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Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:16:44 volume 2015 Quantified Self Conference & Expo iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS Hey there, Performance Hackers! Our friends at Quantified Self are putting on an exposition on the San Francisco waterfront on June 20th — and Jesse …

How would you feel if Pfizer or Dow Chemicals or Merck invented a substance that could chill out the police a bit?  Not impair them functionally, but change their minds, maybe change the way they see the world…  And reduce their impulse toward violence.

Overdose Editions are bonus episodes for those of you who like Smart Drug Smarts enough to carry it around in your pocket, and allocate some precious icon-space on your smart phone screen.

Alexander was an amazing guy who truncated his own epoch-making career for the love of one too many tankards of unwatered Grecian wine. If the author’s propositions are correct – and he paints a darned compelling picture – isn’t it worth considering the moral of the life of one of the most venerated humans in all world history?

A few of us are now making major life decisions on the assumption that the Circle of Life, long coiled like a packed spring, is about to warp out at the end, arcing off into uncharted territory.

In honor of International Brain Awareness Week, spread the word about the importance of brain donation in the fight against neurological disease.

If inconveniencing myself in a painful-but-not-overtly-dangerous way can, very possibly, keep me from dying from something that a whopping proportion of the population dies of, that’s pretty great.

What’s This Fasting Business All About? A couple of months ago, Dr. Thomas Seyfried – the author of Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer – came on the show to speak to us about metabolic fasting as a means of cancer therapy – and (possibly) prevention. For the …

“How can we prevent attacks by Islamic extremists on journalists?” is legitimate question. But legitimate in the same way that swatting a mosquito is a legitimate reflex, but of little result if you built your house in a subtropical swamp.

We don’t let blind people drive cars. Or people who are bad at math program missile guidance systems. If we did, it’d be “interesting” to see what happened. But interesting in the “consequential, and most likely disastrous” sense. One that few of us would opt for. Luckily, we’ve each got a little internal critic – …

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