Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art & Engineering
About This Show
Zengineering Podcast is for everyone who loves Science & Technology and also cares deeply about the beauty of Life's Big Questions. We (Adam & Brian) are obsessed with the spot where modern Science, Technology & Engineering meet Philosophy, Art & Spirituality. As proud wearers of lifetime nerd badges, we have found this to be the place where the most interesting questions are both formulated and discussed.
Through Zengineering Podcast we discuss lots of tech, dive deeply into science and engineering, and go on lots of random tangents in a pursuit of how to build mental models of the world that inform and guide our actions in positive ways. We do our best to share this exploration.
Episodes are released every two weeks, with the occasional bonus in between.
Please rate us on iTunes, support us on Patreon, and visit our website at https://zengineeringpodcast.com.
Most Recent Episode
047 - with Pat Connelly - On Health, Happiness, and The Rock
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What's up Zengineers?! Our guest this week is a health and fitness fanatic, long time friend, and CEO of Corevity, "A health community for millennials." He's here to dive into the confusing world of optimizing our health and wellbeing. Health and wellness is one of the hottest topics for millennials. We've grown up in a world where the headlines about our health are a little different every day. We are inundated with nutrition information, fitness routines, mindful living techniques, meditation in the form of sitting, standing, swimming, running, and everything else. What are we to do, who are we to trust, and how are we to afford the time and money needed to be the best us? Pat's lifetime pursuit of health and happiness has taken him onto NCAA lacrosse fields, out on double-overhead waves of the Pacific Ocean, and now into the politics and governance of the healthcare industry as he uses his company, Corevity (corevity.com), to help people achieve wellbeing with digital technologies. This episode is a bit of a sprawling conversation about health. What is it, philosophically, and how do we track metrics to make it quantifiable? Are steps and miles useless? What about calories, heartrate, blood levels, and the number of pushups you can do in two minutes? What do all these metrics mean and how do they stack up with actual happiness? Isn't it happiness that we’re really after, anyway? We touch on the disconnect between marketing (instagram babes) and what people actually need to be healthy (maybe instagram babes?). We talk about the intersection between health and productivity. Is it worth it to stay up really late if it means you’re useless the next day? We dive into how all this stuff rolls up into healthcare reform. Finally, we talk about the first version of Corevity, and the company's pivot to community. We believe physical and mental fitness should be part of every important conversation. Our bodies are how we interact with the world, and our minds are how we perceive it. What else is there, really? Enjoy this episode and let us know what you're favorite health and wellbeing tips are in the comments. As always, let us know what you think, like, or dislike on our website (http://zengineeringpodcast.com), rate and review Zengineering on iTunes, and support Zengineering on Patreon. Cheers, Adam & Brian
Rated 5 out of
Quite Mind Bending
Great podcast with quite quirky and interesting hosts. Love the paths they take to find the purpose and meaning behind modern tech.
Date published: 2016-11-14