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A Rare In-Person Random Show with Kevin Rose — VR Workouts, I Bonds, Excellent Movies, Recent Books, Lessons from Amy Tan, How to Shape Your Mind, and More

A Rare In-Person Random Show with Kevin Rose — VR Workouts, I Bonds, Excellent Movies, Recent Books, Lessons from Amy Tan, How to Shape Your Mind, and More

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Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show.

In this one, we discuss conspirituality, opening the doors of perception with prescription and meditation, movies we’ve been enjoying, fictional world-building, high-interest I bonds, lessons from Amy Tan, full-body MRI scans, Austin vs. San Francisco, why I refrain from “gotcha” interviews on this show, and much, much more.

Please enjoy!

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Musicor on your favorite podcast platform. You can watch the episode on YouTube here.

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The transcript of this episode can be found here. Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

#622: A Rare In-Person Random Show with Kevin Rose — VR Workouts, I Bonds, Excellent Movies, Recent Books, Lessons from Amy Tan, How to Shape Your Mind, and More

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Want to hear another Random ShowListen to my last conversation with Kevin Rose, in which we discussed stupid frugality, the demonization of masculinity, FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) in the NFT world, the challenges of serving a massive audience on a reasonable budget, how to get a foundational understanding of the way blockchains work, conference anti-mingling tactics, and much more.

#586: The Random Show with Kevin Rose — Current Books, Men’s Groups, Tuna Helper, the Latest in NFTs, Fierce Intimacy, and More

What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.



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  • [05:35] Why we’re recording this in Los Angeles.
  • [09:40] What are we drinking?
  • [12:06] Why I aim for evergreen interviews over gotchas on this show.
  • [21:51] Where Kevin wants me to take this show.
  • [23:35] Scenes: Austin vs. San Francisco.
  • [25:55] I did not start the conspirituality.
  • [32:17] Opening the doors of perception with prescription and meditation.
  • [38:34] Movies we’ve been watching.
  • [50:18] A peek into my world-building, fictional foray.
  • [56:13] Are we too old for podcasting?
  • [57:18] Should you buy I bonds right now? (Reminder: not financial advice!)
  • [59:46] Lessons from Amy Tan.
  • [1:02:27] How we get suckered into paying for services we haven’t used in years.
  • [1:03:30] Fat, bald, and bastardly is no way to go through life, son.
  • [1:05:44] Supernatural fitness: the only thing Kevin likes about VR.
  • [1:07:06] Why you might want to consider getting a full-body MRI scan.
  • [1:11:44] Mind over matter.
  • [1:17:48] What the current state of medicine hints about its future.
  • [1:25:27] Parting thoughts.


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