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  1. Steve Sims – Be You, Be Clear and They Will Come: Straight-Up Marketing Advice (#60)

    “Here’s the funny thing: when I ask someone to tell me what his or her wildest dream is, they dilute it. Ten times out of ten, people sell themselves short” - Steve Sims

    Our guest on the podcast today should never have been able to succeed in business or in life. Growing up as a bricklayer in London, England, all the odds were against him achieving the kind of outlandish success he’s been able to claim so far, but it’s clear that the universe didn’t expect someone with Steve Sims’ heart, ingenuity, and initiative to appear and to turn traditional forms of networking on their heads.

    I first came across Steve Sims in his absurdly motivating book, Bluefishing, which tells the story of his company that makes seemingly unreasonable requests come true. The company is called Bluefish, and they’re who you call if you want to sing on stage with Journey, eat dinner in front of Michelangelo’s David, or visit the undersea wreckage of the Titanic. He’s orchestrated all of these experiences for his clients and many more besides.

    Steve is just an absolute magician when it comes to making the impossible possible, so listen to today’s episode if you’re open to receiving a ton of inspiration to get out there and make big things happen.

    He teaches that there is a password for every door, a weak spot in every wa…

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  2. Story Paradox: How Our Love of Storytelling Builds Societies & Tears Them Down (Jonathan Gottschall)

    The Michael Shermer Show # 242

    Humans are storytelling animals. Stories are what make our societies possible. Countless books celebrate their virtues. But Jonathan Gottschall, an expert on the science of stories, argues that there is a dark side to storytelling we can no longer ignore. Storytelling, the very tradition that built human civilization, may be the thing that destroys it.

    In The Story Paradox, Gottschall explores how a broad consortium of psychologists, communications specialists, neuroscientists, and literary quants are using the scientific method to study how stories affect our brains.

    In this conversation based on his new book, Gottschall reveals why our biggest asset has become our greatest threat, and what, if anything, can be done. It is a call to stop asking, “How we can change the world through stories?” and start asking, “How can we save the world from stories?”

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  3. String Theory or Loop Quantum Gravity? David Gross vs Carlo Rovelli

    String theory has dominated discussions at the frontiers of physics for decades, especially in the attempts to build a quantum theory of gravity. But does it deserve its exalted status? Nobel Prize winner and String Theory pioneer David Gross debates Carlo Rovelli, one of the founding fathers of Loop Quantum Gravity. The discussion is lively; full of insights, insults, backhanded compliments and even some common ground as to the nature of physics.

    Timecodes 0:00 Introduction 3:00 David Gross early years, 4:00 Carlo Rovelli early years 5:22 David on string theory 20:22 Carlo on string theory 31:08 David&Carlo on string theory 53:20 Loop Quantum Gravity 1:00 David&Carlo on LQG 1:21 Black Holes 1:30 Predictions and the Scientific Method

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  4. How Katie Lain Recovered from Alcohol Addiction Using The Sinclair Method (Ep. 200) - Elevation Recovery

    Synopsis: Chris Scott interviews Katie Lain on how she stopped drinking and recovered from alcoholism by using The Sinclair Method (TSM) after she watched Claudia Christian’s TEDx Talk on it (despite it seeming “too good to be true”). Katie shares what her alcohol addiction was like, why it got so bad, the physical cravings for […]

    https://elevationrecovery.com/sinclair-method-for-alcoholsm-tsm/

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  5. The Body Keeps the Score

    A growing body of research suggests that mental unwellness doesn’t just take a toll on our minds; it affects our physical selves as well. We need to listen to what our bodies are telling us - and care for them as diligently as we care for our thoughts. Sign up to our new newsletter and get 10% off your first online order of a book, product or class: https://bit.ly/2TMs0dT For books and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://bit.ly/3w5UPCh Our website has classes, articles and products to help you lead a more fulfilled life: https://bit.ly/3eEWHMr Join this channel to get access to exclusive members perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7IcJI8PUf5Z3zKxnZvTBog/join

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    CREDITS

    Produced in collaboration with:

    Kim Alexander https://www.kimalexander.co.uk/

    Title animation produced in collaboration with

    Vale Productions https://www.valeproductions.co.uk/

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  6. An album in the style of The Beatles, generated by OpenAI Jukebox

    This is just a fun experiment, please listen to some real Beatles songs on the streaming service of your choice, or even better - buy one of their albums.

    Music generated with OpenAI Jukebox Art generated with Pytorch Style Transfer

    Join the Jukebox community at https://discord.gg/6At7WwM

    FAQ:

    • What is OpenAI Jukebox? Simply put, it’s a neural net that generates music - read more about it on the official blog: https://openai.com/blog/jukebox/

    • Can I use Jukebox myself? Yes! If you have a very powerful graphics unit, you can download the program from the official Github. If you don’t, you can give Google CoLab a try - https://colab.research.google.com/github/SMarioMan/jukebox/blob/master/jukebox/Interacting_with_Jukebox.ipynb

    • Is there a tutorial? Yes, I made a tutorial explaining the basics about generating samples through Google Colab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNtmgYW428M I’d also recommend checking out this site, it has some useful info towards the bottom: https://github.com/openai/jukebox/issues/40

    • What has Jukebox been trained on? According to OpenAI, it has been trained on 1.2 million songs. Unfortunately, OpenAI has not publicly disclosed which songs are in this dataset.

    • Are there full versions of these samples? No, they would have to be generated first. It would take a lo…

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  7. Tim Spector - Microbiome vs Genetics & The Different Diet Results

    In today’s interview I get to speak with Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry, Tim Spector (MD), on how our own gut microbiome affects our response to different diets.

    #gutbacteria #genetics #biohackerslab

    Tim is very passionate about the relationship between our genes, the microbiome and health and nutrition.

    Diet and nutrition are a complex issue encompassing numerous factors. How one person responds to a certain food can vary greatly to another, even with closely related individuals.

    Tim’s study with identical twins really illustrates this point perfectly and sheds some light on factors that affect our health and how we respond to foods.

    In previous interviews we talked about the importance the microbiome has on various aspects of our health. Today, we talk more about what the twin studies have shown and why we should be moving away from generalised advice and focus on personalised nutrition.

    If you know someone who is interested in learning more about:

    👉What are some of the problems we have in understanding diets 👉Why have the nutritional advice and guidelines we’ve been given failed 👉The importance of the gut microbiome on our nutrition and why it trumps even genetics 👉What other factors influence how we respond to various diets 👉Why how…

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  8. Kim Stanley Robinson’s ‘Ministry for the Future’ — Science and Fiction: Envisioning Climate Action

    10/8/20 In this virtual event, novelist Kim Stanley Robinson will read from and discuss his new novel, The Ministry for the Future, which presents a fundamentally hopeful vision of a near-future world striving to overcome the climate crisis. After his talk, Robinson will join a panel of distinguished Rutgers faculty, including the journalist/activist Naomi Klein, international environmental lawyer Cymie Payne, and environmental humanist Jorge Marcone. The panel, moderated by Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Director and climate scientist Robert Kopp, will discuss the novel and its vision. This event is hosted by the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Rutgers Climate Institute at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt and 2312. In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.

    ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

    Naomi Klein is an award-winning journa…

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  9. WTF with Marc Maron Podcast Episode 533 Dax Shepard

    Episode 533 - Dax Shepard Parenthood star Dax Shepard first caught Marc’s attention as the barely functional simpleton named Frito in Idiocracy. And while he.nnEpisode 517 - Denny Tedesco Denny Tedesco has been on a quest to tell a story for 18 years. His father, Tommy Tedesco, was a member of The Wrecking Crew, a g.nnEpisode 533 - Dax Shepard Parenthood star Dax Shepard first caught Marc’s attention as the barely functional simpleton named Frito in Idiocracy. And while he.nnWTF with Marc Maron Podcast Episode 533 Dax Shepard.nn

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