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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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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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Dean Karnazes | The Road to Sparta (Episode 623)


Dean Karnazes | The Road to Sparta (Episode 623)

Dean Karnazes (@DeanKarnazes) may be most famous for running fifty marathons in fifty states in fifty days, but he’s also a bestselling author who most recently published The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World’s Greatest Footrace. “We’re so comfortable, we’re miserable.” -Dean Karnazes The Cheat Sheet: What drives someone to leave their … Read More


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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 (@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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