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The weekly podcast about happiness, creativity, and the human condition. It's us, Ali and Taimur Abdaal, occasionally joined by guests, talking about things to help us think, do, and be better. Things like social interaction, lifestyle design, mental models... Things that are hard to examine, but important to explore. And hopefully, things that make for a fun and interesting chat every week. We'd love for you to join us.
 
Hosted by James Walsham, The Hypertrophy Hub podcast attempts to be truly evidence-based by seeking out open and honest conversations with industry leaders among health and fitness. Interviewing guests such as Eric Helms, Mike Israetel, Stephen Guyenet, Brad Dieter, Danny Lennon, Greg Nuckols, Menno Henselmans and many many more. I hope you enjoy the show and learn along the way :)
 
Jay Clouse dives into the story behind how your favorite creators broke through. Creative Elements bridges the gap between art and business by talking to high-profile creators about the nitty gritty of building their creative career. We discuss the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive: elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints. Learn how these creators made a living with their art and you’ll feel more confident earning a ...
 
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Ali Abdaal is a YouTuber with over a million subscribers who creates videos and courses focused on meaningful productivity and life being a doctor in Cambridge (although, the channel is shifting generally towards self-development and productivity). He also co-hosts a podcast called "not-overthinking" with his brother Taimur (Which I'm a very big fa…
 
Dr. Ali Abdaal discusses evidence-based study methods for medical students, tips for using medical flashcards, and the role of fun in productivity. [01:36] Evidence-Based Study Techniques [04:55] Anki and Other Flashcard Apps [06:35] Mnemonics and Memory Palaces [08:27] Tips for Using Flashcards [12:36] Defining Productivity & How to be Productive …
 
Alex Cattoni is a copywriter, marketer, and the founder of The Copy Posse, where she teaches people to become freelance copywriters. In 2017, Alex started her YouTube channel where she now has 75,000 subscribers and more than 1.5M views. In this episode we talk about Alex’s start at MindValley, her decision to freelance, the connection between mark…
 
In this episode, we talk about epistemic humility - acknowledging the limitations of our beliefs. Taimur has recently made an effort to be *less* "epistemically humble" when he talks about things, and we into why. -------------------------------------- Sponsored by Brilliant This episode is kindly supported by Brilliant, the best way to learn maths…
 
Tim Urban is the writer of the blog Wait But Why. Tim writes about topics including artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, alien life, the size of the universe, and more. His articles are often tens of thousands of words – the length of finished novels. The success of his blog has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of pa…
 
In this episode, we discuss Michael J Samuel's book the Tyranny of Merit, which talks about the problems with the ideals of Meritocracy. We take a look at the history of the Rhetoric of Rising, and end with a discussion about why praising people for their achievements feels problematic. Do we really respect people more because of their credentials?…
 
Jake Remmert joined me on the show today to discuss a few of his recent articles and coaching experiences! Timestamps: 00:00 Jake talks a little about his coaching experience and primary focuses. 04:00 What is RPE (rate of percieved exertion) - and what did it replace? 13:00 How jake likes to progress training for hypertrophy. 16:00 Powerlifting vs…
 
Dr. Leila Javidi and Chase DiMarco discuss when students should ask for help and the perks of personalized coaching. [00:34] How Dr. Leila Joined Med School Tutors [03:10] When Should You Get a Tutor? [04:35] Personalized Learning Through Coaching [07:05] How to Sign Up for 1:1 Tutoring at MST [09:43] MST’s Competitive Advantage [13:08] Med School …
 
Matty Benedetto is the creator of Unnecessary Inventions. Unnecessary Inventions solves problems that don’t really exist by creating products that no one is really asking for. Each product is editorially shot to resemble a real marketing campaign for a product you can not get your hands on. He has nearly 650K followers on Instagram and over 100K su…
 
In this episode, we're joined by Neel Nanda to discuss life optimisations, career choices, how to live in alignment with your own values and how to treat your relationships more intentionally. We discuss some of the principles behind how we can do the most good with our lives, while also being fulfilled and enjoying the journey. Links 80000 Hours K…
 
Chris McAlister is the founder of SightShift, a company that helps ambitious people be courageous and kind. He’s authored 5 books, spoken to thousands of people, and loves the work of helping others unblock their best leadership. In this episode we talk about separating who you are from what you do, what it means to be proving and hiding, and why b…
 
Owaves Wellness Planner Marty Cooper (Twitter: @MartyMobile) is the inventor of the cell phone, a TIME Magazine Top 100 Inventor in History, Wireless Hall of Fame inductee, Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering and Marconi Prize winner and chair of the business advisory team at Owaves. We are honored to speak to Marty as he launches his first …
 
In this episode, we’re joined by our friend Sheen to discuss some complaints that a few listeners have raised over the years about this podcast having misogynistic undertones. We discuss some complaints about last week’s episode, and discuss the extent to which generalisation about groups (eg: women) is accurate and / or useful. Links Dream, Girl P…
 
Past Year Reviews or Annual Reviews are an effective way to review the last year and move forward with the year ahead with the best lessons and experiences in mind. Tim Ferriss is using an annual review and it's a positive way to reflect on the last year, we have highlighted the best ways to do one from home.1. NessLabs Annual Review: https://nessl…
 
Your comments and questions addressed on the NOTION leaving video. This will explore some of your questions exploring more around the EVERNOTE and NOTION situation. 00:00 - Introduction 00:44 - Title of Video 01:07 - Plans with Notion 01:31 - Should you move? 01:53 - Future of Productivity Space02:40 - August Bradley 03:24 - I use 50 billion apps04…
 
Michelle Miller holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology and is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. She also serves as President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Miller has published several books and studies on memory and effective learning. Today’s episode will cover principles and techniques for memor…
 
Kwame Christian is one of the foremost experts in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution. He’s the Director of the American Negotiation Institute, the host of the Negotiate Anything podcast, and the author of Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life. In this episode we talk about Kwame’s brief look…
 
In this episode, we discuss the highlights of the podcast from 2020, Ali shares some of the advice he's received about how to be better with women, and we try and figure out how to create a members community for listeners of the podcast. Sponsored by Brilliant This episode is kindly supported by Brilliant, the best way to learn maths, science, and …
 
Chase DiMarco shares his experience with lucid dreaming, how different strategies work for different people, and how to incorporate it into your learning schedule. [00:51] Defining Lucid Dreaming [02:48] Using Visuals Within a Dream [04:47] What are Memory Palaces? [06:58] Using Memory Places as Visual Objects During Lucid Dreaming [09:33] The Diff…
 
Do you remember watching TGIF on ABC in the 90s? They’d have new episodes of Boy Meets World, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place… And then, inevitably towards the end of the season, they’d run a clip show. Instead of running a totally new episode, they’d pull together memorable clips from the other episodes that season a…
 
In this episode, we answer some reflective end-of-year review questions. We introspect about new ways we've had fun in 2020, new ways we've suffered in 2020, and what lessons we'd teach to others. Enjoy! ------------------------------------- Sponsored by Skillshare This episode is kindly supported by Skillshare. Sign up at skillshare.com/notoverthi…
 
Barry Mapp is a learning instructor that trained under the memory champion and mind map creator, Tony Buzan. He has successfully trained thousands of learners in mind map technique and creation. Today, he is going to help explain how we can use these organization and memory tool in medical school.
 
In this episode, we talk to Melissa Isaacson. Melissa was the Chicago Tribune’s principal beat writer for the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls. She also covered Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open, and the Olympic Games for ESPN. Among the topics we cover include: “The Last Dance” 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan, a documentary Melissa…
 
Ali Abdaal is a Cambridge University medicine graduate, now working as a junior doctor in the UK's National Health Service (NHS). He started making YouTube videos in his final year of medical school at Cambridge University in the summer of 2017. As of October 2020, his channel has 1.1 million subscribers and earns over £100,000 ($130k) each month, …
 
In this episode, we discuss some thought-provoking questions designed to help us (and you) figure out what we want from life. This turns into a commitment we make to one another to consciously work towards our ‘rock star’ goals. Links The Forcing Function Sponsored by Brilliant This episode is kindly supported by Brilliant, the best way to learn ma…
 
Dr. Daniel Saddawi-Konefka is a Harvard physician, program director for anesthesiology at MGH, and an educational researcher with several published articles on the topics of self-directed learning and residency education. Today, we will focus on how to increase study efficiency and utilize evidence-based study practices.…
 
Matt Ragland is an independent creator. His YouTube channel showcases videos on the Bullet Journal process, productivity, and time management. Previous to going full time as a creator in 2020, Matt worked in customer success as employee #5 at ConvertKit and later as a Director of Customer Success at Podia. In this episode we talk about Matt’s journ…
 
In this episode, Ali shares a disappointing moment from his week when System 1 thinking took hold of him. We then discuss Alan Watts' famous framing of life as a game with two modes of operation - serious vs sincere. Taimur shares some lessons from his therapy sessions, and we end with an elaborate description of a problematic meme. Enjoy! --------…
 
Dr. Saud Siddiqui, founder of SketchyMedical, discusses the effectiveness of several different study techniques and how to improve information recall using the method of loci. [00:50] Early Beginnings of SketchyMedical [02:55] Using Thematic Scenes for the Memory Palace Technique [07:38] Improving Information Recall Using Different Study Techniques…
 
David Perell is a writer, podcaster, and the creator of Write of Passage. His essays cross between topics like travel, culture, media, marketing, and technology, but focus on our relationship with information – especially how we make sense of the world by consuming ideas. In this episode we talk about David’s approach to education, quitting institu…
 
Tempo 2 has been making waves with it's beautifully designed email application and focus on email batching. For Mac first, they aim to release Android and iOS editions in early 2021. This review is of Tempo 2: https://www.yourtempo.co/ 00:00 - Introduction 00:30 - What is Tempo 2? 00:49 - Availability01:12 - Special Features01:29 - Pricing 02:13 - …
 
In this episode, Taimur talks about the existential crisis that he's going through. We try and figure out what our real goals and motivations are for the things that we're doing. Links Venkatesh Rao Tweet How to be a loser Pain is not the unit of effort Trying to Try Sponsored by Brilliant This episode is kindly supported by Brilliant, the best way…
 
Chase DiMarco opens up about recent events that lead to personal anxiety and discusses how students can deal with anxiety and depression during COVID. [01:50] Mental Issues Among Medics [03:50] Finding Ways to Deal with Your Anxiety [04:50] Trigger Events [08:52] Seeking Help [12:50] How Stress Can Affect us as Learners [14:10] The Vicious Cycle Th…
 
It’s a weird year for Thanksgiving. It’s a hard year to feel very thankful. There's a lot to be angry about in 2020. There's a lot to be sad about and there's a lot to be hurt about. But today, and this week, let's instead fill that space with gratitude. It won't make the bads and the sads go away forever, but it'll be a nice little break. And you …
 
In this episode, Ali moans about how he always comes across poorly in podcasts while Taimur always comes across well, and how this doesn't accurately represent how we are in real life. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by Skillshare This episode is kindly supported by Skillshare. Sign up at skillshare.co…
 
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