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Deconstructing life lessons, fitness, mindset and interesting people - with Chris Williamson.

Deconstructing life lessons, fitness, mindset and interesting people - with Chris Williamson.
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Deconstructing life lessons, fitness, mindset and interesting people - with Chris Williamson.








#034 - How To Survive University

Jonny & Yusef join me again as we relive our best & worst moments at university. Discover how you can complete a degree without going bankrupt, getting a police record or having a mental breakdown. If you've never been to university, then you might enjoy hearing that it's not quite the doss around of Netflix and chronic masturbation that you hear in the news. And if you HAVE been to university, then reminisce fondly or cringe your way through your memories. Expect to learn why you should...


#033 - Carl Cederstrom - What Happens When You Dedicate A Year To Optimising Your Life & The Happiness Fantasy

Carl Cederstrom is an Associate Professor at Stockholm Business School, an author of several books and a writer for The Guardian, The New York Times and Harvard Business Review. Carl dedicated a full year of his life to immersing himself in the Human Optimisation Movement. This is the equivalent of going completely dick & balls on a 12 months of back to back Life Hacks episodes and Carl's experience is both hilarious and insightful. We also discuss his new book The Happiness Fantasy which...


#032 - Jeff Warren - Why Should I Explore My Own Consciousness?

Jeff Warren is a Meditation Teacher and Writer, he is the co-author of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, and author of The Head Trip. Today we learn why introspective work should be taken as seriously as personal hygiene, how you can double the span of your life experience, what benefits occur when consistently practising meditation, and just why exploring our own consciousness is so difficult, yet rewarding. There are more connections in a single square centimetre of human brain tissue...


#031 - Life Hacks 105

Jonny & Yusef from join me for another episode detailing our favourite apps, websites, resources and tools for a productive and efficient life. Expect to learn; How can you run a business working an hour a day? What is the most efficient sleeping posture? Is Philips Hue any good? Why does a Muslim upbringing give you an obsessional level of toilet hygiene? Why should you eat a kilo of broccoli every day? And an awful lot more. Below you will find links to everything we...


#030 - Adam Frank - Are We Alone In The Universe?

Professor Adam Frank is an Astrophysicist at the University of Rochester, Author and a Founder of the NPR blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture. Get ready to blast your brain off into interstellar space as this badboy is my absolute favourite episode so far. Discover the likelihood of other alien civilisations in the universe, how we could colonise the galaxy in 700,000 years, where the future descendants of the human race are heading, the implications of global warming and an awful lot more. If...


#029 - The Human Garage - A New Approach To Optimising Human Movement

Garry Lineham is a movement specialist and the Co-Founder of The Human Garage in Los Angeles. The Human Garage is home to some of Hollywood's biggest movie stars, NFL & NBA players, doctors and much more. It's about as progressive of a human movement facility as you'll find on the planet, their approach is starkly non-typical and seriously pushes boundaries in physiotherapy. Garry takes us through his entire journey and explains why The Human Garage has become one of LA's most talked about...


#028 - Sabine Hossenfelder - How Politics And Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Sabine Hossenfelder is a blogger and Theoretical Physicist who researches quantum gravity, she is also a Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. We often think of Physicists as being the smartest minds on the planet, bastions of cognitive perfection who are immune to the dogma & ideological biases of common humans. Today we learn that may not be the case. Expect to discover just how physicists' obsessions with "beautiful theories" may be holding the human race back from...


#027 - Dr Greg Potter - The Definitive Guide To Sleep

Dr Greg Potter is a PhD graduate at the University of Leeds & Content Director at HumanOS. His research focus is on sleep and chronobiology; looking at circadian rhythms, light-dark cycles and the potential for meals to entrain peripheral circadian clocks. The unsung hero of health is hiding under our pillow every night and today we learn just how important a good night's sleep is to our short & long term fitness, our mood, cognitive output, physical performance, injury risk, weight and...


#026 - Sonny Webster - From Zero To Rio: A Life's Journey To The Olympic Games

Sonny Webster is an Olympic Weightlifter who represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Sonny is one of the best known names in the world of strength and fitness in the UK. But before the hundreds of thousands of followers and seminar tours all over the world, he had to learn his craft. Today we get to hear his story. From overcoming massive injuries as a child to leaving home at 16, having qualifying day catastrophes and no money to eat to walking out at the Olympic...


#025 - Q&A 101

Jonny & Yusef from are back again. This time we asked for questions from listeners at home, and oh boy did we get some interesting ones... We talk honestly about our relationships with each other, open up regarding our own mental health battles, and elucidate what is probably the best short-form life advice we can give you. Plus we work out what is the biggest animal we can single handedly cling film to a lamppost. Listen through until the end to find out what episodes...


#024 - Peter C Brown - The Science Of Successful Learning Habits

Peter C Brown is a writer, retired management consultant and the author of Make It Stick; The Science Of Successful Learning. No matter what your goals in life, your capacity to learn effectively is the foundation upon which everything is built. Whether you're learning Archery or Law, Economics or Knitting, your capacity to consume and recall information mediates your ability to progress. Today we learn what science tells us is the most effective method to learn. Florida International...


#023 - Relationships 101

Jonny and Yusef from join me for the first episode in a new series on relationships. Come with us as we delve into the murky waters of finding, choosing and connecting with a partner. Very quickly this channel is becoming a hub for the advice I wish I'd had 10 years ago, hopefully this episode helps you expedite a path to happiness and avoid the pitfalls of finding another human to connect with. We've got a lot more coming soon. Don't forget that you can head to...


#022 - BT Urruela - Overcoming War, Elective Amputation and PTSD

BT Urruela is a US Army Combat Wounded Veteran, Elective Amputee, Author, Cover Model and Co-Founder of VETSports. BT's life sounds like a movie script. I met him 2 years ago at an author's event and always knew that if I had a broadcasting platform I had to sit down with him to let him tell his story. Enjoy the most powerful episode so far. Follow BT Online: - Have any...


#021 - Susanna Halonen - The Happyologist; What Science Says Makes Life Happier

Susanna Halonen is a positive psychology expert, author, published researcher, TEDx speaker, online columnist, and a regular commentator in the media from the BBC to The Huffington Post and more. The one thing we all endeavour to be is happy. And in today's episode, we find out science's suggestions for the best approaches to leading a happy life. Smiles abound, let's journey together to find some happiness. Extra Things The 6 Minute Diary: Happiness Is Here book:...


#020 - Jordan Wallace, Paul Warrior and Tim Briggs - The Mindset Game; Can You Teach Mental Toughness In Sport?

A fond welcome back to UK CrossFit coaches, nutrionists & athletes, Jordan Wallace, Paul Warrior and Tim Briggs. This week, I wanted to dissect their views on mindset in sport. An athlete's performance in CrossFit, Powerlifting, Endurance Racing and many pursuits is heavily mediated by their mental game, but can you teach it? Or is mental toughness an innate skill you either have or you don't? As usual we got distracted and wildly careered off-topic. Expect to hear some very contrasting...


#019 - Warren Cass - How To Raise Your Profile, Manage Your Reputation and Get Noticed

Warren Cass is a public speaker, business leader, entrepreneur and author of the book Influence - How To Raise Your Profile, Manage Your Reputation and Get Noticed. If you want to improve your ability to build networks, communicate online and offline, and increase your influence personally and professionally, look no further. Warren takes us through a step by step breakdown of this crucial field, from personal brand development to communication strategy, Neurolinguistic Programming and body...


#018 - Life Hacks 104

Jonny is away so me and Yusef from go head to head with another episode detailing our favourite apps, websites, resources and tools for a productive and efficient life. This is by far the most jam packed Life Hacks episode we've done, and below you will find links to everything we reference, including as many referral & discount codes as we could find! Enjoy. Links: Splitwise - Whatsapp Web - Alfred For Mac -...


#017 - Dr Euan Lawson - Your Desk Is Killing You; How To Reduce Workplace Pain And Become More Productive

Dr Euan Lawson is a General Practitioner and author of The Healthy Writer. Lots of us sit at desks for a significant proportion of our lives, but a typical work station is severely unhealthy for body and mind. Expect to learn how to optimise your work station to reduce physical strain, fight RSI, improve sleep, turbo charge productivity and benefit your mood. This one is an absolute belter packed with amazing advice from Dr Lawson, get your pen & paper out! Follow Dr Lawson...


#015 - How To Get Lean For Your Summer Holiday

Yusef from joins me as we navigate the perilous waters of cutting for a holiday. We've all been there. Drilling our diet into the ground on 800kcals a day only to see our condition evaporate in the sunshine as soon as we look at a Corona or take a mouthful of that first hungover Burger King. Expect to find out our hard-learned solutions after years of making errors during a summer cut, get a grip on a training protocol and calorie deficit which allows you to still...


#014 - Self Confidence

Jonny & Yusef from join me this week as we delve into the world of confidence. Expect to learn whether confidence is an innate talent or a skill that can be learned, what principles we have implemented to improve our confidence, what the term "self conscious" truly means, and why Jonny has been bullied into growing a top knot. - Have any questions or comments?? Get in touch... Twitter: @chriswillx Instagram: @chriswillx Email: