Made You Think

Made You Think is a podcast by Nat Eliason and Neil Soni where the hosts and their guests examine ideas that, as the name suggests, make you think. Episodes will explore books, essays, podcasts, and anything else that warrants further discussion, teaches something useful, or at the very least, exercises our brain muscles.

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episode 61: 61: Infinite Discussions. The most Credible and Incredible Theories behind Infinite Jest


Infinite Jest is a book meant to be an actively read –it’s meant to take a certain amount of work to finish it and try to figure out what’s going on. While David Foster Wallace, the author, spends words and words in beautiful descriptions, he...


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 2019-05-21  51m
 
 

episode 60: 60: What the f**k is water? Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


“This wise old whiskery fish swims up to three young fish and goes, 'Morning, boys, how's the water?' and swims away; and the three young fish watch him swim away and look at each other and go, 'What the fuck is water?' and swim away.” In this...


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 2019-05-07  1h42m
 
 

59: Eternal Human Psychology: The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene


Let us call the collection of these forces that push and pull at us from deep within human nature. Human nature stems from the particular wiring of our brains, the configuration of our nervous system and the way we humans process emotions, all of...


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 2019-04-23  1h43m
 
 

episode 58: 58: Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna


If psychedelics are one thing we can all agree on, is that it will make a lot of people happy. There's a lot of people who could use a heavy dose of psychedelics to stop being angry. There's something about stepping outside of yourself and even up the...


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 2019-01-31  1h7m
 
 

episode 57: 57: Update Episode January 2019


Hi guys, this is an update episode. After end of the year hiatus we are looking back to read more books! But... we need your feedback.  Listen to this episode and let us know what's your preferred podcast format. Tweet Nat at @nateliason or reply...


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 2019-01-18  4m
 
 

episode 56: 56: What Is It Like To Be A Bat by Thomas Nagel


“A Martian scientist with no understanding of visual perception could understand the rainbow, or lightning, or clouds as physical phenomena,  though he would never be able to understand the human concepts of rainbow, lighting, or cloud, or the...


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 2018-09-25  1h1m
 
 

episode 55: 55: The Qur'an


The truly good are those who believe in God and the Last Day, in the angels, the Scripture, and the prophets; who give away some of their wealth, however much they cherish it, to their relatives, to orphans, the needy, travellers and beggars, and to...


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 2018-09-18  1h54m
 
 

episode 54: 54: Never Forget Anything. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer


Dom DeLuise, celebrity fat man (and five of clubs), has been implicated in the following unseemly acts in my mind’s eye: He has hocked a fat globule of spittle (nine of clubs) on Albert Einstein’s thick white mane (three of diamonds) and delivered...


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 2018-09-11  1h23m
 
 

episode 53: 53: The Devil is in The Data: How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff


“When you hear a statistic say that the average American brushes their teeth 1.02 times a day, ask yourself how could they have figured it out? Does it make sense that it could have been researched effectively? In this case they would have had to...


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 2018-09-04  1h38m
 
 

52: Privilege is Being Understood. The Tower - Hotel Concierge


"Not long ago kids would argue over which console was better now teenagers whisper cuckold and Nazi like it's considered good manners. We are in the midst of a profound rearrangement of what traits are to be incentivized and rewarded, driven by some 7...


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 2018-08-28  1h48m