Ep. 59: Life Is Hard: Kieran Setiya On How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way.

Kieran Setiya is a Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kieren’s newest book, Life is Hard, How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way, is the topic of this podcast. In this episode, Keiran challenges the idea that happiness should be life’s primary pursuit. Instead, he argues that we should try to live well, and living well means how one lives in relationship to difficulty – not without difficulty.

Ep.55: EXPERIMENTS; A.J. JACOBS ON LESSONS FROM RADICAL LIFESTYLE CHANGES

A.J. Jacobs is the king of self-experimentation and participatory journalism. He is an author, journalist, lecturer, and human guinea pig; the results of which have led to some extreme field experiments like living the rules of the Old Testament for a year, thanking over a thousand people who served him coffee, reading the Encyclopedia Britannica to acquire knowledge about everything, and …

EP. 49: TAPPING A HIGHER SELF: LOCH KELLY ON EFFORTLESS MINDFULNESS

Your mind shapes every experience you have and trying to be happy by exerting more control over external forces is futile. You need to spend time on ordering your inner world. This podcast is about doing just that.

My guest is Loch Kelly. Loch is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist….

EP: 47: CHATTER: ETHAN KROSS ON UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING THE VOICE IN OUR HEAD

On this podcast, I delve into what cognitive science is learning about the conversations we have with ourselves – and how to manage them.

My guest is Ethan Kross, Ph.D. An award-winning professor and the author of the just-published book, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It. Ethan says…

EP.46: HIGH ON LIFE: TOMMY CHONG ON PRISON, POT AND KARMA

Tommy Chong is a grammy award-winning comedian and is legendary for his invaluable contribution to American counter-culture as part of the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong. During their reign, the twosome recorded six gold comedy albums.

In 2003 a fully armed SWAT team raided the comedian’s home, culminating with Tommy being sentenced to 9 months in federal prison.

Ep. 44: FREEDOM FROM RESULTS : MASSIMO PIGLIUCCI ON REDEFINING SUCCESS

On this episode, my focus is on finding peace of mind amidst persistent uncertainty. So many things that are directly affecting our lives are out of our direct control – and it can be maddening.

Massimo Pigliucci is the author or editor of 14 books, including the bestselling “How to Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.” The key to much of our neurosis is not understanding what’s in our control and what’s not. Crazy making is treating outcomes as objects.

HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY: TASHA EURICH ON SELF AWARENESS

Unfortunately in the coming year some of you will be fired, divorced, passed over for promotion, out of business, kicked out by a board, you name it, because you never knew what you were getting wrong – or how you were perceived in the marketplace, at work or at home.

EP. 15: ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HARD THINGS: CAROLINE MILLER

Caroline is the author of the best selling book Getting Grit (2017) For almost three decades has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting, accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth. In 2015 she was named “one of the ten positive psychology coaches to follow.”

EP. 14: ON FAILURE PART 2, FAILING WELL: ASHLEY GOOD

How can a company “fail well” and use failure as a catalyst for innovation? Ashley Good is the CEO and Founder of Fail Forward – the world’s first failure consultancy – that supports people and organizations to acknowledge and adapt to failure in pursuit of innovation.  They do this by offering clients a set of tools and best practices to deal with failure intelligently.

EP 13: FAILURE PART 1 : FAIL FAST, FAIL OFTEN: RYAN BABINEAUX

Ryan Babineaux has Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Stanford and an M.Ed in Psychology from Harvard. He is the co-creator of the popular Stanford course “Fail Fast, Fail Often,” and in his best selling book of the same name, discovered after working with thousands of people, that those who were successful seemed to have had less fear of mistakes.They spent less time planning and more time acting.

EP. 12: HOW TO BOUNCE BACK OVER AND OVER AGAIN: A TALK WITH JAMES ALTUCHER

To say James Altucher is an interesting guy may be a gross understatement. He’s a computer programmer, venture capitalist, former hedge fund manager, successful author, financial journalist, serial founder (20 companies), CEO, publisher, popular podcaster, chess master. He doesn’t own anything, lives exclusively in AirBnBs, does stand-up bits on subway trains. He’s been described as …