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David Eagleman | Making Sense of The Brain (Episode 622)


David Eagleman | Making Sense of The Brain (Episode 622)

David Eagleman (@davideagleman) is a Stanford neuroscientist, host of Emmy-nominated PBS/BBC series The Brain, and author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and The Brain: The Story of You. The Cheat Sheet: Why our conscious brain should be grateful for its separation from the subconscious brain. What is sensory substitution, and how might it allow the blind to … Read More


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Bryan Callen | Mixed Mental Arts (Episode 621)


Bryan Callen (@bryancallen) is an actor, comedian, and podcaster who grew up traveling the world. He holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is certain of comedy’s power to change the world, and is older than you probably think he is. “Embrace the chaos.” -Bryan Callen The Cheat Sheet: Why you should welcome the advice of an expert who … Read More


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Gabrielle Reece | Less Than Perfect (Episode 619)


Gabrielle Reece | Less Than Perfect (Episode 619)

Gabrielle Reece (@GabbyReece) has been a volleyball player, a model, an actress, a television personality, a mom, a community servant, author of My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life, and now a podcaster on The Truth Barrel with Gabrielle Reece and Neil Strauss. “Do you want to cry that you … Read More


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Peter McGraw | The Humor Code (Episode 618)


Peter McGraw | The Humor Code (Episode 618)

Peter McGraw (@petermcgraw) is an associate professor of marketing and psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, founder of the Humor Research Lab (HuRL), and co-author of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny. The Cheat Sheet: Humor is ubiquitous — amusement and laughter are present in all cultures and many non-human mammals. Humor: what is … Read More


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Neil deGrasse Tyson | Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Episode 617)


Neil deGrasse Tyson | Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Episode 617)

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium and author of number one New York Times Bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. “As the area of your knowledge grows, so too does the perimeter of your ignorance.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson The Cheat Sheet: How does a seasoned scientist maintain childlike curiosity? Understand the … Read More


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Lisa Feldman Barrett | How Emotions Are Made (Episode 616)


Lisa Feldman Barrett | How Emotions Are Made (Episode 616)

Lisa Feldman Barrett (@lfeldmanbarrett) is the Director of IASLab at Northeastern University, an innovator in the field of psychology, and one of the world’s foremost researchers on emotion. Her new book, How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, is out now. The Cheat Sheet: New science is telling us that emotions aren’t hard-wired into our brains and … Read More


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Isaac Lidsky | Eyes Wide Open (Episode 615)


Isaac Lidsky | Eyes Wide Open (Episode 615)

Isaac Lidsky (@isaaclidsky) is the only blind person to serve as a law clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s also an entrepreneur, he was once a child actor on a popular ’90s sitcom, and now he’s the bestselling author of Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can’t See Clearly. “The world’s going to … Read More


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Alex Kouts | The 7 Deadly Sins of Reading the News (Episode 614)


Alex Kouts | The 7 Deadly Sins of Reading the News (Episode 614)

Alex Kouts (@akouts) is a teacher, civic tech startup guy, adventure technologist, and Chief Product Officer of Countable, “your dashboard for democracy.” He rejoins the show to explain the seven deadly sins of reading the news that are committed in our society now more than ever. “Everybody is one extreme experience away from changing their mind on almost anything.” -Alex … Read More


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Graeme Wood | Understanding ISIS (Episode 613)


Graeme Wood | Understanding ISIS (Episode 613)

Graeme Wood (@gcaw) is a political science lecturer at Yale University, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State. The Cheat Sheet for Understanding ISIS: How does ISIS view itself in the context of the modern world? What is the allure of ISIS to educated, professional, and otherwise “normal” … Read More


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Andy Molinsky | A Reach from Comfort (Episode 612)


Andy Molinsky | A Reach from Comfort (Episode 612)

Andy Molinsky (@andymolinsky) is a professor of organizational behavior and psychology at Brandeis University’s International Business School and author of Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence. The Cheat Sheet: You know it’s important to step outside your comfort zone for the sake of growth — but are … Read More


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