Loud, fast-talking and deceptively funny, this politically-independent "forward-thinking pragmatist" looks at the events shaping our world through a uniquely American lens. It's smarter than you think, and faster than you expect.
Loud, fast-talking and deceptively funny, this politically-independent "forward-thinking pragmatist" looks at the events shaping our world through a uniquely American lens. It's smarter than you think, and faster than you expect.
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#18 || The defection of a Roger Ailes warrior. "Very earlier on, Roger called me Ailes Junior. He told my dad, 'I've never met anyone more like me than Joe.'" As the protégé of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, Joe Lindsley was closer to the man who built Fox News than any Fox executive. He helped write Ailes' speeches, sat next to him at executive meetings, and went to church with his family on Sundays. What moved the ambitious twenty-something to abandon the conservative media titan? For a deeper dive into his epic odyssey, check out Joe's memoir — Fake News / True Story: www.inkshares.com/books/fake-news-true-story
Tony Blair: Centrism may be dead. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sits down with Glenn Thrush in London to discuss the relationship between American and British politics, his close relationship with the Clintons, Brexit, and the danger of approaching politics with a closed-mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me. Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? ‘I’m pretending like I’m really happy, and laugh, and you know, smiling on the phones and doing stuff like that – so they feel like, “Oh, my son is really living in a good environment”. So they think like that, but the opposite is the truth.’ Aziz Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret. Warning: This episode of The Messenger includes graphic content and mentions self-harm. If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact one of Australia’s national 24/7 crisis services such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Transcript Download a PDF transcript of this episode here. In this episode Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Associate Professor Anne Bartlett, University of New South Wales, President of the Sudan Studies Association Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes: 'Blue Milk' by Stereolab, 'Up the Box' by Andy Stott, 'Feld' by To Rococo Rot, 'Firefly' and 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise, 'Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, 'Ending' by Kazumasa Hashimoto, 'Remedios the Beauty' by Oren Ambarchi, 'Lazyboat' and 'Vostok' by Triosk, 'Passages' by Bowery Electric, 'Self Seal Mishap' by Tennis and 'Ba Ba' by Sigur Rós. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.Narration by Michael Green. With reporting by Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Additional fact checking by the Guardian's Ben Doherty; transcription by Claire McGregor, Victoria Grey, Camilla Chapman, Lena Lettau and many more. This episode was edited and mixed by Bec Fary and Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Cameron Ford and Heidi Pett, and to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
Rank #1: Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust. Julius Caesar is our travel guide as he takes us through his murderous subjugation of the native Celtic tribal peoples of ancient Gaul. It sounds vaguely like other, recent European colonial conquests...until the natives nearly win.
Rank #2: Show 56 - Kings of Kings. Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta's spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever seen.
Rank #1: EPISODE 30 Gladiators in Ancient Rome (Part 1): Are You Not Entertained?. Ancient Romans were obsessed with gladiatorial combat. In this two-part series, we time-travel back to get a sense of what the Games (of which gladiatorial combat was the main attraction) were like. In this episode: the origins of gladiators, human sacrifice, Achilles and the Iliad, feeding the dead with blood, who were the gladiators, female gladiators, the ludus, the different types of gladiators, the battles among the damnati, the naumachia, executions and ‘snuff plays’, the venatio, crushed by elephants or eaten by lions, the collapsing arena that killed over 20,000, the editor of the games, poor Romans eating lion for dinner, thumbs (up and down)...
Rank #2: EPISODE 20 The Conquest of Mexico (Part 1): People Of The Sun. In the 1500s, two highly militaristic peoples fueled by religious ideologies requiring bloodshed clashed with one another. This is the tale of what happened when a band of Spaniards run into the Mexica (Aztec) empire. By the time the dust will settle, out of the 25 million indigenous inhabitants of Mexico, little over a million will be left standing.
Rank #1: EP3 A Four-Star Conversation. Dan talks about history, war and philosophy (and where those three subject might converge) with Four-Star General and former U.S. Air Force Chief-of-Staff Merrill McPeak. Books: Roles and Missions by General Merrill A. McPeak The Vietnam Chapters: Air Combat in Southeast Asia by General Merrill A. McPeak Below The Zone by General Merrill A. McPeak Hangar Flying by General Merrill A. McPeak
Rank #2: EP8 Caesar at Hastings. Description: Could militaries separated by ten centuries compete on a battlefield? In this alternative history experiment two armies that successfully invaded Britain a millennium apart are matched. Which side would you bet on? Show Notes: 1. The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War by Julius Caesar 2. Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000–1300 by John France 3. Battle: A History Of Combat And Culture by John Lynn 4.The Origins Of War: From The Stone Age To Alexander The Great by Arther Ferrill 5. Roman Warfare (Cassell's History of Warfare) by Adrian Goldsworthy 6. Caesar: Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy 7. Maurice's Strategikon: Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy by George T. Dennis 8. History of the Art of War, Vol. 1: Warfare in Antiquity by Hans Delbrück 9. The Normans (Elite) by David Nicolle
Rank #1: #63 — Why Meditate?. In this episode the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris and Joseph Goldstein answer questions about the practice of mindfulness. They discuss the nature negative emotions, the importance of ethics, the concept of enlightenment, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at samharris.org/subscribe.
Rank #2: #1 — Drugs And The Meaning Of Life. The full text of this essay can be read here: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/drugs-and-the-meaning-of-life You can support the Making Sense podcast at samharris.org/support.
Rank #1: 04 - Religion, Myth, Science, Truth. A discussion about Religion, Myth, Science and Truth. It was originally recorded by Transliminal in November 2015.Find the original video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Ys4tQPRis&t0:00 INTRO: PETERSON'S JOURNEY9:45 RELIGION: CROWD-CONTROL, NAIVE SCIENCE, OR NEITHER?10:08 "They're straw man arguments"11:45 Multiple motivational systems, different levels of thinking13:32 Fundamental presuppositions14:13 Dawkins vs. Christianity: like a "smart 13 year old boy"14:44 SCIENTISTS MISREADING RELIGION15:52 Different systems of thought, different purposes16:00 More than one basic assumption is possible17:13 ENTER: DOMINANCE HIERARCHIES17:19 What's real is what's persistent across time17:33 Dominance hierarchies and lobsters17:58 We're evolutionarily adapted to hierarchies18:14 HIERARCHIES, RELIGIOUS THINKING, AND SUBJECTIVITY18:42 "Being" as not reducible to material reality19:12 The road to nihilism and authoritarianism19:57 DETERMINING THE TRUTH OF A THEORY20:07 Newton or Darwin? Choose one. You can't have both.20:20 Nietzsche's "Truth serves life" is a Darwinian idea20:38 No idea if our knowledge will help us survive over deep time20:50 Answer to: "But look what we've built with it"21:20 Crossing Ebola and Smallpox: some science is clearly insane22:30 Check your assumptions about reality23:45 Darwinism: truth is what enables survival within chaos, period.25:03 Dawkins is a Newtonian not a Darwinian26:09 Reductionism leaves things out. This has consequences.27:27 The pragmatic problem: truth for what?28:09 DEEP DARWINISM & RELIGION28:15 Religion as evolved knowledge about action29:40 American Pragmatist philosophers: the true Darwinians30:17 Godel, the stock market and reality31:02 TRUTH AS ACTION31:44 Truth from the bottom up: lobsters, wolves, humans34:27 Ethics: evolved patterns in dominance hierarchies39:23 Dogs, chimps, and humans: hierarchy navigators44:45 From dominance hierarchies to archetypes: ancient Egypt52:36 The soul55:50 Jung on Christianity, truth and speech59:07 Truth versus the lie1:00:52 THE INTELLECT1:00:52 The totalitarian intellect1:02:43 Have you made thinking your God?1:03:38 Attention trumps thinking1:04:11 EVOLUTIONARY ROOTS OF WESTERN RELIGION1:04:33 Christ as a metahero1:04:43 The deep roots of myth1:07:00 Chaos monsters1:08:55 Myth as behavioural truth1:09:37 "Darwin trumps Newton"1:10:02 "Dawkins is a rationalist...not a darwinian"1:10:07 Darwinian time, Darwinian truth1:13:57 Mesopotamian myth as successful behaviour blueprint1:17:36 FROM NATURE TO HERO MYTHOLOGY1:19:33 Religious stories model being as a field for action1:21:13 Our religious task1:21:47 Religion as hero mythology1:22:30 "You...don't know that you know the story."1:23:58 PIAGET AND PRE-RATIONAL MORALITY1:25:16 We learn to act before we learn the rules1:26:18 Moses the Judge: observer of emergent moral patterns1:27:54 "Opiate of the masses" as naive industrial era thinking1:28:43 METAPHORICAL THOUGHT1:29:11 Hyperactive agency detection module: it goes deeper1:31:00 The brain as archetype detection organ1:32:08 Women are nature1:33:48 Metaphor, myth and science1:36:00 SCIENCE AND MORAL TRUTH1:37:52 Are all scientists devoted to the truth?1:39:44 How do we judge if science is ethical?1:42:57 Evil as archetypically real1:44:06 The reality of good and evil1:45:09 Science and mythology: which is embedded in which?1:48:17 EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY AND DEEP TIME1:49:13 RELIGIOUS METAPHYSICS: OPTIONAL?1:49:20 Is God an old man with a beard in the sky?1:51:12 Hurricane Katrina, corruption, and poverty1:52:12 The significance of the bible1:53:43 The genius of the sacrifice1:55:50 INTERLUDE: TRIANGULATING MEANING1:58:02 END OF RELIGION?1:58:02 On new atheists' claims of a secular rational future1:58:29 On new age spirituality1:58:49 New atheist rationalist optimism so absurd it must be motivated1:59:18 REDUCING RELIGION VS. EXPANDING EVOLUTION1:59:40 "[The Jungian alternative]...is terrifying [for people]"1:59:57 "[Jung's work]...puts enlightenment thinkers to shame"2:00:17 "Which ideas have you? ... We're like playthings of the gods2:01:09 JUNG: STUDYING INFORMATION, NOT MATTER2:02:23 "If you study religion properly, it'll demolish your personality"2:08:16 METAPHOR VS REALITY: NOT OBVIOUS2:10:11 Ancients: phenomenologists, not scientists2:12:24 Religion as spatial2:13:24 HUMANS: EFFICIENT COMPLEXITY MANAGERS2:13:48 Reality in terms of resolution2:15:52 There's lots worse than death2:16:46 On Becker's "The Denial of Death": smart but mistaken2:19:40 Death's not the problem, it's complexity2:21:06 THE MULTICULTURAL DIMENSION2:27:35 FROM THEORY TO ACTION2:28:40 Fixing what bugs you2:29:30 Overcoming the lie2:31:54 Peterson's experience with truth2:34:45 The most powerful thing we can do
Rank #2: Who is Joe Rogan? Part One. Part one of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's interview with Joe Rogan.Joe Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts (MMA) color commentator, podcast host, businessman, television host, and actor.Thanks to our sponsors:https://get.candidco.com/jordanhttps://caavo.comhttps://www.awaytravel.com/jbphttps://www.blinds.com
Rank #1: Thomas Sowell: Discrimination and Disparities. Dr. Thomas Sowell (Economist and Author) joins Dave to discuss his new book “Discrimination & Disparities” which challenges ideas related to economic outcome differences like discrimination, exploitation or genetics. They dive into Dr. Sowell’s upbringing and Marxist past, free speech on college campuses, the role of government, minimum wage laws, his experience as a conservative who happens to be black, and more.
Rank #2: Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro: Religion, Trans Activism, and Censorship (LIVE). Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro join Dave for a discussion about religion, trans activism, censorship, the IDW, and more.
Rank #1: 001- In the Beginning. Welcome to The History of Rome, a weekly series tracing the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Today we will hear the mythical origin story of Rome and compare it with modern historical and archaeological evidence. How much truth is wrapped up in the legend? We end this week with the death of Remus and the founding of Rome.
Rank #2: 002- Youthful Indiscretions. Last time we discussed the events that lead to the birth of Rome,covering the arrival of Aeneas in Italy and the story of the twinsRomulus and Remus. Today we will cover the remainder of Romulus's life,his questionable morality and ultimate disappearance from the world ofmen.
Rank #1: Episode 75: A Golden Shower of Guests. Dave and Tamler celebrate their 75th episode by welcoming six BFFs of the podcast and asking them to share the biggest thing they've changed their minds about in their professional careers. You'll hear Dan Ariely on our moral duty to take science into the real world, Laurie Santos on the the role of neuroscience in explaining psychological findings, Yoel Inbar on what it means to do good science as a psychologist, Eric Schwitzgebel on his metaphysical epiphany about materialism, Nina Strohminger on breaking-up with priming research, and Sam Harris on Artificial Intelligence and its perils, and his recently changed views about vegetarianism. (Sadly, we had a technical glitch with the audio when we recorded our most-frequent guest Paul Bloom, but we'll bring him on again soon.) Plus we play some hilarious mash-ups, raps, and voicemails sent in from listeners.Links to info about our GuestsDan ArielyLaurie SantosYoel InbarNina StrohmingerEric SchwitzgebelSam Harris Listener-Created Music in this EpisodeSpecial Guests: Dan Ariely, Eric Schwitzgebel, Laurie Santos, Nina Strohminger, Sam Harris, and Yoel Inbar.Support Very Bad Wizards
Rank #2: Episode 106: American Grandstand. David and Tamler take a break from moral grandstanding to talk about moral grandstanding. How often do we moralize to make us look respectable? Does grandstanding make us more cynical about ethical debates? Does it contribute to outrage exhaustion and increased polarization? Most importantly, who does it more, David or Tamler? Plus: some of our favorite answers to this year's Edge.org question. (You can read the paper by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke on the links page.)Support Very Bad WizardsLinks:What Scientific Term or Concept Ought to Be More Widely Known? | Edge.orgEdge.org - Brian Eno "The Confirmation Bias" Edge.org - Daniel Rockmore "The Trolley Problem"Edge.org - Michael Gazzaniga "The Schnitt"Edge.org - Sean Carroll "Bayes' Theorem"Edge.org - Lisa Randall "Effective Theory"Tosi, J., & Warmke, B. (2016). Moral Grandstanding. [full text preprint]Gross Anatomy: In This Political Climate, When Are We Right to Feel Disgusted? | News & City Life | HoustoniaMinson, J. A., & Monin, B. (2012). Do-gooder derogation disparaging morally motivated minorities to defuse anticipated reproach. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(2), 200-207.Acknowledgement of Traditional Aboriginal Territory in British Columbia | Safe Harbour - Respect for AllLeave Britney Alone (Complete)Newman, G. E., & Cain, D. M. (2014). Tainted Altruism When Doing Some Good Is Evaluated as Worse Than Doing No Good at All. Psychological science, 25(3), 648-655.
Rank #1: #4 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 3. Hi everyone. Been a long time. My day job has been downright abusive the last 2-3 months, but we’re back with Episode 4 of Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem. As the Middle Eastern regional order is hammered into place by the Entente powers, Zionism goes underground. Prosperity abroad and security in Palestine make the 1920s a relatively quiet period in this story. It’s been chaos behind us and nothing but chaos in front, but we’re in the eye of the storm. The British try a more inclusive approach toward the Arabs, but as the real effects of the Zionist project begin to be felt, tensions rise until the decade ends as it began… in violence. Download or listen below, or get this episode via iTunes or Stitchr.
Rank #2: #5 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Things Fall Apart.... My laptop literally died a horrible death as I was uploading this episode, and I’m at a Kinkos finishing this post. Once I have a computer, I’ll get the stuff up. The things I do for y’all… Riots. Massacres. The end of the world and everything in it. Palestinian Arabs finally find a voice in the wake of the 1929 massacres. Unable and unwilling to find a place for the Jews, Europe’s autoimmune disorder begins to tear the host apart. Desperate European Jews seek escape from Nazi persecution just as Palestinian resistance stiffens and the British become skeptical of the Zionist project. Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitchr
Rank #1: Episode #090 ... Nietzsche pt. 1 - God is dead and so is Captain Morgan. Today we begin our discussion on the work of Friedrich Nietzsche. Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
Rank #2: Episode #108 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 1 - Introduction . Today we talk about The Frankfurt School. Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
Rank #1: 10.1- The International Working Men's Association. In 1864, a group of working men formed an international association called The International Working Men's Association.
Rank #2: 1.1- The Kingdoms of Charles Stuart. In 1625 Charles Stuart became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. His relationship with Parliament immediately got off on the wrong foot.
Rank #1: Extended Classic: The Future of Humanity, with Elon Musk. Neil Tyson explores the future of humanity with one of the men forging it: Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. With Chuck Nice and Bill Nye. JUST ADDED: Neil and Bill in the Cosmic Crib, sipping Merlot and musing on optimism and space exploration.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/
Rank #2: The Illusion of Free Will, with Sam Harris. Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates free will, morality, meditation, psychedelic experiences, artificial intelligence, and more alongside neuroscientist and author Sam Harris, comic co-host Godfrey, neurotheologist Andrew Newberg, and neuroscientist Robert Wright. You have no choice but to listen.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-illusion-of-free-will-with-sam-harris/Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
Rank #1: 157 - Graham Hancock (Magicians of the Gods). Graham Hancock became a world famous bestselling author with Fingerprints of the Gods, a book that questioned the mainstream narrative concerning the origins of civilization—among many other things. Now, he's just published a follow-up, Magicians of the Gods, bringing recent discoveries to his controversial, compelling narrative.
Rank #2: 290 - Joe Rogan and Duncan Trussell (Shrimp Parade #10). Spent 4 hours today in the studio with these two beautiful maniacs. We talked about everything from DMT to the #metoo movement, to the size of Jeff Sessions's schlong. To call it a "wide-ranging" conversation would be an understatement.
Rank #1: 3: The Goths and the Beginning of Rome's End. In the third episode of The Fall of Rome, we explore the Goths' migration into the Roman Empire and their desperate war for survival against the forces of the Empire. This conflict culminated in the Battle of Adrianople, the worst defeat of a Roman army in more than 350 years. How did a rag-tag group of migrants defeat the cream of the army and leave an emperor dead on the battlefield?
Rank #2: 4: The Gothic Sack of Rome. In 395, the barbarian Goths rebelled against the Romans and fought a campaign that culminated in the sack of Rome in 410. But were the Goths really barbarous foreigners, or are they better understood as a Roman army seeking a position within the Empire?
Rank #1: #184: Using Behavioral Psychology for a Rich Life With Ramit Sethi. You know the old song and dance.You set a goal for yourself- lose weight, pay off your debt, ask that woman out-- but something holds you back from taking action. Or if you do take action, you flame out in a week. So you do more research on your goal, hoping that you'll find the one piece of information that will guarantee success. But you fail again.What if instead of more thinking, achieving your goal requires more feeling?That's what my guest today on the podcast argues. His name is Ramit Sethi and he's the owner of the website I Will Teach You to Be Rich. Today on the show, Ramit and I discuss what we can learn from behavioral psychology to help us achieve our goals, whether it's losing weight or asking for a raise.We talk about why you should focus on big wins in life and Ramit gives us an exact script to follow when asking for a raise. Lots of actionable steps in this podcast. You'll want to take notes.
Rank #2: #168: The Value of Deep Work in the Age of Distraction. Have you ever spent an entire day at work feeling really busy, checking emails, reading your news feed -- and at the end of the day you realize, "Man, I really wasn't all that productive." You felt busy but your brain was fuzzy and didn't end up doing all that much.If that sounds familiar, today's show is for you. My guest, Cal Newport, has a new book out called Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. I'm not joking when I say this has been a life-changing book for me. We talk about the principles of deep work, plus the nuts and bolts of being more focused with your day.