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Modern Wisdom

Chris Williamson

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Life lessons from the greatest thinkers on the planet with Chris Williamson. Including guests like David Goggins, Dr Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Dr Julie Smith, Steven Bartlett, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Balaji Srinivasan, Steven Pinker, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Chris Bumstead, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more. Understanding the world is hard. This podcast will help.
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Dr Peter Attia is a physician, longevity expert, podcaster and an author. There is essentially an unlimited amount of health advice available on the internet. Working out what is legit science and what is broscience is difficult, but thankfully decades of experience means Peter can help cut through the noise about what is actually most effective to…
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David Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times and an author. We’re often told to control our emotions, but is that actually what we want? Or do we want to be confident enough to feel them fully? Instead of becoming too detached, how can we reconnect with our feelings and actually embrace our experience and connections? Expect to learn why men …
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Dr. Shanna Swan is a Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist and an author. Many of us have heard about about harmful chemicals in plastics, food and water that can mess with our hormones. But just how much truth is in this? How much of our health is disrupted by our modern environment? Expect to …
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Dr K is a psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School instructor, co-founder of Healthy GamerGG, Twitch streamer and a YouTuber. Humans face a predicament that has never been seen before, a massive overload of stimulation. The effect of constant exposure to social media, video games, and porn is not good, but thankfully Dr K has developed a ton of powerfu…
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Josh Szeps is a journalist and the host of "Uncomfortable Conversations with Josh Szeps". What are the things you can't criticise? What about Gay Pride in Australia? What if you're a gay man? What about criticising the cringe of the anti-woke Right? Everyone is getting the heat today, including Josh's ex-employer the Australian Broadcasting Corpora…
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Jonathan Haidt is a Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, social psychologist, and an author. The kids are not alright. Mental health is plummeting while anxiety and depression is on the rise. Just what are the contributing elements? Is it social media? Helicopter parenting? 24 hour news? Or something else? Expect to learn wh…
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Matthew Hussey is the world’s #1 dating coach, a YouTuber, public speaker and an author. Navigating modern love can feel like solving an impossible puzzle, but in truth, there are specific skills and tips that can elevate your romantic life. Matthew has spent 15 years coaching millions of men and women through their relationship struggles, and toda…
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Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University, a productivity expert and an author. If you’ve ever felt that you’re not as productive as you could be, you’re not alone. But what if the goal isn't to be more productive, but to let go of the goals that aren't serving you? What if the power of saying no to more things is the mos…
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Coleman Hughes is a writer, an author and a podcaster. The state of race relations in America seemed to be improving for decades, then crashed and burned over the last 5 years. What's going on? Why is everyone so obsessed with race again and how can we move beyond race politics? Expect to learn why anti-racism is just neo-racism, the difference bet…
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Mark Normand is a podcaster, actor and a comedian. Is Hollywood a secret cabal of child-eating sorcerers? It might be. Mark has spent enough time in its orbit to know. And if nothing else he can riff on some good theories for 2 hours with me. Expect to learn what Mark thinks of the downfall of NYC and Bail reform, why the resurgence of Shane Gillis…
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Noah Kagan is an entrepreneur, founder of AppSumo and a YouTuber. Does money make you happy? What about a lot of money? Like billions of dollars a lot of money. Noah has spent years around some of the richest people in the world and deconstructed some of their biggest regrets, thinking patterns and hacks for success. Expect to learn the most common…
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George TheTinMen is a content creator, a writer and a pro-men’s advocate. Men's mental health is in the toilet. 80% of 18-24 year old suicides are men and 15% of men say they have 0 close friends to call on in an emergency. So why does it seem like the world doesn't care and just thinks that men are still the benefactors of a patriarchy they no lon…
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Mike Baker is a former CIA officer and security expert, Co-Founder of global investigation company Portman Square Group and a podcaster. We're told that the world is on the brink of a large scale war. That our domestic systems are fragile, and the people in charge are incompetent. After decades in the CIA, Mike should be able to tell us how much tr…
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Dr. Orion Taraban is a psychologist specialising in men’s mental health and a YouTuber. Everyone wants to become more resilient. To be less perturbed and at the mercy of life, fears, emotions, everything. Thankfully there are strategies we can use to improve all of these and after decades studying the human mind, Orion has accumulated a lot. Expect…
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James Sexton is a divorce attorney and author, known for his expertise in family law. There are speakers, leaders, and coaches that offer guidance on living and maintaining happy relationships. However, it’s rare to find those who advocate for the opposite perspective. Is there ever a time where a different approach, of divorce, or avoiding marriag…
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Destiny is a streamer and a YouTuber. It's hard to work out what's happening in the world. It's difficult to determine if what you see or hear or read is truthful or trolling or a psyop. So are people actually becoming dumber or is it a normal response to a confusing time? Expect to learn what the future of media might look like, why being tribal i…
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Dr. Phil McGraw is a television personality, author, psychologist, and podcaster. School is supposed to prepare young people for the big wide world. Not just with knowledge but also with life skills. Given that youth mental health is at an all time low while reading and maths abilities are hugely behind, what is actually happening inside modern sch…
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Freya India is a writer and journalist focussed on female mental health and modern culture. Gen Z girls are not doing ok. No matter how badly you think men have it right now (and they do), girls are doing no better. From therapy culture to advertising your anti-depressant use on Instagram, it's no surprise they're struggling and confused. Expect to…
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Tim Kennedy is a Special Forces master sergeant, former professional UFC fighter, and an author. There's a lot of doomerism in the world. Assumptions that things are terrible and they're never going to get better. I don't agree, and neither does Tim. Expect to learn how we can fix the American military’s recruitment problem, Tim’s first hand experi…
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I hit 1.75 million Subscribers on YouTube!! To celebrate, I asked for questions from YouTube, Twitter, Locals and Instagram, so here’s another 90 minutes of me trying to answer as many as possible. As always there’s some great questions in here about my thoughts on James Smith's recent video about modern podcasting, why women are so afraid of men n…
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Macken Murphy is an evolutionary biologist at Oxford University, a writer and a podcaster. No one has ever said they want to be less attractive. But what does attractive actually mean? What do humans like to look at in other humans, and why? Thankfully science has some insights to help you understand why you like what you like. Expect to learn the …
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Dr Rhonda Patrick is an biomedical scientist, researcher and a podcaster. Determining the best actions to take for enhancing our health and extending our lives has grown more challenging. There are an unlimited number of wellness approaches at our disposal, thankfully Dr Patrick has dedicated her professional life to identifying the most evidence-b…
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Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a data scientist, economist and author. Basketball is one of the most popular sports on the planet. Seth has used advanced AI to statistically analyse everything about the players, their backgrounds, hand-span, height, first names and more to uncover some of the wildest trends in the game. Expect to learn what percentage…
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Rob Henderson is a PhD graduate from the University of Cambridge, a US Air Force Veteran and an author. The people who make the rules are not the ones impacted by the rules. Luxury beliefs are ideas and opinions that confer status on the upper class, while often inflicting costs on the lower classes. And they're everywhere. Expect to learn Rob's op…
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Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist, former managing director of Thiel Capital and a podcaster. It's a rough time to be a human. The massive increase in information we have access to has made understanding the world harder, not easier. Whether it's higher education, culture, physics, or pretty much anything else, life can be very confusing…
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