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Jack Barsky | Deep Undercover Pt. 1 (Episode 633)


Jack Barsky (@DeepCoverBarsky) joins us to discuss his book Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America. This is part one of a two-part episode; listen to part two here! “The only advice I can give young people is the following: ‘It always takes longer, and it always costs more.’” -Jack Barsky The Cheat … Read More


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Aaron Walker | View from the Top (Episode 631)


Aaron Walker (@VFTCoach) has almost four decades of successful entrepreneurship under his belt; he rejoins us to talk about his new book, View From the Top: Living a Life of Significance. “I’m always looking for a way to make it happen, not excuses why it won’t work.” -Aaron Walker The Cheat Sheet: Aaron grew up with nothing; discover what significant … Read More


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Timothy Snyder | Twentieth Century Lessons on Tyranny (Episode 629)


Timothy Snyder | Twentieth Century Lessons on Tyranny (Episode 629)

Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and author of Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning and On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. “Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.” -Timothy … Read More


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Brian Brushwood | Scam School & The Modern Rogue (Episode 628)


Brian Brushwood | Scam School & The Modern Rogue (Episode 628)

Brian Brushwood (@shwood) has spent the last twenty years performing onstage, on TV, and on the Internet, entertaining and teaching people how to harness the deceptive (and self-deceptive) skills of scientists, spies, criminals, and con artists. “The moment a magician says, ‘Now we begin,’ you’re already screwed!” -Brian Brushwood The Cheat Sheet: Why being interesting isn’t a gift — it’s … Read More


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David Buss | The Evolution of Desire (Episode 627)


David Buss | The Evolution of Desire (Episode 627)

David Buss (@ProfDavidBuss) is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is considered the world’s leading scientific expert on strategies of human mating, and his most recent book is — appropriately enough — The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating. “I talk to people about mating all the time and I learn something practically … Read More


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Norm Pattiz | PodcastOne (Bonus)


Norm Pattiz | PodcastOne (Bonus)

Norm Pattiz (@PodcastOne) is a legendary broadcasting entrepreneur who founded radio syndication company Westwood One in the ’70s and the PodcastOne network in 2013. He’s a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame and one of the most successful and influential businessmen in Los Angeles. “If you don’t know the rules, you can’t be limited by them.” -Norm Pattiz … Read More


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Adam Braun | MissionU (Episode 626)


Adam Braun | MissionU (Episode 626)

Adam Braun (@AdamBraun) is the founder of school-building Pencils of Promise and bestselling author of The Promise of a Pencil. He joins us to discuss his new project, MissionU, and how it aims to update higher education for the 21st century. “Credential isn’t nearly as important as competency.” -Adam Braun The Cheat Sheet: How and why is the education system … Read More


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Chris Hadfield | Rare Earthling (Episode 625)


Chris Hadfield | Rare Earthling (Episode 625)

Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) is an engineer, former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, retired astronaut, the first Canadian to walk in space, and author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth and The Darkest Dark. “The big decisions are the easy ones.” -Commander Chris Hadfield The Cheat Sheet: The difference between “I want to be” and “I want to … Read More


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Nick Bilton | American Kingpin (Episode 624)


Nick Bilton | American Kingpin (Episode 624)

Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, a contributor to CNBC, a former columnist and reporter for The New York Times, and author of Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal and American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road. “I don’t believe we have crossed the line. … Read More


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