Real Talk / Decoding Growing Up
About This Show
The podcast on how to moonwalk through your 20's. It's like everything you ever wanted to know when you were 17 or 26, one joke and science reference at a time.
From social dynamics to careers, status-signaling to Tinder, or childhood to "adulting", we break down the why and the practical how-to (using everything from evolutionary psychology to even animal biology) and tell our stories while we're at it.
We take every 20-something problem and help you solve it in style. If you're 16 and mistakenly decided to text Sarah that she "smells nice" or you're 25 and just bought a family-sized pack of Argyle sweaters from Costco last month and suddenly realized your life has no purpose, you're at the right place).
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Most Recent Episode
The Danger Zone / How Top Gun Can Reinvent Your Career (Season 3, Episode 4)
"Once you pull that handle....there's no turning back" - Dave "Bio" Baranek In 1939, the United States established an elite school for the top one percent of it's pilots. The Navy calls it Fighter Weapons school. The flyers? They call it Top Gun. And if you don't know what Top Gun is, know that Tom Cruise just called, and he wants me to tell you he's extremely disappointed. But, here's the point: by extrapolating strategies from Top Gun, you can become amazing at what you do. And - it's backed up by research. On this episode, the guys and special guest Dave "Bio" Baranek (Top Gun Instructor, RIO, and author) cover: - Whether you're an engineer, a doctor, a computer scientist, a lawyer, a marketer, or an entrepreneur - how do you break the sound barrier in your own career and blow past your peers? - What's it like to meet Tom Cruise? - Is it fun to crash in an F-14 and get waterboarded? (Hint: No.) - Technically speaking, can you get on the highway to the danger zone? For more on this episode, go to realtalkstudio.com. P.S. Sign up for our email list and get your mind blown every other Tuesday. Production and Special Credits Dave "Bio" Baranek - Special Guest, Photo Credit (Check out his book!) Mohnish Soundararajan - Host, Producer, Editor, Sound Design, Research Jarrod Sport - Producer, Editor, Research, Feedback Kevin Sanji - Co-Host Electric Mantis - Intro Music Justine Brumm - Feedback Movie Clips are from the film "Top Gun (1986)" Important Influences - Anders Ericsson, Cal Newport