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  1. Neil De Grasse Tyson: Bringing Space to Everybody — David Perell

    Neil De Grasse Tyson has served as Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1996. He discovered his love for the universe at an early age when he visited the Hayden Planetarium, less than 100 yards from where we recorded this interview. You may know him as the modern version of Carl Sagan or seen Cosmos, his Netflix show where he takes viewers on a journey across the universe. Or maybe you know him from Startalk, where he brings on popular guests including former US Presidents, astronauts, comedians and athletes from outside the scientific realm to show how culturally pervasive and entertaining science can be. In this episode we talk about his new book, his career trajectory, role models, how he thinks about education, and the intersection of pop culture and science.Astrophysics for People in a HurryPlease leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one


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  2. James Allworth: You Are Your Own Best Teacher — David Perell

    My Favorite Part of the Podcast:David: Can you elaborate on the life lessons you gained from swimming?James: "Swimming is a hard sport, but it taught me the importance of working hard at a very young age. There is a direct relationship between hard work and outcome. Now, that's not to say there's not always luck involved, and I feel like, particularly in the United States, people consistently underestimate how important luck is in terms of getting to outcomes. But you don't have any control over that. The things you have control over is how much work you put in and when you don't do the hard work, you're only cheating yourself. Sports and swimming taught me that lesson."David: What are the day-to-day rituals that have brought you to where you are today?James: I think of life like a holiday. The aim of a holiday is not to get to the end, but the way that many people live life is so much about getting to the end. I have to get on the plane, I have to get there, and then I have to get back. Then they check the box. That's not a great holiday. In the same way it's not how you have a great holiday and it's not how you have a great life. Many people see life as a series of checklists that will make them happy. I'm not saying that you don't have to do the hard work. You do. You're going to have to shovel poop sometimes. Just the way life works. But at the same time, you want to find out the kind of hard work and pain you enjoy because this is what you've got. The aim of life is not to get to the end. It's to enjoy it. This is the trap of ambitious people. Be conscious of it. In terms of daily habits, I think the things that's made an enormous difference, and there's tons of research to back it up, is the amount that I exercise. I am fastidious about getting in a workout. And not just walking on a treadmill. I go and sweat! Even if it's just 20 minutes and you get your heart rate up. This idea that the human body was just designed to sit behind a desk all day is so wrong, it does so much damage to us, and it prevents us from thinking well. The return on investment I get from the hour and a half or two hours a day spent exercising is infinite. It's the best time I spend all day. I sleep better. I think better. And I am a better person to be around. 


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