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017 - Money For Nothing

The Variety Show with Michael and RobertSep 14, 2023

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017 - Money For Nothing

017 - Money For Nothing

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - In this episode the boys are joined by a special guest and bemoan their dire financial straits (and what they're doing about it!)

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References this episode:

Why Americans Are Actually Broke (⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠link⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)

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Sep 14, 202348:11
016 - The Sound Of Silence
Jul 20, 202336:56
015 - U Talk Good.

015 - U Talk Good.

.🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - This episode is all talk. Baby talk, Adult talk, Toast Masters and maybe (maybe) some pillow talk. Enjoy...

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References this episode:

Scholars confirm what itsy bitsy babies around the world already know (⁠⁠link⁠⁠)

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Robert

Michael

Jun 01, 202330:54
014 - Why Can't We Be Friends?

014 - Why Can't We Be Friends?

.🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - Join us as we try a revamped format and focus this time on friendship...or perhaps more accurately, the absence of friendship.

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References this episode:

Scientists Found A Simple Way That Kids Make Friends. Can It Work For Adults, Too? (⁠link⁠)

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Robert

Michael

May 16, 202325:17
013 - In The Workplace: Millennials, Joy & Working More by Working Less + How We Spend Our Days

013 - In The Workplace: Millennials, Joy & Working More by Working Less + How We Spend Our Days

.🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - Join us as we discuss why Millennials are facing an uphill battle in the workplace (2:48), how you can bring more joy into your CURRENT job without seeking greener pastures (17:02), some thoughts on how we spend our days (28:22) AND why working less can be better than working more (34:55). Buckle up!

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References this episode:

Millennials in The Workforce: a Generation of Weakness by Simon Sinek (link)

Find Joy in Any Job: Why Am I Unhappy at Work? (link) by HBR Ideacast

How we spend our days (link)

Great at Work: Morten Hansen (link) from Wisdom at The Top podcast

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Fact Checking - Albi Rong

Catering - Aida Lot

May 06, 202251:30
012 - Creativity, Procrastinating, Telling a Great Story and Boring People

012 - Creativity, Procrastinating, Telling a Great Story and Boring People

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - This week learn about how to be creative (1:27), reasons why you procrastinate (18:26), the clues to great stories (34:00), and what makes people boring (43:49).

Also participate in our poll:

What keeps you motivated on passion projects? (33:45)

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References this episode:

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story (link)

Why You're Procrastinating (& what to do about it) (link)

The Theory of Creativity | Duncan Wardle (link)

Boring People: Stereotype Characteristics, Interpersonal Attributions, and Social Reactions (link)

🎁 Bonus links

Jocko Podcast (link)

💳 Credits

Fact Checking - Albi Rong

Catering - Aida Lot

Apr 07, 202201:04:24
011 - On Memory, Meaning, Quitting and How to Make Your Soul Grow

011 - On Memory, Meaning, Quitting and How to Make Your Soul Grow

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  This week go deep inside the recesses of our minds to understand things like our memories (1:30), meaning (10:00), the psychology of quitting (22:55) and even our souls (47:28).

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References this episode:

Neural Noise Shows The Uncertainty of Our Memories (link)

Viktor Frankl on Meaning and Pursuit of Happiness (link)

Optimal Quitting (link)

Kurt Vonnegut on How to Make Your Soul Grow (link)

🎁 Bonus links

Man's Search for Meaning (link)

Homer's Odyssey (link)

12 Rules for Life (link)

💳 Credits

Albi Rong for fact checking

Mar 17, 202201:02:18
010 - A Special Guest, Limiting Beliefs, Gardening, & The Circle of Discomfort

010 - A Special Guest, Limiting Beliefs, Gardening, & The Circle of Discomfort

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  This week we are excited to welcome special guest Gabrielle Haili. With her we delve into limiting beliefs and how to identify them (4:00), discuss the healing power of trying new pursuits (21:00), help overcome Robert's limiting beliefs related to gardening (30:00), and delve into the circle of discomfort (43:16). This is an episode you don't want to miss.

Gabrielle Haili (Bio)

Gabrielle Haili is a transformational life coach, personal growth junkie, and spiritual seeker. She is passionate about working with people who are highly motivated to create, overcome, or accomplish change in their lives, specifically if they are heart centered and intend to use their gifts to help others. If you are interested in learning more or would like to work with her, check out her webpage gabriellehaili.com.

You can also follow her on Instagram @gabrielle.haili or on Facebook gabrielle.haili8

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References this episode:

Limiting Beliefs – What They Do And How To Fix Them (link)

Limiting Beliefs: What Are They And How Can You Overcome Them? (link)

🎁 Bonus links

The Lefkoe Institute (link)

Huberman Lab (link)

💳 Credits

Albi Rong for fact checking

Feb 24, 202259:44
009 - Physics, Stoicism, & Environmentalism Oh My! Plus: When Did You Decide Who You Want to be?

009 - Physics, Stoicism, & Environmentalism Oh My! Plus: When Did You Decide Who You Want to be?

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  This week Michael & Robert learn about the physics of N95 masks (2:24), make sense of Pixar's Soul & Stoicism (12:20), discuss why some noble/crazy people decided to ditch air travel (23:56) and try to avoid 5 common missteps that lead to misery (43:30). This is a fun one!

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References this episode:

The Physics of the N95 Face Mask (link)

The Inside Man: Seeing Life From the 'Soul' Level: A Fresh Perspective Will Help You Re-evaluate Any Situation (link)

What It's Like to Give up Air Travel to Curb Climate Change (link)

Assured Misery (link)

🎁 Bonus links

Wordle (link)

Red Dot Design Awards (link)

XKCD: Work (link)

The Design of Everyday Things (link)

Planning Fallacy (link)

Atomic Habits (link)

💳 Credits

Albi Rong for fact checking

Feb 10, 202201:10:21
008 - Toxic Positivity, Skipping Instagram, Fast Math and The State of The American Dream

008 - Toxic Positivity, Skipping Instagram, Fast Math and The State of The American Dream

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  This week Michael & Robert try to understand 'Toxic Positivity' (04:25), pontificate on the role of Instagram in our lives (21:30), learn something new about math (36:08) and end with some real talk about the pressure to make more money than our parents (45:05). 💌 Message us! Follow us on Twitter and join in on the conversation! @VarietyShowPod Drop us a voice message on Anchor and we may include it in a future pod (link) 💿 For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) ❓ References this episode: 'Toxic Positivity' Is Real - and It's a Big Problem During the Pandemic (link) Why I Quit Instagram (link) Japan's Ancient Secret to Better Cognitive Memory (link) Long-term Decline in Intergenerational Mobility in The United States Since The 1850s (link) 🎁 Bonus links 💳 Credits Albi Rong for fact checking
Jan 20, 202201:04:48
007 - How to Conquer Your Okay Plateaus, How to Turn Your Condo into a Wind Farm, Why You're Special (i.e. Not 'Average') and How Fermented Foods Make Your Microbiome (Maybe) More Diverse!

007 - How to Conquer Your Okay Plateaus, How to Turn Your Condo into a Wind Farm, Why You're Special (i.e. Not 'Average') and How Fermented Foods Make Your Microbiome (Maybe) More Diverse!

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  Happy New Year! This week Michael & Robert try to conquer the podcasting Okay Plateau (4:40), make sense of downtown wind power generation (17:05), learn why they're special (i.e. not average) (30:00) and have a healthy discussion about the microbiome. (47:53) (Plus we learn that Michael can't read 😳)

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References this episode:

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone and Study Yourself Failing (link)

A New Wind Power Wall Could Produce Over 10,000 KWh a Year (link)

On Average (link)

Fermented-food diet increases microbiome diversity, decreases inflammatory proteins, study finds (link)

🎁 Bonus links

At Home Chef by Robert (link)

How to Win at Fortnite According to Sun Tzu by Michael (link)

💳 Credits

Albi Rong for fact checking

Jan 05, 202201:00:58
006b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop

006b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  Welcome to the After Party where we sit down and dissect what we just recorded.

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Dec 23, 202124:41
006 - Learn How to Converse Better, What it Means to Evolve, Why Going to an Ivy League is Bad for you, and What it Means to be a 'Napper'

006 - Learn How to Converse Better, What it Means to Evolve, Why Going to an Ivy League is Bad for you, and What it Means to be a 'Napper'

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  Michael & Robert learn how to converse better, what it means to evolve, why going to an Ivy League is bad for you and what it means to be a napper.

Be sure to stick around for the after party! 🎁🎈🎊🎉

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References this episode:

Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation (link)

Changing Our Minds (link)

The Disadvantage of an Elite Education (link)

How long should your naps be? (link)

🎁 Bonus links

Be Curious, Not Judgmental (link)

Why You Are Better Off Dumb (By Michael!) (link)

💳 Credits

Melissa, for the feedback on last episode

Albi Rong for fact checking

Dec 23, 202101:25:23
005b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop

005b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  Welcome to the After Party where we sit down and dissect what we just recorded.

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Dec 09, 202116:50
005 - On Friendship, Sustaining Success, Sounding Confident (According to Grammar Experts) and...tires?

005 - On Friendship, Sustaining Success, Sounding Confident (According to Grammar Experts) and...tires?

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  On Friendship, Sustaining Success, Sounding Confident (According to Grammar Experts) and...tires?

Be sure to stick around for the after party! 🎁🎈🎊🎉

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❓ References this episode:

No game days. No bars. The pandemic is forcing some men to realize they need deeper friends (link)

Want to sound more confident? Avoid these 11 words and phrases that make you look 'weak,' say grammar experts (link)

Why Leaders Don't Learn from Success (link)

How the Michelin Guide made a tire company the world's fine dining authority (link)

Dec 09, 202101:02:49
004b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop

004b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  Welcome to the After Party where we sit down and dissect what we just recorded.

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Check out Michael's blog (link)

Nov 19, 202145:06
004 - What The Heck are NFTs??? (Also proof of steaks and space boots)

004 - What The Heck are NFTs??? (Also proof of steaks and space boots)

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  What the heck are NFTs??? (Also proof of steaks and space boots)

Be sure to stick around for the after party! 🎁🎈🎊🎉

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Check out Michael's blog (link)

Our NFT (coming soon!)

Robert's face NFT (link)

❓ References this episode:

Blockchain 101 - A Visual Demo (link

NFTs Explained in 4 Minutes (link

NFT Explainer (link

How EVE Online's Massive Virtual Wars Are Financed (link

But How Does Bitcoin Actually Work? (link

**This is not financial advice. We are sharing are personal thoughts purely for entertainment purposes.**

Nov 19, 202101:00:35
003b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop

003b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  Welcome to the After Party where we sit down and dissect what we just recorded. 


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Nov 06, 202139:22
003 - Media, On News Dieting, Negative Press, Media Manipulation and...mushroom bags?

003 - Media, On News Dieting, Negative Press, Media Manipulation and...mushroom bags?

🧐 Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  Media, On News Dieting, Negative Press, Media Manipulation and...mushroom bags?

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❓ References this episode:

Avoid News: Toward a Healthy News Diet (link)

Why is the US Media so Negative (link)

Trust Me, I'm Lying: Why Sites Like Gawker Manipulate You (link)

How to Keep Your Produce Fresh for Weeks (link)


Nov 05, 202101:12:48
002 - Career, On Climbing the Ladder, Entrepreneurship & More

002 - Career, On Climbing the Ladder, Entrepreneurship & More

Curious Minds; Curious Conversations -  Career, On Climbing the Ladder, Entrepreneurship & More

How Writing Online Made Me a Millionaire (link)

Being the Boss in Brussels, Boston & Beijing (link)

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (link)

The 6 Stages of Career Growth and How to Tell Where you are (link)

We have a Twitter now! Follow us and join in on the conversation! @VarietyShowPod

Oct 22, 202101:02:37
001 - Maiden Voyage, On The Dark Side of Charitable Giving, Perfectionism and Selfcare...oh and flexible work, too
Oct 09, 202149:19