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Nov 29, 2021

Adam Lane Smith is a psychotherapist and an author.

Adam wrote one of the best threads on Twitter which I've seen this year, our first episode on this ended up being an absolute favourite so here we go again with some more uncomfortable psychology insights.

Expect to learn why RedPill alpha gurus are taking advantage...

Nov 27, 2021

Richard Betts MBE is Head of the Climate Impacts strategic area at the MET Office, the lead author on several reports from the IPCC and a Professor at the University of Exeter.

There are few areas of science as contested as the climate. I wanted to speak to someone who has been researching this area for more than 3...

Nov 25, 2021

Paul Bloom is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale University and an author.

People do strange things to feel pleasure. Eating spicy food, having rough sex, watching scary movies. On top of that, they make huge sacrifices to find meaning, like having children or...

Nov 22, 2021

Rory Sutherland is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Advertising and an author.

Transportation is getting quicker. As we reach close to terminal velocity for getting from A to B, behavioural scientists should be looking at how journeys can be made more enjoyable, not quicker. Yet Google Maps and public transport never takes...

Nov 20, 2021

To celebrate 400 episodes on Modern Wisdom, I broke down some of my favourite lessons, insights and quotes from the last 3 and a half years.

Expect to learn why perfectionism is procrastination masquerading as quality control, Seth Godin's best advice for beating imposter syndrome, the biggest lessons I took from...