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Best Selfeducation podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Selfeducation podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Talking to Badass Asian Dudes. Life-stories, interviews, actionable advice, and lessons from Asian entrepreneurs, investors, influencers, entertainers, experts, and researchers, etc. We will explore a wide variety of topics such as: fitness, relationships, health and wellness, business and entrepreneurship, psychology, self-education, lifestyle, philosophy, and improving yourself in general. Everything you need in order to live a Badass Life.
 
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On today’s episode of The Literary Life, Angelina and Cindy interview James Banks. James is a civil servant, veteran, teacher, former academic and writer living in Austin, Texas. Prior to moving to the Lone Star State, he studied Renaissance Literature and taught at the University of Rochester. But it was only after leaving the academy that he redi…
 
In this last episode of 2019, our Literary Life podcast hosts chat all about their past year in books, as well as what they hope to read in the coming year. Cindy, Angelina and Thomas begin by sharing some commonplace quotes from books they read in 2019. They discuss their strategies for planning their reading goals and how they curate their "to be…
 
On today’s episode of The Literary Life, Angelina and Cindy interview Caitlin Bruce Beauchamp. In addition to being a homeschool graduate and a lover of the humanities, Caitlin is a busy wife and a mother of young children. In their conversation, Angelina, Cindy and Caitlin dive into the deep end from the start, discussing the purpose of beauty. Th…
 
Welcome to the final episode in our series on Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. On The Literary Life Podcast today, Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins and Thomas Banks go chapter by chapter through the end of the book. First we see that Catherine finally comes to the realization that people are a mixture of good and bad, not all angels or villains. Cin…
 
This week's interview is with Charlie Chang. A 27-year old entrepreneur from Los Angeles. We talk about his entrepreneurial journey and all of his side hustles he has and how he got started with them. In this interview we talk about his photography hustle, clothing business, amazon fba e-commerce business, and his real estate brokerage. We also tal…
 
In this week's episode of The Literary Life, our host are back to discuss chapters 18-24 of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. Cindy, Angelina and Thomas start out sharing the things that struck them as they read this particular section of the book. Angelina highlight's Catherine's growing ability to judge between appearances and reality. We see the g…
 
Today on The Literary Life, Cindy, Angelina and Thomas dig into chapters 11-17 of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Today’s conversation gets into the subtext surrounding what was expected of young ladies to be acceptable in society. A major theme in this book, and particularly in these chapters, is Catherine’s learning to discern between what is sim…
 
This week's episode is with Victor Hsu of Facto Shoes and Gaia Capital. After graduating from NYU, Victor worked in the fashion industry before launching his own luxury shoe brand. Using the lessons he learned from building a high-end fashion brand - he now spends most of his time building luxury villas in Portugal. We get into his whole entreprene…
 
Today on The Literary Life Podcast, our hosts Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins, along with Thomas Banks, are discussing chapters 4-10 of Northanger Abbey. They start out talking about Jane Austen’s light touch and her gentle satirical way of pointing out the pros and cons of the novel. Angelina and Thomas bring up some of the historical and soci…
 
This week on The Literary Life podcast, our hosts are pleased to begin talking about Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. For this introduction episode Cindy Rollins and Angelina Stanford are joined by Thomas Banks. Together they discuss the advent of the novel as a form, as well as some predecessors of Austen. Angelina points out Austen's satirical voi…
 
On today's episode of The Literary Life, Angelina and Cindy interview poet, author and mother, Sally Thomas. You can find Sally and some of her writing at www.sally-thomas.com. Sally talks about her early reading life beginning with her memories of her family members reading themselves and to her. Cindy and Angelina ask her about her early forays i…
 
This week’s episode is with Eric Yang (Ericzyang.com). Eric puts together virtual summits and does consulting for people who want to do their own. What is a Virtual summit? Think of it like an industry conference where he gathers attendees, speakers, and sponsors - except his are all online. Through these virtual summits, Eric has generated over $3…
 
New episode with an unbelievable life story of a guy who went from accounting job to Wushu world champion to working with martial art legends Jackie Chan and Jet Li This is an interview with my friend Alfred Hsing (alfredrocks.com). He is the first American to win a gold medal at the World Wushu Championships. Wushu is a Chinese martial art that ha…
 
On today's episode of The Literary Life, Angelina and Cindy are once again joined by Thomas Banks. They discuss the last two chapters and the epilogue of An Experiment in Criticism. The first topic of conversation is Lewis' comments on poetry, including the un-literary reading of poetry and the importance of the sound of poetry. Angelina highlights…
 
This week's episode is with Asian dating & confidence coach Danny Kim of ABCs of Attraction. Danny is like Will Smith in the movie Hitch. He travels around the world from city to city teaching his clients how to attract their dream women. Danny is the real deal. I've gone out with him a few times and came away really impressed with his confidence a…
 
This week's episode is a continuation of Cindy Rollins and Angelina Stanford's discussion of An Experiment in Criticism by C. S. Lewis. They start with an exploration of the difference between loving a book and evaluating a book as a work of art, followed by an explanation of Lewis' idea that works of art do not teach us. Angelina goes in depth abo…
 
Angelina and Cindy open today's discussion of C. S. Lewis' An Experiment in Criticism with a recap of the terms that Lewis defines in chapters 5-7, starting with myth. They talk about what it means to have an "extra-literary" experience and how to cultivate the proper attitude of a good reader. Next Cindy and Angelina dig into the definition and be…
 
This week i had the opportunity to chat with Seibo Shen and Brandon Chien. Two super interesting, insightful dudes with a lot of knowledge to share. They have a podcast called Happy Asian Males where they talk about all sorts of stuff like business, psychedelics, fitness, mental health, and a lot more. all stuff that I’m super interested in. They’r…
 
This week kicks off our fall series, “How to Read a Novel”, starting with C. S. Lewis’ An Experiment in Criticism. Next, we will dive into Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, applying the principles we have learned as we read. Angelina and Cindy discuss Lewis’ approach to literature and the point of this book being a critique more of readers than of b…
 
In this episode of The Literary Life, Cindy and Angelina interview Greg Wilbur. A composer, music minister, and the president of New College Franklin, Greg has also been friends with both Cindy and Angelina for several years. After sharing their commonplace quotes, and all the meaty discussion that surrounded the topics in those quotes, Cindy asks …
 
This week’s guest is Andy Park, the founder of 7till8. 7till8 makes custom fit surf and dive wetsuits tailored to your body’s specifications. Just go on their website, send your measurements, and then they send you a custom wetsuit. In this episode we talk about Andy's journey on how he created this company. How do you create a company like this wi…
 
Welcome to the final episode of our summer series on short stories and essays! Today your hosts Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins are joined once again by Thomas Banks for their discussion of Samuel Johnson's essay "The Vulture." Before getting into the meat of the essay, Angelina talks about why she disagrees with her own commonplace quote on th…
 
My conversation with entrepreneur Michael Koh of Tree to Tub. Michael created an all natural-skincare brand with his buddy after graduating from college. The main ingredient of his brand is a berry that comes from Taiwan called the soapberry. When you mix the berry with some water, it creates a natural soap. Michael and his friend created a company…
 
On this week’s episode of The Literary Life, Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins are joined once more by Thomas Banks for their discussion of “The Celestial Omnibus” by E. M. Forster. Angelina and Cindy tell why they love this short story so much and how it encapsulates their own ideas about literature. Thomas gives us some biographical background …
 
The topic of today's discussion on The Literary Life is George Orwell's essay "Why I Write." Angelina and Cindy kick off the conversation about how much they each identify with Orwell's description of his childhood. In his story of learning to write, we see many aspects of a good education, even his inclination to imitate other authors. An importan…
 
This week I interview one of my friends - his name is Alan and he’s an entrepreneur currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. You can check out Alan’s blog at zenhustle.com or check out his new company Telefuel. Alan is incredibly thoughtful and purposeful with how he lives his life. i love how he breaks his life down into 4 buckets: health, we…
 
On today's episode of The Literary Life, Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins discuss Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace." Also, don't forget to register for the Back to School online conference on August 26-29, 2019 with Cindy and Angelina, as well as Thomas Banks and Adrienne Freas! Before getting into the short story discussion, Cindy …
 
This week is a new episode with Calvin Sun. I think Calvin could be in my personal top 5 “Most Interesting Man in the World.” He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, former MTV show host, dancer, medical doctor, and entrepreneur. There’s probably a few more that I left out. Calvin is an ER Doctor in New York City and he’s traveled to 170+ cou…
 
Today on The Literary Life, Cindy Rollins and Angelina Stanford are joined by a special guest, Angelina's husband, Thomas Banks! This week's selection for our summer series is Joseph Addison's "The Adventures of a Shilling." This episode is packed with book references, so scroll down for links to the titles mentioned! The conversation today kicks o…
 
Yo! In this episode I interview Danny Tran. Danny is the founder of multiple 6-figure businesses under his belt...all at the age of 25. I talk to Danny about his first business launching a watch brand on Kickstarter and making 6 figures. He then got sued and lost all the money he made. He told me he went from rock-bottom to creating his successful …
 
This week on The Literary Life, Cindy and Angelina discuss Katherine Mansfield’s short story “The Garden Party.” Before starting today’s episode, we want to encourage you to register for the Back to School online conference coming up on August 26-29, 2019! After a great chat over their commonplace quotes, Angelina and Cindy dig into this week’s sho…
 
This week's episode is an interview with my friend Johnny FD. Johnny has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, BBC, and several other publications. He's known for quitting his corporate 9-5 job and then becoming a location independent entrepreneur. He has documented his whole journey on his blog JohnnyFD.com. Johnny…
 
On The Literary Life podcast today, Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins discuss G. K. Chesterton’s essay “A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls.” Before diving in to today’s episode, don’t forget to register for the amazing Back to School online conference coming up on August 26-29, 2019! Angelina opens with a brief history of the Victorian era and the more…
 
My conversation with fellow community member Ken Huynh. Ken is an alumni of the Food-X accelerator and co-founder of venture funded food startup The Saucey Sauce Co. He is a venture partner at ARC Fund, which is a seed stage venture capital fund focused on tech and food. In his next venture he is a Public Speaking and Executive Presence coach and T…
 
This week on The Literary Life, Cindy Rollins and Angelina Stanford open our Summer of the Short Story series with a discussion of “Araby” by James Joyce. Cindy and Angelina also announce an encouraging Back to School online conference coming up on August 26-29, 2019. In delving into “Araby,” Angelina talks about the history and development of the …
 
In this episode of The Literary Life, Cindy and Angelina interview their long time friend and fellow reader, Kelly Cumbee. Kelly is a wife and homeschooling mother of seven who has given herself a highly literary education. Together they discuss how Kelly started reading at a very young age and the kinds of books she loved as a child. Kelly talks a…
 
Dudes! Really special episode with my friend TK. TK and his brother grew up in New Jersey and then moved to China to start a sneaker brand. That didn't work out but their travels to Korea inspired them to start a streetwear brand mixing in traditional Korean elements. Yes, a Korea inspired streetwear brand. With no money, no experience, no nothing …
 
In today's episode I talk with my friend Chris Kim who has spent the last 10 years working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. At HBO he searched and cultivated multicultural talent: writers, directors, and actors. He currently works at Disney working on multicultural audience engagement. Because of these roles, Chris has a unique and ins…
 
Victor is a badass entrepreneur. When I first got to Seoul, several people within my network told me that I had to meet Victor. "Who the hell is this Victor guy?!" I thought. Well I had a chance to meet him and talk to him about his wine-accessories business. He is the #1 seller for the product in his category on Amazon. If you don't know what that…
 
When I had the idea for The Badass Asian Dudes Podcast, I knew I had to get Ben on the podcast. I met Ben several years back at an entrepreneur conference and he is one of the most badass asian dudes I know. Ben co-founded the company Natural Stacks, and I've seen it grow from one product to now over 20 with an incredible loyal fanbase of customers…
 
Yo! Welcome to the first episode of Badass Asian Dudes, a podcast by Chris Kim to highlight inspirational life-stories, interviews, actionable advice, and lessons from Asian entrepreneurs, investors, influencers, entertainers, experts, researchers, and more. In this episode I tell you why I started this podcast and also give you a background on mys…
 
Today on The Literary Life, Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins discuss Dorothy L. Sayers’ essay “Are Women Human?“ They explore the ideas that Sayers wrestles with in the essay, including: the Victorian view of women, the significance of the industrial revolution, the human need for meaningful occupation, and the early feminist movement and women’…
 
This week, your hosts Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins are covering the final chapters of Gaudy Night, starting with chapter 16. They also announce the opening of the Patreon community called "Friends and Fellows" where they will be offering a wealth of additional content. In this episode, Cindy and Angelina explore the ideas in these last chapt…
 
In this episode of The Literary Life, Cindy Rollins and Angelina Stanford discuss chapters 8-15 of Dorothy L. Sayers' book Gaudy Night. In addition to reviewing the plot points of interest in these chapters, Cindy and Angelina focus in on the interweaving of plot, theme, and setting in Gaudy Night. They talk about how Oxford is more than just a pla…
 
Today on The Literary Life, your hosts Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins sit down for a chat with their friend and fellow reader, Mary Jo Tate. As well as being an avid reader, Mary Jo is an author, editor, teacher, book collector and single mother to 4 young men. A veteran homeschooler, Mary Jo is the author of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool M…
 
This week on The Literary Life, Angelina and Cindy discuss the next few chapters of Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. In this episode, Angelina explores the question of why all the epigraphs opening each chapter are from Renaissance writers. Aside from recapping plot points, Cindy and Angelina also chat about the following topics: the unnatural nature…
 
Today’s Book List: (affiliate links) Gaudy Night, Strong Poison, Clouds of Witness, Unnatural Death, Five Red Herrings, Murder Must Advertise, The Nine Tailors, and The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy Sayers Seeking God by Esther de Waal and Kathleen Norris The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis Essays by Dorothy Sayers: Are Women Human?,…
 
Today’s Book List: (affiliate links) The World’s Last Night and Lilies That Fester by C.S. Lewis The Five Red Herrings, Murder Must Advertise, and Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers Nancy Drew #45: The Spider Sapphire Mystery by Carolyn Keene The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Footsteps at the Lock by Ronald Knox Multiple …
 
Today’s Book List: (affiliate links) One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis Fairacre and Thrush Green series by Miss Read Arabian Nights Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Legends of King Arthur Series by Rosemary …
 
Today's Book List: (affiliate links) An Experiment in Criticism by C.S. Lewis The Children’s Homer, The Golden Fleece, The Stone of Victory, and other Tales by Padraic Colum For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay Mutliple novels by Elizabeth Gaskell Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Joseph Pieper Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers Find out m…
 
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