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Smart People Podcast is a weekly, interview-based podcast that features todays most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime. Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth of experiences and insights that are brought to life in this top ranked iTunes podcast. Show topics vary greatly, including things such as psychology, leadership, education, technology, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.

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Smart People Podcast is a weekly, interview-based podcast that features todays most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime. Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth of experiences and insights that are brought to life in this top ranked iTunes podcast. Show topics vary greatly, including things such as psychology, leadership, education, technology, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.

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So happy I subscribe to this podcast.

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I like it. It is interesting. The style of an interview makes me come back all the time.

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620 Ratings
Average Ratings
476
52
22
24
46

5 stars

By CaraC123 - Feb 01 2020
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So happy I subscribe to this podcast.

Alex

By _Aylo_ - Sep 05 2017
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I like it. It is interesting. The style of an interview makes me come back all the time.
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Smart People Podcast is a weekly, interview-based podcast that features todays most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime. Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth of experiences and insights that are brought to life in this top ranked iTunes podcast. Show topics vary greatly, including things such as psychology, leadership, education, technology, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.

Rank #1: Jonathan Haidt

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Jonathan Haidt – morality, emotion and politics: “Morality binds people together into teams that seek victory, not truth, and it closes hearts and minds.” Taking the moral high ground is considered noble.  Being morally sound is an admirable trait.  But who determines if your moral stance is correct? Ultimately you do…don’t you?   I mean, as this week’s guest points...

Sep 10 2012

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Rank #2: Simon Sinek

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Simon Sinek - This week we talk to one of our favorite speakers and personalities, Simon Sinek. Simon is a popular author who is best known for his book, “Start with Why”. Not only is he an amazing speaker, but he has one of the most popular TEDx videos ever released (How great leaders inspire action). The video is so popular, it ranks in the top 3 TED list with over 17 million views!
Simon’s latest book is Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, which focuses on the idea that leaders who are willing to “eat last” are rewarded with loyal colleagues.
“I did what anybody who finds something beautiful does. We share it with our friends and the people we love.”
- Simon Sinek
Quotes from Simon:
What we learn in this episode:
What went wrong in Simon's TEDx video
How to move people and organizations
A quick and FREE way to discover your why
Resources:
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
https://www.startwithwhy.com/ http://www.ted.com/speakers/simon_sinek
Twitter: @simonsinek
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Jul 21 2014

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Rank #3: Joe Navarro

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Joe Navarro - Not many can say they were personally approached to join the FBI, but this is exactly what happened to Joe Navarro while he was working as a police officer at the tender age of 23. He accepted their offer and became one of the youngest agents ever to join the renowned investigative agency.
Joe is quite literally a human lie detector. Having spent over 25 years as a counterintelligence officer with the FBI, Joe has mastered the art of reading non-verbal communication in order to catch spies, convict felons, and thwart terrorist attacks.  In this episode we will learn what to look for in a liar, which body parts "give away the secret", and how you can use your body language to get people to like you, hire you, and trust you.  Joe is the author of What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People.
"Neck covering is one of the most accurate behaviors that lets you know when someone is worried."
- Joe Navarro
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 What we learn in this episode:
What is the truth behind recognizing non-verbal cues? Is there a silver bullet to detect lying?
What is the science behind human non-verbal communication?
Did you know our fear response is freeze, flight, and fight, in that order?
How should you stand with someone during an intimate conversation?
Resources:
What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People
http://joenavarro.net/
Forbes Interview with Joe Navarro
Twitter @navarrotells
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Aug 11 2014

53mins

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Rank #4: Nintendo Overtime

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Chris and I have a discussion about Nintendo following our interview with Jeff Ryan. As you can tell, we had a lot of fun discussing Nintendo this week. Leave your top 5 games in the comments section! Episode below:

Aug 18 2011

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Rank #5: Dan Buettner

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Dan Buettner - Do you want to live to 100+? Of course you do, as long as you don't have to wear a diaper! Our guest this week has figured out the key to living to the ripe old age of 100 and beyond and he's here to share it with you.  National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner studies the world's longest-lived peoples, distilling their secrets into a single plan for health and long life. He is the author of the New York Times best selling book, The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest. 
His TED Talk “How to live to be 100+” has been viewed over 2 million times and his New York Times Sunday Magazine article, “The Island Where People Forget to Die” was the second most popular article of 2012. Dan has Keynoted speeches for Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative, Google Zeitgeist, TEDMED and many more nationally renowned conferences.  He has been featured twice on Oprah and has received an Emmy award for television production.
"Money does buy happiness to a certain extent. You need to be able to buy the necessities. However, after you obtain a certain amount, the effect of an added dollar does not buy you an added dollar of happiness.
- Dan Buettner
Quotes from Dan:
What we learn in this episode:
One of the keys to fitness and health is moderate exercise throughout the day, not spurts of intense activity.
What are the secrets to living a long and healthy life?
What factors play the biggest role of someone being truly happy?
Resources:
The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
http://www.bluezones.com/speaking/dan-buettner/
Dan Buettner - Ted Talk: How to live to be 100+
Twitter: @BlueZones

Jun 29 2014

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Rank #6: Marty Cagan

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Marty Cagan – Expert on all things product, founding partner of the Silicon Valley Product Group If you have ever thought about creating or inventing ANYTHING….seriously listen to this episode. How many ‘products’ do you think you use in a day?  Even if you just look at a small subset of your day, the list...

Feb 05 2013

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Rank #7: Dan Carlin

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Dan Carlin – Host of the Hardcore History and Common Sense podcasts, Political Commentator New media is coming for us.  Well, if you are reading this, it already came for you – so congratulations on being ahead of the curve.  New media is supposed to be the “democratization” of the creation, production, distribution and consumption of media by...

Mar 04 2013

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Rank #8: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz - Gut Health, Gut Check

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This week we interview "Dr. B," Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. Dr. B is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and gastroenterology at The University of North Carolina Hospitals. He also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. Bulsiewicz is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

To find out more about Dr. B, head to https://theguthealthmd.com.

We discuss:

  • What does bacteria matter so much?
  • What bacteria is considered 'bad' bacteria? How do remove those?
  • What are the thoughts around testing for food sensitivities?


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How diet impacts gut microbiome: 

Benefits of substituting whole grains for processed grains:

Gluten free diet reduces short chain fatty acids and damages gut microbiome:

Aug 14 2018

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Rank #9: Austin Kleon

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2. Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started. 3. Write the book you want to read. 4. Use your hands These are just 3 of the 10 pieces of wisdom that this week’s guest, Austin Kleon, wants to pass along.  But wait…where is #1? Ahhh, good question.  The first piece of...

Jul 11 2012

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Rank #10: Dr. Sasha Heinz - Stop Self Sabotage and Achieve Happiness

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Dr. Sasha Heinz is a developmental psychologist and life coach. She is an expert in lasting behavioral change and the science of getting unstuck. In her private coaching practice, she helps women cultivate greater psychological flexibility and mental fitness and live a life that lines up with their values.

Dr. Heinz has a Bachelor Arts from Harvard University, a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Development Psychology from Columbia University.

Find out more about Dr. Sasha Heinz at her website and on Instagram!


We discuss:

  • What are most people seeking?
  • How do we go from zero to 'what we want'?
  • How do we avoid negativity, impostor syndrome, etc?

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Nov 05 2019

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Rank #11: Dr. Meg Jay

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Welcome back everyone to our first official episode of Season 2!.  We are glad to see you back and we look forward to another year of awesomeness. Our twenties are supposed to be the time of our lives, right?  A time where you can do whatever you want and use the excuse, “I’m just trying...

Jun 25 2012

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Rank #12: Best Of – Episode 1

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This week we bring you a special "best of psychology and human behavior" episode.  Travel back to the beginning of Smart People Podcast with us and enjoy some of the best clips regarding psychology, the human brain, the decision making process, passion and more.  This is a can't miss episode packed full of great information with none of the fluff.
Here is a brief overview of what this episode entails, what order it's in, who are guests are, and where you can find the whole episode.  Enjoy!
Part 1 - Clips from Episode 58 with Jesse Prinz.  Jesse gets us started by telling us how awesome and unique humans are!
Part 2 - Clips from Episode 51 with Srini Pillay.  Srini gives some of the best advice I've EVER heard about how to live an exceptional life.  He also dives into what passion is and how to utilize it properly.  Don't miss this!
Part 3 - Quick clip from Episode 13 with Kathryn Schulz.  Kathryn explains why we need to make mistakes and learn from them.
Part 4 - Clips from Episode 41 with David McRaney.  Listen and then go pick up his book if you like psychology!
Part 5 - Clips from Episode 83 with Venkatesh Rao.  What can robots teach us about how we make decisions?
Part 6 - Clips from Episode 43 with Barry Schwartz.  Are you a maximizer or a satisficer?

Dec 23 2013

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Rank #13: Dan Pink

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Daniel Pink – AMAZING! One of the most watched TED Talks of all time.  Author of five provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work, including his most recent, To Sell is Human. Good to have you back! If you haven’t noticed, Smart People Podcast has been getting some real recognition these days! We...

Mar 24 2013

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Rank #14: Dr. Richard Davidson

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Dr. Richard Davidson – Harvard educated professor, expert in emotions, author and long time friend of the Dalai Lama. Do you know how long “meditate daily” has been on my to-do list? Probably twice as long as “go to the dentist” has been on yours.  For me, the act of meditation represents everything that is...

Oct 08 2012

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Rank #15: Jonathan Levi – Become a SuperLearner: Speed Reading and Advanced Memorization

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Jonathan Levi - Here on Smart People Podcast we get the opportunity to talk with a lot of amazing authors.  Doing this on a consistent basis has turned us into what you might call "book worms".  However, with only so many hours in the day, there are still thousands of books that we'll probably never have the time to read.  If only there were an easier way? What if you could increase your reading speed by five, ten or twenty times and also increase your retention? Think about the possibility! I might have actually done the required reading in college... OK probably not.  
Well thanks to one of our top fans (thanks Charlie!) we were introduced to this weeks guest, Jonathan Levi. Jonathan is an entrepreneur, and an expert in speed reading and advanced memorization.  His online course is ranked as one of the top selling of all time on Udemy and has been personally recommended by the CEO. Join us this week as we learn how to speed read, remember more, and be a Super Learner.
To receive 90% off of Jonathan's SuperLearner course, go to jle.vi/smartpeople or go to Udemy and use the coupon code smart-people.
"Speed reading itself is the easy part."
- Jonathan Levi
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What we learn in this episode:
What is a super learner?
How do you speed read?
What is the "memory palace"?
What must you be able to do BEFORE you can speed read effectively?
Resources:
http://jle.vi/ jle.vi/smartpeople https://www.udemy.com/superlearning-speed-reading-memory-techniques/?dtcode=fvVeEWq1UtUD#/
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Nov 25 2014

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Rank #16: Alex Korb – The Most Common Psychological Disorder in America

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Alex Korb - The most common psychological disorder in America. It affects more than 1 in 10 Americans and is the cause of more than half of the suicides committed each year. More people suffer from this disorder than coronary heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS...combined. It strains our healthcare system as we seek out treatments and cures. It affects every aspect of life and can leave sufferers feeling alone, isolated, misunderstood, and helpless. It is depression.
Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United States. Its prevalence is often masked by the fact that sufferers don't always talk about it with family and friends. Further, there is prejudice against depression as a disorder, with some people even feeling that it isn't a real condition. Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. But there are ways to cope and recover. Depression is one of the most treatable of psychiatric illnesses. In our episode this week we speak with Neuroscientist Alex Korb, PhD. Alex is the author of the book The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time.
Alex Korb, PhD, is a neuroscientist who has studied the brain for over fifteen years, starting with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Brown University. He received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he wrote his dissertation and numerous scientific articles on depression. He is currently a postdoctoral neuroscience researcher at UCLA in the department of psychiatry. Outside of the lab, he is a scientific consultant for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, and is head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.
"The emotions that we experience are all in contrast to each other. The more capable you are of experiencing despair, the more you can experience joy."
- Alex Korb
Quotes from Alex: 
What we learn in this episode:
What are some of the proven methods of improving depression?
Why does anxiety and depression still exist? How have we not "evolved past" these types of destructive tendencies, behaviors, and characteristics?
Does "shock therapy" work as an effective treatment for depression?
What exactly is the nervous system? And is it possible to strengthen the nervous system?
Resources:
The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time
facebook.com/prefrontalblog http://alexkorbphd.com/
Twitter: @prefrontalblog
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Apr 07 2015

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Rank #17: Lauren Sandler

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Lauren Sandler: Journalist, author of One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One Roach wouldn’t willingly admit it in the interview, and perhaps this is presumptuous, but I think we all have a negative bias towards only children…unless, of course, you are one.  I’m not saying it’s a huge...

Jul 01 2013

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Rank #18: Stephen Cowan Part 1

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Dr. Stephen Cowan - Author of Fire Child, Water Child: How Understanding the Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child's Self Esteem and Attention, Board Certified pediatrician with over 25 years of experience specializing in ADD, ADHD, Autism and the like. Dr. Cowan uses a holistic approach incorporating both Western and Eastern medicine to treat these difficult issues.
Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks 33rd in the world for average life expectancy? 33rd! For a country that prides itself on innovation, wealth and technology, the average life span in the US is shorter than that of countries such as Israel, Qatar, South Korea, and Iceland.  Hmmm, so much for that incredible Western medicine...right? Well, not really. As we discuss this week (one of many topics we cover in this incredibly varied and interesting episode), Western medicine is by far the best at treating acute illnesses or life threatening emergencies.  Some of the most innovative and miraculous procedures have come from Western medicine and then quickly spread across the globe.  But as the old sang goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that's where we often go wrong in the Western world.
We have bought too much into the idea of the quick fix. We don't want to work for anything anymore.  We want our burgers in under a minute, we want our data instantly, and we want our health with a swig of water (or soda) and a pill.  And as we are learning, it just doesn't work that way when it comes to such a complicated machine as the human body.  To care for the body takes a lifetime of smart choices, and it's no secret what those choices are! We need to eat well, sleep well, exercise, nurture relationships, etc. But sometimes we just aren't willing to make the effort, and we often pay the ultimate price.  Cancer rates are soaring, diabetes and obesity are destroying the lives of both the young and the old, and the number of children being diagnosed with disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, and autism continue to grow at a steady clip.  It's time we change the way we look at illness.
Stephen Cowan MD is a board-certified pediatrician with 25 years of clinical experience working with children. He has a subspecialty in Developmental Pediatrics and has developed a unique holistic approach to evaluating and treating children struggling with chronic physical, emotional and cognitive disorders.  Considering the child as a reflection of the inter-related forces of family and environment is the central focus of his practice. This approach respects the inseparability of mind, body and spirit and promotes a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy.
Dr. Cowan ompleted his pediatric training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in NY in 1987 and went on to complete a 2 year fellowship in Child Development at the Developmental Disabilities Center at Roosevelt Hospital.  He is long-standing member of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the AAP committee of Developmental Disabilities. He is a member of the Autism Research Institute's Defeat Autism Now practitioners. Dr. Cowan is a co-founder and advisory board member of the Holistic Pediatric Association and serves on the advisory boards of the Integrative Health Symposium and the TCM World Foundation Building Bridges Conference.
Here is how we found out about Dr. Cowan : Mind Body Green - 11 Things I Wish Every Parent Knew
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Nov 25 2013

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Rank #19: Dr. Michael Gazzaniga – Left Brain vs. Right Brain

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Dr. Michael Gazzaniga - Left Brain vs. Right Brain. We often hear that if we're creative we must be "right-brained" but if we're logical we must be "left-brained". Science tells us that each hemisphere controls certain cognitive functions, so it only makes sense that there is a dominant side that gives us our tendencies - but is it true? Are we either "left-brained" or "right brained"? Or better yet, what happens when you disconnect the two regions from each other entirely? For over 40 years, our guest this week has been studying patients who have had their left and right brain disconnected via surgery, and he is here to set the record straight. 
Michael Gazzaniga, is one of the leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience and is the worlds top expert on split-brain research. Michael is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience.
He received a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the California Institute of Technology, where he worked under the guidance of Roger Sperry, with primary responsibility for initiating human split-brain research. In his subsequent work he has made important advances in our understanding of functional lateralization in the brain and how the cerebral hemispheres communicate with one another.
Gazzaniga founded the Centers for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis and at Dartmouth College, the Neuroscience Institute, and the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, of which he is the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. Gazzaniga was a member of U.S. President George W. Bush's Council on Bioethics. He was also the Director of the Law and Neuroscience Project, a project to study the intersection of law and neuroscience.
"The brain is built for us all to make decisions to achieve goals."
- Michael Gazzaniga
Quotes from Michael: 
What we learn in this episode:
Is there such things as left brain and right brain people?
Why can our brain function fairly normally when it is essentially cut in half?
What is split brain research?
What happens when our brain is split in the middle (split brain surgery), disconnecting the left and right hemisphere?
Resources:
Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gazzaniga
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Mar 24 2015

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Rank #20: Garrison Wynn – What the 1% Do Differently

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Life and business aren’t fair, which is good. If they were, you couldn’t seize the unfair advantage. Think about it. Is your CEO the smartest person in the company? Is the head of your department more driven than you? Probably not. They all have one thing in common, though: They’re on top of the pile...

Dec 01 2015

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Jim McKelvey - The World Needs Your Crazy Ideas

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Jim McKelvey is an author, entrepreneur, businessperson, and philanthropist. You may know him from being the co-founder of Square and the founder of Invisibly.

Jim's newest book is available now: The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time.

Learn more about Jim at his website: https://www.jimmckelvey.com.

You can follow Jim on Twitter: @2000F.


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May 20 2020

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Dana Cavalea - High Performance Coaching

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Coach Dana Cavalea is the former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees. He is also an author, performance coach, and consultant.

Coach Dana led the Yankees to a World Championship in 2009. That same year he was awarded the Nolan Ryan Award given to the top Strength & Performance Coach in Major League Baseball, as voted by his peers.

Dana's newest book is available now: Habits of a Champion.

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May 05 2020

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Kelly Brogan - The Truth About Your Mind

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Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a holistic psychiatrist and a NY Times best-selling author. She is also the co-editor of the textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. Kelly is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project.

Kelly's newest book is available now: Own Your Self: The Surprising Path beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom.

Learn more about Kelly at her website: https://kellybroganmd.com

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Apr 21 2020

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Tom Rath - How You Contribute to the World

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Tom Rath is an author and researcher. His work over the last two decades focuses on how work can improve human health and well-being. Tom has authored/co-authored over 10 books and has sold over 10 million copies!

Tom's newest book is available now: Life's Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The World.

Learn more about Tom on his website: tomrath.org. Be sure to check out Contribify!

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Apr 07 2020

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Dexter Roberts - China, the Coronavirus, and the Global Economy

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Dexter Roberts is an award-winning journalist and speaker. He serves as a Fellow at the University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center. He's a commenter on the US-China trade relationship and has reported on China for decades.

Dexter's book is available now: The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World.

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Mar 24 2020

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Robin Dreeke - How to Recruit a Russian Spy

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Robin Dreeke is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program.

Robin's book is Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual for Behavior Prediction and it's available now!

Learn more about Robin and his online training courses at www.peopleformula.com.

Follow Robin on Twitter @rdreeke.


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Mar 10 2020

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Matt Stoller - Monopolies: How They Run The World

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Matt Stoller is an author and a fellow at the Open Markets Institute. Matt is a former policy advisor to the Senate Budget Committee. He also worked for a member of the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives during the financial crisis.

Matt's book is Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy and it's available now!

Find out more about Matt on his website: mattstoller.com.

Follow Matt on Twitter @matthewstoller.

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Feb 25 2020

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Alexey Guzey - Is Matthew Walker Lying to Us About Sleep?

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Alexey Guzey is an independent researcher with background in Economics, Mathematics, and Cognitive Science.

BBC's More or Less featuring Matthew Walker

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Feb 11 2020

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Alan Weiss - Becoming a Fearless Leader

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Alan Weiss is an author, entrepreneur, and public speaker. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc. has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, State Street Corporation, Times Mirror Group, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times, and over 400 other leading organizations. His Ph.D. is in psychology.

Alan's new book, Fearless Leadership: Overcoming Reticence, Procrastination, and the Voices of Doubt Inside Your Head is available now.

Find more on Alan and hundreds or resources at his website: https://alanweiss.com/.


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Jan 28 2020

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Darren Gold - Develop an Extraordinary Identity

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Darren is a Managing Partner at The Trium Group where he is one of the world’s leading executive coaches and advisors to CEOs and leadership teams. Darren trained as a lawyer, worked at McKinsey & Co., was a partner at two San Francisco investment firms, and served as the CEO of two companies.

Darren's new book, Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life is available now.

You can find out more about Darren at his website: https://www.darrenjgold.com.


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Jan 14 2020

55mins

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David Epstein - Why it's Better to be Curious than Comfortable

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David is a New York Times bestseller author (The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance) and volunteers his time at the Pat Tillman Foundation and Classroom Champions.

His newest book is Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

David was previously a science and investigative reporter at ProPublica and a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he helped break the story that revealed Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids.

David also has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism.


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  • Do you find that there are people that naturally want to change things up when it comes to their career?
  • How do you solve for "Match quality" at a young age or early in your career?
  • What advice do you have to help people "look to the long term"?

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Dec 30 2019

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Nir Eyal - How to Finally Conquer Distractions

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Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”

Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.

In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business ReviewTechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

Nir is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.


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Dec 17 2019

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Neil Pasricha - Are You a Unique Snowflake?

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Neil is an author, pubic speaker, and podcaster. All of his current work focuses on gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, and trust. As an author, he has published six books, including his newest book, You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life.

As a speaker, Neil gives over 50 (FIFTY!!!!) speeches a year.

Neil has a fantastic TED talk and a TEDx talk that he says "bombed":

Find out more about Neil at neil.blog!


We discuss:

  • What are the biggest ideas around resiliency?
  • How do we get started in finding our art?

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Dec 03 2019

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Dr. William Li - Have We Finally Solved What to Eat?

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William W. Li, MD, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author. Dr. Li is also the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation, a nonprofit organization he co-founded. Dr. Li's most recent book is, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself.

Dr. Li's TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has been viewed over 11 million times!

Find out more about Dr. William Li at https://drwilliamli.com.


We discuss:

  • What are are our natural defense systems and how do they help us?
  • What is regeneration and what does it protect us from?
  • Is red meat truly bad for us?
  • What is recommended for finding out what works for our body?

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Nov 19 2019

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Dr. Sasha Heinz - Stop Self Sabotage and Achieve Happiness

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Dr. Sasha Heinz is a developmental psychologist and life coach. She is an expert in lasting behavioral change and the science of getting unstuck. In her private coaching practice, she helps women cultivate greater psychological flexibility and mental fitness and live a life that lines up with their values.

Dr. Heinz has a Bachelor Arts from Harvard University, a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Development Psychology from Columbia University.

Find out more about Dr. Sasha Heinz at her website and on Instagram!


We discuss:

  • What are most people seeking?
  • How do we go from zero to 'what we want'?
  • How do we avoid negativity, impostor syndrome, etc?

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Nov 05 2019

1hr 5mins

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Andrew Yang - 2014 Interview Rebroadcast

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We had the chance to interview Andrew Yang back in 2014. Now, he is a Democratic presidential candidate and we think that's pretty cool.

Check out what Andrew had to say back in 2014!


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Oct 26 2019

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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke - Uh Oh, Relationship Conflicts

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CrisMarie Campbell is an Olympic rower, speaker, Boeing flight test engineer, has her MBA, AND is the co-founder of thrive! inc. She's spent 20 years helping men, women, couples, and teams to resolve difficult conflicts and create strong, thriving relationships.

Susan Clarke has been coaching leaders and facilitating teams and groups for over 20 years. She came into coaching in a very different route after being told she had just six months to live from a terminal cancer diagnosis.

CrisMarie and Susan are the authors of, The Beauty of Conflict for Couples.


We discuss:

  • How do we understand how to do conflict when people approach it from different ables?
  • What are the biggest commonalities of struggle in a relationship?

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Oct 08 2019

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Dr. Jo Boaler - Is Your Mind Limitless?

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Dr. Jo Boaler is the Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Education at Stanford University and co-founder of www.youcubed.org. She is the author of eleven books including What's Math Got To Do With It? and Mathematical Mindsets. Dr. Boaler was also a White House presenter on equity.


We discuss:

  • Do you believe that almost anyone can be an 'Einstein'?
  • What do you tell professionals that are trying to grow their career or start a business, about utilizing the idea of a limitless mind?
  • What do you recommend to people that struggle with self doubt?

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Sep 24 2019

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Dr. Chuck Ruby - Is Mental Illness a Myth?

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Dr. Ruby earned his Ph.D. in 1995 at Florida State University. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years of military service as a criminal, counterintelligence, and counterespionage special agent and investigative psychologist in many capacities across the globe. Following his military career, Dr. Ruby has been a psychologist and coach in private practice. 


We discuss:

  • Why does Dr. Ruby believe calling mental illness an 'illness' is a problem?
  • What advice does Dr. Ruby give those who are dealing with depression and anxiety?

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Sep 10 2019

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Steven Rogelberg - Meetings: We Need Them, Everyone Hates Them

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Dr. Steven Rogelberg is a Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology, as well as the Director of Organizational Science at UNC Charlotte. He is the Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Talent Management Essentials book series. His research has been profiled on TV, radio, all the major newspapers, and countless magazines. You can find out more about Steven at his website https://www.stevenrogelberg.com, or you can follow him on Twitter, @stevenrogelberg.

Steven's book, The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance is available wherever books are sold. 


We discuss:

  • What excites Steven about "understanding work"?
  • What are the benefits of meetings?
  • What is the average experience when it comes to "wasting time" in meetings?
  • What would you tell leaders to help them run more efficient meetings?


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Aug 27 2019

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I like it. It is interesting. The style of an interview makes me come back all the time.