In order to stay relevant, it's become more important than ever to be able to rapidly acquire rare and valuable skills. These conversations profile philomaths (lovers of learning) and dive into their techniques for effective self-education. In the process, we also learn a lot about their areas of interest whether that's languages, anthropology, nutrition, or history.

Faolan Sugarman-Lash: Author of The Beautiful and Painful Mess of Learning to Love Life

Faolan Sugarman-Lash is a professional life coach and author of "Why Live?: The Beautiful and Painful Mess of Learning to Love Life." This conversation covers the most important mental health lessons from Faolan's new book and his coaching practice. This episode covers how to reframe depression, purpose, intuition, motivation, and much more.

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Tiago Forte: Build A Second Brain To Maximize Productivity and Creativity

Tiago Forte teaches the Building a Second Brain training program. According to Tiago, a second brain is "A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential." This conversation covers the fundamentals of Personal Knowledge Management and how to apply it to make our lives more creative and productive.

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Victoria Ransom: Founder & CEO at Prisma, The Business Of Reimagining 4-8th Grade Education

Victoria Ransom is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and change maker. After successfully exiting the first two companies that she co-founded, she had children and was confronted with the difficult decision of how to properly educate them. Being unsatisfied with her options, Victoria and her husband set out on a journey to solve it. In this conversation, we dive into her new venture, Prisma, an answer to the broken 4-8th grade education system, and discuss how Prisma better engages students and prepares them for the everchanging world that we live in.

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Joe Bastardi: Meteorologist, Bodybuilder, and Penn State Wrestler - Is Weather Weaponized?

Weatherbell's Chief Forecaster, Joe Bastardi, joins the podcast to share lessons and opinions gained from decades of experience reporting the weather. Joe has been obsessed with the weather since he was a small child, and he possesses a mind-blowing knowledge of global weather history. In addition to being a popular weather media personality, Joe still competes as a bodybuilder into his 60s. We discuss Joe's values in the realm of scholarship, search for truth, asking questions, individualism, inconsistencies, arrogance, CO2, water vapor, weaponized weather, weather history, extreme events, counterexamples, and Joe's proposed policy solutions.

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Polina Marinova Pompliano: Founder of The Profile - Studying The World's Smartest People

Polina Marinova Pompliano joins us to share how she made a full-time career out of writing her premium newsletter, The Profile. Every week, Polina teaches her readers important life lessons through stories of the world's most successful people. Popular pieces include Charlie Munger, The Rock, and Nick Saban. We also discuss her angel investments, advice for couples, and the future of long-form content creation.

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Akaash Pardesi (Akaash Aesthetics): Entrepreneur, Coach and Bodybuilder - Mastering Reality with Positive Mental Frameworks

Akaash Pardesi joins us to share his frameworks for mastering your reality, how to live in an empowered state, cooking and eating whole foods, boosting testosterone, and detaching from the desires of your younger self.

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Scott Young: Author of Ultralearning and Co-Creator of Life of Focus - Distilled Wisdom on Motivation, Education, and Productivity

Scott Young, author of Ultralearning, joins us to discuss the best ideas from his decade of writing and teaching about productivity, learning, motivation, philosophy, and success. Scott is also the Co-Creator of Life of Focus, a 3-month course he teaches with Cal Newport.

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Tal Gur: 100 Goals in 10 Years - The Story of a Life Fully Lived

Tal Gur shares his accumulated wisdom from achieving 100 Life Goals in 10 Years. Tal is the founder of Elevate Society and the author of The Art of Fully Living. We discuss the nuances of achievement, emotions, purpose, and many of life's big questions.

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