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Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, 2x All-American athlete, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. The School of Greatness shares inspiring interviews from the most successful people on the planet—world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature—to inspire YOU to unlock your inner greatness and live your best life.
 
Join Chris Gronkowski, - NFL player for the Cowboys, Colts, and Broncos and entrepreneur owner of the Ice Shaker protein drink bottle (a Shark Tank winner). Chris and his guests talk about life, entrepreneurial skill and lessons, and what it takes to make it. Let's get Gronk'd UP!
 
Steve Levitt, the iconoclastic University of Chicago economist and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, tracks down other high achievers and asks questions that only he would think to ask. Guests include all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, Harvard psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker, and top literary agent Suzanne Gluck. People I (Mostly) Admire is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
 
I’m Ric Elias, one of the luckiest people you’ll ever meet. I was lucky enough to survive a plane crash - and to share on the TED stage 3 things I learned from that experience. On this show, I'm sharing conversations I feel lucky to have had with athletes, entrepreneurs, and remarkable people. Just like I did on the TED stage, I’ll summarize each conversation with three simple takeaways we all can use to get better every day. It's 2 people. 20 minutes. And 3 things.
 
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In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter and Bob take a deep dive into zone 2 training. They begin with a detailed definition of zone 2 and continue by discussing the importance of adding it to your exercise regimen. They talk about how to program zone 2 training, including intensity, frequency, and duration, and metrics for tracking improvem…
 
“You feel most alive when you have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone.” Today's guest is Rich Roll. At age 40, after years of struggling with drugs, alcohol, and unhealthy living, he dedicated his diet to plants and his body to purposeful action. Today, he is a vegan ultra-endurance athlete and full-time wellness & plant-based nutriti…
 
“There is going to be an explosion of focus on breathing. There used to be. We forgot about it for 40 years and here we are again.” Today's guest is author and journalist James Nestor, who believes that the world has lost the ability to breathe properly and after spending years in laboratories, working with researchers at Stanford, University of Pe…
 
“We accomplish our goals way more often when we have accountability partners.” On today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis takes us through five different ways that we can all benefit from the power of keeping ourselves accountable. For more go to: www.lewishowes.com/1059 Check out Greatness Coaching: www.lewishowes.com/mycoach Mel Robbins: The “Secret” Mind…
 
“Knowledge on its own is not power, you have to apply it.” Today's guest is Rich Diviney, who has more than 20 years of experience as a Navy SEAL Officer, has completed more than 13 overseas deployments, achieved multiple leadership positions and since retirement in early 2017, has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant and is now the aut…
 
Phil Maffetone is an author, health practitioner, and coach with decades of experience helping everyone from amateurs to world-class athletes optimize their health and performance. In this episode, Phil explains the importance of developing the aerobic system, defines maximum aerobic function (MAF), and explains how to determine your MAF heart rate…
 
“Energy is everything and if you can create and find that energy you’re able to do so much!” Today's guest is WNBA star and two time olympic gold medalist, Candace Parker. As a mother and a Black woman, Candace has developed into a bold, insightful and inspiring thought leader who is passionate about the importance of women’s rights, voters’ rights…
 
For many economists — Steve Levitt included — there is perhaps no greater inspiration than Paul Romer, the now-Nobel laureate who at a young age redefined the discipline and has maintained a passion for introducing new ideas to staid debates. Levitt finds out what makes Romer a serial “quitter,” why you can’t manufacture big ideas, and what happene…
 
“If you want a high-performing year then you need high-performing habits.” 2021 is already off to a rocky start and it can be tempting to just give up, but in today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis walks you through the three steps that can set you up for the best year of your life! For more go to: www.lewishowes.com/1056 Check out Greatness Coaching: www.…
 
“The preparation for the day is to remind yourself who you no longer want to be.” Today's guest is Dr. Joe Dispenza. Dr Joe’s interest lies in demystifying the mystical so that people have all the tools within their reach to make measurable changes in their lives. In today’s episode, Lewis and Dr. Joe dive deep into overcoming negative emotions, le…
 
John Ioannidis is a physician, scientist, writer, and a Stanford University professor who studies scientific research itself, a process known as meta-research. In this episode, John discusses his staggering finding that the majority of published research is actually incorrect. Using nutritional epidemiology as the poster child for irreproducible fi…
 
“The universe only gives us what we think we’re worthy of receiving.” Today's guest is Dr. Joe Dispenza. Dr Joe’s interest lies in demystifying the mystical so that people have all the tools within their reach to make measurable changes in their lives. In the past, Lewis and Joe have talked about unlocking the power of the mind and breaking the add…
 
"Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days." With 2021 being a fresh start for all of us, building a successful morning routine is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. In this 5-minute Friday, Lewis gives three changes you can make starting now to make the most of your mornings every singl…
 
“Life without play is not a meaningful life.” On today's special episode of the School of Greatness, Lewis sits down with his business partner and friend, Matt Cesaratto, to reflect on some of their biggest moments, highlights, and lessons in the year 2020. For more go to: www.lewishowes.com/1052 Kevin Hart's Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/956-pod…
 
“Integrity is the distinction between right and wrong.” John Brennan was the director of the CIA from 2013 until 2017, and during that time he was responsible for intelligence collection, analysis, covert action, counterintelligence, and liaison relationships with foreign intelligence services. From 2009 to 2013, John was assistant to the president…
 
She might not be a household name, but Suzanne Gluck is one of the most powerful people in the book industry. Her slush pile is a key entry point to the biggest publishers in the U.S., and the authors she represents have sold more than 100 million books worldwide. Steve Levitt talks with Gluck — his own agent — about negotiating a deal, advising pr…
 
“Whatever your dream is, use it to give your greatest gifts to people who need it and will love it!” With the holiday season upon us, it can be easy to equate gift-giving with something physical. But there are plenty of gifts that you can give someone that costs nothing but your time and effort! On today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis guides us through t…
 
“For every breakdown in your life, there’s a thousand blessings.” For 30 years, Chris has been traveling the world and has led seminars and workshops for over 1 million people teaching them the art of living abundant, extraordinary, and successful lives! Chris Lee is a close friend of Lewis' and has been featured in over 15 episodes of the School o…
 
Consistent patterns of age-based alterations in DNA methylation can be harnessed to estimate age, serving as a sort of "clock," the premise of which is truly remarkable: Predict a person's age (or even lifespan), based on chemical modifications to their DNA that reflect the biological life history of the organism. Dr. Steve Horvath has analyzed lar…
 
Robert Abbott is a six-time Emmy award winner and the director of “The Last Days of Knight,” the behind-the-scenes documentary of legendary coach Bobby Knight, and the events that led to his termination from Indiana University. In this episode, Robert takes us through his investigative journey, which revealed cautionary tales of a winning at all co…
 
“Success is a slow process and so many people drop out of the race because they want it to be overnight.” Today’s guest knows what it takes to stick it out when things get tough and never ceases to raise her work to the next level. Rachel Hollis is a two-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, blogger and podcast host with …
 
“We’re breathing all the time but we rarely pay attention to our breathing.” On today's 5-minute Friday Lewis guides us through three very helpful tips on the power of breathing. For more go to: www.lewishowes.com/1047 Learn more about Greatness Coaching: www.lewishowes.com/coaching Mel Robbins: The “Secret” Mindset Habit to Building Confidence and…
 
On today's podcast, Lewis interviews Physician Dr. Peter Attia. Peter focuses on the applied science of longevity, the extension of human life and overall well-being. Peter trained for five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in general surgery, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including resident of the year. He’s spent the…
 
In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter and Bob talk all about sugar and sugar substitutes and provide a way to think about sugar consumption. The conversation begins by defining the various forms of sugar, delineating between added sugar and naturally occurring sugar, and describing the important variables that determine the potential for m…
 
On today's podcast, Lewis interviews Physician Dr. Peter Attia. Peter focuses on the applied science of longevity, the extension of human life and overall well-being. Peter trained for five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in general surgery, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including resident of the year. He’s spent the…
 
Born in Morocco and raised mostly by a single mother, Moncef Slaoui is now one of the world’s most influential scientists. As the head of Operation Warp Speed — the U.S. government’s Covid-19 vaccine program — Slaoui has overseen the development and distribution of a new vaccine at a pace once deemed impossible. Steve Levitt finds out how the lates…
 
“It only gets better when we lean into the things we’re most scared of.” On today's 5-minute Friday Lewis outlines the three keys to becoming more of yourself more often and why your authenticity is so important for not only your business and relationships, but also for yourself. For more go to: www.lewishowes.com/1044 Mel Robbins: The “Secret” Min…
 
“Stay simple. Stay humble. Change the world.” On today's podcast, Lewis interviews Wim Hof, an extreme dutch athlete nicknamed “The Iceman” by breaking a number of records related to cold exposure including: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, and standing in a container while covered with…
 
Gerald Shulman is a Professor of Medicine, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, and the Director of the Diabetes Research Center at Yale. His pioneering work on the use of advanced technologies to analyze metabolic flux within cells has greatly contributed to the understanding of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. In this episode, Gerald clarifies…
 
“The most important thing in life is meaningful work and meaningful relationships.” Today's guest is billionaire, philanthropist, and author, Ray Dalio. He is the Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates, the fifth most important private company in the US according to Fortune Magazine. He is also the author of …
 
“No matter how crazy this year went for you, we all have the opportunity to finish strong by taking the actions and making the changes we need to make to become our best selves right now!” On today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis guides us through a simple exercise that can help with finishing out the year strong! It can be tempting to meander our way thr…
 
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