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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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623 Ratings
Average Ratings
477
53
22
25
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

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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: 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
Quotes from Joe:
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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

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Rank #2: Tony Schwartz

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Tony Schwartz – President & CEO of TheEnergyProject.com, Author of, Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys To Transforming the Way We Work and Live If you have listened to the show for any length of time, you probably know about the origins of Smart People Podcast.  Jon and I had been in the corporate world...

Jul 07 2013

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Rank #3: 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 #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: 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 #6: 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: 

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

Aug 14 2018

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #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: 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 #11: Best Of – Episode 2

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Another “Best Of" episode is in the books! This week, we bring you a “Best of technology” episode.  While it was tough selecting some of my favorite technology episodes, I finally picked the ones that made me truly geek out. Sit back, relax, and listen to some of the best clips regarding various aspects of technology.
If you want a cheat sheet of what is in this week’s episode, here you go!
Part 1 - Clips from Episode 110 - Alexis Ohanian. Alexis discusses Reddit, original (or lack thereof) ideas, and learning to code.
Part 2 - Clips from Episode 99 - Nicco Mele. Nicco discusses computer advancements, web content creation, and privacy.
Part 3 - Clips from Episode 53 - David-Michel Davies. DMD discusses The Webbys, where technology trends are heading, and the age-old question of, 'Are we really doing more work than previous generations?"
Part 4 - Clips from Episode 115 - Scott Sklar. Scott discusses the return on investment of renewable energy and explains solar energy and other types of clean energy to Jon and Chris.
Part 5 - Clips from Episode 48 - Josh Klein. Josh discusses the importance of sharing your ideas and the effect of piracy.

Jan 05 2014

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Rank #12: 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 #13: Joe Whitcomb

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Joe Whitcomb - Author of Reboot Your Relationship: Restoring Love Through Real Connection in a Disconnected World - Relationship coach and therapist.
Episode Transcript: Episode 119 - Joe Whitcomb
Connection is a human necessity.  We need to feel loved and accepted by others, it is a driving force behind much of what we do.  Perhaps no connection is stronger than the one we build with a significant other. In these monogamous, intimate relationships, we share our deepest selves and connect on levels never before experienced. This type of relationship can be one of the most exciting, enlightening, spine-tingling, adventures we embark on in our lives.  It can provide us with a lifelong friend, confidant, and partner. But as we all know, these relationship require an incredible amount of work and dedication.  They take empathy, compassion, understanding, and communication - all the building blocks of a strong bond. And over time, these building blocks can crumble and that bond can weaken.  Throughout almost all relationships, each of us will at some point experience negative emotions such as resentment, jealousy, anger, and frustration.  When these emotions emerge, it's hard to work through them and they can force us to disengage and give up.  There are a number of ways you can get your relationship back on track and continue to thrive as a couple, but you have to have the right tools.  Well open up your toolbox, because this week, we are going to give them to you.
It only takes one person to change a dance.
- Joe Whitcomb
Joe Whitcomb brings more than 20 years of relevant experience to his work as a relationship coach and therapist. With a focus on helping couples connect and communicate at deeper levels, Joe provides effective tools for putting the fun and excitement back into relationships using his proven multidisciplinary approach. Joe earned a B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland College Park. He holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and a Doctoral Candidate in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Joe is the CEO of The Relationship Society and author of the new book, Reboot Your Relationship: Restoring Love Through Real Connection in a Disconnected World.
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Dec 09 2013

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Rank #14: Jonah Berger

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Jonah Berger – Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School, author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Do you remember the first time you heard the song “Friday” by Rebecca Black? I do – I f’ing hated it.  I also remember the first time someone told me to listen to “Gangnam Style” and “Thrift...

May 01 2013

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Rank #15: Till Roenneberg – Night Owl vs. Early Bird and the Science Behind Your Sleep Patterns

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Early birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns are the primary result of the highly individualized biological clocks we inherit, but these clocks also regulate bodily functions from digestion to hormone levels to cognition. Living at odds with our internal timepieces can make us chronically sleep deprived and more likely to smoke, gain weight, feel depressed, fall ill, and fail geometry. By understanding and respecting our internal time, we can live better. In this episode we interview Till Roenneberg, professor of chronobiology at the Institute of Medical Psychology at LMU in Munich, Germany, and author of the book, Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired.

"We don't even know how much sleep somebody needs. We can calculate how much sleep someone gets, but we don't know if it's the amount they need. And we know there is a genetic individual difference between how much sleep people need."
- Till Roenneberg
Quotes from Till:
What we learn in this episode:
What is chronobiology?
What is the difference between a night own and an early bird? Is it genetic or environmental?
The science behind out circadian rhythm.
How can you adjust your circadian rhythm?
Resources:
Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired
Twitter: @TillRoen 
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Jun 16 2015

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Rank #16: Bryan Caplan - Education is a Waste of Time and Money

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It's not often I truly feel that a guest changes my paradigm on the spot - but this is an exception.

This week we speak with Bryan Caplan about his newest book, The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money. As Bryan explains, despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. Bryan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. In fact, decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, yet employers still reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use. Therefore, his recommendation is to cut education spending.

Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers.

Bryan Caplan is professor of economics at George Mason University and a blogger at EconLog. He is the author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun than You Think and The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies.

http://www.bcaplan.com/

Feb 13 2018

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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
Quotes from Jonathan: 
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 #19: Lisa Nichols – How to Get More of What You Want

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We are extremely excited this week to have on the show New York Times bestselling author, Personal Transformation guru, and life coach for the Steve Harvey Show and Today, Lisa Nichols. Lisa shares her journey from scarcity to abundance, outlining steps everyone can take to create abundance in career, relationships, self, and finances—while creating a...

Feb 09 2016

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Rank #20: 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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Kate Lanz - What is the Sex of Your Brain

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Kate Lanz is founder and CEO of mindbridge, a UK-based global coaching company specializing in the power of modern neuroscience and releasing latent brain potential at work. Kate is also an international coach, speaker, and author.

Kate's most recent book is: All the Brains in the Business: The Engendered Brain in the 21st Century Organisation.

You can follow Kate on Twitter: @Kate_Mindbridge.


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Jul 28 2020

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Vikram Mansharamani - Even Experts Don’t Know Everything

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Vikram Mansharamani teaches people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He is currently a lecturer at Harvard, and if that's not enough, he was previously a lecturer at Yale.

Check out Vikram's most recent book: Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence.

You can follow Vikram on Twitter: @mansharamani.


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Jul 14 2020

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Christine Comaford - Building Resilient Teams and Authentic Engagement

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Christine Comaford is a leadership and culture coach, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author. Over the last 30 years, she has helped leaders navigate both growth and change.

Christine's most recent book is: Power Your Tribe: Create Resilient Teams in Turbulent Times.

Learn more about Christine at the SmartTribes Institute website: https://smarttribesinstitute.com/meet-christine/. Our listeners can check out the SmartTribe Institute's Emotional Resilience mini-course for leaders to share with their teams.

You can follow Christine on Twitter: @comaford.

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Jul 01 2020

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Neil deGrasse Tyson - Astrophysics, impostor syndrome, and everything in between

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator. Neil is also the head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. If that isn't enough, Neil is also the host of StarTalk Television and StarTalk Radio.

Neil's newest book is available now: Letters from an Astrophysicist.

Learn more about Neil at his website: https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson.

You can follow Neil on Twitter: @neiltyson


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Jun 16 2020

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Dr. Vivian Lee - We Have Finally Solved the Healthcare Crisis

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Dr. Vivian S. Lee is a lifelong academic and healthcare executive who is dedicated to improving our healthcare system with policies, technology and educational strategies that help make health a realistic and affordable outcome for all.

Dr. Lee's newest book is available now: The Long Fix: Solving America's Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone

Learn more about Dr. Lee at her website: https://vivianleemd.com.

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Jun 02 2020

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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

1hr 23mins

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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.

Learn more about Dana at his website: https://danacavalea.com.

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May 05 2020

1hr 17mins

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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

1hr 20mins

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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.

Learn more about Dexter on his website: dexterroberts.com. You can also sign up for his newsletter.

Follow Dexter on Twitter @dtiffroberts.


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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

1hr 22mins

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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

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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

1hr 9mins

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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

1hr 5mins

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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

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So happy I subscribe to this podcast.

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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.