#622: A Rare In-Person Random Show with Kevin Rose — VR Workouts, I Bonds, Excellent Movies, Recent Books, Lessons from Amy Tan, How to Shape Your Mind, and More

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Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show.

In this one, we discuss conspirituality, opening the doors of perception with prescription and meditation, movies we've been enjoying, fictional world-building, high-interest I bonds, lessons from Amy Tan, full-body MRI scans, Austin vs. San Francisco, why I refrain from "gotcha" interviews on this show, and much, much more.

Please enjoy!

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[05:35] Why we’re recording this in Los Angeles.

[09:40] What are we drinking?

[12:06] Why I aim for evergreen interviews over gotchas on this show.

[21:51] Where Kevin wants me to take this show.

[23:35] Scenes: Austin vs. San Francisco.

[25:55] I did not start the conspirituality.

[32:17] Opening the doors of perception with prescription and meditation.

[38:34] Movies we’ve been watching.

[50:18] A peek into my world-building, fictional foray.

[56:13] Are we too old for podcasting?

[57:18] Should you buy I bonds right now? (Reminder: not financial advice!)

[59:46] Lessons from Amy Tan.

[1:02:27] How we get suckered into paying for services we haven’t used in years.

[1:03:30] Fat, bald, and bastardly is no way to go through life, son.

[1:05:44] Supernatural fitness: the only thing Kevin likes about VR.

[1:07:06] Why you might want to consider getting a full-body MRI scan.

[1:11:44] Mind over matter.

[1:17:48] What the current state of medicine hints about its future.

[1:25:27] Parting thoughts.

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