Excitement about CRISPR gene editing has already reached a fever pitch, but what the hell is it? Radiolab provides the best and more approachable summary of what CRISPR is and why it could impact everything from designer babies to making Jurassic Park a reality (seriously). Hope you like’em!Read More
Rhonda speaks with Dr. Pierre Capel, professor of experimental immunology who has studied Wim Hof to bring the science to explain his incredible ability to withstand cold and summon his immune system at well. Through this insightful discussion they also cover how the immune system is impacted by stress/meditation and just how dynamic our DNA really is.Read More
Alain de Botton is a not a philosopher’s philosopher. This means that his work is given little consideration inside academia. It also means that he speaks to many, many more people—ordinary people hungry for humanist ideas about living—than his peers. In this podcast “How Philosophy can change your life”, de Botton tells us that he’d always looked to philosophy as a discipline that “has wise things to say about everyday worries…. Philosophy promised something that might sound a little naïve, but was in fact rather profound: A way to learn to be happy.” I’m still not sure if this sounds more naïve or profound, but de Botton’s thoughts, concern thinkers who surely knew the difference.Read More
Dubner speaks with Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats fame. Kenji makes Alton Brown’s approach to food look childish. This is a wonderful show chock full of great cooking tips for delicious foods (as well as ways to simply eat healthier from some of the other guests). If you’re into cooking or being healthier, you’ll enjoy this one.Read More
New to Podcastnotes, Bulletproof Podcast. Our first set of notes digs into the microbiome, gut health, and fermentation.
Summer Bock is a Master Fermentationist who guides people to experience a deeper level of healing. Her mission is to radically improve people’s health while empowering them to revolutionize the local food system using delicious, local and healthy food. A skilled herbalist with a background in microbiology, she is certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University. Summer has created an avid following with her signature programs The Probiotic Power Cleanse, Gut Rebuilding, and the yearlong Fermentationist Certification Program. Here is a chapter out of Summer’s book, Gut Rebuilding.Read More
I couldn’t help but get out some notes on the immensely intriguing Wim Hof (aka the Ice Man). He’s recently been on not just the FoundMyFitness podcast, but also the Tim Ferris Show and Joe Rogan Experience. He was also the subject of a VICE Documentary with over 1 million views to date.
It’s so easy to try out his deep breathing technique and see how many push-ups you can do or how long you can hold your breath after wards. It’s pretty amazing, I’ve tried it.Read More
Rhonda discusses some of the mechanisms by which chronic stress (and rumination) affect the brain and brain aging, the gut and inflammation, the immune system, and biological aging through acceleration of telomere shortening. She talks about how meditation can buffer these negative effects of stress and improve cognitive performance, brain aging and b iological aging in general.Read More
Tim shares his 5 daily rituals for winning the day and why. Short Version: Make your bed, meditate, hang, drink tea and journal.Read More
Learn more than you ever knew possible about chiles. Did you know all Bell Peppers are the same pepper, but the red ones just take longer to mature (and have 10X the betacarotene).Read More
Brett speaks with Dr. Leonard Sax on the damage our society/schools may be doing by pretending there is no difference between boys and girls. By ignoring them we risk making gender stereotypes worse.Read More