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22 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
#9: Ted Gioia, Sam Harris, Neil Gaiman, Tyler Cowen, Joe Rogan.
Clip 1: Ted Gioia about input and output. (00:18)Our society is focused on output: What do you produce, what do you create, what do you deliver.Ted Gioia explains that we often forget that our output is a result of our input. Extract from "Conversation with Tyler" # 79Clip 2: Sam Harris about the distinction between merely consuming the ideas of others and thinking things through on one’s own. (01:58) Extract from Ask me anything #12. This podcast is only available to subscribers of the "Making Sense" podcast . You should definitely subscribe to it. It is one of the best out there. Clip 3: Neil Gaiman about creativity: he makes a beautiful analogy with a compost heap: "Everything you read, things that you write, the things that you listen to, people you encounter-- they can all go on the compost heap. And they will rot down. And out of them grow beautiful stories." (05:44) (This comes back to this idea of Input and Output that Ted Gioia was talking about in clip 1).Neil Gaiman goes on talking about influences. Extract from Neil Gaiman's masterclass. I am not affiliated with Masterclass, but I am just telling you, their classes are amazing. You should definitely check them out. Clip 4: Tyler Cowen about how to get better at what you do. (10:19)Extract from "The Tim Ferriss show" # 413Clip 5: Joe Rogan on happiness. (12:38) Love his take on it.Extract from "The Joe Rogan Experience" #1127
16 minutes | May 26, 2020
#8: Charlie Gilkey, Sam Harris, Bill Stixrud, Ned Johnson, Mark Mason
Clip 1: Charlie Gilkey about competing priorities (00:18)Often times we feel bad because we think we are not doing enough. Generally this happens because we didn't acknowledge all the other priorities that we have in our life.Extract from "The One You Feed" #300Clip 2: Sam Harris about cognitive reframing (07:52)How Sam uses this technique in his everyday life.Extract from "The School of greatness" (Mindfulness vs happiness)Clip 3: Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson authors of "The Self Driven Child" (11:23)About the wisdom to know the difference between what you can and can't control. Extract from "The Art Of Manliness" #416Clip 4: Mark Manson: "The Do Something Principle" (13:10)Extract from "The One You Feed" #102
19 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
#7: Neil Gaiman, Neil Strauss, Judd Apatow, Alan Lightman, Judah Pollack
Welcome to another episode of Podcast Nuggets! Some great nuggets about creativity this month.Enjoy!Clip 1:Neil Gaiman on Id10t # 105 about his writing process and advice for young writers. (00:18)You can apply his advice for any creative endeavor. Clip 2: Neil Strauss on the Tim Ferriss podcast # 15 A very short clip where Neil gives a tip for writers about the first draft. (06:58)Clip 3: Judd Apatow on his creative process. (08:05)Extract of Armchair Expert (11.11.2019)Clip 4: Alan Lightman: how creativity requires stretches of unstructured time. (11:19)Extract from The Art of Manliness #458Clip 5: Judah Pollack about creativity and insights. (13:12)Extract of The Art Of Charm # 423How we sometimes need to stop, to give it space for creativity to happen. And what all this has to do with the default mode network of the brain. Fascinating!
24 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
#6: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Matthew Walker, Sebastian Junger, James Clear
Welcome to another episode of Podcast Nuggets! Clip 1: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Big Think “How science literacy can save us from the internet” (00:17)We have so much information available that we need a tool to discern the truth from the false. That’s why we need to be scientifically literate. “Science literacy empowers you to know when someone else is full of shit.”Big Think has many great clips. Go check them out!Clip 2: Matthew Walker on the effects of sleep (and the lack of it) on the body. (04:18)Extract of "The science of success" Jan 04 2018If you want to learn how sleep impact your body, from your blood pressure to your immune system (and a lot more), listen to this clip!Very good podcast with A LOT of information. If this a subject that interests you, go listen to the whole thing!Clip 3: Some great nuggets from Sebastian Junger on The Joe Rogan Experience # 975 (11:20)The theme here is struggle. Why is it important?How modern society has removed hardship and danger from everyday life and how it deprives people of a sense of meaning... Why people join isis? How exploring a topic and starting to make sense of it and seeing connections between things brings him satisfaction.Once again the whole podcast is fantastic and if you like those small segments, I encourage you to go listen to it in its entirety.Clip 4: James Clear: The difference between goals and systems. (18:04)Extract from The Art of Charm #257James Clear argues that to have a system is better than to have a goal. With a system you don't need to rely on willpower, you just need to follow the system. I have heard this distinction many times, but James Clear does a very good job explaining it. Clip 5: James Clear again! About the importance of showing up every day. (19:38)Extract from Optimize Interview Dec 8, 2018Why do the work if you can't see the results? James Clear has an answer for you. He uses a metaphor to illustrate his point. A great nugget! The whole interview is worth your time, too bad the audio quality can be sometimes bad.
40 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
#5: BEST OF: Naval Ravikant on The Joe Rogan Experience (#1309)
Welcome to another episode of Podcast Nuggets! This is the last episode for 2019, so I decided to do something a bit different this time. I took what I think was one of the best podcasts I heard this year and created a “best of” out of the best insights. I ended up with 26 short clips. You can see the clips description below or if you have a podcast app which supports chapter markers, it’s even better. But if you have two hours, the whole podcast is fantastic and I encourage you to listen to it in its entirety. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qHkc...Clip 01: On the ability to start over, to reinvent oneself. Clip 02: How (and why) Naval reads.Clip 03: You can learn to be happy (with some techniques).Clip 04: About desires.Clip 05:About financial freedom.Clip 06: Not a free person?Clip 07: About Universal Basic income. Clip 08: About General Artificial Intelligence.Clip 09: About Capitalism.Clip 10: Effort inequality.Clip 11: Addicted to the news.Clip 12: About Facebook, Twitter and Google.Clip 13: About meditation and the benefits of being alone.Clip 14: About peace.Clip 15: About the environment. Clip 16: You learn by sharing Clip 17: Know the basics.Clip 18: All the answers to the great questions are paradoxes.Clip 19: About happiness (n2).Clip 20: Peace "from" mind.Clip 21: About "Retirement"Clip 22: Be authenticClip 23: You have to do hard thingsClip 24: Confucius's Mic drop (about desires)Clip 25: About happiness (n3).Clip 26: It's not work!
28 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
#4: Derek Sivers, Svend Brinkmann, AsapScience, Chuck Palahniuk
This week new nuggets!Clip 1: Derek Sivers about the distinction between “simple vs complicated” and “easy vs hard” (00:18)Extract of ("The Tim Ferriss Show" #128)Very interesting, how we tend to think of things we like as “simple” and things we don’t like as “complicated”.Clip 2: Svend Brinkmann about how modern life has become completely instrumental. (02:27)Extract of ("The Art of Manliness" #535)How, more and more, we are treating people and choices like instruments and means to an end. And about the wrongness of this approach.Clip 3: Debunking and deconstructing the most commons arguments of Anti-Vaxxers. (10:27)From asapSCIENCE ("Debunking Anti-Vaxxers”)The number of people against vaccinating themselves and their children has surged in recent years, and it can be frustrating listening to their claims. Here is what to say to anti-vaxxers.Clip 4: Chuck Palahniuk's writing process. (17:12)Extract of ("The Joe Rogan Experience" #1158)How writing is a social activity for him, why he “writes” longhand and doesn’t “type” and more...
32 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
#3: Walter Isaacson, David Foster Wallace, Ryan Holiday, Neil De Grasse Tyson
Clip 1: Walter Isaacson: on the importance (and pleasure) of being curious about everything. (00:19)Extract from “The Tim Ferriss Show” ep 273:Clip 2: David Foster Wallace: You can choose to look at anything in life differently than “your natural default setting.” (06:32)Extract from “This is Water” (Commencement Speech to Kenyon College class of 2005 written by David Foster Wallace)Clip 3: Ryan Holiday: About the process of writing a book. (18:40)Extract from “Unmistakable Creative Podcast” ep Ego is The Enemy with Ryan HolidayClip 4: Neil De Grasse Tyson:"When you know how to think, it empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think" (26:30)Extract from “Commencement Address at Western New England University”.
15 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
#2: Barbara Oakley, Anders Ericsson, David Epstein.
Clip 1: Barbara Oakley on what learning is and what it does to your brain (00:17)“The knowledge project" ep 31Clip 2: Anders Ericsson: What is "deliberate practice"? (02:30)“Freakonomics radio" ep 244Clip 3: David Epstein about "the kind and wicked learning environment." (07:46) “The James Altucher Show" ep 468 Clip 4: Anders Ericsson about the misinterpretation of the 10000 hours rules. (12:12)“Freakonomics radio" ep 244
31 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
#1: Seth Godin, Jocko Willink, Maria Popova, Robert Greene, Neil De Grasse Tyson
This inaugural episode of Podcasts Nuggets features five clips from four different podcasts.Clip 1: Seth Godin about being just one decision away (00:18)("The Chase Jarvis Live Show" W/Seth Godin 16.10.2019)Very inspirational clip about starting a project. Clip 2: Jocko Willink about the need of discipline for Artists (07:47) ("The Tim Ferriss Show" #187)You need discipline to produce,to write, to paint, whatever you are doing.Clip 3: Maria Popova: advice about blogging (and writing) (12:16)("The Tim Ferriss Show" #92)"Do things for yourself !"Clip 4: Robert Greene's system (index card, books and themes) (17:01)("The Project Knowledge" #35)How Robert Greene works, how he researches... Clip 5 : Neil de Grasse Tyson about science denial (25:21)("JRE" #1347)Because at the end of the day, what you write about matters.So be smart, be skeptical, be scientifically literate!
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