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The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, at 18 I built an industry leading social media marketing company, and at 27 I resigned as CEO. At 28 I co-founded Flight Story – a marketing and communications company, and thirdweb - a software platform, making it easy to build web3 applications. I then launched private equity fund, Flight Fund, to accelerate the next generation of European unicorns. During this time I decided to launch 'The Diary Of A CEO' podcast with the simple mission of providing an unfiltered journey into the remarkable stories and untold dimensions of the world’s most influential people, experts and thinkers. Thank you for listening. My New Book: IG: LI:


CIA Spy: "Leave The USA Before 2030!", "Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Gut!", "I Held The Nuclear Codes Around My Neck" - Andrew Bustamante
Everyones seen the films, but what does it take to be a real life 007? Andrew Bustamante is a former covert CIA intelligence officer and US Air Force combat veteran. He is the founder of EverydaySpy, an online education platform that teaches real-world international espionage techniques that can be used in everyday life. In this conversation Andrew and Steven discuss topics such as, why spy skills work in the business world, how to manipulate people, the ways to take control of your emotions, and why he’s leaving the US before 2030. (00:00) Intro (02:10) Your Time At The CIA (02:47) What Is The CIA? (03:27) You've Got It Wrong About Spies (06:13) Applying Real Spy Skills To Overcome Any Barrier In Our Lives (07:43) How To Manipulate People (17:45) The Psychological Profile Of A CIA Agent (20:43) I Held The Key To Nuclear Missiles (22:45) It Was A Horrible Job (24:30) Would You Have You Pressed The Nuclear Button? (26:48) The CIA Message That Changed My Life (28:43) The Interview Process For The CIA (32:44) How Did You Feel When You Received That Letter? (35:07) Did The CIA Tell You To Cut Off From Your Social Circle? (35:57) Your Ethnicity Factor To Be Recruited By The CIA (37:16) Do You Have To Change Your Identity? (38:27) How Expensive Is To Train A CIA Agent? (38:34) What's The CIA Training Scheme? (39:17) Do They Show You How To Kill? (40:19) How You Teach The Art Of Lying (43:13) Body Language & Lying (44:59) Demystifying Lying Signs (47:57) How To Tell If Someone Is Lying (49:47) Human Psychology (52:55) The Essence Of Manipulation (54:32) How To Find Someone's Ideology To Manipulate Them (58:45) Have You Changed The Way You Look At The World? (01:02:34) Perception vs Perceptive (01:04:32) Leaning Into Objective vs Subjective Feelings (01:05:58) How To Train Yourself To Apply Rational Objective Perspective (01:08:27) Your Business Success (01:11:34) What Is SADRAT? (01:13:40) Change The Game When Selling Your Products (01:15:46) What Is Espionage? (01:16:41) What Is Our Secret Life? (01:20:49) How To Enter Someone's Secret Life (01:26:06) How To Apply It To Business (01:28:52) Adapting To Change Faster Than Your Opponent (01:31:51) Were There Times Your Life Was At Threat? (01:34:16) Sexpionage, What Is It? (01:36:22) Disguise, Did You Ever Do It? (01:41:17) Do CIA Agents Get Trained To Not Feel Fear & Anxiety? (01:43:56) How Do They Train You To Slow Down Your Emotional Brain? (01:50:11) Your Wife & You Leaving The CIA (01:51:38) America Is Going Through A Hard Period (01:56:58) What's The Advice For Everyone To Make That Change? (01:59:10) How Does Your Identity Stop You From Evolving? (01:59:22) What Is Something You Used To Believe That You No Longer Do? Want to learn more from Andrew? Find your Spy Superpower: Explore Spy School: Join the podcast: Follow Andrew Twitter - Instagram - YouTube - Watch the episodes on Youtube - Follow me: Sponsors: Whoop: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
125:40 04.03.24
Moment 151: Neuroscientist Reveals The 3 Things You Need To Do For A Fulfilling Life: Tali Sharot
In this moment, neuroscientist, Professor Tali Sharot, discusses why happiness is not the most important thing in life, and actually it is just 1 of 3 critical factors for a complete life. Most people think that the meaning of life for humans is to try and find the maximum amount of happiness, however this just factor one. Tali says that the second factor is meaning. Often in your life you do a task not because it will give you happiness but because it gives you a sense of completeness that comes from meaning. Finally, Tali says that we need what is called a ‘psychological rich life’, which is basically a varied life. She says that this diversity in life is absolutely crucial as humans have evolved to have a desire to explore and face uncertainty. Listen to the full episode here - Apple - Spotify - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Tali: You can pre-order Dr. Sharot’s new book, ‘Look Again: The Power of Noticing What was Always There’, here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14:16 01.03.24
The Narcissism Doctor: "1 In 6 People Are Narcissists!", "Are Narcissists Better In Bed?", "Can A Narcissist Change? - Dr. Ramani Durvasula
1 in 6 people are narcissists, so what is a narcissist and how can you spot one? Dr Ramani Durvasula is a clinical psychologist, Professor of Psychology at California State University, and the Founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting. She is also the author of books such as ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist’, and ‘"Don't You Know Who I Am?": How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility’. In this conversation Dr. Ramani and Steven discuss topics such as, whether your partner is a narcissist, the 4 types of narcissist, why up to 50% of famous people are narcissists, and whether narcissists are better in bed. (00:00) Intro (02:08) Why Dedicating Your Life To Studying Narcissism (03:10) The Cost Of Narcissism (06:07) How To Spot A Narcissist (12:27) How To Differentiate An Asshole From A Narcissist (15:19) Can You Cure Narcissism? (16:39) What Gender Tends To Be More Narcissistic (18:24) The Types Of Narcissism (25:07) How Many People Are Narcissists? (27:21) Is Social Media Fuelling More Narcissists (32:09) Where Does Narcissism Come From Genetics Environment (36:06) Narcissism Lives In A Spectrum (37:08) Are Narcissists More Successful (40:12) The Empathic CEOs Are Rare (43:04) Does Money Make You More Narcissistic? (47:03) How Do You Know If You Are A Narcissist (50:19) What People Get Attracted To Narcissist? (53:41) How To Know If My Partner Is A Narcissist (55:32) The Three Rs: How To Know If You're In A Negative Relationship (59:28) Pathological Manipulation (01:00:56) What's Projection? (01:04:20) Can They Take Feedback (01:05:55) Gaslighting, What Is It? (01:10:49) How To Deal With Being Gaslit (01:13:10) Do Narcissists Engage In Domestic Behaviour (01:15:17) What Should I Do If My Boss Is A Narcissist (01:17:31) Can You Get Out From A Narcissistic Person (01:21:32) Can You Be Happy In A Relationship With A Narcissist (01:23:08) What Is The Weak Point Of A Narcissist (01:24:44) Why Don't They Like Authentic People (01:25:51) Famous Narcissists (01:31:55) You Can Come Back From Narcissistic Abuse (01:34:04) Hardest Day Of Your Life You can order Dr Ramani’s most recent book, ‘It's Not You: How to Identify and Heal from NARCISSISTIC People’, here: Follow Dr Ramani Twitter - Instagram - Watch the episodes on Youtube - Follow me: Sponsors: Eightsleep: Uber: Linkedin Ads: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
104:07 29.02.24
The Muscle Growth Doctor: "The Anti-Ageing Cure No One Is Talking About!", "Exercising At Night Is A Terrible Idea!", "Your Grip Strength Predicts Chronic Diseases!" - Andy Galpin
How can grip strength predict if you will get a chronic disease? And why is sleeping with a shut door ruining your sleep? Dr Andy Galpin, PhD, is Professor of Kinesiology (the study of movement) at California State University, Fullerton. He is the Co-Director of the Center for Sport Performance and Founder/Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory. Dr Andy is an Elite Performer Coach & Consultant for NBA All-Stars, World Title athletes, and Olympic medalists. He is also the host of the ‘Perform with Dr. Andy Galpin’ podcast. In this conversation Dr. Andy and Steven discuss topics such as, how grip strength can predict chronic diseases, why you should never exercise at night, the foolproof way to lose weight, and why you need to know your VO2 levels. (00:00) Intro (02:11) Enhancing People's Physical & Cognitive Performance (04:16) Why You Care About Human Performance? (10:39) What's Your Academic Background (11:38) What's the Range of People That Come to You & What Do They Want Fixing? (14:23) What Stops Us from Reaching Our Optimal Performance? (20:53) How Vitamin Deficiencies Affect Our Body (24:37) Why We Don't Get Accurate Results from Blood Tests (28:22) You Need to Understand Why Your Body Markers Are Down (32:25) Why People Struggle to Sleep (37:23) How to Improve Your Sleep (42:59) Is 8h the Optimal Sleep Time? (48:34) The Misconceptions of Sleep Debt (50:51) The Power of Doing Tasks at Your Usual Circadian Times (55:24) Environmental Factors That Affect Our Sleep (01:04:17) Create the Optimal Environment for Restorative Sleep (01:06:56) Sleep Debt (01:10:12) How to Stop Travels Disrupting Your Sleep (01:12:28) How Important Is Your Heart Rate Variability (HRV)? (01:13:55) The Impact of Keto Diet and Carbs on Your HRV? (01:16:38) The Effects of Introducing Carbs Back into Your Diet (01:18:42) How to Have a Healthy HRV? (01:23:37) Good Morning Routines for Improved HRV (01:28:14) Does Red Light Have an Effect on Our Bodies? (01:30:36) The Importance of Choosing the Right Training (01:31:30) Gain Muscle Mass and Stay Lean (01:35:19) When to Eat When Exercising (01:37:18) Best Training for Best & Lasting Performance (01:39:22) The Death Dangers of Falling at 60+ Years Old (01:42:31) What Is VO2 Max? (01:45:03) What VO2 Max Says About Your Health (01:49:33) People Don't Believe Their Health Problems Can Be Fixed (01:52:24) The Exercise and Steps to Improve VO2 Max (01:54:43) To Build Muscle You Need to Add Variations to Your Exercise Routine (01:59:03) Creatine Benefits for Your Body (02:04:09) Fat Loss (02:11:30) Depriving Yourself from Food Isn't Beneficial in Weight Loss (02:12:34) Why Should You Do Strength Before Endurance? (02:12:58) How Technology Will Shape Our Health (02:18:40) The Impact of Minimizing Stressors in Our Lives (02:24:43) Last Guest Question Follow Dr Andy Twitter - Instagram - Watch the episodes on Youtube - Follow me: Sponsors: WHOOP: Uber: ZOE: with an exclusive code  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
150:14 26.02.24
Moment 150: The REAL (& Usually Unseen) Reason You’re Struggling With Love & Relationships!: Logan Ury
In this moment, relationship expert and behavioural scientist, Logan Ury discusses what she thinks is the most important part out of all of relationship science: attachment styles. Logan says these styles help you to understand yourself, your previous dating patterns, and who you are attracted to. Our attachment style also explains we are triggered to push people away, as our brains create negative thoughts and look for flaws in a person as an unconscious way of protecting us from getting hurt. However, Logan says that it is possible for 25% of us to change our attachment style. She says this can be done in 2 parts: firstly by understanding your style of attachment, and secondly, by understanding your unconscious triggers you can override them in order to get out of your own way in finding love. Listen to the full episode here Apple - Spotify - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Logan: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22:12 23.02.24
The Money Making Expert: The Exact Formula For Turning $100 Into $100k Per Month! 10x Your Income Without Working Harder! The Waiting List Hack That Will Make You Millions!
There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur, but what is the first step? Daniel Priestley is an award-winning serial entrepreneur who has built and sold several successful businesses and written 5 books on starting and scaling businesses. He is the founder of Dent Global, an accelerator and venture studio, and the cofounder of ScoreApp, an AI powered marketing software. In this conversation Daniel and Steven discuss topics such as, the entrepreneurs journey, struggling with mindset shifts when scaling a company, why passion is crucial for success in business, and how AI is changing the business landscape. (00:00) Intro (02:15) The Most Exciting Time Of History For Businesses (04:22) Growing Small Businesses & Making Them Millions (05:39) Can Anyone Be An Entrepreneur? (06:20) How To Know If It's A Good Business Idea (11:09) How Important Is Passion In Being A Successful Entrepreneur (14:18) Don't Pursue Entrepreneurship For This Reason! (22:42) How To Be A Visionary (28:05) How To Be Great At Pitching Business Ideas (35:46) The Magic Of 'With Or Without You' Energy (41:17) The Steps To Know If It'll Be A Good Business (49:43) Fear Of Failure (52:34) Life Force Energy & Bringing Stories To Life (57:59) The Importance Of Changing Environments Regularly (01:02:59) Starting A Business/Personal Brand (01:07:11) Soloentreneurship Doesn't Work (01:09:55) How To Make Money (01:16:01) Your Team Is Essential In Your Business (01:18:41) How Do You Invest Your Money (01:20:18) How To Build A Business From Scratch (01:24:46) Should You Work For A Big Company Or A Start Up (01:27:19) The Humility Of Accepting Others Are Better Than You (01:30:01) What's A Management Buyout? (01:36:33) How To Structure And How To Sale A Deal (01:39:42) AI Will Revolutionize How Businesses Work! (01:46:25) Work-Life Balance (01:49:54) Last Guest Question You can check out some of Daniel’s businesses below: KPI Scorecard: Scoreapp: You can order Daniel’s most recent book, ‘Scorecard Marketing’, here: Follow Daniel Twitter - Instagram - Watch the episodes on Youtube - Flight Fund: Follow me: Sponsors: Shopify: Vodafone V-Hub: ZOE: with an exclusive code CEO2024 for 10% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
117:47 22.02.24
The Orgasm Expert: Women Don’t Like Penetrative Sex As Much As Men! This Is How Often You Should Be Having Sex! Stop Inviting Pets Into The Bedroom! - Doctor Karen Gurney
Everyone has the desire to be desired, finally, in this episode, the mystery of desire is stripped back. Dr Karen Gurney is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychosexologist and Couples Therapist, she has been helping couples tackle sex problems for over 20 years. She is the author of the bestselling book, ‘Mind The Gap: The truth about desire and how to future proof your sex life’. In this conversation Karen and Steven discuss topics, such as the reasons for a dead sex life, why women prefer non-penetrative sex, how technology is killing your sex life, and why you should invest in your sexual currency. Topics: 0:00 Intro 02:07 What Do You Do and Why Do You Do It? 03:56 Our Attention Is Being Hijacked Which Is Affecting Our Sex Lives 09:57 Why Does Sex Get Harder the More We Think About It 11:50 Why Expectations and Pressure Make Sex Worse 15:56 Our Society Has Created a "Sexual Script" That's Wrong 17:10 How to Talk About Sex with Your Partner 23:09 How to Tell Your Partner You're Not Attracted to Them Anymore 25:56 How to Not Let Kids Ruin Your Sex Life 27:25 The Demographic That Comes to You More Than Any Other 28:16 Why Desire Goes in a Relationship 34:13 How to Trigger Desire in Your Relationship 38:34 The "Initiation" Problem 40:21 Should We Schedule Sex? 43:05 What Should We Be Doing to Keep Desire High in Our Relationships 45:55 How to Talk About Your Fetish with Your Partner 50:54 What Women Really Want During Sex 52:45 Does It Matter Who Initiates Sex? 56:04 If Our Idea of What We Want From Sex Isn't Happening What Should We Do? 58:31 If Men Can't Get It Up, What Should We Do? 01:00:56 If Men Can't Get It Up, What Should We Do? 01:01:15 Should We Have Sex Before or After We Eat? 01:02:22 The Optimal Amount of Times to Have Sex 01:04:16 Sexual Dissatisfaction Between Men and Women 01:07:54 How to Deal with a Sex Life as a Parent 01:11:54 What You Can Do as a Parent to Ensure Your Sex Life Doesn't Go Off Track 01:13:26 The Relationship Between Poor Sleep and Sex 01:16:39 At What Point Should People Reach Out to You? 01:17:21 Have You Ever Seen Relationships That Are Unrecoverable? 01:18:45 The Top 3 Most Common Sexual Problems 01:20:46 The Impact of Pets on Our Sex Lives 01:22:43 Are You Hopeful for the Future of Sex? 01:24:04 How Menopause Affects Our Sex Lives 01:25:21 Our Bodies Changing Over Time and How That Impacts Our Sex Lives 01:26:27 Are We Meant to Be Monogamous? 01:31:51 The Last Guest’s Question You can pre-order Karen’s book, ‘How Not to Let Having Kids Ruin Your Sex Life’, here: Follow Karen Twitter - Instagram - Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now - Follow me: Sponsors: Uber: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
98:00 19.02.24
Moment 149: Why You Are Easily Distracted & How To FIX it! Nir Eyal
In this moment, behaviour and habit design expert, Nir Eyal discusses how to beat procrastination and distraction. One of the first major steps is being able to master the internal triggers that are trying to pull your attention away. Nir believes that to do this you need to try and understand the underlying feelings behind these urge. As he says, time management is pain management, and all human behaviour is about trying to escape discomfort. Nir says that finding these underlying feelings can be achieved by writing down the sensations you feel just before distraction, this allows you identify them and then reframe them to your advantage. Because, if you don’t master these internal triggers, they become your master. Another major step to beat procrastination is by actually scheduling time to be distracted. Nir calls this ‘The 10 Minute Rule’, which allows you to give in to any distraction in your scheduled time, but only for 10 minutes! Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Nir: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18:55 16.02.24
Hinge Dating App CEO: Everyone Said Hinge Was A TERRIBLE idea! The 7 Love & Dating Secrets From Hinge’s Founder! AI Will Change Love & Dating!
What is the best way to get over a heartbreak? For Justin McLeod that was creating one of the world’s most popular dating apps. Justin McLeod is the CEO and founder of the dating app Hinge, which has over 20 million users and sets up a date every 3 seconds. In this conversation Justin and Steven discuss topics, such as overcoming addiction, early stigma around dating apps, the setbacks and difficulties when creating Hinge, his tumultuous love story, and why happy endings are for the movies. 00:00 Intro 02:07 My Addiction & Going to Rehab 05:18 12 Step Programme for Addiction 07:36 How My Love Experiences Influenced My Entrepreneurial Journey 12:22 Founding Hinge 15:46 How Do We Know Which Ideas to Go After? 18:50 When Did the App Form? 23:35 Tinder and How It Impacted Hinge 27:29 The Interview That Changed My Life 34:14 The New Era for Hinge 36:56 How to Be Successful on Hinge 38:56 What Is Hinge Labs? 42:51 The Worst Things to Do in Dating Apps 44:03 Advice for People Going on Loads Of Dates 47:30 Dating Apps Want People to Stay Single to Have More Customers… 49:23 How Has the Dating World Changed in the Last Few Years?
 50:31 Hinge First Principles 51:48 The Importance of Taking Risks 01:00:38 How to Have Great Company Culture 01:17:16 Biggest Hiring Mistakes 01:19:42 What the Future of Dating Apps Looks Like 01:21:33 The Last Guest Question  Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now - Follow me: Sponsors: Huel: WHOOP: Uber: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
89:09 15.02.24
Adam Grant: The Surprising New Research On Procrastination, Perfectionism & Happiness!
Work has to suck, you have to be selfish to get ahead, and you can’t become more original, these are just some of the myths that Adam Grant busts and replaces with an upgraded way to see the world. Adam Grant is Professor of Management and Psychology at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been named one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and one of Fortune’s 40 under 40. He is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 5 books, including ‘Think Again’, ’Give and Take’, and ‘Originals’. In this conversation Adam and Steven discuss topics, such as why star players ruin teams, how to be original, why character beats genius, and the myths about entrepreneurs and risk. 00:00 Intro 02:00 Finding Happiness Meaning & Success 04:50 Redefining The Game & Changing The Rules About Success 07:20 Who Are More Successful, Givers Or Keepers? 10:25 Taking The Initiative: Great Ideas Need Execution 14:21 What Happens To Procrastinators? 21:37 Who Are The Originals Of Our Time? 22:22 What Are The Characteristics Of Originals 23:48 Why Child Geniuses Won't Become Adult Geniuses 25:09 Being A Perfectionist 27:12 The Importance Of Urgency 33:11 The Importance Of Leaning Into Difficulty 38:21 What Role Trauma Plays In Becoming Successful? 40:56 What Determines What Sibling Will Be More Successful? 48:25 What Makes A Risk Taker? 53:18 What Takes To Build A Great Team 57:38 What Happens To People When You Take Them Out Of Their Team Culture 01:01:33 How To Not Get Complacent If You're Successful 01:06:01 Disagreeing With Your Boss 01:10:09 What Science Says About Group Vs Individual Thinking 01:15:51 Unlocking Your Hidden Potential 01:26:27 Self Promotion Vs Idea Promotion 01:28:41 Think Like A Scientist 01:42:56 Last Guest Question You can access The Athletic article, ‘Does Cristiano Ronaldo make teams better or worse?’, here: You can purchase Adam’s book, ‘Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things’, here: Follow Adam Twitter - Instagram - YouTube - Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now - Follow me: Sponsors:  Huel: Linkedin Jobs: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
109:09 12.02.24
Moment 148: Guarantee Financial Freedom! The 4 Numbers You NEED To Be Tracking: Ramit Sethi
In this moment, personal finance expert Rami Sethi breaks down the 4 finance numbers everyone needs to know and what exactly a ‘rich life’ is. Ramit says that most people don’t have even the most basic understanding of money, compare this to other areas of life such as driving, where we need to know the rules of the road before putting a key in the ignition. However, personal finance is actually incredibly simple and Ramit says that the four numbers you need to track are: your fixed costs like rent and groceries, savings, investments, and guilt free spending. From these numbers, Ramit says that he can see what are a person’s priorities and outlook on life. But more revealing is someone’s idea of their ‘rich life’. This is what a person’s life would look like if they finally reached the level of wealth they are chasing. Ramit says too often people’s answer to what their rich life is vague, for instance, saying they want to be able to do what they want when they want, or to have freedom. These answers are so vague as people have never really thought about this question before, but Ramit say they need to think about this potential future deeply and in detail so that they can truly envision it. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Ramit- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08:19 09.02.24
The Brain Professor: "Popular Treat Now Considered Deadlier Than Smoking!", "Alcohol Is Shrinking Your Brain" - David Raichlen
As humans we have evolved to move, but why are we getting it wrong so often? David Raichlen is the Professor of Human and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on the connection between human evolution, physical activity, and health, examining why inactivity leads to so many chronic diseases in the modern world. In this conversation David and Steven discuss topics, such as how modern exercise levels compare to hunter-gatherers, the dangers of sitting, how air pollution is linked to dementia, and the misunderstanding of just how much exercise it takes to get health benefits. 00:00 Intro 01:59 My Work: How Lifestyle & Exercise Affects the Brain 03:07 You Can Change an Ageing Brain 05:22 What Is a Neuron? 05:36 What Is the Hippocampus 07:28 The Link Between Exercise and Brain 09:06 What Happens to Our Brain When We Don't Exercise 12:54 People Aren't Meeting the Guidelines for Good Health 15:25 What Activities Are Good for Our Brain? 17:35 Orienteering Can Train the Brain 18:47 How the Different Types of Exercise Increase Neuroplasticity 22:39 Impact of Exercising in Greener Spaces Than Urban 24:06 Better Cognition Exercising Before a Task 25:41 The Optimal Time of the Day to Exercise 27:46 The Hadzas: Researching Hunter-Gatherer Tribes & the Findings 28:56 What Is the Optimal Exercising Time? 31:59 Cardiovascular Illnesses in Hadza Tribe 35:07 What's the Issue with Sitting? 40:29 The Power of Daily Small Amounts of Exercise 42:17 How to Improve Memory 46:08 Top Factors That Fuel Cognitive Problems 48:38 Link Between Human Connection & Brain Impact 50:54 Pollution Impact on the Brain 53:13 Racquet Sports for Brain Health 54:41 How Much Activity Do I Have to Do? 55:52 Endocannabinoid Receptors and Exercise Rewards 57:24 Mental Health Issues Linked to Lack of Exercise 01:01:45 Brain Foods 01:03:07 Reaching Optimal Living 01:07:50 What Causes Alzheimer's? 01:12:39 Last Guest Question Follow David: Twitter - Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now - Follow me: Sponsors: Huel: ZOE: with an exclusive code CEO10 for 10% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
80:04 08.02.24
The Vegan Dr: The Truth About The Vegan Diet, "Eggs Are Making You Fat", "Stop Eating Cheese!" - Neal Barnard
Could it be that what you eat is just as important as the medicines and pills you take? Dr Neal Barnard is the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and has authored more than 100 scientific publications and 20 books. He is also the Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine. In this conversation Neal and Steven discuss topics, such as the only supplement you need, the no.1 food associated with weight loss, the dangers of drinking milk for men, and how to reverse erectile dysfunction. (00:00) Intro (01:35) What good do you hope your work is doing for people? (02:13) What is the state of human health currently? (03:33) Why do you care about human health? (06:40) Your first experience of realising human health is in a bad place (08:22) Why calories in vs. calories out doesn’t work (11:55) The truth about eating bread (15:18) If we don't eat meat, where do we get our protein? (18:27) How do we know the vegan diet is good for us vs. another one? (21:57) Don’t we have to supplement if we’re vegan? (25:22) A balanced diet with meat and plants, does that work? (28:34) Veganism is a diet for the privileged... (31:06) The power foods we should all be eating (38:54) Do you not just think you have a bias towards the vegan diet? (40:22) The shocking truth about dairy products (46:25) Drinking milk reduces sperm counts (48:28) The carnivore diet, isn’t that just as good? (52:45) The weight loss foods you need to start eating (1:01:03) Why we need to understand how to balance our hormones (1:05:20) Fertility issues have a strong connection to our weight (1:17:02) Ads (1:19:02) Power foods for the brain (1:26:27) How to prevent dementia (1:35:03) Metals, what should we be getting and what's toxic (1:38:53) Your closing message (1:40:05) The last guest’s question You can pre-order Neal’s book, ‘The Power Foods Diet’, here: Follow Neal Twitter - Instagram - Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Sponsors: Huel: Shopify: Whoop: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
108:19 05.02.24
Moment 147: Stop These Habits That Are Destroying Your Body!: Mindy Pelz
In this moment, nutrition and functional health expert , Mindy Pelz discusses how we often treat our body as if it was an enemy working against us and our interests. Mindy discusses how evolution has actually shaped the human body so that it is constantly looking to increase your chances of survival. However, in the modern world we are getting in the way of our body’s natural defence mechanism, and taking actions that are against our own and our body’s interests, this can include injecting ourselves with weight loss drugs and using toxic deodorants, causing larger health problems later in life. Mindy says that in general we seem to be in a ‘evolutionary mismatch’ with our bodies and need to regain trust in them. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Mindy: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14:02 02.02.24
Paul Brunson: "The 70/30 Body Shape Is Scientifically The Most Sexy", "The ONE Question That Predicts Divorce!" & "The Link Between Childhood Trauma & Sex"
Relationships are the single most important part of our lives, so why do we so often leave them to chance and the randomness of fate? Paul C. Brunson is a professional matchmaker and life coach. He is the co-host of 'Celebs Go Dating’ and ‘Married At First Sight UK’, he is also the Head of Global Insight at Tinder. Paul has also been named the world's most influential matchmaker by the Matchmaking Institute. In this conversation Paul and Steven discuss topics, such as why Gen Z will have the strongest marriages ever, why dating is more complicated than ever before, the number 1 reason for breakups, and why men are struggling. You can purchase Paul’s book, ‘Find Love’, here: Follow Paul: Twitter - Instagram - Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Sponsors: Huel: Uber: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
133:21 01.02.24
World's No. 1 Exercise Professor: "Our Comfortable Lives Are Causing Cancer", "The Truth About Running", "Hand Sanitiser Is Making You Sick!
We may have health monitors and fitness trackers, but could it be the case that even with this technology, humans are actually reversing evolutionary progress? Dr Lieberman is the Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. His research focuses on how the human body has evolved to be the way it is, he also explores how humans evolved to run long distances to scavenge and hunt. He is the author of the best-selling books, ‘The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease’ and ‘Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding’. In this conversation Daniel and Steven discuss topics, such as if human evolution is going backwards, why veganism is not the answer, how commuting is making you fat and what we can learn from hunter-gatherers. (00:00) Intro (02:00) What do you do, and why do you do it? (03:09) Are we actually a good species? (05:11) Do our ancestors hold the answer to all our health needs? (07:32) Have we evolved to eat meat? (10:33) How did we learn to hunt and gather? (17:03) Have we evolved to breathe wrong? (19:28) Why do we sweat? (24:23) When did our brains get so big? (29:55) Why do we struggle to diet? (38:31) Modern-day mismatched diseases (42:41) Why did you write a book about food? (45:02) Has our culture moved too fast? (46:15) We've decided to live with diseases rather than prevent them. (50:13) The modern foods we eat have affected the way we look. (53:02) Is cancer a consequence of our modern society? (58:34) How our bodies store energy (01:05:23) The keto diet and fasting (01:09:44) Are we too comfortable as a society? (01:14:59) Puberty has changed, and we’re going into it earlier than ever before. (01:16:37) The dangers of sitting down all day like we do. (01:20:08) What should people take away most from this conversation? (01:24:16) The products we put on our bodies, are they toxic? (01:30:06) The last guest's question You can purchase Daniel’s book, ‘Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health’, here: Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Sponsors: Huel Bundle: Uber: Shop the Conversation Cards: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
95:47 29.01.24
Moment 146: 3 Simple Steps That Guarantees Ultimate Happiness (Jay Shetty's Happiness Model)
In this moment, the podcaster, author, and life coach, Jay Shetty discusses how he believes people can find happiness. Jay says that it can be found in two forms, the sort of happiness that comes from daily habits and a more enriching happiness that arises out of deeper purposes. While most of us know what we can do for our daily happiness levels, deeper happiness that comes from finding our meaning and purpose in life is more complicated and vague. However, for Jay this deeper happiness comes from locating your passion, and more than just finding what you love, using this passion in the service of others, as this brings the most enriching happiness in life. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Jay: Sponsors: Huel Bundle: Eightsleep: CODE: STEVEN (save $150 on the Pod Cover) Linkedin Ads: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08:11 26.01.24
Harvard Psychiatrist: THIS Food Is Causing The Mental Health Crisis! - Chris Palmer
We often think that physical health has nothing to do with mental health and vice versa, but could it be that we have the equation completely upside down? Chris Palmer is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the author of the book, ‘Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health’, which outlines a combined theory of what causes mental illnesses, and that mental disorders are really metabolic disorders of the brain. In this conversation Chris and Steven discuss topics, such as how depression and anxiety are caused by diet, the impact of gut health on mental illness, and why mental health problems and rates of suicide are increasing. (00:00) Intro (02:02) The Painful Reason Why I Became a Psychiatrist (06:09) The Health System Is Failing Us (11:18) Who Are the People You Want to Help? (18:49) Are We Seeing More Mental Health Issues Because It’s Being Spoken About More? (23:50) What's Causing This Mental Health Epidemic? (26:12) The Cutting-Edge Research on the Link Between Metabolism and Mental Health (31:40) How Is the Mitochondria Crucial in Fixing Mental Health Issues? (38:45) How Does the Mitochondria Relate to Trauma? (43:53) What's Happening in Our Bodies When We Experience Trauma? (46:55) How Does a Change in Metabolism Cause a Mental Health Disorder? (55:21) What Role Does Diet Play in Our Mental Health? (59:30) The Foods We Should Be Eating for Good Mental Health (01:08:14) A Surprising Case Study From My Practice (01:15:01) The Benefits of the Keto Diet (01:18:13) How Does Fasting Help Our Mental Health? (01:23:04) Caffeine and the Mitochondria (01:27:24) What's Causing the Rise in Autism and ADHD? (01:36:41) What Was It Like Living With Your Depressed Mum? (01:41:08) The Last Guest's Question You can purchase Chris’s book, ‘Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health’, here: Follow Chris: Twitter - Instagram - Watch the episodes on Youtube - Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Sponsors: Huel Greens: Eightsleep: CODE: STEVEN (save $150 on the Pod Cover) Linkedin Ads: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
108:52 25.01.24
The Fasting Doctor: “Fasting Cures Obesity!”, This Controversial New Drug Melts Fat, Fasting Fixes Hormones! Skip Breakfast!
There seems to be endless ways to lose weight and yet none seem to work, but could it be that there was one health metric that held the key to long term weight loss? Dr Jason Fung is a nephrologist (medical expert specialising in kidneys) and world-leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets. He is the author of bestselling books such as, ‘The Obesity Code’, ‘The Diabetes Code’, and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. In this interview, Steven and Dr Jason discuss everything from the history behind dieting myths, how insulin causes weight gain, why you don’t need breakfast, how obesity is genetic, and the power of fasting. You can purchase Jason’s book, ‘The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally’, here: Follow Jason: Twitter - Instagram - YouTube - Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Sponsors: Huel Greens: Uber: Shopify: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
86:54 22.01.24
Moment 145: The Alarming Link Between Your GUT & Depression: Tim Spector
In this week’s moment, gut health and diet expert Dr Tim Spector discusses the power of the microbiome, your crucial community of gut microbes. Discoveries about the microbiome have exploded in the last 10 years and revolutionised the way we see the tiny bugs living within our intestine. Tim sees the microbiome as an incredible pharmacy within us, as individual microbes pump out vital chemicals for your immune system. These chemicals also affect brain function and your moods, playing a vital role in depression, as this is directly linked to the quality of your gut microbes. How do you improve your microbiome? Food plays a vital role in feeding microbes, Tim says the key is to consume as diverse a range of plants as possible, aiming for 30 different types of plants a week to maximise the diversity of species in your gut. Listen To The Full Episode Here -  Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Tim Spector: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13:06 19.01.24
No. 1 Happiness Expert: If Your Friends Get Divorced So Will You! Single Friends Will Keep You Single! Obesity Is Contagious
Everyone is constantly looking for happiness, but maybe real happiness can be found where we least expect it. Arthur C. Brooks is a bestselling author of 13 books and Harvard professor where he teaches courses on leadership, happiness, and social entrepreneurship. He is the columnist of the popular weekly “How to Build a Life” column at The Atlantic. In this interview, Steven and Arthur discuss everything from why Arthur studies the science of happiness, the crucial importance of meaning and agency, why society is wrong at saying what causes happiness and why happiness is infectious. You can purchase Arthur’s most recent book, ‘Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier’, here: Follow Arthur: Twitter - Instagram - Watch the episodes on Youtube - Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Instagram - Twitter - Linkedin - Telegram - Sponsors: Linkedin Jobs: Huel Greens: Uber: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
91:18 18.01.24
The Mental Health Doctor: “Sitting Is Increasing Your Anxiety!”, Your Phone Is Destroying Your Brain, You May Have ‘Popcorn Brain’!
Over 70% of people struggle with stress, but only 3% of doctors offer stress management, could a cure be just a handful of simple lifestyle steps? Dr. Aditi Nerurkar is a doctor, global public health expert and medical correspondent, she specialises in stress, resilience and burnout. She is author of the book, ‘The Five Resets: Rewire Your Brain and Body for Less Stress and More Resilience’. In this interview, Steven and Dr. Aditi discuss everything from the physical impacts of a delayed stress response, popcorn brain, the need to create digital boundaries, how stress can sometimes be helpful, and why multitasking is a myth. You can purchase ‘The 5 Resets: Rewire Your Brain and Body for Less Stress and More Resilience’, here: Follow Dr. Aditi: Twitter: Instagram: Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Huel Bundle: WHOOP: ZOE: with an exclusive code CEO10 for 10% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
120:11 15.01.24
Moment 144: How To ACTUALLY Break Bad Habits: Joe Dispenza
In this moment, New York Times best-selling author and researcher, Dr Joe Dispenza discusses how to change habits. A habit forms when you’ve done something so many times that it becomes hardwired into your subconscious, and is even programmed into the very nerve cells of your brain. So in order to break a habit, you have to break the bigger habit of being yourself. Dr Dispenza says that this change can happen when we become conscious of our unconscious. This awareness can come from meditation, as well as mentally rehearsing changes we want to make, so that we avoid the trap of unconsciously making the same choices everyday. By mentally rehearsing scenarios, this avoids the uncomfortableness that comes from taking a step into the unknown and stops you from being the creator of your life. Listen To The Full Episode Here - Watch The Episodes On Youtube - Joe: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15:49 12.01.24
Yuval Noah Harari: The Urgent Warning They Hope You Ignore, “More War Is Coming”, Yuval’s Chilling Future Predictions!
He has shown millions of readers how humans have evolved to where we are now, but what does the future hold for us as a species? Yuval Noah Harari is a best-selling author, public intellectual and Professor of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is best known for his bestselling books, ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’, ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’ and ‘21 Lessons for the 21st Century’. His books have sold over 45 Million copies in 65 languages. In this interview, Steven and Yuval discuss everything from how AI will change everything, the importance of language and stories, why the idea of finding a ‘soulmate’ is a myth, and the ongoing battle for human attention. You can pre-order the 10th anniversary edition of ‘Sapiens’, here: Follow Yuval: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Flight fund: Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Huel: 
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108:43 11.01.24
Thierry Henry (EXCLUSIVE): "I Cried Every Single Day", Dealing With Depression, My Childhood Trauma & Fighting For My Dad's Love!
What does it take to become a Premier League GOAT, and what does it take from you when you walk away from the game? Thierry Henry is a French professional football coach, broadcaster and former player. He is regarded as one of the best strikers and Premier League player of all time, and France’s highest-ever international goalscorer. He began his professional career in 1994 and played for Arsenal from 1999 to 2007, he is the club’s all-time leading goal scorer with 226 goals. He was PFA player of the year twice, in 2003 and 2004, and European Golden Boot twice, in 2004 and 2005, he retired as a player in 2014 and is now coach of the under-21 French national team. In this interview, Steven and Thierry discuss everything from the expectations of Thierry's family that he would become a great football player, never feeling good enough, always wanting to get his father’s approval, ‘dying’ when he stopped playing football and his mental struggles after the game. Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Huel: WHOOP: Uber Trains: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
116:42 08.01.24
Moment 143: This Is Why You Can't Lose Weight: Daniel Lieberman
In this moment, Harvard University professor and best-selling author, Daniel Lieberman, busts some of the most common myths around exercise. For 2 of the biggest myths, Daniel says that they are too simplistic, saying that you must sleep 8 hours a night or that sitting is terrible for your health. Instead, he says that most people do better with 7 hours of sleep a night, (but this can change depending on age and health) also, sitting isn’t bad for you if you mix it up with regular interruptions. Daniel also helps to clear up the debate that exercise does nothing for weight loss. He says the problem is actually that the recommended 150 minutes per week of exercise is not nearly enough, but higher levels of exercise lead to sustained weight loss and prevents regaining weight after losing it. In reality he claim that most of the truth about diet and exercise is more complex than we are led to believe. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - You can purchase Dr Lieberman’s newest book, ‘Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health’, here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13:26 05.01.24
The Fitness Scientist: "Even A Little Alcohol Is Hurting Your Health!", "Late Night Screen Time Linked To Cancer!", "Working Shifts Kills You 15 Years Early!" - Kristen Holmes
If you have ever wanted to understand what exactly Circadian Rhythm is, and its unbelievable total body impacts, this is the episode for you. Kristen Holmes is the Vice President of Performance Science at the health and fitness monitoring company, WHOOP. Kristen’s focus is on understanding the scientific, psychological and personal factors that either promote or harm human performance. In this interview, Steven and Kristen discuss everything from the amazing impact of harnessing your Circadian Rhythm, Heart Rate Variability, the psychology of peak performance, and how people can take control of their health. Follow Kristen: Instagram: Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Whoop: Shopify: Huel: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
111:23 04.01.24
The Poo Scientist: "If Your Poo Looks Like This Go To A Doctor!", "Your Gut Health Causes Belly Fat, Anxiety!" & "Alcohol Is Destroying Your Gut Microbiome!"
It controls your immune system, anxiety, depression and whether or not you get diseases, so why do we know so little about the gut microbiome? Dr Will Bulsiewicz is an award-winning gastroenterologist (medicine that focuses on the digestive system) and a world-renowned gut-health expert. He is the author of over 20 scientific papers and the book, ‘Fibre Fuelled’. In this conversation, Dr Will and Steven discuss everything from, the power of the microbiome, why fibre is crucial for optimal health, the importance of understanding your poo, and why food can be just as powerful as medication. You can purchase Dr Will’s book, ‘Fibre Fuelled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Plan to Lose Weight, Restore Health and Optimise Your Microbiome’, here: Additional Interview Information: Interview Brief: The Bristol Stool Chart: Dr Will’s supplement: Follow Dr Will: Instagram: Website: Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: The Conversation Cards: Zoe: with an exclusive code CEO10 for 10% off Huel: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
125:47 01.01.24
Moment 142: These Daily Habits Are Slowly Killing You: Peter Attia
In this moment, longevity expert and author of ‘Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity’, Dr Peter Attia discusses ‘Medicine 3.0’. Most people in today’s world will die from lifestyle diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. In fact, Dr Attia says that our life expectancy hasn’t greatly increased since the 1800s, medicine just means we don’t die from infectious diseases. To live longer and better in our later years, Dr Attia says that we need a new playbook, or what he calls ‘Medicine 3.0’. This relies on taking preventative steps very early in life, as the risk of lifestyle diseases compound throughout our life. Dr Attia argues that while doctors practising traditional medicine are very aware of the risk of doing certain treatments, but often ignore the cost of not taking action to prevent future problems. Dr Attia believes that too often we worry about our health too late in life, when the problems start and the risk of taking action is higher. Instead, he argues, that if we take action when we are younger we have so much potential to change the trajectory of our lives. He says that we should start worrying about our future health now, and should think about it the same way as we think about saving for retirement, if we invest now we will thank ourselves later. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Peter: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18:31 29.12.23
The Love Expert: We've Built A Loveless Society & It's Making Us Depressed! (here's the fix!) Alain De Botton
Philosophy isn’t just for universities and lecture halls, philosophy can help guide every part of your life, from relationships, work to mental health. Alain de Botton is a British author, intellectual and co-founder of the global organisation, ‘The School of Life’. He is best known for the books, ‘Essays in Love’, ‘How Proust Can Change Your Life’, and ‘The Consolations of Philosophy’. In this interview, Steven and Alain discuss everything from, the origins of mental health problems, what it means to live a good life, why perfection is dangerous, why we are chasing love rather than money and why love itself is a skill. You can purchase Alain’s most recent book, ‘A Therapeutic Journey: Lessons from the School of Life’, here: Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Huel: Uber Trains: Flight Fund: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
96:44 28.12.23

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