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The Variety Show with Michael and Robert

The Variety Show with Michael and Robert

By Michael
Curious minds; Curious Conversations
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013 - In The Workplace: Millennials, Joy & Working More by Working Less + How We Spend Our Days
.๐Ÿง 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! ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ 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 ๐ŸŽ Bonus links ๐Ÿ’ณ Credits Fact Checking - Albi Rong Catering - Aida Lot
51:30
May 06, 2022
012 - Creativity, Procrastinating, Telling a Great Story and Boring People
๐Ÿง 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) ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ 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) ๐ŸŽ Bonus links Jocko Podcast (link) ๐Ÿ’ณ Credits Fact Checking - Albi Rong Catering - Aida Lot
01:04:24
April 07, 2022
011 - On Memory, Meaning, Quitting and How to Make Your Soul Grow
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย 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). ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ 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) ๐ŸŽ Bonus links Man's Search for Meaning (link) Homer's Odyssey (link) 12 Rules for Life (link) ๐Ÿ’ณ Credits Albi Rong for fact checking
01:02:18
March 17, 2022
010 - A Special Guest, Limiting Beliefs, Gardening, & The Circle of Discomfort
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย 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 ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ References this episode: Limiting Beliefs โ€“ What They Do And How To Fix Them (link) Limiting Beliefs: What Are They And How Can You Overcome Them? (link) ๐ŸŽ Bonus links The Lefkoe Institute (link) Huberman Lab (link) ๐Ÿ’ณ Credits Albi Rong for fact checking
59:44
February 24, 2022
009 - Physics, Stoicism, & Environmentalism Oh My! Plus: When Did You Decide Who You Want to be?
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย 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! ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ 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) ๐ŸŽ Bonus links Wordle (link) Red Dot Design Awards (link) XKCD: Work (link) The Design of Everyday Things (link) Planning Fallacy (link) Atomic Habits (link) ๐Ÿ’ณ Credits Albi Rong for fact checking
01:10:21
February 10, 2022
008 - Toxic Positivity, Skipping Instagram, Fast Math and The State of The American Dream
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย 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). ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ 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) ๐ŸŽ Bonus links ๐Ÿ’ณ Credits Albi Rong for fact checking
01:04:48
January 20, 2022
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!
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜ณ) ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ 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) ๐ŸŽ Bonus links At Home Chef by Robert (link) How to Win at Fortnite According to Sun Tzu by Michael (link) ๐Ÿ’ณ Credits Albi Rong for fact checking
01:00:58
January 05, 2022
006b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย Welcome to the After Party where we sit down and dissect what we just recorded. ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link)
24:41
December 23, 2021
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'
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย 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! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ 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) ๐ŸŽ Bonus links Be Curious, Not Judgmental (link) Why You Are Better Off Dumb (By Michael!) (link) ๐Ÿ’ณ Credits Melissa, for the feedback on last episode Albi Rong for fact checking
01:25:23
December 23, 2021
005b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย Welcome to the After Party where we sit down and dissect what we just recorded. ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link)
16:50
December 09, 2021
005 - On Friendship, Sustaining Success, Sounding Confident (According to Grammar Experts) and...tires?
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย On Friendship, Sustaining Success, Sounding Confident (According to Grammar Experts) and...tires? Be sure to stick around for the after party! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ 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)
01:02:49
December 09, 2021
004b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย Welcome to the After Party where we sit down and dissect what we just recorded. ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link)
45:06
November 19, 2021
004 - What The Heck are NFTs??? (Also proof of steaks and space boots)
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย What the heck are NFTs??? (Also proof of steaks and space boots) Be sure to stick around for the after party! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) Our NFT (coming soon!) Robert's face NFT (link) โ“ References this episode: Blockchain 101 - A Visual Demo (link)ย  NFTs Explained in 4 Minutes (link)ย  NFT Explainer (link)ย  How EVE Online's Massive Virtual Wars Are Financed (link)ย  But How Does Bitcoin Actually Work? (link)ย  **This is not financial advice. We are sharing are personal thoughts purely for entertainment purposes.**
01:00:35
November 19, 2021
003b - #AfterParty, Robert & Michael Talk Shop
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย Welcome to the After Party where we sit down and dissect what we just recorded.ย  ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link)
39:22
November 06, 2021
003 - Media, On News Dieting, Negative Press, Media Manipulation and...mushroom bags?
๐Ÿง Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย Media, On News Dieting, Negative Press, Media Manipulation and...mushroom bags? Be sure to stick around for the after party! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ’Œ 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) ๐Ÿ’ฟ For more content: Check out our podcast page on Anchor (link) Check out Robert's blog (coming soon!) Check out Michael's blog (link) โ“ 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)
01:12:48
November 05, 2021
002 - Career, On Climbing the Ladder, Entrepreneurship & More
Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - ย 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
01:02:37
October 22, 2021
001 - Maiden Voyage, On The Dark Side of Charitable Giving, Perfectionism and Selfcare...oh and flexible work, too
Curious Minds; Curious Conversations - The dark side of charitable giving, perfectionism, self care and some stuff about flexible work, too. The Dark Secret Behind Those Omaze Giveaways (link) Why Perfectionism Will Destroy You and Everything You Love (link) Self Care Culture Has Become a Scam (link) The Rise of Flexible Work Hours And Telecommuting (link)
49:19
October 09, 2021