For the third episode of the podcast Ryan and I have our first guest, Megan Nieberding, and we talk about: post graduate anxiety, physics PTSD, exploring the world through travel and temporary living situations, why you should approach life the way you approach travel, Ryan’s crazy story ( 😉 ), the physical need for eye-contact and human touch, why you’re arrogant for wanting to change the world, and a few other topics. At the end of the podcast we give some actionable advice to summarize everything we covered. If you test any of it out, let us know how it worked.
or listen to it on youtube here.
Selected Links from the Episode:
- Megan’s Travel Blog
- Megan’s Youtube Videos
- The Research Poster I made at my REU, also if you scroll down to Observing the Transit of a Binary Star System you can see the project I talked about working with Megan on in the intro
- Rational Flâneur Definition: “Someone who, unlike a tourist, makes a decision opportunistically at every step to revise his schedule (or his destination) so he can imbibe things based on new information obtained. In research and entrepreneurship, being a flâneur is called “looking for optionality.” – Nassim Talib (Antifragile)
- My As a Man Thinketh article, which I now believe is about my “Physics PTSD”
- Emily Berkson’s travel blog
- MeetUp, a way to meet communities in your area with specific interests
- Helping Joe, my favorite podcast
- Susan Pinker on AoM podcast, importance of eye-contact and touch on health
- The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier, Susan Pinker’s book
- The Great Gatsby, which led me to idolize the ambitious solitary man (even though the book is partially a warning against pursuing that lifestyle)
- Tim Ferriss’ article on going from a suicidal college student to Chineese Kickboxing world champion
- Alain de Botton on The Tim Ferriss Show
- Meru the documentary inspiring Ryan right now
- Fight/Fuck II the movie inspiring me right now
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