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#831

How to Make a Good Argument

Whenever you get into an argument, whether you're discussing politics with a colleague or the distribution of chores with your spouse, you likely feel like you're floundering. You feel worked up, but you don't feel like you're getting your point across, much less convincing the other person of it, and the conversation simply goes in circles. You can feel like a rank amateur at arguing. Maybe what you need are some pro tips from someone who's spent his life arguing competitively. Enter my guest: Bo Seo. Bo is a two-time world champion debater, a former coach of the Australian national debating team and the Harvard College Debating Union, and the author of [Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard] (https://amzn.to/3QTpLAN) . Today on the show, Bo and I discuss why learning the art of rhetoric and debate was once an integral part of education in the West, why the subject disappeared from schools, and the loss this has represented for society. We then turn to the lessons Bo's taken from his debating career that you can apply to your own everyday arguments, whether big or small. Bo explains why it's important to establish what an argument is really about before you start into it, and shares a rubric for homing in on which of three types of disagreements may be at the core of a conflict. He then explains two things a strong argument has to do, and four questions to ask yourself to see if you’ve met these requirements. Bo also unpacks his three P's for creating persuasive rhetoric and how to effectively rebut someone else’s claims. We end our conversation with how to determine when it’s worth getting into a particular argument and when it's better to walk away. Resources Related to the Podcast -------------------------------- --- [AoM series on Rhetoric 101] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/classical-rhetoric-101-an-introduction/) --- [The Winston Churchill Guide to Public Speaking] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/guide-to-public-speaking/) --- [The Art of Rhetoric] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140445102/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0140445102&linkCode=as2&tag=stucosuccess&linkId=FSXA3GZUT5SFDAZ4) by Aristotle --- [AoM Podcast #639: Why You Should Learn the Lost Art of Rhetoric] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/advice/podcast-639-why-you-should-learn-the-lost-art-of-rhetoric/) --- [AoM Podcast #799: Getting Along Is Overrated] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/relationships/podcast-799-getting-along-is-overrated/) Connect With Bo Seo ------------------- --- [Bo's Website] (https://www.helloboseo.com/) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2022/06/71BS1qDvLTL.jpeg) ... Read more

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44 MINS

44:21

Yesterday


#830

The Fascinating Life of America's Forgotten Founding Father

The 18th century doctor, civic leader, and renaissance man Benjamin Rush was one of the youngest signers of the Declaration of Independence, edited and named Thomas Paine's Common Sense, implemented medical practices that helped the Continental Army win the Revolutionary War, made sure Benjamin Franklin attended the Constitutional Convention, and shaped the medical and political landscape of the newly formed United States. Yet despite his outsized influence, the varied and interesting life he led, and the close relationships he had with other founding fathers like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, Rush is hardly remembered today. That's because of just how close his relationship with those other founders was. Rush was a personal physician to them and their families, and after his death, they suppressed his legacy, not wanting the intimate and unflattering details he had recorded in his letters and journals to be publicized. In fact, his memoir was considered too dangerous to be published and wasn't found for nearly 150 years. My guest will re-introduce us to this forgotten figure. His name is Stephen Fried, and he's the author of [Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father] (https://amzn.to/3A2giRv) . Today on the show, Stephen takes us through Rush's fascinating life, from his self-made rise out of inauspicious childhood, to how he was able to reconcile an estranged Jefferson and Adams before his death, and what Stephen has learned from studying a character who lived through very fraught and not totally unfamiliar times. ... Read more

27 Jun 2022

56 MINS

56:54

27 Jun 2022


#829

How to Develop Greater Self-Awareness

95% of people say that they're self-aware. But only 10-15% of people actually are. As my guest today says, that means "on a good day, 80% of us are lying to ourselves about how much we're lying to ourselves" and this blind spot can have big repercussions for our success and happiness.  Her name is [Tasha Eurich] (https://www.tashaeurich.com/) , and she's an organizational psychologist and the author of [Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525573941/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0525573941&linkCode=as2&tag=stucosuccess&linkId=FSXA3GZUT5SFDAZ4) . Tasha kicks off our conversation by arguing that our level of self-awareness sets the upper limit of our individual effectiveness and that self-awareness can be developed and is truly the meta skill of the 21st century. She then unpacks what it is you know about yourself when you possess self-awareness, how there are two types of this knowledge, internal and external, and how you can have one without the other. Tasha then outlines the seven pillars of self-awareness, the barriers to getting insights into them --  including falling into the cult of self -- and how these barriers can be overcome, including asking yourself a daily check-in question. We then discuss how two of the most common methods for gaining self-knowledge -- introspection and journaling -- can in fact backfire and how to do them more effectively by asking yourself what instead of why, and actually journaling less instead of more. We also get into why you should be an in-former, rather than a me-former on social media, how to become more mindful without meditation, and how to solicit and handle feedback from other people, including holding something called the "Dinner of Truth." If reading this in an email, click the title of the post to listen to the show. Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast --- [The Science of Insights] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/podcast-112-the-science-of-insights-with-dr-gary-klein/) --- [How to Get More "Aha" Insights] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/podcast-530-how-to-get-more-aha-insights/) --- [Define Your Core Values] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-1-define-your-core-values/) --- [7 Habits of Highly Effective People] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/7-habits-covey-interview/) --- [You Need a Reset Day] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/need-reset-day/) --- [Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/health-fitness/health/podcast-614-get-out-of-your-mind-and-into-your-life/) --- [Why I Stopped Journaling] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/why-i-stopped-journaling/) --- [4 Questions That Will Crush the Fear of Missing Out] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/fighting-fomo-4-questions-that-will-crush-the-fear-of-missing-out/) --- [How to Get Better at Taking Feedback] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/podcast-246-get-better-taking-feedback/) --- [Insight Quiz] (https://www.insight-book.com/quiz) ![insight book cover by tasha eurich.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/09/insight.jpg) Connect With Tasha [Tasha's website] (https://www.tashaeurich.com/) [Tasha on Twitter] (https://twitter.com/tashaeurich) Listen to the Podcast! (And don’t forget to leave us a review!) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-apple-podcasts.jpg)![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/overcast-1.png)![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/spotify.png)![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-on-stitcher.png)![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-google-podcasts.png)   ... Read more

22 Jun 2022

51 MINS

51:01

22 Jun 2022


#828

Chef-Vetted Answers to Your Cooking FAQs

In your quest to become a better home chef, you probably find yourself wondering things like: What potato should I use in this recipe? How much salt should I put in this dish? Am I even making spaghetti right? But then you forget to Google the answer to your question, or if you do, you feel overwhelmed by the number of opinions out there. Well, my guest will cut through that noise and answer some of your cooking FAQs once and for all. His name is Daniel Holzman and he's a chef and the co-author, along with Matt Rodbard, of [Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts] (https://amzn.to/3N6kD9t) . Today on the show, Daniel will offer his advice on whether the kind of onion and potato you use in a recipe matters, and whether it's okay to use frozen vegetables. He explains why you should be less worried about getting foodborne illnesses from meat, and the type of food that's more likely to make you sick. Daniel offers the lowdown on salt, including how to figure out exactly how much you need in a dish; when to use the convection bake function on your oven; his recommendations for the best frying pan and chef's knife; the secrets to making perfect spaghetti, scrambled eggs, and steak; and plenty of other tips as well. Resources Related to the Podcast -------------------------------- ---Daniel's restaurants: ------ [The Meatball Shop] (https://www.themeatballshop.com/) ------ [Danny Boy's Famous Original Pizza] (https://www.dannyboysfamousoriginalpizza.com/) --- [AoM Article: The Best Way to Salt Meat] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/living/food-drink/the-best-way-to-salt-meat/) --- [All-Clad 10-Inch Frying Pan] (https://amzn.to/3HoYOAs) --- [Wusthof Classic 10" Chef's Knife] (https://amzn.to/3QmbjRx) --- [Victorinox 8" Chef's Knife] (https://amzn.to/3MNl4oJ) --- [AoM Article: Cooking With Cast Iron] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/living/food-drink/cast-iron-cooking/) --- [Video of Daniel Making Honey Boo Boo's "Sketti"] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofXvU-tijnk) --- [AoM Article: How to Make James Bond Scrambled Eggs] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/living/food-drink/how-to-make-james-bond-scrambled-eggs/) --- [AoM Article: Grilling the Perfect Steak] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/living/food-drink/grilling-the-perfect-steak/) Connect with Daniel Holzman --------------------------- --- [Food IQ Website] (https://www.foodiq.co/) --- [Daniel on Twitter] (https://twitter.com/chefholzman) --- [Daniel on IG] (https://www.instagram.com/chefholzman/) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2022/06/81-V7skoi6L.jpeg) ... Read more

20 Jun 2022

48 MINS

48:43

20 Jun 2022


#827

The Secrets to Booking Cheap Flights

Travel can offer a lot of good: memory-making adventure, mind-expanding experiences, and plenty of fun and relaxation. It's not surprising then that most people say they'd like to travel more than they do. What's keeping them from fulfilling that desire? Well, one obstacle, especially these days, is that the high price of plane tickets puts flying out of reach. My guest today can help you surmount this obstacle so you can get away more often. His name is Scott Keyes, and he's the founder of Scott's Cheap Flights and the author of [Take More Vacations: How to Search Better, Book Cheaper, and Travel the World] (https://amzn.to/3aYYOes) . Today on the show, Scott shares how scoring cheap flights can help you travel more often, the advantages of taking more frequent vacations, and the psychological benefit of planning your trips well in advance. We then get into the misconceptions people have about ticket pricing. From there we turn to Scott's strategies for booking cheap flights, beginning with why he recommends adopting a "Flight First" rather than "Destination First" approach. Scott shares the "Goldilocks" time window when cheap flights are most likely to pop up, the benefits of building flexibility into your itinerary, the days that are typically cheapest to fly, and his favorite search site to look for flights. He also explains how to use the 24-hour rule and Southwest Airlines as arbitrage in getting better prices on your tickets, and how to employ what he calls the "Greek Islands Strategy" to save money when flying internationally. We end our conversation with how to take advantage of "mistake fares," and whether the high prices you're seeing this summer are here to stay. Connect With Scott Keyes ------------------------ --- [Scott's Cheap Flights] (https://scottscheapflights.com/) --- [Scott on Twitter] (https://twitter.com/smkeyes) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2022/06/81HJDExK6vL.jpeg) ... Read more

16 Jun 2022

57 MINS

57:14

16 Jun 2022


#826

How to Turn a Boy Into a Man

A lot of young men today struggle in finding their footing in adulthood. They feel lost, directionless, and unsure of who they are and how to confidently and competently navigate the world. Part of the reason for this is that most young men today lack something which was once a part of nearly every culture in the world, but has now almost entirely disappeared: a rite of passage. My guest today didn't want his son to flounder on the way to maturity, nor to miss out on having an initiation into manhood, so he set out to create a 6-year journey for him that would help him move from boy to man. His name is Jon Tyson, and he's the author of [The Intentional Father: A Practical Guide to Raise Sons of Courage and Character] (https://amzn.to/3MFNfWM) . Today on the show, Jon unpacks the components of the years-long journey into manhood he created for his son, beginning with how he brainstormed those components by doing "The Day Your Son Leaves Home" exercise. We then discuss how old Jon's son was when he started his rite of passage and why it began with him having a "severing dinner" with his mom. We get into what his rite of passage consisted of, from the kickoff ceremony to the challenges, experiences, trips, and daily rituals Jon used to impart values and teach his son the "5 Shifts of Manhood." Jon shares how moving his son's focus from being a good man, to being good at being a man, helped him get remotivated to continue the process, why his rite of passage included a gap year after high school, and how Jon celebrated the end of his son's journey into becoming a man. We also discuss whether Jon did something similar with his daughter. We end our conversation with some key principles any dad can use to start intentionally helping their kids become well-rounded individuals who can confidently step out on their own and into the world. Resources Related to the Podcast -------------------------------- --- [AoM Article: The Importance of Fathers] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/fatherhood/the-importance-of-fathers-according-to-science/) --- [AoM Article: The Importance of Male Rites of Passage] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/advice/coming-of-age-the-importance-of-male-rites-of-passage/) --- [AoM Article: Male Rites of Passage From Around the World] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/male-rites-of-passage-from-around-the-world/) --- [AoM Article & Podcast: Man’s Need for Ritual] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/advice/the-rites-of-manhood-mans-need-for-ritual/) --- [AoM Series on the origins, elements, and future of manhood] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/the-3-ps-of-manhood-protect/) --- [AoM Article: The 7 Habits — Begin With the End in Mind] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/habits/the-7-habits-begin-with-the-end-in-mind/) --- [AoM Article: The 3 Families Every Young Man Needs to Grow Up Well] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/family/the-3-families-every-young-man-needs-to-grow-up-well/) --- [James Hollis] (http://www.jameshollis.net/) --- [AoM Article: Carry the Fire] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/fatherhood/carry-the-fire/) --- [Art of Manliness' Carry the Fire Zippo Lighter] (https://store.artofmanliness.com/products/carry-the-fire-zippo-lighter) --- [AoM Article: What Is Manliness?] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/advice/what-is-manliness/) --- [AoM Podcast #527 With Richard Rohr] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/male-spirituality-richard-rohr/) --- [The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip and Dan Heath] (https://amzn.to/397Yidv) --- [The Way of Men by Jack Donovan] (https://amzn.to/3aOmy56) --- [AoM Podcast #49 With Jack Donovan] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/manly-lessons/the-art-of-manliness-podcast-episode-49-the-way-of-men-with-jack-donovan/) --- [AoM Series on the Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/king-warrior-magician-lover-introduction/) --- [AoM Article: 100 Skills Every Man Should Know] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/skills/manly-know-how/100-skills-every-man-should-know/) --- [AoM Article: 80+ Quotes on Men & Manhood] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/advice/quotes-about-manliness/) Connect With Jon Tyson ---------------------- --- [Primal Path] (https://www.primalpath.co/) --- [Jon on Twitter] (https://twitter.com/JonTyson) --- [Jon on IG] (https://www.instagram.com/jontyson/?hl=en) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2022/06/IntentionalFatherCover.jpeg) ... Read more

13 Jun 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:50

13 Jun 2022


#825

Why We Like Puzzles, and What We Get From Them

Puzzles may seem like fairly pedestrian pastimes — fun ways to while away a rainy afternoon. And while they certainly do make for satisfying diversions, my guest would say they're also more than that, and can teach us plenty about life as well. His name is A.J. Jacobs, and he's the author of [The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life] (https://amzn.to/3aK6ocY) . Today on the show, A.J. explains what makes a puzzle a puzzle, and why we're drawn to them and enjoy them so much. We then discuss the charm of certain puzzles, from crosswords and Rubik's Cubes, to jigsaws and mazes. Along the way, we discuss some of the strategies behind solving these puzzles, and how these strategies can help you become an all-around better thinker and decision maker, and better at navigating the puzzling dilemmas of life itself. Resources Related to the Podcast -------------------------------- --- [A.J.'s previous appearance on the podcast — Episode #53: Experimenting With Your Life] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/art-of-manliness-podcast-53-experimenting-with-your-life-with-a-j-jacobs/) --- [Maki Kaji — the father of Sudoku] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maki_Kaji) --- [AoM Article: The Best Riddles for Kids] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/family/riddles-for-kids/) --- [A.J.'s wife's scavenger hunt company, Watson Adventures] (https://watsonadventures.com/) --- [Wordplay] (https://amzn.to/3teZimT) --- [The Great Vermont Corn Maze] (https://www.vermontcornmaze.com/) --- [Tanya Khovanova's Math Blog] (https://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/) --- [Kryptos — art sculpture with encrypted code on the grounds of the CIA] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryptos) --- [Apophenia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apophenia) --- [Sunday Firesides: Take It Bird by Bird] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/advice/sunday-firesides-take-it-bird-by-bird/) Connect With A.J. Jacobs ------------------------ --- [A.J.'s Website] (https://ajjacobs.com/) --- [A.J. on Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ajjacobs?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2022/06/Puzzler_front_cover-768x1159-1.png) ... Read more

08 Jun 2022

46 MINS

46:25

08 Jun 2022


#824

The Surprising Science Behind Building Stronger Relationships

We've all heard by now just how important strong relationships are to our health and well-being. But a lot of the common advice and conventional wisdom out there about how to build stronger relationships doesn't end up taking us closer to that goal. My guest today has spent years sorting through what really builds better friendships, reignites love, and helps people get closer to others, and he shares these research-backed insights in his new book: [Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong] (https://amzn.to/38STg4D) . Eric shares what he's learned today on the show, beginning with why we're good at figuring out someone's personality from the moment we meet them, but bad at reading their thoughts and feelings, and how to get better at the latter by making other people more readable, as well as how to make a better first impression yourself. We then turn to what makes friendship a unique relationship that makes us uniquely happy, and the two "costly signals" that most develop friendship. We also get into why friends we feel ambivalent about are actually worse for us than outright enemies. We spend the last part of our conversation on how the modern age is both the worst and the best time for marriage, and how the key to ensuring that yours is one of the happiest in history is maintaining positive sentiment override. Resources Related to the Podcast -------------------------------- --- [Eric's previous appearance on the show: #322 — Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/advice/podcast-322-common-success-advice-gets-wrong/) --- [AoM Article & Podcast: Why Your First Impression Matters] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/surprising-importance-first-impression/) --- [AoM Podcast: #567: Understanding the Wonderful, Frustrating Dynamic of Friendship] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/relationships/podcast-567-understanding-the-wonderful-frustrating-dynamic-of-friendship/) --- [How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie] (https://amzn.to/3wTJyHb) --- [AoM Podcast #772: How Long Does It Take to Make Friends?] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/relationships/how-long-does-it-take-to-make-friends-podcast/) --- [Arthur Aron's 36 Questions That Lead to Love] (https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/style/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.html) --- [The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work by Eli Finkel] (https://amzn.to/38VuxfW) ---AoM Articles: [Why the Secret of a Happy, Successful Marriage Is Treating It Like a Bank Account] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/family/secret-happy-successful-marriage-treating-like-bank-account/) and [The Best Ways to Fund Your Relationship Bank Account] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/family/best-ways-fund-relationship-bank-account/) --- [AoM Article & Podcast: How and Why to Hold a Weekly Marriage Meeting] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/people/family/how-and-why-to-hold-a-weekly-marriage-meeting/) Connect With Eric Barker ------------------------ --- [Eric's Website] (https://bakadesuyo.com/) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2022/06/71NTsEFIJuL.jpeg) ... Read more

06 Jun 2022

46 MINS

46:05

06 Jun 2022


#823

What Nietzsche Can Teach Us About Joyful Living in a Tech-Saturated World

Friedrich Nietzsche is famous for espousing a philosophy that may be a help in wrestling with existential angst and finding meaning in life. My guest would say that Nietzsche’s philosophy may also be useful for figuring out something else: how to have a healthy relationship with modern technology. His name is Nate Anderson and he’s the author of  [In Emergency, Break Glass: What Nietzsche Can Teach Us About Joyful Living in a Tech-Saturated World] (https://www.amazon.com/Emergency-Break-Glass-Nietzsche-Tech-Saturated-ebook/dp/B09KMFRR51?crid=2LHSAO9Y074CD&keywords=in+emergency+break+glass+nate+anderson&qid=1654096275&sprefix=in+emrgency,aps,138&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=stucosuccess-20&linkId=27afa4379b8b034fd32ddf6e4483f9dd&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl) . Today on the show, Nate, who’s a deputy editor at the website Ars Technica, shares how someone who grew up loving technology and has spent his career writing about it, reached a point where he felt disenchanted with its effects on his life, and why he turned to the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche for insights on how to approach tech more fruitfully. We then turn to the way tech has made life too safe, easy, and frictionless, and how Nietzschean goals, asceticism, and creative, self-overcoming exertion can help us find deeper fulfillment. Nate unpacks four Nietzsche-inspired guidelines for information consumption, the importance of the physical body in thinking and feeling, and our need to embrace greater Dionysian energy and perhaps live a bit more dangerously.    Resources Related to the Podcast -------------------------------- --- [AoM Article: A Primer on Friedrich Nietzsche — His Life and Philosophical Style] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/knowledge-of-men/friedrich-nietzsche-biography/) --- [AoM Article: Say Yes to Life — An Accessible Primer on Nietzsche’s Big Ideas] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/knowledge-of-men/a-primer-on-nietzsches-big-ideas/) --- [AoM Article: Nietzsche’s 66 Best Aphorisms] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/knowledge-of-men/nietzsches-66-best-aphorisms/) --- [AoM Podcast #480: Hiking With Nietzsche] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/knowledge-of-men/podcast-480-hiking-with-nietzsche/) --- [AoM Article: Solvitur Ambulando — It Is Solved By Walking] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/advice/solvitur-ambulando-it-is-solved-by-walking/) --- [AoM Podcast #215: Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction (With Matthew Crawford)] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/podcast-215-becoming-an-individual-in-an-age-of-distraction/) --- [AoM Podcast #796: The Life We’re Looking For] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/podcast/the-life-were-looking-for-podcast/) --- [Twilight Zone episode “A Nice Place to Visit”] (https://amzn.to/3yVgXDQ) Connect With Nate Anderson -------------------------- --- [Nate on Ars Technica] (https://arstechnica.com/author/nate-anderson/) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2022/06/nietcover.jpeg) Listen to the Podcast! (And don’t forget to leave us a review!) --------------------------------------------------------------- ![Apple Podcast.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-apple-podcasts.jpg)![Overcast.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/overcast-1.png)![Spotify.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/spotify.png)![Stitcher.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-on-stitcher.png)![Google Podcast.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-google-podcasts.png) [Listen to the episode on a separate page.] (https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/the-humble-heroics-of-four-of-wwiis-most-decorated-soldiers) [Download this episode.] (https://stitcher.simplecastaudio.com/1f63112c-076a-4aa7-8021-e8cbcdb2cafe/episodes/5e77ca29-809a-4225-9bf6-00df71ed095d/audio/128/default.mp3?awCollectionId=1f63112c-076a-4aa7-8021-e8cbcdb2cafe&awEpisodeId=5e77ca29-809a-4225-9bf6-00df71ed095d) [Subscribe to the podcast in the media player of your choice.] (https://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/6081eee7-c459-4e12-a1ab-aadc000fc4a7/413a6904-4d72-4be8-9421-aadc000fc4ba/podcast.rss) Listen ad-free on [Stitcher Premium] (https://www.stitcherpremium.com/) ; get a free month when you use code “manliness” at checkout. Podcast Sponsors ---------------- [Click here to see a full list of our podcast sponsors.] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/podcast-sponsors/) Transcript Coming Soon ---------------------- ... Read more

01 Jun 2022

46 MINS

46:53

01 Jun 2022


#822

The Humble Heroics of Four of WWII's Most Decorated Soldiers

The Medal of Honor is the military's highest and most prestigious decoration and is awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces who "distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." During World War II, no U.S. unit would produce more Medal of Honor recipients than the Army's Third Infantry Division, and my guest profiles four of those recipients — Maurice Britt, Michael Daly, Keith Ware, and the famous Audie Murphy — in his new book [Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II] (https://amzn.to/3N3Jag0) . Today on the show, Alex explains how the prodigiousness of the Third Infantry Division was due to effective leadership, and the sheer fact that they were in combat so long, serving from the very beginning of the war in Europe to its very end. We then get into the stories of Britt, Daly, Ware, and Murphy, unpacking their varied backgrounds, how they earned their Medals of Honor — and many more decorations besides — and what their lives were like after the war. We end our conversation with what Alex has personally taken away from the stories of these brave men. Resources Related to the Podcast -------------------------------- --- [Third Infantry Division] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Infantry_Division_(United_States)) --- [Maurice Britt's Medal of Honor Citation] (https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/maurice-lee-footsie-britt) --- [Michael Daly's Medal of Honor Citation] (https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/michael-j-daly) --- [Keith Ware's Medal of Honor Citation] (https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/keith-l-ware) --- [Audie Murphy's Medal of Honor Citation] (https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/audie-l-murphy) --- [AoM Article: Lessons in Manliness from Byron “Whizzer” White] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/manly-lessons/lessons-in-manliness-from-byron-whizzer-white/) --- [General Alexander Patch] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Patch) ---Audie Murphy's To Hell and Back — [the book] (https://amzn.to/3PAqt57) and [film] (https://amzn.to/3wH7xsX) Connect With Alex Kershaw ------------------------- --- [Alex's Website] (https://alexkershaw.com/) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2022/05/81IXmHZPorL.jpeg) Listen to the Podcast! (And don’t forget to leave us a review!) --------------------------------------------------------------- ![Apple Podcast.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-apple-podcasts.jpg)![Overcast.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/overcast-1.png)![Spotify.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/spotify.png)![Stitcher.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-on-stitcher.png)![Google Podcast.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-google-podcasts.png) [Listen to the episode on a separate page.] (https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/how-to-get-your-anger-under-control) [Download this episode.] (https://stitcher.simplecastaudio.com/1f63112c-076a-4aa7-8021-e8cbcdb2cafe/episodes/34b47544-4650-4392-b667-1044d13271d3/audio/128/default.mp3?awCollectionId=1f63112c-076a-4aa7-8021-e8cbcdb2cafe&awEpisodeId=34b47544-4650-4392-b667-1044d13271d3) [Subscribe to the podcast in the media player of your choice.] (https://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/6081eee7-c459-4e12-a1ab-aadc000fc4a7/413a6904-4d72-4be8-9421-aadc000fc4ba/podcast.rss) Listen ad-free on [Stitcher Premium] (https://www.stitcherpremium.com:443/) ; get a free month when you use code "manliness" at checkout. ... Read more

30 May 2022

53 MINS

53:40

30 May 2022


#821

How to Get Your Anger Under Control

When you look back on the moments you regret most in your life, a fair number of them likely involved you being angry. And if these cringe-inducing, life- and relationship-damaging moments happen more often than you'd like, then it's time to start thinking about how to get a handle on your anger. My guest today offers help in that process. His name is Dr. Chip Tafrate, and he's a clinical psychologist, a professor of criminology and criminal justice, and the co-author, along with Howard Kassinove, of [Anger Management for Everyone: Ten Proven Strategies to Help You Control Anger and Live a Happier Life] (https://amzn.to/3lJbKqR) . Chip walks us through what anger is, how it's distinctive from aggression, and how it can be both destructive and healthy. We then get into some of the strategies Chip recommends for managing your anger so it stays in that latter zone, including making changes to your lifestyle, avoiding anger-inducing triggers, reframing your thoughts, and doing anger exposure therapy. Resources Related to the Podcast -------------------------------- --- [Anger Management for Any Situation — Chip and Howard's Udemy course] (https://www.udemy.com/course/anger-management-for-any-situation-10-ways-to-control-anger/#instructor-1) --- [AoM podcast #614 with Steven Hayes on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/health-fitness/health/podcast-614-get-out-of-your-mind-and-into-your-life/) --- [AoM Podcast #489: How to Get a Handle on Your Anger] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/how-to-deal-with-anger/) --- [AoM Article: How Reframing Builds Resilience] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/reframing-for-resilience/) --- [AoM Article: The Virtuous Life — Tranquility] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/the-virtuous-life-tranquility/) Connect With Dr. Chip Tafrate ----------------------------- --- [Chip's faculty page at CCSU] (https://www2.ccsu.edu/faculty/TafrateR) ![image] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2022/05/61rlC-O6W3L.jpeg) Listen to the Podcast! (And don’t forget to leave us a review!) --------------------------------------------------------------- ![Apple Podcast.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-apple-podcasts.jpg)![Overcast.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/overcast-1.png)![Spotify.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/spotify.png)![Stitcher.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-on-stitcher.png)![Google Podcast.] (https://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2020/02/listen-google-podcasts.png) [Listen to the episode on a separate page.] (https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/genius-courage-and-betrayal-in-the-search-for-the-source-of-the-nile) [Download this episode.] (https://stitcher.simplecastaudio.com/1f63112c-076a-4aa7-8021-e8cbcdb2cafe/episodes/79084a58-192f-4033-8560-defc5aacc76d/audio/128/default.mp3?awCollectionId=1f63112c-076a-4aa7-8021-e8cbcdb2cafe&awEpisodeId=79084a58-192f-4033-8560-defc5aacc76d) [Subscribe to the podcast in the media player of your choice.] (https://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/6081eee7-c459-4e12-a1ab-aadc000fc4a7/413a6904-4d72-4be8-9421-aadc000fc4ba/podcast.rss) Listen ad-free on [Stitcher Premium] (https://www.stitcherpremium.com:443/) ; get a free month when you use code "manliness" at checkout. Podcast Sponsors ---------------- [Click here to see a full list of our podcast sponsors.] (https://www.artofmanliness.com/podcast-sponsors/) ... Read more

25 May 2022

45 MINS

45:33

25 May 2022