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64. Frank Martela: On Finding Meaning in Life

For audio, scroll down. Our conversation spans the daunting question: What is the meaning of life. Frank takes us through highlights and insights from his book A Wonderful Life: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence and explains to us along the way how finding meaning can be boiled down to focusing on a select number of […]

63. Christie Aschwanden: Good to Go / How to Optimize Your Athletic Recovery

For audio, scroll down. Our conversation spans Christie’s book: Good to Go, What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn About the Strange Science of Recovery.  Christie takes us through her book all the while unearthing the many things athletes can do to stave off injury and maintain long term health.  We discuss the […]

62. Robert Stone: A Documentary Filmmaker on Everything From Lessons Learned Behind the Camera to the Climate Crisis & Nuclear Energy

For audio, scroll down. Our conversation spans Robert’s time as a documentary filmmaker along with his thoughts on nuclear energy and the climate crisis. Covering: The major themes prevalent throughout his documentaries The lessons Robert has come to learn over his career His advice for people who want to create films Robert’s conversion from anti-nuclear […]

61.Gerardo Ceballos: Vertebrates on the Brink

For audio, scroll down. Gerardo walks us through findings from his much reported on recent coauthored paper: Vertebrates on the Brink As Indicators of Biological Annihilation and the Sixth Mass Extinction, which, do not worry he breaks that all down for us.  He explains: What a mass extinction is and how they’re determined Why they […]

60. Alexander Rose: The Long Now & The 10,000 Year Clock

For audio, scroll down. Alexander takes us through: His journey to The Long Now What The Long Now Foundation is and what their goals are His work on a 10,000 year clock currently being assembled within a mountain in West Texas His 3 Big Ideas on what society should consider and think about as it […]

59. Azra Raza: The First Cell / A New Focus in the Fight Against Cancer

For audio, scroll down. Our conversation spans Dr. Raza’s acclaimed book The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last Azra helps make both a passionate and informed argument for how and why the way society currently attempts to alleviate the plight of cancer needs to shift.  We discuss everything from […]

58. Walter Matweychuk: REBT, Stoicism, & A Guidebook for Life

For audio, scroll down. Dr. Matweychuk adheres to, and practices, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Our discussion spans: The practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Stoicism How REBT differs from other forms of therapy How REBT relates to practices and teachings from stoicism Key takeaways from REBT and stoicism that we as listeners can […]

57. Michelle Wilson: The National Fund For Workforce Solutions / Towards a More Equitable Workforce

For audio, scroll down. Our conversation today spans the National Fund For Workforce Solutions and their mission. Michelle walks us through: Common problems certain segments of the workforce might encounter when attempting to find work The involved and dynamic nature of engineering solutions that allot workers access to decent jobs The importance of utilizing data […]

56. Ted Nordhaus: The Breakthrough Institute, Ecomodernism, & The Future of Energy

For audio, scroll down. Ted walks us through: The concept of ecomodernism and The Breakthrough Institute’s vision for climate solutions What ecomodernism is How humans can tackle climate change by embracing smart modernization What the energy sources of the future could look like along with the logistical importance of making them globally integrable The 3 […]

55. Alisa Cohn: Bypassing Obstacles & Succeeding as a Founder

For audio, scroll down. Alisa walks us through: What a startup coach does The common obstacles that startup founders and executives might encounter and how to overcome them The importance of communication with your team and what new founders should focus on in order to optimize and catalyze their paths to success The lessons she […]

54. Georges Benjamin: Establishing Sound Public Health Structures

For audio, scroll down. Our conversation spans establishing sound public health structures.  As such we touch on: What public health is How public health aims to provide solutions to medical problems What public health structures should look like in the future Dr Benjamin’s 3 big ideas on what society could change today to make a […]

53. Gerald Keusch: Preventing a Pandemic

Our conversation is centered around the occurrence of emerging infectious diseases and general pandemic preparedness. We cover: The increased occurrence of infectious diseases What researchers have yet to know about diseases A brief history of our knowledge on SARS type viruses Positive steps society should’ve taken decades ago, that they need to take today, to […]

52. Neal Lane: Encouraging Federal Investment Into The Sciences / The Past, Present, & Future of the NSF.

Our conversation today spans: The past present and future of the National Science Foundation The importance of basic research to society What makes the NSF unique in its mission The role that the federal government plays in funding innovation Where an ideal NSF budget would be set at  Photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash

51. Michael Wall: Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel

Our conversation spans Michael’s book Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious) all the while addressing fascinating topics and questions along the way. Questions such as: Are we alone in the universe? If there are aliens out there what will they look like? How fast […]

50. Joe Sanberg: Aspiration.com & A Mission of Public Service

“I guess one of the great agonies of life is that we are constantly trying to finish that which is unfinishable” – Martin Luther King Jr. My conversation with Joe spans his company Aspiration Partners and his story as a change agent. We discuss: Aspiration and its current and future products Where Joe envisions his startup […]

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