The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness Podcast aims to deepen and improve every area of a man's life, from fitness and philosophy, to relationships and productivity. Engaging and edifying interviews with some of the world's most interesting doers and thinkers drop the fluff and filler to glean guests' very best, potentially life-changing, insights.

The Art of Manliness

Mon Dec 04 2023

Increase Your Influence With the Science of Immersion

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This episode explores the science of immersion and how it can be used to create engaging experiences. Dr. Paul Zach discusses his research on the brain signals that indicate immersion and shares insights on storytelling techniques. The importance of creating immersive experiences in various contexts, such as marketing, education, and customer service, is also explored. The episode concludes with tips on engaging audiences and building deeper connections.

The Art of Manliness

Wed Nov 29 2023

Turn Your Anxiety Into a Strength

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This episode explores anxiety as a potential benefit and strength rather than a burden or disorder. It delves into the reasons behind the rising prevalence of anxiety despite living in safe and prosperous times. The episode discusses strategies for changing our relationship with anxiety, managing stress, and breaking free from the anxiety spiral. It also explores how anxiety can be harnessed for positive growth, building resilience, navigating anxiety in relationships, and embracing the limits of humanity. The episode concludes with insights from spiritual traditions and recommended books for managing anxiety.

The Art of Manliness

Mon Nov 27 2023

Counterintuitive Ideas About Marriage, Family, and Kids

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This episode explores the topics of cohabitation, marriage, delayed marriage, fertility decline, the impact of education and social norms, parenting intensity, and the decline in religiosity. It discusses the reasons behind the rise in cohabitation, the effects of delaying marriage on fertility rates, the influence of social norms on life milestones, the cost of raising children, the impact of parenting intensity on well-being, and the decline in religiosity among children. The episode highlights the importance of intentional decision-making in relationships and parenting, as well as the need to address societal factors that contribute to these trends.

The Art of Manliness

Wed Nov 22 2023

The Cues That Make You Charismatic

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This episode explores the power of charisma and nonverbal cues in communication. Charisma is a combination of warmth and competence, and highly charismatic people are able to signal both effectively. Nonverbal cues, such as body language, voice tone, and appearance, play a significant role in conveying charisma. Fronting, nodding, tilting, and other nonverbal cues can enhance warmth and competence signals. The episode also discusses the impact of nonverbal cues in historical events, such as the Nixon-Kennedy debate. Additionally, it covers danger zone cues to watch out for and how to improve vocal presence. Dressing appropriately and using imagery cues are explored as well.

The Art of Manliness

Mon Nov 20 2023

The Japanese Practice That Can Give More Meaning to an American Holiday

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This episode explores the practice of Nikon, a method of self-reflection rooted in Buddhist spirituality. Nikon aims to develop greater self-awareness, gratitude, empathy, and direction. It encourages individuals to shift from a complaint-based life to a life of genuine appreciation. The episode discusses incorporating Nikon reflection into Thanksgiving and highlights the importance of recognizing blessings beyond family and friends. It also explores the healing power of reflection and the impact of everyday objects on our attitude and appreciation for life.

The Art of Manliness

Wed Nov 15 2023

The Leadership Qualities That Will Set You Apart From the Pack

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This episode explores the 12 data-driven habits that distinguish exceptional leaders from others, as discussed in William Van Der Blumen's book "Be the Unicorn". These habits include responsiveness, anticipation, agility, self-awareness, and likeability. The episode also highlights the importance of developing good people skills and creating strong connections.

The Art of Manliness

Mon Nov 13 2023

The Lesser-Known Philosophy of the Iron Age Greeks

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The podcast discusses the intellectual development of the Iron Age Greeks, exploring pre-Socratic philosophy, the relevance of ancient Greek concerns to modern times, and the concept of agency and self. It also delves into the Odyssey, Greek culture's embrace of change and competition, and the ideas of pre-Socratic philosophers like Heraclitus and Parmenides. The episode concludes with insights on cities in the past and the importance of agency in leading a dignified life.

The Art of Manliness

Wed Nov 08 2023

10 Unchanging Ideas for Navigating an Ever-Changing World

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The episode explores the importance of focusing on things that do not change, the fragility of life and unforeseen risks, rising expectations and the happiness paradox, uncertainty and slack in life, creativity and competitive advantage, incentives and trust, quitting while ahead, reading for relevance, success and sacrifice, understanding incentives and boundaries of morality, and dedication, sacrifice, and long-term thinking.

The Art of Manliness

Mon Nov 06 2023

How to Avoid Death by Comfort

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This episode explores the concept of hormesis, which suggests that small doses of stress can improve health and resilience. It covers various stressors like exercise, cold exposure, and heat exposure, as well as their benefits and optimal practices. The importance of movement throughout the day, gut health, fasting, recovery, sleep hygiene, and behavior change through ritual boards are also discussed. The episode concludes with additional insights from the speaker's personal experiences.

The Art of Manliness

Wed Nov 01 2023

The 3 Types of Failure (And How to Learn From Each)

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Failure can be categorized into intelligent failures, basic failures, and complex failures. Risk aversion and psychological safety play a role in avoiding failures. Preventing basic failures involves using checklists and protocols. Complex failures are often the result of multiple factors coming together. Tightly coupled systems and accountability are important in learning from failure. Practices for accountability and growth include owning your role and celebrating good failures.

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