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Ideas for finding freedom in an unfree world. Discussions and interviews about entrepreneurship, financial independence, personal freedom, investing, minimalism, productivity, long term travel and freedom in personal relationships.

Ideas for finding freedom in an unfree world. Discussions and interviews about entrepreneurship, financial independence, personal freedom, investing, minimalism, productivity, long term travel and freedom in personal relationships.
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Ideas for finding freedom in an unfree world. Discussions and interviews about entrepreneurship, financial independence, personal freedom, investing, minimalism, productivity, long term travel and freedom in personal relationships.

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English


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351 Travel, Parenting, And The Challenges Of Choosing A Different Lifestyle

9/20/2018
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In this Touring Families podcast interview, Jake Desyllas talks about pursuing the travel lifestyle with kids, finding principles in parenting, and the challenges of choosing your own lifestyle. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL for bonus episodes and many other rewards!Touring Families Podcast

Duration:00:57:11

350 Why Predicting Doom Always Sounds Clever

9/12/2018
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This episode presents some interesting research demonstrating that following the news and current events can make you more stupid. Understanding the psychology behind this effect helps improve your rational thinking. It also explains why predicting doom is so popular and always sounds clever. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus epodes and rewards!The Rational OptimistGood News is Gradual, Bad New Sudden

Duration:00:12:58

349 Free-Range Kids Reviewed By a Former Free-Range Kid

9/4/2018
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This episode provides my perspective, as a former free-range kid, on the concept of free-range childhood. It is a review of the book Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children by Lenore Skenazy. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus epodes and rewards!Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children by Lenore SkenazyEpisode 341: Peaceful Parenting, Unschooling, and Self-Directed Education

Duration:00:27:43

348 Breaking Free

8/23/2018
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Chapter One from the audiobook of Becoming an Entrepreneur by Jake Desyllas. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus epodes and rewards! Becoming An Entrepreneur AudiobookBecoming an Entrepreneur TVL 184 Becoming An Entrepreneur: Introduction

Duration:00:19:14

347 Why I Am Passionate About Productivity

8/9/2018
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Ten reasons why I am passionate about productivity systems and getting things done. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!Previous TVL episodes on productivityBonus episodes and resources on productivityGetting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Duration:00:17:13

346 Nomadic Travel Vs Having A Base

7/29/2018
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If you enjoy a travel lifestyle, is it better to go fully nomadic or have a base to come back to between trips? Here's an update about our experience of both nomadic travel and having a base, and how our approach has changed since starting a family. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and reward 241 Selling Our Home To Travel The World 252 Adapting To Big Changes 255 The Path to Permanent Travel And Minimalism

Duration:00:15:42

345 Emotional Challenges in Investing

7/20/2018
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Investing brings emotional and psychological challenges. These challenges can lead to poor investment decisions, but they can also make you unhappy even if you do end up making a good return. This episode is about strategies for dealing with the emotional challenges of investing. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!Job Free by Jake DesyllasPortfoliocharts.comFail-Safe Investing TVL 167 The Permanent Portfolio

Duration:00:17:03

344 Voluntary Servitude

7/8/2018
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One of the most radical ideas I've come across is this: People are not free ultimately because they voluntarily consent to their servitude. Etienne de La Boetie wrote "A Discourse on Voluntary Servitude" during the Renaissance period. His book had a huge influence on many philosophers and inspired the civil disobedience movement. But, is it relevant to your personal life as well? Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!"Discourse on Voluntary Servitude"

Duration:00:12:28

343 Listener Feedback on Questioning Education

6/28/2018
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I've had some interesting listener feedback from the recent episodes about questioning education. In this episode I respond to some of the points raised by listeners. Show Notes: 339 Questioning Education 340 Review of The Case Against Education

Duration:00:17:57

342 Review of The Paradox of Choice

6/21/2018
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The Paradox of Choice, by psychologist Barry Schwarz, is a book that has influenced many people interested in minimalism. Schwarz argues that the extensive freedom of choice in affluent societies has become detrimental to psychological and emotional well-being. This episode provides a critical review of Barry Schwarz's arguments. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry SchwartzThe Paradox of Choice TED Talk227...

Duration:00:30:36

341 Peaceful Parenting, Unschooling, and Self-Directed Education

6/14/2018
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A interview with James and Taylor Davis from the One Free Family podcast. James and Taylor explain their approach to peaceful parenting and unschooling. We had a great discussion about questioning the concept of self-directed learning, and many other interesting topics. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!One Free Family Podcast338: Leadership and Parenting 17 Unschooling Part 1: Instead of Education

Duration:01:02:48

340 Review of The Case Against Education

6/8/2018
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Most of what you learn in school and college is practically useless, yet education is (often) a very good investment. How can this be? This episode is a review of Bryan Caplan's book, The Case Against Education. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!The Case Against Education b339 Questioning Education 261 Thinking Rationally Part 7: The Irrationality Of Politics

Duration:00:21:18

339 Questioning Education

6/3/2018
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This episode is the first in a series questioning key life choices around the topic of education. How valuable is education? How much education does it make a sense to get? Does education lead to greater freedom and fulfillment in life? I introduce different views on education that I will be exploring: the traditional view, the rebel view, and the realist view. I talk about why I think it is valuable to question education, even though getting a good education worked very well for me. Show...

Duration:00:17:42

338 Leadership and Parenting

5/25/2018
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What kind of leadership role do you have as a parent? What are the most important responsibilities of parents? This episode explores different answers to these questions. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!One Free Family Podcast - A new take on peaceful parentingUnruffled Podcast by Janet Lansbury336: A Review of Jordan Peterson's Parenting Principles312: The Unjobbing Way

Duration:00:15:06

337 Tracking Your Investments

5/17/2018
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This episode is about managing and tracking investments, as part of your journey towards financial independence. I explain the calculations that I find useful to track my portfolio. I'm not a financial advisor and I've had to teach myself about money, so I'm explaining what I've learned as food for thought for other independent investors working towards FI. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!Episode 181 Financial Independence Part 1: What You Need To Know...

Duration:00:18:17

336 A Review Of Jordan Peterson’s Parenting Principles

5/9/2018
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This episode is a review of Jordan Peterson's suggested principles for parenting, which he put forward in a chapter of his book "12 Rules For Life". In the episode, I explain why I disagree with Peterson's ideas and recommendations regarding parenting. Listen to the episode to find out more. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!12 Rules For Life: An Antidote for Chaos by Jordan Peterson TVL 328: Punished By Rewards Part 1Parent Effectiveness...

Duration:00:33:17

335 Freedom from Pretence

5/3/2018
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Harry Browne's book, "How I Found Freedom in an Unfree world" had a huge influence on me. This episode examines the subject of one chapter in that book: freedom from pretence. I explore Harry's suggestions about finding freedom from pretence, and then provide my own thoughts on the topic. Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!How I Found Freedom in an Unfree WorldSelf-Deception - Episode 202 of The Voluntary LifeGetting Real: 10 Truths Skills You Need to Live...

Duration:00:20:47

334 How Free Are You? The Tale of The Slave By Robert Nozick

4/26/2018
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How free are you? This episode is about a thought-provoking story by the philosopher Robert Nozick called "The Tale of the Slave". It is taken from his book "Anarchy, State, and Utopia." Show Notes: Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus episodes and rewards!Anarchy, State, and Utopia: Second Edition by Robert Nozick

Duration:00:13:16

333 Residency in Portugal And Spain

4/16/2018
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This episode is about some interesting opportunities that I am currently exploring for living in Portugal and Spain as an expat. I outline some of the potential benefits of Portugal's Non-Habitual Resident Scheme and Spain's Non-Lucrative Visa scheme. These residency options are particularly relevant for digital nomads. Depending on where you are from, one of these two countries could be a good option for you. I'm still learning about this and I may not know all the relevant issues yet, so...

Duration:00:14:12

332 Nietzsche’s Idea of Individual Freedom

4/13/2018
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This episode is about the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and whether or not there is anything useful in his work for those interested in finding individual freedom. I've read some great Nietzsche quotes about finding freedom in life. At the same time, he has a reputation for being very authoritarian and anti-individualistic, and he is known to have been a major philosophical influence on Nazism. So what did he really think about individual freedom? Become a Patron of TVL to get bonus...

Duration:00:17:58