Monthly Archives: February, 2022

Daniel Schmachtenberger || Towards a Radical Cultural Enlightenment

February 24, 2022

In this episode, I talk to social philosopher Daniel Schmachtenberger about exponential technology and its effects on our current world. According to Daniel, organizations that harness the power of modern tech rarely use it for good–like how social media companies boost polarizing content to maximize user engagement–leading to a distrust of science and destabilized democracies. […]

Todd Kashdan || The Art of Insubordination

February 17, 2022

In this episode, I talk to esteemed psychologist Todd Kashdan about the art of insubordination. As creatures of habit, humans seek familiarity in thoughts, behaviors, and interactions. But Todd argues that deviating from norms isn’t always a bad thing—especially if it’s in pursuit of positive change. To enact principled dissent effectively, Todd teaches us how […]

Eric Topol || Public Service Announcement: Separating Facts from Myths in the Pandemic

February 10, 2022

In the era we are living through right now, I feel it’s more important than ever to bring you topical conversations based in science, and that’s what we are doing today, and will be continuing to do in the coming months. I have been frustrated by the spread of unsubstantiated information being spread all across the […]

Arthur Brooks || Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

February 3, 2022

In this episode, I talk to prolific author and social scientist Arthur Brooks about finding meaning in the second curve of life. According to Arthur, the world and our biology urge us to relentlessly chase after the next win. This flawed formula for satisfaction ultimately leaves us unfulfilled. To find true purpose, we must break […]