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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 9 hours 33 minutes


episode 26: 26: Fix Yourself First: 12 Rules for Life by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

 “Order and chaos are the yang and yin of the famous Taoist symbol: two serpents, head to tail. Order is the white, masculine serpent; Chaos, its black, feminine counterpart. The black dot in the white—and the white in the black—indicate...


 2018-02-27  2h39m

25: The Incredible Resilience of Humans: Hiroshima Diary by Michihiko Hachiya

 “I had, of course, heard people say the sky was beautiful, especially those who were as far away as Fuchü and Furuichi. But it was now, for the first time, that I could picture the cloud, sharply defined against a clear blue August sky. It...


 2018-02-20  1h21m

episode 24: 24: Decipher people like the FBI: What Every Body Is Saying by Joe Navarro

  In reality, the way animals, including humans, react to danger occurs in the following order: freeze, flight, fight. If the reaction really were fight or flight, most of us would be bruised, battered, and exhausted much of the time. In this...


 2018-02-13  1h24m

episode 23: 23: Evolution Made this Podcast: Darwin’s Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett

In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and I discuss  Darwin’s Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett (a guy with an amazing beard). In this book Daniel remind us we are not so special as we think, but just an ordered set of material refined by...


 2018-02-06  1h47m

episode 22: 22: Is a Revolution Brewing? Revolt of the Masses by Jose Ortega y Gasset

“We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create. Lord of all things, he is not lord of himself. He feels lost amid his own abundance. With more means at his disposal, more knowledge,...


 2018-01-31  1h26m

21: Recap Time! Our Favorite Lessons from Episodes 1-20

Failures are just opportunities in disguise. In this episode of made you think, Neil and I revisit the previous books and topics discussed on the podcast. We delve into the most useful lessons that we’ve learned so far, and discuss how you, too, can...


 2018-01-24  2h9m

20: Six Ways to Make People Do What You Want: Influence by Robert Cialdini

“It is odd that despite their current widespread use and looming future importance, most of us know very little about our automatic behavior patterns. Perhaps that is so precisely because of the mechanistic, unthinking manner in which they occur....


 2018-01-16  1h56m

19: How Our Mortality Drives Our Lives: The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker

“It’s this denial of death that is our main psychological challenge.” In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and I discuss The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker. It’s a phenomenal book on how our fear of mortality is the core for our...


 2018-01-11  1h27m

18: What Chefs Can Teach You About Productivity: Everything in Its Place by Dan Charnas

Mise-en-place is not a crazy efficiency program. It is really a way of life for people who value themselves, people, eachother, and the planet. In this episode of Made You Think, we’re covering the book Everything in Its Place (originally “Work...


 2018-01-05  1h21m

17: Charlie Munger’s Guide to Better Decisions: The Psychology of Human Misjudgments

I had found that theory was a superpower in helping one get what one wanted, as I had early discovered in school where I had excelled without labor, guided by theory. While many others without mastery of theory, failed, despite monstrous effort. In...


 2017-12-19  1h24m