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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h35m. Bisher sind 67 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 9 hours 33 minutes


episode 46: 46: To Die Rich is to Die Disgraced. The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie

“Of every thousand dollars spent in so-called charity today, it is probable that $950 is unwisely spent, so spent indeed as to produce the very evils which it proposes to mitigate or cure.” In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and Nat discuss ...


 2018-07-17  1h18m

episode 45: 45: More Knowledge, More Problems. The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

“It is inevitable that we face problems but no particular problem is inevitable we survive and thrive by solving each problem as it comes up, and since the human ability to transform nature is limited only by the laws of physics none of the endless...


 2018-07-10  2h6m

episode 44: 44: Virtue is a Habit. The Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle

"Now happiness, more than anything else, seems complete without qualification. For we always choose it because of itself, never because of something else." In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and Nat discuss The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle....


 2018-07-03  1h42m

episode 43: 43: Recap Time #2! Our Favorite Lessons from Episodes 22-42

Our second recap! In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and Nat revisit the previous books and topics discussed on the podcast. We delve into the most useful lessons that we’ve learned so far. It's perfect for newer listeners to catch up with the...


 2018-06-26  1h49m

episode 42: 42: Yeezus Walks. The College Dropout by Kanye West

NEW: Support us via Patreon at to get bonus material, exclusive hangouts, episode discussions, and more! This is a special one! In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and I discuss a music album, The College Dropout...


 2018-06-19  1h44m

episode 41: 41: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life. The Elephant in the Brain by Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson

We, human beings, are a species that’s not only capable of acting on hidden motives—we’re designed to do it. Our brains are built to act in our self-interest while at the same time trying hard not to appear selfish in front of other people. And...


 2018-06-12  2h9m

episode 40: 40: Slaughterhouse Capitalism. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Jurgis, too, had heard of America. That was a country where, they said, a man might earn three roubles a day; and Jurgis figured what three roubles a day would mean, with prices as they were where he lived, and decided forthwith that he would go to...


 2018-06-05  2h6m

episode 39: 39: Ground, Water, Fire, Wind, Void. The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

"When I reached thirty I looked back on my past. The previous victories were not due to my having mastered strategy. Perhaps it was natural ability, or the order of heaven, or that other schools’ strategy was inferior. After that I studied morning...


 2018-05-29  1h19m

episode 38: 38: Who is John Galt? Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

“If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater...


 2018-05-22  1h35m

episode 37: 37: Turn Off Your Notifications: Solitude and Leadership by William Deresiewicz

Solitude is what you have the least of here, especially as plebes. You don’t even have privacy, the opportunity simply to be physically alone, never mind solitude, the ability to be alone with your thoughts. And yet I submit to you that solitude is...


 2018-05-15  1h4m