Episodes

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Ep108 – Bobby Lee

Bryan sits down with good friend and comedian/actor, Bobby Lee. Bobby Lee is an American actor and comedian best known as a cast member on MADtv from 2001 to 2009 and for his roles...

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Ep107 – Tamim Ansary

While working on a history textbook for US students, Tamim Ansary found that he and his team of American advisors had a very different sense of the world. The Americans saw history as a...

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Ep106 – Kira Soltanovich

Bryan sits down with comedian, Kira Soltanovich. For the past 8 years, she could be seen as a television corespondent in her own reoccurring segment for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, called Photo...

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Ep105 – Dan O’Brien

As the head writer and creative director of video at Cracked.com, Dan O’Brien writes important potentially Pulitzer-prize winning pieces on topics such as Why Spiderman is a Dick and 3 Insane Spider-Man Movies You...

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Ep104 – Bad Pharma Discussion

Dr. Ben Goldacre is the author of two excellent books, Bad Pharma and Bad Science, but he didn’t show up for this episode so there’s not much point telling you more about him. So,...

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Ep103 – Dan Coyle, David Epstein

For 150 years, we’ve been taught that we had to choose sides when understanding where top-level performance comes from. Is it nature? Or, is it nurture? In this episode, two of our favorite guests...

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Ep102 – John Gurche

When Steven Spielberg was looking for a dinosaur expert for Jurassic park, he chose John Gurche. Steven Spielberg kind of gets to pick whoever he wants, so that’s a pretty good sign that John...

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Ep101 – Andrew Lih

Perhaps nothing demonstrates the power of the internet and thereby the power of a democratic approach to problem solving like Wikipedia. In The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created The World’s Greatest...

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Ep100 – Dave Asprey & Jimmy Burke

Bryan sits down with the founder of The Bullet Proof Executive, Dave Asprey. Long time friend, Jimmy Burke. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes.

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Ep99 – Seal Team 6

Bryan has a very exclusive conversation with one of America’s finest military veterans and a former member of Seal Team 6. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes.

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Ep98 – Chad Kultgen

Bryan sits down with author, producer and actor, Chad Kultgen. He is a controversial author notable for publishing several novels on the sexual relationships of Americans. He has published opinion pieces on the Huffington...

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Ep97 – Steven Strogatz

Steven Strogatz has a really impressive resumé. Besides being a professor at Cornell, he also has the sixth most highly cited paper in all of physics and his 1998 paper “Collective dynamics of small-world...

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Ep96 – Jared Diamond

More than any other, the book we mention most on this podcast is Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. It’s a tremendous honor to have the man himself on the podcast today. In...

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Ep95 – Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss is the only physicist to have received awards from all three major American physics societies. In addition to his work as a theoretical physicist and cosmologist where he has authored or co-authored...