Made You Think: Latest Podcast Episodes, Show Notes, and More

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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Latest Episodes & Show Notes

66: Making the Navalmanack: Interview with Eric Jorgenson

65: Seek Wealth, Not Money or Status. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

64: The Universal Currency: Energy and Civilization by Vaclav Smil

63: The Universal Laws of Growth. Scale by Geoffrey West

62: We’re Back! A Catchup Episode Full of Tangents

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

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

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

58: Psychedelics and Self-Discovery: Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

57: Update Episode (January 2019)

56: The Mind-Body Consciousness Problem. What Is It Like to Be a Bat? by Thomas Nagel

55: The Qur’an

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

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

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

51: The War on Weed: Smoke Signals by Martin A. Lee

50: Your Fate Belongs to You. The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

49: The Power of Serendipity. Happy Accidents by Morton A Meyers

48: UBI Q&A. A Conversation with Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

47: Free Money for All. The War On Normal People By Andrew Yang

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

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

44: Virtue is a Habit. The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

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

42: Yeezus Walks. The College Dropout by Kanye West

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

40: Slaughterhouse Capitalism. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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

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

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

36: Flow, Happiness, Power, Future of Work, and More: Listeners Q&A #1

35: When Man Becomes God: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

34: Money, Power, and God: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari – Part II

33: An Animal of No Significance: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari – Part I

32: Where Does Power Come From? Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault

31: The Riddle of the Gun by Sam Harris

30: Only Those Who Do Should Talk: Skin In The Game by Nassim Taleb

29: Habits of a Genius. Daily Rituals by Mason Currey

28: Bring the Crowbar. Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System by Donella Meadows

27: How to Buy Fake Science: Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Cornway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16: Reach Your Peak Performance by Letting Go: The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey

15: Principles for Getting What You Want Out of Life: Principles by Ray Dalio

14: A Simple Theory to Never Stop Improving: The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldratt

13: How to Think Like Elon Musk

12: Intelligence, Art, Music, and Life are a Strange Loop: Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

11: This Podcast Will Save Your Life: Emergency by Neil Strauss

10: What You Don’t Know about Buddhism: The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

9: All Limitations are Self-Limitations: Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse

8: Get Off the Cocaine Pellet Dispenser: Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

7: A Crash Course in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cryptocurrency

6: Stop Working so Much: In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell

5: The Death of Nation-States and Radical Self-Ownership: The Sovereign Individual

4: Finding Your Bliss through Ancient Mythology: The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

3: Timeless Strategies to Achieving Mastery: Mastery by Robert Greene

2: Ancient Wisdom for a Better Life: Letters from a Stoic by Seneca

1: Turning Chaos to Your Advantage: Antifragile by Nassim Taleb