The Drive with Peter Attia — Rick Johnson

On: The common link in high blood pressure, insulin resistance, T2D, & obesity Episode: 87 Date: January 2020Background: Nephrologist. Key Subjects: Ancient mutation helped us to turn fructose into fat.Allowed us to survive long periods without food.Now, food is abundant,

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Robert Lustig

On: Fructose, processed food, NAFLD, and changing the food system Episode: 14 Date: September 2018Background: endicronologist. Key Subjects: Issues with sugar:Contributes to inflammation, gout, high blood pressure, fatty liver, etc. (see “Fructose and Glucose” write-up).Issues with processed food:It’s not the

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Siddhartha Mukherjee

On:New frontiers in cancer therapy, medicine, and the writing process Episode: 32 Date: December 2018Background: oncologist, researcher, and author of the “The Gene”, “The Laws of Medicine”). Key Subjects: Rules of writings:No long stretches of science without a human element

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Conversations with Tyler — Reid Hoffman

On: Systems, Levers, and Quixotic Quests. Episode: 85 Date: January 2020 Background: Internet entrepreneur (PayPal, LinkedIn), venture capitalist and author. Key Subjects: System thinking and change. Archimedean levers: how to most effectively change the system. Multiple means: ideas, incentives, culture,

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Conversations with Tyler — Slavoj Žižek

On: Stubborn Attachment. Episode: 84 Date: December 2019 Background: Philosopher. Key Subjects: Liberal democratic capitalism is ill equipped to handle major complex challenges. Ecology (climate change), immigration, digital control (mass surveillance, etc.) Unlikely things will be fixed through marginal improvements

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EconTalk — Iain McGilchrist

On: The Divided Brain and the Master and His Emissary. Episode: N/A Date: April 2018 Background: Psychiatrist and author of “The Master and His Emissary”. Key Subjects: Our brain is divided into two different hemispheres because every living thing has

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EconTalk — Gerd Gigerenzer

On: Gut Feelings. Episode: N/A Date: December 2019 Background: Psychologist and author of “Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious”. Key Subjects: Gut feelings or intuitions guide many decisions. Suggestions on how to act that arise rapidly from your unconscious

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Bill Harris

On: Omega-3 fatty acidsEpisode: 83 Date: December 2019 Key Subjects:Phd in human nutrition, expert on omega-3 fatty acids, CEO of OmegaQuantBasics of fatty acid biochemistry (see also “Fatty Acids”).Key markers of omega-3 and -6 typically within fairly narrow range.About 20-30%

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Making Sense — Michael Pollan

On: Freedom from the KnownEpisode: 127 Date: May 2018 Key Subjects: Author of “How to Change Your Mind”.Largely a discussion around the key topics of Pollan’s book:The resurgence of interest in psychedelics, psychedelic therapy and related research.Therapeutic benefits of psychedelics

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Making Sense — Roland Griffiths

On:Psychedelic Science Episode: 177 Date: December 2019 Key Subjects: Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.Discussion of current state of therapeutic and neuro-scientific research into psychedelics.Covers the history and workings of

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