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Voted Best Podcast Episode of 2016 by ProductHunt, The SuperHuman Academy Podcast (previously The Becoming SuperHuman Podcast), hosted by lifehacker & accelerated learning expert Jonathan Levi interviews extraordinary people such as Dave Asprey, JJ Virgin, Robb Wolf, Hal Elrod, Joe Polish, Wim Hof, and many more to bring you the skills, tips, and tricks to overcome the impossible. From physical fitness to learning and memory, we seek to understand optimal performance and superhuman abilities through engaging conversations and interviews with some of the world's most interesting people.

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Voted Best Podcast Episode of 2016 by ProductHunt, The SuperHuman Academy Podcast (previously The Becoming SuperHuman Podcast), hosted by lifehacker & accelerated learning expert Jonathan Levi interviews extraordinary people such as Dave Asprey, JJ Virgin, Robb Wolf, Hal Elrod, Joe Polish, Wim Hof, and many more to bring you the skills, tips, and tricks to overcome the impossible. From physical fitness to learning and memory, we seek to understand optimal performance and superhuman abilities through engaging conversations and interviews with some of the world's most interesting people.

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Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Dec 17 2019
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Jonathan, host ofThe SuperHuman Academy Podcast, highlights all aspects of health, fitness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

All about me

By Christian Yves - Jul 02 2019
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This podcast gets me ideas on how to be a better me

iTunes Ratings

242 Ratings
Average Ratings
211
9
10
5
7

Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Dec 17 2019
Read more
Jonathan, host ofThe SuperHuman Academy Podcast, highlights all aspects of health, fitness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

All about me

By Christian Yves - Jul 02 2019
Read more
This podcast gets me ideas on how to be a better me
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The SuperHuman Academy Podcast

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

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Ep. 265: How All Forms Of Light Affect Our Sleep And Our Health W/ Andy Mant

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by Andy Mant. Andy is the founder and CEO of BluBlox, a company that specializes in evidence-based advanced light-filtering eyewear.

Andy started Blublox not only after becoming dissatisfied with the quality and standards of other blue-light-blocking products out there, but also because he had gained a ton of weight and had all kinds of issues with chronic fatigue and lacking in energy. When traditional diet and exercise didn't work for him, he turned towards the research himself, and became a biohacker.

So, today he is a leading figure in understanding how all forms of light, not just the light from our screens, can affect our health and well-being. He and his team have developed all different kinds of products, and Andy even gave us an insight into some of the crazy products that they are in the process of developing.

I wanted to have Andy on the show not just to talk about light blocking glasses, but because I wanted to go much deeper into the research around light as a whole. In the episode, we expanded on the blue light from our screens, and we discovered that some products or apps are better than others. We also talked about sunlight, what times of day you need to be exposed to it, how to know if you are getting enough sunlight in your life, and many more things around the all-important thing we all do in our daily lives, sleep.

I really enjoyed this episode, and I'm sure you will enjoy it as well!

-Jonathan Levi

Feb 18 2020

1hr 3mins

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Ep. 264: A Deeper Look At High Performance & How To Get There W/ Maggie Berghoff

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by Maggie Berghoff. Maggie is a functional medicine nurse practitioner and health consultant who works with celebrities, entertainers, athletes, and CEOs/executives to up-level their physical and mental health. She has been featured in Entrepreneur, Well + Good, Under Armour, CBS, Glamour, iheartradio, 4 popular health documentaries, and national television.

I also found out that Maggie is a partner with Richard Branson's Virgin group, and that they have all kinds of cool MasterMinds that they lead together. It turns out, that we also have a lot of friends in common like Dave Asprey, JJ Virgin, and Diana House.

Now, in this episode, we talked about all things high performance. I got a better understanding of what it actually looks like to be at the most elite levels of performance, and some insights at what it takes to get there. During the episode, we talked about comprehensive testing and about all kinds of really cool biohacks - as I said, we are both friends of Dave Asprey.

I definitely learned some things that I didn't know, and I have some homework for things to research and buy after this conversation. I think you are really going to enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Maggie Berghoff as much as I did!

-Jonathan Levi

Feb 11 2020

45mins

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Ep. 263: The Future Of Health Technology & How To Get There W/ Dr. Bertalan Mesko

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Bertalan Mesko, Ph.D., The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute, which analyzes how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a Ph.D. in genomics, Dr. Mesko is also an Amazon Top 100 author. He is also a Private Professor at Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.

Let me tell you, I really enjoyed this conversation, and I learned a lot about what is standing in the way of making us literally SuperHuman using technology. The answer will actually surprise you!

During the episode, I learned what we can do to advance the agenda of using technology to improve human lives, and we had a really interesting conversation about all the different ways that technology is already improving our health.

If you are listening to this episode for no other reason than the devices and hacks that Dr. Mesko uses in his own life to measure everything from his sleep to his happiness, and beyond, it will have been well worth your time. I know you are going to enjoy this episode as much as I did!

-Jonathan Levi

Feb 04 2020

47mins

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Ep. 262: Mindset, Spirituality, And Mystical Experiences W/ Guy & Ilan Ferdman

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by Guy & Ilan Ferdman. They are the blood brothers behind the Satori Prime brand and podcast. They are also speakers, and they have a combined 34+ years of coaching in the fields of business, leadership, personal development, and spiritual growth. Their application of psychology & neuroscience combined with ancient practices of energetics gives them a unique approach to problem-solving and transforming lives.

I wanted to chat with these guys and learn a little bit more about all the crazy stuff that they are doing. I wanted to learn more about their journey and how they got to where they are today, teaching programs, hosting podcasts, and doing workshops all over the world, along with a lot more cool things.

I will tell you that this episode gets more out into the woo-woo that we normally do, but I think you are all ready and prepared given that we have already had a bunch of episodes that talk about energetics, energy, and the mysterious interworkings of the universe. I know a lot of you love to learn about this stuff, so we just went with it. Enjoy!

-Jonathan Levi

Jan 28 2020

53mins

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Ep. 261: How To Become A Real-Life Warrior & Adopt A Warrior Mindset W/ Chris Albert

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by Chris Albert. Chris is a trainer, nutrition coach, and podcaster. His show, the Warrior Soul Podcast, empowers US Military Veterans to live their best lives through tools, tactics, ideas, and strategies that he and his amazing guests provide.

Chris is also a US Marine Corps Veteran, and he got his start in training and nutrition while he was working on his Ph.D. in Political Science at UC Santa Barbara. He then went on to co-found the world-famous Metroflex Gym Long Beach where he advised pro-bodybuilders and pro athletes on nutrition.

Chris has had some crazy experiences around discovering his identity and his genetics, and around growing up without adult figures in his life, plus much more that I'll let him talk to you about in the episode.

My goal for the episode was to get in the mind of a real-life warrior and figure out what we can learn about adapting a warrior mindset in our own lives. How can we embody more discipline? How can we reach our goals by staying true to that discipline, and what kind of things can we learn by someone who literally is a warrior and works every single day with warriors?

I really enjoyed the episode which is always a good indication that you will as well. Enjoy!

-Jonathan Levi

Jan 21 2020

41mins

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Ep. 260: Discovering The Vast And Amazing World Of Mushrooms W/ Danielle Ryan Broida

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by Danielle Ryan Broida. Danielle is a Registered Herbalist (RH) of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), Certified Holistic Nutritionist and National Educator at Four Sigmatic. She is also a mycologist, which we talked about in-depth, and has studied Ayurveda in India, she has traveled the world, she has studied and become a Certified Raw Chef and Detox Coach, plus many other things. Her bio is actually really long, so I won't cover all of it.

Today she is focused on teaching people how to discover the wide world of mushrooms - this entire kingdom of millions of species, many more than there are of plants, that we don't use but probably should be using.

I learned a ton in this episode. I know we've covered mushrooms in the past and all of their healing properties. In this episode, though, we went deeper, as I for the first time got a chance to talk to a mycologist and someone who is actually a registered herbalist.

So, we went far and wide, and we really started to understand, throughout the episode, just how many things mushrooms can do, how little we understand, and how important it is for us to start incorporating these in our routine.

I'm sure you will enjoy this episode as much as I did!

-Jonathan Levi

Jan 14 2020

56mins

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Ep. 259: How To Achieve Your Potential & Perform At A High Level W/ Eric Partaker

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by Eric Partaker. Eric has been named "CEO of the Year" at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the UK" by Startups Magazine, and among "Britain's 27 Most Disruptive Entrepreneurs" by The Telegraph. His work has featured on over 7 major TV stations, in the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. He has also appeared on The Apprentice as a guest judge.

So, why have an entrepreneur on the show? Well, Eric's other business is that he helps entrepreneurs and leaders perform at their best through his high-performance coaching. He is one of 300 people worldwide certified as a High-Performance Coach, by the High-Performance Institute. He has also completed a coaching certification and apprenticeship with Professor BJ Fogg, who leads Stanford University’s Behavior Design Lab.

Over the last 20 years, Eric has advised Fortune 50 CEOs while at McKinsey & Company, helped build Skype’s multi-billion dollar success story, and co-founded Chilango where he’s also Co-CEO. Chilango has been described by Elite Business Magazine as “arguably the most exciting fast-food company of the decade” and is also the most successfully crowdfunded restaurant chain in the world.

I wanted to sit down and talk to Eric, after being introduced to him by Olly Richards, because he has a very unique perspective on high performance and how we can achieve it. I know every single one of us in the audience would love to be at a higher performance level, and I love Eric's approach, as you'll see throughout the podcast.

It's a wide-ranging and great conversation, and I think you'll see why he and I hit it off every time we hang out! Enjoy!

-Jonathan Levi

Jan 07 2020

45mins

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Ep. 258: How To Turn Your Stress Into The Absolute SuperPower W/ Dr. Jaime Hope

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by SuperWoman. Not literally, but pretty much a SuperWoman, because today I speak with Dr. Jaime Hope.

Jaime is a dual certified attending physician specializing in emergency medicine at one of the most intense level-one trauma tertiary centers in the country. She is also a published author, an online educator, a thought leader, an adjunct assistant professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and many other things, including wife, mother of two, and again, all-around superwoman.

Jaime tours the world giving keynote lectures on stress, parenting, relationships, business success, healthy habits, and everything else. Jaime is a friend from Genius Network, and the last time I spoke to her and picked her brain about health, I said that we have to have her on the show to share her opinions around health, and specifically around stress. You see, she is one of the physicians whose opinion I trust more than absolutely anybody else in the world, and I'm not the only one!

Jaime knows more as a trauma tertiary center physician than just about anyone in the world I can think of around stress and stress management. So, in this episode, we didn't just talk about stress, but we go deep into how to use stress as a tool, how to manage stress, and all her various ways of managing her attention and managing her time. In fact, we go really deep into how she accomplishes so much and how she maintains peak health with all the things going on in her life!

I really really enjoyed this conversation, which is always a good indication that you will too! Enjoy!

-Jonathan Levi

Dec 31 2019

54mins

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Ep. 257: Learning How To Play The Piano In Just 21 Days W/ Jacques Hopkins

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by Jacques Hopkins. Jacques worked as an engineer for eight years before quitting his job and turning his biggest hobby into a highly successful online piano course. Today, he supports his family with the passive income from his course, while teaching others to do the same.

I wanted to talk to Jacques because I also have a side-passion for learning an instrument, multiple instruments actually. Most recently, I have learned the piano, and thus I wanted to talk to Jacques about the importance of learning an instrument, but also from the perspective of someone who transitioned and brought music into his life.

I wanted him to share his insights with all of you as to why anyone and everyone can and should pick up a musical instrument. The conversation varied from how you can accelerate your learning of a specific instrument, the piano, to why music is important, why people should learn music, and how you don't have to be a musical person to learn an instrument.

In the episode, we also talk about the massive misconceptions and ways that most people go about learning music. I enjoyed the episode, it's a short and sweet one, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it as well!

-Jonathan Levi

Dec 24 2019

33mins

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Ep. 256: The Truth Behind Food Chains, Running 3100 Miles, And More W/ Sanjay Rawal

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Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by Sanjay Rawal. Sanjay is a documentary film-maker that has created such documentaries as Food Chains, which was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser with narration by Forest Whitaker, and his most recent documentary 3100: Run and Become was released theatrically in the US in 20 markets last fall.

His third effort Gather, a documentary on Native American food sovereignty is set for completion in mid-2019.

Why did we want to talk to a documentary film-maker? Well, Sanjay has a unique perspective because he has looked into two of the biggest aspects of being SuperHuman. One, food, and how it gets to us and our food chain, and two, the extreme periphery edge of human performance, meanly 3100 miles. Yes, people who run 3100 miles.

I wanted to talk to Sanjay because I wanted to understand what he has learned in his years of interviewing and talking with these people, and what advice he can give us about better living our lives as SuperHumans.

It turned out to be an incredibly interesting conversation, in which I learned a lot. I had my mind blown at least once, and I think you are going to feel the same. Enjoy!

-Jonathan Levi

Dec 17 2019

47mins

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