141. Avi Loeb – Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

As the TIME’s magazine “most influential person in space”, Avi Loeb is at the forefront of all things interstellar. Avi is the longest standing chairman over the Harvard Black Hole Initiative, and has served as the lead advisor for space at the White House. Avi has spent the vast majority of his life studying the stars and pioneered research into the first stars that came into existence in our universe. Avi’s latest efforts have been focused on the young people, trying to motivate them to pursue their interests in the field of science and continue the ongoing research into the mystery of space.

Avi joins me this week to discuss his latest book, Extraterrestrial, and the amazing interstellar discovery that formed the foundation for it’s climb to number one on the New York Times Bestseller list. We discuss the possibility of alien life, and the possible source of the remarkable space anomaly Avi and his team discovered in 2017. Avi shares with me his passion for the sciences and his disagreement with the current trend of the community. He hopes to reshape the future of science, and has been focusing his recent efforts on motivating youth to pursue an interest in the universe around us.

“The study of science is meant to be a discussion with nature, not a monologue.”

This week on the School For Good Living Podcast:

  • We should all be focusing on furthering the human race as a whole
  • How they first identified the asteroid Oumuamua
  • The vast array of implications of such a discovery
  • The future of the science community
  • Inspiring a love of science in children
  • The enlightening lighting round from an interstellar perspective

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140. Roman Krznaric – The Good Ancestor: Long Term vs. Short Term Worlds

Roman Krznaric is the author of the book The Good Ancestor: A Radical Prescription for Long-Term Thinking, which shares six practical ways we can retrain our brains to be future-focused. He guides us on how we might shift our priorities to saving our planet and the quality of humanity beyond ourselves now. Roman is also the founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum, a founding faculty member at School of Life in London, and an empathy advisor to organizations including Oxfam and the United Nations. Both his book and life experiences offer advice on how to live in a way that impacts future generations for the better.

In this podcast, Roman shares his own life story and journey to discover the true importance of what it means to be a good ancestor and to think of future generations rather than only yourself. Listen as he shares his own personal experience and advice on how to live this out, how to set goals with the future in mind, and how to be a good ancestor.  

“We discover ourselves through looking outside ourselves; through outrospection as much as introspection.” –Roman Krznaric

This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • The purpose of life and how to live to the fullest
  • How Roman’s role as a gardener has taught him new things
  • The most important question of our time
  • Thoughts on being a good ancestor and what it means to look to the future
  • The importance of asking yourself what legacy you are leaving  
  • The inspiration behind Roman’s book and what he wants people to get out of it
  • What it means and looks like to colonize the future
  • Different ways to think long-term
  • How one person can make a difference
  • Chalk festivals and cultivating important rituals
  • How to incorporate younger generations into politics and citizen assemblies
  • The role of empathy in looking to the future
  • The importance of being interested in others and not just yourself
  • Roman’s favorite books and biggest influences
  • Some of Roman’s best travel hacks
  • How to build relationships
  • How to connect with Roman
  • Roman’s journey into writing and his current writing routine
  • Challenging and rewarding aspects of writing
  • Advice and encouragement for other writers
  • Roman talks about his TED Talk
  • Roman Gives some of his best writing tips

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