My podcast explores entertainment culture (nerd, pop, ect),self improvement and philosophy with a touch of whimsy and humor.

Show Notes:

  • Interpersonal conflict: Knowing is half the battle
  • What to do when your brain focuses in upon itself: breaking the inward spiral
  • 2 Nerds 1 Podcast!

Opening theme performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brain Cardany. Closing theme by Ben Folds Five "Do it anyway"

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Category:Self Help -- posted at: 8:53pm EST
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Show Notes:

  • Stuff from Engineering Luck
  • Confidence Theory
  • Here is the point of not only the chapter but the entire book: Strive for excellence in something you love.
  • Options lead to Safety leads to Comfort leads to Confidence
  • It is the little things that add up to.
  • Characterize: Write three things you are good at.
  • Characterize: Think of a situation in which you felt desperate and write down at least two options you might have had. If you can't come up with any, stop feeling bad about it! There was nothing else you could do.

Strive for excellence in something you love! (New ending phrase....I'm so excited!) Opening theme The 11th Doctor into Echano performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany! Ending theme Do it anyway by Ben Folds Five.

Direct download: WtNW_14.mp3
Category:Self Help -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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Show Notes:

  • From last week: The essence of last week's pod is the following: Give yourself a break, you are on a path of self-improvement. This path is full of hills and valleys. There are many bumps in the road so just keep going.
  • Characterize: Write three ridiculous "if-then" scenarios to strengthen decisions you've made.
  • Engineering Luck
  • Blind luck vs. Circumstantial Luck
  • Blind Luck is answering your front door to find a talking emu who brings you fortune and fame winning the lotto, having an event you didn't want to go to canceled due to bad weather
  • Circumstantial luck
  • YOU MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK
  • Characterize Write something that happened to you recently. Write one way it could be considered bad luck and one way it could be considered good luck, just to demonstrate how perception affects value. Write five "lucky" things that happened o you, then determine if they were blind luck or circumstantial luck.

Life is too short not to have joy so go out there and make stuff! Support the show by subscribing on iTunes and leaving a review. Thank you!

Direct download: WtNW_13.mp3
Category:Self Help -- posted at: 8:11pm EST
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Characterize!!
1. List 5 words that might be constructive default words:

2. Pick one that gibes with where you want to go and write it under name in your character  sheet.

Walking the Nerdist Way Pledge, Repeat after me or with me....I don't think I left much of a space for after...ooops.
"I will  believe that I deserve good things.  I will make it a habit of putting my artly creations out into the wild no matter what.  I will then be ahead of 98% of the people on this floating rock." Me & Chris Hardwick. (It's a work in progress.)

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Category:Self Help -- posted at: 4:00am EST
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Show Notes:

  • Characterize
  • What are some decisions you've been recently struggling with?
  • What are the pros and cons of both sides?
  • Scared is scared: http://t.co/f8VXqnmbFS

Opening Theme: Matt Smith's 11th Doctor Saying "I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes, the dreamer of improbable dreams." Malaguena performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany. Closing theme is "Do It Anyway" by Ben Folds Five. Walking the Nerdist Way Pledge, Repeat after me or with me....I don't think I left much of a space for after...ooops. "I will believe that I deserve good things. I will make it a habit of putting my artly creations out into the wild no matter what. I will then be ahead of 98% of the people on this floating rock." Me & Chris Hardwick. (It's a work in progress.) Webextras: http://wp.me/p2tSXK-kY

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Category:Self Help -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Matt Smith's 11th Doctor Saying "I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes, the dreamer of improbable dreams." Malaguena performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany. Closing theme is "Do It Anyway" by Ben Folds Five. "If you can believe you deserve good things and cultivate this skill of "putting yourself out there no matter what" you will be ahead of 98% of the people on this eroding rock." -Chris Hardwick

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Category:Self Help -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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I talk about my weird ideas about Nerdist at SF Sketchfest.

Cracked: 5 Things you can do now to make you smrt!: http://www.cracked.com/article_20393_5-things-you-can-do-right-now-to-become-instantly-smarter_p2.html 

"If you can believe you deserve good things and cultivate this skill of "putting yourself out there no matter what" you will be ahead of 98% of the people on this eroding rock." -Chris Hardwick Themes: Open up Wide performed by the University of Rhode Island Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany

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Category:Self Help -- posted at: 4:00am EST
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Walking the Nerdist Way Ep. 04: Your Brain Lies

Fun articles we can learn stuff from about change

"If you can believe you deserve good things and cultivate this skill of "putting yourself out there no matter what" you will be ahead of 98% of the people on this eroding rock." -Chris Hardwick

Themes: Open up Wide performed by the University of Rhode Island Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany Do it Anway by Ben Fold's Five. Please support the artist by picking up the single or album "The Sound of The Life of The Mind"

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Category:Self Help -- posted at: 8:10pm EST
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