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(EF12) S1-E10: Wired to Fail Leveling Up in the Game of Life The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF12) S1-E10: Wired to Fail: Leveling Up in the Game of Life (Season One, Episode Ten)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Failing in a video game usually leads to a desire to overcome the obstacle the next time. So why do we so often live our lives desiring a comfortable bubble where we hand the controller to someone else? Because aren’t these failures what most define us anyway? More...
(EF11) S1-E9: When the Lights Go Out The Blinding Light of an Artificial Future The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF11) S1-E9: When the Lights Go Out: The Blinding Light of an Artificial Future (Season One, Episode Nine)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD AI may soon make humans seem as inferior as a regular light bulb is to the sun. Will this progress end with AI stripped of emotional baggage? Or might AI help evolve creativity and emotions even further to shine even brighter light into the human experience? More...
(EF10) S1-E8: The Road to Happiness is Inked in Suffering The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF10) S1-E8: The Road to Happiness is Inked in Suffering (Season One, Episode Eight)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Even though today’s world is obsessed with happiness, many measures would indicate it’s attainment is on the decline. What if happiness isn’t a lovely, attainable destination, but instead, a journey of learning to embrace day-to-day suffering? And does happiness define the good anyway? More...
(EF9) S1-E7: I Feel Therefore I am Capsized on the River Emotion The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF9) S1-E7: I Feel Therefore I am: Capsized by the River Emotion (Season One, Episode Seven)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Emotions often make life harder; but without them, life would be as bland as rafting in a baby pool. But what if you could control the unpredictable emotional current? Would this mindset help you to be rational even in the undertow of heavy emotions? More...
(EF8) S1-E6: Without a Compass All Who Sail the Seas of Identity Are Not Lost The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF8) S1-E6: Without a Compass: All Who Sail the Seas of Identity Are Not Lost (Season One, Episode Six)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD The ship that is our identity never floats on the same water twice. But if you could upgrade yours with a compass telling you exactly how to navigate life’s rough emotional waters, would you be better off? And would this help you better understand who you are? More...
(EF7) S1-E5: Sleight of Mind The Black Magic of Rhetoric The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF7) S1-E5: Sleight of Mind: The Black Magic of Rhetoric (Season One, Episode Five)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Evolution gifted humans with minds able to create complex abstractions like language. But what if this ability is manipulated to hold power over others like a spell cast with black magic? And can we trust reason and our ability to protect ourselves? More...
(EF6) S1-E4: Information Mainlining and the Folly of Modern Wisdom The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF6) S1-E4: Information Mainlining and the Folly of Modern Wisdom (Season One, Episode Four)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Often we look outside for answers that reside within us. In a world of self-inflicted distractions, is unlimited access to information a cure or an addiction? And is the definition of wisdom changing now that endless knowledge is virtually free? More...
(EF5) S1-E3: The Truth is Clay in the Hands of a Sculptor (Season One, Episode Three)

(EF5) S1-E3: The Truth is Clay in the Hands of a Sculptor (Season One, Episode Three)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Facts are like soft clay in the social media age and the most skilled sculptors seem to reshape them to their needs. But would the world be a better place if lying were illegal and a severely punishable offense? And what is the truth anyway? More...
(EF4) S1-E2: The Decapitation of Reason: A Skeptic’s Guide (Season One, Episode Two)

(EF4) S1-E2: The Decapitation of Reason: A Skeptic’s Guide (Season One, Episode Two)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD We rarely have a chance to change the world. If you could prove something fundamental about the human experience, but it came at an enormous cost, would you have the guts? And what if you proved humanity can’t really know anything? More...
(EF3) S1-E1: All Aboard the Experience Machine: Destination…Unknown (Season One, Episode One)

(EF3) S1-E1: All Aboard the Experience Machine: Destination…Unknown (Season One, Episode One)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD The journey to living a meaningful life can feel hopeless, like riding a train through the wilderness at night. But if there was an autopilot track that guaranteed a happy life, would you take it? Would this solve the nagging “What am I supposed to do” riddle? More...
(EF2) Intro: Life is a Near Death Experience Welcome to The EFP

(EF2) Intro: Life is a Near Death Experience (Welcome to the Evolve Faster Podcast)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD George Carlin joked that life is a near-death experience. But what if this clever wit is actually concealing the meaning of life itself? And if you could access this truth using some tricks to completely reset your mind, life and soul, would you have the guts to do it? More...
(EF1) Trailer: The Evolve Faster Podcast Trailer Extended Version The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely

(EF1) Trailer: The Evolve Faster Podcast Trailer (Extended Edition)

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Life can feel like a roller coaster you didn’t choose to ride. Being alive is a short and amazing adventure. But it can also be really hard to know how to live, how to be happy and now not to hide from that mother of all existential questions...What in the hell am I supposed to do? More...