Transcript: Dr Rhonda Patrick on Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss (#237)

Transcript: Dr Rhonda Patrick on Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss (#237)

When Dr. Rhonda Patrick returned to the podcast for a Q&A episode, I figured it would be popular. But I didn’t realize it would quickly become one of the most downloaded episodes of all-time. As a result, many of you asked for the transcript of our conversation, so here it is. Dig in and enjoy the …

Learn How to Triple Your Reading Speed in 5 Minutes (Seriously) [VIDEO]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeOHqI9SqOI?rel=0&showinfo=0] This short (<5 minutes) video will teach you how to triple your reading speed in less than 20 minutes. It works nearly immediately, and there is zero loss in comprehension. No voodoo, no pseudoscience — just two tricks for optimizing eye movement. Some of you learn better with text, and some of you …

Rick Rubin on Cultivating World-Class Artists (Jay Z, Johnny Cash, etc.), Losing 100+ Pounds, and Breaking Down The Complex (#76)

Rick Rubin on Cultivating World-Class Artists (Jay Z, Johnny Cash, etc.), Losing 100+ Pounds, and Breaking Down The Complex (#76)

Our conversation took place in a barrel sauna like this. “It’s [about] getting closer to the source and not being distracted by any nonsense…” – Rick Rubin Rick Rubin has been called “the most important [music] producer of the last 20 years” by MTV. Rick is also revered as something of a Zen master, and he is as deep …

Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory, on Mental Performance, Imagination, and Productive Mischief (#52 & #53)

Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory, on Mental Performance, Imagination, and Productive Mischief (#52 & #53)

One tiny favor! If you’re enjoying the podcast, could you please take 30 seconds now to leave a brief review on iTunes? Just click “View in iTunes” under my pic here. Once I pass 2,000 reviews, I’ll reciprocate by writing a massive, behind-the-scenes post on everything I’ve learned about podcasting. I promise tricks of the trade …

Can You Rewire Your Brain In Two Weeks? One Man's Attempt…

Can You Rewire Your Brain In Two Weeks? One Man's Attempt…

Can you rewire your brain in two weeks?  The answer appears to be — at least partially — yes. The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company and author of the new book SMARTCUTS: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success.  Last year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent …

How to Learn Any Language in Record Time and Never Forget It

How to Learn Any Language in Record Time and Never Forget It

Preface from Tim Back in 2012, Gabriel Wyner wrote an article for Lifehacker detailing how he learned French in 5 months and Russian in 10, using mostly spare time on the subway.  That article went viral. But don’t run off! That was nothing but version 1.0.  This post gives you version 2.0 and more. He’s …

The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives

The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives

This post is about the third book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club, which is limited to books that have dramatically impacted my life. Enjoy! “I strongly recommend [The Art of Learning] for anyone who lives in a world of competition, whether it’s sports or business or anywhere else.” – Mark Messier, 6-Time Stanley Cup …