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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Panic. How to turn anxious energy into a useful tool with Dr. Luana Marques

8/14/2023
Dr. Luana Marques is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Community Psychiatry PRIDE at Massachusetts General Hospital and serves as past-president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Dr. Luana's book, Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan to Transform Anxiety into Power is available now. Find out more about Dr. Luana at drluana.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: 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! Babbel - Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/SPP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:25

How to see things as they really are. A better way to pay attention in a distracted world with Christian Madsbjerg.

7/31/2023
Paying attention is a crucial human skill, yet many of us have forgotten how to listen carefully and observe intentionally. In this episode, we talk about how we can recapture our ability to pay attention that helps all of us to see with more empathy, accuracy, and connection to others. Christian Madsbjerg founded (and sold) ReD Associates - a strategic innovation consultancy - with a group of likeminded people in 2007. He is the author of books on social theory and discourse analysis. Christian's book, Look: How to Pay Attention in a Distracted World is available now. Find out more about Christian at madsbjerg.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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:04

Your IQ doesn't matter, it's all about XQ. How to leverage experiential intelligence with Soren Kaplan

7/17/2023
First we had IQ to predict success. Then Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Now, Experiential Intelligence (XQ) expands our understanding of what's needed to thrive in today's disruptive world. Experiential Intelligence reveals how our past experiences impact our present success and future opportunities in ways we often don't recognize. While you can't change what's happened to you or how you've responded to it, within your unique stories are hidden strengths waiting to be discovered. Do just that by uncovering your Experiential Intelligence—the mindsets and abilities gained from your personal and professional life experiences. Learn more about Soren at sorenkaplan.com. Soren's book, Experiential Intelligence: Harness the Power of Experience for Personal and Business Breakthroughs, is available now! Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion for free today at Notion.com/smart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:09

What do you want to be known for? How to establish your brand with Aliza Licht.

7/3/2023
How you show up in person, over email, and on social media communicates your personal brand. That brand deserves thoughtful cultivation and crafting as you shape your narrative, build your network, grow your confidence, and plot your future. Aliza Licht, a former fashion executive who successfully turned her communications expertise into a multimedia brand and consultancy, shares both personal and professional advice from her lived experiences and from expert contributors to help you discover what your brand is: who you already are, who you want to be, and how to ensure others see you that way. Learn more about Aliza at alizalicht.com. Aliza's book, On Brand: Shape Your Narrative. Share Your Vision. Shift Their Perception, is available now! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:36

A New Theory that Explains the Mysteries of Life with Dr. Neil Theise

6/19/2023
Neil Theise is a professor of pathology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Through his scientific research, he has been a pioneer of adult stem cell plasticity and the anatomy of the human interstitium. Dr. Theise’s studies in complexity theory have led to interdisciplinary collaborations in fields such as integrative medicine, consciousness studies, and science-religion dialogue. Complexity theory addresses the mysteries that animate science, philosophy, and metaphysics: how this teeming array of existence, from the infinitesimal to the infinite, is in fact a seamless living whole and what our place, as conscious beings, is within it. Physician, scientist, and philosopher Neil Theise makes accessible this “theory of being,” one of the pillars of modern science, and its holistic view of human existence. Learn more about Neil at neiltheiseofficial.com. Neil's book, Notes on Complexity: A Scientific Theory of Connection, Consciousness, and Being, is available now! Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Do your most efficient work with Notion Projects. You can try it for free today at notion.com/smart. LinkedIn - Visit LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE to get a sixty day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:12

Scientific Wellness: How to use your blood, your genes, and AI to help you live longer with Dr. Nathan Price

6/5/2023
We are on the cusp of a major transformation in healthcare—yet few people know it. At top hospitals and a few innovative health-tech startups, scientists are working closely with patients to dramatically extend their “healthspan”—the number of healthy years before disease sets in. In The Age of Scientific Wellness, two visionary leaders of this revolution in health take us on a thrilling journey to this new frontier of medicine. Today, most doctors wait for clinical symptoms to appear before they act, and the ten most commonly prescribed medications confer little or no benefit to most people taking them. Leroy Hood and Nathan Price argue that we must move beyond this reactive, hit-or-miss approach to usher in real precision health—a form of highly personalized care they call “scientific wellness.” Using information gleaned from our blood and genes and tapping into the data revolution made possible by AI, doctors can catch the onset of disease years before symptoms arise, revolutionizing prevention. Current applications have shown startling results: diabetes reversed, cancers eliminated, Alzheimer’s avoided, autoimmune conditions kept at bay. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - Try Notion for free today at Notion.com/smart. Collective - Go to Collective.com to save on taxes this year - and have someone who knows what they’re doing handle your setup, accounting, bookkeeping and taxes. LinkedIn - Visit LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE to get a sixty day free trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator! 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:01:04:09

What does it mean to be you? A powerful exploration of identity with Stanford psychologist Brian Lowery

5/22/2023
Social psychologist and Stanford professor Brian Lowery presents a provocative, powerful theory of identity, arguing that there is no essential "self"—our selves are social creations of those with whom we interact —exploring what that means for who we can be and who we allow others to be. There’s nothing we spend more time with, but understand less, than ourselves. You’ve been with yourself every waking moment of your life. But who—or, rather, what—are you? In this podcast, Brian Lowery argues for the radical idea that the “self” as we know it—that “voice in your head”—is a social construct, created in our relationships and social interactions. We are unique because our individual pattern of relationships is unique. We change because our relationships change. Your self isn’t just you, it’s all around you. Brian's book, Selfless: The Social Creation of “You”, is available now! Check out more about Brian at https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/experience/learning/leadership/leadership-society-program and knowwhatyousee.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Notion - For a limited time, try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/smart BetterHelp - This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/smart today to get 10% off your first month. LinkedIn - Try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn.com/SMARTPEOPLE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:19