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Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme discuss productivity, personal finance, their weird llama obsession, and other interesting things. New episodes every other week.

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Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme discuss productivity, personal finance, their weird llama obsession, and other interesting things. New episodes every other week.

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By vbkdhbfkhbvkhdjhwevjkoc - Apr 01 2020
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I’ve been listening to College Info Geek for a long time, and I’ve found so much value from their podcasts. They mix humor and serious talking and quality information so well, and I always listen to their podcasts when I am doing things like commute, going through my morning routine, and more. I would 100% recommend this to anyone else out there who needs advice on crafting a better life, how to study better, and more.

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This is a great podcast for idle work and stuff, like killing two birds with one stone: you work better (if you like noise while working like me) and learn a lot about working better. That’s a lot of times I said work, wow. Anyway, Martin and Thomas are really easy to listen too, and they pretty funny as well. You might’ve seen other reviews talking about how much they love the rambling. Well, it’s not all hype! I usually hate stuff like that (can’t stand watching most vlogs because of rambling), but these two know how to make their banter sound entertaining, educational, funny, and down-to-earth. Their episode about NOT pursuing your passion was really eye-opening, even if the truth was pretty scary. You guys got yourself a loyal sub! I have stacks of saved episodes for when I have lots of idle time.

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775 Ratings
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Quality Content xD

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I’ve been listening to College Info Geek for a long time, and I’ve found so much value from their podcasts. They mix humor and serious talking and quality information so well, and I always listen to their podcasts when I am doing things like commute, going through my morning routine, and more. I would 100% recommend this to anyone else out there who needs advice on crafting a better life, how to study better, and more.

Awesome!

By Jazzafan:D - Feb 11 2020
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This is a great podcast for idle work and stuff, like killing two birds with one stone: you work better (if you like noise while working like me) and learn a lot about working better. That’s a lot of times I said work, wow. Anyway, Martin and Thomas are really easy to listen too, and they pretty funny as well. You might’ve seen other reviews talking about how much they love the rambling. Well, it’s not all hype! I usually hate stuff like that (can’t stand watching most vlogs because of rambling), but these two know how to make their banter sound entertaining, educational, funny, and down-to-earth. Their episode about NOT pursuing your passion was really eye-opening, even if the truth was pretty scary. You guys got yourself a loyal sub! I have stacks of saved episodes for when I have lots of idle time.
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Rank #1: Deep Work: How to Focus and Resist Distractions (Ep. 100)

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Episode 100! Today, I'm talking with Cal Newport once again, this time about how to build your ability to do "deep work" - work that's focused, cognitively challenging, and free of distractions.
Full show notes
Things mentioned in this episode:

Deep Work
Why You Should Embrace Boredom and Learn to Do Hard Things - Ransom's post on Deep Work
Randall Munroe's (xkcd author) method of avoiding internet distractions
Freedom (site and app-blocking app for Mac)
SelfControl (free alternative, but doesn't block applications)
FocalFilter (similar, but for Windows)
Gary Vaynerchuk
ScheduleOnce
Calendly
Why "Follow Your Passion" is Bad Advice (Ep. 35)
So Good They Can't Ignore You
In Defense of Boredom - a great related article at Brain Pickings

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Mar 18 2016

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Rank #2: Study Advice From A Medical Student (Ep. 26)

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The journey of a med student is quite different from other majors. Learn how Ryan Nguyen did it, as well as how to deal with massive loads of homework.
Full show notes
Things mentioned in this episode:

WhiteCoatDO - Ryan's blog
Follow Ryan on Twitter
The Almost Doctors Channel
Study Hacks - check out Cal's 4 Weeks to a 4.0 series
Evernote - it's my second brain (here are my tips for using it in college)
Check out Ryan's articles on CIG!

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jul 22 2014

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Rank #3: Morning Routines (Ep. 208)

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What did you do this morning? In the productivity world, this question sounds a lot more compelling than usual due to the allure of the morning routine — the perfect formula to start a successful day. We talk about our routines and how to build your own.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Tom’s Sunday Study Playlist on Spotify
Tom’s Ultimate Study Playlist on Spotify
Tom’s Ultimate Study Playlist on YouTube
How to Get Into Tea (Ep. 207)
Morning Routines (Ep. 81)
Habitica (iOS | Android)
Duolingo (iOS | Android)
NerdFitness' PLP Challenge article
Linus Tech Tips on YouTube
Taran Van Hemert's Advanced Video Editing Tutorial
Essentialism, by Greg McKeown
Music Theory 101, by Marc Schonbrun and Brian Boone
Tide (iOS | Android)
Brain.fm
Autochords (iOS)
Momentum (iOS)
HabitBull (iOS | Android)
Freedom
FocalFilter
Heyfocus
How To Actually Stop Wasting Time On The Internet
Audible

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
Timestamps:

0:05:58 - What we’re doing in the morning
0:13:39 - How we work out and tips on exercising
0:25:33 - Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
0:28:18 - Other elements of our morning routines
0:40:57 - Tips on starting a morning routine
0:52:57 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also [leave a review!](http://collegeinfogeek.com/

Apr 23 2018

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Rank #4: Our Habits, Routines, and Motivation Strategies (Ep. 121)

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In this episode, we talk about the strategies we use to keep up with our habits, goals, and routines.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy
Inside Our Productivity Systems (Ep. 120)
College Packing Guide
How to Get Over the Fear of Starting College
Habitica
Momentum
Overjustification Effect
The College Info Geek Habitica Guild
The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg
Beeminder
The Motivation Hacker, by Nick Winter
Fitocracy
Pokémon in Spanish! (and French, German, and more)
7 Minute Workout
Clear to Neutral
Deep Work: How to Focus and Resist Distractions (Ep. 100)
Stress Strategy: How to Use Stress to Your Advantage (Ep. 119)
Avoid the Second Mistake
You Need to Do a Reset (Ep. 87)
Do the thing.

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Aug 23 2016

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Rank #5: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Productivity (Ep. 59)

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Want to become a more productive person? Chris Bailey has spent over two years immersed in mountains of research on habit-building, mindfulness, and other techniques for helping you do just that. He's got a pretty sweet beard too.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

A Life of Productivity
Chris' upcoming book, The Productivity Playbook
Follow Chris on Twitter!
100 Time, Energy, and Attention Hacks to Be More Productive
The Zeigarnik Effect

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Apr 13 2015

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Rank #6: How to Read And Learn More Effectively (Ep. 48)

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When you read a book, how much do you retain? How much do you actually apply? Shane Parrish, the founder of the excellent blog Farnam Street, will teach you how to improve the way you read books.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Farnam Street
Follow Shane on Twitter
How to read a book
Shane's current reading list

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jan 26 2015

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Rank #7: Morning Routines (Ep. 81)

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I'm with my friend Zach Sexton once again, this time to talk about morning routines. Zach goes through his with his girlfriend, while I'm a lone wolf with mine. Today we'll talk about each of our routines, sticking to them, and common pitfalls.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

My original article about morning routines
Follow Zach on Twitter
Zach's awesome article about medidation
What I'm Struggling With
BCAA supplements - Pro opinion vs. Con opinion (I don't know much about them, but my general opinion is to cover all the crucial health bases - diet, exercise, sleep - before thinking about supplements)
Headspace
Habitica
My Twitter-based wake-up system
My cruiser skateboard
Casey Neistat
The "What the Hell" Effect
Sleepyti.me
Rick and Morty
Death Note
StayFocusd

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Oct 19 2015

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Rank #8: How to Study Math and Science Effectively (Ep. 132)

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Karen Christian from O-Chem Study Group talks about how to improve your study tactics for math and science classes.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

O-Chem Study Group
O-Chem Study Group on YouTube
O-Chem Study Group Facebook group
BACON

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Nov 07 2016

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Rank #9: How to Be Good at Everything — The Rapid Skill Learning Process (Ep. 210)

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So many skills, so little time. Sure, we probably can't achieve mastery in all of them, but what if we don't care? We talk about how to learn the basics quickly enough to rekindle your dreams of becoming a renaissance man.
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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

Backblaze — unlimited cloud backup for PCs and Macs. Don’t be that person who loses all their files permanently when — not if — your computer’s hard drive fails. Get started with a 15-day, full-featured trial at backblaze.com/CIG.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Tom’s Sunday Study Playlist on Spotify
Tom’s Ultimate Study Playlist on Spotify
Tom’s Ultimate Study Playlist on YouTube
Tom's Work Vibes playlist on Spotify
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, by Catherynne M. Valente
The Kingkiller Chronicle series, by Patrick Rothfuss
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
The First 20 Hours, by Josh Kaufman
The 4-Hour Chef, by Tim Ferriss
Love-Coloured Master Spark song
Synthesia (iOS | Android)
Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland
Henry Fonda on Wikipedia
h3h3Productions on YouTube
Momentum (iOS)
Habitica (iOS | Android)
Beeminder (iOS | Android)
Yousician (iOS | Android)
Tom's music channel on YouTube
Martin on Instagram
How to Stay Hydrated: Here's Everything You Need to Know
How to Study Effectively with Flash Cards
Rype - Learn a Language in 100 Days
Andrew Huang on YouTube
Andrew Huang on Spotify
Skillshare (iOS | Android)
How to Learn a New Skill Quickly: A 4-Step Process

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
Timestamps:

0:10:33 - Overview of the skill learning process
0:23:47 - Sponsor: Backblaze (Backing up your data)
0:26:12 - Choosing and focusing on something that motivates you
0:27:28 - Figuring out how good you want to be and deconstructing a skill
0:33:07 - Gaining access to the necessary tools and eliminating barriers
0:38:16 - Finding time to practice
0:41:18 - Creating feedback loops
0:44:31 - Practicing in short bursts instead of long periods of time
0:47:31 - The need to practice a lot before mastering a skill
0:49:20 - Additional tips to rapid skill acquisition
0:52:00 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also [leave a review!](http://collegeinfogeek.com/

May 07 2018

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Rank #10: Making Friends And Connections As An Introvert (Ep. 47)

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As an introvert, it can be hard to meet new people, make small talk, and eventually become friends with people. However, it IS possible to work through introversion by challenging yourself - something my friend Tyler Tervooren is very good at.
Full show notes
Things mentioned in this episode:

Riskology.co
Connect with Tyler on Twitter
Watch Tyler's excellent TEDx talk
The Friends Game - an awesome system for managing relationships as an introvert
How to Start and End a Conversation

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jan 19 2015

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Rank #11: 8 Things I Regret NOT Doing in College (Ep. 73)

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While I'm pretty happy with how my college experience went, there are some things I wish I did - or did better. Here are eight of them.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Study Abroad Wisdom with Ryan Warner (on my friend Travis' podcast)
How I Landed an Internship Without an Interview
The Internship Experience
The Ultimate Guide to Budgeting in College
What it's Like in Japan
My mission to get a picture in every building on campus
DIY Video Guy

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Aug 24 2015

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Rank #12: How To Win Scholarships (Ep. 34)

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Want to graduate debt-free? In this podcast episode, I talk with scholarship coach Shanice Miller, who graduated with $10,000 of EXTRA money from winning scholarships.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Debt-Free College Grad - Shanice's website
Shanice's interview on Listen, Money Matters
Connect with Shanice on Twitter
The Four-Hour Workweek
9 Things Successful People Do Differently

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Oct 20 2014

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Rank #13: From Failing Classes to Graduating with Honors (Ep. 68)

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Even if you fail at first, you can turn it around. In this episode of the podcast, I talk with Clarissa Rodriguez about how she learned new study habits and organizational techniques, which helped her turn her entire college career around.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Girl, Budget Life
Clarissa's Cram Sheets download
Watch Clarissa's Videos on YouTube
How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport
The Straight-A Conspiracy by Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jul 20 2015

42mins

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Rank #14: Why “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice With Cal Newport (Ep. 35)

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Cal Newport, author of the Study Hacks blog and best-selling books like So Good They Can't Ignore You, talks with me about the importance of building skills over "finding your passion," choosing a major, and building deep habits.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Study Hacks - Cal's blog on pursuing deep work habits. Has an amazing backlog of student-focused posts as well. (Ryan, the med student from episode 26, cited Cal's Four Weeks to a 4.0 series as the inspiration for his study system)
So Good They Can't Ignore You - Cal's latest book, which focuses on why building skills is much more important than trying to find your passion
How to Win at College - One of the first college success books I ever read. It influenced a lot of the decisions I made early in my college career.
How to be a High School Superstar - The book that explores Cal's discovery of why the highest performers are often the most relaxed.
How to Become a Straight-A Student - Cal's advice on planning, studying, learning quickly, acing exams, and writing great papers.
Bryan Caplan's Signaling Model of Education

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Oct 27 2014

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Rank #15: How to Plan Out Your Year (Ep. 200)

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It's almost March now, so quite a few New Year's resolutions have probably fallen through already. But that doesn't mean it's too late to do something worth being proud of. We talk about how to really plan out your year.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Weapons of Influence #6: Scarcity (Ep. 199)
Bearmaggedon
Axe Cop
Duolingo (iOS | Android)
Tom's Reading Challenge
Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes
Gary Taubes
The Cuckoo's Egg, by Clifford Stoll
Clifford Stoll
David Mitchell
TextFugu
Momentum (iOS)
HabitBull (iOS | Android)
Habitica (iOS | Android)
How to Make a Final Exam Study Schedule
Todoist (iOS | Android)
Tom's Impossible List
A Crash Course on How to Start Investing (Even If You’re in Debt) (Ep. 168)
Gary Vaynerchuk's website
Tom's Spotify Playlist
Tom's YouTube Playlist
Brilliant

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
Timestamps:

0:05:07 - Making time for things you want to do
0:18:16 - How to plan out your year in segments
0:24:19 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
0:26:18 - Tom's three-month reading challenge
0:29:51 - How to track the progress on your goals
0:36:55 - Planning for the future
0:41:16 - Dealing with setbacks
0:47:15 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Feb 26 2018

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Rank #16: Digital Minimalism: How to Disconnect (Ep. 282)

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We talk about Cal Newport's Digital Minimalism and how we can have a healthier relationship with technology.
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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

Skillshare: with over 27,000 courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. Get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' Productivity Masterclass!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Thomas’ Productivity course on Skillshare
Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport
Deep Work, by Cal Newport
Deep Work: How to Focus and Resist Distractions (Ep. 100)
What It Takes to Open a Coffee Shop (Ep. 114)
Should You Work with Your Friends? (Ep. 281)
H3 Podcast on YouTube
Joe Rogan's podcast
How Music Works, by David Byrne
Justin Gignac's Going Freelance course on Skillshare
How to Break up with Your Phone, by Catherine Price
Freedom
How to Be More Like Leonardo da Vinci (Ep. 240)
Martin's Photo Print Shop on INPRNT

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
Timestamps:

0:05:19 - Our dependence on technology
0:28:24 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
0:30:31 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
0:32:53 - Having periods of solitude
0:56:37 - Taking breaks from social media
1:25:30 - Conclusion

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Nov 25 2019

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Rank #17: How to Build Strong Habits (Ep. 214)

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Since our lives are governed largely by a collection of habits, we've decided to talk about how one might form a new habit on purpose. Want to make something a part of your identity and life? Here's how to get started.
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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

Audible: Get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial by going to audible.com/CIG or texting “CIG” to 500-500 on your phone.
Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you use this link, you'll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg
Tom's notes on the Power of Habit
Derek Sivers website
Nat Eliason website
Morning Routines (Ep. 208)
The Motivation Hacker, by Nick Winter
Habitica (iOS | Android)
European Journal of Social Psychology's Habit Formation article
Sherlock Holmes Collection, narrated by Stephen Fry
How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
If This Isn't Nice, What Is?, by Kurt Vonnegut
5 Non-Obvious Things That Are Killing Your Productivity
Momentum (iOS)
HabitBull (iOS | Android)
Today (iOS)
h3h3's Water Project video

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
Timestamps:

0:03:30 - What does a habit consist of?
0:08:51 - Breaking bad habits and forming good ones
0:15:27 - What to do when you haven't done the habit for a while
0:23:39 - Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
0:28:03 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
0:29:55 - Motivating yourself to do the habits
0:43:01 - Habit tracker recommendations
0:52:02 - Using the 20 second rule
0:53:16 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jun 04 2018

54mins

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Rank #18: 5 Questions: Making Studying Fun, Unlearning Bad Habits, & Honors Programs (Ep. 98)

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On this 5 questions episode, we go over how to make study fun (including some detail on "interest links"), unlearning bad techniques and habits, the value of honors programs, break/rest structures, and more.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Why I killed my standing desk
9 life-changing books
That fan-fiction article
The Last Ring-Bearer
Temporal motivation theory
Subjunctive
The Discoverers
Superstar effect
BJ Fogg's Tiny Habits
Yoga with Tim

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Feb 29 2016

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Rank #19: 5 Questions: Productive Breaks, Avoiding Multitasking, & Intimidating Professors (Ep. 112)

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On this 5 questions episode, we go over how to spend a break productively, how to avoid multitasking, and how to deal with intimidating professors.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

The Productivity Project
5 Lessons from the Productivity Project
The Worst Thing You Can Do for Your Productivity
Hick's Law
Shakuhachi Zen Buddhist meditation music
X Japan - Art of Life
The Mars Volta
Tom's Review of that dumb vampire music album
My Brain's Stronger than Your Brain
The Motivation Hacker

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jun 13 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: 7 Essential Tips For Surviving Freshman Year (Ep. 12)

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If you're a freshman this year, you need to listen to these essential tips on surviving (and dominating) your first year. Also useful to non-freshmen as well.
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Things mentioned in this episode:

Dropbox - cloud sync for all your files (use this)
Evernote - best note-taking app ever
AdBlock - blocks ads
Web of Trust - tells you if websites are unsafe to visit
Google Calendar - my default calendar app
Fantastical - great calendar app for iOS and Mac. Works with Google Calendar through iCal.
Wunderlist - Wonderful (hah) to-do app
Building a Personal Brand You Can Be Proud Of
The Ultimate Guide to Building a Personal Website
5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Yourself 2 Billion Percent More Hirable
14 Hard-Hitting Reasons You Must Start a Blog in College
How to Make Great-Looking Business Cards
My Impossible List - (all my current goals)
How to Learn More Outside of Class Than You Could Ever Learn Inside It - the guide on self-education I mentioned
NerdFitness
ImpossibleHQ (home of the original Impossible List)
Fizzle show episode about teamwork

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
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Aug 27 2013

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