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Hailed by The Boston Globe as “a gem,” The Ruby Sunrise begins when a 1920s tomboy feverishly works to develop her latest invention—a little something called “television.” Twenty-five years later, her daughter will stop at nothing to bring her mother’s incredible story to life during TV’s Golden Age. But will it get the truth it deserves? The Ruby …
 
Hailed by The Boston Globe as “a gem,” The Ruby Sunrise begins when a 1920s tomboy feverishly works to develop her latest invention—a little something called “television.” Twenty-five years later, her daughter will stop at nothing to bring her mother’s incredible story to life during TV’s Golden Age. But will it get the truth it deserves? The Ruby …
 
Seth Godin is the author of 20 bestselling books, founder of altMBA, the Akimbo podcast and runs one of the most popular blogs in the world. Seth and Shane chat about creative work, fear, shame, trusting yourself, what it means to be a professional, how to become an observer of reality, emotional labor, how we learn and so much more. Go Premium: Me…
 
Bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable, Nir Eyal was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” In this episode, Shane and Nir discuss regaining control of our attention from technology, how to get more done in less time, controlling the things you have agency over and so much more. Go Premium: Me…
 
Loch Kelly is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. Shane and Loch do a deep dive into mindfulness, consciousness, how to not let your emotions take over, ways to access your hidden awareness, debugging your mind and so much more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, …
 
Tooth and Claw author Michael Hollinger tells us about what inspired him to write the play. Tooth and Claw is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.…
 
In an emotional ecosystem as complex as that of our planet, is life nothing more than survival of the fittest? Michael Hollinger based his probing work on the real-life giant tortoise named ‘Lonesome George’, and the efforts to preserve his species that threatened the livelihood of the native fishermen on the Galàpagos Islands. Tooth and Claw is pa…
 
In an emotional ecosystem as complex as that of our planet, is life nothing more than survival of the fittest? Michael Hollinger based his probing work on the real-life giant tortoise named ‘Lonesome George’, and the efforts to preserve his species that threatened the livelihood of the native fishermen on the Galàpagos Islands. Tooth and Claw is pa…
 
Sendhil Mullainathan is the Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the author of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. Sendhil reflects on lessons he learned from his father, how creativity is the marrying of ideation and filtration, direct versus associative memory, what w…
 
Jane McGonigal is a PhD Game Designer who advocates for the use of video games to help people learn skills that transfer to the real world, heal physical problems like concussions and improve attitudes and self-esteem in children. Shane and Jane discuss how video games help with decision making, post-traumatic growth as well as how much is too much…
 
An enigmatic young woman. A manipulative sister. Their brilliant father. An unexpected suitor. One life-altering question. The search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof is the perplexing problem in David Auburn’s dynamic play. Proof won both a Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Proof is part of L.A. Theatre…
 
An enigmatic young woman. A manipulative sister. Their brilliant father. An unexpected suitor. One life-altering question. The search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof is the perplexing problem in David Auburn’s dynamic play. Proof won both a Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Proof is part of L.A. Theatre…
 
Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress, the open platform that runs most of the sites you visit and the CEO of Automattic. In this episode Matt and Shane discuss distributed work, the 5 levels of autonomous organizations, decision making, running an organization with more than 1300 people, integrating acquisitions and so much more. Go Premiu…
 
For over a decade, Kris Cordle worked directly with the CEOs at Yahoo, Twitter, and Slack. She joined Twitter and Slack early and helped them scale into public companies. Most recently she was Chief of Staff at Slack but left to launch Devenu Collaborations, helping rapid-growth CEOs scale. Kris and Shane discuss life in a religious cult, automatic…
 
Sahil Lavingia is the founder and CEO of Gumroad, an online marketplace for creators. In this conversation Sahil and Shane cover building a billion dollar business, the most critical skills for success, how he hires, his worst mistake, the patterns of success and failure and so much more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand…
 
The former Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Roger Martin is one of the top management thinkering in the world. You’ll walk away from this conversation a better leader and decision maker as he discusses patterns of good leadership, the hardest skill to transfer when decision making, self-sabotage, overcoming fear…
 
The founder and co-head of the Leadership Practice at CRA and the Admired Leadership Institute, Randall Stutman is an incredible executive coach with an impressive roster of clients. You’ll walk away from this episode with some tools to put into practice to make you a better leader, partner and parent as Randall discusses the behavioral versus psyc…
 
Managing Director of Mistral Venture Partners Code Cubitt has an interesting origin story. After being kicked out of University twice he still managed to graduate and quickly climbed the ranks for several prominent companies before striking out on his own. Hear how he evaluates founders, his decision making process, common mistakes companies make a…
 
The Founder and CEO of Social Capital Chamath Palihapitiya sits down with Shane Parrish to chat about what it means to be an observer of the present, how to think in first principles, the psychology of successful investing, his thoughts on the best public company CEO’s and much more. Subscribe to TKP Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episo…
 
The Founder and CEO of Field Effect Security, Matthew Holland, is one of the world’s leading authorities in cyber security. He explains exploits, hacking and defending while providing insight on the mind of the attacker, Huawei, Snowden and what you should be asking your cyber security vendor. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, …
 
Listen to our conversation about End Days with Robert John Russell, founder and Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. This piece is part of LATW's Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.…
 
In Deborah Zoe Laufer’s End Days, a suburban family is undergoing a spiritual crisis following the September 11th attacks. Sylvia Stein has turned to Christianity to save her disaffected husband Arthur and her rebellious teenage daughter Rachel. And as Sylvia races around preparing for the Rapture, Rachel is learning that there are more things in H…
 
In Deborah Zoe Laufer’s End Days, a suburban family is undergoing a spiritual crisis following the September 11th attacks. Sylvia Stein has turned to Christianity to save her disaffected husband Arthur and her rebellious teenage daughter Rachel. And as Sylvia races around preparing for the Rapture, Rachel is learning that there are more things in H…
 
David Schwimmer stars in Andrew White’s poignant and disturbing play about the infamous murder of three civil rights workers―James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner―in Mississippi in 1964. Originally produced by the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. Directed by Andrew White Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg Lee Arenberg…
 
Neuroscientist, psychologist and author, Lisa Feldman Barrett discusses the complexities of the brain, our emotions, improving ourselves and our relationship with others, making good decisions and giving yourself an existential break. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-pro…
 
Author and co-founder of the Enneagram Institute, Russ Hudson, explains how the Enneagram was developed, how it helps us grow personally and with others, the nine interconnected personality types and what it means to be present. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-p…
 
The threat of a "radical leftist agenda" is nothing new in American politics; in the McCarthy-era 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the communist influence in the entertainment industry. Based on the hearings' original transcripts, playwright Eric Bentley and a distinguished cast bring to life one of America's mo…
 
The threat of a "radical leftist agenda" is nothing new in American politics; in the McCarthy-era 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the communist influence in the entertainment industry. Based on the hearings' original transcripts, playwright Eric Bentley and a distinguished cast bring to life one of America's mo…
 
8x Olympic medalist and short-track speed skating legend, Apolo Ohno chats about his origin story, recovering from multiple failures, mental training, confidence and leaving it all of the ice. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/…
 
Professional poker player, psychologist and author of two New York Times best-sellers, Maria Konnikova discusses her mentors, making decisions in environments of uncertainty, the importance of reflection, cooling down your emotions and Sherlock Holmes. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.…
 
Musician, speaker, writer and entrepreneur, Derek Sivers chats about creating and running CD Baby, reading, mental models, living a meaningful life and that biggest mistake he’s ever made. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/…
 
Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated writer and director Eric Simonson explores the most famous archeological hoax in history. Alternating between 1914 and 1953, journalists and scientists set out to uncover who planted the Piltdown Man skull. Everyone’s a suspect, including legendary Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally produced a…
 
Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated writer and director Eric Simonson explores the most famous archeological hoax in history. Alternating between 1914 and 1953, journalists and scientists set out to uncover who planted the Piltdown Man skull. Everyone’s a suspect, including legendary Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally produced a…
 
Mathematician and author of Hello World and The Mathematics of Love, Hannah Fry discusses the role of maths in society, the dating world and we explore what it means to be human in the age of algorithms. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/…
 
In Lydia Diamond’s powerful comedy-drama, sensitive ‘Spoon’ LeVay and his brother, Flip, see their weekend at the family home on Martha’s Vineyard as a perfect opportunity to introduce their girlfriends to their upper class African-American parents. Instead, they stumble into a domestic powder keg that exposes secrets of prejudice, hypocrisy, and a…
 
In Lydia Diamond’s powerful comedy-drama, sensitive ‘Spoon’ LeVay and his brother, Flip, see their weekend at the family home on Martha’s Vineyard as a perfect opportunity to introduce their girlfriends to their upper class African-American parents. Instead, they stumble into a domestic powder keg that exposes secrets of prejudice, hypocrisy, and a…
 
In a white fur coat, Dinah Washington sits on her luggage outside a Las Vegas hotel. It’s 1959—the legendary star can’t enter the hotel without a white escort. So in her inimitable style, she takes a long pull from her flask and starts kicking up a fuss. Yvette Freeman reprises her OBIE Award-winning performance in this passionate play by Oliver Go…
 
In a white fur coat, Dinah Washington sits on her luggage outside a Las Vegas hotel. It’s 1959—the legendary star can’t enter the hotel without a white escort. So in her inimitable style, she takes a long pull from her flask and starts kicking up a fuss. Yvette Freeman reprises her OBIE Award-winning performance in this passionate play by Oliver Go…
 
Best-selling author of The Smartest Guys in the Room and All the Devils are here, Bethany McLean, discusses how to write a story, the behaviors of CEO’s, visionaries and fraudsters and so much more. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/…
 
A crumbling convent school is on the verge of insolvency, when a young postulant begins to display strange heavenly powers. And when a dashing film executive arrives to buy the rights to her story, the Reverend Mother refuses to put profits over prayer. The Divine Sister by Charles Busch. Directed by Carl Andress. Producing Director Susan Albert Lo…
 
A crumbling convent school is on the verge of insolvency, when a young postulant begins to display strange heavenly powers. And when a dashing film executive arrives to buy the rights to her story, the Reverend Mother refuses to put profits over prayer. The Divine Sister by Charles Busch. Directed by Carl Andress. Producing Director Susan Albert Lo…
 
In a more conversational episode than our last discussion (ep. 43), Jennifer Garvey Berger opens up about coping in these uncertain times, and how we’re feeling about the current changing world that has become the new normal. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-prem…
 
It’s London, 1879, and the hapless members of the Explorers Club must confront their most lethal threat yet: the admission of a woman into their hermetically-sealed ranks. But the intrepid Phyllida Spotte-Hume turns out to be the least of their troubles, in this hilarious farce starring members of the original Broadway cast. The Explorers Club by N…
 
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