Modern Wisdom
Modern Wisdom
Nov 26, 2020
#250 - Marcus Smith - Build An Unbreakable Mindset
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Marcus Smith is an ultra endurance athlete and gym owner.

From breaking his body in a cycling accident to running 30 marathons in 30 days, Marcus embodies an Ultra Mindset, the man is an animal.

Expect to learn the framework Marcus uses to overcome any obstacle, how it feels to hit a wall at 54km/h, what it's like to run for 24 hours straight, why your parents were right to tell you to relax, how to maintain motivation when life gets hard and much more...


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Flow Research Collective Radio
Flow Research Collective Radio
Flow Research Collective
Environmentalism, Empathy And Altered States — Steven Kotler | Flow Research Collective Radio
January 19, 2021, is the release of Steven Kotler’s new book, The Art of Impossible. It’s $27.99 everywhere books are sold BUT you can only get the book and a battle-tested set of Free Peak Performance Tools and Trainings at 👉 --- Today is an interview with Steven Kotler himself. And what makes it special is that the interview was done by our very own Jeremy Jensen. Jeremy is a speaker, team member of the Collective, and mountain sports athlete - committed to helping people lead authentic and intentional lives, rich with experiences that make them feel alive! His interests lie at the intersection of flow science, lifestyle design, and action/adventure sports. You can meet Jeremy when you schedule a call for Zero to Dangerous, our cutting-edge peak performance training. In the episode, they cover topics like cutting edge technology, neuroscience, psychology and psychopharmacology, and empathy. This emerges as one of the big themes and what Steven deems as the answer to our environmental crisis. That’s just the beginning. So make sure to stay until the end to catch all the richness of this conversation. --- If you order Steven's new book, The Art of Impossible, right now, you’ll get $1.500 USD of free bonuses immediately dropped into your inbox. They include secret chapters he has never released, masterclasses on key skills to help you jack up motivation, heighten creativity, and accelerate learning. You’ll also get an entirely free training to help you fight distraction and spend more time in flow. So click the link here, snag yourself a copy of The Art of Impossible, and let’s get after it. 👉
1 hr 17 min
The Property Podcast
The Property Podcast
Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
TPP409: January Market Update
Here’s what the January market update has in store for you  It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for this January market update.  Could that much have changed in the market during the quietest month of the year?  Well, we’re about to find out. Here’s what to expect on this week’s property podcast episode The January market update is a jam packed one. If you thought that the property market was going to take a few weeks off and a wind down for Christmas, you were wrong. There’s actually loads to get through today as well as some big news stories. Here’s a quick insight as to what’s going to be covered on the January market update: Stamp duty  The impacts of lockdown Big reforms around leasehold  Plus so much more but we won’t spoil it all for you.  Make sure you tune into the January market update.   Exclusive! Last week we teased that we were launching a brand new podcast - and we promised we’d reveal it all today.  So, here we go! The name of the new show is… Any Other Business. A whole podcast to do with the ins and outs, ups and downs of what it takes to build and grow a successful business.  From here on out, Rob & Rob are going to take you on their journey as they grow Property Hub and take the business to the next level. And that next level is GAME CHANGING!  And what’s more… it’s a show you can watch on YouTube too!  Watch the trailer now - it’s just gone live!  While you’re there, hit the subscribe button and turn on notifications so you don’t miss our first episodes going live tomorrow.  We’re beyond excited about this new podcast and we’re really looking forward to having you join us every step of the way.   Hub Extra There’s only one possible thing that we could recommend for this week’s Hub Extra and that is, of course, our brand new website. If you’d like to check out Any Other Business, you’ll be able to find links to all your favourite podcast providers and listen to the podcast directly there. Please feel free to give us your feedback and thoughts.   Let’s get social We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do. Make sure you’ve liked and subscribed to our YouTube channel where we upload new content every week! See for privacy information.
17 min
The Farmers Weekly Podcast
The Farmers Weekly Podcast
Farmers Weekly
Muddy mayhem in the Covid countryside, Brexit red tape hits farm supplies, wacky farm inventions, flood proposals 'could decimate farms', & #Run1000
Farmers are being urged to have their say as walkers turn footpaths into quagmires due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions. We speak to a farmer forced to watch as his wheat crop was damaged by hundreds of walkers straying across his field. Natural England is asking farmers to help revise the Countryside Code as it tries to encourage people to act responsibly when taking their daily exercise. Lack of clarity over Brexit rules is hampering supplies of livestock feed and animal medicines to Northern Ireland – with farmers likely to pay the price. Entries are open for the Farmers Weekly Farm Invention Competition. We get the low-down on the Skeyton snack bar – a microwave installed in a tractor weight-box – and a  pizza oven hot pool made in the farm workshop. Find out how you can enter the competition here. And we catch up with the #Run1000 campaign – hundreds of people from across UK agriculture who are raising thousands of pounds for farm charities. This episode is co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly  livestock editor Rhian Price and Farmers Weekly  senior machinery reporter Edd Mowbray. Guests include Buckinghamshire farmer Daniel Hares, Pippa Langford (Natural England), Jeanette Dennis (Ashtons Legal), Northern Irish farmer Sam Chesney, Ed Barker (Agricultural Industries Confederation), Duncan Wyatt (AHDB), Shropshire farmer Sam Barker, Scottish farmer Sheena Horner and Lincolnshire farmer Charles Anyan.
40 min
Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
Podcast Notes
109: Nobel Prize Winner Frank Wilczek: Fundamentals — What Are The 10 Keys To Reality?
Into the Impossible With Brian Keating Podcast Notes Key Takeaways * The hypothesis of designing an AI able to “think” seems inevitable to occur at some point * Humans are proof that the complexity of the mind is an emergent property of matter * The real question is not whether computers can beat humans at chess * Will they ever be able to create the game of chess? * Dr. Wilczek thinks that it will be possible to design “creative” computers and there already hints of that * Dr. Wilczek describes his personal operating system as “Think, Play, Repeat” * What allowed Dr. Wilczek to Be So Prolific * He loves learning new things, so what he does, doesn’t feel like “work” * He allows himself to follow his curiosity and learn about other fields as an amateur * When he finds intersections between his work and his other interests he is able to dive deeper and draw connections * No amount of thinking about what is can lead to a logical inference about what ought to be, or how we ought to behave” Dr. Wilczek * Science can’t help us decide what’s good and what’s bad * For a long time, people have thought about these issues and their wisdom is often contained in religions Read the full notes @ Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including a Nobel Prize in Physics. Win a FREE copy of his newest book Fundamentals: enter this giveaway – Wilczek has made seminal contributions to fundamental particle physics, cosmology, and the physics of materials. His current […]
1 hr 14 min
Live Long and Master Aging
Live Long and Master Aging
HealthSpan Media
Chip Conley: Wisdom, curiosity and the modern elder
As we push the boundaries of human longevity and our expectations for lifespan, mid-life is going to be different.  Our healthy, vibrant decades are being extended. The goal of enjoying more fulfilling years, free of diseases and physical decline is becoming a reality. The trajectory of our lives is changing.  Chip Conley is a veteran executive in the hospitality industry, formerly Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy with Airbnb and a prolific writer.  He's also the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, a self-styled school for midlife wisdom and the author of Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. In this conversation with Peter Bowes, Chip shares his vision of older people as wise, curious and indispensable members of society. He recalls the impact of a near-death experience, the way his life went through a transformation in his 50s and the art of lifelong learning.      Recorded: December 29, 2020 | Read a transcript* *and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website. Photo credit: Lisa Keating This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new financial product that provides guaranteed supplemental income for people who worry about the financial impact of longevity. To find out more, visit* *Topics covered in this interview include: * Chip's life-defining brush with death and experience of going to the "other side" during a medical  emergency.  * Doing business as a "hospitality disrupter," as one of the first boutique hoteliers and later with Airbnb. * Creating the Modern Elder Academy (MEA), mid-life wisdom school. * What is long-life learning?  * The unexpected pleasures of aging. * Focussing on "great longevity" and a spiritual diet.  * Upgrading the human operating system - moving from reverence to relevance as a "modern elder."  * Launching the MEA - a regenerative community - a 21st century version of a retirement community.  * Taking the less traveling path in life.   * Having regrets or no regrets in life?   * Metabolizing and cultivating wisdom from life's experiences. * Acknowledging and challenging "new year resistances" fears and old habits.   * Role models for a living a very long life.   * Embracing curiosity as tool to live a long life.  The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast is a HealthSpan Media LLC production. LLAMA shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
39 min
The Reader's Journey
The Reader's Journey
Alex & Books
17. Scott Young: How To Learn Skills Faster & Retain More of What You've Learned
My guest today is Scott Young, the bestselling author of Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career. Scott is a prolific writer who writes about learning, productivity, and habits. He is known for documenting learning challenges such as completing 4-years of MIT computer science classes in one year and learning four languages in one year. In our conversation, Scott talks about how to learn skills faster, the paradox of learning and why sometimes learning strategies that feel that easiest are the least effective, how to remember more from the books you’ve read, how to prevent yourself from forgetting a skill, and much more. *TIMESTAMPS:* * [00:44] - What is Ultralearning?   * [04:02] - How Scott completed 4 years of MIT classes in 12 months   * [08:37] - How to deal with distraction and procrastination   * [13:08] - The importance of direct learning   * [20:20] - The paradox of learning (sometimes learning that feels easy is the least effective)   * [26:31] - How to remember more of what you’ve learned & prevent yourself from forgetting information  * [29:25] - Why you want to space your learning and not cram for an exam  * [31:15] - How to remember more from the books you’ve read * [37:55] - Advice to people starting their first ultralearning project   * [40:26] - How to maintain skills and prevent yourself from losing them   * [45:40] - How to raise your kids to be ultralearners  * [50:50] - Two books that changed Scott’s life Learn more about the author: * Twitter: @ScottHYoung * Website: *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe & write a positive review. Every week, I send out a free weekly newsletter with actionable advice from amazing books. Join 4,200+ readers here. *Connect with Alex & Books:* * Twitter: @alexandbooks_ * Instagram: @alexandbooks_ * YouTube: Alex and Books
56 min
Dawn Kernagis and Ken Ford
Episode 117: Julie Anderson talks about her research into aging and neurodegenerative diseases
Our guest today is Dr. Julie Andersen, who is best known for her research into aging and age-related diseases. A professor at the Buck Institute Buck Institute for Research on Aging, an independent biomedical research institute that researches ways to extend the healthy years of life, Julie and her colleagues at Buck have focused on understanding the underlying age-related processes driving neurodegenerative diseases in order to identify novel therapeutics. Because our conversation with Julie was so fascinating and long, we have divided it into two parts. In today’s part one of her interview, we talk to Julie about her youth and early career. We also talk to her about the potential of of rapamycin to protect brain cells and mitochondria in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease as well as her thoughts about the Amyloid Cascade Hypothesis. In part two, which will go live in a few weeks, we have an in-depth conversation with Julie about her research into the neuroprotective properties of urolithin A. In terms of Julie’s background, she received her Ph.D. from UCLA and did her post-doc in the department of neurology at Harvard. In 2000 Julie joined the Buck Institute. Show notes: [00:03:33] Dawn opens the interview asking if it is true that Julie was a quiet kid who normally sat in the back of the classroom. [00:03:52] Dawn mentions that Julie was born in Montana but that she grew up in northern Idaho. Dawn asks what it was that brought Julie’s family to Idaho. [00:04:29] Dawn asks Julie what interests she had growing up. [00:05:05] Ken remarks on the fact that one of Julie’s favorite books is a biography of Clementine, Winston Churchill’s wife, and asks where Julie’s interest in Clementine came from. [00:05:46] Dawn mentions that for Julie’s undergraduate degree, she went to Washington State University, where her father was a professor. Dawn asks if Julie knew from the start that she was going to focus her undergraduate studies on plant physiology. [00:07:03] Ken asks Julie took her to UCLA for her Ph.D. [00:08:16] Dawn asks Julie what led to travel across the country to Boston for her post-doc. [00:09:26] Julie explains why she eventually returned to California after her Ph.D. [00:11:32] Dawn asks Julie to tell the story of how meeting someone she described as “a fellow nerd” at an aging conference eventually led her to taking a position at the Buck Institute. [00:14:34] Ken remarks that Julie must like working at the Buck, given she has remained there for the last 20 years. Julie describes what is it about the Buck Institute that makes it such a special place. [00:17:51] Dawn mentions that for the past 20 years, Julie and her lab at Buck have looked at a lot of different aspects of neurodegeneration, with a heavier concentration on autophagy in the past five years. Dawn goes on to mention that Julie has especially been investigating a natural bioactive known as urolithin A. Before diving into all of this work specifically, Dawn asks Julie, what drew her to the study of neurodegeneration to begin with. [00:19:55] Ken asks what prompted Julie’s current focus on autophagy. [00:24:11] Dawn explains that degradation of damaged mitochondria via lysosomal autophagy is a key cellular pathway in the maintenance of mitochondrial homeostasis.  Disruption of this pathway contributes to the progressive cell loss that is associated with Parkinson’s disease. She goes on to mention that Julie published the results of a study in 2015that found rapamycin can protect brain cells and mitochondria in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. Julie explains the significance of this study and talks about the importance of rapamycin in the research of therapies for Parkinson’s disease. [00:30:44] Dawn asks Julie to explain the concept, and the significance of, transcription factor EB (TFEB), which is a protein that is encoded in humans by the TFEB gene, and is a master regulator of autophagy and lysosom...
50 min
The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast
The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast
Mikhaila Peterson
Opposing Views: Pornhub
Welcome to the Mikhaila Peterson Podcast. This is a bit of a different style episode. A couple of months ago there was big news about PornHub. Visa and Mastercard dropped them for apparently hosting child pornography PornHub removed ten million videos. I decided to have a couple of people on to discuss whether or not porn and sex work is dangerous, harmful, and addictive or whether it’s a natural thing that should be decriminalized and even encouraged. I had no idea there is a war going on between pro-porn and anti-porn people and this PornHub case shed a lot of light on that. I thought it would be nice to see opposing views on a controversial topic given the fact that we are usually isolated from opposing views, which is causing serious problems at the moment. I spoke first with Haley McNamara, VP at the National Centre for Sexual Exploitation. Haley’s nonprofit is largely responsible for bringing this issue with PornHub and child pornography into the public eye and getting over ten million videos for unverified users removed in September 2020. The second half of the episode is with Dr. Nicole Prause, a neuroscientist who researches human sexual behavior, addiction, and the physiology of sexual response. She’s also the founder of Libros LLC, an independent research institute. These people have pretty much completely opposing views, so it was a very interesting contrast of conversations. This is the first episode like this. Let me know if you find this opposing viewpoint type of podcast interesting, I may do more of these episodes. - This episode was sponsored by Ground News. They are a Canadian company that is a comparison platform for news. So, rather than trying to find an unbiased news source (which is pretty much impossible), Ground news compares how sources from across the political spectrum are covering a story so you can see whether or how an outlet is changing the story to fit an underlying narrative. They have an app called Ground News for your phone. Ground News is an apolitical news app that you can trust to give you all the details of a story regardless of your political ideology. You can download the app or visit - Find more of Haley McNamara on her Twitter @HaleyMcNamara and on her organization's Twitter @ncose website Find more of Nicole Prause through her Twitter @NicoleRPrause, and her LLC website If you'd like to stay updated in a more personal fashion, sign up for my newsletter at For advertising inquiries, please email
43 min
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