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Smart People Podcast is a biweekly, interview-based podcast that features today's most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime. Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth of experiences and insights that are brought to life in this top ranked podcast. Show topics include: psychology, leadership, education, technology, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.

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Arlington, VA

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Smart People Podcast is a biweekly, interview-based podcast that features today's most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime. Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth of experiences and insights that are brought to life in this top ranked podcast. Show topics include: psychology, leadership, education, technology, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.

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English


Episodes
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America in Crisis: A Bold New Solution to Our Broken Democracy with Constitutional Law Scholar, Max Stearns

5/20/2024
In this episode, Max Stearns explores the core problems behind America's political mess, showing how social media and our strict two-party system deepen divisions and block real progress. Stearns explains how our current voting system forces people to pick between two bad options, which only increases conflict and stops things from getting done. He presents a bold new idea to solve these issues, highlighting the urgent need for a big but possible change. This episode is a must-listen for anyone fed up with how things are and looking for a fresh way to make our democracy work better. Tune in to discover how we can move past bitter partisanship and create a political system that truly reflects the varied interests of all Americans. Max's book, Parliamentary America: The Least Radical Means of Radically Repairing Our Broken Democracy, is available now! Learn more about Max at blindspotblog.us/about-max-stearns. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:37

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Brian Klaas - Fluke: How to Use Chance and Chaos to Your Advantage

5/6/2024
If you could rewind your life to the very beginning and then press play, would everything turn out the same? Or could making an accidental phone call or missing an exit off the highway change not just your life, but history itself? And would you remain blind to the radically different possible world you unknowingly left behind? In our episode this week, myth-shattering social scientist Brian Klaas dives deeply into the phenomenon of random chance and the chaos it can sow, taking aim at most people’s neat and tidy storybook version of reality. The good news is, we can USE this understanding of randomness and chaos to our advantage, to see the world more clearly, and to focus on the things that matter. Brian's book, Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters, is available now! Learn more about Brian at brianpklaas.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:36

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Guy Kawasaki Explains How Steve Jobs Taught Him to Think Remarkably

4/22/2024
Guy Kawasaki is a marketing legend and the first Chief Evangelist Officer at Apple in 1984 when he helped launch and market the first Macintosh computer. In this episode, Guy brings us back to the early days of Apple and tells us what it was truly like working alongside Steve Jobs. He explains his rise and fall at Apple, and what he learned from the best entrepreneur of our generation. He then explains how he has taken his professional experience and put it into his new book, Think Remarkable: 9 Paths to Transform Your Life and Make a Difference. Guy delivers a practical, tactical, and sometimes radical discussion of how to make a difference in the world and live a fulfilling life. Guy's book, Think Remarkable: 9 Paths to Transform Your Life and Make a Difference, is available now. Learn more about Guy at guykawasaki.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Factor - use code smart50 to get 50% off at factormeals.com/smart50 Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:53

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real Estate: A Conversation with Dave Liniger, Founder and President of the Largest Real Estate Company in the World

4/8/2024
The real estate market is the topic of many conversations these days. Are we in a bubble? Is Real Estate still a good investment? Is AirBNB destroying communities? What is the future of real estate agents after the recent lawsuit? In this week's episode we sit down with Dave Liniger, the Founder and President of Re/Max, the worlds largest Real Estate firm, to discuss all of these questions and more. Dave is the chairman of RE/MAX, the Denver based global real estate company that he cofounded with his wife, Gail, in 1973. RE/MAX is the leading franchisor of real estate offices throughout the world and has expanded to more than 9,000 offices in over 110 countries, with over 140,000 sales agents. He is highly respected internationally for his vast knowledge of the real estate and franchising industries. Although he retired as the CEO in 2018, he continues to lead the company as chairman of the board. Dave's book, The Perfect 10: 10 Leadership Principles to Achieve True Independence, Extreme Wealth, and Huge Success, is available now. Learn more about Dave at daveliniger.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Factor - use code smart50 to get 50% off at factormeals.com/smart50 Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:00

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Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality with Nobel laureate, Venki Ramakrishnan

3/25/2024
Today, we are living through a revolution in biology. Giant strides are being made in understanding why we age—and why some species live longer than others. Could we eventually cheat disease and death and live for a very long time, possibly many times our current lifespan? Venki Ramakrishnan, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and former president of the Royal Society, takes us on a riveting journey to the frontiers of biology, asking whether we must be mortal. Covering the recent breakthroughs in scientific research, he examines the cutting edge of efforts to extend lifespan by altering our physiology. Venki's book, Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality, is available now. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/SMART Factor - use code smart50 to get 50% off at factormeals.com/smart50 Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:38

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Charles Duhigg - Mastering the Art of Supercommunication in Daily Life

3/11/2024
This week we are talking with one of the most prolific authors in decades, Charles Duhigg. You may know him from his NYT Bestselling Books, “The Power of Habit,” and “Better Faster Stronger.” His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide! In our episode this week, we are talking about his new book, Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection. Communication is a superpower and the best communicators understand that whenever we speak, we’re actually participating in one of three conversations: practical (What’s this really about?), emotional (How do we feel?), and social (Who are we?). If you don’t know what kind of conversation you’re having, you’re unlikely to connect. These are the things you need to do to become….a supercommunicator. Charles' book, Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection, is available now. To learn more about Charles, go to charlesduhigg.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at babbel.com/spp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:20

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Why We Remember and How to Hold on to What Matters with Dr. Charan Ranganath

2/26/2024
Memory isn't just a passive recollection—it's a transformative force that subtly influences our world. Dr. Ranganath, a leading memory researcher, unveils the powerful influence memory has on our lives, from recalling faces and names to shaping learning, decision-making, and even trauma and healing. He reveals how our brains record the past, shaping our present and guiding our future. Join us as we explore practical applications of this knowledge, from daily tasks like finding keys to addressing memory challenges as we age. Dr. Ranganath also shows how leveraging our brain's ability to reinterpret past events can lead to healing trauma, shedding biases, and fostering self-awareness. Charan's book, Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters, is available now. To learn more about Charan, go to charanranganath.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Hims - Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/SMART. The Optimistic Outlook - Dive into The Optimistic Outlook and join a community of listeners who are enthusiastic about big, transformative ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:05

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How to Find Your Life Path with Creative Strategist, Bonnie Wan

2/12/2024
Bonnie Wan is a Partner and Head of Brand Strategy at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, one of Fast Company’s 2021 Most Innovative Companies In The World. As a career brand strategist she has been celebrated as an Ad Age Leading Woman for 2023 and 2022’s Chief Strategy Officer of the Year. We all have moments when we doubt the path we’re on. Is this the career for me? Am I in the right relationship? Is this as good as it gets? These questions can feel uncomfortable without a method for uncovering the answers. Enter The Life Brief, a simple yet effective playbook for navigating life’s decisions, crossroads, and curve-balls. Modeled after the creative brief, a tool used by the most innovative companies in the world to unlock clarity and unleash action, The Life Brief carves a path for living with intention and imagination. Designed by leading brand strategist Bonnie Wan, The Life Brief is a practice in three parts: The first phase, Get Messy, is a set of open-ended writing prompts that cut through limiting beliefs and false assumptions about what’s possible. The second phase, Get Clear, offers prompts for finding clarity around what you truly, deeply want. The third phase, Get Active, catapults you into the steps to making those desires a reality. Bonnie's book, The Life Brief: A Playbook for No-Regrets Living, is available now. To learn more about Bonnie, go to thelifebrief.com/bonnie. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Hims - Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/SMART. The Optimistic Outlook - Dive into The Optimistic Outlook and join a community of listeners who are enthusiastic about big, transformative ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:27

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From Survival Mode to Thriving: Hacking Your Neurobiology for Success using Polyvagal Theory with Dr. Stephen Porges

1/29/2024
Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. Since Stephen Porges first proposed the Polyvagal Theory in 1994, its basic idea―that the level of safety we feel impacts our health and happiness―has radically shifted how researchers and clinicians approach trauma interventions and therapeutic interactions. Yet despite its wide acceptance, most of the information on the topic has been obscured behind clinical texts and scientific jargon. In this episode we talk with the founder of Polyvagal Theory, Dr. Stephen Porges, to better understand how to master our autonomic nervous system for health and happiness. Dr. Porges' book, Our Polyvagal World: How Safety and Trauma Change Us, is available now. To learn more about Dr. Porges, go to stephenporges.com. Links: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnint.2022.871227/full?fbclid=IwAR1qtL6FhiAqEPFFU1G-R2pm70rUTx9EbJIyEHJTZV0KeHHTgkiUxm2Zj-g https://www.clinicalneuropsychiatry.org/download/the-covid-19-pandemic-is-a-paradoxical-challenge-to-our-nervous-system-a-polyvagal-perspective-2/ Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Hims - Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/SMART. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:37

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Hate Work? Listen here. A conversation on designing your intentional life with Paul Millerd.

1/15/2024
Paul Millerd is an author, consultant, and podcaster. In this episode we talk about what it’s like to find yourself in the wrong life, and then how to get into the real work of figuring out how to live. Our guest pieces together a set of ideas and principles that brought him from unfulfilled and burned out to his good life. Hopefully you can take some things away from this conversation to start living a more intentional, energizing, and passionate life for yourself. Paul's book, The Pathless Path: Imagining a New Story For Work and Life, is available now. To learn more about Paul, go to think-boundless.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:13

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The Convergence: Blockchain, AI, Extended Reality, and IOT are coming together with Alex Tapscott

1/1/2024
Alex is an entrepreneur, business author, and seasoned capital markets professional focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, government, and society. An essential introduction and guide to navigating the next Internet revolution—everything from the metaverse and NFTs to DAOs, decentralized finance, and self-sovereign identity—from the co-author of the international bestseller Blockchain Revolution. Alex's most recent book is Web3: Charting the Internet's Next Economic and Cultural Frontier. To learn more about Alex, go to alextapscott.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion AI for free when you go to notion.com/smart. Rocket Money - Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:20

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Your Wakeup Call: Life Lessons from FBI Negotiation Trainer and Suicide Prevention Specialist, Dr. Mark Goulston

12/18/2023
Dr. Mark Goulston is dying to tell you about what mortality is teaching him. He is a distinguished psychiatrist, a hostage negotiations trainer, and death and dying specialist who is facing his own mortality and the universe is telling him to share what he's learned from 50 years of listening. He says that if he knew these things decades earlier, it would have changed his life for the better. Now you can learn them to change your life for the better... and you don't need to be dying to learn them. Dr. Goulston's most recent book is Back After Burnout: Master your BURNOUT RECOVERY with the MASHPLAY™ framework. To learn more about Dr. Goulston, go to markgoulston.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion AI for free when you go to notion.com/smart. Rocket Money - Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:56

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Bridging the Divide: Using Curiosity as a Solution for Division with Scott Shigeoka

12/4/2023
It’s no secret that division, loneliness, and polarization are on the rise—to catastrophic impact on our personal lives. While we often think of curiosity as a personality trait, internationally-recognized curiosity expert Scott Shigeoka knows that it’s actually the most potent tool we have to bridge our differences and heal relationships: From political blow-ups to age divides at work; religious differences to languishing friendships; gun rights to gender rights. In this episode, Shigeoka blends cutting edge research on curiosity with wisdom from years of grassroots community work —as he takes listeners on a journey to understand the power of deep curiosity. Scott Shigeoka is an internationally recognized curiosity expert, speaker, and the author of SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World. He is known for translating research into strategies that promote positive well-being and connected relationships around the globe, including at the UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and through his groundbreaking courses at the University of Texas at Austin. Scott implements his curiosity practices in the public sector, Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood, media organizations, education institutions, and small businesses. Scott's book, Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World, is available now. To learn more about Scott, go to scottshigeoka.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. HelloFresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/smartpeoplefree and use code smartpeoplefree for FREE breakfast for life! ButcherBox - Sign up today at butcherbox.com/smart and use code smart to get free chicken wings for a year. Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at SHOPIFY.COM/spp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:31

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Reflecting on the Pandemic: What We Learned and What We Didn’t with Joe Nocera

11/20/2023
Why and how did America, in a catastrophically enormous failure, become the world leader in COVID deaths? In this Episode, veteran journalist Joe Nocera offers fresh and provocative answers. We discuss what really happened when governments ran out of PPE due to snarled supply chains and the shock to the financial system when the world's biggest economy stumbled. We also cover the effectiveness of wildly polarized approaches, with governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Ron DeSantis of Florida taking infamous turns in the spotlight. And we uncover why thousands died in hollowed-out hospital systems and nursing homes run by private equity firms to “maximize shareholder value.” Joe's book, The Big Fail: What the Pandemic Revealed About Who America Protects and Who It Leaves Behind, is available now. To learn more about Joe, follow him on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joenocera. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/smart! DraftKings - Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app NOW and use code SMART -- new customers can bet $5 on the NFL Thanksgiving action to score $150 instantly in bonus bets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:57

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The Neuroscience Behind the Power of Emotions with Dr. Julia DiGangi

11/7/2023
You may feel as if you don't control your emotional energy, that it's an inevitable consequence of the world around you and the forces bearing down on you. But that's not the case. To reach your full potential, you can learn to recognize and harness the energy in your brain. Dr. Julia DiGangi is an expert in the connection between our brains, our emotions, and our relationships. Her work shows people how to harness the power of the brain to lead more satisfying and emotionally intelligent lives. Her lab and clinical work have been conducted at Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, the University of Chicago, DePaul, and University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. DiGangi's book, Energy Rising: The Neuroscience of Leading with Emotional Power, is available now. To learn more about Dr. DiGangi , go to drjuliadigangi.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. HelloFresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/smartpeoplefree and use code smartpeoplefree for FREE breakfast for life! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:50

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Life is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way with Kieran Setiya

10/23/2023
Kieran Setiya teaches philosophy at MIT, working mainly in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. He is an author and also has a podcast called Five Questions. Kieran's book, Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way, is available now. To learn more about Kieran, go to ksetiya.net. You can also find more of his writings on his Substack: ksetiya.substack.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: DraftKings - Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app NOW and use code SMART. New customers can get two hundred dollars in bonus bets instantly for betting just five dollars! ZBiotics - Go to zbiotics.com/SMART to get 15% off your first order when you use SMART at checkout. Notion - Try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/smart! Butcher Box - ButcherBox is offering our listeners turkey FREE in your first box plus $20 off your first order. Sign up at butcherbox.com/smart and use code SMART. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:41

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Threshold: Terminal Lucidity and the Border Between Life and Death, with Dr. Alexander Batthyany

10/11/2023
Prof. Alexander Batthyány, PhD, holds the Chair of the Research Institute for Theoretical Psychology and Personalist Studies at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary. Since 2012, Batthyány is Visiting Professor for Existential Psychotherapy at the Moscow University Institute of Psychoanalysis, Russia. He is Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute and first editor of the 14-volume edition of the Collected Works of Viktor Frankl. Near the end of life, many people--including those who have suffered brain injuries or strokes, or have been silenced by mental illness or deep dementia--experience what seems a miraculous return. They regain their clarity and energy, are able to talk with families and caregivers, recall their lives and often appear to be aware of their nearing death. In this episode, cognitive scientist and Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute Dr. Alexander Batthyány offers the first major account of terminal lucidity, utilizing hundreds of case studies and his research in the related field of near-death studies to explore the mind, the body, the nature of consciousness, and what the living can learn from those who are crossing the border from life to death. Alexander's book, Threshold: Terminal Lucidity and the Border of Life and Death, is available now. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. Hello Fresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/50smartpeople and use code 50smartpeople for 50% off plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:43

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If we are the only sentient beings, what does that mean for how we live? A manifesto for living with Physicist, Marcelo Gleiser.

9/25/2023
Marcelo Gleiser is a theoretical physicist and public intellectual at Dartmouth College working on basic research ranging from cosmology and applications of information theory to complex phenomena to history and philosophy of science and how science and culture interact. He is devoted to the public understanding of science and is a popular speaker with a strong social media presence and books published in 15 languages. Marcelo's book, The Dawn of a Mindful Universe: A Manifesto for Humanity's Future, is available now. Learn more about Marcelo at marcelogleiser.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/spp. ZBiotics - Go to zbiotics.com/SMART to get 15% off your first order when you use SMART at checkout. LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE for a 60-day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! The Structure of Success - The Structure of Success by Patrick Esposito is available now wherever books are sold! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:30

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The Perfection Trap - Learning to let go and focus on what matters most with Thomas Curran

9/11/2023
Thomas Curran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. He is a world leading expert on perfectionism. He has written for the Harvard Business Review, was featured in the New Scientist, and his work has been covered by publications including the Guardian, Telegraph, and the Wall Street Journal. Thomas' book, The Perfection Trap: Embracing the Power of Good Enough, is available now. Learn more about Thomas at thomascurran.co.uk. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Butcherbox - Sign up today at butcherbox.com/smart and use code SMART to get $20 off your first order.​ DraftKings - Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and use code SMART to score two hundred dollars in bonus bets instantly when you bet just five dollars! Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. Graduate Debt Free - Visit Graduate-debt-free.com and take the first step to securing a debt free education by picking up your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold! LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE for a 60-day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:56

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Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars with Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb

8/28/2023
Avi Loeb, the longest serving Chair of Harvard’s Astronomy Department, presented a theory that shook the scientific community: our solar system, Loeb claimed, had likely been visited by a piece of advanced alien technology from a distant star. This provocative and persuasive argument opened millions of minds internationally to the vast possibilities of our universe and the existence of intelligent life beyond Earth. But a crucial question remained: now that we are aware of the existence of extraterrestrial life, what do we do next? In this episode we will talk about what proof we have for alien technology, what it means, and what we can do about it. He also lays out the profound implications of becoming—or not becoming—interstellar; why we must seek out other life forms, and in the process, choose who and what we are within the universe. Avi's book, Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars, is available now. Learn more about Avi at avi-loeb.medium.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/spp. LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE for a 60-day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! Graduate Debt Free - Visit Graduate-debt-free.com and take the first step to securing a debt free education by picking up your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold! ZBiotics - Go to zbiotics.com/SMART to get 15% off your first order when you use SMART at checkout. DraftKings - Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and use code SMART to score two hundred dollars in bonus bets instantly when you bet just five dollars on college football! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:34