½ weeks. Michael asks “Why do you think you are constantly experimenting?” Jesse says there are a lot of things that you can’t get the gist of without going through the experience. He wants to continue to understand, and maintain his brains capabilities to keep up with the evolving world.Jesse moves on to explaining what nootropic drugs are and the cognitive effects of them. He is not a doctor but has given himself an education over the last few years by immersing himself in these subjects and talking with field specialists such as doctors or pharmacists a couple times a week. Michael asks about jet lag and how to beat it with different techniques. Jesse says that one of the best ways to beat jet lag is by fasting until it is dinner time at your new destination. Overdosing on tea or coffee can be a good way to stave off the hunger if you choose to use this method. Another trick to help beat jet lag is taking particular weight loss drugs to help you stay awake until it is bedtime at your new destination. Lastly, Jesse talks about some of the more popular drugs on the market such as marijuana and ecstasy and his views on them. In this episode of Trend Following Radio: Cognitive performance Effects of caffeine Augmenting brain function Dealing with mood, focus, creativity, and anxiety

1hr 17mins

15 Apr 2016