There’s a lot of junk online and it can be exhausting to sift through it. I understand your pain. My work takes me many places and it’s getting harder and harder to keep my attention deficit in check. Making it worse for me, I’m a next level procrastinator. Especially on deadline, like right now. The web is a sticky place.
Fortunately or unfortunately, I act on impulse. So after a coffee chat with a buddy of mine this afternoon, I thought it would be good to share some of my curated list of interesting and talented interviewers who cover a wide variety of subject. It’s nice to have a familiar place to check out and better still when it’s not stuck on one silo or subject. I have shared a few of my favourites before on Facebook and Twitter, but this collection is for those who prefer to either stay off or take a break from social media. Website roosting is safer. You don’t even have to visit YouTube to watch the links below.
Also, as a disclaimer, sometimes these people will have guests or topics you will find uninteresting and maybe even uncomfortable. Nobody bats 100%. Swing and miss and move on.
That said, here’s one I’m watching instead of writing the history of Tweedsmuir Public School tonight … it’s between Lex Fridman and Chris Voss, a professional negotiator and expert on what makes people tick. I’ve included their own descriptions complete with links to check out their guests and resources used in the discussion. Very handy rabbit holes to follow if you should really be writing a feature on Camp Tillicum with reference to North Bay Rotary Club’s 100th anniversary this year.
Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage and crisis negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Shopify: to get free trial – Indeed: to get $75 credit – InsideTracker: to get 20% off EPISODE LINKS: Chris’s Instagram: Chris’s Twitter: Chris’s Website: Chris’s Masterclass: Never Split the Difference (book): PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: RSS: Full episodes playlist: Clips playlist:
Next is Andrew Huberman, and he’ll drive you crazy with too much really solid information about health science. Straight shooting, balanced, annoyingly smart. And yes, you will think twice about what you consume, how your body functions and basically you’ll regret a lot of life choices … once over that you’ll become more intelligent and get to annoy your friends with reality advice of your own.
In this episode, I discuss our body’s most vital and essential nutrient—water. I explain the structure of water and how it is used by the cells and tissues of our body, how much water we each need to drink and when in order to optimize our mental focus and physical performance; and I include how exercise, humidity, heat, and caffeine affect our hydration needs. I explain how temperature and pH influence water’s physical properties and if there is any scientific basis for drinking so-called “pH water” or “alkalized water” to improve health. I explain how to test your tap water for contaminants (e.g., endocrine disruptors) and the documented problems with fluoride in drinking water. I provide options for filtering drinking water and describe different water types (e.g., reverse osmosis, hydrogen-enriched, electrolyzed reduced, deuterium depleted, etc.). Since the human body is mostly water (55-80% depending on one’s age) and water has essential roles in health, disease and cellular function, everyone ought to benefit from understanding how best to clean our tap water, hydrate effectively and in some cases, adjust the type of water we drink to allow our brain and body to function optimally in regard to health and performance. For recommended water filters, tests and the full show notes, please visit Thank you to our sponsors AG1 (Athletic Greens): LMNT: Thesis: HVMN: InsideTracker: Supplements from Momentous Social & Website Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: TikTok: LinkedIn: Website: Newsletter: Articles Impact of cold exposure on life satisfaction and physical composition of soldiers: Circadian rhythms and the kidney: Endocrine Disruptors in Water and Their Effects on the Reproductive System: Impact of Drinking Water Fluoride on Human Thyroid Hormones: A Case- Control Study: Regulations for calcium, magnesium or hardness in drinking water in the European Union member states: Electrolyzed-Reduced Water: Review I. Molecular Hydrogen Is the Exclusive Agent Responsible for the Therapeutic Effects: Electrolyzed-Reduced Water: Review II: Safety Concerns and Effectiveness as a Source of Hydrogen Water: Hydrogen-rich water reduces inflammatory responses and prevents apoptosis of peripheral blood cells in healthy adults: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial: Other Resources Using Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance: ClearlyFiltered Pitcher: Berkey Filters: Molecular Hydrogen:
I’ll probably just add one more before returning to deadline tasks late on Friday night. Beau of the Fifth Column is one of my daily stops on YouTube, he’s usually got a neat take on American and international politics as well as military sources … yet sees the world through a distinctively left-leaning lens … straight from his southern United States homeland. You can’t judge a book by its cover and he sure can explain things in an interesting and enlightening way. He also does a lot of good charity work down there, one of the good guys with a positive network.
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I hope to add more later when I get a bit of work done, or tomorrow or the next day I am avoiding something and this feels like a better idea. I also hope to receive some tips about your favourite interviewers, podcasters or YouTubers or whatever you want to call them, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Writer, photographer and proud father. My mom’s family is from the Soo with its Algoma Highlands, dad hailed from Cobden in the Ottawa Valley and I spent my teen years in Capreol. Summers were at the beach on the Vermillion River and winters at ‘The Rink.’ Born in East York but Toronto never was my thing. Ever since a kid looking out the window on long trips, I imagined living on the highway in a little house with a big yard and trees growing all around me.