Weekly Roundup

487 – In Honor & Memory… We Hear An Air Traffic Controller’s 9/11 Story: How Chris Tucker Saved Lives

“I was just doing my job,” Chris Tucker said. I asked him about 9/11. Chris is a former New York City air traffic controller. He spent the whole day trying to keep…

“I was just doing my job,” Chris Tucker said. I asked him about 9/11. Chris is a former New York City air traffic controller. He spent the whole day trying to keep the passengers of two hijacked planes safe. This episode is his story. Show Notes: Episode Preview – [0:00] I welcome Chris Tucker on […]

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486 – Everything Doctor’s & Hospitals are Afraid to Tell You: Marty Makary on How to Fight Your Medical Bills, Advocate For Yourself & Restore U.S. Healthcare

The last time I went to a doctor was in 1984. I was 16. I’m 51. And I was 18 the last time I had health insurance. I think my deductible was…

The last time I went to a doctor was in 1984. I was 16. I’m 51. And I was 18 the last time I had health insurance. I think my deductible was $20. Or $50. Now healthcare is inflated. People pay $2,000-$10,000 out of pocket. And doctors inflate your bill. They charge you for unnecessary […]

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485 – The State of Big Business: Tyler Cowen’s Calm & Contrarian Economic View

I get nervous a lot. Some books make that worse. Some make it better. Tyler Cowen’s new book makes it better. “It’s calm,” I told him. “That was my goal,” he said,…

I get nervous a lot. Some books make that worse. Some make it better. Tyler Cowen’s new book makes it better. “It’s calm,” I told him. “That was my goal,” he said, “to calmly go through the facts.” Which is helpful. Because it’s the opposite of outrage porn. He’s not fueling the fire. He’s watering […]

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484 – The Best Tool To Unlock Your Creativity: Julia Cameron on “The Artist’s Way”

There’s a science behind why we lose site of who we are. And science behind how to get it back. But I don’t need the science. Science sometimes makes it worse. I’ve…

There’s a science behind why we lose site of who we are. And science behind how to get it back. But I don’t need the science. Science sometimes makes it worse. I’ve had comedians tell me this. I ask them to break down WHY something is funny. They refuse. Because they’ll lose their funny. Some […]

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I’m Easily Manipulated — Are You?

“I won’t love you unless…” “I won’t give you that promotion unless…” The manipulator is never the stranger down the street. It’s your friend, your boss, your romantic partner, your employee, your…

“I won’t love you unless…” “I won’t give you that promotion unless…” The manipulator is never the stranger down the street. It’s your friend, your boss, your romantic partner, your employee, your customer. “I can’t believe you won’t do this one thing for me…” — I have these holes and it’s hard for me to […]

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