Deep Dive

A podcast of the ”warm philosophy” genre, the Deep Dive podcast features open and articulate guests talking about an idea that proved to be conducive to their wellbeing, tracing its origins and sharing insights and their applications.

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Monday Jul 11, 2022

Deep Hanging Out is about taking the time to discuss a topic important to both sides at length and in depth. This series came to be as Catherine and I both raised questions to one another about Community.In this 2nd part, the theme is The Dark Side of Community (*shivers*). We hope you enjoy and find what to take away with you!   Follow Catherine on Twitter: @chwoodiwiss Follow me on Twitter: @Deep_Dive_Pod | @EyalShay2

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

In this conversation we discussed the concept of Ambition, which Étienne covered in this wonderful essay We discussed each of our conceptions of it, then ways to keep it at a healthy level on both the individual and societal levels. Key concepts in this conversation include rejection, doing well, achievement, fitting in socially, and more.   Follow Étienne on Twitter: @etiennefd | Substack: Follow Patricia on Twitter: @PHurducas | Projects: Follow me on Twitter: @Deep_Dive_Pod | @EyalShay2

Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

Deep Hanging Out is about taking the time to discuss a topic important to both sides at length and in depth. This series came to be as Catherine and I both raised questions to one another about Community.Society vs. Individual is the theme of this first conversation (out of 4). We hope you enjoy and find what to take away with you!   Follow Catherine on Twitter: @chwoodiwiss Follow me on Twitter: @Deep_Dive_Pod | @EyalShay2

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

In this deeply personal conversation Mattias and I shared experiences related to emotional hardship, detachment, and struggles. Of course, we went on to share the successes we've had with dealing with these on our way to living well (work in progress).   Follow Mattias on Twitter: @MattiasInSpace | Substack: Follow Danielle on Twitter: @StageJoy | Website: Follow me on Twitter: @Deep_Dive_Pod | @EyalShay2

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

This conversation with Dashiell was immensely encouraging as an independent podcaster. We discussed the virtue of patience and one specific application of it in the field of bootstrapped operations. We also discussed fame, success, popularity, and more. Enjoy!   Follow Dashiell and WishTender on Twitter: @dashbarkhuss | @WishTender Follow me on Twitter: @Deep_Dive_Pod | @EyalShay2

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

One powerful predictor of success in relationships is both sides' ability to take responsibility and embrace agency. Katrina shared her experience of emphasizing this to herself, and we discussed various aspects of taking responsibility, including education, individual wellbeing, knowing when to walk away from a relationship, and taking too much responsibility.   Follow Katrina on Twitter: @Katrinadlc Follow me on Twitter: @Deep_Dive_Pod | @EyalShay2

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

Luke and I went beyond pointing out the obvious, hopefully, regarding this ancient teacher designed to keep us alive. What happens when pain becomes chronic, and what are some reasons that cause it to be? What can we do to alleviate our pain and make sure we don't pass it down to our children? We touched on many topics that arose from the journey Luke generously and openly shared with me. We mentioned Dr. Gabor Maté and Alex Howard, too.Follow Luke on Twitter: @LukeAymon Website:  

Thursday Jun 02, 2022

Choices, choices, choices... They can be exciting, terrifying, joyful, stressful, or too trivial to worry about. So, what should we be thinking about when making a choice, and what are some things we could incorporate into our decision-making process? Bianca and I touched on various topics, including serendipity, forgiveness, regret, free-will, and more.   Follow Bianca on Twitter: @BiancaWelds Visit her website:

Thursday May 26, 2022

Returning guests Brooke Bowman and Reddy2Go have something in common: They lived in situations that most of us are terrified of. Life on the street is alien to most of us, and I wanted to know more about it in the context of living well - is it even possible to live well without so much of the material and security we're used to having?   Follow Reddy on Twitter and his website: @Reddy2Go | Follow Brooke on Twitter: @gptbrooke

Thursday May 19, 2022

Nick's eloquence is top-notch, so it's fitting we talked about communication and performance. How do sports coaches send out athletes to perform with the best preparation? And what is the way to transfer this skill to life in general? I had been looking forward to this conversation for a while, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Follow Nick on Twitter: @NickWinkelman Visit his website (and book):

Thursday May 12, 2022

This passionate conversation with Nicholas started with thinking about the implications of The Overview Effect and moved on to considering the pendulum swing that follows. How do we keep the big picture in mind and stay grounded at the same time?   Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @ESpacewalk Eclectic Spacewalk website:

Thursday May 05, 2022

Why is Good Enough not Good in the minds of many? This question bothered me and prompted me to think about some of the ways we stand in our own path to wellbeing. Together with Tesho I explored this tendency and tried to break down the reasons for thinking we always need to be better or have better things.   Follow Tesho on Twitter: @Tesho13 Follow me on Twitter: @EyalShay2

Thursday Apr 28, 2022

In which Brooke recounted the background story that led her to the concept of Scaling Up: Identify what makes you feel well, and make efforts to create a habit (addiction?) out of it while trying to help others do the same. Brooke's recent foray into the world of community organization is a great example of putting a theory into practice.   Follow Brooke on Twitter: @gptbrooke Follow Vibe Camp on Twitter: @tpotvibecamp

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

Do you know the feeling when you meet somebody who understands a lot of what you're going through? That's how I feel about Simon who, like me, has been on journey of self-discovery and self-expression after leaving his lucrative job at Twitch 3 years ago. This episode is about a wholesome concept Simon has come up with during this latest period of soul-tending. Now, Simon presents: The VillageRead about The Village on Simon's Substack! Follow Simon on Twitter:

Thursday Apr 14, 2022

Nikolaus is back with more insights! Stories don't just entertain us, they have the power to shape who we are, and we have the power to shape the world around. Being able to author the stories that do the most good for you is, indeed, important for living well. We shared the stories that impacted us and discussed the mechanics behind beneficial storytelling. During the conversation we mentioned The Last Samurai, Kurt Vonnegut, personal mythology, sense-making, aesthetics, agency, and many more topics.   Follow Nikolaus on Twitter: @sissiphys Website:

Thursday Apr 07, 2022

Living well hinges on doing what is good for you, says Anna, and I couldn't agree more. Understanding your innate preferences, tendencies, and propensities is key when trying to go from a one-size-fits-all type of life to a bespoke one. We discussed career choices, the cost of changing course mid-life, trusting yourself, and much more. Follow Anna on Twitter: @TheAnnaGat Join an Interintellect salon to connect with intelligent and friendly people from around the world:

Thursday Mar 31, 2022

The serenity prayer calls for the wisdom to distinguish between things we can and cannot change. But what is this wisdom, and is it actually possible to always be right? This conversation with Kate centered on techniques and framings to live well in a world that is inconvenient at best and unfair at worst. Some topics that came up were Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man, the indifferent universe, stoicism and CBT, and much more.Follow Kate on Twitter: @kate_hammer Website:

Thursday Mar 24, 2022

Steph sat with me to discuss work - professional as well as creative - and how to be constant in doing it. It's easy to to think your way into a rut when considering all the things that could go wrong or not go at all, but if we are to feel realized we must find a way to channel our creativity to create something. Our conversation touched on creativity, lifestyle design, inspiration, goal-setting, criteria for success, and more.   Follow Steph on twitter: @stephsmithio Website:

Thursday Mar 17, 2022

Easily a personal favorite, this conversation with Dave touched on a lot of subjects and ideas close to my heart. Dave's story begins with an almost whimsical decision to move to a yacht for (initially) 2 years, and continues with his discovery and further exploration of Intuition. Apart from elucidating what Dave means when he says intuition, our conversation touched on attention, living well, body-mind-fulness practices, neuroscience, and snakes moving through terrain. Enjoy!   Follow Dave on Twitter: His Website:

Thursday Mar 10, 2022

Paul and I discussed what it means to be a good teacher and the art of improv theater. You'll readily recognize my enthusiasm as I tried in real time to find all the ways in which improv is like life itself and ask Paul more and more questions as I was getting sold on the idea of starting to experiment with improv theater myself. Some of the topics that came up during the conversation were: Flow, discovery & decisions, being comfortable with uncertainty, action-bias, having a generous mindset, and more. Enjoy!Follow Paul on YouTube and Instagram Buy his Book, The Triangle of the Scene

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