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COVID-19

#98 – Peter Attia, M.D. and Paul Grewal, M.D.: Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ

“I don’t remember what the ‘wake-up’ was but I realized this (COVID-19) was not going to be contained and this was absolutely coming to the United States and what I was reading, and believing, was that we were not going to be very well prepared… ”  —Peter Attia, M.D.

COVID-19

#97 – Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.: COVID-19: transmissibility, vaccines, risk reduction, and treatment

“The next two weeks will be the critical period where we may start to see this reach a peak.”  —Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Mental models

#96 – David Epstein: How a range of experience leads to better performance in a highly specialized world

“Sometimes the things you can do to cause the most rapid appearance of short-term progress can undermine long-term development.” — David Epstein

Podcast

#95 – Luke Bennett, M.D.: The emotional, cognitive, and physical demands that make Formula 1 a unique and special sport

“It’s probably equivalent to doing a pretty intense CrossFit circuit for two hours with a maximum of five or 10-second breaks around it, while someone else is doing CrossFit trying to push you out of the way off your equipment, and someone’s in your ear asking you to solve math equations, and there’s 300 million people watching.” — Luke Bennett

Nutritional biochemistry

#94 – Mark Hyman, M.D.: The impact of the food system on our health and the environment

If we were eating what the government actually funded in agricultural supports, we’d be having a giant corn fritter, deep fried in soybean oil. And it’s like, that’s not exactly what we should be eating.” —Mark Hyman

Mental models

#93 – AMA with Jason Fried: Work-life balance, avoiding burnout, defining success, company culture, and more

“Success is not defined by revenue targets or big numbers. It’s defined by, ‘Do I want to go to work tomorrow and do the same thing I did the day before? Am I enjoying this? Do I like the people I’m working with? Am I challenging myself intellectually and creatively?” Those are the things that matter.’” — Jason Fried

Aging

#92 – AMA #12: Strategies for longevity (which don’t require a doctor)

“If you are interested in longevity, if you are interested in playing with your great grandkids, you want to prioritize muscle mass. Never in the history of civilization has a 90 year old said, ‘I wish I had less muscle.’” —Peter Attia

Diseases

#91 – Eric Topol, M.D.: Can AI empower physicians and revolutionize patient care?

“If we lean on machines more. . .we can free up time with patients and we could get the doctor-patient relationship back to where it ought to be.” —Eric Topol, M.D.

Mental health

#90 – Ryan Holiday: Stillness, stoicism, and suffering less

“My goal in my life is to be great at what I do. . . but to have some semblance of a normal life, to not be so lopsided, to not be miserable, to actually like what I’m doing.” — Ryan Holiday

Fasting

#89 – AMA #11: All things fasting

“Truthfully, in humans, we don’t necessarily know exactly what the dose curve looks like for duration of fasting to physiologic output of desired consequence.” —Peter Attia

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