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The Duchess of Poker — Poker Pro Annie Duke on How to Make Better Decisions

8/26/2018
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I talk with former professional poker player (and champion) Annie Duke about her latest book, "Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts".

Duration:01:35:19

David Quammen — The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

8/17/2018
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Award-winning author and journalist David Quammen comes on the podcast to talk about his latest book, "The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life".

Duration:01:06:59

Inside the Mind of a Professional Artist: A Conversation with Damian Stamer

8/15/2018
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Damian Stamer, a internationally-respected professional painter, comes on to talk about his creative routines, major life influences, the insider's view of the art world, and much more!

Duration:00:59:14

Learning How to Learn With Barbara Oakley

8/8/2018
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Barbara Oakley runs the world's largest MOOC (Massively Only Open Course), with over 2.3 million attendees. She joins me to talk about her newest book, "Learning How to Learn".

Duration:01:05:14

Mark Rippetoe on BS Science, Intellectual Courage, and How to Think for Yourself

8/4/2018
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Legendary strength coach Mark Rippetoe joins me for a conversation that goes well beyond strength. We talk about bad science, rejecting arguments from authority, intellectual courage, and much more.

Duration:01:23:51

Leaving the University to Save the University — Debra Mashek on Bringing Back Viewpoint Diversity

8/2/2018
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Debra Mashek, Executive Director of Heterodox Academy, joins me to talk about the importance of viewpoint diversity. Deb left a tenured position at Harvey Mudd College due to a worrying trend that's going on in the universities: It's getting harder and harder to speak your mind.

Duration:00:43:08

Religion Is Not About Beliefs—Stephen Asma on Why We Need Religion

7/25/2018
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The debate around religion is more interesting that it may seem. Stephen Asma joins me to talk about his new book, "Why Need Need Religion."

Duration:01:02:36

Travel the World & Work from Anywhere: Nathan Sudds on the Experiment-Driven Life

7/20/2018
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For the first time in history, it's possible to live and work from almost any country in the world. Joining me to talk about this way of life is Nathan Sudds, who says he does not plan on returning to his home country of Canada.

Duration:01:30:05

Illuminating Human Nature: Nathan Lents on Evolutionary Errors & What They Tell Us About Who We Are

7/15/2018
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Professor Nathan Lents joins me to talk about his new book, "Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes".

Duration:00:54:24

Dr. Emeran Mayer on Optimal Health, the Future of Science, and The Mind-Gut Connection

7/11/2018
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Dr. Emeran Mayer talks with me about his recent book, "The Mind-Gut Connection". Dr. Mayer is a pioneering researcher in the field of brain-gut interactions. We talk about optimal health, paradigm shifts in science, some surprising features of the gut, and much more.

Duration:01:03:21